Businesses are constantly searching for ways to drive revenue, cut costs and increase efficiencies. There are many options that companies can leverage to achieve these goals but there is one in particular that is getting a tremendous amount of attention – RPA. Robotic Process Automation (RPA) is the new darling of IT and business leaders alike, but why? 

Over the last few years RPA solutions have evolved from niche technologies to critical enterprise platforms. Digital transformation and automation initiatives are fueling this massive growth and the investment community has taken notice. The potential industry growth is significant, with McKinsey & Company projecting the economic impact of RPA technology at $6.7 trillion by 2025. As a result, venture capitalists are pouring hundreds of millions of dollars into RPA-related startups. 

Yet, there are still significant misunderstandings around what RPA is and how it can be used to improve existing business processes. This guide will explain the origins of RPA, where it is today and what the future holds.