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​An RPA Road Test

Online Exclusives Rick Wright, CIA Apr 09, 2020

Internal auditors at a freight transportation company take robotic process automation for a test drive.

​Robotic process automation (RPA) has received a lot of attention lately for its ability to streamline processes and increase efficiency. Simply stated, RPA is the automation via virtual robots (bots) of computer-based tasks traditionally performed by people. RPA bots consist of software programs that mimic repetitive actions exactly the way a person would perform them.

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Rick Wright, CIA

Rick Wright, CIA is Director of Internal Audit at Yellow Corp., Overland Park, Kansas