Chris Zingalli has a nice piece on Robotic Process Automation for CPA firms on AccountingToday, including a concise use case for how it might be used in an audit application.
Through our parent, MResult, we’ve been doing RPA for awhile now using a product called UIPath. It’s an extremely useful technology but not a “magic bullet.” We look at it as one technique among many that all center around improving process, and “shifting to higher value work.” (more about that here.)
You can read the full AccountingToday article here: https://www.accountingtoday.com/opinion/the-challenge-for-cpa-firms-applying-rpa-in-the-real-world
Chris Shafer is Accsurant’s client solutions lead.