How can Robotics-as-a-Service (RaaS) benefit your organization


How can Robotics-as-a-Service (RaaS) benefit your organization?

Is robotics as a service the future of your organization?

Robotics-as-a-Service can be seen as the combination of Shared services and digital transformations. Shared services have become increasingly more popular due to their convenience, cost-effectiveness and relative ease of implementation. Combining shared services and digital transformation gives opportunity to apply Robotics-as-a-Service within your organization. RaaS is gaining the same traction as traditional shared services did, but how can it benefit your organization?

Is Robotics-as-a-Service cloud-based RPA?

The term RaaS, Robotics-as-a-Service, is derived from the name that other services provide within the cloud such as Software as a Service (SaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS). The main goal that these cloud services have in common is the unburdening of the organization or end-user. For a standard fee per month or year, the provider ensures access to the service, making sure it is up-to-date and maintained with the latest security patches. In the case of Robotics-as-a-Service, it offers the combination cloud computing and shared services which can be enhanced with cognitive technology or artificial intelligence.

Example of how Robotics-as-a-Service works

With RaaS an implementation partner installs the infrastructure and software. To do so, an implementation partner analyzes the processes that need to be robotized and builds the robots to fit these needs. Once completed, they also manage the robots and conduct any maintenance work that might be necessary once the organization is using the robots.

As you pay a monthly or yearly fee to use RaaS, it means you are not required to make a large investment before being able to take advantage of the benefits of RaaS. The implantation partner ensures that the robots are available when needed and will analyze and optimize the automatization of the process. By using RaaS the organization is not required to have any RPA knowledge, but they can still profit from the possibilities it offers. Thanks to Robotics-as-a-Service, the barrier has been lowered for companies to try Robotic solution.

The advantages of Robotics-as-a-Service for your organization:

The reason why Businesses are increasingly more receptive for with RaaS because of its flexibility, scalability, and lower cost of entry than traditional robotics programs.

Although it is generally acknowledged that the implementation of Robotic processes is short and inexpensive compared to other technology solutions, the initial investment costs that is needed make it less accessible for smaller organizations. Especially if knowledge of Robotics is limited. This makes it difficult to make a business case as it requires a long term perspective towards robotics.
Using RaaS allows businesses of all sizes to benefit from robotics and automatization without the initial investment or knowledge on robotics and gives organizations the ability to scale up and down rapidly and easily in response to changing market conditions and client needs. What’s more is that companies are already comfortable with the “as-a-Service model, as many are already using the software as a service model.

In short, many companies in several industries are benefitting from RaaS. As other sectors realize uses for robots, RaaS lowers the barrier to entry for them to test out and experiment with robotic solutions.

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