The Business Case for Robotic Process Automation in Capital Markets

Finadium
September 2017

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In capital markets, post-trade processes that are manual or semi-manual are an ongoing source of costs and operational risk. Regulators are focused on workflows and processes that involve high degrees of human intervention with the corresponding possibilities of error; operational managers are under pressure to reduce resource costs arising from manual staffing.

In an environment where compressed profit margins and general control remain high priorities, many approaches are being taken to increase automation. One of the most popular and potentially most expeditious approaches to these problems is Robotic Process Automation, or RPA.

The last two years have seen a proliferation of vendor products, internal developments and consultancy services centered on RPA. In this Fintech Capital Markets report we look at the fundamental nature of these technologies, their strengths and weaknesses, and build out a generic business case that supports their implementation.

This report should be read by operational managers, technology strategists and decision makers considering RPA solutions for increased automation and control over manual workflows.

This report is 17 pages with one exhibit.

TABLE OF CONTENTS
■ Executive Summary

■ Robotics vs. Existing Automation

■ Creating the Business Case
– How RPA Works: Components, Capabilities and Limitations

■ Matching the Business Process Problems to the RPA Solution

■ About the Author

■ About Fintech Focus

■ About Finadium LLC

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