People working in every function of the enterprise spend a significant amount of time doing tasks to which bots are better-suited. RPA bots offer an opportunity to fully (or almost fully) automate certain basic tasks. For instance, a bot could copy information from a financial reporting system and paste it into an HR information system, navigating multiple software applications to do so.
People often find these rote tasks tedious and slow-going, and they tend to make avoidable mistakes when doing them. Software bots, on the other hand, can perform these tasks quickly and consistently without the possibility of growing bored or sloppy. RPA bots, on their own, can perform simple processes that do not require higher-order judgment or learning.