Indian Oil Corporation collaborates with Automation Anywhere to accelerate automation
During the first phase of a five-year plan, the company said that IOCL has automated select key processes across departments including finance, HR, inventory, and the like using Automation 360, an AI-powered Robotic process automation (RPA) platform.
“Energy companies grapple with legacy systems, multiple data sources and manual, repetitive processes that get in the way of driving speed and impact,” said Milan Sheth, executive vice president, IMEA at Automation Anywhere. “We look forward to collaborating with IOCL to unleash automation capabilities across their entire organization and streamline repeatable tasks.”
IOCL’s overall vision is to improve operating agility, connect disparate systems, and at the same time, empower employees to work more efficiently. The company leveraged the collective intellect of the organization and organized an enterprise-wide RPA botathon event where hundreds of employees and citizen developers were tasked to create automation assistants that could unlock innovation.
“We have crowdsourced 50+ ideas through an enterprise-wide ‘RPA Botathon’ event that saw enthusiastic participation from hundreds of IndianOil employees across businesses and functions. Participants trained to build bots on Automation Anywhere’s cutting-edge platform developed multiple bots by the end of this exercise. As a result, we now have a trained pool of resources capable of converting an idea into a bot”, said Alok Khanna, Executive Director (SIS & IS), who is leading the digital transformation team of IndianOil.