It’s time to turn the world of Robotic Process Automation (RPA) on
its head since the current approach is broken. A new approach which puts
People before Robots is needed.

LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–lt;a href=”” target=”_blank”gt;#People1stlt;/agt;–Businesses are still struggling to understand where and how to start
Robotic Process Automation (RPA). This was also a key finding of the
first-of-a-kind global research by Softomotive into RPA
for Growth Companies
conducted by KS&R.

“Despite uncertainty about which are the best processes to start
automating, conventional wisdom is still typically to start with a big
bang approach with high upfront investments associated with software,
hardware and consulting, which carries more project risk, is more rigid
and is less innovative, “said Marios Stavropoulos, CEO and co-founder of
Softomotive, “In whichever currency you work in, it simply does not add
up any longer. This has led some of our customers to say that there must
be a better way to RPA rather than doing the same old thing. It is a
time for a People1st approach to managing process automation
to drive the next productivity revolution”.

Softomotive’s People1st Approach to RPAmeans
putting People before Robots. People or “Citizen Developers” have the
knowledge, skills and understanding to consistently select and develop
the best tasks and processes to automate. Only once these have been
tested and proven should they be deployed enterprise-wide, in either
attended (Bots interacting with humans) or unattended mode (Bots acting

Marios continued “Our People1st approach to RPA, by giving
everyone their own digital assistant, places the power firmly into the
hands of the people that do the work. This means in a People1st
world, everyone is a “Citizen Developer” because they know best what
works and what does not. It should not be left to a centralized
department like the Center of Excellence (COE) to make this happen.”

The key advantages of adopting a People1st approach to RPA
are summarised below:



Current, broken approach


“People 1st” Approach

Upfront Investment High Low
Risk High Low
Development Method


Automation Discovery Limited Supercharged
People Engagement Low High
Scope COE Business-Wide

Source: Softomotive

Marios explained “A brand new business model for managing process
automation is required to address our People1st approach
which splits into three distinct stages called the 3 I’s. First, is Innovate,
then Incubate and finally Implement. Each of these have a
number of steps making up a seven step blue print for introducing a
People1st approach to RPA.”

Argyris Kaninis, the COO and co-founder of Softomotive added,
“Softomotive is the only RPA vendor to offer a desktop version WinAutomation, as
well as server-based unattended and attended automation solutions ProcessRobot.
These two working together are uniquely qualified to support a People
1st Approach to RPA because the desktop version is easily installed on
everyone’s computer to accelerate innovation in process automation from
the bottom up”. He continued, “Once the best automations have been
filtered, tested and prepared by the COE, they can be scaled as business
as usual using our enterprise RPA platform. The transition from one to
the other is made easy since both solutions share the same RPA engine.”


About Softomotive

is a leading worldwide providers of Robotic Process Automation
solutions, trusted by more than 8,000 companies worldwide.

Softomotive provides the smoothest RPA journey by allowing you to start
small, learn quickly and scale seamlessly. This helps to reduce overall
project risk and avoids high up-front costs which can make achieving a
positive ROI that much harder.

  • WinAutomation
    is the world’s best desktop automation tool and provides a powerful,
    robust and easy to use Windows-based platform for building software
  • ProcessRobot
    is a leading enterprise RPA platform, including enterprise grade
    security and controls, with links to best-of-breed AI technologies.


Bob Weare,
Chief Marketing Officer

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