The End Of White Collar Jobs? 9 Robotic Process Automation Companies Ripe For Acquisition

Jul 12 13:07 2018 Print This Article

Robotic process automation (RPA)  is playing a central role in streamlining workplace functions by automating manual, repetitive tasks such as data entry, document review, transaction processing, customer service, and more.


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The RPA industry is expected to reach $2.9B by 2021, according to CB Insights’ Market Sizing tool. This could mean further disruption for white-collar jobs, including those in business development, data analytics, and financial accounting. While many roles may benefit from RPA technology, others could be replaced entirely.

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