Robotic process automation (RPA) software enables federal agencies to reduce administrative burden, unlocking tremendous new potential to reduce costs and enable employees to focus on higher-value work.

AEM has helped to facilitate adoption of RPA software to demonstrate its power and potential. As one example, we developed an automated tool that has supported the manual examination of potential PII in more than 286,000 PDFs. While this tool was initially based on open source software, we are turning to several RPA software products to increase productivity and the quality of new reviews.

As another example, AEM supports agreements with more than 1800 publishers and examines more than 450 potential new publishers each year. Historically, our team has needed to manually create new agreements for sources selected. To improve efficiency, we now use UiPath to create required agreements. The use of UiPath has resulted in higher-quality agreements and reduced processing time by 94%.