How IndianOil Corporation Ltd. is Automating Processes Using RPA
IndianOil to speed innovation by automating multiple business processes over the next year, using Automation Anywhere's platform.
India, Bangalore – Sept 22, 2021 – Automation Anywhere, a global leader in Robotic Process Automation (RPA), announced a collaboration with IndianOil Corporation Limited (IOCL), the first oil marketing company in India to speed and scale automation to drive increased innovation across its 30,000 employee organization.
During the first phase of a five-year plan, IOCL has automated select key processes across departments including Finance, HR, Inventory, etc. using Automation 360, the world’s first AI-powered RPA platform.
IOCL’s overall vision is to improve operating agility, connect disparate systems, and at the same time, empower employees to work more efficiently by allowing them to create solutions which help them move away from tactical and mundane repetitive tasks and ultimately focus on delivering more compelling products to market. To accomplish this, IndianOil 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.
IndianOil Digital Transformation Program
IndianOil Corporation Limited (IOCL) is India’s largest refining & marketing company and a Fortune “Global 500” company engaged in the business of refining, transportation and marketing of Petroleum products. Under the ambit of its digital transformation program, Project i-DRIVE (IndianOil’s Digital Readiness and IT Vision Enablement), IndianOil is implementing hundreds of digital solutions across advanced analytics, emerging technology platforms and custom tools and solutions.
“We have crowdsourced 50+ ideas through an enterprise-wide ‘RPA Botathon’ event that saw enthusiastic participation from hundreds of Indian Oil 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.
“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. “With our trusted automation platform, we look forward to collaborating with IOCL to unleash automation capabilities across their entire organization and streamline repeatable tasks.
“This is just the beginning. We will continue to strive for innovation and digitalization and strengthen our leadership across the industry”, said Mr. S. M. Vaidya, Chairman-IndianOil, who has personally been shaping IndianOil’s Digital ambition. According to Mr. Vaidya, “If we do not go digital, we would not stay relevant in the business”.
Automation Anywhere is a global leader in Robotic Process Automation (RPA), empowering customers to automate end-to-end business processes with intelligent software bots – AI-powered digital workers that perform repetitive and manual tasks, resulting in dramatic productivity gains, optimized customer experience and more engaged employees. The company offers the world’s only cloud-native and web-based automation platform combining RPA, artificial intelligence, machine learning and analytics, yielding significantly lower TCO, higher security, and faster scalability than legacy monolithic platforms. Its Bot Store is the world’s first marketplace with more than 1,200 pre-built, intelligent automation solutions. Automation Anywhere has deployed nearly 3 million bots to support some of the world’s largest enterprises across all industries in more than 90 countries.