February 2022

Special Focus: Digital Technologies

Why robotic process automation is quickly becoming a must for downstream companies

For the refining operation that wants to relieve its planning team of mind-numbing manual data-management tasks, there are bots for that.

Andrade, A., Accenture; Lauzon, S., SAP

For the refining operation that wants to relieve its planning team of mind-numbing manual data-management tasks, there are bots for that. For the fuel distributor that wants to complete scheduling tasks with greater speed and precision and with minimal human involvement, there are bots for that and many other tasks, too. Bots are quickly becoming fixtures across the energy landscape as more producers, refiners, distributors and other participants in the hydrocarbon supply chain turn to a technology known as robotic process automation (RPA) as an important step toward becoming an intelligent, data-informed enterprise with the side benefit of unlocking additional value through increased effic

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