Best Robotic Process Automation Books You Must Read in 2020

by May 9, 2020

Robotic Process Automation

Robotic Process Automation (RPA) has become an essential toolkit critical to enterprise success. An enterprise must first ensure which automation solution/ service offering is apt for its business endeavors and its team. An effective way to achieve this is efficient research and making this task easier, we have reviewed a multitude of books and carefully compiled the best Robotic Process Automation books based on their relevance, and the ability to add business value to the dynamic changing business environment.

Here are the best Robotic Process Automation (RPA) books for 2020.


Trilogy of RPA books

By Dr. Leslie P. Willcocks and Dr. Mary C. Lacity

In this trilogy, the authors who are well versed in their writings, present an informative and well-balanced view of the subject. These books are a must-read by both the novice and automation practitioners. This series brings together-

Service Automation: Robots and the Future of Work

This book, by Professors Leslie Willcocks and Mary Lacity, brings together a survey based on the learning behind service automation, interviews with service automation clients, providers, and advisors and in-depth client case studies to let the reader understand the subject well.

Robotic Process Automation and Risk Mitigation: The Definitive Guide

The RPA risk mitigation framework reveals key RPA risks and identifies 30 key risk mitigation practices which the research has found to be successful. This book serves as a definite key source of knowledge to all levels of the organization whether it is at the beginning of its RPA journey or has reached maturity levels.

Robotic Process and Cognitive Automation: The Next Phase

The book presents insights about the future of Automation with client interviews, providers, and analysts. The last book of the trilogy features a detailed analysis of the automation v/s the future of work debate. Readers can read an incisive and compelling, evidence-based perspective on the direction of service automation, and future trends through 2025. This book fuels the debate that automation technologies like Intelligent Automation and the newest Blockchain technologies are found to elevate human work rather than causing an elimination.


The Robotic Process Automation Handbook: A Guide to Implementing RPA Systems

By Tom Taulli

In this book, Tom Taulli explains how to leverage RPA effectively in enterprises to automate repetitive and rule-based processes, like data inputting and transferring, scheduling, cut and paste functions, filling out forms, and basic search function.

Based on industry-specific case studies and industry best practices Tom Taulli explains how companies have been able to realize a substantial Return on Investment (ROI) with automation implementation, such as lessening the need for outsourcing or hiring.


Robotic Process Automation: Guide to Building Software Robots, Automate Repetitive Tasks & Become an RPA Consultant

By Richard Murdoch

This is the perfect book for those who are looking to become automation consultants. Automation career is a viable option for developers and non-developers due to the no-code developer environment and intuitive design interface.

This book features a piece of starter advice on how to get going with automation, developing deployment strategies, a guide to platform selection, and in-depth insights into RPA project management, programming techniques, and automation scenarios. The reader can learn how to interact across a variety of different applications like Microsoft Excel, Windows, SAP, Databases, etc. Richard gives readers a peek at the future of automation and how cognitive technologies, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning are expected to dramatically enhance the efficiency and agility of businesses in the machine age.


The Care and Feeding of Bots: An Owner’s Manual for Robotic Process Automation

By Christopher Surdak JD

In this book, Christopher explains what it takes to make bots work in organizations. Author Chris Surdak summarizes his experiences gained by deploying hundreds of bots for dozens of organizations around the world over 5 years. Along the way, the number of failures, missteps, and errors are also shared with the readers. “The care and feeding of Bots” explains eighteen different ways in which bots can fail and how to avoid these failures. This book also discusses the next wave of cognitive automation which will be bought by artificial intelligence and Cognitive Computing.


Robotic Process Automation RPA: A Complete Guide — 2020 Edition

By Gerardus Blokdyk

This book lets an organization assess what is their backup plan taking labor costs and operational expenses into account. Robotic Process Automation RPA: A Complete Guide seeks answers to key questions like an organization’s outlook for top-line revenue growth over the next three years and the debate over bots taking up human work.

Readers face 898 new and updated case-based questions, organized into seven core areas of automation implementation. This Self-Assessment will help enterprises identify areas in which Robotic Process Automation improvements can be made within their existing processes.


Digital Workforce: Reduce Costs and Improve Efficiency Using Robotic Process Automation

By Rob King

Rob king explains the different types of Robotic Process Automation and how to align enterprise needs to the solutions available to start an automation journey. This book gives key insights to scaling up as well. The book is a carefully considered approach that helps enterprises align their specific business needs to the need-based solution and the requisite business model.


The Simple Implementation Guide to Robotic Process Automation: How to Best Implement RPA in an Organization

By Kelly Wibbenmeyer

In this book, the author examines critical issues, like how to overcome common problems when implementing RPA and start an RPA implementation journey to further successfully carry it out; by obtaining funding and support from leaders to build an RPA team for future scaling up. The book includes the positives and negatives of various deployment strategies in addition to the key factors to be considered. The author explains in crisp timelines and uses cases giving a realistic view of how to manage business processes.


Becoming Strategic with Robotic Process Automation

By Leslie P. Willcocks, John Hindle, and Mary C. Lacity

In this book, Leslie P. Willcocks, John Hindle, and Mary C. Lacity speak about a new focus on RPA’s strategic potential and how to deliver key output through effective sourcing, governance, stakeholder-buy-in, capability development practices, and change management techniques. The authors highlight RPA as a platform and link it with cognitive and AI technologies as a key component of digital transformation strategies.