The GRECA Asphalt Group, with over 60 years of history, is a prominent name in the asphalt sector in Brazil. The company’s mission is to make it easier for people to come and go safely by innovating and using technology. This article highlights GRECA Asfaltos Group’s journey in implementing robotic process automation (RPA) with APR Tech, demonstrating the positive impacts of this strategic partnership.

Identifying the need

The need for automation in the GRECA Asphalt Group arose from a process of awareness and identification of processes that could be robotized. The company embarked on a journey to understand how RPA technology could be applied to its processes, going beyond the traditional mapping approach.

Choosing APR Tech

The decision to collaborate with APR Tech was influenced by its innovative RPaas model, which allowed GRECA Group to start with a low initial investment and scale up as needed. In addition, APR Tech’s technical team stood out for its agility and ability to transform demands into efficient automated solutions.

Transformation Experience

The journey with APR Tech was marked by a positive experience, especially with the technical team. Despite the natural challenges of implementing new technologies, all difficulties were overcome, resulting in a productive and aligned collaboration.

Positive Impacts of Automation

The automated processes, especially in the financial areas of Accounts Payable and Receivable, have resulted in significant time savings, equivalent to 2 FTE (Full-Time Equivalent). A notable example was the optimization of the daily reconciliation process, which used to take around 4 hours and is now carried out automatically in the early hours of the morning.

Resource savings and ROI

Automation saved the equivalent of 3 FTE, reallocating human resources to more complex and strategic tasks. All robotized processes achieved a return on investment (ROI) within 6 months, demonstrating the financial effectiveness of the implementation.

Benefits Beyond Savings

In addition to saving time and resources, automation has freed up staff to dedicate themselves to more complex tasks and new robotization initiatives, bringing unquantifiable but equally valuable benefits to the company.

Recommendation and Conclusion

The GRECA Asphalt Group strongly recommends the RPA solution to other companies, highlighting the competence of the APR Tech team and the quality and punctuality of its deliveries.

“With the time saved in these processes that were manual, we are using it for other more complex activities and even new robotizations.”

This success story between the GRECA Asphalt Group and APR Tech illustrates how robotization can not only save time and resources, but also pave the way for innovation and growth in other areas of the company.

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