HM Land Registry is planning to pilot the use of robotics process automation (RPA) in a bid for efficiency savings in some of its operations.
It has indicated that it intends to start small with a procurement notice for support in a limited pilot, but stated that this could help to build a business case and identify a range of processes that could benefit from the technology.
The agency also wants to build an understanding of the skills needed to maximise the potential of RPA and provide the technical, security and governance assurances.
It has already automated key parts of its high volume business processes, but still relies on significant manual interventions in some.
Early testing has led it to believe it can find efficiencies and reduce errors in its business processing through RPA. It has identified but not publicly specified three process areas for investigation.
The discovery project is expected to last for just six weeks from mid-November.
In its annual report, published in July, Land Registry said it has done some work with the Cabinet Office and plans to use RPA to automate data entry and validation checks.
Last year the Cabinet Office launched an effort to speed up the adoption of RPA in central government, setting up a centre of excellence for the technology and appointing Capgemini as its partner for the initiative.
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