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RPA for HR and Finance Functions at BAE Systems

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BAE Systems plc (BAE) is a British multinational defense, security, and aerospace company headquartered in the United Kingdom with operations worldwide. The overall staff amounts to 85000 people in more than 40 countries.

The Shared Services Team at BAE Systems centralizes the HR and Finance functions company-wide. Its more than 350 employees manage the back-office activity for the recruitment and life-cycle management of 34,000 UK employees and the financial activity that crosses all business units including Expenses and Accounts Payable. The company was looking for new ways to become more efficient by reducing the human effort needed to perform repetitive tasks.

BAE Systems recognized RPA as the integrated, scalable solution that could help carry out the tasks we mentioned above. After investing time researching and consulting other businesses about how they ran their RPA programs, the team created a unique profile of the types of processes they wanted to start automating. BAE Systems launched its automation program focusing on HR and Finance processes managed by the Shared Services team. The approach was to start small while planning to scale for the future.

Processes Automated

  • Payroll processing
  • Position management
  • Financial accounting reporting
  • Invoice receipts

In Numbers

Processes automated

Faster payroll data upload

Automations planned by 2021