Intelligent Process Automation (IPA) is the stack of technologies that come together to manage, automate and integrate digital processes. The primary technologies that make up IPA include Robotic Process Automation (RPA) and Artificial Intelligence (AI).
RPA brings speed and efficiency to the table. Deploying robots that mimic human actions helps to reduce very manual, labor-intensive tasks, such as re-keying data from one system to another.
AI then contributes great intelligence and decisions to the mix. This brings another level of thinking to the automation as AI can analyze data in a way that a human could not, recognizing patterns in data and learning from past decisions to make increasingly intelligent choices.