Robots, Process Automation and tools

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RPA bots can replace multiple person efforts in significantly less time with minimal or relatively few hardware/resources.

In this post we will understand the term Bots, Bot is a term derived from a robot. The robot was a term which was coined by Karel Čapek.
A computer or process robot/bot in a simpler way can be defined as one who performs repetitive manual task in significantly less time with more quality. Bot developed by RPA tool is known as RPA bot.

There are various reports/stats claiming that RPA will reach 3-4 Billion dollars in next 5 years. Also its RoI even for a smaller clerical process is huge somewhat up to 300-400 percent in a short time. so we can assume if RPA is implemented correctly then it can do huge saving.

As we have read in our earlier post regarding tool selection and process prioritization now we need to understand what all RPA tools are there in the market for creating automated flow. So below given is the list of tools which are widely used across the industry for robotic process automation.

Top RPA tools-:
1. Automation Anywhere
2. BlackLine
3. UI Path
4. Blue Prism
5. Datamatics
6. EdgeVerve
7. Openspan

The best part of above tools is that it does not require programming or coding skills. Process automation can be done using the good understanding of process/business. RPA tools have flowchart designer where one can use every action, condition, and assertion by simply dragging and dropping from its toolbar.


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However, the creation of automated flow is pretty simple but to make a robustly automated flow every aspect or each possible exception needs to be covered during the flow creation. For e.g. Before the beginning of a flow, one should first check whether the internet is working or not if it is not working then it should log exception then and there only.

Also once a process is automated and it’s being deployed to replace human efforts one needs to take care of maintenance of that automated flow. A small change can fail the flow if proper maintenance is not done therefore proper maintenance needs to be formulated while writing a detailed strategic plan for RPA implementation.

Summarizing above the emergence of RPA has given IT/ITES companies an extra edge to put their energy/strength on other critical projects.

In the upcoming post, we will start learning automation anywhere, keep reading.

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