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Robotic Process Automation is more than a testing tool

Posted by Andrew Preston on 30/09/15 05:22

There are no shortage of tools available that enable software teams build and execute automated tests, however these tools have been specifically designed for testing, and nothing else, and are invariably designed to only handling only one product, for example GUI systems or Web browsers.

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Topics: Operational requirements, Processes, Automation opportunities

Robotic Process Automation is more than an application interface tool

Posted by Andrew Rayner on 09/09/15 06:42

Application automation and migration has been often achieved with the use of Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) which exist as part of certain software applications. These applications expose web services or assemblies which can be used to programmatically interact with the application.

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Topics: Operational requirements, Processes, Automation opportunities

Robotic Process Automation is more than a scheduling tool

Posted by Andrew Rayner on 02/09/15 06:10

One of the best methods of executing a repetitive task is to use a schedule. Windows has its ‘Task Scheduler’, UNIX has its ‘CRON Jobs’, SQL Server has its ‘SQL Server Agent’. Robotic Process Automation (RPA) technologies also have the ability to schedule the execution of automated processes. (See our video - Robotic Process Automation: an Introduction).

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Topics: Operational requirements, Processes, Automation opportunities

Robotic Process Automation is more than a screen scraping tool

Posted by Simon Jackson on 26/08/15 06:57

Screen scraping comes to the rescue in many business scenarios. It occurs so reguarly that often the only way to retrieve your data is by scraping the user interface (UI) of another app.

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Topics: Automation in Practise, Automation opportunities, Implementation, Benefits

Robotic Process Automation is more than a document automation tool

Posted by Rich Griffin on 19/08/15 04:54

Document automation tools are used by multiple businesses to ensure any communications are meaningful, personal and professional. How can Robotic Process Automation (RPA) be used in conjunction with document automation to further improve the businesses communication channels?

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Topics: Automation in Practise, Automation opportunities, Operational fixes

Robotic Process Automation is more than a workflow tool

Posted by Rich Griffin on 12/08/15 06:45

In this article I compare workflow tools with Robotic Process Automation (RPA) and discuss how they can complement one another to provide a business with an efficient cost effective way of working.

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Topics: Processes, Automation opportunities, Customer Experience

Robotic Process Automation is more than a macro

Posted by Rich Griffin on 07/08/15 05:24

Our current blog series attempts to dispel the myths surrounding automation tools. Today we look at macros and explain how they are different to Robotic Process Automation (RPA) tools.

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Topics: Automation in Practise, Automation opportunities, Operational fixes

Looking to bring your work back inhouse? Automate everything you can!

Posted by James Hall on 25/06/15 04:42

What would I do with ten times as many resources at a fraction of the cost? I’ll wager you can’t think that far. Yes, you’ll have a bucket list of things you want to get done today, but now you need to go much further to generate the ideas to fulfil the potential! In short, you’ll need to innovate.

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Topics: Reshoring, How to get started with Automation, Automation opportunities, Managing a virtual workforce, Benefits, Operational fixes

What do you need from Robotic Process Automation as an Exec?

Posted by James Hall on 22/06/15 05:01

For a business to succeed it needs to remain competitive and profitable.

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Topics: Business case, Operational requirements, Automation opportunities, Benefits

Deploy Robotic Process Automation to plug your migration gaps

Posted by Richard Denton on 21/05/15 03:45

Are you in the middle of a systems migration in the hope of moving to a newer system which will process data more efficiently, improve customer experience and be more flexible to changes? (See our article 'Stuggling to plug your systems issues gaps? Robotic Process Automation can help!').

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Topics: Automation in Practise, Automation opportunities, Operational fixes

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