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.
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.
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).
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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!').