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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 – In-house skills vs sourced

Posted by James Hall on 23/07/15 06:29

We touched on this briefly on the split between the skills you require in-housed versus what you are able to source in our previous article ‘What’s required to support & deliver Robotic Process Automation’.  

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Topics: Operational requirements, RPA skillset

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

By deploying a digital workforce the quality and execution of work significantly increases

Posted by Lee Edwards on 14/04/15 06:51

As our blog series 'How Robotic Process Automation (RPA) can resolve your operational issues' continues we welcome Lee Edwards, a leading RPA consultant, to provide his expert option on a number of operational issues he been able to fix by deploying RPA.

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Topics: Industry Interviews, Operational requirements, Automation in Practise, Automation opportunities, Benefits

Having problems managing peaks and troughs? RPA can help!

Posted by Hayley Lange on 02/04/15 04:58

Pretty much every operation across every industry has the requirement to work out of hours from time to time. Out of hours work occurs for a number of reasons, including:-

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Topics: Business case, Operational requirements, How to work with robots, Automation opportunities, Operational fixes

Why your staff want Robotic Process Automation

Posted by Hayley Lange on 31/03/15 07:03

In our article ‘How Robotic Process Automation (RPA) motivates and retains your existing workforce’ we cover how employers benefit from deploying RPA.

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Topics: Operational requirements, Staff Retention, How to work with robots

How Robotic Process Automation motivates and retains your existing workforce

Posted by Hayley Lange on 24/03/15 08:47

Robots essentially remove the highly repetitive, and often mundane activities, that are usually the least enjoyable part of somebody’s job.

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Topics: Operational requirements, Staff Retention, How to work with robots

How to ensure a smooth handover of your Robotic Process Automation programme to BAU

Posted by Hayley Lange on 20/01/15 07:20

In a series of interviews Lee Edwards, expert in Robotic Process Automation (RPA), shares with us his experience of deploying RPA programmes. In this interview we discuss with Lee how to ensure a smooth handover of your RPA programme from build and design to BAU.

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Topics: Operational requirements, Automation in Practise, I work with robots, How to work with robots

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