What is the IT process automation from AutomationEdge

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Almost all processes can be automated with RPA.

RPA is one of the big trends in process automation. RPA stands for Robotic Process Automation and essentially means a tool that is able to run a process automatically. Put simply, an RPA program can be referred to as a virtual employee who, like normal employees, can use a graphical interface, e.g. to carry out repetitive work. A big advantage of RPA is that you can automate systems that actually do not offer conventional data interfaces. In addition, no adjustments to the existing application landscape are necessary to start with RPA.

For the use of RPA, we use a variety of open source tools to allow repetitive processes to run automatically. Some examples are TagUI, Taskt or RPA for Python. These are freely available and are constantly being further developed by the developer community. An experienced user with a technical affinity can install the tools on the computer himself in order to validate the functions of the tools.

There is currently a lot of movement in the area of ​​standard products and this was visualized here by Gartner.

When modeling with RPA, the steps and processes are essentially entered in the tool (a kind of click dummy) and the bot then carries out this process via the graphical user interface. RPA is particularly suitable for industries or areas in which no open interfaces are available because, for example, large, monolithic IT systems are used.

In the animation below you can watch the RPA at work. The very simplified example opens a web browser and switches to the Google search engine page to query the weather in Bern. A screenshot of this is quickly created and sent by email. With the RPA, processes can be digitized that are nowadays carried out manually by one person on a computer.

Areas of application of RPA bots

Since the RPA bots are actually virtual employees, they can be used in a wide variety of areas. Basically, however, they are suitable for high-volume processes that are rule-based and have few exceptions. Unfortunately, RPA cannot yet cover a person's intelligence.

These include, for example:

  • Automate transaction processing
  • Data processing / data transmission without an existing interface
  • Import data in an Excel into your ERP software
  • Import data from your CRM into the invoicing system.
  • communication

RPA vs. data interfaces

  • Basically, interfaces should actually ensure that manual double entries are superfluous.
  • Interface implementations and adaptations are often complex, time-consuming and expensive.
  • Automation using RPA can be implemented cost-effectively and within a short period of time.

Contact us for advice on the use of RPA. We are happy to support you in automating your processes.