Robotic process automation

Robotic process automation (or RPA) is an emerging form of business process automation technology based on the notion of software robots or artificial intelligence (AI) workers.

Robotic process automation (or RPA) is an emerging form of business process automation technology based on the notion of software robots or artificial intelligence (AI) workers.

In traditional workflow automation tools, a software developer produces a list of actions to automate a task and interface to the back-end system using internal application programming interfaces (APIs) or dedicated scripting language. In contrast, RPA systems develop the action list by watching the user perform that task in the application's graphical user interface (GUI), and then perform the automation by repeating those tasks directly in the GUI. This can lower the barrier to use of automation in products that might not otherwise feature APIs for this purpose.

RPA tools have strong technical similarities to graphical user interface testing tools. These tools also automate interactions with the GUI, and often do so by repeating a set of demonstration actions performed by a user. RPA tools differ from such systems including features that allow data to be handled in and between multiple applications, for instance, receiving email containing an invoice, extracting the data, and then typing that into a bookkeeping system.

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T E Narasimhan
August 13, 2020
@bsindia
JIFFY.ai has development centers in Silicon Valley, Thiruvananthapuram, Bangalore and Kochi
Samantha Dalrymple
January 27, 2020
Scientific American Blog Network
It's a kind of software designed to make repetitive work value-driven and complex
Jason Cartwright
January 24, 2020
techAU
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Brand Post
August 21, 2019
CIO
How can you ensure you join the ranks of the RPA success stories, not the RPA failures?
Ingrid Lunden
July 11, 2019
TechCrunch
Robotic Process Automation has been the name of the game in enterprise software lately -- with organizations using advances in machine learning algorithms and other kinds of AI, alongside big-data analytics to speed up everything from performing mundane tasks to more complex business decisions. To underscore the opportunity and growth in the market, today a [...]

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