As the world is moving forward to using variants of technologies, so has automation improved its ways to make our work easier. Robotic process automation become a new buzz word in the technology field.

What is RPA?

Robotic process automation is a business process aimed at automating repetitive and time-consuming tasks. Robots are programmed to watch human users complete a set of tasks. Then, robots repeat those tasks with extreme accuracy.

How does RPA work?

People may worried that RPA will replace human but actually it doesn’t. There are software available in the market which let you configure automation workflows to automate your business operations.

Here are a few ways robots are able to mimic tasks:

  • Drag-and-drop workflows – Nearly every RPA solution today allows business users to program bots with visual editors. These editors contain drag-and-drop features to create custom workflows. These features are so intuitive, essentially any user can program bots with drag-and-drop.
  • Prebuilt templates – For even easier RPA deployment, some solutions offer prebuilt drag-and-drop workflow templates.
  • Workflow recording – Some users are more comfortable completing tasks themselves when it comes to training others. In this case, RPA software contains workflow recording so the bot watches the human user in real-time.
  • Bot scheduling – Robots can be scheduled to complete tasks in advance, or a human can trigger the bot at any time to start the automation process.
  • Computer vision – With natural language processing software and optical character recognition (OCR), robots can read text and icons during workflow sessions. Computer vision strengthens a robot’s ability to complete tasks accurately.

In the next article, we will talk about the industry applications of RPA.