What is Robotic Process Automation (RPA) ?

What is Robotic Process Automation (RPA) ?


In Simple terms - RPA  can be defined as Automation  of work using digital robots To expand it further - RPA is the technology that allows computer software to mimic actions typically performed by humans interacting with digital systems to execute business processes.  

Top 4 characteristics of RPA

  1. RPA emulates human actions
  2. RPA Operates in any application with user Interface
  3. RPA Processes data in structured formats
  4. RPA works continuously and has high accuracy

Top 3 benefits of RPA

  • Non Invasive -

It does not require any major IT architecture changes or deep integration with the underlying systems. RPA offers a reliable, fast and cost-efficient solution for a “light-weight” integration into processes and IT assets.
  • Easy to scale -

The amount of work involved by a process can vary, as changes are likely to occur in most business environments. If an RPA solution is used, companies can easily adapt by scaling the solution up or down, depending on the requirements.
  • Future Proof of Technology

Robots work with today’s technology, yet the automations are extensible, able to handle tomorrow’s technology.  

Watch the below video for explanation with sample business use case from UiPath MVP https://youtu.be/Pxz2pWQmXNw.