What is Robotic Process Automation?
Robotic Process Automation (RPA) is defined as the use of software to automate and handle a high volume of repetitive tasks that are historically completed by a human. RPA is a tool to create specialized agents that can automate clerical tasks as defined by AImultiple. Multiple industries are trying to automate the process of clerical tasks thus the adoption of RPA.
The Build Process
There are three primary components to RPA: the “Designer,” the “Controller,” and the “Bot.” These elements are necessary to define the actions and schedule the automated process. These three pieces must work together in order to allow the end piece, the Bot, to do its required task.
Designer: The platform where all tasks and processes that the bot will execute are built.
Controller: The component for controlling, monitoring, executing, and scheduling automated processes to the bots.
Bot: The digital worker that will execute the processes built in the Designer and defined by the controller.
The Bot is following a sequence of steps as if a human would but is simply more efficient. Bots can be run 24/7, they do not get sick and they certainly do not take a vacation. A Bot can only conduct and complete a single task before moving on to the next. For simultaneous process handling, additional bots are required.