Open-source RPA Language – Robin

Robin is a free open-source programming language specifically for building RPA software bots. It runs on Microsoft .Net Common Language Runtime (CLR), the virtual machine component of Microsoft’s .NET framework. You would need a basic understanding of that to get started. Robin Software Development Kits (SDK) is expected soon and should make it easy for...

What is an RPA or Automation CoE ? Why do we need it?

We have probably come across this scenario. Bob manages Accounts Payable for his Organization. The group always had an issue with the tedious work of processing Invoices. The IT group after all the cajoling had come up with an Oracle custom solution to reduce the work. It was an incomplete solution and also failed...

The Emerging RPA Platforms

This post is based on a Webinar. If you like to watch that for more details, it is here. We live in a complex world with rapidly evolving Technologies. The rate of human progress has increased exponentially what Ray Kurzweil calls “The Law of accelerating returns” In a world of exponential Technologies, it becomes...

RPA is not a path to AI

Let’s start with the standard narrative on RPA. RPA then Cognitive   RPA is supposed to be the “gateway drug” to Intelligent Automation and beyond. RPA  is low-level stuff – screen scraping and rule-based. Then there’s Intelligent automation (or similar term) which includes pattern recognition and finally, there’s cognitive where you move to human-like...

Selecting the right RPA tools for your use case

In a previous post, we explored how to select the right processes (use cases) to automate. Now as a next step, let us see how we can choose the best RPA tools to automate these processes. Many RPA tools have sprung up in various niches thanks to the hype and investment in RPA.  With...

Two types of RPA Automation and how to choose

With all the hype, it may come as a surprise to you that there are multiple types of Robotic Process Automation (RPA). There are two ways a process can be automated with RPA – with an employee initiating it or run completely without any interventions. Let us look at these types of RPA and how you can go about...

RPA Process Identification and Prioritization

The best approach to identify the processes for automation is to use a funnel concept. The objective is to first capture most of the processes in the organization across business lines. We then filter them out till we have processes with maximum automation potential and returns maximum benefits. I suggest taking a 3-step approach to...

Blue Prism’s AI-powered document processing – Blue Prism Decipher

Blue Prism is adding an AI-powered document processing directly into the Blue Prism platform. It is called Blue Prism Decipher and is in Beta right now. Looks like Decipher is OCR software with an AI component. It seems to be similar concept as Automation Anywhere IQ bot but would be free to use skill...

RPA tools are moving to a Platform model.

All top RPA tools are moving to a Platform model. Blue Prism – Digital Exchange (DX) – “Connected RPA” Automation Anywhere – “AA Enterprise” Bot store with Digital workforce. UiPath – “UiPath Go!” with AI Fabric The vision of all these platforms is to enable you to solve real-world business problems with new and...

RPA is NOT dead

RPA is a promise – a promise to take away all the mundane work. Irrespective of: Terms: RPA, Intelligent Automation, Integrated Automation, etc. Tools: Uipath, Automation Anywhere, Blue Prism, etc. Methodologies: Agile, COE, Lean, etc. Technologies: AI, ML, OCR, etc. the concept will live on. There is so much mundane work to be removed,...