1. What is Robotic Automation?
Robotic automation is a type of automation where a machine or computer mimics a human’s action in completing rules-based tasks.
2. What is Blue Prism’s Robotic Automation?
Robotic Automation implies process Automation’s where computer software drives existing enterprise application software in the same way that a user does. Automation is a gadget or stage that operates other application software through the existing application UI.
3. Is Robotic Automation like screen scraping or macros?
No, managerial Robotic Automation is a generation on from old technologies like screen scratching or macros.
The major differences are:
Robots are universal application orchestrators – any application that can be used by a man can be used by a present day robot, whether mainframe, bespoke application, legacy, web service enabled or even a close 3rd party API hosted service.
Robots assemble procedural knowledge which after some time joins with a shared library that can be re-used by some other robot or device.
Applications are “read” by the robot, either through submitted APIs where they exist, through the OS before application appear, or through the screen with respect to the native application. In this last case the modern robot “reads” an application screen in context and in the same way a user does. As part of the robot training it is shown how to read the application’s display much like a user is shown.
4. Is Blue Prism an RPA Tool?
Yes, Blue Prism is an RPA Tool.
5. What systems can Blue Prism robotically integrate?
Blue Prism has incorporated several years of experience of integration and various technologies into its software. The technologies used are secure, reliable and robust. Instead of creating new adaptors for each unique application we have developed technology adaptors for all the technologies employed at the presentation layer, Windows, Web, Java, Green Screen/Mainframe and even Citrix.
This consolidated with a broad assortment of dedicated tools that have been developed means that we are confident in being able to link any system with the click of a button. This proven application orchestration ability ensures that new processes can be quickly designed, built and tested without any impact on existing systems.
6. What hardware infrastructure do I need to run Blue Prism’s Robotic Automation Platform?
Blue Prism has been uniquely designed for flexibility and to meet the most robust IT standards for IT operational integrity, security and supportability. The software can be deployed either as a front office or back office process, running quite happily on a standard desktop in the front office or on any scale of systems for back-office processing.
7. What is process Studio?
A Blue Prism Process is created as a diagram that looks like a business flow diagram. Processes are created in a zone of Blue Prism named Process Studio which looks similar to other process modeling applications) and uses standard flow diagram symbols and notation.
8. Is Blue Prism’s Robotic Automation Platform secure and auditable?
Security and auditability are consolidated into the Blue Prism robotic automation platform at various levels. The runtime environment is totally separate to the process editing environment.
Approvals to design, create, edit and run processes and business objects are specific to each authorized user.
A full audit trail of changes to any process is kept, and comparisons of the before and after effect of changes are rovided.
The log created at run-time for each process provides a detailed, time-stamped history of every action and decision taken within an automated process.
Our clients tend to find that running a process with Blue Prism gives them a lot more control than a manual process, and from a compliance point of view assures that processes are run consistently, in line with the process definition.
9. How do I get started on delivering processes using Blue Prism?
Blue Prism acclaims a phased approach to getting started as the Operational Agility framework is very scalable. It is typical to target the configuration of between 1 and 10 processes initially with a rolling program of processes being introduced once the outline is established.
10. What support do I need from Blue Prism Professional Services?
It genuinely depends on the capacities you already have in house and the way you wish to work. Blue Prism can give a full extent of services from basic training, reinforce and mentoring with a view to quickly getting your team independently delivering ongoing automation, right through to a full turnkey package where we will take responsibility for delivering business benefit within agreed service levels.
11. Why Blue Prism?
? Supports both internal and external Encryption/Decryption Keys
? Automation process can be designed within IT Governance
? High-level Robustness because of .NET customized code within the process automation
? Provides Audit Logs enabling
12. How much does robotic automation cost?
A “fully loaded” office robot is around a 1/3rd the cost of universally sourced agents. The flexibility and ease of disposition means that this comparison is easy to maintain and judge the best method to a given tasks.
13. What is the difference between thin client and thick client?
Thin client: It is an application that we cannot get the quality properties while spying using any RPA tools. For e.g. Citrix or any virtual environment.
Thick client: It is an application that we get a pretty handful of attribute properties using RPA tools e.g. calculator, Internet explorer
14. Does blue prism require coding?
Blue Prism’s digital workforce is fabricated, managed and asserted by the user or customer, spanning operations and technology, sticking to an enterprise-wide robotic operating model. It is code-free and can computerize any software.
The digital workforce can be applied to automate processes in any department where managerial or administrative work is performed over an organization.
15. What are the differences between Blue Prism and UiPath?
UiPath and Blue Prism both tools have their own software and they are very good. UI and BP both have graphic process designers for developing the solutions.
In terms of programming languages
Blue Prism Uses C# for coding
UiPath uses VB for coding
In terms of Control Room/Dashboard
UiPath control room – The Orchestrator – is web-based; you can access it from the browser or mobile.
BP has client-based servers, accessible only through their apps.
In terms of cost and uses
? Lower cost of development
? Easier to learn and operate
? You can learn by yourself
? Study materials are easily available on the internet
? Good for mass scale deployment of a large number of rob.