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RPA Solution Architect's Handbook

By : Sachin Sahgal
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RPA Solution Architect's Handbook

By: Sachin Sahgal

Overview of this book

RPA solution architects play an important role in the automation journey and initiatives within the organization. However, the implementation process is quite complex and daunting at times. RPA Solution Architect’s Handbook is a playbook for solution architects looking to build well-designed and scalable RPA solutions. You’ll begin by understanding the different roles, responsibilities, and interactions between cross-functional teams. Then, you’ll learn about the pillars of a good design: stability, maintainability, scalability, and resilience, helping you develop a process design document, solution design document, SIT/UAT scripts, and wireframes. You’ll also learn how to design reusable components for faster, cheaper, and better RPA implementation, and design and develop best practices for module decoupling, handling garbage collection, and exception handling. At the end of the book, you’ll explore the concepts of privacy, security, reporting automated processes, analytics, and taking preventive action to keep the bots healthy. By the end of this book, you’ll be well equipped to undertake a complete RPA process from design to implementation efficiently.
Table of Contents (25 chapters)
1
Part 1:Role of a Solution Architect
5
Part 2:Being Techno/Functional
11
Part 3: Tool Agnostic Approach
17
Part 4:Best Practices
22
Epilogue

Intelligent Automation

Since its inception, robotic process automation (RPA) has come a long way. During this journey, there were early adopters of RPA and followers of early adopters. As with every technology, RPA has also reached a point where the early adopters have exhausted all the processes that can be automated through the “vanilla RPA” or the standard rule-based RPA. The entire industry realized that if they wanted to continue to reap the benefits, then RPA needed an overhaul and a boost.

There was a need to have more than what base RPA can do. By this time, all the early adopters had already invested millions in the technology and wanted to get more out of it before it could be considered dead or obsolete. As we know, “necessity is the mother of invention,” and so it is true for RPA, and this gave birth to a new version of RPA called RPA 2.0 or Intelligent Automation. In this chapter, we will focus on what intelligent automation (IA) is and how...