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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)
Part 1:Role of a Solution Architect
Part 2:Being Techno/Functional
Part 3: Tool Agnostic Approach
Part 4:Best Practices

Understanding the difference between RPA and IA

To understand the fundamental differences between RPA and IA, let’s review the following comparison table:

Robotic Process Automation

Intelligent Automation


Based on scripts (bots) that can mimic human manual steps


A combination of technologies such as intelligent optical character recognition (OCR), ML, AI, and natural language processing (NLP) can mimic human intelligence


Helps to automate the manual, repetitive, and rule-based tasks that are mundane and do not require any human intelligence


Takes RPA to the next level by adding the human intelligence-like capability

Development effort

RPA is considered to be a low-code or even a no-code technology...