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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

Components of IA

IA is comprised of many technologies used in lifting the capabilities of traditional automation and technology such as RPA. It is an umbrella under which advanced technologies such as AI and ML coexist. IA brings modernization to automation, and each of these technologies complements the other and becomes an ecosystem. IA is also known as IPA where “P” stands for the process, which makes sense, as RPA was used more for task automation, but IA or IPA is used for end-to-end automation. Let’s dive in and review some of these components, which become the core of IA.

AI and ML

When we talk about human-like intelligence, we refer to AI and ML. This concept and technology have been under development for the past few decades, but only in the last few years has it come to a point where we can really understand its use and implement it in automation.

Let’s talk about ML, as that is one of the cores of AI. ML, as the name suggests, is the...