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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

What are reusable components?

The meaning of the words reusable components is self-explanatory. Reusable means it can be used many times, either as is or with minimal modification to get the job done. Components means a piece of code or snippet that covers a single or multiple functionalities that can be used repeatedly in multiple projects. As these code snippets store a distinctive functionality, they are called components. Adding multiple components together, either in series or in parallel, can build a functionality or a set of functionalities. A set of functionalities can then be called an application or a program that covers the end-to-end requirements related to that application or program.

In RPA, a reusable component is a piece of code or a program that can be used multiple times in different automation projects. These components can help to streamline the automation process by allowing developers to reuse and modify existing code rather than starting from scratch each...