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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

Monitoring the health

Post-deployment monitoring is a must. This is the hyper-care period when the automation is fragile and tends to break and needs tweaking:

  • Early detection of issues: Monitoring the RPA process in the initial days of production allows for the early detection of issues and potential bottlenecks. Despite thorough testing and quality assurance during the development phase, unforeseen challenges or edge cases can still arise in a live production environment. Monitoring provides real-time visibility into a system’s behavior, enabling prompt identification and resolution of any issues, thereby minimizing their impact on operations and end users.
  • Performance optimization: Monitoring the newly deployed RPA solution helps evaluate its performance and identify opportunities for optimization. By tracking key performance indicators (KPIs) such as processing times, error rates, and resource utilization, you can gain insights into potential performance bottlenecks...