The Future of Testing with RPA
One of the most fascinating developments in Business Process Management is the RPA (Robotic Process Automation), which is considered even more transformational than cloud computing.
If you are into BPM you would know that the concept of Robotic Process Automation has been around for some time; however, there is a recent buzz around RPA which is proving to be game-changing in the IT industry. The most common example is of the process of customer care centers where customers are guided by the robots, which accepts the voice-based responses and pass the instructions to the underlying system to complete any transaction. Similarly, for getting high auto-extraction efficiency we have seen the concept of OCR technology. For the auto-posting of data, we can find internet bots on most of the web-based solutions. So, we can say that the IT industry has used a similar concept to post and manage data in applications in terms of functional, integration, and regression testing.
With the advancement in technology and the business process, the RPA is being applied at a different level altogether. The adoption of robotic automation can redefine the BPM marketplace, which will be driven by five factors.
- Cost Efficiency: Software robots are almost one third cheaper than offshore FTE.
- Efficiency: As long as the core application is available the RPA can operate 24*7.
- Accuracy: FTEs can make mistakes; however, robots don’t require any judgment call while performing the same task each time.
- Audit Compliance: Robots can provide a detailed information in terms of auditing and business analytics and compliance.
- Change Management: The data integrity and application is preserved by leveraging the existing presentation layer and re-using application logic without having the need for understanding in deep.
RPA in Testing
RPA can help the IT professional in getting high-end performance from their computing system. It reduces the end-to-end testing effort while collaborating and structuring the custom APIs. RPA can play a significant role in QA development and provide business to add more value thus ensuring scalability and stability with less cost.
360logica has been providing comprehensive Robotic Process Automation testing to a number of organizations in a wide range of areas including automated data entry, file and data manipulation, automated formatting, and multi-format message creation. 360logica’s investment in RPA tools shows our commitment to provide enhanced offerings and greater business benefits for our clients worldwide.
With tools like UiPath automation software, we are able to take the process improvement to a higher level, especially around manual and labor-intensive activities in functions such as Industrial machines, HR, Finance and Accounting, and Supply Chain management. Such RPA tools are very versatile and can automate any software without accessing the target code. RPA environments are extremely flexible, allowing you to use a pool of resources (robots) to carry out any task automated through RPA. In addition, processes can be scheduled to run without any human intervention.
(RPA) Tools and Technologies
- Robot Emulator
- Ace (IDE for V+)
- .NET 4.0
- Blue prism