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What Is Robotic Process Automation?


Editor’s note: this post was published in 2014. For up-to-date information explaining robotic process automation, visit our <em>What is RPA?</em> page.

For years, robots have played an important role in manufacture and production. Now, software robots have come to the back office, but you’ll never see them! Robotic process automation (RPA) is the application of technology to manipulate and interpret existing applications. Unlike traditional software, RPA can operate multiple software applications though a separate user interface. 

Benefits of RPA

Thanks to RPA, it’s possible to think about business processes in a whole new way. From back-office functions to remote IT infrastructure, myriad enterprise functions can be streamlined. The benefits add up quickly:

Related read: Analytics for Your RPA Deployment: A KPI Playbook

Applications of RPA

Because RPA confers benefits like cost reduction, improved efficiency, and greater accuracy, it’s an attractive option. A versatile solution, RPA can be used to operate and orchestrate other application software, regardless of industry:

UiPath offers user-friendly software for process automation, web scraping, GUI testing, content migration, and much more. Our world-class team of developers can help you implement these technologies to improve your company’s profitability and productivity.  

Read next: Overview of RPA for the C-Suite: The Quick Guide to Getting Started

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