WHAT IS RPA AND HOW DOES IT WORK?
What is RPA
AmdoSoft’s Robotic Process Automation technology allows any company to take advantage of RPA and configure a computer software, or a “b4-Bot” to emulate and integrate the actions of a person clicking and typing within their computer applications to execute a business process. RPA robots do the mundane work and utilise the user interface to capture data and manipulate applications like humans do.
b4-Bots can log into any online or on-premise application and trigger responses, understand variables and communicate with any other system in order to perform a variety of repetitive tasks efficient and without errors. The b4-Bot never sleeps, makes no mistakes and can create a lot of value within critical business processes.
Emulates human actions of repetitive computer inputs via any Interface
How does it work?
It uses any existing system to login and perform manual tasks – automatically
b4 Suite Feature Overview
The highly stable rules engine achieves automation with greater precision, accuracy, and reliability. Furthermore an internal health checker monitors the health and security components
Our Bots have the ability to read from various data sources for example over Citrix, web applications, CRMs and ERP systems. The b4 -Bots use multiple technologies including to recognise images, objects and text on the screen
Our Agents run in the background and can provide a multitasking function to the automation. It "sees" what is going on in the system background and can work with the b4-Bot on various processes
b4 comes from an IT Automation background and therefore provides powerful features that allow RPA engineers to ensure best automation efficiency, stability, security and control
The b4-Bots comply with various government and enterprise level security standards one of which is that automated processes run behind locked screens
b4-Bots log securely and autonomous into the operating system exactly as predefined by the RPA engineer
Configure, deploy and manage your virtual workforce centrally using the b4-Master-Controller. The system is easily scalable and has powerful management features
Manage various RPA end customers or internal stakeholders by utilising the powerful b4 user manager that allows you provide a professional platform from which to provide your RPA centre of excellence from
Besides managing your RPA stakeholders, you can provide restricted access to various dashboards that you can make available online and manage with the b4-Dashboard Manager
The b4 reporting engine creates professional reports with extensive customisation possibilities. The report scheduler can also generate and send reports based on multiple variables
With b4 you can provide both, attended and unattended Bots. Attended Bots allow the user configures and utilise the Bots assistance as they please. Unlike other systems however, the b4-Bots are still connected to a centralised system, providing more powerful features, security and control
The b4-Master-Controller can manage and control a large number of Bots that work on their own dedicated system and don’t need any human help except where the process requires an exception. Furthermore b4-Bots can work in sync with each other in order to complete a process more effectively
With b4 you can go into scripting mode which enables limitless possibilities, but with the b4-recorder, you can utilise a smart RPA recorder that automatically compiles your bot action
The b4-Automatoin Manager is a powerful feature that allows you to manage copy and edit any bot action centrally and easily. The Automation Manager is a key feature in being able to manage changes and deploy these quickly to target systems
b4 has an array of monitoring capabilities that provide live statuses on the performance and success of the Bot actions. Furthermore, b4 can provide a monitoring facility that ensures the health and performance of the target system and application itself
The b4 graphical rules engine workflow enables you to configure your own notification logic easily defining what, when and where notifications are sent
The b4 update manager allows you to easily, securely check for updates and configure to automatically download as well as optionally automatically install updates from the AmdoSoft repository
The b4 Proxy is a further security feature by AmdoSoft. The proxy provides an additional level of security by redirecting traffic towards your master controller. In some high end security environments this is an essential functionality
The b4 Bots keep all user data on their system own systems, however statuses and certain credentials are sent. Any information that crosses the Master Controller and the Bot is encrypted and further encrypted automatically utilising the most secure SSL encryption available
Besides the many management possibilities of b4, it’s possible to create a controller hierarchy utilising slave controllers that can run the automation independently in a local network while being managed by the master controller
The graphical workflow based rules engine doesn’t only automate a multitude of front end and back end processes, it is easy to use, utilising drag and drop technology and also acts as a visual documentation that also non-technical people understand easily
In b4, you don’t need to create a separate workflow rule for every automaton scenario. With master rules, you can globally define specific automation logic; apply it to multiple Bots and automation flows. This also allows you to change the automation logic without having to edit multiple rules
b4 is highly versatile. You can incorporate existing scripts. Any script language that can be executed on the local machine can be integrated in the graphical rules workflow and executed on the target system
b4 checks all application performance outputs in real time and from the Bots/Users point of view. The additional benefit is that if there are any immediate or progressive issues with the performance and/or availability of critical applications and processes, the Bot will provide objective dependable information and can troubleshoot and narrow the root cause
With almost 20 years customer and partner driven software development as well as automation consultation and implementation experience, AmdoSoft is your flexible partner that supports you at the start, the finish and at every step in-between.
b4 RPA Academy
The b4 RPA Academy provides you with the skills and knowledge around Robotic Process Automation. It includes product training based and implementation workshops. It also includes in-depth training on how to identify processes with automation potential.
AmdoSoft is a software vendor and channel partner focused service provider. Depending on your requirements, AmdoSoft will provide the software with training and support or can provide a full worry free RPA Managed Service.
The AmdoSoft partner Eco-System shares RPA know how ranging from implementation, consultation and ongoing customer support. The partner Eco-System can provide accredited services to any type of RPA project.