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Re: UiPath - Robotics Automation / Desktop Automation

Posted: 23 Nov 2017, 06:32
by Joe Glines
This might interest some of you
Executive Brief- Marine Robotics - An Automation Autobiography by John Slagboom

Re: UiPath - Robotics Automation / Desktop Automation

Posted: 23 Nov 2017, 09:11
by Joe Glines
I was talking with Blackholyman the other day and he mentioned this video on "The Future of Work". It is a very interesting perspective of how work as people typically do it will, eventually, go away and that we need to focus more on things that humans do best (Creative, learning, etc.)

Re: UiPath - Robotics Automation / Desktop Automation

Posted: 11 Dec 2017, 17:58
by Joe Glines
A friend just showed me this webinar tomorrow. People interested in RPA might be interested in signing up.
http://info.symphonyhq.com/rpa-bible-webinar

Re: UiPath - Robotics Automation / Desktop Automation

Posted: 15 Dec 2017, 15:15
by Joe Glines
Here's a recording to a webinar on RPA. While much wasn't relevant for me, there were some interesting datapoints on the first few slides the discussed.


They also followed-up with an answer to my question.
Q. How do we educate business people (CMO, Managers, etc) on what is/is not a good candidate for RPA?

A. Educating key stakeholders on the importance of taking a holistic view when considering their overall digital transformation goals is a good place to start. From there helping them understand that many factors should be considered in order to best determine which processes make good candidates for RPA including:
  • How complex is the process?
    How many transactions run through the process in question?
    How much of the process you have the ability to automate (are there multiple process partners end-to-end)?
    How much effort is currently being invested by associates in the process in question?
    Are there ancillary benefits such as enhanced compliance/risk mitigation or improved customer or associate experience?

Re: UiPath - Robotics Automation / Desktop Automation

Posted: 12 Feb 2018, 17:21
by Joe Glines
Review of UiPath, VBA, Python/Selenium & AutoHotkey). I'm curious if they'd hidden IE how much faster it would have run.

Re: UiPath - Robotics Automation / Desktop Automation

Posted: 12 Feb 2018, 21:22
by tank
I could have matched the python performance. this really just shows a lack of skill using AHK

Re: UiPath - Robotics Automation / Desktop Automation

Posted: 13 Feb 2018, 07:20
by Blackholyman
yeah i said kind of the same thing in "What's on your mind?"

Re: UiPath - Robotics Automation / Desktop Automation

Posted: 13 Feb 2018, 07:52
by Joe Glines
I agree however I'm wondering if the same can be argued for the code that was used for the other 3 options. This, to me, would be a good type of "hackathon". Get people from other communities to solve the same goal- then compare / contrast between them. Kind of like Rosetta Code but having people evaluate / rate the differences.

Re: UiPath - Robotics Automation / Desktop Automation

Posted: 13 Feb 2018, 14:27
by Repoman
Hi Guys,
tank wrote:this really just shows a lack of skill using AHK
Most probably very true :) The biggest struggle i had with AHK (and with VBA too) was to check if webpage element is ready and visible on a webpage. That's why much slower than it should be. With Python - easier to find reliable solution for the problem.

Regarding file picker for csv files - Selenium driver enables script to send keys directly to upload form on a webpage and then handles file picker "on its own" - that's the reason of being faster than others. btw. UiPath does something similar but it is much, much slower.

@Joe - Like the idea! That could be very interesting.

Re: UiPath - Robotics Automation / Desktop Automation

Posted: 30 May 2018, 08:01
by Joe Glines
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Re: UiPath - Robotics Automation / Desktop Automation

Posted: 24 Jun 2018, 14:28
by kellianjaxon
tank wrote:There are a ton of six figure jobs for Good Automation experts even with no experience with these specific tools. RPA is booming and there is a serious shortfall of people that understand automation. Our company is being crushed by the amount of work we have vs the consultants on staff
How has the demand for RPA developed since the quoted message back in Aug 2017 (tank / others)?

I also wonder what chances one has to land a remote job in the field of RPA. There's ever growing number of business systems and software fully implemented in web environment, so perhaps lack of physical access to customer is not that often a deal-breaker anymone, at least in terms of actual hands-on automation development.

Re: UiPath - Robotics Automation / Desktop Automation

Posted: 26 Jun 2018, 15:19
by tank
Most RPA is going to be at least partially on site. I do a fair amount of work remote as a consultant but only on long projects. Some companies require you to use only their assets. It feels odd to sometimes travel with 2 laptops but sometimes that's the job.