RPA Article Series # 4

How is Robotic Process Automation (RPA) Implemented?
RPA Roadmap

How Is RPA Implemented?

Once you decide to invest in RPA, your next step is to implement RPA. In a successful planning, the automation project is defined, integrated and documented to work reliably and without errors in the product environment.

The integration process is a journey and we call it the RPA Roadmap. Actually this is an improved solution implementation.

RPA Roadmap Steps

1. Introduction

Through introductory meetings before starting the development project, we help our customers better understand what RPA can do and its limits. Thus, we offer customers the initial plan and understand what might be done with RPA examples.

2. Process Description

A process analysis meeting is held with our RPA consultants and client company employees who are experts in their field. Process automation of analysis processes will be analyzed at the meeting in order to correctly identify the customer's processes. Ultimately, the customer chooses the candidate to be automated to test the process. The process selected in the definition meeting is carefully examined and the details of the process are defined "step by step".

3.POC (Business / Concept Proof)

In the POC stage, we develop a small part of the robot to show the functionality of the robot to the customer. At the end of the POC phase, the robot is presented to the customer as a demo.

4. Development

At this stage, all previously selected processes (stage 2) are developed. This is the longest phase of RPA implementation. If all processes are compliant with RPA (development can be made ready to use), development is completed in a short time. If not, inappropriate processes should be improved / optimized or redesigned. It is more ideal to define these processes in stage 2.

5. Leading / Pilot Stage (UAT)

In the pilot stage, the robot (s) operate in a product (live) environment under controlled conditions. The purpose of the pilot phase is to keep the robot (s) working properly and to prevent new unpredictable challenges from arising. In addition, we ensure that the authorized users of the customer participate in the pilot phase with the approval of the UAT (user acceptance test) and the live environment of the product.

6. Go Live

After the pilot phase, the robot (s) are ready to work full time in a live environment. Training sessions are held and robots begin to perform live operations.

7. Support

RPA support professionals provide onsite or remote support using viewing and analysis of transaction / log records. We also provide additional robots if needed (when existing robots are fully utilized). In addition, if we decided to automate the process of RPE developer performs in remote or field of automation.