Robotic Process Automation (RPA) is a technology practice where mundane, repetitive, and tedious rule-based business practices and processes are automated, enabling business users to devote more time to serving customers or other higher-value work. Using RPA tools, a company can configure the software, or “robot,” to capture and interpret applications for processing a transaction, manipulating data, triggering responses, and communicating with other digital systems. RPA scenarios include moving files, extracting data, and entering transactions into an ERP system. With valuable time and human resources freed, organizations are able to reduce costs as well as eliminate the potential for human error.
RPA vendors such as Automation Anywhere, UiPath, and Blue Prism are Cloud-enabled, simple to deploy, easy to learn, and fully-featured tools designed to automate business tasks and processes. Integrating PeopleSoft with an RPA tool should be considered if your organization has repetitive tasks within your PeopleSoft environment, such as scanning and extracting data from documents such as timecards. This reduces the time your employees spend completing these tasks, thereby cutting costs. Because it’s often necessary to send information across PeopleSoft applications, an RPA solution can help alleviate the potential disconnects caused by a lack of integration. In addition to smoothing out integrations across modules, systems, and creating automated pathways, RPA can trigger batch processes.
Oracle’s guide “Using Processes in Oracle Integration: Integrate with Robotic Process Automation Tools” is available here in the Oracle Help Center and offers technical users detailed integration and configuration information.
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