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TechDays 2020 Ui flow Timo Pertilä

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Slides from my UI flow presentation. TechDays Helsinki 2020

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TechDays 2020 Ui flow Timo Pertilä

  1. 1. How to build RPA solutions with UI Flows Timo Pertilä
  2. 2. Hello! Timo Pertilä Consultant, Microsoft MVP https://timopertila.com https://twitter.com/timopertila timo.pertila@forwardforever.com
  3. 3. What is Robotic Process Automation (RPA)?
  4. 4. “Robotic process automation (RPA) is the term used for software tools that partially or fully automate human activities that are manual, rule-based, and repetitive. ” https://www.aiim.org/
  5. 5. Example - Adding exchange rates
  6. 6. Example - Handling orders
  7. 7. Example - Manual steps during process
  8. 8. RPA is just a software using computer behalf of the real user
  9. 9. img: http://www.industryconnect.org Have you heard about integrations?
  10. 10. Yes, but... • Building the integration costs money • Building the integration takes time • Vendor might refuse to provide integration • Vendor might charge for every transaction (+ monthly fee) • In some cases it’s hard or even impossible (legacy systems)
  11. 11. Benefits of using RPA • Flexibility: RPA bot can complete almost any repetative task • Ease of integration: No need for traditional integrations • Ease of implementation: No code Inspired by https://blog.aimultiple.com/what-is-robotic-process-automation/
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  13. 13. Example - Employee onboard
  14. 14. Employee onboard Supervisor HR HR system IT Azure AD System for ordering IT equipment
  15. 15. Employee onboard Supervisor HR HR system IT Azure AD System for ordering IT equipment Ootb connectors IT
  16. 16. Employee onboard Supervisor HR HR system Azure AD System for ordering IT equipment Ootb connectors Http request / Custom connector
  17. 17. Employee onboard Supervisor HR system Azure AD System for ordering IT equipment Http request / Custom connector Ootb connectors UI Flow
  18. 18. Demo Desktop UI Flow
  19. 19. Demo Web UI Flow
  20. 20. UI Flow – What you need? Workstation / Server Flow On-Premises Data Gateway UI Flow + browser extension Application
  21. 21. Roadmap • General available on April 2020 • Unattended RPA • Using virtual machines • Retry for Windows UI Flows • Secrets management (GA Sep 2020) • Advanced editor capabilities (GA Sep 2020)
  22. 22. How much this costs? +
  23. 23. Expensive or not? • Blue Prism: 15000-18000$/year • UIPath: ~10000$/year • Pega: 2400 $/year • Sikuli, UI.Vision: OpenSource
  24. 24. Thank You! Timo Pertilä Consultant, Microsoft MVP https://timopertila.com https://twitter.com/timopertila timo.pertila@forwardforever.com

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