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Encanvas rpa data sheet


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This data sheet from Encanvas describes the market for Robotic Process Automation and how their software platform fulfils these requirements for businesses.

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Encanvas rpa data sheet

  1. 1. APPLICATION DATA SHEET ROBOTIC PROCESS AUTOMATION EXTEND YOUR WORKFORCE WITH  ROBOTIC AUGMENTATION Social media, cloud computing, big data, mobile computing, the Internet of  Things… while all these changes have happened, levels of office automation and  productivity haven’t substantively improved.  Since the 1980’s, productivity in the  office has improved by *3% compared to a 75% productivity increase in factories  over the same period. Encanvas mimics the actions that humans perform at their  desktop to eradicate mundane admin tasks, freeing up to 30% of work day time for  knowledge workers. *Source: Vrije Universitet, Amsterdam – Explorative study into Information Logistics Why Robots? Robotic Process Automation (RPA) describes not just a new flavor of technology but a new approach to addressing office‐centric data handling and processing tasks ‐ those that previously required manual re‐keying, spreadsheets, hard‐copy documents and swivel chair workers to perform. There are several fundamental characteristics of this kind of technology‐enabled solution that differ from Business Process Management (BPM) tooling and other traditional IT department dependent solutions: The automation does not fundamentally change the operation of the process. Instead of a human tapping keys and building spreadsheets, a computer software application mimics the same tasks in a similar way. Stakeholders do not see a fundamental change to their operating behaviours. The same process stages will generally occur. Training of robots is generally performed using code‐free software, so it’s quick to do and easy to adapt. IT challenges like implementing complex APIs are removed by re‐keying or robotically extracting/uploading data to legacy systems. Rather than being ‘a technology platform’ requiring a big upfront investment and lots of risks, ‘robots’ are supplied as­a­service that can be outsourced in the same way as people, individually selected by departmental managers and billed monthly – with all the contractual flexibility that represents. Why Encanvas for RPA? While the business case is compelling, the automation challenges for RPA are not solely about the dexterity of tech‐tools. There are many potential inhibitors to change that can derail projects that Encanvas overcomes: Cost of IT and change can exceed the anticipated return when applications may be used by only a handful of users (or potentially just one). Encanvas scales robotics affordably. The time and difficulty of capturing and interpreting use case needs can become an impenetrable barrier to projects moving forward. Mistakes made at this stage can cause managers to lose confidence in justifying future projects. Encanvas builds apps in real‐ time due to its codeless interfaces. When it comes to justifying investments in IT and project resources, building a Return­on­ Investment (RoI) to can be difficult, if not impossible – when it’s not clear what’s needed to build the solution. Encanvas codeless authoring trains robots faster! Unrivalled performance Encanvas is a code‐less platform with unrivalled performance, security and dexterity. It has an extensive library of data connectors to third party sources. And it offers both desktop and server based robotics to align IT solutions to business needs – producing affordable, best‐fit‐outcomes. Scalability that knows no bounds Encanvas is used for some of the most demanding RPA applications. Support millions of robots and still experience blistering response speeds. Why Use Encanvas for RPA? Add Automation of manual tasks by  mimicking the actions of humans  with software robots  Access to services 24x7 – Robots  don’t need to sleep! Grow Understanding of cross‐ functional workflows Information security Data accuracy  Meta‐data capture Governance over activities – Systematic rules are applied  consistently Best‐practise innovation Reduce Digitalisation project risk IT spend Time your workforce spends on  tedious tasks Time‐to‐value of new solutions Overheads on IT teams Remove Manual data capture, input,  aggregation, cleansing, analysis,  reporting and publishing tasks IT complexity Support overheads 
  2. 2. Feature Benefit Mimic humans Remove up to 30% of a typical office workers tasks  through simple augmentation of mundane tasks that  contribute little business value to stakeholders – increasing workforce well‐being and productivity 24­hour operation Higher uptime ‐ Robots don’t need to sleep, they don’t  take a break or go off‐sick Reduce pressures on IT IT doesn’t have to invest valuable resources in  software developments for the long‐tail of apps that  serve a small community of users Bring data under IT control Robots are safer for data:  They capture more meta‐ data on process activity and are easier to monitor  than humans.  Also, they make fewer mistakes and  have no innate desire to cause mischief!   Capture process meta­data to  fine­tune processes Log files enable robots to report in real‐time on  activity performance – important for on‐demand  digital transactions where seconds can matter. Available on or off­premise,  as a platform­­or as a service Encanvas provides the widest range of commercial  options for RPA An integrated component of  the Encanvas DX platform For class‐leading user identity management, group  and website administration, business analytics, data  security and applications customization capabilities. For more information For further details about Encanvas visit © 2017 Encanvas. All rights reserved. Encanvas® is a registered trademark. All other trademarks and trade names are acknowledged as belonging to their respective owners. Encanvas® reserves the right to modify specifications of applications without notice. What can a robot do? These are some of the common robotic actions automated by Encanvas RPA: CAPTURE: Input data into web and desktop systems Screen‐scrape Automate the feed of data from an IoT device  sensor or data source Input data from a printed screen or document PROCESS: Automate click paths to mimic user actions Cleanse, de‐dupe and normalise data Sort data Aggregate data OUTPUT: Export to Excel, Word, PowerPoint or  Upload to third party systems Distribute via automated email workflows (with  escalations based on workflow rules) What makes a robot start working? There are several ways you can instruct a robot to start working. The most common forms supported by Encanvas are: Manual instruction (i.e. someone clicks ‘start’) Scheduled (timed) event A file arrives into a ‘Watch Folder’ Another robot tells your robot to begin working!  Unparalleled usability Encanvas is really easy to use. Interfaces are clean and designed to work in a coherent way with common desktop applications to minimize user‐ training overheads. Tried and tested, and tested again! Encanvas is tested on a wide range of browsers including Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari and Opera. Simple deployment of Robots There are many ways to adopt robots with Encanvas. Hire a robot as a service, subscribe to an online service or install a private cloud‐deployed platform. A client installed component may be required for local data processing tasks. How we compare... You’ll be surprised how Encanvas outperforms even the big names in RPA with: Affordability Performance Advanced data mashup connectivity Code‐free authoring usability Enterprise scalability Security Encanvas is a cloud­deployed  application fabric. No client  installation is required. Private  cloud and host platform options are  available for in­house deployments Host platform Microsoft® Windows Small Business  Server 2003 through to Windows  Server 2016. Requires Microsoft® SQL  Server or Microsoft® SQL Server  Express (not supplied). Supported formats Encanvas acquires and presents data  sourced from front‐office files (like  .CSV and .XLS), back‐office systems  (like relational databases) and  Shapefiles (composite ESRI® format),  TAB, MIF (composites used by  MapInfo®), GML files (composite used  by MasterMap™) Other applications Live Wire‐Frame Dashboards Maps IoT & Big Data Digital Transformation Digital City  Business Intelligence Life‐Cycle Dashboards