Getting Started

Getting Started : RPA using Blue Prism

By Vinay Shetty posted 07-06-2020 08:16

RPA 101 or 102
If you have navigated to this section of the Getting Started Series, it would be safe to assume that you are either interested in learning RPA from the ground up or you are looking to re-learn RPA in a manner that you can leverage it for the digital transformation of an enterprise.
Either way, you will definitely be able to visualize the world of automation and digital workers differently having completed the sections outlined in this blog.

First though, Let's take A converse look at what is usually not a robust RPA solution when building it for enterprise-grade :

The Blue Prism Way
Before delving into learning how to use Blue Prism, it would be beneficial for us to understand the vision of connected-RPA & how the platform is architected. 
It may seem odd that to start a discussion on our product by explaining why we don’t have specific functionality but let me explain why we think this is so critical to enterprise RPA deployments.

A desktop recorder watches how you navigate the applications on your desktop and records the steps that you take – it’s a useful shortcut to building a process quickly if that’s what is required.

The downside is that by using a recorder, users are not designing their solution to be re-used and are making choices based on short-term advantages rather than long term stability. 

In Blue Prism you begin by designing the parts of the application that you are going to use first, then creating re-usable objects that interface with the system like a user, processes can be layered on top that chain together this library of objects with business rules to create flexible, maintainable processes.

If a system changes, change the model. Once.

If an application interaction needs to change, update the object. Once.

All of the processes that use this information inherit these changes, without re-recording or rebuilding them. And processes can be written more quickly as the building blocks that already exist can be re-used in different business scenarios.

With this approach, the Total Cost of Ownership actually reduces over time, rather than increasing.

A good short watch is the below video by our co-founder Dave Moss explaining the fundamentals of the Blue Prism RPA Platform.

With that let's move ahead from the theory and more into practical knowledge on how you can install Blue Prism and begin your journey into building Enterprise-Grade RPA Solutions. 

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Disclaimer : The information provided in the article is for educational purposes only and is not served in any official capacity from Blue Prism and is non-commercial in nature. The viewpoints presented are solely those of the author's.  





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