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Choosing RPA Software: 14 Things to Consider

Blue Prism Robotic Process Automation


Ben Vaughan

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So, you have heard about Robotic Process Automation (RPA) software, but are you wondering where to start? We’ve got you covered. After polling some of our customers and speaking with our partners at Blue Prism, we have created a guide on what you should be considering. 

Here are 14 great things to consider as you move toward an RPA software solution.

1. Robotic Desktop Automation (RDA) vs Robotic Process Automation (RPA)

RDA: Will your bot be maintained on an individual desktop? You would use this when you have one static task that never changes.

RPA: More dynamic than RDA, RPA is a platform that is easier to maintain the centrally deployed system (platform). RPA lives behind the firewall in the data center, rather than on a desktop. From a security standpoint this is more beneficial. RPA also deploys “Digital Workers,” who can do different types of tasks within your business systems. The rest of this blog refers to RPA capabilities.

2. Flexibility

RPA allows you to deploy intelligent digital workers anywhere you need them, as opposed to a single “bot” on a desktop.

In fact, Digital Workers run across any process that is configured to be automated. This is helpful both in terms of usage and with the licensing model, because you pay per digital worker, as opposed to paying for multiple “bots” that are only programmed to do singular tasks. 

3. Digital Exchange

Through our RPA community, we can extend the ability of the digital worker in specific ways, making them more intelligent by giving them cognitive artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning or workflow capabilities. 

For example, a Digital Worker might be paired with AI in a DMV scenario where potholes are being monitored.

Another example: a big box retailer may want to use a Digital Worker, partnered with AI to reduce inventory shrinkage in their warehouse. Cameras can monitor and scan employee faces to ensure they are in the authorized area. Then, send alerts if they are not.

4. One SKU

Simplicity of pricing. You’ll find that as your RPA integrator, we can provide one flat cost for RPA with no additional licensing costs.

5. Scale

Once you build a component to manage a Digital Worker, everyone else in your enterprise can use it. Companies don’t have to constantly reinvent how the pieces of the configuration work.

6. Security

Our RPA software solution is compliant, with a Veracode Level 5 Certification. The RPA solution is governed by a business’ IT organization.

7. Iron-Tight Audit Trail

Blue Prism’s solution is ironclad and can be easily audited. This is why over half of the top 100 financial institutions use Blue Prism!

8. 100% Customer Retention

When it comes to Blue Prism, literally no customer has ever left.

9. No Code Required

Not low code. No code. (You can have code if you’d like but it’s not required).

10. Versatility

Some competitors sell RPA software where 1 robot = 1 process. Blue Prism’s intelligent Digital Workers are versatile and can handle multiple processes. 

11. KeyMark Support

KeyMark’s support team works directly with our customers. As a certified Blue Prism reseller, we meet with Blue Prism daily and are always up on the latest ways to keep our customers moving forward!

12. Speed to Develop

As you scale your RPA software solution, development time decreases due to some inherent features like global objects.

13. Total Cost of Ownership

Blue Prism’s solutions wind up being 1/3 of the TCO of competitive solutions.

14. Speed of RPA Software

Intelligent Digital Workers are quick, and can run 24 hours/day concurrently with your systems all over the world.

Take the Next Step

We can help you decide pretty quickly whether this would be a good fit for your organization. With 20+ years of experience in automation, we just need about 5 minutes of Q&A. 

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