In today’s era where EQ is more preferred than IQ, there is a heavy need for employees who can do real human jobs instead of some monotonous robot jobs.
People lose interest in low value-adding jobs which increases chances of error, but not robots!
Automation testing has become very integral part of the software testing.
We can automate things to do boring and repetitive stuff. And RPA is best suited for it. There are many benefits of RPA testing automation.
Let’s see what are all the topics we are going to cover in this article.
Let’s dive in.
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To save employees from doing uninteresting jobs and getting these jobs done smoothly in a much lesser time the technology that comes in the picture is Robotic Process Automation.
As the name suggests it is the automation of most of the robotic processes happening in any enterprise.
Robotic Process Automation has proven itself as a big asset and has great advantages like:
Let’s see how different RPA is from traditional IT automation with some examples and applications.
1. Role of RPA in Calculation:
Earlier we used to calculate numbers manually. Gradually, the complexity of the problems increased; also manual calculations took a lot of time. Therefore, in 1966, Texas Instruments invented the hand-held pocket calculator which automated calculations. But, we still had to feed these numbers manually in the calculator.
RPA replaces Human Intervention by leveraging Software Robots (popularly known as Bots).
2. Automating Data Entry Jobs using RPA:
Let’s see a typical Data Entry Employee’s task: A data entry employee repeatedly gets the data from different sources and aggregates them in an Excel file. Replacing the Data Entry Employee with a bot. Bot mimics all the tasks done by the Data Entry employee.
3. RPA for Invoice Processing:
In earlier times, an Admin used to segregate the invoices based on the type of automobile it is related to. After this, it was forwarded to the workers, who used to process it further.
It was a time-consuming task for the Admin, as there were thousands of invoices to categorize every day. There was also a probability, that the Admin will make mistakes in categorizing the invoices.
Companies decided to automate the process of categorization of invoices by replacing the Admin with an Automated System.
Even after automating this process, invoice processing was still done manually. Then the company implemented RPA to automate the invoice processing and completely eliminated the human intervention.
Though automation could segregate the invoices by the reading the subject of the emails, we still needed human force to read these scanned invoices.
Hence we needed an automation solution that could read like a human.
There are some major benefits of RPA, such as
Related Read: There is also one more tool for automating functional testing called JMeter. Read about it.
Imagine a scenario, where you want to get the list of names and prices of all the phones of a particular brand from a website.
This is how a typical automation process should look like:
Identify the elements -> Define the structure -> Create the result file -> Run the automation bot.
Let’s take an example. You have to automate the testing for an e-commerce website using RPA.
Identify the Elements
Define the Structure
Create the Result File
Run the Bot
From this article, I am sure you learned what exactly RPA is, benefits of RPA testing, how RPS is different from traditional automation and it’s working.
Knowing about RPA will also help you in interviews if you are applying for testing profile jobs like in TCS.
There were some RPA questions asked in Pole to Win interview for testing profile.
If you have any doubts and have something to share about RPA, let us know in the comments below.