Editor's note: this infographic was created and published in 2015. For an up-to-date look at robotic process automation (RPA), visit the RPA page on our website.
UiPath’s Front Office Robotic Automation pushes specific software robots to designated user groups, where they appear in an icon tray. Human agents have full control over which process they chose to activate with a mouse click.
Agent-Assisted Robot: The robot is deployed via the server to an employee’s workstation, who access it from a desktop menu and has control over where and when it is used.
Front Office Server: It is a central repository for automation scripts (or artifacts). It manages version control and aggregates robot logs. It also provides monitoring, reporting and security capabilities.
UiPath Back Office Robotic Automation is an automation platform that can orchestrate queues of transaction work with scheduled pools of software robots, and easily manage dozens or hundreds of robots from a browser-based dashboard.
Autonomous Robot: The autonomous robots can automate any number of back office workflows. Human intervention, required by process exceptions, occurs at the server, not workstation, level.
Back Office Server: With the introduction of UiPath’s Robot API, robotic software can finally “talk with world”. In the old, closed, robotic automation systems, robots could only communicate with their proprietary servers.
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