Robotics Process Automation (RPA) is a technology that allows to automate the human-machine dialog.
How many of you have seen end users working with several User Interface apps “at the same time”?
The lack of integration between our systems and apps is because several reasons, such as failed IT implementations, niche, legacy or obsolete solutions, no API’s or data interchange mechanisms available, and so on.
RPA can help us to solve the problem, because what it basically does is interact with the application UI’s providing us with the ability to catch the data and put it in a central and “apificated” repository that can then be utilised by the ecosystem.
Oracle Integration Cloud provides connectors with commercial RPA solutions such as UIPath and Automation Anywhere as well as standard REST connector that allows to integrate with other open source RPA tools.
So that’s it, you can automate the user interaction with the different applications and get the data as long as the robot simulates the human.
Oracle Integration Cloud provides connectors to a bunch of commercial solutions, including RPA, this way you are not lock-in to a specific vendor.
Hope it helps! 🙂