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Assess Whether Test Automation Tools Could Help You With Robotic Process Automation

Published: 07 March 2019

ID: G00377905

Analyst(s): Cathy Tornbohm, Jim Scheibmeir, Thomas Murphy

Summary

At a time when many application leaders are looking to boost business efficiency with dedicated robotic process automation solutions, test automation tools are emerging as alternatives to meet similar needs. This report will help you decide whether these tools make sense for your RPA requirements.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges

Introduction

Analysis

  • Assess How Well Test Automation Tools Suit Your RPA Use Cases
  • Create a Roadmap for Personnel Development and Tool Selection
    • 1. Assess Your Team’s Effectiveness at Test Automation
    • 2. Focus on a System’s Stable Parts for Robotic Process Automation
    • 3. Re-engineer Your Automation Team
    • 4. Leave Budget and Calendar Space for Training
    • 5. Evaluate the Internal/External Trade-Off
    • 6. Take a Tactical Approach as the Market Will Keep Evolving
  • Build Cross-Functional “Pods” That Unite Automation and Business Process Experts

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