An RPA project example that is typical for Ether Solutions starts with a customer engaging with the idea of Automation.
The customer usually has a candidate process where they think automation with RPA would be a good fit
During the initial discussion, Ether Solutions gains an understanding of the customer’s expectations and the activities involved in the candidate process.
Based on the information gathered from the discussions, Ether Solutions formulates a proposal for the customer which includes:
- Solution architecture
- UiPath Robot licences
- Development process
- Testing approach
- Plan for Creation of development, test and production environments
- Plan for knowledge transfer on the usage of UiPath robots and sometimes knowledge transfer for UiPath developments
- Plan for early support during initial solution operation
Ether Solutions knowledge and experience enable the customer to see their expectations being realised.
With the first process automated and being operated by the customer, Ether Solutions can continue to support the customer with future automations or continue to provide knowledge transfer as a customer builds their own UiPath robot development capability.
Although this is a typical pattern for a UiPath RPA project undertaken by Ether Solutions, there are many variations that can be created to meet the specific needs of individual customers.
The usual reason that customers engage Ether Solutions when they have an idea for the automation on a process, is to gain access to the knowledge and experience to ensure a successful outcome.
Many customers will need to validate the projects and the ROI for any investment in an UiPath RPA solution, by engaging Ether Solutions into discussion not only can the technical requirements for UiPath Robot licences be determined but an accurate prediction of the project costs can be formulated.
Creating a solution architecture requires detailed knowledge of the UiPath product capabilities so that the right combination of UiPath Studio licences, Un-Attended Robots, Attended Robots and some of the more complex products such as Document Understanding, use of AI models with Machine Learning, designs for “Human in Loop” operations, etc., can be assembled to meet the business processing requirements. Ether Solutions practical knowledge can assist customers, who might otherwise struggle when examining the marketing information provided on the UiPath website.
For any customer making their first step in the adoption of automation, the internal skills to start an initiative are usually limited. Investing in acquiring the UiPath RPA skills for existing staff takes time and is often more acceptable once the first process automation has proven the value in the technology. Ether Solutions provide that UiPath Kickstart capability to lower project risk and through knowledge transfer enhance the starting skills to appropriate levels for the ongoing operation of the automation and where appropriate the future UiPath development capability.