Robotic Process Automation with ARIS
In April, Software AG released the latest version of ARIS, version 10.0.8. This release offers a number of good improvements for ARIS Connect, the web client of ARIS. With the release of ARIS 10.0.8, the Software AG RPA modeling convention has also been released. With this new method, traditional processes can be enriched with automatically executed process steps. In this way, the cooperation between people and robots is more transparent.
RPA is the automatic execution of processes by “robots”. These are not physical robots on a conveyor belt, but programs that perform tasks independently. Examples include a robot that automatically approves invoices (below a certain amount) or a robot that retrieves all data from a customer from different systems when applying for a new insurance policy.
RPA software packages are intended to model tasks, with simple instructions and rules, that a robot must perform when, for example, an insurance application arrives. With this input, a robot knows exactly which tasks must be performed and how. Kryon is an extensive RPA tool with which processes for robots can be modeled and controlled. Software AG has entered into a partnership with Kryon.
Diagram 1 Collaboration diagram between humans and robots in the recruitment process
Shown above is an example of a recruitment process in which the robot processes the applicant’s data in the HR system, after which the HR employee can check the data. In this example, the robot performs the task of copying supplied data to the HR system. If everything went well, the HR employee can immediately start the actual recruitment process and invite the applicant to an interview.
In the next example diagram you can see which input the robot needs to perform the task and in which system the task will be performed. Please note that there is always a person or department responsible for the robot.
Diagram 2 Detailed description of the robot task
Using this new modeling convention, the interactions between humans and robots can be properly mapped out so that dependencies become clear and can be better managed. In ARIS, the entire end-to-end process is transparent, making risks and dependencies more manageable, while robots can be properly controlled.
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Written by: Rob van Raaij