v8.4 and later
What is RPA?
Robotic Process Automation (RPA) emulates human interactions with software programs like ERP systems, databases, and Microsoft office documents, with the ability to follow rule-based decisions, and copy, paste, or exchange data between systems.
In order to use the RPA activity, you need to have an RPA service up and running.
- Enter address details from an insurance claim into the main frame system when executing a customer request process.
- Retrieve deal numbers from legacy CRM systems for customer records in an order management process.
- Any of the processes listed below can start and end in Cora SeQuence and execute a robot for automating part of the process, such as procure-to-pay, quote-to-cash, claims processing, and more.
RPA profiles define where the pre-processed file is located, and where the post-processing file is placed. You manage RPA profiles from the Administration site. The values you define in the RPA profile are used in the RPA function.
|TimeOut||integer||required||The interval after which the process stops searching for the result file. The unit of measure is seconds.|
|ExternalContext||string||optional||Additional process information.|
|IsOneWay||boolean||required||Indicates if the process waits for robot results before proceeding.|
|InputFile||object||required||Defines the location of the source file to send to the robot.|
|RobotProfile||string||required||Name of the profile that contains the settings for the RPA implementation.|
|OutPutFile||object||required||Defines the location where the result file is placed.|
|FileId||guid||required||GUID of the file uploaded to the system in the main product, for example, Update Account. This file is sent to the robot for processing.|
RPA Activity in a Workflow
When you use the RPA File Trigger Activity in a workflow, it's important to close the loop. A script or task that listens to the folder and processes the data from the file is required.
RPA File Trigger