Software robots in the workplace
Let’s take a look at how the data aggregation process is transformed with automation, this time in a procurement example.
Businesses constantly move information between numerous systems, including cloud applications, websites, desktop applications, terminals, and email. Whether it’s enrolling a new hire into 15 HR systems or gathering product details from your suppliers’ websites, an employee might be tasked with manually transposing a veritable sea of data.
Yet there are the Agent Mulder-like skeptics who “want to believe” but are struggling to separate hype from reality.
Among the top 5 questions we're asked here is "What can your software automate?" If we've learned anything, it's that that question is one of the hardest ones to answer, and "any rules-based process" doesn't necessarily cut it. If you're anything like me, you want some specific processes, familiar and pertinent to YOUR job.
With that in mind, we created this infographic by functional area to help get you thinking about automtion in your own department. What processes would make sense for you to automate?
Recently, Software Quality Engineering got together a Cubs fan, a former hand scanner tester, and a QA/Business Analyst to talk about what they have in common: experience with test automation, particularly in its early days at each of their companies.
The result was a set of tips for picking test automation software, managing expectations, and getting started with starter test automation projects that set the stage for future success.