future key user here. I’ve been working with UI Path for about a week now and will soon have to hold a presentation for my company about the concept and chances of RPA. Here are 4 questions I still have, I hope someone can help me clarify these.
- I think I’ve understood the difference between attended and unattended bots. But what part is actually defined as “the robot”? I find myself having a hard time explaining it to others let alone justify the “extra costs” for some “robot” I can’t describe what it actually is. As far as I understand, the studio is the “editor” where you create your sequences and when you hit execute, that part is done by the bot. Is this correct? If so I find the terminology a bit confusing.
- How does a “robot” differentiate from a macro? Is it just that with UI Path you can work with any software environment? I’ve been told that macro softwares doing similar tasks have existed for decades. What is the groundbreaking new thing about Ui Path if there is any? What does UI Path offer that didn’t exist three years ago? Is it the user interface? Honest question.
- All I’ve done using UI Path so far is defining variables, assigning tasks etc. all by myself. I still don’t understand where the “artificial intelligence” comes in. Am I using the software wrong? I mean I can see that when I click some element on the screen that UI Path grabs the entity information. Is that already it? Is there anything else to it? How do I “sell” to anyone in my company that a.i. part - if at all?
- I think I’ve worked with an attended robot (test licence). Am I correct that with an unattended robot I can set a timer for some task so it starts and runs all by itself let’s say at mitnight? Can the same be achieved with an attended robot?
Thanks for your help, really looking forward to work with UI path!