Blue Prism Interview Questions and Answers Set 3

21. Why does Blue Prism need?

Blue Prism is highly beneficial to perform the following operations:

  • Designing an Automation Process within IT Governance
  • It supports Encryption/Decryption Keys both internal and external ones.
  • Enables Audit Logs
  • High-level Robustness using .NET customized code within the automation process.

22 Is Blue Prism’s Robotic Automation Platform secure and auditable?

Security and auditability are consolidated into the Blue Prism robotic automation platform at various levels. The runtime environment is totally separate to the process editing environment.

Approvals to design, create, edit and run processes and business objects are specific to each authorized user.

A full audit trail of changes to any process is kept, and comparisons of the before and after effect of changes are rovided.

The log created at run-time for each process provides a detailed, time-stamped history of every action and decision taken within an automated process.

Our clients tend to find that running a process with Blue Prism gives them a lot more control than a manual process, and from a compliance point of view assures that processes are run consistently, in line with the process definition.

23.How do I get started on delivering processes using Blue Prism?

Blue Prism acclaims a phased approach to getting started as the Operational Agility framework is very scalable. It is typical to target the configuration of between 1 and 10 processes initially with a rolling program of processes being introduced once the outline is established

24 What are the differences between Blue Prism and UiPath?

UiPath and Blue Prism both the tools have their own software and they are very good. UI and BP both have graphic process designers for developing the solutions.

Differences:

In terms of programming languages

Blue Prism Uses C# for coding

UiPath uses VB for coding

In terms of Control Room/Dashboard

UiPath control room – The Orchestrator – is web based; you can access it from the browser or mobile.

BP has client based servers, accessible only through their apps.

In terms of cost and uses

UiPath

  • Lower cost of development
  • Easier to learn and operate
  • You can learn by your self
  • Study materials are easily available on internet

Blue Prism

  • Good for mass scale deployment of large number of rob

25 What does Robotic Automation mean in the context of back office administrative process automation?

In the domain of back office administration, Robotic Automation refers to automation where a computer drives existing enterprise application software in the same way that a user does. This means that unlike traditional application software, Robotic Automation is a tool or platform that operates and orchestrates other application software through the existing application’s user interface and in this sense is not “integrated”.

26. What are the advantages of robotically orchestrating existing applications through the user interface?

  1. No IT infrastructure changes are required – there is no integration requirement – the robots interface with any application through the user interface in the same way a user does.
  2. No integration costs – robots drive existing applications.
  3. IT robots are “trained” by their users by being “shown” how to complete a task. This is akin to training a new employee.
  4. A robot once trained can scale across any number of other robots.
  5. The robot knowledge is extended and re-used over time.
  6. A robot is trained in the live environment making projects less expensive and much faster than traditional IT.
  7. Multiple robots applied to a task can be synchronised to deliver large-scale robotic platforms.

27 How easy is it to train and manage the robots activity?

  1. A robot is trained through a flow chart of the procedure. This flow-chart is managed and audited to document the procedure.
  2. Management information is gathered automatically as the robot operates. All processes generate statistical profiles as a by-product of doing the action. This allows tuning and development of a process in light of real data.
  3. Modern robots systems come with failover and recovery inbuilt as core capabilities. It means that if changes take place, or downstream failures occur a “smart” response can be trained into the overall system.
  4. Modern robots systems have full audit and security authorisation meaning that all changes and all access is recorded and regulated. Back-up process steps are managed, roll-back and recovery, as well process change-highlighting, are all automatically captured by the robot platform.

28. Why is Robotic Automation different from Business Process Management Systems – BPMS?

BPMS is principally aimed at improving IT architecture to allow greater flexibility in automation and process management capability. Most often its aim is to support agent productivity through desktop acceleration, application connectivity, and workflow management. As such BPMS is part of the core IT tool set, to which adjustments outside of configurable parameters to a solution normally require a traditional IT change-program. Most often connectivity between applications, and design work on how applications should be integrated against business requirements is a key skill that is required to operate BPMS effectively.

29. Will you be modifying my existing systems?

It is a key design point of Blue Prism that we don’t change any of your underlying systems, as this is often complex and expensive to perform.
Blue Prism gathers data and integrates processes at an abstracted level using a variety of techniques an interfaces that ensures underlying systems are not impacted.

30. What support do I need from Blue Prism Professional Services?

It really depends on the skills you already have in house and the way you wish to work. Blue Prism can provide a full range of services from basic training, support and mentoring with a view to quickly getting your team independently delivering ongoing automations, right through to a full turnkey package where we will take responsibility for delivering business benefit within agreed service levels.