Features and Applicability—UiPath Automation

Written by Imran Abdul Rauf

Technical Content Writer

Robotic process automation technology has hugely impacted companies who are bent on trying to leverage artificial intelligence-driven applications. UiPath platform is one of the best tools for automation purposes alongside other benefits like ensuring employees’ performance, compliance, and superior customer experience.

About the UiPath RPA Platform

UiPath is a well-known RPA process automation platform that builds software bots and helps businesses automate operational processes. The automation practices run for almost all internal and web-based tools. Besides being a quick, efficient, and affordable platform to enable intelligent automation, the UiPath RPA seamlessly integrates with the existing legacy systems of the organization without any hassle.

UiPath deployment is suitable for both on-premise and cloud DWS. The platform boards three major products with their primary objectives for different IT infrastructures and automation needs.

  • UiPath Studio: UiPath Studio is a sophisticated automation tool that allows business users, experienced RPA developers, etc., to work on the perfect RPA environment and create intelligent bots. Moreover, allowing organizations the liberty to use the suitable data governance suite to manage all their tasks and processes.
  • UiPath Robot: UiPath robots are intelligent, authentic, and adaptable, and always ready to perform a wide array of tedious, repetitive tasks with or without any human supervision. As a result, organizations can launch their entire digital workforce to deliver efficiencies and score ROI at the best level.
  • UiPath Orchestrator: UiPath Orchestrator, as the name suggests, empowers companies to reach enterprise-wide automation through rich, robust orchestration measures. The tool enables teams to deploy, trigger, monitor, and track the complete dynamics of attended and unattended software robots.

The purpose is to make sure the bots workforce is secure and productive through all means. Furthermore, the tool offers thorough workflow insights and analytics for better, informed decision-making through centralized work queues.

Features of UiPath

  • Workflow drag & drop - The user can create a visual path process using the drag and drop functionality onto the graphical interface. Through properties, the user can then convert those process steps into visual workflows. You can also utilize the recorder wizard in the tool to develop an application or web-based workflows.
  • Record and playback - Teams use the record and playback feature to record specific actions and convert them for automation process series. The platform incorporates the following sub-features in the recording option.
  • Basic recording automates single activities and creates the full selector of each activity
  • Multiple recording performs activities mainly involving application development
  • Web recording records different kinds of activities and occurrences on the web
  • Citrix recording records visuals for virtualized environment automation
  • Advanced screen & data scraping options - Scraping or extracting structured data or documents from web pages or applications is done through UiPath’s Screen Scraping option. In addition to that, the data scraping feature helps scrape data from repetitive structures like tabular content, search queries in search engines, etc.
  • Collaborative integration - UiPath makes it possible for users to integrate with enterprise resource planning (ERP) and document management systems (DMS). Enterprises and IT teams can use UiPath Orchestrator, which easily integrates with desktop tools and incorporates built-in functionality for email, Excel, Word, and other applications. Web browser integration is an added benefit that provides Java, JavaScript, and other advanced capabilities in web pages.
  • Debugging - Debugging allows users to locate and uncover the errors for any particular project. The process involves breakpoints and logging to gather details regarding projects and the associated errors step-by-step. You can understand how the project is going through logging when the coding is concluded and displayed in the output panel, making the entire process easier to execute. Moreover, breakpoints can pause project execution and check for status at any specific interval.
  • Image and textual automation - Image and text-based automation operate in cases where UI automation isn’t eligible to work in the settings of a virtual machine. Or when usual approaches aren’t enough to find selectors. UiPath has features enabling mouse or keyboard prompts like clicking, hovering, text recognition, and OCR activities to support image and text-based automation.
  • Logical control level - The UI layer automation feature doesn’t rely on the position of screen elements but a logical control level. Automation is free from screen size and resolution constraints; hence, there is no effect when the automated app changes its layout. Hence, logical control level automation understands what the user clicks according to mathematical coordinates, not the button intuitions.
  • Multi-tenancy - Multitenancy in UiPath improves operational efficiency and reduces cost through segregated and secure space for multiple users from different departments. The prospect is to facilitate working across geographical boundaries without affecting the automation process within the same project.
  • .net & C# functions - A certain level of RPA automation requires users to write specific lines of code, but not to the extent of hardcore coding. UiPath possesses .net and C# functionality to create particular processes and perform macro coding. As most visual exercises are associated with these programming languages, developers obtain a Visual Studio vibe in the UiPath context. Besides that, they can design their C# packages and import them to Studio.
  • Workflow and reusability - Users can save their workflows as templates while keeping the original workflow intact as the changes are done only on the copy in production. Users can also copy the templates to create bite-sized, manageable chunks of standard automation. In doing so, users can merge the smaller workflow chunks for more extensive activities related to complex automation scripts.
  • Optical character recognition - The platform automates semi-structured data sources through comprehensive solutions, OCR features with the primary objective of recognizing the screen's visuals. In addition, the software robots automatically analyze the process and categorize non-standard documents and forms.

What’s new in UiPath platform 2021.10.4 release?


The platform has incorporated a new workaround to improve the runtime performance of Windows legacies libraries. Click the “Ready to Run” option from the library “Project Settings” and “Publish Options” windows for optimizing the generalized assemblies and experience faster just-in-time compilation at runtime.

Users can then use keyboard shortcuts to navigate through the options available in the Studio status bar. For example, to access the Design tab, users can now use “Alt+D” for shortcut keys and then use “Shift+Tab” to go through the options in the status bar.

Bug fixes

A noticeable bug has been fixed, resulting in more than expected memory usage when multiple files from a C# project are active in Studio. Moreover, the compilation error won’t occur anymore when a user publishes a library that references specific namespaces from the Microsoft “Azure.Security.KeyValut.Keys” package.

Another major bug catered was that the workflow coverage seen in the Activity Coverage tab wasn’t appropriately updated. The issue affected situations where a new activity was added to a test set for re-execution.

UiPath in a Nutshell

The features of UiPath offer robust governance and maximum security for complex operations through release management, remote control, scheduling, bot workload, asset management, and custom roles authorization. In addition to that, the platform also offers cognitive capabilities such as inbound and outbound integration and analytical abilities in the form of elastic search monitoring technology.

We already know how RPA is helping the healthcare sector with automation processes and making their operations and routine tasks more efficient and effective. Apparently, UiPath aiding entire IT teams at the enterprise level from other industries is no different.

Handpicked content: Automating Healthcare Processes: How RPA is Transforming the Sector

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