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RPA in Action: Automated Data Scraping

Posted on January 20, 2020

Data entry seems simple enough—go to a website, copy and paste the data into a spreadsheet, and then crunch the numbers. But manually gathering and entering data can add up over time. And unfortunately, humans are prone to errors, leaving you with potentially unreliable information. Luckily, there is a way to reclaim your time and eliminate errors—with robotic process automation (RPA) from Automate.

Benefits of Web Scraping Using RPA

  • Eliminates the need for manual data entry
  • Reduces costly human errors
  • No need for custom processing and filtering algorithms
  • Easy drag-and-drop features eliminate the need to write scripts

RPA provides you a digital worker to go directly to the source—whether a website, PDF, email, or another system—and scrape the data you need and enter it into your various business applications, eliminating entry errors and letting you focus your time on more value-adding activities. Here’s how one manufacturing company’s shipping department puts RPA to work to streamline their data entry. They need to get shipping information from the UPS website, so they use automated data scraping to get the job done without manually entering number after number.




How could your company benefit from automated data scraping?

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