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What is Web Automation?

IBM i, Windows, Linux
Posted:
July 31, 2019
What is Web Automation?

 

Getting the information you need from the web is a breeze. The data you need is accessible in minutes with just a few keystrokes and clicks from the comfort of your desk. No need to go anywhere or call anyone, just type and click. It’s hard to imagine your web browser related tasks could get any easier—but they can, thanks to web automation.

When you streamline your web browser tasks with automation, you save yourself a lot of time in the long run. Simple yet repetitive tasks add up over time and take up a big slice of your working hours. Automating these tasks lets you work more efficiently and frees up your time to devote to other important tasks.

What is Web Automation?

Web automation aims to mimic how a real person uses a web browser to automate repetitive scenarios. Website automation is powered by robotic process automation (RPA) software. RPA software robots can be programmed to replicate the actions you’d take on a website like navigating a browser window, clicking links and buttons, sending keystrokes, and more.

You can use web automation for many tasks like scraping data from a website, entering information into an online form, and logging into a website. While these tasks seem simple, when you repeat these steps over and over, it can add up to a big chunk of time. Any task that involves your interaction with a web browser can be automated to help save you time in your daily work so you can focus on more value-added activities.

Learn More About Web Automation

Looking to learn more about web automation? We’ve gathered our best resources to help you get started with automating your repetitive website tasks with RPA.

  • Learn how four companies used RPA for web data extraction, website monitoring, browser navigation, and more. Read the article >
  • Download a free trial of Automate, RPA software from HelpSystems, and follow along with our easy-to-follow tutorial for automating a website automation task. Follow along >
  • Take a deeper dive into the different ways you can put web automation to work for you. Read the article >
Want to See Web Automation in Action?

See for yourself how RPA can streamline your website browser tasks by scheduling a personal demonstration of Automate from our team of software experts.