2019-10-29T01:26:00Z
JL
Management Consultant with 1-10 employees
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RPA that Bots can run without centralized control?

Hi everyone,

Are there any RPA products in the market that Bots can run without the centralized control module?

Thank you for your assistance,

Josh

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28 Answers
Jack Frano - PeerSpot reviewer
Principal at Adaptive Growth, Inc
Reseller
Top 5
2021-05-02T17:21:44Z
May 2, 2021

Josh:


The desk top version of HelpSystems' Automate will do what your asking in a Windows like environment.

Search for a product comparison in Robotic Process Automation (RPA)
Osvaldo Moderno - PeerSpot reviewer
Researcher at University of Sao Paulo
Real User
Top 10
2021-04-30T21:33:53Z
Apr 30, 2021

Yes, it certanly can. As far as I know most of vendors has RPA in two options: Attended and Unattended. However, be awere that the attended version, which runs into the users machine, can drive you to a problem of Shadow IT. Depending on your Organization Governance, it is not recomended.

Diego Caicedo Lescano - PeerSpot reviewer
Chief Innovation Officer at SAGGA
Real User
Leaderboard
2021-04-28T14:32:29Z
Apr 28, 2021

Are you sure about the question ? Maybe you are looking for ITPA 

Celestine - PeerSpot reviewer
Director intelligent automation at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-04-28T06:40:55Z
Apr 28, 2021

Yea there are. For example Electroneek. 

DL
RPA Developer at a tech consulting company with 11-50 employees
Real User
2021-04-27T23:24:53Z
Apr 27, 2021

Microsoft Power Automate Desktop is free and runs on the on-premise user machine. User can install the program on their machine. But the machine needs to be connected to the Internet and the PAD (Power Autoamte Desktop) should be logged on with a Microsoft account to use the PAD. 



After that, users can run the bot (PAD) by themselves on their machines.



And if users want to control the bot remotely from a centralized center, they can pay about $40 per a month and do that. 

GregKaut - PeerSpot reviewer
Director of Sales and Business Development USA at VersaFile Inc.
User
2021-04-27T12:08:07Z
Apr 27, 2021

I believe several posts have answered you question, most if not all provide a stand-alone option, one consideration is what is the reason for deploying a single bot, is it cost, or other technical factors.  Depending on your answer their could be other options on the table.   

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SV
RPA Solution Architect at Olam International
Real User
2021-04-27T07:36:16Z
Apr 27, 2021

Yes, Attended Bots  which can run without centralized control Module. RPA Tools like Automation Anywhere, uiPath ,Power Automation they do support this.

LC
Chief Sales Officer & Evangelist RPA with 1-10 employees
User
2021-04-26T13:19:44Z
Apr 26, 2021

Incluso hay clientes que no han obtenido la licencia del orquestador y se puede realizar una actividad programada en Windows y funciona 

AJ
Head of Process Innovation and Robotic Automation at Prolifics
Real User
2019-10-29T22:50:37Z
Oct 29, 2019

RPA can be configured to run in a standalone mode. Depending on the product, different capabilities are available. To illustrate, bots developed in UiPath can be deployed on a "Robot" without any connectivity to "Orchestrator". This is completely product dependent as the same cannot be done in other tools such as Automation Anywhere. We utilize this pattern when the bot deployment is on a local desktop (attended or unattended) instead of a server-based deployment as a risk associated with the bot (due to lack of code management) is localized.

Tejaswini H R - PeerSpot reviewer
User at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Real User
2019-12-26T04:49:44Z
Dec 26, 2019

Hi Josh,

UiPath Robot without connecting to orchestrator is a component which can be deployed on end users machine without any centralized control.

Regards,
Tejaswini H R

Birinder Singh - PeerSpot reviewer
Founder | RPA Solution Architect at Auxiliobits Technologies
Real User
2019-10-29T09:52:37Z
Oct 29, 2019

All RPA products have the ability to run bots without centralized control modules. UiPath, for example, has 2 types of bots - Attended and
Unattended. The Unattended bots will need a centralized control module - in this case an Orchestrator. The Attended bots, however, can be run without the Orchestrator.

Although it is recommended that bots must be centrally monitored and managed for more control, running them without a central module is also
possible.

reviewer1031583 - PeerSpot reviewer
User at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
Real User
2019-10-29T17:14:21Z
Oct 29, 2019

Yes, there are tools on the market that work without centralized control. Like G1ant and WDG (which is implementing control dashboards). The important thing is to keep in mind the size of the solution to be implemented, the number of robots and the risk inherent in the process.

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Dario Casubolo - PeerSpot reviewer
RPA Lead and IT Manager at a manufacturing company with 51-200 employees
Real User
2019-10-29T14:46:42Z
Oct 29, 2019

Any RPA vendor who claims its product provides attended RPA is good for the required purpose.

I've got direct hands-on experience on UiPath bots running processes without a centralized control module (which is the Orchestrator in UiPath platform). Either by manually starting the process or by writing some simple script that automatically starts the job. Of course, the centralized control module does much more than just starting a job, so you usually want to have one managing your bots factory.

CH
Sales Executive with 11-50 employees
User
2019-10-29T12:43:12Z
Oct 29, 2019

There are some products that don't require a centralized control module. They are what is known as "attended" bots that are either launched via an established trigger or by a human worker at the appropriate time during a particular workflow. We deliver these sorts of automation projects often.

Adrian Cathcart-James - PeerSpot reviewer
Chief Delivery Officer at Another Monday
Real User
2019-10-29T05:53:08Z
Oct 29, 2019

Yes there are, however one key concepts to a a successful RPA project is the ability to see how the bots are performing and typically that is done through a console. Exactly the same way you would monitor a person's performance.

Hope that helps.
Adrian

RA
General Manger - Services at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
User
2020-03-06T12:03:16Z
Mar 6, 2020

In almost all RPA products , Attended BOTS can work with Centralized Control. Its always recommended to start your RPA journey with attended BOT and simple process. Once you understand the benefits of RPA , it become easy to justify the automation across other business processes. When you have multiple process identified and need multiple BOTs , you can go for Central Control.

MC
RPA Manager at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
User
2019-12-11T17:15:48Z
Dec 11, 2019

You can run it but has to be attended bot. The idea of the control room is to have a bot farm or repository where you can manage, schedule, admin all bots you have.

If you have tools such as AA or UIPath, you can run bots in your local machine with your developer access. But if the idea is to scale and keep building bots, you are going to be limited with your own infrastructure. You will have your PC busy running bots with no room to develop more solutions.

DH
CEO at a tech consulting company with 11-50 employees
Real User
2019-12-01T15:13:53Z
Dec 1, 2019

As far as I know, UiPath can run attended Robots on Windows OS.

SV
Sales Engineer - Cognitive Automation at Automation Anywhere
Vendor
2019-11-11T09:02:23Z
Nov 11, 2019

I have not seen it in my experience, I know it exists but it is very difficult to manage your bots individually. In practice, the technology has developed to satisfy the need of having a centralized environment where they can manage bots from a single point, otherwise, it can become very laborious work to run/stop. Fix your bots.

2019-10-29T15:06:14Z
Oct 29, 2019

I do not fully understand your question. Would you give this some thought and be a bit more specific as to what your needs are?

GB
Process Automation Manager at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
User
2019-10-29T14:59:24Z
Oct 29, 2019

Well everyone has already replied. So my question is why are you considering having bots without centralized control? Is it only for cost or there is any other reason?

Justin Kruse - PeerSpot reviewer
Operations Consultant at LTCG
Consultant
2019-10-29T14:51:39Z
Oct 29, 2019

Can you expand on your question “without a centralized control module” what specifically are you working with?

AT
RPA Architect/ Developer at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
User
2019-10-29T14:14:04Z
Oct 29, 2019

Few products let the bot execute without a Centralized Control module like Orchestrator/ Control Room etc. We have implemented it for several customers. CPM is an effective and seamless way of controlling the Bots. Please reach out to me in case of any issues.

ED
Senior Project Manager with 10,001+ employees
User
2019-10-29T11:44:06Z
Oct 29, 2019

Centralized control module?

You can run RPA on a local machine

Josh, what do you mean by a centralized module?

HT
Chef de projet senior with 51-200 employees
User
2019-10-29T10:08:40Z
Oct 29, 2019

Today no RPA products without C.R, the CR is obligatory in an RPA project to follow the work logs and performance of the bots.

RS
Program manager at IBM
Real User
2019-10-29T07:57:16Z
Oct 29, 2019

Yes, WinAutomation-Softmotive product can run as a decentralized control module.

Desktop RPA tool will work as a decentralized control module.

ZK
Manager RPA Technical Support at Kryon
Vendor
2019-10-29T06:53:48Z
Oct 29, 2019

I have two questions on this:
1- What is the issue in using a centralized system?
2- Want to use attended or unattended automation?

GS
Director - Market Leader at Cognizant
Real User
2019-10-29T05:39:42Z
Oct 29, 2019

Yes, there are products that can run without a centralized Control Module.

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