Frequently Asked Questions About Bots

Pretty much everyone works on a computer at some point… and nearly everyone has at least one manual, boring task they have to do. Most, if not all, would prefer to work smarter instead of harder, spending as little time as possible on the mundane stuff.

Bots do away with those must-do repetitive tasks by automating them. You won’t be sorry to see the back of those jobs – they’re tedious, repetitive and labour intensive, consuming your time and effort and keeping you from doing the more interesting stuff. We believe work should and can be better – more fun, less boring, more rewarding.

That’s what Bots for That is for. It’s a simple way to build your very own Bot to do those dreaded tasks for you, quickly and without errors. The best part is, it’s all built and run for you – no do-it-yourself required.

 

We’re always creating ready-made Bot Ingredients and Recipes to work with the most common application (e.g. Xero, HubSpot, LinkedIn), tasks (e.g. spreadsheet work), industries (e.g. gambling, accounting) and processes (e.g. customer verification).

You just have to:

  • Pick your Bot Recipes

  • Tell us anything specific you want the Bot to do

  • Provide a short video recording of your manual task

  • Give us access to the various applications involved and some data to test with

  • We’ll then build and test your Bot for you, complete the set-up and run it for you whenever and

    wherever you want, as often as you want

    If there’s an application or task that we don’t have a Bot Recipe for, don’t worry, we’ll build it for you, as quickly and simply as possible. We’re always evolving our range of Bots Recipes too.

 

Here are just a few:
• Bots perform your manual, boring tasks, so you and your staff don’t have to
• They work with 100% accuracy, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year
• They can take on the manual workload of up to four people
• No set-up or software licensing costs – just simple monthly service plans where you pay for what

you use
• Simple, safe and secure solutions, delivered where and when you need them
• No task is too simple or complex and no system is unsuitable, but if our Bots can’t do it, we’ll tell

you and won’t waste your time
• No system integrations are necessary and we can work with any software

Ultimately, Bots free up time, allowing you and your people to focus on more productive, creative work and unleash your true potential.

 

We don’t think so and nor do our customers, but everything is relative to your situation. With no set- up costs and clear, simple, scalable plans to suit your needs, there’s something to suit everyone’s budget and goals – it’s really all about how valuable your time is to you and your business!

Think about it in this way. Your competitors are probably already using Bots to boost productivity and make work less work – are keeping up with them? Is your workforce agile enough to survive and grow sustainably? Can you keep your staff happy and motivated? Are you investing in your most valuable resources, or giving them reasons to look for jobs elsewhere?

 

Generally speaking, any task that a person does manually on a computer system or application is suitable for our Bots. As a priority, you should look for tasks that are:

• Manual and repetitive
• Use predictable digital data • Rules or logic-based

Examples include accessing and logging in to applications, accessing and updating folders and files, running macros, executing APIs, extracting, downloading or uploading content/data, sending emails and performing calculations.

 

A customised Bot using one of our Bot Recipes can take anything from a few hours to a few days from start to finish.

A bespoke Bot depends on the scope and complexity of your tasks, but on average it takes 2-3 weeks. It really just depends how quickly we can define your exact needs together and get access to your systems.

Bots access your own apps, with user accounts that you own and control. Bot login credentials are encrypted at rest (AES 256 bit) and stored in an automation cloud which conforms to various international standards including, ISO/IEC 27001:2013, ISO/IEC 27017:2015, ISO/IEC 27018:2019, ISO 9001:2015, SOC 2, HIPPA, HITRUST amongst others.

Our bots use TOTP VB.net libraries to generate and store an encrypted secret that is used to generate a 6-digit passcode every time it needs to login to an application. Each code is only valid for 30 seconds, and they’re never disclosed to anyone, anywhere, ever.

Each time a bot runs, they generate extensive data logs that detail the decisions and logic executed, but doesn’t log any of the actual process or sensitive data that the bot processes. Extensive audit logs are also created which detail the interactions that users, administrators and bots have with an automation cloud.

Bots access the data within your systems and applications to view and update that data, which it holds in temporary memory whilst processing and then deletes everything. No data ever leaves your own application environments, and none of your data is saved, retained, archived or transmitted.

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