BPA is often used as a synonym for BPI and certainly requires integration. However, it may not include support for long-running processes or manual processes. BPA tools generally focus on automating transactions that cross multiple applications. They may not support long-lived transactions that take hours, days or weeks to complete. If you want to automate an end-to-end process that will run in a lights-out environment, then BPA is probably what you're looking for.
The use of computer-based information technology (specifically workflow technology) to automate the steps in a business process, coordinate the assignment and distribution of work items and information among individuals, and manage the completion of tasks, activities and ultimately business processes.
The use of software to automate business processes. Techniques used for BP automation include workflow, XML, and EAI.
BPA is often used as a synonym for BPI and certainly requires integration. However, it may not include support for long-running processes or manual processes. BPA tools generally focus on automating transactions that cross multiple applications. They may not support long-running transactions that take hours, days or weeks to complete. Business Process Execution Language (BPEL) BPEL is a programming language that attempts to define a common workflow language to define process control flows and the interactions between those processes.
Handling business processes and transactions through electronic and other automated means rather than as manual, often paper-based processes. The goal of Business Process Automation is to minimise the cost and time of business processes by eliminating as much human intervention as possible. For example, consider an organisation whose manual accounting system requires branch offices to send physical paper invoices to a central office for manual processing, approval and payment. This organisation might automate their process with a system in which invoices are scanned into an electronic format at the branch office and automatically delivered into the central accounting system, which also routes the invoice information to the correct knowledge worker and sends confirmation messages back to the branch office and the vendor. DICOM Group's Information Capture and Business Communication products enable of this kind of automation by feeding and interoperating with business applications, databases, workflow systems, and archives. to the top
Business process automation, or BPA is the process a business uses to contain costs. It consists of integrating applications, cutting labor wherever possible, and using software applications throughout the organization.