A software robot based on open source Python scripts has been developed.
The robot is designed as an unattended robot. It constantly monitors two data sources – an FTP server and an email box. Each production order comes in two parts – the production details are uploaded to the FTP server, and all other neccessary documentation is sent via email. The robot downloads data from both sources, compares to check for inconsistencies and errors, and continues to input the data into ERP system, following a highly complex decision tree.
The production orders are now autonomously processed into ERP system.
Usage of the robot saved around 2 FTEs. Moreover, the team members are relieved from the burdensome task.