Robotic Process Automation

Automate your web scraping or any mundane task that you can do manually online in a web browser.


Robotic Process Automation automates repetitive, digital data-based tasks that we would rather outsource than perform ourselves. While conventional RPA is focused on desktop applications, web RPA is all about browsers. Apify has the tools and expertise to help you with web browser automation and outsource repetitive, digital data-based tasks to bots to improve business processes and increase speed and efficiency.


Invoice processing

Invoicing is typically a time-consuming process involving manual data entry, logs, and Excel spreadsheets and is subject to human error. That makes it a prime candidate for RPA. With robotic process automation, you can generate work orders in real-time as they are completed. That amounts to reduced processing time.

Report generation and distribution

Automating reports will save you time, money, and a lot of grief. Your business can use web RPA software to generate and distribute this kind of information automatically daily, weekly, or quarterly. Web RPA can also trigger report generation based on a particular occurrence, such as a backlog.

Email and message automation

Most employees spend large chunks of their working day sifting through and replying to emails and messages. Email and messaging automation is a simple solution. Instead of handling every message in an inbox, company staff can use web RPA to organize daily communication tasks. This way, you can send automated responses to some and direct everything else to specific folders for closer attention.

Check and update content automatically

Web RPA is ideal for automating repeated processes involving entering or updating a website's information. That could be anything from inserting information into an online form to scanning a website to identify errors, sending out alerts via text, email, or Slack to stakeholders, or keeping track of and updating subscription statuses. Your bot minions can run checks on your website 24/7; add, delete, and modify your web data; and ensure you are not getting billed for unwanted subscriptions.

Take automation to next level with AI

If you want to step up your RPA game, you can try AI Product Matcher to merge scraped datasets and find product pairs to i.e. update your prices automatically to match competing offers.
This will give you a head start with further data manipulation, all while keeping your data safe within Apify's ecosystem, where you can integrate your workflow with other platforms and schedule your tasks to run periodically.

Get notified about price changes

Content Checker lets you monitor any website for changes in its code. Watch our tutorial on how you can set up notifications for changes on any online store or e-commerce site.

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4 steps to automate your workflows


Sign up

First, create an Apify account. It’s free, no credit card is required, and you get $5 free prepaid platform usage every month!


Choose an Actor

Apify Store features hundreds of pre-built tools (we call them Actors) for extracting data and automating workflows. Check out the RPA scrapers that could fit your use case.


Get your data

After everything’s set up, run the Actor. As soon as it finishes, you’ll be able to download your data in Excel, JSON, HTML, and many other formats.


Schedule, integrate, monitor

You can further automate your workflow by saving the data to Google Drive, sending automated Gmail and Slack notifications, or monitoring and scheduling your Actor runs.

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We are an automation provider for the Healthcare industry and we are using Apify for the RPA processes, for example, to extract and upload reports from the Health Care Providers. It is simple to use as it takes only around 20 mins to build the entire scraper which might otherwise take more than a week using other solutions.

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Export to various formats

Your datasets can be exported to any format that suits your data workflow, including Excel, CSV, JSON, XML, HTML table, JSONL, and RSS.

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Frequently asked questions

What is meant by RPA?

RPA (robotic process automation) is a form of business process automation or BPA. It is a method of automating repetitive, digital data-based tasks that we would rather outsource to bots than perform ourselves.

What's different about web RPA?

While conventional RPA is focused on desktop applications, which run locally on a computer device like a desktop or laptop, web RPA is all about browsers, which require an internet connection or a network to function. Web RPA can automate anything you do manually online in a web browser.

What can RPA do?

RPA can help improve the speed and efficiency of a range of business practices, including:

  1. Invoice processing.
  2. Report generation and distribution.
  3. ERP (enterprise resource planning) integration.
  4. Emailing and messaging.
  5. Website updates and subscriptions.

Why do I need RPA?

Here are 5 characteristics of work tasks that could mean you need RPA:

  1. Are high-volume and repetitive.
  2. Rely on structured digital data.
  3. Have clear business rules with few or no exceptions.
  4. Are prone to human error.
  5. Are time-critical or highly seasonal.

I couldn’t find a scraper/automation tool for my specific use case. Can I build it?

Knock yourself out! Our platform was built to host and run thousands of scrapers. You can customize a universal Web Scraper or start a new one with some of our ready-made templates in Python, JavaScript, or TypeScript. You can keep the scraper to yourself or make it public by adding it to Apify Store (and even make a little cash out of it). You can also integrate your scraper with other popular data processing services such as Keboola, Airbyte, or Zapier.

It is legal to scrape publicly available data. On the other hand, certain data, such as personal data or copyrighted content, are under special legal protection and you should not scrape these without first making sure you follow the relevant laws and regulations. Read through our blog post to find out why web scraping is legal.

I don’t need to download scraped data. Is there an API I can use instead?

Yes, there is. You can have programmatic access to any scraper on the platform via Apify's web scraping API. It is organized around RESTful HTTP endpoints and can be accessed either by using Python or Node.js clients, or manually. This API will enable you to fetch results directly from any of your datasets. Check out the Apify API reference docs for full details.

I'm not a developer. Can you build a custom RPA tool for me?

Sure! You can either sign up for a custom solution on our Enterprise page or, if you're searching for a more affordable solution, get an external developer to create the scraper for you via our Apify freelancer program.

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