Browser Automation – Automating Website Actions and Interactions
Web browser automation is an important area for each and every company. It can help to simplify various data-sensitive processes by allowing a “computer” to perform certain tasks automatically. This will in turn give valuable time back for other essential duties to key employees. In just one click, the “computer” will be the assistant by logging into portals, extracting all data, and compiling it into one place for you. This will be done by automating tedious web browser tasks.
Web browser automation is the process of using tools to drive a web browser in the same manner as a real user will do. This involves navigating to new pages, interacting with various elements on the page and capturing some data.
Applying Browser Automation to Common Website Actions and Interactions
Getting reports from a website or a web application can be very tedious. It includes a lot of steps depending on the results. Even the most common steps which could apply to all searches could take a while.
In recent times, the internet has become very vital to any business and while you might still be learning the ropes, making the processes easier is very vital. This is where website and browser automation comes into place. Automation can handle these essential yet repetitive tasks and steps while freeing up your time for other significant tasks.
Browser automation can perform the following tasks;
- In real estate, downloading and updating current listings.
- In a hospital, sharing various lab results in a timely manner.
- Pulling up different prices from different websites, converting them into a daily report then sending it to various stakeholders.
- Manual tests on your website.
- Data scrapping from various websites.
- Administrative jobs and filling up HTML forms.
- Extracting and transferring data between various applications.
Automation of Browser Actions
Clicking a Button on a Webpage
Clicking a button helps to navigate a website, select a link to another page, confirm data entry operations, or cancel the navigation of a website. A button click is one of the most important actions for the automation of browser navigation.
Log in to a Website
When you begin to login to most websites they have password protection. An example of this is an online banking portal or a company database portal. Automating the login and navigation processes needed for a password-protected site will eliminate many manual processing hours. Our web automation solution stores these credentials and perform all processing necessary for the website.
Interaction with a Web Page
Interacting with a web page involves entering or extracting data, and uploading or downloading files, all of which can be automated. Specific steps like moving to a selected control or determining which links to click can be collated into an automation process that can be repeated anytime.
Page Load Monitoring
An automation process can include navigating a web application or page. Its speed and performance are also contingent on the application performance and the internet speed. The automation process will have to wait for the browser page to load completely before moving forward. This waiting period is achieved by the automation process of waiting for the page to load and then checking that the right information has been displayed.
Page load monitoring is also a good way to check a website’s performance metrics in various scenarios and places.
Filling of Web Forms
Web-form filling is another repetitive task that is great for automation. The data used to fill these forms could be from another application or from a database like Excel or a CSV file. You can enter this data and click the button automatically. By automating the process of filling you can test the response times of any online form.
Websites have a lot of data, which is not typically easy to download and also requires the use of a browser. There is often a need to download files or extract some results from a web page. These results are stored or imported to a database. This is process is known as data extraction or data scrapping.
Most businesses use data extraction for pricing intelligence, which is knowing what the pricing of various items on other sites is. Automating this process eliminates the manual hours involved in manually looking over other sites. Data extraction can also be used by companies to monitor their brand and mentions to track what people are saying and thus their reputation and the value of their brand. A scripting interface which is one of the services that Aitomation provides can easily do all these tasks and save the data directly to your database.
The team at Aitomation can provide the services needed for web browser automation and automation testing for you in order to increase your productivity, cut down your costs, and eliminate errors. The only requirement from you is to make contact and push a button afterwards.
We automate repetitive tasks on computer with the use of software just like the robots have done for the industrial sector. We are different from many other companies in that we provide customized solutions to all our clients. We are looking to help companies with their processes and want people to increase their efficiency and productivity.