Example of how XML, the basic
extensible markup language, tags information for a
book publisher. Data on the left are the tags for
such information as the order number, the name of
the person buying the book, the price and the
author. Data on the right are the same data but
represented in database fields.
Robotic process automation is like an Excel macro that can work on multiple applications, says Danielle Supkis Cheek, CPA. RPA can complete routine, repetitive tasks such as data entry, freeing up employee time from lower-level chores.