Financial Services

Price Comparison

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Problem Statement

Maintaining data on regularly changing competitor pricing is essential but time consuming and error prone. Due to a high volume of products to compare, it could take an employee up to 1 hr per competitor website.

 

Process Overview

The bot takes a list of competitor websites and a list of product names. It then goes through each product and outputs its price for each competitor to an excel file.

A large amount of websites can be added without increasing FTE, leading to an increased awareness of the current marketplace pricing trends. The process currently processes over 25 competitor websites which would be unrealistic for a single employee to accomplish. The process runs each weekend and takes approximately 1hr to run.

 

Solution

RPA bot to produce weekly marketplace report and submit to relevant teams at the start of each week. The bot can run out of work hours so report can be ready before employees come into work.