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Octoparse RPA: More Than Just Web Scraping

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Octoparse is a fantastic tool for web scraping. It simplifies and makes data extraction more acceptable for anyone regardless of coding skills. But let’s face it, as an expert in scraping data, Octoparse has its quirks, not in pulling data from websites but other related functions.

Have you ever struggled to export scraped data from Octoparse to platforms like Dropbox, WordPress, or Shopify? Have you ever felt limited by Octoparse’s keyword input restrictions and the absence of a feature to monitor and export only the newly captured? Yeah, the list goes on and on, since the market changes fast and needs in web scraping become more specific. So, we’ve listened to your feedback and launched a new tool to improve your experience. Let’s meet the game-changing Octoparse RPA.

What is Octoparse RPA and how does it work?

Having a data scraping tool is fantastic, but what if it could do more than scrape? Octoparse has answered that “what if” with Octoparse RPA—a nifty Robotic Process Automation tool. It’s not just your regular web automation sidekick; it’s the superhero of all automation, from web data scraping to desktop, document, and Excel automation.

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Octoparse RPA mimics human computer operations. It records every move, clicks, and key press, turning them into a sleek automation dance. No need to worry about complex configurations—Octoparse RPA has commands ready to roll, making automation across different software a breeze.

Ways Octoparse RPA can make web scraping (and your life) easier

Octoparse RPA steps up to fill the gaps and supplement where Octoparse struggles. Here are just a few ideas to shed some light on what could have been done smarter.

Data Scraping

Stuck in Octoparse? Here’s how Octoparse RPA might be able to enrich your scraping experience.

  • Download files that do not have a direct download link in their HTML code;
  • Go limitless with the number of parameters you can input to the scraping templates each time (like account URLs for Twitter’s template);
  • Use your own browsers for web scraping to fly under the radar of most anti-bot measures;
  • Extract data from files, desktop applications, and not just webpages;
  • Batch clear data and batch export data for streamlined processing;
  • Automatically update target URLs, text inputs, and even XPaths in Octoparse for agile data targeting;
  • Handle web scraping errors like missing data or failed attempts, either by retrying the process, notifying users, or executing corrective workflows;
  • … and more

Data Validation & Cleansing

Data snafus from platform to platform? Here’s how Octoparse RPA helps you turn chaotic data into actionable insights.

  • Take the raw scraped data and perform cleaning operations, such as removing duplicates, fixing formatting issues, and validating that data against your golden standards or other data sources;
  • Beyond the basics, Octoparse RPA arms you with more advanced commands. This means you can split text, switch update formats, or crunch numbers right out of your datasets. Price calculations? Consider them done;
  • Imagine chatting with an AI to fine-tune and analyze your data. That’s what you get here. Octoparse RPA lets you tap into the smarts of ChatGPT to accelerate your time to insight;
  • … and more
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Data Integration & Transfer

Struggling with data transfer woes? Here’s how Octoparse RPA steps in to move the data where you need it.

  • Connect Octoparse to any platforms like Google Sheets, WordPress, Airtable, Dropbox, Slack, Hubspot, Salesforce and more. So you can export, upload, and even publish the data scraped with Octoparse directly (yes, no more paying for the zaps);
  • Export data to databases that aren’t currently supported in Octoparse;
  • Enrich the scraped data by cross-referencing it with other data sources, adding additional value or context;
  • Send the scraped data or files to your inbox automatically, such as invoices;
  • …and more

Octoparse API Alternative

Facing tricky API tasks with a non-tech team? Octoparse RPA is here to take the hassle out of your hands—no more coding headaches — just easy automation.

  • Easily export data from Octoparse to your database;
  • Efficiently manage your cloud-based tasks and effortlessly update task parameters as needed;
  • … and more

How Octoparse Users Harness the Power of Octoparse RPA

  • Automate your entire lead funnel – effortlessly route the scraped leads to your CRM system like Salesforce and automate follow-up in seconds;
  • Track customer sentiments – analyze the scraped feedback/reviews via interacting with ChatGPT, and generate tailored, automated responses that can help win over more customers;
  • Monitor prices and alert– compare the scraped prices and send a notification when the price jumps or drops to help you stay ahead in pricing strategies;
  • Set social media & email marketing on autopilot – dynamically enroll contacts and send out marketing messages on multiple platforms based on the contact info you scrape;
  • Ditch the manual data entry – say goodbye to the tedium of form filling and populate any forms on the web even if it involves tons of fields;
  • … and more
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Wrap-up

Octoparse RPA is more than just a boost to web scraping; it’s your ultimate ally for automation. Say goodbye to manual tasks as Octoparse RPA brings a range of automation capabilities, turning mundane processes into efficient workflows. In a nutshell, it automates the necessary but monotonous parts of your workload, allowing you to focus on your strengths. What’s next on your automation journey?

Attention Octoparse users! Enjoy a complimentary one-month trial of Octoparse RPA (personal plan). Reach out to us today to claim this offer or let us know your specific requests— We’re here to make it happen for you!

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