Another major topic in the 2020 webinar was hyperautomation. Tetlow and Lomanto introduced Saikat Ray, Sr. Director Analyst at Gartner Research, and Param Kahlon, UiPath Chief Production Officer to give an high-level overview on the impact of hyperautomation.
Ray begins with introducing the broader field to automation in general as we know it. Hyperautomation, as he states, fits to apply to more tactful automation initiatives, or needs that are uncovered after already automating your routine business tasks. Some of these include:
Non-routine business processes
End-to-end process automation
APIs and integration initiatives
Process discovery analytics
Ray states that hyperautomation is beyond simply broadening repetitive tasks, but questioning how you orchestrate your end-to-end process chain, and also how you can gain more intelligence on each element in your processes being automated.
Kahlon proceeded to give additional breadth to Ray’s high-level points on hyperautomation. To accommodate this growing market niche, UiPath has expanded their core capabilities from simply being an RPA platform, to a complete end-to-end automation platform that supports the full needs of its customers. Kahlon explains that UiPath meets customer demand based off the unique needs they have, from an end-to-end build and manage phase.
The Build Phase
In the build phase, UiPath has easy-to-use tools that help organization personnel create automations through user-friendly drag-and-drop tools. Multiple out-of-the-box activities can be leveraged by a business analyst or RPA CoE (Center-of-Excellence) developer to create these automations. They also have a vibrant ecosystem of community developers that have created hundreds of other activities that are available on our marketplace.
The Manage Phase
In the manage phase, UiPath is able to meet the needs of companies that can take automations built by people within the enterprise and securely deploy them. They can deploy them in a private cloud environment, in an on-premise environment, or as a public cloud SaaS service that can be leveraged by UiPath.