Wow! What an amazing few days it was last week at UiPath Forward III in Las Vegas. It is safe to say that the UiPath team absolutely knocked it out of the park.
By the numbers there were 2,907 attendees, 55 countries represented, 604 partner experts and 31 top tier analysts which made it the largest gathering of Robotic Process Automation (RPA) practitioners in history.
Going into the event UiPath was seen as the #1 RPA platform available on the market and after Param Kahlon’s (UiPath Chief Product Officer) session on the UiPath Platform Innovation & The Future of RPA this surely has catapulted them into a different league which can only be described as leaps and bounds ahead of their nearest rivals.
UiPath previewed extraordinary advances in their RPA product, announced core acquisitions that will expand how they operate and we heard from their customers, partners, and RPA practitioners from all over the world.
The announcements are game changing for UiPath, their customers and partners.
Prior to the event UiPath had a market leading offering that revolved around UiPath Studio, UiPath Orchestrator and UiPath Robots.
Post the event the UiPath platform is an end-to-end automation suite that supports the full automation lifecycle from planning & building to engaging and measuring. The new UiPath platform simplifies digital transformation by rapidly automating processes.
There were over 10 new products and 2 key acquisitions announced so let’s take a look at some of what was released:
The UiPath Platform: An End-to-End Automation Suite
The new UiPath platform is designed to support the full automation lifecycle:
- Scientifically plan your RPA implementation powered by AI.
- Democratise the design of workflows, from the simple to the complex.
- Deploy and manage automations.
- Robots work with your application stack to carry out automations.
- The system of engagement for humans and software bots working together.
- Align RPA operations with strategic business outcomes with powerful, embedded analytics.
An Expanded UiPath Platform
Here are just a few things that I am most excited about:
You can now increase the impact of your RPA program with Explorer, their data-driven Process Understanding product family.
The Explorer family features Explorer Enterprise and Explorer Expert – two powerful products to help you identify the best automation opportunities.
Explorer Enterprise will give your core automation team the ability to capture, analyse, and prioritise processes run in any department. This will automatically discover repetitive, mundane tasks across departments for you and is made possible by the acquisition of ProcessGold, a leading process mining vendor. Truly amazing.
Explorer Expert, on the other hand, works side by side with your employees and allows users to easily capture processes which give you the deepest insights about your company’s processes. This is made possible by the acquisition of StepShot, a leading provider of Process Documentation software.
You can learn more here: https://www.uipath.com/product/process-understanding-explorer
UiPath Connect Enterprise Hub
The Connect Enterprise Hub allows you to discover, prioritise, and track automation ideas in one place.
You can capture automation ideas from those who know the work best – the employees themselves. Work with all the right people in the organisation, including IT and your business partners, to drive automation opportunities that make a real difference to your company.
You can learn more here: https://www.uipath.com/product/connect-enterprise-hub
You can now automate complex processes that require exceptions, escalations, and approvals by bringing a human into the loop to make required decisions.
You can learn more here: https://www.uipath.com/product/rpa-management-apps
How successful are your automations? How can you measure and improve their performance? How exactly is your automation strategy impacting the company’s bottom line?
Know all these things – and much more – with powerful, embedded analytics that measure, report, and align RPA operations with your specific KPIs and strategic business outcomes.
UiPath Insights allows you to measure the true impact of RPA on your business.
You can learn more here: https://www.uipath.com/product/rpa-insights
Built with customers over the past year, StudioX allows a broader range of subject-matter experts to rapidly automate their work without the need for developer resources or coding.
You can learn more here: https://www.uipath.com/product/studio
In the Automation-First Era, Automation is the Application
Meeting the Boss of the Bots
After an action-packed day and over a few well-deserved beers with some of the Australian partners and customers that made it out to Las Vegas for the event, the Boss of the Bots, Daniel Dines popped up behind us to ensure that we were having a good time.
What a great ambassador for UiPath and their core values of being immersed, be fast, be bold and be humble.
We cannot wait to start using all of the great new features and functionalities of the UiPath platform to continue to provide great outcomes for our customers here at rapidMATION.