Automation Anywhere offers out of the box solutions that have the power to scale RPA, and these are my top 3 platform highlights!
Access control and compliance
You probably have read articles talking about how bad it is to have a micromanaging boss. Well, what about bots? The good thing is that we can (and should) micromanage them! That's what audit logs, centralized governance, analytics and granular role-based access controls are for. If everyone within an organization is creating and executing random scripts on their desktops you now have an organizational dependency on files that are not centrally stored, not reviewed by IT, and not scalable... not to mention what may happen when the individuals creating these scripts leave the company.
Automation Anywhere provides access control and compliance and that enables you to make sure that whoever is developing bots in Automation 360 is following the organization's best practices, is storing their bots in a centralized place, and that enterprise-class encryption is being used to protect your bots/data both at rest and in motion.
Single comprehensive cloud native platform
Automation Anywhere is a complete, fully integrated digital workforce platform that delivers all the elements to enable a cycle of intelligent automation out of the box all the elements to enable a cycle of intelligent automation. Kind of like that friend that has everything you ask for in their bag (only in this case, their bag is the cloud). Having a centralized place with integrated solutions can fast track your automation journey - you can even download ready-to-deploy bots directly from the Bot Store
And speaking about Cloud Native: what does it mean and why does it matter?
Automation Anywhere was built from the ground up (or should I say from the cloud up) to be cloud native. Because of that, scalability is built into the platform – enabling vertical and horizontal scaling in a matter of moments without the end-user needing to do anything. That means you never run out of capacity, and your environment is always on – regardless of your automation workloads. Not stopping there, the microservice-based of Automation 360 makes scaling simple and efficient not to mention that it can be run on both Windows or Linux operating systems – making it a flexible solution whether deployed on-prem or in self-hosted-cloud. Automation in the cloud gives you higher savings in TCO (Total Cost of Ownership) by eliminating the need for infrastructure and maintenance. Pretty sweet if you ask me.
Faster time to value and ease of use
If you've built scripts/applications with syntax-sensitive programming languages, you probably know how frustrating it is to spend hours looking for the error on your script, just to find out that you (forgot to close a bracket... fortunately, using Automation 360 to build your bots adds a layer of abstraction between you and the executing logic. Automation 360 is your interpreter – Automation 360’s RPA workspace is an easy-to-use drag and drop interface enabling for the use of hundreds customizable actions. Since each action has its own configuration pane with required fields and drop downs, you can democratize the process of building bots without the hurdles that syntax issues can commonly bring. The approachable user interface means that business users (Citizen Developers) can quickly get started building their own automations and that bot development is faster to scale, since it reduces the dependency on IT developers.
With Automation Anywhere, resources can be accessed from anywhere where there’s an internet connection, any time users want them – which is extremely useful for remote access, distributed workforces, and working from home. Having access to the latest capabilities and regular updates, you are always building bots and using functionalities on a continuously improving platform, ultimately enabling faster deployment of higher-quality bots and automated processes.
As you can see, there are many benefits of using an RPA Platform to build and deploy your bots, and Automation Anywhere is right there for you. The Developer Portal is always releasing tutorials and organizing meetups to make sure you know how to take advantage of Automation Anywhere's solutions. You don't have to figure out all of this on your own, so make sure to share this and go be great!