Enabling full end-to-end process management would require consolidating these three aspects into a unified platform. So when RPA provider UiPath this week announced the launch of UiPath Apps, a low-code app builder that integrates IPaaS capability, it rang a few bells at GigaOm.
JP notes that UiPath is not the only outfit working toward an integrated platform that comprises RPA, IPaaS, and low-code development. As CTO of RPA provider Automation Anywhere, he’s had a hand in his company’s partnership with Mulesoft to enable connectors for data aggregation and transformation. And he touts the progress his company is making with “human bot collaboration technology,” which he says manages the handoff in complex processes between bots and humans.
As the race continues to provide more robust, intuitive, and intelligent automation platforms, the compelling value of a unified platform seems clear.
JP says. “But having delivered solutions for a number of years, it was obvious to me that the audience for these types of products were not going to be interested in a best-of-breed approach. They don’t have the technical support to make that work and it was clear to me that it was not going to take customers long to come back and ask for these features so they could continue their automation journey with a single vendor.”