The introduction of cloud-based automation robots highlighted UiPath’s most recent platform update. The New York City-based RPA technology provider said being able to tap RPA bots hosted in the UiPath Automation Cloud enables organizations to deploy unattended bots quickly without requiring IT resources or infrastructure.
“We are seeing more customers selecting cloud and our customer-focused innovation continues to strengthen our leadership in the automation market,” said Ted Kummert, executive vice president of Products & Engineering at UiPath. “Our Automation Cloud Robots bring customers the full benefit of the cloud as they scale their automation programs.”
Users can tap cloud-based bots two ways under the new release, the company said. They can create on-demand virtual machines that have a higher degree of customization or they can tap a pool of ready-made bots that are configured for specific automation jobs.
Additional features of the new release include an Integration Service that enables users to automate processes involving common applications such as Slack, Salesforce Marketing Cloud, Mulesoft, etc.; a “vastly expanded” set of ready-to-go automations for a variety of tasks in UiPath Marketplace and Assistant; and upgraded security.