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Automation Anywhere releases a mobile app to manage RPA on the go

15 Jan 2019

Automation Anywhere released the industry’s first mobile app to manage RPA bots built using its intelligent RPA platform.

By allowing business users to automate and control bots and their digital workforce from the palm of their hand, the new Automation Anywhere Mobile App will supposedly expand the reach of RPA and accelerate the development of the digital-first enterprise.

“It’s estimated that individuals spend an average of four hours a day on their mobile devices," said Abhijit Kakhandiki, senior vice president, Products and Engineering for Automation Anywhere. 

"The ability to control bots and manage the entire digital workforce from a mobile device, always within easy reach, is a gamechanger."

Today's consumers have unprecedented control because of the vast choice they have in an I-want-it-now economy. 

To meet this unprecedented demand, enterprises must remove all the barriers to exceeding limitless customer expectations while driving business performance. 

Having mobile control of bots supposedly removes one more important barrier in automating the processes which meet this demand.

Automation Anywhere is the first company to bring a mobile, on-demand solution to the RPA universe to help enterprises rapidly transition to a digital world. 

The new app is supposedly part of the company's vision of helping organisations create an enterprise where human beings are not working like robots doing repetitive manual processes to compensate for the lack of automation. Instead, employees are liberated to do what human beings do best.

The Automation Anywhere Mobile App allows the user to start, stop, pause or resume bots, monitor the status of bots, and measures the ROI from their digital workforce in real-time.

"Being able to kick off or cancel a bot from a mobile app becomes table stakes for evolving RPA," said Maureen Fleming, program vice president of IDC's Intelligent Process Automaton research. 

"As bots incorporate more AI and become more event-driven, the types of tasks available to be automated from a mobile device will explode."