Pegasystems completes industry first with auto-balancing feature
Pegasystems has launched its new Robotic Process Automation (RPA) auto-balancing feature for hands-free bot workload management.
The latest release
Pega RPA Auto-balancing is the industry's first RPA feature that automatically provisions workloads between an organisation’s available bots, the company states.
This new Pega Robot Manager capability uses artificial intelligence (AI) to intelligently optimise the capacity and efficiency of bot resources on the fly with no human intervention.
With Pega RPA Auto-balancing, the new Pega Robot Manager capability analyses all work requests and automatically provisions them across available bots.
When new or unexpected needs arise, the feature dynamically and intelligently reallocates bots in real time to get the work done.
Pega RPA Auto-balancing will also be able to prioritise more important work over less critical jobs when bot demand exceeds capacity enabling organisations to stop wasting money on unnecessary supplemental bot licenses and management resources, Pegasystems states.
Background of RPA
Despite its name, most Robotic Process Automation (RPA) is anything but robotic when it comes to managing bots.
When demand for bot assistance inevitably surges or drops, humans behind the scenes must reallocate the available bots across the enterprise to ensure the work gets done on time.
Many organisations compensate for these surges by purchasing extra bot licenses so no request goes unfulfilled but this overprovisioning only leads to more bot management and licencing costs while also tying up more virtual machine resources.
Automating the entire RPA lifecycle
Previous hands-free bot management features introduced this year include:
Pega X-ray Vision, an industry-first feature that detects and fixes broken bots with no human intervention.
Pega Synchronization Server, which automatically ensures bots are using the most current Robot Runtime software at all times and updates it without requiring IT to manually install it.
With these combined features and Pega RPA Auto-balancing, Pega RPA fully automates the entire RPA lifecycle from authoring to deployment to management.
This enables Pega clients to experience faster, more durable, and easier to deploy bots that require significantly less time and fewer resources to run and manage.
Pega RPA, part of the Pega Infinity suite of digital transformation software, is designed to automate repetitive tasks performed through the user interface (UI) of enterprise applications.
Pega RPA uses its Deep Robotics to automate applications at the code level, resulting in faster, more accurate, and more resilient robotic automation at scale.
Together with its broader intelligent automation features and low-code capabilities, Pega offers the most complete end-to-end automation platform.
Pegasystems general manager of intelligent automation Eric Musser says, “Too many organisations are trying to overcome RPAs many limitations by, ironically, buying even more bots.
"This just results in more bot management headaches and costs them more money while never truly reaching scale. In our latest step towards hands-free RPA, Pega RPA Auto-balancing makes it simple and painless to maximise bot efficiency and reduce costs without human intervention - bringing true automation across the entire RPA lifecycle.”