Four takeaways from UiPath Forward III

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Earlier this month, three thousand automation professionals (122% increase from 2018) attended the two-day UiPath Forward III conference in Las Vegas. The conference, geared toward current and curious UiPath users, offered a glimpse into the potential of intelligent automation (IA) and brought case studies to life with firsthand accounts from prominent brands. The crowd was palpably energized and inspired by the future of work possibilities. And you should be too – because the robotic process automation (RPA) industry is projected to grow over the next four years to $16B.

Here are a couple of major themes from the conference:

Task Automation vs. Workflow Automation: The market learned that the benefit realized through task automation is minimal compared to process automation enabled with workflow. This means companies can now leverage their re-usable libraries used to deliver Task Automation to drive prepare large-scale implementations across processes and functions.

Before and After Implementation: UiPath’s acquisition of an analytics and Process Mining company show that their goal is to target the development of automations and accelerate process capture, mapping, automation insights, and process analysis.

Center of Excellence: UiPath Connect was introduced as a tool in which resources can submit ideas, manage PDD/SDDs, grade solutions and qualify them.

Alp Uguray

Alp Uguray
Head of UiPath Partnership - Americas

We spent time listening to customer automation journeys and what’s top of mind for them as 2020 nears. Here are four takeaways from the Symphony team:

Dane Harris

Dane Harris
Vice President – Americas

Scale is all the buzz. But it seems to be a term that’s lost its meaning. While some use it to discuss the number of bots deployed in their organization or tasks affected, others use it to explain the total value. And the truth is that focusing on the wrong definition can take you away from realizing the value that scale can deliver. Read more about the differences between wide and deep scaling here.

Gretchen Wittig
Head of RPA & IA Implementations - Americas

Taking a close second is the term ecosystem. The fallacy of set it and forget it is finally sunsetting. Customers understand the value a partner brings to their ongoing automation efforts and see higher success rates in achieving full value. Selecting the #RightPartner is what turns RPA into Intelligent Automation (IA). Read our take on that here.

Cedwyn Bachman
Client Director

Pilots and POC’s used to be the way to prove whether RPA and other IA technologies would be able to work in an environment. Over the past five years, fortune 500 businesses have invested and scaled RPA & IA within every major vertical eliminating any doubt of the capabilities and effectiveness. Now, small value Pilots and POC’s just end up delaying the true value a program can deliver. Instead, early framework should be established by looking at business workflow automation and end-to-end processes to deliver on key goals and create capacity.

Rachel Nash

Rachel Nash
Client Director

Quick wins and low hanging fruit are tempting to tackle first because they are the easiest way to show immediate ROI to senior stakeholders. But sole focus on the speed, can derail long-term goals and leave a lot of value on the table. Learn more about quick win syndrome here.













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