Micro Focus launches new RPA product

Today FTSE 100 software company Micro Focus launched its Robotic Process Automation (RPA) product, promising customers the power to build, secure, and scale automated business processes, from legacy to modern, across the enterprise.

Micro Focus said its RPA product automates repetitive, error-prone UI-based human actions on legacy apps and integrates them with modern IT process automation in a single product.

“Micro Focus RPA delivers on key capabilities such as scalability, resiliency and security that our customers and partners demanded,” said Tom Goguen, Micro Focus chief product officer. “It adapts to UI changes, automates UI and API-based applications, and includes real-time auditing and traceability, giving our customers the confidence to deploy RPA across the enterprise while providing for centralised governance and compliance for their digital workforce.”

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“As we have worked closely the last few years with our customers and partners to leverage test automation for their first RPA projects, it presented a convenient way to evaluate the potential of business-related automation and further prove its value to the organisation,” said Raffi Margaliot, Micro Focus GM for application delivery management. “With Micro Focus RPA, we augmented our core capabilities to be purpose built for RPA and we believe our innovations in making automation more resilient to change will deliver a lower TCO compared to existing solutions.”

Micro Focus RPA capabilities include:

  • Easy-to-use design studio: An intuitive design interface that allows users to record screen actions and design end-to-end RPA workflows, visually or with code.
  • Cross-platform connections: This combines UI automation with API and other integration methods to connect business processes on both old and new applications.
  • Scalable robots: A worker-queue-based architecture to scale robots up or down as workloads change, making it possible to run hundreds or thousands of robots at once.
  • Centralised security: A centralised dashboard to manage the robots that have unique IDs and encrypted, role-based credentials.
  • Resilient robots: Object recognition technology to detect UI changes and automatically adapt as needed, saving time on maintenance.

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Andrew Ross

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