Discovery Bot uses AI to identify repetitive processes and creates bots to automate them

San Jose, CA – Feb. 19, 2020 – Automation Anywhere, a global leader in Robotic Process Automation (RPA), today announced the world’s first integrated artificial intelligence (AI)-driven process discovery solution that discovers business processes and with one-click creates bots to automate them.

Automation Anywhere Discovery Bot uses AI and machine learning to automatically capture and analyze user actions to uncover common, repetitive process steps as employees navigate between business applications. It then prioritizes automation opportunities by potential return on investment (ROI) and develops RPA bots – accelerating the process automation journey for organizations.

Research by Automation Anywhere shows that nearly 80 percent of manual, repetitive front-and-back office business tasks that can be automated, remain undiscovered. Traditional, manual process discovery methods are slow and time consuming  and the ROI is uncertain.

The new, intelligent, automatic process discovery technology – built on top of the company’s cloud-native  intelligent automation platform  – leverages years of investment in RPA, AI and machine learning to increase the pace of process discovery and automation. As a zero-client solution, it can be easily deployed across the enterprise and allows business users, IT and developers to collaborate via the same web-based interface and reduce the time spent understanding business process workflows.

Gartner estimates that “by 2023, 50 percent of new RPA scripts will be dynamically generated,” through process discovery technology, and “by 2024, organizations will lower operational costs by 30 percent percent by combining hyperautomation technologies with redesigned operational processes.”¹

“In 2020, RPA adoption continues to transcend other technologies as organizations aggressively pursue digital transformation initiatives. However, at the same time, customers struggle to understand which processes they should even automate,”  said Prince Kohli, Chief Technology Officer, Automation Anywhere. “With Discovery Bot, they gain a comprehensive understanding of all business processes, can prioritize their automation backlog, and with a single click, create and deploy new bots for repeatable processes, five times faster than with traditional approaches.”

“Nearly two thirds of the time spent automating a business process is wasted on understanding how the process actually works within an organization,” said Amardeep Modi, Practice Director at Everest Group. “The process discovery solution from Automation Anywhere can help enterprises significantly accelerate the pace of automation and make automation viral.”

Discovery Bot is available now to early access customers and will be generally available in the coming quarters.

To learn more, please visit https://www.automationanywhere.com/products/discovery-bot

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¹ Gartner “Predicts 2020: RPA Renaissance Driven by Morphing Offerings and Zeal for Operational Excellence,” Stephanie Stoudt-Hansen, et al,  Dec. 10, 2019