San Jose, California-based robotic process automation (RPA) solutions provider Automation Anywhere has announced a multi-year collaboration with Google Cloud to help enterprises increase their rate of automation.
As part of the deal, Automation Anywhere’s proprietary Automation 360 platform will be available on Google Cloud, a statement said.
The web-based, cloud native automation platform, earlier called Enterprise A2019, is expected to be general available on the Google Cloud Platform (GCP) from May 2021. The companies will co-develop artificial intelligence and RPA based solutions, the statement said.
“Intelligent automation is the most critical component in the entire digital transformation process, especially as global enterprises acclimatize to the new reality of blended work model,” Milan Sheth, executive vice president for the India, Middle East and African (IMEA) region for Automation Anywhere, said.
Sheth added that the partnership will reduce the time spent by enterprises in repetitive tasks and improve workforce productivity. The service will focus on clients in the areas of financial services, supply chain, healthcare, telecommunications, retail and the public sector, according to the statement.
As per a February 2021 study, which was conducted by IDC and commissioned by Automation Anywhere, more than half the businesses surveyed (57%) planned to increase their investments in automation in the coming year. The move was mostly driven by the need for remote working solutions, the study showed. The survey included responses from 1,600 customers across multiple industries.
Google also said that it will integrate Automation Anywhere’s RPA offerings into services such as API management platform Apigee, no-code development platform Appsheet and GCPs AI Platform.
Automation Anywhere solutions will be available on the Google Cloud Marketplace, to make it deployable across multiple environments and providing customers with a unified view of operations.
“We believe that by combining Automation Anywhere ’s capabilities with Google Cloud, migrating their overall platform onto our cloud, and jointly going to market, we can bring greater value and technology to customers,” Bikram Singh Bedi, managing director, Google Cloud India, said.