Google will develop RPA with Automation Anywhere
Google’s partnership with Automation Anywhere makes sense, said Alan Pelz-Sharpe, founder and principal analyst at Deep Analysis.
For Google, the partnership with Automation Anywhere will result in a focus on general back office administration tasks before creating bots that can do similar tasks in specific industries.
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The partnership also makes Google Cloud the primary cloud provider for Automation 360, Automation Anywhere’s cloud-native automation platform. In turn, Automation Anywhere will become Google Cloud’s preferred RPA partner.
Together, the vendors will develop automation-based products and services that target industry-specific applications, particularly in the financial services, healthcare, life sciences, supply chains, telecommunications, retail and public sectors.
Alan Pelz-SharpeFounder and Principal Analyst, Deep Analysis
While the core technology behind RPA has been around for decades, corporate adoption of RPA is still increasing. Last year, Gartner predicted that 90% of large companies would be using some form of RPA by 2022.
The vendors provide the technology, but ultimately the success of an RPA project depends on partners and customers, he continued.
Google’s plan to work in industries could work well if it at least includes day-to-day tasks, Pelz-Sharpe said.
“All in all, if you are one [Microsoft] Azure or AWS customer, that wouldn’t make you become a Google customer, “he said.