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Migration to Automation Anywhere’s A360 (A2019)

Automation Anywhere, the leading RPA platform, released a new version called Enterprise A2019 – named after the year it was launched. Also known as Automation 360, this cloud-native and web-based solution is an exciting upgrade over the client-based Enterprise V11.

The latest version has increased benefits and new functionalities compared to its predecessor. One of the most significant advantages is that it eliminates heavy maintenance and lessens the cost of ownership, thanks to its cloud-based feature.

Not only can you automate more processes with A360 (A2019) but also facilitate more integrations, support more operating systems, and enjoy great UX improvements. However, upgrading to the newer version is no less than a challenge.

For this reason, most users feel discouraged to do so.

Problems Encountered While Migrating to A360 (A2019)

  • Code Parity: Some of the activities, variables, and commands from V11 are not supported in A360. If the code parity between the two versions does not exist, the bots will simply fail.
  • Credentials: At times, the system credentials are not transferred from V11 to the latest version. It necessitates heavy user management efforts for rectifying the problem.
  • Versioning: Bots that ran on historical versions are inaccessible once migrated to Automation 360. As a result, impact analysis and compliance activities are adversely affected.
  • Audit Logs: Users often face issues while retrieving the audit log information after the migration.
  • Output Compare: Determining the quality and completeness of bots becomes difficult post-migration.

Why Automation Anywhere’s A360 is the Future?

Besides reduced ownership cost, lesser maintenance and increased functionality, there are numerous other benefits of A360. If you want to effectively automate more business processes, it is the greatest and most innovative technology out there.

Since it’s cloud-native, you can save considerable infrastructure costs as well. Moreover, it has built-in basic Excel functions which means that you don’t have to pay for a Microsoft license. Lower operational cost is the natural consequence of that.

Migration Considerations

There are many factors you should consider before, during, and after the migration.

  • Stakeholders must analyze the current environment, maintenance, common modules, and bot inventory to ensure that they are up to date.
  • Once migrated, revalidate existing automation. The number of bots and critical business cycles should be taken into account.
  • Re-evaluate your security procedures and current workload management for adjustments according to A2019.
  • Ensure that you select the right Automation Anywhere vendor before moving to the hybrid or cloud-based version. Also, review the impact on existing and new infrastructure.

Migrating to Automation Anywhere’s A360 (A2019) is especially risky when there are a large number of automations to be taken care of. Creating a solid plan is the key to avoiding pitfalls and successfully implementing the new version.

Automation 360 can support older versions for 4-6 months. But migration is an eventuality & not a choice. Given the many benefits, moving to A360 is not a matter of “if” but “when”.

Would you like to know more about how Automation Anywhere 360 can add value to your company? You’ve landed at the right place! Bradsol can help your company achieve this migration process seamlessly and effortlessly