We see tremendous potential in Launchpad, and will be releasing it to all 45,000+ dentsu employees incrementally over the next 6 – 12 months. We love using Automation Launchpad as the centralized platform to provide resources and news announcements for Professional Developers. Resources like PDD templates, Best Practices, upgrade announcements, etc. get lost in emails. It’s great to be able to send our developers to the Automation Launchpad where they have documentation and news updates in one place.
Flo Ye Director, Automation Engineering/Development
Do you lead an automation center of excellence (CoE)?
In working with dozens of customers as automation consultants, we understand the multi-faceted challenges of democratizing and scaling your organization’s automation program to business users.
To develop a successful program there are educational, administrative, operational, marketing, governance, and change management components that all need to come together. That’s a lot of work!
Not to mention, your business users are busy individuals. How do you create an enticing user experience that gets them invested in using automation and sustains their engagement?
We built Automation Launchpad using UiPath Apps so you can focus on evangelizing your automation program rather than administrative tasks.
Get everyone automating with Automation Launchpad
We know it can be tough to get buy-in for an automation program across your organization.
Perhaps you’ve tried setting up an internal Microsoft SharePoint for employees? Maybe you’ve even created a Slack or Microsoft Teams channel to get word out about your team’s epic automations…
But what if there was an easier way?
Automation Launchpad is a guided one-stop shop for your business users to navigate to what they need, when they need it. Best of all, it helps your users stay compliant with the CoE’s and IT’s governance best practices.
We’ve created an out-of-the-box interface so your users have one place to:
Learn about robotic process automation (RPA), sign up for program events, and be inspired by how others in the organization are benefitting from automation
Easily track their automation journey, whether they are automation users or citizen developers
Request access to UiPath products using your IT-approved process
Take required trainings via UiPath Academy or courses in your learning management system
Submit an idea in UiPath Automation Hub
Build automations with an easy UiPath StudioX launch button and follow proper governance
Run automations in UiPath Assistant with an easy Assistant launch button
Stay connected by seeing their robot usage stats, leaderboards, and other engagement initiatives you may have
Get access to all the resources and support you provide users such as FAQs, Team/Slack channels, forums, or ticket submission
Automation Launchpad is an automation CoE leader’s ultimate tool to scale and evangelize your company’s automation program. Best of all, Automation Launchpad greatly reduces your administrative overhead when managing an automation initiative.
Driving a 140% increase in Assistant use
Early results of Automation Launchpad’s impact show tremendous promise among customers:
140% increase in UiPath Assistant use
86% increase in StudioX use
We're very pleased with the user engagement data from the private preview. In our experience, automation programs can take more than 16 weeks to become fully operational. With Automation Launchpad, all customers had fully operational programs in under two weeks.
Automation Launchpad is not a standalone answer to drive increased attended automation usage; but it can certainly help you focus your time on bringing your automation community together.
Don’t take our word on why Automation Launchpad can scale automation programs. Check out some of the feedback received during our private preview:
We started our automation journey with UiPath three years ago. Automation Launchpad has been a perfect fit for scaling our citizen developer program and giving it structure. It provides budding developers a very consistent path for the onboarding process. Having a tool like Automation Launchpad is going to increase engagement in our automation program.
Sebastian Villalobos, RPA Developer, World Fuel Services
I’ve led our automation program as we’ve scaled bots in Finance and beyond. It’s been a great journey, but we’ve always wanted to make onboarding automation users and developers more self-serve. UiPath introduced Automation Launchpad at the perfect time for us. Before Launchpad we had to do a lot of handholding of users—it requires a lot of overhead to organize automation events. Ultimately, this limits the number of users we can involve in the automation program. We loved Automation Launchpad because it's a one-stop shop for new and existing users to get everything they need.
Dina Shi, Tax Manager Accounting Services, Hoffman La-Roche Limited
Want to get early access to Automation Launchpad? Easily join the UiPath Insider program, select “Automation Launchpad” as an interest upon registering, and we’ll notify you when we expand opportunities to participate in a future preview.
P.S. Want to learn more about Automation Launchpad? Check out a recording from the UiPath Attended Automation Summit. Look for the session titled: “’Design an Engaging Automation Experience for Every Employee’ with UiPath product experts.”
This blog post is co-authored by Kimberly Chen, Director, Product Strategy & Operations at UiPath.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.uipath.com/blog/product-and-updates/introducing-automation-launchpad