K2 Announces Partnership with UiPath to ExpandRobotic Process Automation Capabilities
Wednesday, October 3, 2018
Two industry leaders integrate their platforms to support full lifecycle business automation
BELLEVUE, Wash. – Oct. 3, 2018 – K2, the leader in digital process automation, announced today a partnership with UiPath, a leader in robotic process automation (RPA), to integrate their two platforms and enable full lifecycle business automation.
The new native integration between K2 and UiPath provides the flexibility you need to use robots to start or update inflight K2 processes or have K2 call a UiPath robot to fully automate tasks. This full life-cycle approach allows humans and RPA robots to work together seamlessly, ultimately reducing costs and improving accuracy, compliance and agility.
“With the meteoric rise of process automation and RPA in the market, our customers are looking for ways to automate repetitive tasks so that their employees can focus on more critical aspects of business,” said K2 CEO, Evan Ellis. “We’re thrilled to partner with a leader in the space to bring our capabilities together and jointly expand business automation.”
The emergence of low-code digital process automation and RPA platforms have enabled a fast-growing number of companies to digitally transform. Forrester found that accelerating digital business transformation now outweighs cost reduction as a primary focus of process improvement, in a survey of over 300 business and technology decision makers.i However, manual processes continue to plague customer experiences.
“Manual processes cripple customer journeys by thwarting a seamless experience. Part of any overall automation effort involves your IT and business teams assiduously identifying and eliminating manual processes. You can automate much of that work with more straightforward deterministic tools like emerging low-code development products that make previously complex development and integration far simpler,” wrote Forrester Research Vice Presidents and Principal Analysts, Rob Koplowitz and Sucharita Kodali, in a recent report. “You'll also want to explore robotic process automation (RPA) to automate tedious human-centric tasks like copying data from one system into another because back-end automation is too costly or complex.”ii
“We’re particularly excited about this partnership because K2 has built a native integration with our REST API and isn’t relying simply on screen-scrape integration of a form. Not only does this make it easy to coordinate multiple RPA, human and system activities seamlessly, users will also be able to effortlessly start robotic and non-robotic processes all from one integrated user experience. Furthermore, customers will also be able to bring humans into the loop effortlessly through K2, and when the human completes the task at hand, the process can be sent back to UiPath robots to keep things running,” said UiPath VP of Product and Strategic Technology Alliances, David Marcus.
K2 customers today only need their UiPath credentials to integrate the two platforms for both inbound and outbound communication. To learn more and request a free trial, please visit K2.com.
ABOUT K2: K2 is the leading low-code, cloud-based Digital Process Automation (DPA) platform for enterprises seeking to rapidly and intelligently create modern process applications, automate workflows and transform their business. With K2, thousands of organizations worldwide and 30% of the Fortune 500 have taken control of their business processes to increase visibility and improve operational efficiency. Discover what you can accomplish when you connect your people, processes and applications at k2.com.
ABOUT UiPath: Built for both business and IT, UiPath is the leading platform for enterprise Robotic Process Automation (RPA). More than 1,800 business customers and government agencies use UiPath's Enterprise RPA platform to rapidly deploy software robots that perfectly emulate and execute repetitive processes, boosting business productivity, ensuring compliance and enhancing customer experience across back-office and front-office operations.
With a thriving RPA developer community of more than 250,000 worldwide, UiPath is on a mission to democratize RPA and support a digital business revolution. Based in New York City, UiPath’s presence extends to 14 countries throughout North America, Europe and Asia. The company is backed by over $400M in funding from Accel, CapitalG, KPCB, Credo Ventures, Earlybird’s Digital East Fund, Sequoia Capital and Seedcamp.
K2 Media Contact:
Ketti Salemme, Public Relations Manager – Ketti@K2.com; 925-768-6126
iThe Growing Importance of Process to Digital Transformation. Forrester Research. May 8, 2018
iiAI in Retail? Let’s Start with Automation in Retail. Forrester Research. August 9, 2018