UiPath has acquired API integration platform Cloud Elements. With this acquisition UiPath combines an enterprise-grade user interface (UI) and API-based automation capabilities in a single platform. Cloud Elements has a wide customer base, including companies like SAP, Capital One, DocuSign, iCIMS, FIS, Axway, PaySimple, TeamPay, Dun & Bradstreet, and Xerox.
Daniel Dines, UiPath Co-Founder and CEO, said: “By making automation both easier and faster to deploy, the UiPath Platform has the capability of significantly improving some of the most costly and time-consuming activities of the modern enterprise. The acquisition of Cloud Elements is just one example of how we are building a flexible and scalable enterprise-ready platform that helps customers become fully automated enterprises”’
Mark Geene, Cloud Elements Co-Founder and CEO, commented: “Automating the enterprise requires connecting the enterprise. Combining our API integration and management capabilities with UiPath’s powerful offering strengthens the glue of enterprise connectivity and expands the reach and efficiency of automation projects for enterprises across the globe.”
To maximize benefits from automation, companies often require a unified and versatile UI and API-based automation approach. UiPath now offers UI automation capabilities as well as API-based native integrations with various cloud and on-premises applications including ERP and CRM. Cloud Elements brings more than 200 new native integrations to UiPath, and enables new capabilities such as the ability to trigger an automation based on the occurrence of an event. Furthermore, a broad and normalized approach to integrations helps customers develop automations more rapidly.
UiPath customers have flexibility to automate processes using an optimal mix of UI and API-based automation. Cloud Elements makes native integrations available platform-wide, accessible at every stage of the automation lifecycle, and enable all users – from IT professionals to RPA developers to citizen developers – to leverage the extensive library. Cloud Elements capabilities broaden enterprise governance for API based automations, ensuring standard practices around API use can be implemented and enforced.
Ted Kummert, Executive Vice President, Products & Engineering at UiPath added: “We have been investing in API integrations for some time, building out native integrations with commonly-used enterprise systems. As our customers do more with the UiPath Platform, the need to scale these integrations faster becomes a critical expectation.Combining our integration efforts with an established API integration platform company accelerates our initiatives in the API-based integration space and brings relevant expertise in house. This means UiPath customers now have ultimate flexibility to automate seamlessly using both UI automation and API automation capabilities.”