What's New in Appian RPA 7.8?

This page describes what's available in this release of Appian RPA. Some features and functionality may not be available if you're using an older version of the Appian platform.

Version 7.8 (Release date: 20 May 2021)

Windows applications module

You can use our new module to automate Windows applications entirely with low-code. It's easy to open and close specific applications, perform a variety of common or complex actions, and even switch between two open apps.


Simpler modules

We've simplified our common RPA methods, making it easier to find what you're looking for and simpler to create automations regardless of operating system. Our new Operating System module shows the important, common actions a robot might take, while our Execution module makes it simple to print data to the logs or send a screenshot.

About Appian RPA upgrades

Appian RPA is a feature of the Appian platform, but its releases are independent from the rest of the platform. This release process allows for more rapid development so you get access to new features, bug fixes, and improvements faster. Some of these updates may rely on feature availability in Appian. Therefore, if you're using an older version of the Appian platform, Appian RPA may not be able to take advantage of those features.

In these cases, you may not have access to some of the latest features prior to upgrading Appian. Your robotic processes will continue to work the same as they have been.

We want to be clear when some of these features may require a more recent version of Appian. This page describes each release version and date, and contents. Where applicable, we'll also note where certain features might not be available for older versions of Appian.

Find your Appian RPA release number

You can see your site's RPA version in the About Appian dialog. Both designers and system administrators can access this dialog at any time from the navigation menu.


This version of the Appian RPA documentation was written for Appian 21.1, and does not represent the interfaces or functionality of other Appian versions.
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