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.
Orchestrating robotic process executions from process models is more efficient and powerful than ever. When processing a batch of items, you don't need to design inflexible loops in your robotic process. Instead, just launch each item directly from your process model and we'll automatically skip setup and clean up activities when running consecutive executions of the same robotic process.
Using process models allows for more robust and responsive exception handling. If an execution runs into a system exception or business exception you can use the full power of process modeling to define exception flows and human escalation on an item-by-item basis.
Launching robotic executions directly from a process model (as opposed to running scheduled executions) better utilizes your RPA resources since there's no unnecessary downtime waiting for a scheduled run. We also ensure your critical SLAs are met since the agent isn't stuck looping over a long list of items and can pick up a higher priority request right away.
Want to learn more about optimal design patterns using process models and robotic processes? Check out our recommended design patterns for more information.
Robotic processes can now seamlessly switch between two different browsers, even different browser types, during a single execution. Now you can manage multiple applications across tabs and browsers to meet your use cases.
Managing credentials with your executions is now easier than ever. Use our new low-code capability to dynamically select from a pool of available credentials for the specified application. Use this capability when looking to parallelize executions across multiple resources, while enforcing that each resource picks up a unique credential.
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.
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.
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