What is RWM?
This content applies solely to Robotic Workforce Manager, which must be purchased separately from the Appian base platform. This content was written for Appian 22.1 and may not reflect the interfaces or functionality of other Appian versions.

About RWM

Robotic Workforce Manager (RWM) is an Appian solution to orchestrate enterprise automation requests and implementations. Using built-in reporting, you can also optimize automations to be as efficient and valuable as possible.

RWM is made of two sites: Automation Planner and Control Center. These components combine to provide the ability to plan, build, manage, and monitor automations across the organization.

This page describes some of RWM's most valuable features in these two sites.

Automation Planner features

Step through a seamless and guided flow to enter new requests

Users can enter new automation requests by completing a seamless and guided series of questions about their automation needs.

Collaborate on and review new automation requests

Various members of the organization can review any given automation request to provide their input regarding business, technical, budgetary, and other considerations.

Develop scheduled, multi-step automation plans

Automation request answers are then analyzed to automatically provide a recommended automation plan that can include both robotic processes and custom Appian business processes.

Track automation lifecycles

Use the Dashboard to manage and track the entire lifecycle of any automation request—from identifying new automations to requesting and approving them.

Understand the return on investment of your automations

Measure and track the value that automation provides your organization directly from the ROI page.

Analyze the impact of enterprise system changes on automations

Use the Systems page to identify and analyze which automation processes are impacted when enterprise applications are updated.

Gain better compliance and governance

Track the status of automation requests to gain oversight over your processes. This knowledge helps scale your automation processes throughout the organization.

Control Center features

Track ongoing automations

Business users can leverage the reporting capabilities of RWM by viewing and analyzing end to end automation workflows, including viewing metrics and drilling down for details about each of the individual types of automations employed.

Drive toward better bot utilization

Use the Resource and Process tabs to view data-driven insights to better manage RPA processes with real time analytics and dashboards.

Manage bots across time

Scheduled bots can be tracked and viewed in a calendar across days, weeks, months, or years. From the Process tab, business users can also start and schedule RPA processes at any time.

Drive collaboration between bots and people

All robotic and business processes will result in at least some exceptions that will require a human to complete the process. These exceptions are handled automatically by adding them to a case and assigning them to a user based on decision logic.

Keep on top of these exceptions by using the Exceptions tab to view and manage exception cases, as well as to get alerted when a bot, resource, or business process encounters issues.

Supported vendor integrations

RWM 5.6 works with Appian RPA and is included when you purchase Appian.

Blue Prism, Automation Anywhere, and UiPath integrations are't supported for new RWM installations after RWM 5.6. Customers who used Blue Prism, Automation Anywhere, or UiPath with RWM 5.5 or earlier can continue to use those RPA vendors upon upgrading to RWM 5.6.

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