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Enterprise Copilot
The capabilities described on this page are included in Appian's advanced and premium capability tiers. Usage limits may apply.

Overview

Your organization contains immense amounts of information. But what good is that information if no one knows where to find it? Essential information may be buried in long or complex documents. Basic search is only as effective as the terms or phrases a person uses to look for something.

Enterprise Copilot is a site within your Appian environment that provides a generative AI chat experience where users can ask questions about curated sets of information specific to your business. Enterprise Copilot administrators create a knowledge set to collect and house information relevant to a particular audience and topic. For example, you might create a knowledge set for HR policies and benefits information for each country you do business in.

Appian's private AI models index the files within each knowledge set to learn about the contents. After they're finished, these models can provide deeper, more specific answers to your users' questions all while protecting data within the files and conversations.

Access Enterprise Copilot

Enterprise Copilot is available for sites in the us-east-1 (US East (N. Virginia)) and us-west-2 (US West (Oregon)) regions.

Ready to get started? Contact Appian Support to enable Enterprise Copilot. Or, if you want to learn more about how Enterprise Copilot can address the challenges unique to your organization, contact your account executive.

After Enterprise Copilot is enabled, system administrators are the only users who can access it. Learn more about user roles and permissions in Enterprise Copilot.

Explore Enterprise Copilot

The following image highlights the elements that make up Enterprise Copilot:

Enterprise Copilot

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Element

Available actions

Required role

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Knowledge sets

Collections of files that house information relevant to a particular audience and topic. For example, you might create a knowledge set for HR policies and benefits information for each country you do business in.

View a knowledge set:

  • Knowledge set viewer

Create a knowledge set:

  • Enterprise Copilot Administrator
  • System administrator

2

Manage knowledge sets

Administrators can create new knowledge sets, manage files within existing knowledge sets, and delete knowledge sets.

  • Knowledge set administrator
  • Enterprise Copilot Administrator
  • System administrator

3

Chat history

Review your previous conversations within the last 30 days. You can refer to any responses or citations previously provided.

  • Knowledge set viewer
  • Knowledge set administrator
  • Enterprise Copilot Administrator
  • System administrator

4

New chat

Start a new chat about the selected knowledge set. Choose this option whenever you switch between available knowledge sets.

  • Knowledge set viewer
  • Knowledge set administrator
  • Enterprise Copilot Administrator
  • System administrator

5

Chat input

Ask a question about the selected knowledge set.

  • Knowledge set viewer
  • Knowledge set administrator
  • Enterprise Copilot Administrator
  • System administrator

Create a knowledge set

Required role: Enterprise Copilot administrator or System administrator

Note:  Create up to 20 knowledge sets in Enterprise Copilot.

Create and manage knowledge sets so each one contains relevant and related information. For example, you'll want to create separate knowledge sets for human resources policies, IT troubleshooting, marketing brand guidelines, and legal requirements.

To create a knowledge set:

  1. Select Enterprise Copilot in the navigation menu.
  2. Click Manage Knowledge Sets.
  3. Click CREATE NEW KNOWLEDGE SET.
  4. Give the knowledge set a Name and Description. Users will see the name and description for each knowledge set, so be sure to make these meaningful.
  5. Click NEXT.
  6. (Optional) Upload files to the knowledge set. If you choose to skip uploading files at this point, you can return or assign a knowledge set administrator to complete this step later. If you choose to upload files, keep these requirements in mind:
    • Files must be PDF, HTML, DOC, DOCX, MD, or TXT.
    • In total, you can upload up to 100MB worth of files.
    • Each file must be 10MB or less.
  7. Click NEXT.
  8. Configure security for the knowledge set by selecting the User or Group and their corresponding Permission Level. We recommend adding a knowledge set administrator here to take over the maintenance of the knowledge set after you've created it.
  9. Click CREATE.
    • If you uploaded files to the knowledge set during creation, the status appears as IN PROGRESS while it analyzes the files you uploaded.
    • If you didn't upload any files to the knowledge set during creation, the status appears as SAVED.

Tip:  The model takes a few minutes to analyze any new or changed files in a knowledge set. Users might not get accurate or up-to-date results during this time.

Statuses

Knowledge sets and the files within knowledge sets have a status to indicate whether the model has analyzed the content and it's available to users:

  • PUBLISHED: The model has completed processing the file or knowledge set. Users can chat with published knowledge sets.
  • ERRORED: The model encountered an error when processing the knowledge set or file.
  • SAVED: The knowledge set has been created, but contains no files for the model to analyze.
  • IN PROGRESS: The model is analyzing the files you uploaded to the knowledge set.

Manage files within a knowledge set

Required role: Knowledge set administrator, Enterprise Copilot administrator, or System administrator

It's important to regularly maintain the files within each knowledge set. As always, good data is the foundation of an AI model that performs well and provides useful outputs. If your knowledge sets contain inaccurate or outdated information, then the model will use that information to provide answers and potentially mislead your users.

To maintain files in a knowledge set:

  1. Select Enterprise Copilot in the navigation menu.
  2. Click Manage Knowledge Sets.
  3. Open the knowledge set you want to edit.
  4. Within the knowledge set, you can:
    • Delete files: Select the checkbox next to the files you want to delete, and click DELETE.
    • Upload files: Click UPLOAD to select files from your computer.
    • Configure security: Open the overflow menu and click Configure security. You can add users or groups and grant them permissions for the knowledge set.
    • Delete the knowledge set: Open the overflow menu and click Delete knowledge set. This action is permanent. Any conversations users have had with this knowledge set will also be deleted.
  5. When you're finished, the model automatically analyzes the most recent version of files within the knowledge set.

What do users see?

Users interact with Enterprise Copilot in the same way they're used to interacting with any other AI-powered assistant. When a user opens Enterprise Copilot, they can choose which knowledge set to chat with. Then, they type in a question. Enterprise Copilot returns information based on the files contained in that knowledge set. Responses also include citations, in case the user wants to access the file that the answer was based on. With citations, your users can have confidence in the answers they see.

A user starts a new chat with each knowledge set they interact with. For example, if they need to ask a question regarding HR policies, they click NEW CHAT and select the HR knowledge set. If the same user has a question about the referral program at their company, they will click NEW CHAT and select the recruiting knowledge set.

Roles and permissions

You can configure user roles when you create or edit a knowledge set. The role you assign to a user or group grants them permission to complete these actions:

Actions System administrators Enterprise Copilot administrator Knowledge set administrator Knowledge set viewer All other users
Access Enterprise Copilot in Navigation Menu Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Access chat interface Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Manage files within a knowledge set Yes Yes Yes No No
Manage knowledge sets Yes Yes Yes No No
Add knowledge sets Yes Yes No No No
Manage knowledge set administrators Yes Yes No No No

Note:  Enterprise Copilot Administrators are a system group. Add users to this group to grant them to above permissions.

Knowledge set administrators and viewers are assigned per knowledge set, so their actions pertain only to those knowledge sets where they've been granted permission.

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