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6 Things Blueprint Did for You in Agile Planning; and the 7 Things We Can Do For You in RPA

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Nov 23, 2020 10:13:16 AM

For a long time, Blueprint helped countless organizations accelerate their digital transformation with an enterprise-grade Agile planning solution, and we still do. Whether they use Blueprint to manage requirements or for Agile planning and execution, Blueprint continues to help large companies deliver value faster with reduced cost and exposure to risk. But now, we can dramatically improve your Robotic Process Automation (RPA) initiatives as well.

As the most powerful process automation design environment available on the market, we also help enterprises optimize the lifecycle of their automated processes for maximum RPA uptime.

Many existing Blueprint customers have already leveraged our platform’s automation capabilities to build Digital Blueprints and deliver on the RPA objectives they were unable to meet due to constant bot outages and maintenance issues.

Here’s what we did for them as an Enterprise Agile Planning tool and what we’re doing for them as an Enterprise-level automation design, governance, change management, and risk analysis solution.

The 6 Things We Did for You in Enterprise Agile Planning

1-Scaled Agile Enterprise-Wide

Because Blueprint provides an accessible unified repository, all stakeholders, regardless of their function, received unparalleled visibility unavailable using siloed tools. The outcome was the ability to scale Agile practices company-wide and fuel digital transformations.

2-Created Alignment

Blueprint for Enterprise Agile Planning delivered a centralized location that aligned business planning activities with IT execution. All stakeholders had holistic visibility from solution design right through development, with the seamless ability to collaborate.

3-Delivered Value Faster

Blueprint greatly improved release velocity by providing definition tools and operational context. Automatic user stories and test case generation and the numerous integrations with Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) tools like Jira, Rally, and VersionOne, are prime examples of what helped Blueprint users deliver value to their customers quicker.

4-Drove Innovation

Fostering innovation is a top priority for any enterprise executive. Blueprint delivered the collaboration and visibility needed to include enterprise stakeholders in the development process. Blueprint’s robust tracing capabilities also ensured solution design could be tied back to strategic goals to monitor how innovation was being nurtured and applied across the enterprise.

5-De-risked Solution Delivery

The increased pressure to quickly deliver new solutions and value in a digital economy led to misalignment and misunderstanding that created rework downstream. Blueprint delivered several features that drastically de-risked solution delivery. This included the ability to collaborate with all stakeholders via discussions and execute digital reviews and approvals that were made part of the permanent record to promote visibility and alignment.

6-Mitigated Compliance Risk

Blueprint helped large organizations reduce the risk of non-compliance from regulatory change with the seamless ability to trace relationships between artifacts. Whenever a change was introduced, users could instantly see the impact of that change and coordinate the corrective actions. 

The 7 Things We Can Do for You in RPA

1-Improve the Quality of Your Automations to Maximize Bot Availability

Blueprint’s Enterprise Automation Suite delivers all the components necessary to build high-quality automations by developing what we call a Digital Blueprint.

Digital Blueprints include your detailed process flows, functional and non-functional requirements, user stories, compliance and regulatory requirements, and both functional and acceptance tests, among other critical information needed for high-quality bot development.

Blueprint has integrations with the leading RPA tools to sync your Digital Blueprints with your RPA software automatically. This gives bot developers the precise and rich guidance needed to build resilient bots without missing requirements that leads to rework later on. The result is 99% RPA uptime that allows organizations to deliver on their automation objectives.

2-Minimize Bot Maintenance and Outages

Because Digital Blueprints provide such depth of context and visibility, automation development is of a much higher quality. Essential requirements like regulations and other non-functionals aren’t missed, so bots don’t run the risk of being pulled off production to be modified, leaving money on the table and creating operational bottlenecks.

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3-Quicker, Easier RPA Change Management, and Risk Analysis

Blueprint’s Impact Explorer – a core tool in the Enterprise Automation Suite – enables quick and effective change management that contributes to that 99% bot availability.

When you connect your process to be automated to all dependencies like the systems the process interacts with and the regulations it must follow, the impact of change can be instantly measured and proactively corrected using built-in notifications and dashboards to limit RPA downtime.

4-Improve Bot Compliance

By tracing your processes to be automated to all regulations, controls, and business rules, this information is automatically included in Digital Blueprints. This means you always have an accessible audit trail to prove compliance and provide RPA developers with precise guidance to enforce compliance across all of your automations.

5-Reduce Documentation Overhead While Improving Automation Execution

The most common method organizations use to communicate automation work is with a process design document (PDD). PDDs are ineffective and open the door to errors and misunderstandings that cause outages and stalled automation pipelines.

Digital Blueprints are the new, unique way to communicate development that provides much more context and clarity, ensuring the right bot is built the first time. Our user base has not only automated higher-quality processes at a faster rate; they’ve also reduced their documentation overhead by 75% by using Digital Blueprints.

6-Align the Business and IT

A successful automation initiative is one that is shared by both the business and IT to embody real alignment.

Blueprint’s Collaboration Hub – another fundamental tool that makes up part of the Enterprise Automation Suite – provides the collaborative capabilities for your RPA Center of Excellence (CoE) that shares automation ownership between the business and IT. Email-integrated discussions, digital reviews and approvals, and one centralized, visible repository is just a sample of what brings business and IT stakeholders together. Once together, they provide their unique expertise and knowledge to collaborate on RPA opportunities, optimize them, and package this information in Digital Blueprints. The outcome is unparalleled alignment that maximizes bot quality and availability.

7-Scale RPA

Blueprint’s Enterprise Automation Suite sits in the middle of your automation toolchain and enables process automation design at scale. The rich context and precision that goes into Digital Blueprints to drive automation development and deployment lead to higher-quality bots that are more compliant, break less, and require dramatically reduced maintenance.

That means you have fewer bottlenecks and headaches to worry about, allowing you to focus on what matters most: building out the rest of your automation strategy to continue to deliver on your RPA objectives and goals.

Speak to your Blueprint Account Executive today or get in touch with one of our experts to see how you can add Blueprint’s powerful process automation design environment to your existing Blueprint instance.