an automation cloud leader, today announced a technology alliance
partnership with Automation Anywhere, a leader in Robotic Process
Automation (RPA), to help businesses transition to the next era of
The Catalytic Automation Cloud provides organizations with process
orchestration and integration capabilities, giving business users tools
to create processes that involve multiple people, bots, and an extensive
library of services. With this partnership, companies can also extract
structured data from unstructured documents, quickly manipulate large
volumes of data, and leverage hundreds of built-in and turnkey
integrations with enterprise technologies. Companies can also maximize
and scale their automation investments through this alliance.
“We have entered an age where businesses must redesign their workforces
with a combination of people and digital workers, such as RPA bots.
Automation Anywhere has developed one of the most sophisticated
intelligent automation platforms with software bots,” said Sean Chou,
CEO and co-founder of Catalytic. “We look forward to helping to connect
Automation Anywhere bots to the extended enterprise, with complex
workflows involving employees, customers, and suppliers.”
“We are excited to add Catalytic to the Automation Anywhere Technology
Alliance Program partner ecosystem,” said Griffin Pickard, Director of
the Technology Alliance Program at Automation Anywhere. “The Catalytic
automation cloud complements Automation Anywhere’s intelligent and
intuitive RPA platform and we look forward to building a strong
Problem and Solution
According to McKinsey, 45%
of work that is being done today could be automated with technology
that already exists in the marketplace. There is a movement to change
the way work is done, respecting the work that people need to do, but
use automation to free them up to do things that require human skill and
ingenuity. But only three percent of businesses have actually been able
to scale their digital workforce.
Catalytic’s automation cloud orchestrates the many components required
for human-centric automation. With an approachable cloud-based UX and
computing capabilities, it connects to systems, including OCR, machine
learning, and cognitive capabilities — making it easier for companies
to consume people-based business services.
“Catalytic is one of our partners and is helping to power automation at
Bosch with its accelerated automation building interface, and
human-centric workflows,” said Irfan Ali, RPA head at Bosch Service
Solutions. “We use automation within our service design approach, where
we create complex solutions based on the needs of the customers and the
business goals. We bring forth process optimization and a positive
customer experience through the work of our service experts and modern
technologies working side by side. Using RPA, we are working together
with Catalytic and Automation Anywhere.”
There are a number of compelling use cases on how the two companies can
help support businesses with an integrated offering based on this new
–Deploy Catalytic smart forms to collect information from employees,
customers, and vendors, and then deploy software bots from Automation
Anywhere to automatically enter the forms into an on-premise system.
–Use Catalytic to gather, extract, and harmonize unstructured data from
multiple sources to create a standardized file, and then utilize bots
from Automation Anywhere to update a desktop application or mainframe.
–Initiate bots from Automation Anywhere at multiple points in an
end-to-end Catalytic process with a waiting period that gives human
workers the ability to make decisions and enter data.
–Hand off exceptions with bots from Automation Anywhere to employees
through Catalytic who are best suited for higher-value knowledge work.
The combined capabilities will help businesses gain both top-line growth
and bottom-line efficiency.
“It’s an exciting time for enterprise automation,” said Ted Shelton,
chief customer officer at Catalytic. “It’s no longer about ‘man versus
machine’. It’s about machine at the service of people, and we are proud
to be leading this innovation with best-in-class partners such as
Catalytic, a leader in Cloud-based automation, is helping to forge the
way for the next era of enterprise automation, which is more
human-centric, more data-driven, and more dedicated to transforming the
world’s most important industries, including manufacturing, healthcare,
media, and others.
The Catalytic platform — the first of its kind — provides businesses
with an intelligent automation layer to easily create and manage complex
processes that include people, bots, and an extensive library of
services. By automating these processes — and effectively mining
unstructured data — the platform liberates the modern workforce to
focus on higher-value challenges while helping to make businesses more
efficient, agile, and profitable.
Backed by a strong team of investors including NEA and Intel Capital,
Catalytic works with market leaders in the US, EMEA, and Asia, including
Bosch, Dentsu Aegis Network, Mayo Clinic and UL. For more information,