Mainframe RPA

UiPath® RPA Mainframe Automation with HostBridge

I was recently a guest during a YouTube Live broadcast with Anders Jensen to discuss UiPath mainframe automation. Anders has an excellent UiPath YouTube channel, and he is also a 2021 UiPath MVP. During the broadcast, I had the opportunity to demonstrate two methods of automating mainframe CICS applications using UiPath, which we documented in our Guide to UiPath Mainframe Integration:...

A Mainframe RPA Manifesto

If you’ve been following HostBridge over the past year, you cannot miss the focus we have on mainframe Robotic Process Automation (RPA). Our emphasis on mainframe RPA came from a customer who was experiencing the consequences of high volume screen scraping being done by RPA bots. Our investigation of RPA activity within this enterprise was revealing: Screen scraping is the default method for RPA...

Guide to UiPath Mainframe Integration

HostBridge, in conjunction with Element Blue, has published the Guide to UiPathTM Mainframe Integration. This free resource is for UiPath users who use or plan to use RPA within an IBM Z System environment. We wrote this technical, “how-to” guide for RPA programmers, enterprise IT architects, and system administrators. The guide shares how to use RESTful HTTP services rather than...

Assessing the Impact of RPA on Your Mainframe

I had a chance this week to present a webinar, “Understanding the Impact of RPA on the Mainframe.” We committed to doing this webinar months ago. When we chose the topic for it, it was with some uncertainty. Would enough people care about RPA and the mainframe to attend a webinar? This was my concern because our message about Robotic Process Automation was cautionary. RPA is a great...

Robotic Process Automation and the Mainframe: What You Need to Know

Chances are, Robotic Process Automation is already firmly entrenched in your enterprise and interacting with your mainframe. Gartner defines Robotic Process Automation (RPA) as “digital enablement technology that predominantly leverages a combination of user interface (UI) and surface-level features to create scripts that automate routine, predictable data transcription work.” RPA “bots” equip...