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 default terminal sessions to enable RPA bot interaction with CICS applications. The RESTful services approach delivers significant performance and reliability improvements over default methods.
Starting Point: Mainframe RPA Assessment
Use RESTful services instead of Terminal Sessions to include CICS applications in UiPath automations.
Element Blue provides the consulting expertise and services for implementing new UiPath automations, or optimizing existing ones. “Forming this joint practice with Element Blue brings all the services, technology, and expertise together to allow UiPath customers to quickly optimize their mainframe automations,” said Russ Teubner, CEO and co-founder of HostBridge Technology. “As one of the first five Certified UiPath Services Network partners in North America, Element Blue is uniquely equipped to help enterprises implement mainframe RPA in a performant and resilient manner. Together, we can ensure that UiPath customers receive all the benefits of RPA without imposing the screen-scraping tax on their mainframe resources.”
Using RESTful services over terminal sessions creates value for all stakeholders in the RPA ecosystem. Automations perform better and are less prone to failure due to upstream applications changes. Furthermore, IT groups experience less impact on the mainframe from RPA activity.
The Guide to UiPath Mainframe Integration is currently available as a free, downloadable eBook.