5-Step Winning Strategy to migrate from Automation Anywhere V10/V11 to Automation Anywhere A2019 Cloud

With the evolution & maturity gain of Automation Anywhere Enterprise (AAE) platform, its gradually becoming a critical component of digital transformation success. A2019, the latest AA version being a pure play cloud native platform, is enabling organisation to rapidly develop and integrate, easily scale and sustainably maintain RPA solutions. With planned End of Sale (EOS) of AAE v10/11 in coming quarters, enterprises require proactive migration strategy. There are obvious value-adds in adopting A2019 starting from ease of use & implementation being 100% web based GUI, wider scripting capability (Introduction of Python), custom utility packages, modular file store , enhanced integration with MS Office suite to mention a few.

Spectar recommends its clients to consider a phased Migration strategy.

For current AA Legacy or V10 users to AA V11.

End of support and maintenance for v10x and earlier versions end of life on March 31, 2020. It needs a thorough planning. Automation Anywhere also recommends a full migration to AAE v11.3.x by March 31, 2020.

For enterprises currently on AAE V11

Migration can be approached using the following 5-step strategy to adopt A2019

  • Step 1. Estimate before Execution

    Solution complexity thresholds may be make or break A2019 migration planning.

  • Step 2. Use an Automated Dispatcher

    To feed existing code base to migration utilities based on the underlying complexity

  • Step 3. Reuse the Reusable

    Check the Reusability aspects of the codes such as cloned objects of the underlying applications

  • Step 4. Check, do, and Check again

    Conduct QA for migrated components, Spectar’s Automated QA can save precious developer time and do QA on the fly against coding standards, naming conventions

  • Step 5. Lean means Effective

    Enhance existing code base as you migrate by leveraging A2019 Packages to lean out legacy code


Further, Preliminary assessment on readiness for the migration can save from pains later on.
Especially to verify...

  • Whether the current bot inventory is up to date? Are there any inflight enhancement or change requests that could be impacted by a migration?
  • Validate the business needs of each automation and plan a prioritised migration for each of them
  • Potential use of A2019 features without impacting ongoing automation pipeline. Review other security impacts such as role-based access and data integrity
  • Assess the current infrastructure, license validity and the target infrastructure. Analyse on whether there will be savings, asset & infrastructure consolidation, output maximisation.

Pacing will depend on your automation roadmap & associated complexities. A medium sized RPA implementation generally takes close to four weeks however Spectar’s accelerators can optimise the effort upto 50%. Customers need to maintain parallel instances for the current and new AAE Licenses during the migration process.

Spectar has assisted clients with AAE migration activity in the recent past and help them setup up the RPA governance structure to derive the optimum productivity. We are Automation Anywhere’s Preferred Partner for v11 upgrades. Partnering with an experienced provider like Spectar Group can minimize disruption to operations and enable organizations to make most of the new features for enhanced efficiency. There is not point waiting just ensure that migration to the A2019 platform is part of your 2020 strategic plan and let us execute the plan together. Alternatively, we can rephrase it as - Time is of the essence and hence it’s important to have the A2019 migration as part of your strategic plan for 2020 and Spectar would be keen to partner, to execute the plan with you.

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