Simplify Citrix Automation With Autosmic

Enterprises face a formidable challenge when it comes to automating interactions within Citrix applications. Traditional RPA platforms rely heavily on HTML tags or Windows IDs for object identification, which proves useless in the dynamic and virtualized Citrix environment. Additionally, the leading providers offer solutions that are overly complex, requiring extensive administration and maintenance, thus impeding efficiency and scalability.

Enter Autosmic the game-changer in Citrix automation.

Autosmic addresses the limitations of conventional RPA platforms by introducing a modern approach, harnessesing the power of computer vision to navigate and interact with Citrix applications effortlessly.

One of the key distinguishing features of Autosmic is its non-intrusive nature. Unlike other platforms that demand extensive configuration and administration, Autosmic seamlessly integrates into existing workflows without disrupting operations. Its intuitive interface and user-friendly design make automation accessible to enterprises of all sizes, eliminating the need for specialized expertise or extensive training.

Autosmic represents a paradigm shift in Citrix automation. By harnessing the power of computer vision and prioritizing simplicity and efficiency, Autosmic enables enterprises to unlock the full potential of automation without the complexities associated with traditional RPA platforms.

Autosmic’s capabilities extend beyond the confines of Citrix applications. With its versatility, Autosmic seamlessly transitions between desktop, browser, and Citrix environments, providing a holistic automation platform for enterprises. With Autosmic, you can keep it simple and effortless.

What Breaks Your Bots ?

You might have heard this from others, or experienced it first hand. RPA bots keep breaking every few weeks. While this may be the experience of many, I had a different experience with what I built with Autosmic. I think this problem people see is a function of a few different factors:

  1. The problem you are solving may involve applications that change a lot
  2. The way the bots were built, made them prone to the application changes
  3. The RPA technology you use uses object detection technology that relies on underlying application page changes

Naturally, you wonder, how does one make the bots resilient?

  1. First of all, you got to understand what kind of changes you are likely to see. For example, a web application from a cloud provider you have no control over, can change in whatever way they want it to (of course most of them are not going to do a UI re-design every month!). Based on that, there are a variety of techniques you can use to build your bot
  2. RPA is a skillset that needs to be acquired over some time. Similar to programming, if the RPA developer uses correct techniques and relies on more robust unchanging entities, bots won’t break often.
  3. With Autosmic, we use computer vision to eliminate page/html changes beneath the hood. We don’t want those changes to inadvertently break our bots. The result is that if the pages are visually unchanged, mere html changes don’t affect the bots. In addition, if the objects do shift around, that can be accommodated as well.
How Do You Fix The Broken Bot?

Assuming this was a change in the web application that caused the visual navigation to break, you may end up re-recording the bot and building and testing it all over again.

With Autosmic, the bot is able to recognize the change on the fly, allow you to provide corrective guidance and it fixes itself while in the flow of execution, and continues as if nothing went wrong. You avoid the entire re-building and testing process. This feature can be enabled or disabled, of course as needed.