Enterprise Power Automate RPA platforms must support separate development, testing, acceptance, and production environments for automations – and their dependencies. Bot Lifecycle Management provides a framework for continuous testing and deployment of robots and dependencies in separate software development life cycle environments. This allows automations to seamlessly transition between lifecycle stages defined by the organization, before they are released into production. Implementing role-based access control provides the highest level of security and compliance for automations and is critical as the number and complexity automations increases and the automations address more mission-critical services.
Because a large enterprise typically uses the same core applications across a number of different business units, mature Power Automate RPA programs possess the opportunity to scale operations more quickly by creating automations – or pieces of automations – to be reused across the enterprise. For example, your organization’s ERP system is likely the target for many automations. Rather than scripting unique login instructions for every automation, a code library of common actions, such as application log-in, can be established to speed development and increase resiliency. As development begins to scale, and delivery becomes an increasingly important factor, the use of code sharing techniques between developers becomes important to expedite delivery time. Effective code sharing can be achieved through the storage of commonly used snippets of code. Code should be stored in a secured environment accessible to all of the developers. While many of the enterprise platform solutions provide an asset library storing code, the internal developers can also use an internal network drive, if more effective.