Hyperautomation gained prominence in 2020, when Gartner named it among their Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends. In 2021 and 2022, hyperautomation appeared on this list again. For business seeking to elevate their automated processes, hyperautomation is the gold standard.
Hyperautomation is business-oriented, synergistic, and forward-thinking. Essentially, hyperautomation is the automation of automation. It refers to the harnessing of multiple other technologies, including robotic process automation (RPA), artificial intelligence (AI), and machine learning (ML).
It is important to distinguish between automation, intelligent automation (IA), and hyperautomation. Automation is an answer to repetitive, routine tasks that once demanded human involvement and attention. (For example, automation is responsible for the debottlenecking of several gas processing plants, which were earlier improved through mechanization.)
Intelligent automation builds upon automation, but it is still limited in scope.
Conversely, hyperautomation is responsible for automating as many processes as possible. Its territory stretches beyond the capabilities of conventional automation.
Hyperautomation testing depends on the synergy of user interface (UI) test automation, application programming interface (API) automation, robotic process automation (RPA), artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML), and low-code automation. It is an infrastructure of best-in-class automation technologies that ultimately deliver improved business outcomes.
Hyperautomation testing, as opposed to automation, involves the automation of testing dependencies and requirements, including test data, test environments, the test window, and the application under testing.
By involving multiple technologies, as opposed to just one, hyperautomation enables agile operations and greater flexibility. By automating automation, hyperautomation relieves more workers of repetitive tasks, pushing them instead toward challenges that can be solved only through human ingenuity. Businesses that employ hyperautomation testing often enjoy an improved return on investment (ROI), as they are able to direct their employees’ brainpower toward more complex issues. Hyperautomation gives rise to a smart working environment, which itself improves employee satisfaction and purpose.
In general, hyperautomation and hyperautomation testing improve productivity by accomplishing the following:
Our end to end test harness achieves higher automation coverage to improve time to market