Automation Hero Named in Gartner’s Cool Vendors in SalesTechnologies for its AI Automation Platform
Intelligent process automation platform among top technologies for sales organizations
June 4, 2019 – San Francisco and Berlin – In less than two years in the market, Automation
Hero has been included in Gartner’s Cool Vendors in Sales Technologies 2019 report. Its
revolutionary intelligent process automation platform (IPA) combines robotic process automation
(RPA) with artificial intelligence (AI) to automate mundane processes and common customer
requests while producing data-driven insights to augment employee decision making.
The platform benefits the enterprise across departments but has seen exceptional success in
the sales organization due to the high cost of inefficient sales processes. According to Gartner,
“Organizations need to rely on forward-thinking providers to fuel their digital transformations and
move the needle from reaction to innovation.”
Perfectly optimized for sales
Automation Hero benefits application leaders supporting sales technology investments by
intelligently automating repetitive and manual business processes, freeing up employees to
impact the bottom line.
According to Salesforce, sales reps spend 64 percent of their time on non-selling tasks with
administrative tasks alone taking up 25 percent. CRM data entry is an example of a necessary,
but costly process. According to Introhive, CRM users spend 5.5 hours each week on activities
and contacts that cost companies $13,200 every year per sales rep; which can add up to
millions of dollars each year for large sales organizations. Automation Hero customers in
financial services, telecommunications and travel and tourism have cited ROIs in the hundreds
of millions by saving each employee up to one hour per day.
Automation Hero tackles repetitive tasks through its simplified user interface in the form of a
proactive and adaptive augmented intelligence assistant leveraged by sales representatives.
The platform also allows administrators to easily point-and-click together powerful and highly
customized automations in a no-coding environment. More than 50 connectors and a custom
plugin API ensures legacy compatibility and integration with even the most complex IT systems.
RPA + AI
The startup is challenging the RPA space by taking an AI and data-centric approach. Current
RPA technology was architected over a decade ago and is limited to automating simple,
repetitive, rule-based click robots. Intelligence, data integration, processing and machine
learning are added as an afterthought, making current technological offerings limited to simple
Automation Hero tackles the problem with a completely new approach. It creates an intelligence
fabric by running highly scalable, distributed automation flows that weave together click robots,
structured and unstructured data sources, deep learning, data processing and the human
workforce that creates an operating system for the modern enterprise.
To access the report, click here.
Gartner Cool Vendors in Sales Technologies, Ilona Hansen, Melissa Hilbert, Theodore Travis,
Adnan Zijadic, 16 May 2019
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About Automation Hero
Automation Hero combines RPA with AI to form an intelligent process automation platform that
unites AI with the human workforce. By automating repetitive and time-consuming tasks,
Automation Hero improves productivity and drives more successful, optimized business
Automation Hero is a portfolio company of premier AI and deep learning investment firms, Baidu
Ventures (BV) USA, CometLabs, Cherry Ventures, signals VC and Atomico, and is
headquartered in San Francisco.