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Accelerating API-Based Automation Offerings With Cloud Elements | UiPath


We are excited to announce that UiPath has acquired Cloud Elements, a pioneering API integration company.


Our vision at UiPath is to deliver the fully automated enterprise™—a truly transformed organization that assigns all automatable work to robots, provides ‘a robot for every person™,’ makes it easy for anyone to get involved in automation, and seamlessly brings artificial intelligence (AI) into operations.


As our customers scale automation, we are committed to building a flexible platform that supports them on their journeys. The UiPath Platform offers the industry’s best user interface (UI) automation capabilities to automate any end-to-end business process, as well as native API-based integrations with commonly used enterprise systems. The acquisition of Cloud Elements expands the API-based automation capabilities in the UiPath Platform.


Together, UiPath and Cloud Elements offer customers flexibility to automate end-to-end business processes using an optimal mix of UI and API-based automation capabilities.


We believe the acquisition makes UiPath the first automation provider to offer best-in-class and enterprise-grade UI and API-based automation capabilities that can be seamlessly used together—all in a single platform.


A versatile approach to user interfaces and APIs

As companies continue to invest in enterprise applications (a large company uses an average of 175 apps), work gets fragmented. Employees toggle between systems to update information, get data, or complete tasks. Apps designed to simplify work do the opposite over time – creating disjointed experiences, reducing productivity, and demotivating workers.


Two automation approaches help companies integrate systems and streamline processes: API-based integrations and UI automation.

To maximize the benefits of automation, companies require a versatile and powerful approach that includes both API-based automation and UI automation.


UiPath offers industry-leading UI automation capabilities and API integrations—all in a single platform. UiPath UI automation effectively integrates AI computer vision and machine learning capabilities to emulate human behavior. And UiPath native integrations help companies seamlessly automate across commonly used systems, such as Microsoft, ServiceNow, and Salesforce.



Let’s look at how a real-world business process needs this combination to get all the work done.


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UiPath remains committed to continued innovation in the automation space: the acquisition of Cloud Elements expands API-based automation capabilities in the UiPath Platform to bring more robust native integration capabilities to UiPath customers.


Customers benefit from:



Enterprise scale

The UiPath Platform is an open platform that gives customers flexibility to address their integration needs in the manner that makes most sense for them. UiPath is committed to integrating with integration platform as a service (iPaaS) platforms that many customers use today, such as Workato or MuleSoft. Cloud Elements technology is complementary to traditional iPaaS solutions.  By expanding our API integration capabilities with Cloud Elements technology and coupling this effort with deep integrations with iPaaS tools, UiPath provides our customers the best integration options for their automation needs.


We are excited to join forces with Cloud Elements to support our customers’ evolving automation needs. Together, we have a unique opportunity to continue to move the automation space forward.


This blog has been co-authored by Vijay Khanna and Ted Kummert. Khanna is the Chief Corporate Development Officer at UiPath.

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