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What's new in Pega Robot Manager

Updated on March 22, 2022

Pega Robot Manager is constantly improving your user experience and the efficiency of your robotic workforce. This article provides a summary of new features and key improvements.

To download Pega Robot Manager from Pega Marketplace, see the Pega Robot Manager page.

For more information on how to upgrade your version of Pega Robot Manager, see Updating the Pega Robot Manager version.

For more information on Pega Robotic Automation enhancements and new features, see What's new in Pega Robotic Automation.

Learn about the latest updates to the Pega Robot Manager application.

What's new (by release)

Pega Robot Manager 8.5.3

Released on July 28, 2021

This maintenance release of Pega Robot Manager focuses on improving user experience by addressing minor issues. For more information, see Resolved Issues in 8.5.3.

Pega Robot Manager 8.5.2

Released on January 27, 2021

See the following list for a summary of what has changed:

  • Auto-balancing uses work group priorities to determine how the system assigns robots when there are not enough robots available to complete all assignments across work groups on time. For more information, see Auto-balancing robot workload across work groups.
  • The new Auto-balancing tab under the Settings menu provides a management center for Auto-balancing and SLA priority for all work groups in the current application. For more information, see Designating work groups for auto-balancing of robot workload.
  • The analytical dashboards now include the Performance and Performance timeline widgets, which provide both daily and hourly analysis of robot performance across work groups. For more information, see Analysis dashboards.
  • Auto-archiving and auto-purging of old or obsolete Pega Robot Runtime operational data now helps maintain the optimal performance of your robotic solution. For more information, see Cleaning up Pega Robot Runtime operational data. In work groups enabled for Auto-balancing, Pega Robot Manager now automatically stops robots when no further work is available in a work group. Such robots can then move to higher priority groups to ensure that critical tasks are completed on time.

Pega Robot Manager 8.5.1

Released on October 6, 2020

See the following list for a summary of what has changed:

  • A new feature called Auto-balancing simplifies robot administration because you no longer need to manually move robots between work groups during peak periods or create schedules. For more information, see Auto-balancing robot workload across work groups.
  • Pega Robot Manager now detects and stops underperforming robots, which reduces the number of failed assignments and decreases the maintenance effort needed from human operators to clear such assignments. For more information, see Handling underperforming robots.
  • Pega Robot Manager can now control the repository of automation packages. You can now fully comply with your policy for data storage by having an option to store automation packages remotely. For more information, see Storing robotic automation packages in Pega Robot Manager.
  • Downloadable Robot activity logs provide insight into the root cause of processing failures. For more information, see Downloading robot activity logs.
  • New alerts to notify you about robots that consecutively fail their assignments (ROBO0010) or robots that cannot recover from the Not ready state (ROBO0011). For more information, see Performance and security alerts for Pega Robot Manager.
  • The list of available robot status types now includes the Started status type. For more information, see Robot status types.

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