IEEE Publishes Global Standard to Guide the Robotic and Intelligent Automation Transition to Industry 4.0 With Over 140 Defined Product Features

IEEE 2755.1TM draws upon industry consensus to provide a turnkey guide to assist in selecting the best support business needs

PISCATAWAY, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#ArtificialIntelligence–IEEE, the world’s largest technical professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for humanity, and the IEEE Standards Association (IEEE SA) today announced the availability of IEEE 2755.1—2019 Guide for Taxonomy for Intelligent Process Automation Product Features and Functionality, designed to help large businesses select the most impactful products as they transition to an automated environment. Intelligent process automation is the application of artificial intelligence and related technologies to robotic process automation.

Automation, often referred to as the “fourth industrial revolution,” is a new and rapidly changing technology field. Businesses are looking for an efficient way to evaluate the different products available. To support companies and users in the growing process automation product space, IEEE 2755.1 is the first published standard that informs the product selection process defining more than 140 product features, and detailing each feature’s importance to guide the product assessment and selection process.

IEEE 2755.1 is used by large businesses to highlight the important differences in product offerings providing a step-by-step guide to develop a deeper understanding of product options in order to select an automation platform that best meets their needs.

“While RPA and IA represent new technologies that are transforming modern industry, there has yet to be an effective and objective way to compare products or to determine what features are most important for businesses embracing automation,” according to Lee Coulter, chair, IEEE Working Group on Standards in Intelligent Automation. “IEEE 2755.1 helps accelerate enterprise adoption of automation technologies by grouping functionality into six feature-set categories, defining and explaining features in context, and provides a turnkey guide to both understand and select the best-suited products.”

Leveraging the terminology established in IEEE 2755™- 2017—IEEE Guide for Terms and Concepts in Intelligent Process Automation, the standard was developed over a period of two years with direct contributions from Another Monday, Ascension, Automation Anywhere, Blue Prism, CognitiveScale, ISG, KPMG, NTT Data, Pega Systems, SSON Analytics, Symphony Ventures, Thoughtonomy, UL and Workfusion.

IEEE 2755.1-2019 is available for purchase at the Standards Store.

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