Gleematic AI’s Control Tower is created as a revolutionary tool that allows users to take full control of their robots and automation projects. In this article, we’ll delve into the functionalities of Gleematic’s Control Tower, its features, and explore how users can leverage them to streamline their work processes.
About Gleematic Control Tower
Control Tower is an online-based system that allows us to basically control the robots and the automation projects. It acts as the nerve center for the robots. Serving as an upgraded version of the Designer, the Control Tower offers a broader spectrum of activities, addressing the need for comprehensive monitoring of robots and automation projects.
In Gleematic Designer, we are only able to customize and run the script – but there are certain times that we need to know more about the robots and the tracking of automation projects that we run:
- How many automation projects have been executed?
- How do we monitor and keep track of automation projects?
- What is the current status of robots?
- How do we monitor transaction volume and log cycles?
When implementing an automation in our projects, it is important to know more details of progress and reports for a comprehensive monitoring. In a shorter term, we need to be able to control the automation robots and projects. That way, we will not lose tracks of our automation projects.
Control Tower is the solution to these questions, providing users with the ability to conduct various activities, from scheduling and running to controlling, monitoring, tracking, and reporting on automation projects and robot statuses—all at the click of a button.
Control Tower Features
As a system that gives us the ability to perform many automation-related activities, Control Tower provides features that are easy to use and do not require any programming or coding skills at all. Operating the Control Tower is easy as it has a user-friendly interface, just like operating any web-based system that we usually use on a daily basis.
The dashboard displays at-a-glance views and provides information on key performances of our completed automation projects. The dashboard allows us to obtain quick and brief reports and summaries of the previous automation projects. In the dashboard, we can see graphical reports and detailed summaries of the work done (logs). The information displayed on the dashboard includes the number of online robot, available robot and running robot.
Control Tower Management: How it Works?
Here are elements in Control Tower that you can use to schedule and run your automation scripts:
#1. Work Centers
Work Centers is an element of Control Tower that has relation to the automation project module. It contains data related to the automation script to execute, the robot that is assigned to the Work Centers, also the time taken to execute the script at once. This smallest part of Control Tower ensures meticulous oversight of individual components of automation projects.
Robots, automatically registered when a user logs into the server via Gleematic Designer, can also be manually registered to the Control Tower. A single robot can be assigned to multiple work centers, but it can only work on one at a time. Additionally, robots are automatically assigned tasks when online and not engaged in any activities, serving as the workforce behind the scenes for executing defined tasks.
Routing strings together a bunch of Work Centers, dictating the order in which they are executed. This feature streamlines the automation process by orchestrating the sequence in which tasks are carried out.
#4. Process Orders
Process Orders combines a previously created Routings with the associated Work Centers. Users can schedule when to start a specific Process Orders by stipulating a date and time, ensuring a streamlined and automated workflow.
Process Orders Cycle
The Cycle field is used to inform and instruct the control tower how many times to repeat the process order.
As example, there is a process order with a routing that contains 2 work centers : named as #1 and #2. If the cycle set is 3, then the order on how the work center will be executed is as the following:
Work Center #1
Work Center #1
Work Center #1
Work Center #2
Work Center #2
Work Center #2
We can have multiple scheduling options. “Start Immediately” means script will run immediately at its scheduled time. Next option is “Start by Time-gap” means script will run x minutes after the schedule starts, according to our preference. “Start by Time-schedule” means script will run based on hourly, daily, or monthly schedule that we can set up.
#5. Work Orders
This part gives us information on Process Order. As “Process Order” is started, “Work Orders” are created automatically. This is the status of currently on-running robots.
If the status is “Waiting”, means there is no robot running because it is not at its scheduled time yet (based on the schedule we already set). If the status is “Done”, means the robot has run the script.
#6. Global Data & Logs
Global Data is a feature that allows us to save script values securely into the server using encryption methods, ensuring data safety and protection. Logs consists of each executed Work Order, displaying a comprehensive history of all cycles initiated by the Control Tower. This log includes start and finish times and indicates whether tasks were successfully executed or not. The Logs are also shown in the dashboard.
Control Tower as a Server
Control Tower acts as a centralized server for storing scripts and AI model data used for file extraction. Users can upload, collaborate, and track changes to scripts, ensuring easy collaboration with colleagues. Additionally, users can save models for image/document extraction into the server, facilitating seamless data extraction without the need to prepare models locally.
This allows you to upload local script into server. You can collaborate your script with other colleagues (in the same version application). When uploading the script into server, Control Tower will create the logs and track the changes, thus adding or removing the script automatically. Whenever you need the script to do your work, the server will provide your script with details.
You can save the model for image/document extraction into the server. If you want to extract image or data from documents, you only need to ‘call’ the saved A.I. model on the server without having to prepare the model in your local. You can also share this model with other colleagues.
Benefit of Control Tower
Control Tower allows us to do many things regarding our automation projects and robots. It acts as a real-time acquisition of robot running status, it monitors active robot health, it identifies problem clients and gives early warning, it can save local-disk space and allows easy collaboration with colleagues, it manages user-access, it monitors the status of robots and records completed works.
What are the benefits?
Let the system control robots to perform tasks, freeing up time for more critical responsibilities.
No programming or coding skills required, making it accessible for users of all backgrounds.
Centralized control improves productivity and effectiveness by streamlining automation-related activities.
Experience Control Tower for Free
Gleematic offers users the opportunity to explore the Control Tower features for free.
In the free version, you can only control one entity (user or robot) individually, and the dashboard is limited to a single user or robot. In the paid version, the company will be registered, enabling control and monitoring of multiple users and robots.
See how Control Tower works:
Gleematic Control Tower emerges as a way for businesses seeking efficient and comprehensive control over their automation initiatives. With its user-friendly interface and a myriad of features, Control Tower promises to redefine the way you approach automation, leading to increased productivity, streamlined processes, and enhanced overall efficiency. Don’t miss out on the chance to experience the power of Control Tower with Gleematic for free!
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