Announcing the Winners of Ayehu’s 1st Annual Hackathon!

From October 6th through October 8th, Ayehu held its first annual Hackathon event. This year’s theme was a timely one – Work from Home Intelligent Automation. The multi-day event drew automation experts from around the world who gathered virtually to develop and deliver creative solutions to IT challenges posed by COVID-19 pandemic. 

A panel of expert judges comprised of automation professionals and members of Ayehu’s GitHub community evaluated submissions based on their technical difficulty, originality and usefulness, as well as user experience. Out of the hundreds of global participants, we are pleased to introduce our top winners below.

First Place – Prabhat Kumar (Zensar)

For his submission, Prabhat decided to automate the installation of updates and patches in multiple Windows Servers in different environments (e.g. Test, Dev & Prod), along with generating a report. To do this, he created a workflow to automate specific aspects of a quarterly patching process. 

Prabhat has been with Zensar for several years and routinely uses Ayehu to automate incident remediation. As a result, he based his workflow on a real-life experience he had at customer site. This particular customer had a quarterly patching process that used to take nearly a week to complete – two days each for a test environment, Dev environment, and production environment. Now, this process is fully automated.

“In order to do this, you need an end-to-end solution which integrates with ServiceNow, patching tools and more – and Ayehu is that platform,” Prabhat noted.

Second Place – Amar Alwani and Rajesh Prakash (Cognizant)

Coming in close second was the two-man team from Cognizant – Amar Alwani and Rajesh Prakash. Amar and Rajesh chose to automate a collaboration between multiple teams during an OS Patching Change, performing pre-patch and post-patch activities. This effectively minimized the outage window by more than 50%. 

In their day to day roles at Cognizant, Amar and Rajesh use Ayehu to manage more than 40 different customer accounts. One particular customer from the UK had been experiencing long outage windows during a patch session due to the need to coordinate between multiple remote teams. There was a long list of “pre-patch” and “post-patch” processes and checklists, all of which were manual. To address this, they integrated Ayehu with Microsoft SCCM, which enabled them to run multiple tasks in parallel.

“By doing this we were able to cut down the outage window nearly in half, from 8 hours to around 4 hours,” commented Amar.

To view the winning entries, please visit  

In addition to congratulating our winners, the entire team at Ayehu would like to extend a sincere ‘thank you’ to all those who participated in this exciting event. With so much uncertainty in the world today, we hope it provided the opportunity to have a little much-needed fun. And, of course, we hope to see you all again next year!

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Ayehu Recognized by Industry Analysts for its Innovative IT Process Automation Platform

As one of the most innovative and powerful intelligent process automation tools on the market, Ayehu is enjoying increasing mindshare and being recognized by industry analysts. To us, this is evidenced by the two most recent mentions in two different Gartner reports.

Gartner’s Hype Cycle for Application Services, 2020[1] states “multiple advances in technologies are driving rapid evolution of application services, delivering new offerings and quality improvements. Track the evolution of offerings covered here to make informed investment decisions including the impact of COVID-19 for an optimal services sourcing strategy.” Ayehu is proud to be named in this report.

Support Both IT and Business Consumer Needs with Knowledge Management Practices[2] is a research report about the Knowledge Management space which names Ayehu as one of the Sample Vendors applying AI/NLP to create and federate knowledge.

In addition to the Gartner recognition,  Zinnov recently listed Ayehu in their “Leadership Zone” in the “Zinnov Zones for Hyper Intelligent Automation – 2020,” and Forrester will be featuring Ayehu in an upcoming report on chatbots entitled “Now Tech Chatbots for IT Operations, Q3 2020.”

In our opinion, it is becoming abundantly clear that, as a young, innovative startup, Ayehu is in a far better position than legacy automation vendors, but is actually in a much better position to help organizations achieve their long-term business goals. Why? Because, Ayehu is lighter and more agile. This enables us to make rapid progress, iterate quickly and pivot on a dime, which in turn helps our customers achieve the agility, performance optimization, cost savings and resilience they need to compete in the digital age.

Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner’s Research & Advisory organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

[1] Gartner “Hype Cycle for Application Services, 2020,” Jim Longwood, 22 July 2020 (Gartner subscription required)

[2] Gartner “Support Both IT and Business Consumer Needs With Knowledge Management Practices,” Rich Doheny, Kenneth Gonzalez, 23 July 2020

Bridging the gap of automation potential in the Nordics

TietoEVRY and Ayehu announce partnership around intelligent application automation.

Ayehu, a leader in intelligent automation, and TietoEVRY, the leading Nordic software and services company today announced a partnership to deliver transformative IT process automation solutions to enterprises whose top priority is an improved user experience and a happier future work environment.

As the core of the partnership, TietoEVRY will offer Next-Generation Application Management Services powered by Ayehu’s Automation and Orchestration platform. The solution helps enterprises save significant time on manual and repetitive tasks and maintain greater control over the application and infrastructure landscape.

“The partnership with Ayehu is an important cornerstone of TietoEVRY’s Zero-Touch Automation approach. We see tremendous automation potential in Nordic companies. Even 50% of IT service requests could be automatically solved. When looking at the automation value potential in support processes like HR or Finance, or in Core Business Processes, the efficiency potential increases to a hundredfold,” said Olli Pirttijärvi, Head of Applications, TietoEVRY.

“Automated remediation provides significant cost savings, but its potential is much bigger than that,” said Taly Dunevich, Vice President Alliances and Partnerships, Ayehu. “As enterprises gear up for the future workplace, employees are looking for an environment where they don’t need to wait for IT to remediate their issues.  As well, IT teams no longer want to waste time on daily repetitive IT tasks – they want to be empowered to do things in an automated fashion. Automating these processes greatly improves employee satisfaction.”

The AI-powered platform acts as a centralized integration hub that intelligently automates IT operation tasks based on the input from monitoring and advanced analytics. Intelligent automation and Virtual Support Agents help to reduce resolution time up to 90% with high impact on end-user and service desk employee satisfaction.

TietoEVRY creates digital advantage for businesses and society. We are a leading digital services and software company with local presence and global capabilities. Our Nordic values and heritage steer our success.

Headquartered in Finland, TietoEVRY employs around 24 000 experts globally. The company serves thousands of enterprise and public sector customers in more than 90 countries. TietoEVRY’s annual turnover is approximately EUR 3 billion and its shares are listed on the NASDAQ in Helsinki and Stockholm as well as on the Oslo Børs.

About Ayehu

Ayehu’s AI-powered automation and orchestration platform is a force multiplier for IT and security operations, helping enterprises save time on manual and repetitive tasks, accelerate mean time to resolution, and maintain greater control over IT infrastructure. Trusted by hundreds of major enterprises and leading technology solution and service partners, Ayehu supports thousands of automated processes across the globe. For more information, please visit and the company blog.  Follow Ayehu on Twitter and LinkedIn.

Originally published by TietoEVRY.

Automation Anywhere and Ayehu Collaborate to Provide an End-to-End Intelligent Automation Solution

San Jose, CA, March 3rd, 2020  – Ayehu, the leading provider of IT Process Automation today announced a collaboration with Automation Anywhere, a leading provider of robotic process automation (RPA), to provide enterprises with an intelligent, fully autonomous solution that handles common, repetitive tasks. By implementing end-to-end automation, it alleviates service employees to focus on higher value projects, leading to a more engaged and productive workforce that is ready for the future workplace.

“Ayehu chose Automation Anywhere as its strategic RPA partner so that together we can automate both front-end, business-focused tasks and backend IT infrastructure activities,” said Gabby Nizri, CEO of Ayehu. “Our technologies complement each other nicely and the product integration insures a smooth hand-off between Automation Anywhere’s RPA bots and Ayehu’s IT workflow.”  

Ayehu has joined Automation Anywhere’s Technology Alliance Program (TAP) and is developing a product integration that makes this end-to-end automation vision a reality. An example is a common, time consuming and error-prone task like employee on-boarding. This can now be handled by an RPA bot that enrolls a user in HR systems and sends them required information packets, and then triggers an IT workflow to add the user to a correct Active Directory group with proper role defined and the required permission for the applications they need to access.

“The alliance with Ayehu and Automation Anywhere further extends our capabilities for an organization’s IT infrastructure, allowing users to fully automate manual, repetitive functions allowing employees to shift their focus on higher-level, strategic work,” said Griffin Pickard, Director of the Technology Alliance Program at Automation Anywhere. “Many common tasks have both a user-facing, business-focused component as well as a backend infrastructure. Our partnership integrates two “best of breed” solutions that together provide a complete end-to-end intelligent automation solution that benefits both employees and customers.”


Ayehu’s no-code Intelligent Automation and Orchestration platform is a force multiplier for IT Operations, helping Enterprises save 95% on time handling alert resolution, and achieve 35% cost reduction of labor-intensive routine tasks, while maintaining greater control over enterprise infrastructure – whether on-premise or in the cloud. Among our 220+ Enterprise customers, large MSPs such as Cognizant, Capgemini, Amdocs and LTI, are using Ayehu’s platform for its digital labor, increasing margins and operational efficiency by sending robots to work.

Ayehu Announces Free 30-day Trial Availability of its Newly Enhanced Next Generation Intelligent IT Automation and Orchestration Platform

The Free Trial Version Featuring an Enhanced Workflow Designer and AI-Powered Automation Engine is Now Available for Download from the Ayehu Website

San Jose, CA –- October 16, 2018 Ayehu has enhanced its Next Generation Automation and Orchestration Platform powered by AI. This latest release is designed to deliver IT and security operations teams even greater productivity and ease of use. To give enterprise users the chance to experience the platform firsthand, Ayehu is offering a free 30-day trial.

Today’s enterprises are overwhelmed by a massive amount of system alerts, incidents, and user requests. This is further complicated by the IT and security skills shortage. The need for streamlined processes and fast, quantifiable results has never been greater.

Ayehu’s Next Generation Intelligent Automation Platform incorporates artificial intelligence to augment human ingenuity, in order to enable the creation of the next generation of intelligent applications. The platform delivers no-code, automated workflows that help enterprises save significant time on manual and repetitive tasks, accelerate mean time to resolution, and maintain greater control over IT infrastructure.

The new version includes the following enhancements:

  • Productivity – For greater efficiency and results, the platform now features a full web-based GUI, includes power search capabilities, a library of over 500 pre-built activities and a codeless workflow designer. Out-of-the-box integration packs are also available, with advanced Rest API for rapid integrations with 3rd party applications
  • Scalability – Scaling to support a high volume of incidents and safe guard against a single-point-of-failure, the latest release features built-in automated load share, and the ability to run more workflows simultaneously
  • SaaS Ready – Ideal for hybrid deployments, the new version can run multiple instances on the same virtual machine, run different environments on the same station, and manage all environments from one place
  • Chat Bot Integration – Ayehu BOT platform is integrated with Slack, Microsoft Teams, IBM Watson, Microsoft Luis and other applications for the easy creation of a self-service interface

“Since we launched our intelligent automation platform, customers have realized that artificial intelligence combined with IT automation is a game changer,” said Brian Boeggeman, Chief Revenue Officer, Ayehu. “As we continue to make our solution even easier and more valuable, we are offering a free trial so that everyone can simply start automating today. IT professionals that experience it will immediately see a huge leap in productivity and efficiency.”

To experience Ayehu’s Next Generation IT Automation powered by AI, claim your free trial here. To learn more about the Ayehu Next Generation Automation and Orchestration Platform powered by AI, click here.

About Ayehu

Ayehu’s AI-powered automation and orchestration platform is a force multiplier for IT and security operations, helping enterprises save time on manual and repetitive tasks, accelerate mean time to resolution, and maintain greater control over IT infrastructure. Trusted by hundreds of major enterprises and leading technology solution and service partners, Ayehu supports thousands of automated processes across the globe. For more information, please visit and the company blog.  Follow Ayehu on Twitter and LinkedIn.

Marina Levinson Joins Ayehu Board of Directors

Marina Levinson Joins Ayehu Board of DirectorsAyehu is excited to announce the recent addition of Marina Levinson to our esteemed Board of Directors.

Ms. Levinson brings more than 25 years of corporate leadership experience to Ayehu’s Board, having led all aspects of enterprise information technology and business process transformation for both B2B and B2C enterprises during her career.

Ms. Levinson is currently the founder and chief executive officer of CIO Advisory Group, LLC that provides technology advice to chief executive officers, private equity firms, venture capitalists and startups. Ms. Levinson is also a partner in an early-stage venture capital firm, Benhamou Global Ventures. Her investment focus includes cloud computing, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), mobile and data analytics.

Prior to founding CIO Advisory Group in 2011, she held global CIO roles with NetApp, Inc. and Palm, Inc. for 12+ years. Marina’s experience includes large-scale, complex implementations of enterprise analytics, eCommerce, and ERP and CRM solutions, on-premise and in the cloud. She has deep expertise in due diligence and integration of M&As and spinning off companies.

In addition to Ayehu, Marina currently serves on the board of Ellie Mae (ELLI), where she is the Chairperson of the Technology and Cybersecurity Committee as well as a member of the Audit Committee. She is also a member of the CIO Advisory Boards of Silicon Valley Bank, Aruba/HPE and Snaplogic.

The addition of Ms. Levinson to Ayehu’s Board of Directors further supports our ongoing commitment to stay at the front of the helm of cyber security issues and consistently deliver an IT automation product that not only helps dramatically improve productivity of IT operations but also helps organizations combat and mitigate damages from the ever-increasing complex security threats.

We are thrilled to welcome her and look forward to the valuable insight and expertise that she brings to the table.