Blue Prism Drives Robotic Process Automation in Germany with a Growing Customer Footprint and New Office
Leader in Robotic Process Automation opens fourth new global office location in 12 months, highlighting company growth and market demand for its Digital Workforce
LONDON, AUSTIN and MUNICH — March 20, 2018 —Blue Prism (AIM: PRSM), the provider of the world’s most successful digital workforce, today announced the opening of a new office in Munich, Germany, to help support growing regional demand for its Digital Workforce platform. This new office will support Blue Prism’s growing list of customers in Germany, which includes Global 5,000 companies such as Commerzbank, Deutsche Bank, Deutsche Telekom, Henkel Global and Schneider Electric.
The company has amassed customers across multiple vertical industries including automotive, manufacturing and retail as well as three out of the top four banks in Germany. This announcement falls on the heels of Blue Prism raising £70M (approx. US $100M) in public markets to help accelerate global sales and marketing efforts.
“Over the past year, we’ve seen over 100 percent growth in customer adoption in Germany, with many companies embracing automation to drive meaningful digital transformations,” said Martin Flood, executive vice president, global sales, Blue Prism. “Our customers understand the full potential of digital workforces to improve business efficiency while providing a higher quality of customer-centric services. By committing and adding more local resources to this growing market, we’re ensuring that both our partners and customers are successful.”
German business leaders rate automation as their second highest priority––after design thinking––for increasing operational agility. HfS Research expects uptake of Robotic Process Automation (RPA) software and services in Germany to continue to drive triple-digit growth rates in the market.
“Our ambition was to select a scalable enterprise solution for Robotics Process Automation steered by a central team in our Shared Service Organization. With Blue Prism we found the perfect solution, fully integrated into our IT systems while meeting all requirements for security and governance,” said Sara Geising-Eggers, Global Delivery Manager IT, Integrated Business Solutions for Henkel AG & Co. KGaA. “Today, this digital workforce is part of our Shared Service teams enabling us to focus on supporting our business partners and creating an attractive and rewarding workplace.”
“We’re excited about Blue Prism’s new office in Munich, Germany, which is further strengthening the support for our local clients,”says Heike Figge, IBM Executive Partner and Cognitive Process Automation Practice Leader in Europe & DACH. “My teams and I are looking forward to increasing our local collaboration with Blue Prism and taking our already strong partnership to the next level.”
“By committing more resources to the German market, Blue Prism is strengthening its market leadership position both locally and throughout Europe,” says Krishnan Rajaram, European Intelligent Automation Lead from Avanade. “Through our work together with joint clients in Germany we are seeing first-hand the power of the Avanade and Blue Prism relationship. Together we are collaborating to help our clients to leverage robotic process automation as part of their digital transformation strategy.”
Blue Prism attained the highest customer satisfaction rating of 96 percent in an independent customer survey by Knowledge Capital Partners (click here to download report). The survey of global Blue Prism customers highlighted satisfaction for platform adaptability, scalability, security and employee satisfaction.
In 2017, Blue Prism was named one of MIT Tech Review’s 50 Smartest Companies and recognized as the winner of the 2017 UK Tech awards. Over the past year, the company added several established brands to its roster of clients including AIG, Alberta Treasury Bureau, Allstate Insurance, Bechtel, Boeing, DeNA, DTE Energy, Dun & Bradstreet, Ericsson, Fannie Mae, GIC, Honda Motor Company, Kaiser Permanente, KBL Bank, Maybank, National Grid, Schroders, Sony Pictures, United Utilities and Walgreens.
About Blue Prism
As the pioneer, innovator and market leader in Robotic Process Automation (RPA), Blue Prism delivers the world’s most successful Digital Workforce. The company’s software robots automate repetitive administrative tasks while meeting the requirements of the most demanding IT environments, where security, compliance and scalability are paramount.
Blue Prism provides a scalable and robust execution platform for best-of-breed AI and cognitive technologies and has emerged as the trusted and secure RPA platform of choice for the Fortune 500. Billions of transactions and hundreds of millions of hours of work are executed on Blue Prism robots from renowned companies including Aegon, BNY Mellon, Commerzbank, IBM, ING, Maersk, Nokia, Nordea, Procter & Gamble, Raiffeisen Bank, Siemens, Westpac and Zurich. For more information about Blue Prism (AIM: PRSM), visit www.blueprism.com and follow the company on LinkedIn and Twitter.