Blue Prism Extends Intelligent Digital Workforce Capabilities via Contributions from Community of Customers, Developers and Partners
Austin, Texas, and London — November 13, 2018 — Blue Prism (AIM: PRSM) today announced a new generation of automation capabilities with the general availability of Blue Prism Release v6.4 and its new Blue Prism Digital Exchange (Blue Prism DX), creating one of the world’s most advanced, scalable and highly skilled Digital Workforce platforms.
The Blue Prism DX is a robust Intelligent Automation (IA) marketplace for accessing and downloading pre-built artificial intelligence (AI), cognitive and disruptive technologies, creating a one-stop shop for building out, scaling and adding skills to digital workers. It gives global enterprise customers an a la carte menu and direct access to innovations from Blue Prism and its broad partner ecosystem helping deliver intelligent automation capabilities with just a few clicks of a mouse. Designed to help customers accelerate the speed of their automation projects, the Blue Prism DX provides easy access to a wide variety of AI, Machine Learning (ML), analytics, Optical Character Recognition (OCR) and other capabilities. All these innovations are delivered and easily accessed through Blue Prism Intelligent Automation Skills, open API’s, downloadable connectors and reusable Visual Business Objects (VBOs).
“The biggest challenge enterprises face today is how to scale their RPA and broader intelligent automation programs to achieve desired benefits,” said Elena Christopher, Research VP at HFS Research. “The launch of Blue Prism’s Digital Exchange marketplace creates an increasingly essential forum for multi-directional collaboration and solution development. The strength and growth of the ecosystem enabled by this offering will become a defining factor in enabling enterprise automation at scale and the broadening of Blue Prism’s relevance.”
The Blue Prism DX is the enablement of the intelligent automation skills, the company announced earlier this year at Blue Prism World 2018. These intelligent automation skills include knowledge and insight, planning and sequencing, visual perception, problem solving, collaboration and learning, and enable intelligent digital workers that can augment, support and assist their human colleagues to deliver true operational agility.
Unlike other technology marketplaces that offer limited capabilities and require complex integration, the Blue Prism Digital Exchange makes it possible for anyone to find and apply pre-built AI capabilities, in the form of open APIs and other means of integration, to automate mission-critical processes. These APIs connect and integrate to existing IT systems and processes, making Blue Prism a platform for AI that is scalable, secure and sustainable. Blue Prism v6.4 further enhances ease of use by enabling customers to simply download the AI capabilities directly into the Blue Prism offering. Categorized as “skills” these technologies can be instantly dragged and dropped into new or existing automations, providing a turn-key implementation of AI.
“Our Blue Prism Digital Exchange launch blows the door wide open to new automation possibilities,” said Dave Moss, Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer of Blue Prism. “Imagine being able to leverage the capabilities of our entire partner ecosystem including ABBYY, Appian, Google and Microsoft to name a few, with just a few mouse clicks. We’re delivering a digital workforce that’s intelligent, connected and easy to control—now. By consolidating and aggregating all these capabilities in one place, our enterprise customers can harness their curiosity and drive innovation, disrupt markets and remain competitive with a continuous portfolio of business outcome driven solutions.”
The Blue Prism DX: Ease of Use and Focused on Self Service Capabilities
Whether it’s using intelligent capture to make sense of unstructured data, analysing digital images via computer vision or simply delivering standout customer experiences faster and without error, staying competitive means having access to the right technology at your fingertips. To that end, Blue Prism took steps to ensure that the Blue Prism DX was designed in an intuitive way, allowing searches by various filters such as by skill category, technology, processes and verticals, to quickly serve up the assets that made the most sense. Blue Prism also ensured that it was easy for partners, customers and community developers to contribute assets in a safe and secure way – creating a strong global community of enterprise customers, developers and partners who are driving continuous value through the power of their increasingly skilled digital workforce. In addition, the same criteria and high-standards for scalability, security, manageability that Blue Prism is known for, are also been applied to the management of the Blue Prism DX.
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 intelligent digital workers provide government and business leaders with new operational capacity and intelligent skills to automate mission critical business processes, 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 and public-sector market. Billions of transactions and hundreds of millions of hours of work are executed on Blue Prism software robots. For more information about Blue Prism (AIM: PRSM), visit www.blueprism.com and follow the company on LinkedIn and Twitter.
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Reaction from Customers and Partners
“ABBYY is excited to be a strategic partner of Blue Prism, and we see incredible synergy and customer demand for our joint intelligent capture and Robotic Process Automation (RPA) technologies and solutions. This partnership has created an opportunity for us to work together helping customers solve real-world problems when it comes to processing unstructured content. The Blue Prism Digital Exchange will enable ABBYY to share our knowledge and solutions with the Blue Prism community, helping customers further innovate and build smarter automation solutions that are able to read, understand, and process unstructured documents by turning it into structured information. Together, we have the same goal of helping organizations become more innovative and efficient with their business processes.”
Jupp Stoepetie, Chief Marketing Officer at ABBYY
“We are pleased to be featured in Blue Prism’s Digital Exchange that makes us easily accessible to the Blue Prism customers and partners. Appian and Blue Prism share a common vision to help customers drive greater automation and high-impact transformation projects. Our strategic technology alliance has resulted in a number of joint customers that are benefiting from complementary product capabilities. Together with Appian, Blue Prism offers the ability to seamlessly bring people and robots together, monitor digital workforce operations, empower organizations to automate complex business logic and achieve greater end-to-end automation. By integrating our technologies, customers can see the power of intelligent automation and garner greater business value.”
Malcolm Ross, VP of Product at Appian
“The Blue Prism Digital Exchange is primed to be a significant development in the world of Robotic Process Automation (RPA). The ability for our joint clients to access this central hub for intelligent automation and cognitive technologies can help them reduce costs, increase service, and improve overall quality and accuracy.”
Scott Sopher, Principal at Deloitte Consulting LLP and leader of Deloitte’s Robotics & Cognitive Automation Practice.
“Lateetud is excited about Blue Prism Digital Exchange platform, which provides a one stop shop for enterprises to extend the capabilities of their digital workers. As a strategic partner, it gives us the opportunity to add value to Blue Prism customers by contributing to this technology ecosystem.
Lateetud is doing that by launching its Intelligent Data Extraction toolset – nVizion – as an easy to use Visual Business Object (VBO), that extends the “Knowledge and Insight” and “Visual Perception” skills of digital workers. Furthermore, nVizion also aligns with Blue Prism’s philosophy of being business user friendly and requiring zero coding.”
Pawan Jadhav, CEO of Lateetud
“Loop Q’s self-learning capabilities replicate the experience and full workflow of jobs performed by actual employees. Through the Blue Prism Digital Exchange, they seamlessly integrate right into the fabric of RPA across a variety of existing business tools. Clients can fast-track digital transformation by crafting the best skills for their digital workforce to support current employees and prepare for a more productive future.”
Viqar Shariff, Chief Strategy Officer, Loop AI Labs
“NEOOPS welcomes this opportunity to contribute to the Blue Prism Digital Exchange, allowing us to share business objects which we have developed during our last 5 years’ experience with RPA technologies and solutions. Deploying automation projects to our clients, we have created a wide range of business objects which we then provide to them for further utilization. And thanks to the Blue Prism Digital Exchange we can provide them also to a wider Blue Prism community. We are convinced that this will make the automation easier for the Blue Prism users and help them to utilize the automation solutions more extensively.”
Jan Rapala, Managing Director of NEOOPS
“The Blue Prism Digital Exchange puts intelligent automation at the forefront of digital disruption and innovation. As Gold Capability Partner, being able to share some of our highly-regarded IP and best practices with the broader Blue Prism community is an exciting prospect. It’s a great opportunity to taste-test some of the incredible work our team of Professional Developers do. The Blue Prism Digital Exchange brings developers, resellers and technology partners together in a meaningful way, for not only sharing best practices and capabilities, but also simplifying access to AI, cognitive and other leading-edge technologies. It becomes a bridge or gateway community to what’s possible.”
Ian Crouch, CEO of Reveal Group
“We see the new Blue Prism Digital Exchange as a game changer because enables direct and easy access to intelligent automation capabilities. We are able recognize new opportunities and to scale our RPA capabilities to improve customer experience, help increase productivity and deliver new services. We’re glad to be in on the ground floor of such a launch.”
Piotr Wyrzykowski, Robot Factory Director at Santander
“TimelinePI shares Blue Prism’s vision to drive greater operational efficiencies only possible using Digital Workforce resources. TimelinePI is excited about making its Process Intelligence platform available on Blue Prism’s Digital Exchange to make it even easier for our clients to access our process mining, real-time operational monitoring and predictive analytics capabilities. The Blue Prism Digital Exchange will also be the perfect platform for TimelinePI’s growing process-focused collection of AI and machine learning tools focused on further accelerating the implementation of process automation projects.”
Scott Opitz, President & CEO, TimelinePI