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Blog | Jul 23, 2019

Expanding Intelligent Automation Delivery with Microsoft

By Bruce Curling
SVP Alliances
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Following recent announcements at Inspire, we’re excited to be part of the Microsoft Azure AI Accelerate Program, which gives us guidepost as we evolve our connected-RPA platform to include AI and cognitive capabilities. AI is fueling the next wave of innovation and creating substantial new value for organizations, across all industries. This evolution of connected-RPA will shape the future of work – especially by those who embrace an automated, digital workforce that empowers humans to innovate and dream big.

Accelerated Delivery

The Microsoft Azure AI Accelerate Program will put us at the forefront of the growing business value that AI drives, give us access to emerging customer needs, and enable us to meet these needs with new solutions and capabilities. This end-to-end program focuses on growing the AI ecosystem by removing barriers to AI Adoption and creating sustainable AI business benefits for partners and customers.

The collaboration with Microsoft will help integrate our connected-RPA capabilities with Microsoft AI technologies including Azure Cognitive Services, Azure Machine Learning, and Microsoft Office 365. We’re even thinking about broader integrations with other Microsoft technologies like Flow, Logic Apps, PowerApps and Power BI with connected-RPA.

Our Microsoft collaboration will enable an on-demand digital workforce, orchestrated by our connected-RPA platform in a flexible Infrastructure as a service (IaaS) format on Azure, allowing customers to accelerate automation projects, increase productivity, and improve customer experiences - without needing to set up a dedicated infrastructure.

Our recent acquisition announcement of Thoughtonomy also supports a broader strategy to strengthen our portfolio with cloud offerings that deliver value and enhance customer experience. This acquisition also extends the capabilities of the Blue Prism Digital Exchange our intelligent automation marketplace comprised of customers, technology and channel partners.

Taking Action

By integrating with emerging cognitive technologies large enterprises are seeing connected-RPA as providing the connecting ‘glue’ holding all of their complex operations together. This will boost value by enabling digital workers to emulate more human-like skills, such as seeing, reading and thinking to assist or perform tasks involving unstructured data and processes.

This will be achieved by scaling intelligent automation capabilities even further by implementing Microsoft AI and Cognitive Services - namely; Language Understanding, Vision and Forms Recognizer – operating with connected-RPA and its Decipher technology.

To enable other organizations to put intelligent automation into action, we’re offering a free, fully functional enterprise trial of connected-RPA on the Microsoft Azure Marketplace. This offering gives new users access through a quick and easy deployment process – no additional components needed. Trial users will have access to resources, tutorials, and training materials that demonstrate work queues and automations possible through the Blue Prism platform.

For more information and to sign up for the Blue Prism trial, visit: Blue Prism Robotic Process Automation on the Azure Marketplace.


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