Blue Prism announced availability of its Automation Lifecycle Suite which the company says makes it easier to identify, deploy and scale automation and reduce the typical planning and design time by 70 per cent, delivering more value from digital workforce.

Recent research released by Vanson Bourne shows that 66 per cent of IT decision-makers globally have identified investment in automation as a priority post COVID-19. The shift to remote working has enterprises looking to streamline processes and increase productivity, but that is not always easy, said the company.

Neil Ward-Dutton, VP of AI and Intelligent Process Automation Practices, IDC Europe said, “Robotic Process Automation’s (RPA) promise is all about speed and agility, but organisations can struggle to deliver at scale. Tools that help teams streamline and govern the lifecycle of automation delivery are crucial to delivering automation programs at scale with consistent quality, while keeping the core promise of RPA.”

One of the problems it identifies is that it can take time to identify the best tasks for [robots] and to ensure they are impactful in their roles.

Blue Prism said, “Customers have told us that they often struggle to identify which processes they should automate, how to prioritise their automation journey, how to design and then how to manage their automation projects.”

According to the company the benefits of its Automation Lifecycle Suite include:

  • Blue Prism Automation Lifecycle Management (ALM) a toolkit that helps enterprises accelerate, manage and scale their automation projects. Requirements critical for corporate governance, such as identifying those who can be assigned certain tasks and who has the authority to sign them off, are also pre-built into the system.
  • Blue Prism Process Assessment Tool (PAT) that according to the company helps build a complete view of a business’s automation pipeline with clear recommendations about how to deploy digital workers using the right processes, at the right time, anywhere in their business. It can often be a struggle to expand from automating a few initial processes, to gain the real value that comes from automating multiple processes across an organisation.

PAT provides customers the opportunity to further boost efficiency by providing cost-cutting and time saving information, ease of implementation scores and recommendations for prioritisation. This prioritisation helps customers to use their digital workforce to deliver against their overall business goals and objectives, while ensuring a maximum ROI from every automation project.

  • Blue Prism Capture: Process Modeller automates the laborious manual tasks that go into mapping a business process before it can be automated.

Grant Byron, Specialist Apps Engineer, Tech and Integration, Orica (Australia) said, “We were impressed by Blue Prism Capture’s ability to reduce the time it takes to create a Process Description Document. In addition to minimising the back and forth with the process owner to finalise all of the details, we are now able to include many more screenshots, which enhances the clarity and accuracy of the automation that follows.”

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