Jointly enable a digital workforce and automate to simplify businesses more than 40 organizations already opted
Accenture and Blue Prism are working together to automate organisations across a wide range of business processes. The companies will jointly deliver organisation Robotic Process Automation (RPA) solution reducing costs, enhancing compliance and increasing productivity.
More than 40 organizations are claimed to have selected Accenture and Blue Prism to help achieve this, including international retailer Circle K and Raiffeisen Bank International.
With Accenture’s global reach and cross industry expertise and Blue Prism’s RPA software robots will enable a “digital workforce.”
Accenture also plans to certify more than 600 professionals on Blue Prism technology and implementation to provide critical advice and guidance to companies navigating a complex automation landscape.
“RPA has changed the way we structure and allocate work, allowing us to spend more time on improvement initiatives,” said Kristian Kjernsmo, managing director Circle K Business Centre at Circle K Europe. “By automating routine tasks, we allow our skilled people to focus on the more interesting and challenging parts of their jobs, which has the dual benefit of engaging our people and improving the customer experience. Accenture has been with us from the beginning, helping us in the exploratory phases of RPA right through to the implementation.”
“This relationship builds on Accenture’s history of helping organizations capture new business value through automation and complements our efforts to apply the technology quickly and at scale to ensure benefits are realised early,” said Manish Sharma, group operating officer, Accenture Operations. “The cost and productivity benefits of RPA are enabling firms to operate smarter and are offering the human workforce the opportunity to engage in more stimulating and strategic work.”
Alastair Bathgate, CEO and co-founder of Blue Prism, commented, “We are delighted to be working with Accenture to deliver the value of a digital workforce to many different types of organizations across the globe. With 40 firms already on board to benefit from this alliance, we are seeing a clear appetite for RPA as firms quickly realize the vast array of benefits to business performance and productivity.”
As a multi-national European bank operating in 14 countries with more than 40,000 employees, Raifessen Bank International worked with Accenture to implement Blue Prism technology to automate business processes in four countries with further roll out planned in 2017.