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Blue Prism Collaborates with Microsoft to Deliver Digital Workforce Capabilities to Global Enterprise Clients


(AIM: PRSM), a leading global Robotic Process Automation (RPA)
provider, today announced it will launch its Operating
System for the Digital Workforce
on Microsoft Azure. Building on the
certified cloud reference architecture, Microsoft and Blue Prism will
jointly collaborate to add intelligent automation capabilities on
Microsoft Azure and distribute to the Microsoft partner network.

Enterprises can now leverage Blue Prism's intelligent automation
platform powered by Azure Machine Learning and Microsoft AI, and benefit
from leading-edge artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning,
analytics and cloud capabilities to help drive comprehensive digital

The joint collaboration will see Blue Prism's platform increasingly
optimized to run on Azure, delivering unprecedented performance and
scale while enabling native access to cognitive and AI services. This
collaboration also includes building integrations into Azure Analytics
and other partner services.

For example, in the banking sector, Microsoft, Blue Prism and Identitii
have teamed up to streamline financial transactions and address money
laundering using blockchain technology. Together this solution enables
banks and financial institutions to use Blue Prism to automate and audit
financial transactions, while Azure provides the machine learning
analytics and Identitii the database capabilities. In this way, Blue
Prism offers enterprise businesses a differentiated technology offering
on the cloud that is able to seamlessly integrate with any system in the
enterprise landscape, regardless of its interface, to provide a next
generation digital workforce.

"Our customers and partners are changing the way they think about
automation. They are looking to deploy a digital workforce that can
easily integrate with their other best-in-breed AI and cognitive
solutions," said Alastair Bathgate, CEO, Blue Prism. "Working with
Microsoft Azure enables this vision by providing everyone with
unprecedented access and flexibility to the latest automation
capabilities, while ensuring that it is done in a sustainable, scalable
way. Our digital workforce safeguards existing IT investments while
enabling the next generation of enterprise-grade applications."

Blue Prism's Operating System for the Digital Workforce incorporates
investments in over a decade of software development and includes
insights from more than 400 global enterprise customers. These include
leading Fortune 500 companies in highly regulated industries,
including finance, insurance, utilities, telecom, healthcare, retail and
manufacturing. An RPA industry leader, Blue Prism pioneered the
Operating System for the Digital Workforce, coined the term RPA in 2012
and was recently acknowledged by MIT
Technology Review as one of the 50 smartest companies globally

"Today's enterprises are always looking for new ways to make their
operations faster, more secure and more efficient—which is what drives
them to seek out cloud and automation solutions," said Janet Lewis, vice
president of Worldwide Financial Services at Microsoft. "Working with
Blue Prism to bring their best-in-class software robots to the cloud not
only delivers on that promise but enables enterprises to truly realize
the digital transformation they're working toward."

"Organizations must include intelligent automation processing as part of
their digital transformation strategy," said Judith Hurwitz, president
and CEO of Hurwitz & Associates. "Transformation requires a well thought
out roadmap. Automation needs to be aligned as part of a broader
business strategy for developing differentiated service offerings. This
collaboration is all about making processes run smarter digitally, so
organizations can be more competitive and responsive to customer

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 and
follow the company on LinkedIn and Twitter.

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