Blue Prism, a provider of Robotic Process Automation (RPA), has announced it will offer artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML) and data analytics tools powered by Google Cloud to its customers. Blue Prism will integrate with Google Cloud Vision API, Cloud Natural Language API, Cloud ML Engine, Cloud Translate API, Google Cloud Storage and Pub/Sub.
This collaboration will enable users of Blue Prism’s next product release to fully integrate Robotic Process Automation (RPA) into their data science pipeline, train and consume custom machine learning models via pre-built integrations to Google Cloud Storage, BigQuery (via the Pub/Sub integration) and Cloud ML Engine. Blue Prism will also collaborate with its enterprise RPA ecosystem, including SI partners, to support use of Google Cloud Platform for additional new pre-trained AI capabilities and will work with these partners to apply transformational machine learning and AI to intelligent automation processes in Blue Prism.
“Customers are increasingly realising the value of leveraging AI to transform their business operations and are looking for the right tools. Blue Prism’s Digital Workforce platform offers a solution for Google Cloud customers to easily incorporate AI into their business processes,” said Adam Massey, Director of Strategic Technology Partners at Google Cloud. “We look forward to continued collaboration with Blue Prism to help customers derive value from machine learning technology.”
Blue Prism complements the workplace with an elastic, multi-faceted and multi-talented digital workforce, helping organisations automate and scale business processes via AI, machine learning, intelligent automation and sentiment analysis. The Digital Workforce platform provides access to new AI technologies and Intelligent Automation skills through its Technology Alliance Program (TAP) that transforms how organisations can leverage technology to deliver operational agility.
“Artificial intelligence and automation are quickly becoming key to improving long-term business performance, but sustained growth with these solutions is still often challenging and expensive,” said Dave Moss, CTO of Blue Prism. “By tapping into the capabilities and capacity of key partners, like Google Cloud, we are pushing the envelope of what is possible with business AI and streamlining the adoption process for machine learning solutions for our shared customers.”
Blue Prism’s integration with Google Cloud will offer the following features to joint customers:
- Support for advanced analytics via Google Cloud BigQuery: Google Cloud offers a serverless, highly-scalable, low cost enterprise data warehouse that can house and analyse large volumes of data. Blue Prism’s Digital Workforce enables flexible data pipeline solutions, where data can be passed into BigQuery (via the Pub/Sub integration) or Cloud Storage – in flight from a business process, to easily facilitate the analysis of data and training of machine learning models
- Integrated Machine Learning Workflow: Blue Prism’s digital workers simplify the machine learning training workflow and derive insights via Google Cloud ML Engine, capture additional training data from exception handling and support the optimisation of machine learning models, to drive business intelligence within enterprise RPA
- Google Authentication: Blue Prism has built in support for Google Authentication to enable service accounts to be fully-integrated and protected within the Blue Prism secure credential store
- Google Cloud Storage: Blue Prism can be integrated to directly read or write to Cloud Storage, in relation to the training and retraining of machine learning models
- Simplified Access to Google Pre-trained AI Models: Blue Prism has already delivered support for Google Cloud’s pre-trained AI models including Vision, Natural Language and Translation APIs
- Certified GCP Reference Architecture: Blue Prism published its GCP certified reference architecture for supporting the deployment of the Blue Prism application stack on GCP
- Google Chrome Integration: Blue Prism’s new integration has been built from the ground-up to enable a reliable and extensible mechanism for driving automations in Chrome
“RPA is rapidly evolving as a delivery platform that is transforming business operations by digitising processes,” said Phil Fersht, CEO of HfS, a leading RPA and digital labour analyst firm. “It is driving enterprises to make intrinsic changes to the structure of their underlying data repositories, by broadening processes to support business outcomes and by breaking down silos between front and back offices – what we term ‘OneOffice’. Blue Prism’s collaboration with Google Cloud enables large-scale enterprises to digitise their mission-critical processes at speed while accelerating access to AI and machine learning capabilities in the cloud. This has the potential to become a truly innovative collaboration and sets a new course for the direction RPA is taking as a transformative enterprise platform.”