LONDON and AUSTIN, Texas, March 14, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Blue Prism (AIM:PRSM), provider of the world’s most successful digital workforce, today announced a new program designed to enable quick and easy Robotic Process Automation (RPA) deployment across federal, state and local government agencies, bolstering its efforts in the public sector. This new initiative allows top-tier Blue Prism partners including Appian, Deloitte, EY, IBM and KPMG to help government agencies improve operational efficiency and service levels while reducing operating costs. Blue Prism also has an agreement in place with immixGroup, as a key value-added distributor, whereby its Digital Workforce will be made available to public sector clients.
According to McKinsey & Company up to 30 percent of the hours worked globally could be automated by 2030. RPA is one of the automation technologies generating interest in the federal government. 1 The opportunity for RPA in the public sector has never been greater as federal agencies face significant budget constraints, expanding workloads and increasing expectations from citizens. That’s why Blue Prim is working with several channel partners including KPMG to help drive more efficiencies from federal government customers including the United States Department of Defense (DoD) and several grants management agencies.
“KPMG has been at the forefront of driving digital transformations for government agencies at the federal, state, and local levels,” says Kirke Everson, KPMG Government Intelligent Automation Lead. “Together with Blue Prism we are working to address the unique needs of these agencies, especially as it relates to security and governance while assisting our clients automate a number of time-consuming and repetitive tasks. Examples include automating the generation of daily aging reports, vendor management, travel, and financial management tasks for large DoD and grants management agencies.”
Blue Prism’s Digital Workforce provides public sector agencies with the tools needed to be more agile and responsive to changing regulations. Autonomous multi-skilled software robots, also known as “digital workers”, automate and perform error-free rule-based administrative transactions, allowing agency personnel to focus on better serving the needs of citizens. The company also leads the RPA market in supporting industry-recognized security standards, including HIPAA, PCI 3.2 and Veracode, while enabling users to leverage leading edge Artificial Intelligence (AI), machine learning, analytics, and cloud capabilities from vendors like Amazon, Google, IBM and Microsoft.
“We are working closely with our trusted partners to deliver secure, scalable and compliant automation solutions tailored to the unique needs of government agencies,” said Alastair Bathgate, CEO of Blue Prism. “No other RPA vendor can match our ecosystem of partners, the expertise or track record of servicing federal, state and local government agencies.”
In 2017, Blue Prism was named one of MIT Tech Review’s 50 Smartest Companies and recognized as the winner of the 2017 UK Tech awards. Over the past year, the company added several established brands to its roster of clients including AIG, Alberta Treasury Bureau, Allstate Insurance, Bechtel, Boeing, DeNA, DTE Energy, Dun & Bradstreet, Ericsson, Fannie Mae, GIC, Honda Motor Company, Kaiser Permanente, KBL Bank, Maybank, National Grid, Schroders, Sony Pictures, United Utilities and Walgreens. Blue Prism also attained the highest customer satisfaction rating of 96 percent in an independent customer survey by Knowledge Capital Partners (click here to download the report). The survey of global Blue Prism customers highlighted satisfaction for platform adaptability, scalability, security and employee satisfaction.
Supporting Quotes from Partners
“Appian and Blue Prism are delivering intelligent automation solutions now — a fast and powerful way to optimize performance across human and robotic workforces. By uniting advanced RPA with leading business process management on a low-code development platform, we’re helping the public-sector streamline operations and reduce costs.”
Francois Dunoyer, Vice President of Public Sector at Appian
“As Deloitte has moved federal clients utilizing software robotics into production over the past several years, the need for enterprise-scale tools continues to grow. The capability available in Blue Prism enables us to offer our clients secure, scalable solutions to support this growing need.”
Marc Mancher, Principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP, and US Federal Robotics and Analytics Leader
“The public sector is one with the greatest challenges, in terms of ever-increasing customer expectations, ongoing cost pressures and the constant need to adapt to new policy initiatives. Public sector staff has a huge customer-focused ethos, but is often hampered by antiquated systems and processes. We believe that RPA, combined with digital and artificial intelligence technologies, will be a facilitator for public sector staff to focus less time on the mundane, repetitive, low-value activities and help them to be more strategic and productive. Technology will be an enabler for greater focus on meeting the key needs of the public and delivering better outcomes.”
Chris Lamberton, EY EMEIA Robotic Process Automation Leader, Financial Services Organization
“IBM remains committed to public service and has been at the forefront of driving digital reinvention for federal, state and local government agencies. Our partnership with Blue Prism furthers this position and strengthens our ability to effectively meet enterprise-wide needs of these agencies, especially as it relates to security and compliance. RPA will have a tremendous impact on public service and we are delighted to be partnered with a market leader as we pursue meaningful change for our clients.”
Jason Prow, Process Automation Lead, IBM Public Service
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 www.blueprism.com and follow the company on LinkedIn and Twitter.
1Jobs Lost, Jobs Gained: Workforce Transitions in a Time of Automation, McKinsey Global Institute, December 2017.