13 June 2019, India;
Robotic Process Automation (RPA) firm Automation Anywhere, today announced a strategic collaboration with Microsoft.
Customers will now be able to access Automation Anywhere bots from Microsoft Azure to help manage large, unstructured datasets, decrease time-to-market and lower operating costs.
The expanded relationship is anchored in a strategic product collaboration leveraging Automation Anywhere’s RPA platform and Azure that will enable joint product integration, co-selling and joint marketing between the two companies to benefit mutual customers.
A multi-million-dollar investment by Automation Anywhere will help to advance the adoption of RPA and provide a scalable, secure and reliable way to manage customer migrations to the cloud for companies globally, the company said in a statement.
Frank Della Rosa, IDC Research Director, SaaS and cloud software, said, “Cloud computing provides the foundation on which to build a digital enterprise. Digital enterprises rely on innovation accelerators like AI-enabled automation to increase agility and disrupt markets.”
Frank Della Rosa, added, “The combination of Automation Anywhere and Microsoft Azure creates an intelligent digital workplace, where software bots operate with maximum efficiency and accuracy enabling enterprises to unlock the value of intelligent automation in the cloud.”
John Cottongim, Director of Automation, Mars, “Leveraging Automation Anywhere in combination with Microsoft Azure’s Infrastructure-as-a-service and cognitive capabilities allows Mars to move with speed to deliver greater business value and improved customer experience across our organization.”
Alysa Taylor, Corporate Vice President, Cloud and Business Microsoft Business Applications and Industry, said, “Digital transformation has revolutionized the modern office. Microsoft is one of the leaders of this revolution, and we’re excited to partner with Automation Anywhere as they take digital office technology to the next level. Automation Anywhere’s vision aligns with ours, which is to infuse data and intelligence into all of its products, applications, services and experiences.”
Mihir Shukla, CEO and co-founder, Automation Anywhere, said, “Organizations are seeing the multiple benefits of RPA – allowing companies to become more efficient, reducing costs through automation and freeing up employees to focus on what they do best – to be creative and innovate. Our expanded relationship with Microsoft will help more businesses achieve these advantages much faster.”
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