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Blue Prism and Alteryx join forces to simplify workflow automation

By Catherine Knowles, 29 Jul 2021

Blue Prism has announced a partnership with data analytics company Alteryx to simplify and improve end-to-end automation across workforces.

The integration between Blue Prism and Alteryx empowers users to aggregate and access data centrally, then use it to create automation processes with no-code tools.

The companies will jointly enable customers to automate data driven processes at scale, giving them critical data and insights needed to make smarter decisions, faster, according to a statement.

The companies also introduced a bi-directional integration between platforms.

Blue Prism developers can include an Alteryx analytic process within their RPA driven processes via the Alteryx Visual Business Object (VBO) for Blue Prism Process Studio, adding analytic and machine learning intelligence to their digital workers actions.

The Alteryx VBO for Blue Prism Process Studio is available on the Blue Prism Digital Exchange.

In addition, the Blue Prism Connector for Alteryx Designer empowers data analysts and data scientists to trigger digital workers within their Alteryx analytic workflows, enabling retrieval of data and delivery of outcomes to systems across the enterprise.

The Blue Prism Connector for Alteryx Designer is available on the Alteryx Analytics Gallery.

Overall, leveraging Alteryx and Blue Prism jointly creates an end-to-end, analytics, data science, and business process automation solution that enables organisations to create and derive value from all data whether structured or unstructured, no matter where it resides, the companies state.

The Alteryx platform automates every step of analytics, including data preparation, blending, reporting, predictive analytics and data science.

Recognising that the extraction or input of data from hard-to-reach legacy applications or applications without an API is a manual and laborious task, Blue Prism's native integration with Alteryx gives customers full interoperability between platforms, giving organisations clear access to important data from across the business.

Blue Prism president and general manager Americas Patrick Finn says, “This joint solution empowers our customers to accelerate digital transformation and compete more effectively.

"We are proud to partner with Alteryx to help enterprise leaders, automators, and data workers achieve breakthrough results through combining our Blue Prism enterprise-scale automation solution with Alteryx's innovative no-code analytics platform.”

Alteryx global vice president ISV and Ecosystem partnerships, Nitin Brahmankar, says, “Alteryx analytics automation embeds intelligent decisioning and powers your people to deliver faster, better business outcomes.

"Pairing Alteryx with Blue Prism's intelligent automation improves the quality of data extracted, enabling customers to use data automation across the entire enterprise, facilitating smarter and faster decisions.

"This is critical for future-focused businesses that want to remain agile, productive and competitive.”

Working together, the solution provides customers the ability to aggregate, enrich and analyse data from anywhere, driving end-to-end process orchestration across all data and operational procedures within the enterprise.

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