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Appian Expands Enterprise Automation Capabilities with Blue Prism RPA

An Intellyx Brain Candy Brief

In July, Appian announced the inclusion of Blue Prism’s Robotic Process Automation (RPA) technology directly in the Appian platform. Building on the long-standing partnership with Blue Prism, the addition of their RPA technology enables Appian to provide enterprise organizations with a complete automation platform for their most critical business processes.

Business process automation is now a critical activity for enterprises as they look to increase efficiencies, reduce costs and redeploy their teams to higher value activities. Through its rapid and highly collaborative platform, Appian has enabled its clients to automate a broad range of business processes to improve the customer experience, increase efficiencies and drive digital transformation activities.

As organizations look to expand their automation capabilities, however, they have turned to the emerging area of RPA to do so. Appian’s inclusion of Blue Prism’s RPA technology will now offer its clients a unified way to address their automation needs.

Appian customers will now be able to automate a business process using a combination of its low-code development environment to rapidly build applications for human interaction and oversight and invoke ‘software robots’ to handle repetitive, rules-based work. This end-to-end automation approach will enable its clients to rapidly automate business processes, dramatically extend their workforce capabilities and do it in a highly secure and scalable manner.

Copyright © Intellyx LLC. Intellyx publishes the Agile Digital Transformation Roadmap poster, advises companies on their digital transformation initiatives, and helps vendors communicate their agility stories. As of the time of writing, Appian is an Intellyx client. None of the other organizations mentioned in this article are Intellyx customers. To be considered for a Brain Candy article, email us at pr@intellyx.com.

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Jason Bloomberg is a leading IT industry analyst, Forbes contributor, keynote speaker, and globally recognized expert on multiple disruptive trends in enterprise technology and digital transformation. He is ranked #5 on Onalytica’s list of top Digital Transformation influencers for 2018 and #15 on Jax’s list of top DevOps influencers for 2017, the only person to appear on both lists.

As founder and president of Agile Digital Transformation analyst firm Intellyx, he advises, writes, and speaks on a diverse set of topics, including digital transformation, artificial intelligence, cloud computing, devops, big data/analytics, cybersecurity, blockchain/bitcoin/cryptocurrency, no-code/low-code platforms and tools, organizational transformation, internet of things, enterprise architecture, SD-WAN/SDX, mainframes, hybrid IT, and legacy transformation, among other topics.

Mr. Bloomberg’s articles in Forbes are often viewed by more than 100,000 readers. During his career, he has published over 1,200 articles (over 200 for Forbes alone), spoken at over 400 conferences and webinars, and he has been quoted in the press and blogosphere over 2,000 times.

Mr. Bloomberg is the author or coauthor of four books: The Agile Architecture Revolution (Wiley, 2013), Service Orient or Be Doomed! How Service Orientation Will Change Your Business (Wiley, 2006), XML and Web Services Unleashed (SAMS Publishing, 2002), and Web Page Scripting Techniques (Hayden Books, 1996). His next book, Agile Digital Transformation, is due within the next year.

At SOA-focused industry analyst firm ZapThink from 2001 to 2013, Mr. Bloomberg created and delivered the Licensed ZapThink Architect (LZA) Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) course and associated credential, certifying over 1,700 professionals worldwide. He is one of the original Managing Partners of ZapThink LLC, which was acquired by Dovel Technologies in 2011.

Prior to ZapThink, Mr. Bloomberg built a diverse background in eBusiness technology management and industry analysis, including serving as a senior analyst in IDC’s eBusiness Advisory group, as well as holding eBusiness management positions at USWeb/CKS (later marchFIRST) and WaveBend Solutions (now Hitachi Consulting), and several software and web development positions.