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Blue Prism's new integration expands its solutions catalogue on AWS
Fri, 22nd Oct 2021
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Blue Prism has announced a new integration with open source data analytics company and premier partner KNIME.

The integration features KNIMEs embedded Amazon Web Services (AWS) SDK for Python (Boto3), giving AWS customers low-code/no-code access to more than 175 AWS Global Accelerator (GA) services through Blue Prism digital robots, expanding Blue Prism's growing solutions catalogue on AWS.

Customers across 22 industries on AWS can now quickly build and deploy sophisticated, intelligent automation solutions with the same security and scaling they know from traditional development.

Intelligent automation (robotic process automation fuelled by AI) is rapidly gaining popularity across industries today. Yet, enterprises often don't have the time or in-house developer resources to expand its use. For enterprises that lack overall integration expertise, data scientists, data platform engineers, Blue Prism and KNIME can step in to fill this gap.

This solutions-focused digital workforce gives enterprises the flexibility to develop, test, and deploy digital workers that can easily access the entire AWS GA stack using a no-code solution through this collaboration. True end-to-end intelligent automation is now possible, from accessing and transforming the data used by AWS GA services to providing enhanced intelligence to Blue Prism digital workers.

"Blue Prism enablement of this new cloud-scale digital workforce incorporating AWS GA stack services provides real-world value to our customers," says AWS worldwide head of intelligent automation, Madhu Raman.

"In addition to having the greatest breadth of services, AWS also has the deepest functionality within those services. With this, customers can now launch intelligent services as endpoints powered by the broad and deep AWS GA stack using KNIME components. These components rely on AWS SDK for Python (Boto3) to create, configure, and manage AWS services.

"The Boto3 SDK provides an object-oriented API, as well as low-level access to AWS services. These intelligent services can then be incorporated into Blue Prism workflows. It is exciting to see what customers will do with this," he says.

The Blue Prism drag-and-drop functionality makes it easy to immediately add any of these 175+ AWS GA services to any Blue Prism workflow and create components, and access AWS GA services within automation workflows. Following the integration with KNIME, enterprises will be able to:

  • Access a broader development community, with over 100,000 open source contributors from KNIME and over 60,000 Blue Prism Digital Exchange users. This will ensure a steady flow of innovative, community-created skills, assets, and connectors, all of which work with and enhance AWS GA services.
  • Connect to AWS GA services through native nodes or the embedded AWS SDK for Python (Boto3) and use the broad open source ecosystem of data analytics capabilities and related connectors in addition to those available today on Blue Prisms Digital Exchange.
  • Access and transform data for use within AWS GA Services and automate this process to drive scale, efficiency and accuracy.
  • Bundle and share reusable components within KNIME to facilitate use by users of varied skill sets.
  • Govern, control and audit the decision process driving intelligence to the digital workers.
  • Create an intelligence microservice incorporating AWS services with low code and customise the output from AWS GA services to exactly fit the needs of digital workers.

"With this launch, Blue Prism has unlocked the ability for customers to address their business processing needs using the entire AWS GA stack of services," says Blue Prism chief partner strategy officer, Linda Dotts.

"No intelligent automation provider has created this synergy before. This solution extends our AWS relationship, supports our mission to deliver flexible, scalable solutions on AWS and offers our customers more options for intelligent automation in the cloud, putting enterprises in control."

KNIME vice president of Global Partnerships and Corporate Development, Paul Treichler, says that with this collaboration, enterprises can harness the power of their data to create dynamic and customised services that provide intelligence to automated processes.

"KNIME is excited to collaborate with AWS and Blue Prism to make this intelligent automation vision immediately actionable and accessible to organisations of all types."