Automation Anywhere on Thursday announced a strategic collaboration with Microsoft that will help thousands of enterprises of all sizes across multiple industries improve business processes through automation.
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.
Automation Anywhere has also selected Azure as its preferred cloud provider enabling mutual customers to have access to automation technology from anywhere, at any time and for any user. Organizations can host Automation Anywhere’s RPA platform on Azure, on-premises, in a public or private cloud to help drive productivity, increase innovation and boost ROI.
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.”
Microsoft will feature Automation Anywhere’s automation products in its Executive Briefing Centers (EBCs), around the globe. This will allow customers to see hands-on demonstrations of Microsoft products as they are enabled by Automation Anywhere technology.
Automation Anywhere pioneered the concept of an intelligent digital workforce, which leverages software bots that work side-by-side with employees to automate repetitive tasks and processes – liberating people to focus on higher level business initiatives that only humans can do.
This collaboration will also enable mutual customers to:
- Leverage software bots to automate complex business processes and provide deep integrated capabilities with Microsoft products, including Microsoft Power Platform, with a single click enabling increased speed and ease of use.
- Leverage the award-winning Automation Anywhere Bot Store – the industry’s first online market for preconfigured downloadable RPA bots – which will feature new Microsoft-enabled bots and Digital Workers, in addition to more than 60 Microsoft-specific bots already on the platform.
- Access Automation Anywhere products on the Azure Marketplace beginning next quarter. This version is optimized for the Azure environment and includes the Express Install feature for fast, easy installation and deployment.
- Deploy Automation Anywhere’s Express Install feature to help facilitate, simplify and expedite RPA in the cloud and quickly creating requisite Virtual Machine (VM) and SQL environments.