EY achieves highest Blue Prism recognition for its implementation services in enterprise automation

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  • EY first professional services organization to receive Blue Prism’s Gold certification
  • 1,000+ EY professionals to be RPA-certified across the globe
  • First client cases achieved up to 30% cost savings

ZURICH, 17 MARCH 2017 ‒ EY today announced that Blue Prism, Inc., a leading provider of robotic process automation (RPA) software, has recognized EY with the highest certification to implement RPA for organizations at scale and speed. To achieve the certification, EY met Blue Prism’s rigorous requirements regarding training and service to help clients transform their organizations. EY member firms will certify more than 1,000 specialists across the globe on Blue Prism technology to help organizations implement the automation most effectively.

“This certification demonstrates EY’s commitment to teaming with leaders in disruptive technologies, such as Blue Prism, to provide high-impact, transformative services to our clients,” says Davide Gobbo, Robotics Advisory Partner at EY Switzerland. “Working with Blue Prism, we will continue to help organizations achieve efficiency cost savings and create efficient automation software to improve operations performance through cognitive robotics, machine learning and predictive analytics. In fact, we’ve already seen some clients achieve up to 30% cost savings with RPA, which provided them with significant competitive advantages.”

By combining Blue Prism’s automation technology with EY’s RPA implementation experience and organizational development skills in various industries, companies can achieve efficiency cost savings and process performance improvement across back and front-office operations, as well as enterprise functions such as finance, HR, supply chain, IT and sales/marketing. In addition, RPA can help organizations deliver increased accuracy, reliability and consistent performance for repetitive tasks. This means that employees have more time for higher-value tasks, allowing them to focus on more engaging and motivating work.

“Companies today are still grappling with a high number of routine, repetitive tasks that occupy a significant portion of employees’ time,” says Martin Weis, EY Advisory. “Especially in a high-wage country like Switzerland, companies have to use these digital technologies to be able to focus on higher-value tasks. EY is also addressing how different industries are implementing RPA technologies, and how to create a more ‘human’ experience in an environment of human-machine cooperation,” Weis continues.

EY has provided more than 160 projects for 70 clients in 25 countries, bringing RPA and digital transformation to enterprises across the globe in the pharmaceutical, manufacturing, telecommunications, consumer products, banking and insurance sectors.

Alastair Bathgate, CEO, Blue Prism, says:
“EY has laid out a strategic vision that shows businesses how RPA can help unleash the potential of the global workforce, and helps businesses identify new fields of application, which makes the topic relevant not only for IT but also for the boardroom. As the demand for automation continues to grow exponentially, we envision Blue Prism RPA as a key platform for delivering cognitive and digital transformation technologies.”


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