Automation Anywhere this week announced a strategic partnership with Microsoft that will integrate the San Jose, Calif.-based RPA provider’s technology into the Seattle software giant’s cloud offering. Under the agreement, customers will be able to access Automation Anywhere bots from within Microsoft Azure “to help manage large, unstructured datasets, decrease time-to-market and lower operating costs.”
The partnership will enable joint product integration, marketing and selling between the two market leaders. It will also enable mutual customers to leverage software bots to automate business processes along with integrated access to Microsoft products; find new Microsoft-enabled bots in the Automation Anywhere bot store and access Automation Anywhere products on the Azure Marketplace beginning next quarter.
“Cloud computing provides the foundation on which to build a digital enterprise,” said Frank Della Rosa, IDC research director for SaaS and cloud software, in a press release. “Digital enterprises rely on innovation accelerators like AI-enabled automation to increase agility and disrupt markets. The combination of Automation Anywhere and Microsoft Azure creates an intelligent digital workplace, where software bots operate with maximum efficiency and accuracy enabling enterprises to unlock the value of intelligent automation in the cloud.”