Understanding business processes and the tasks that comprise them is becoming an increasingly important part of any automation strategy. RPA technology provider Blue Prism and process intelligence firm ABBYY recently announced a partnership that will advance that understanding for Blue Prism customers.
Whether it’s called process mining, intelligence or discovery, being able to identify which processes can and should be automated, reveals bottlenecks and inefficiencies in processes and reducing operating costs is an essential competency to complement RPA technology. In fact, a study by the Everest Group found that the process mining software market more than doubled between 2018 and 2019, growing 150 percent to reach around $240 million.
Under the agreement, Blue Prism has integrated ABBYY Timeline into its platform, enabling Blue Prism users to more quickly identify automation opportunities and, from the data, produce process definition documents, optimizing the discovery and design of automations.
“Organizations run into time to market problems and high opportunity costs when they try to drive process improvement efforts without first doing the fact-based planning that is so critical,” said Maureen Fleming, program vice president for IDC’s Intelligent Process Automation research, in a statement. “The clear benefits of this approach are why process and task mining adoption continue to grow rapidly through the pandemic. Partnerships formed to join process discovery with automation make it far easier for customers to re-architect for speed and efficiency – a growth accelerator and a disrupter in intelligent process automation.”