Accenture and Automation Anywhere Collaborate to Deliver Robotic Process Automation
Accenture (NYSE: ACN) and Automation Anywhere, a global provider of robotic process automation (RPA), are working together to deliver enterprise-grade RPA solutions to organizations that automate business processes, enabling operations to be scaled faster and more cost-effectively, while increasing performance accuracy.
As part of the collaboration, Automation Anywhere named Accenture a key implementation provider for its newly released cloud-based RPA solution, BotFarm, which provides unprecedented control over the way thousands of digital bots are created, deployed, and managed to instantly scale up or down to meet business process demand. Accenture will integrate Automation Anywhere’s BotFarm into its business process services within Accenture Operations to provide additional scalability and productivity improvements to enable an As-a-Service business model.
Accenture and Automation Anywhere have worked together since 2014 to drive business value for organizations by automating business processes in areas such as finance and accounting, procurement, marketing and network services. For example, Accenture recently helped a global telecommunications company save more than $1M USD in annual operating costs by using a solution that included, among others, Automation Anywhere to automate nearly 60 business processes in areas such as marketing and sales, billing, service fulfilment and service assurance. This increased productivity and freed up more than 72,000 man hours per year to improve customer experience.
“Automation underpins the As-a-Service model, providing the agility and efficiency needed to transform business operations,” said Manish Sharma, senior managing director, Global Delivery and Solution Development for Accenture Operations. “Accenture has a history of using automation to help our clients capture new business value and our relationship with Automation Anywhere compliments our efforts to apply the technology quickly and at scale.”
“When we began working with Accenture it was clear that they were extremely savvy to the value RPA delivers,” said Ankur Kothari, chief revenue officer and co-founder of Automation Anywhere. “Accenture is best equipped to deploy RPA solutions at scale that provide measurable results to their clients. As early adopters of both RPA and BotFarm, they’ve created yet another way to deliver greater value and better business outcomes.”