Major IT and Business Process Services provider harnesses Blue Prism’s Enterprise Robotic Process Automation capabilities to drive new unique offering
LONDON, February 11, 2015 - Leading European IT and Business Process Services provider Sopra Steria today announced that it has partnered with Blue Prism, itself the leading developer of Enterprise Robotic Process Automation (ERPA) software, to offer customers a pioneering service to expedite delivery of core processes more efficiently, accurately and cost-effectively. “Lean Process Automation Services” will combine Sopra Steria’s business process expertise with Blue Prism’s ERPA technology to achieve increased efficiency and profitability in the face of volatile market conditions.
Companies around the globe are experiencing mounting pressure on performance and profit to stay relevant in today’s highly competitive business climate. While outsourcing has proven to be an effective strategy for gaining competitive advantage, the introduction of new granular levels of automation opens up even greater opportunities to optimize operations, reduce costs, increase flexibility and free up workers to focus on strategic initiatives.
In recognition of this market shift, Sopra Steria has engaged with Blue Prism and is now successfully delivering a program with a leading client in the utilities sector while also deploying internally within the group to drive operational benefit. Sopra Steria is now poised to help its clients explore the potential of these services across other industries including banking, insurance, energy, retail and telecommunications – enabling them to execute key operations more effectively, more securely and with greater agility.
“There’s no questioning the value of ERPA in improving core business processes,” said Mark Roberts, Commercial Sector Director for Sopra Steria in the UK. “We are committed to giving our customers best-of-breed services for business process delivery and believe that ERPA can bring an extra edge to ensuring their success. Our approach is to partner with leading players in their field to bring the benefits of specialist skills and technology to bear on our clients’ business challenges. Blue Prism’s technical solution, combined with its innovative and collaborative style made it an obvious choice for us. We’re keen to bring this innovation to more of our clients to help them keep ahead of their competitors.”
Alastair Bathgate, CEO of Blue Prism, added, “We’re delighted to be working with the Sopra Steria team, adding our ERPA - Virtual Workforce Software to their impressive services portfolio. Sopra Steria’s exciting, new industry-leading ERPA service offerings are truly innovative and will help its customers compete and win in today’s dynamic business environment.”
About Sopra Steria
Sopra Steria, European leader in digital transformation, provides one of the most comprehensive portfolios of end to end service offerings in the market: Consulting, Systems Integration, Software Development and Business Process Services. Sopra Steria is trusted by leading private and public organisations to deliver successful transformation programmes that address their most complex and critical business challenges. Combining high quality and performance services, added-value and innovation, Sopra Steria enables its clients to make the best use of information technology. With 35 000 professionals in over 20 countries, Sopra Steria had pro forma revenue of €3.1 billion in 2013.
For more information, please visit our website www.soprasteria.co.uk and follow us on Twitter @soprasteria_uk.
About Blue Prism
Founded by process automation and technology experts, with offices in London, Manchester, Chicago and Miami, Blue Prism has pioneered the development of enterprise robotic process automation software for clerical and administrative automation. The company currently operates across numerous industry sectors including Financial Services, Insurance, Utilities, Retail, Telco, BPO, Government and Healthcare and was named a Gartner cool vendor in 2013. More information is available at www.blueprism.com.
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