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Blue Prism and Microsoft have made a free enterprise trial of the Robotic Process Automation (RPA) platform available on the Azure Marketplace. The trial aims to introduce new users with the benefits of a Digital Workforce on Azure, with easy access to a temporary version of connected RPA.

The trial gives new users access to the Blue Prism on Azure RPA software through a quick and easy installation process. No additional components are required. Users have access to resources, tutorials and training materials that show work queues and automations that are possible via the Blue Prism platform.

The limited trial runs as a single, fully functional Blue Prism instance on a virtual machine. Users only pay for the use of the Azure cloud.

We make our Digital Workforce more accessible and easier to consume, says CMO Chris Bradshaw of Blue Prism. It also means giving users a complete and comprehensive set of automation capabilities so they can innovate, create and cause disruption, all from the Azure cloud.

Microsoft expands RPA capabilities

Microsoft has clearly been putting more emphasis on RPA bots in recent times. Not only has it now started a collaboration with Blue Prism, but in June it also announced its collaboration with Automation Anywhere.

As part of this partnership, Automation Anywhere made it possible to access its RPA bots from Azure. The platform can therefore be hosted on Azure, on premise or in another public or private cloud.

The cooperation also ensures that joint product integration, joint sales and joint marketing are made possible. In addition, Automation chose Anywhere Azure as its cloud provider, giving joint customers access to the automation technology anytime, anywhere.

Longer cooperation

The collaboration with Blue Prism has also been going on for some time now. Users can use the intelligence automation capabilities on Azure, but also take advantage of existing API integrations with Azure Cognitive Services, Machine Learning and Text Analytics.

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