Enterprise automation vendor UiPath today announced a collaboration with Microsoft to bring Azure-powered automation solutions to market
The established partnership — announced during UiPath‘s FORWARD 5 conference — aims to bolster value for customers seeking to enhance productivity, by using UiPath automation capabilities within Microsoft Office.
UiPath is now available for businesses to purchase directly from the Azure Marketplace as well as private offers, with Microsoft Power Platform planned for integration by early 2023.
The two companies have together have developed over 80 integrations that are available to joint customers out-of-the-box.
Integrations within the UiPath business automation platform span across Office 365 and Teams in:
- Cognitive Services;
- Modern Work;
- Power Platform and Dynamics 365 in Business Applications;
- SQL Azure in the Azure Data and AI solution areas.
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“UiPath Automation Cloud on Azure delivers the UiPath platform and allows customers to deploy unattended robots quickly without IT, resources, or infrastructure,” said Scott Guthrie, executive vice-president, Cloud + AI Group at Microsoft.
“The Microsoft Cloud enables organisations to reach their full potential by relying on an integrated and open cloud platform that spans six critical areas — security; infrastructure; digital and app innovation; data and AI; business applications; and modern work.”
Daniel Dines, co-founder and co-CEO of UiPath, commented: “At UiPath, we strongly believe that automation is the future of work and is transforming how enterprises conduct business.
“Our UiPath Automation Cloud is core to our vision as a company, and we are seeing more customers select cloud as the basis for their automation journeys. This would not be possible without our great partnership with Microsoft and its Azure platform, our preferred cloud.
“Together, we are helping customers realise and achieve the business value of automation at scale. We are excited to work alongside Microsoft to deliver substantial, integrated cloud offerings.”
Automation solutions in the cloud have demonstrated the potential to decrease strain on staff in businesses across multiple sectors looking to achieve specific outcomes, while mitigating the effects of a global skills gap impacting the ever-evolving tech sector.
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