Global professional services firm EY announced today has licensed robotic process automation (RPA) provider UiPath’s software to improve the digital technologies it can provide to clients.
The London-headquartered “big four” accounting firm says that the partnership fits within its larger automation strategy that will look to incorporate artificial intelligence and what it calls “intelligent automation.”
This further collaboration with UiPath, which is based in New York and has offices in Europe, Asia, and Australia, will build upon EY’s current crop of more than 1,100 robots used to support its business.
After the announcement, Daniel Dines, CEO and co-founder of UiPath, praised “EY’s deep implementation experience” and highlighted RPA’s ability to provide benefits from “process performance to improved margins or overall competitiveness.”
This announcement comes just a week after EY extended an AI-based alliance with Microsoft in an effort to help the agricultural clients increase productivity. The partnership is rooted in bringing data-based solutions derived by a combination of EY’s agribusiness knowledge and Microsoft’s digital tools, including its Azure cloud platform.
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