Blue Prism Initial Setup

Sharad Soni
Director Of Innovation at Quantum AI
The setup was straightforward. There are scripts that do the installation and setup. The only thing that I want Blue Prism to look at is the deployment scenario. When we deploy this Blue Prism based bot, if we can get some sort of scripting help from Blue Prism in deployment, that would be nice. The development takes about a month for a particular project, but we need a couple of days to set up the whole thing at the customer's side. I think that can be reduced a bit. We have our own scripts written, but our strategy is to write scripts and then install them at the customer's side. Still, there is more that could be done. View full review »
Rao Parathnandh
RPA Program Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Depending on your environment, setup can become very complex, especially if the permissions and access are not dealt with correctly. Your change management has to be very clearly outlined and mapped out before you even go into an environment where you try to implement Blue Prism. You have to have access to a SQL Database and if that is not all sorted out, you're going to struggle. Even just deploying it, and your bot access and your VDI access, etc., it's really quite difficult to do in a very secure, locked up environment. View full review »
Gowtham Thotapalli
Solutions Architect at ValueMomentum
I do not want to call it complex, but it is not simple either. It is somewhere in between. We set up our own sandbox environment to do the trial run and the POC. We did the initial setup, but we needed help from Blue Prism to some extent. I rate the complexity as medium-level because we needed help in setting up our infrastructure. We had one developer involved, and there was a QA tester for the entire process. There was a back and forth mechanism between the developer and our tester. For deployment, there was an admin role who was taking care of our other system assets, such as the BPM and other platforms. The Blue Prism administration was taken over by the same person, so it does not require a specific admin. View full review »
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Executive Manager: Shared and Support Services at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The initial setup was relatively straightforward. The system itself is not overly complex. Rather, it's more of how you get your own internal IT infrastructure geared to be able to handle the new technology. Deployment can take between four and six weeks per process. Our implementation strategy has been to first focus on those processes that are going to deliver the greatest return on investment to ourselves and our clients. Typically, it's a small team that is supported by a vendor. Over time, they take over the development of the robots and they manage the control room. The number of staff required for deployment and maintenance depends on the number of robots that you have running. Our entire team is six people, including business analysts, an engineer, a control room operator, and two developers. One of the developers is a senior developer who is able to validate and sign off on what is developed. View full review »
Somasundaram N
Managing Director at Finixel Technologies Private Limited
The initial setup was a little complex. We needed a specialist with good coding experience to implement it. Blue Prism is by and large a standalone type of tool, with quite a lot of optimization required. I think that this is an issue, especially when compared to some other solutions on the market that don't require any coding knowledge. With Blue Prism, you need somebody with good coding experience for implementation. View full review »
Angelouse Tan
Consultant at a tech consulting company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The initial setup is very dependent on the company's policies. If the company policy does not have heavy restrictions then the implementation will be very fast. However, if the company has a very tight IT policy then sometimes it will take more time to configure. Normally, the deployment should not take more than two months. Part of the process is identifying the correct opportunities that are suitable for automation. Some clients fail because they do not know how to pick which processes, or which activities can be automated. A minimum of two people is required for deployment and maintenance, but it will depend on the company itself. If they have deployment applications then they will not need a controller to deploy. Also, it depends on how many processes there are. If it is a good design that is developed, following best practices, then the support may be minimal because the processes will be stable and not require attention. View full review »
Chief Architect at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
The initial setup of Blue Prism is standard and not difficult. The instructions are very clear and easy. It doesn't take long to implement. The setup is not difficult. Changing the board and getting it deployed didn't take too long. The deployment into production and moving to the environment took somewhere between eight to ten weeks. It could have been a little less. View full review »
Head of Process automation at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
I found this initial setup to be complex. View full review »
Managing Director at a tech vendor with 11-50 employees
The initial setup for this solution was complex because our client did not refine the processes. There was no time taken to make simple, reliable, and high-volume processes. View full review »
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