Blue Prism Scalability

Sharad Soni
Director Of Innovation at Quantum AI
The scalability's actually in the hands of the person who is developing the bots. Blue Prism out of the box is good enough to provide a platform. After that, the developer's creativity is to really scale it up. I don't see any problems with the scalability in Blue Prism. It's one of the finest compared to the other products. In my customer organization, we use 15 developers. Everybody works on Blue Prism. In our customer organization, when we've written the bots, there are not a lot of people working on it because the work has been automated. The bots run on hundreds of machines right now, but there are very few people required to monitor that execution. There are two roles. One is the person who is executing the bots and monitoring the results. That is a very small number, but the beneficiaries of this automation are multiple. We have a client where they have over 200 auditors. It's an insurance company. All of these auditors actually get the results from the automation which we have written in Blue Prism. The number of beneficiaries is much larger than the number of people we require to execute the bots. When we deploy, we actually send in three people at the customer side to deploy the bots. We normally take about a week to have these three people on site, who will set up everything and we can also train on how these bots run, i.e. how these bots are to be maintained, automated, and monitored. It takes about a week. These three guys are there for a week for this particular exercise. Then we basically leave one person there for a month or so. By this time the customer's personnel are trained enough to take over from our guy. Then our guy comes back. View full review »
Rao Parathnandh
RPA Program Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
The stability issue is there, especially when you scale it up. If you're doing 1000 processes a minute or every 10 minutes, and then you scale it up to 10,000, I think Blue Prism has a problem with that. Guys from the banks have told me they really don't look at Blue Prism as being scalable enterprise-wide because it does tend to fall over. Having said that, I haven't necessarily heard of issues like that in the international environment, but I have heard of issues like that here in South Africa. Having read of the success stories, worldwide, and the extent to which they've been involved in enterprise-level, I wouldn't necessarily say this issue has come to the fore. View full review »
Gowtham Thotapalli
Solutions Architect at ValueMomentum
An RPA scales as you add bots to your ecosystem. We don't consider the number of users with respect to utilization. Rather, the solution is used by one of our departments. They have adopted RPA to handle one of its processes as a pilot project. We have seen a lot of use cases, but it is still picking up. Not too many departments are coming up with RPA as a strategy, but I believe it will soon pick up. View full review »
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Executive Manager: Shared and Support Services at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We're only in the process of scaling so it is difficult to say. One of the things that the developers have said is that it's quite slow, and quite cumbersome when layered over Java-based solutions. Whether it is scalable in that space, or not, is to be determined. We have fifteen robots running. View full review »
Somasundaram N
Managing Director at Finixel Technologies Private Limited
Blue Prism scalability is good. The requirements for deployment and maintenance differs from process to process. Certain processes take around three programmers and one solution architect and technical architect. It really depends on the project scope. In total, we require a minimum of four to five people for deployment and maintenance. View full review »
Angelouse Tan
Consultant at a tech consulting company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The scalability is dependent on the design. If the process is designed, in advance, such that the capability of expansion is in place, then it will be very easy and simple. Otherwise, it will be quite difficult. Our client's roles vary. Some of them are developers, others are business users, and the end user will be the process controller. Some of our clients are looking into purchasing additional licenses because they are using this solution extensively. View full review »
Chief Architect at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
When you need to run more processes, you buy more licenses, but you will spin up more VM. Scaling not is a problem for Blue Prism. View full review »
Head of Process automation at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
We have managed to scale it up quite well, so scalability is ok. There are approximately twelve thousand people who benefit from this solution. We have around twenty developers, and there are between one and two hundred people who have a direct connection to the RPA deployments. View full review »
Mohanish Khatkhede
This is a highly scalable tool and can be used to automate various traditional business processes from various industries, be it IT, financial, manufacturing, etc. View full review »
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