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The 5 Benefits of Migrating Automation Estates with Service Integrators

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Sep 6, 2022 9:00:00 AM

With next-generation intelligent automation platforms hitting the market like Microsoft Power Automate, a lot of organizations are eager to move their automation estates to a new solution that offers better pricing and increased capabilities.

Learn more: The 4 Benefits of Switching to Microsoft Power Automate

Migrating entire automation estates is still a common blocker because it can be costly and time consuming. That’s because when switching RPA providers manually, automated processes need to be rebuilt from scratch on the destination platform, which required expensive senior development resources.

While solutions like Blueprint take all that manual effort out of the equation, the majority of companies considering changing RPA vendors report that they will use internal resources to make the switch, according to recent research.

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Manual migrations are certainly feasible with the procurement of a tool like Blueprint, however, there is also an argument to be made for outsourcing it to a Business Process Outsourcing company, a Service Integrator, a Managed Services Provider, or a Global Service Integrator.

5 Benefits of Outsourcing RPA Migrations and Re-platforming to Service Integrators

#1 – Chances are, they’ve done it before

Service integrators have to evolve as technology evolves if they want to stay competitive. As more and more companies started adopting robotic process automation (RPA), service integrators bundled that into their offering so they could implement and manage automations on behalf of their customers.

Now that organizations are increasingly looking to switch RPA providers, they offer migration and re-platforming services too. That means they’ve done it before and have some experience in migration, including what the pitfalls are (so you don’t have to experience them first-hand) and what a successful RPA migration looks like.

They also partner with companies like Blueprint who provide the technology that facilitates and enhances automation migration and re-platforming.

#2 – They can do it faster

Because they have a wealth of experience migrating automation estates – in addition to the technology that makes it possible – service integrators can help you switch providers much quicker than if you were to attempt it manually.

For example, in a recent case study that Blueprint published with Avanade on their joint triumphs in migrating automation estates to Microsoft Power Automate, Avanade was able to reduce the build time by 50% when using Blueprint, enabling them to get their clients’ automated processes running on Microsoft much quicker.

When migrating automation estates, there are a few pieces to the process: design, build, test, and deploy. The analytics Blueprint provides has allowed us to take out 40-60% of our build cycles, but with Blueprint’s analytics, we’re also able to accelerate and improve design, testing, and deployment.”

- Frank Catone, Global Intelligent Automation Director, Avanade

#3 – It costs less

Naturally, because of their experience in migration and re-platforming projects and the specialized tech they use, service integrators can help you switch RPA providers at a much better price point than if you were to attempt a manual migration.

For example, in Avanade’s case with the use of Blueprint, they’re able to reduce the cost of moving an automation by about 70%. A simple automation costs about $30,000 to migrate manually. Without Blueprint, Avanade brings that cost down to $20K because of their specialized resources and experience. With Blueprint, they’re able to shave even more off and bring that figure closer to $10K.

Avanade and Microsoft Power Automate Case Study

#4 – They can make recommendations on which automation platform you should switch to

Picking a future-proof RPA solution to move to can be a difficult task. There’s a lot to consider like pricing, enterprise architecture compatibility, and vision. Something a lot of organizations don’t take into account (because they don’t have the experience or technology to help them), is how feasible moving into their next-generation RPA platform of choice is.

A service integrator – especially one that uses Blueprint because of all the automatic mapping it does and analytics it provides – can tell you how long it will take and which new RPA solution makes the most sense to move to based on time, effort, and everything else you might be looking for, such as better capabilities and compatibility with your current systems and applications.


#5 – They can improve your entire automation estate in the process

There is a common misconception in the marketplace that RPA migration is just a lift and shift motion, but this shouldn’t be the case. Switching RPA vendors is a prime opportunity to assess your automation estate, get complete visibility into what you have, and clean out what’s not working, wasting money and effort, or simply not delivering business value.

When migrating and re-platforming clients with Blueprint, that’s exactly what Avanade was able to do: identify exactly what a company has in their automation estate, optimize what’s already there, and retire what simply isn’t delivering the results it was meant to:

“When re-platforming automated processes, we were able to move past spending a lot of time just looking for like to like and migrating that code manually. With Blueprint, we’re able to clearly see if that process should even be carried over. Should it be retired? Should it be optimized? And if so, which parts? Does it make sense to migrate? We can now get this insight quickly and clearly with Blueprint.”

- Frank Catone, Global Intelligent Automation Director, Avanade

If you’re interested or thinking about switching, speak to one of our experts for a free consultation and fully understand all the options at your fingertips to optimize your automation estate on a next-gen tool while making migration as quick and painless as possible.

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