the leading intelligent automation and robotic process automation (RPA)
software company, and NEC
Corporation, a leader in the integration of IT and network
technologies, today announced a partnership to bring artificial
intelligence-driven RPA to global markets. With demand for automation
and intelligence growing at an increasingly rapid pace in Japan
specifically, this partnership will enable unprecedented adoption and
deployment of AI-driven RPA throughout the region.
In April 2019, Japan began implementing work style reform legislation
designed to improve the productivity and well-being of workers. To adapt
to this change and address the needs of a highly-skilled workforce, many
organizations are exploring automation and AI to minimize the burden of
repetitive work on employees and allow them to focus on value-added
projects and initiatives.
Through this partnership, NEC will bring WorkFusion to customers around
the world, beginning immediately in the Japanese market, where NEC will
resell WorkFusion, providing solutions services and support to customers
that are evolving their use of automation to adapt to the shifting labor
laws and workforce.
To kick off the partnership, WorkFusion collaborated with NEC Management
Partner (NMP), NEC’s shared services organization, to develop expert
cognitive bots that address specific finance and accounting processes
that are unique to Japan.
The deployment of WorkFusion’s AI-driven RPA automated a range of manual
processes that were too challenging for NMP’s existing work process
management. This was accomplished by using WorkFusion Intelligent
Automation Cloud software to implement business tasks in cooperation
with NMP staff, which enabled the software’s machine learning to become
familiar with a wide range of tasks. As a result, the software became
able to independently carry out more tasks, which promoted the
enhancement of productivity and customer service.
“We designed our platform with intelligence and analytics at the core,
which allows businesses to overcome the challenges faced not only with
manual repetitive work but with legacy RPA technologies, and deliver
true business value,” said Alex Lyashok, CEO of WorkFusion. “We’re
thrilled to work hand in hand with NEC to help businesses in Japan and
throughout the world experience the transformative power of AI-driven
RPA as they work to adapt to a changing workforce.”
“WorkFusion is uniquely qualified to address the automation needs of
customers with its AI-driven RPA technology,” said Kazunori Sudo, Senior
Vice President of the AI Platform Division at NEC Corporation.
“WorkFusion has established itself as the gold standard in the industry,
and we’re excited about working together to help customers experience
the next evolution in automation and intelligence.”
WorkFusion’s AI-driven automation and RPA software creates and manages
software robots for knowledge work. Built for data-first companies, its
technology automates business processes by combining AI, RPA and people
in one intuitive platform. Top enterprises in banking and financial
services, insurance, healthcare, consumer products, utilities, telecom,
retail and more choose WorkFusion to reduce their total costs, up-skill
their workforce and to use AI to overcome the complexity of transforming
and growing a business. WorkFusion is headquartered in New York
City with operations throughout Europe and Asia.
About NEC Corporation
NEC Corporation is a leader in the integration of IT and network
technologies that benefit businesses and people around the world. The
NEC Group globally provides “Solutions for Society” that promote the
safety, security, efficiency and equality of society. Under the
company’s corporate message of “Orchestrating a brighter world,” NEC
aims to help solve a wide range of challenging issues and to create new
social value for the changing world of tomorrow. For more information,
visit NEC at http://www.nec.com.