Intelligent automation skills

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A Blue Prism Intelligent Automation Skill is an item of functionality, such as a pre-configured connection to an external service or capability, that has been branded and packaged for use in a Blue Prism process automation. Skills packages typically contains a web API definition but can also include any number of objects, processes, and credentials, that support the use of the API definition. Packages can be imported into Blue Prism and subsequently used as stages in objects and processes, providing a quick and effective way of interacting with different technologies without the overhead of having to create and configure the required Blue Prism items.

The following features facilitate the use of Intelligent Automation Skills in the Blue Prism client:

  • Skill packages, with the .bpskill file type, can be imported into Blue Prism using the File > Import function.
  • The Skills > Management screen lists all imported skills and provides controls to enable, disable, and find references.
  • The Skills toolbar in Object Studio and Process Studio provides access to all enabled skills, utilizing drag-and-drop functionality to add skills to business objects and processes.
  • The Import Skill, Manage Skill, and View Skill permissions can be enabled for user roles.

Skills packages can be downloaded from the Blue Prism Digital Exchange (DX) and are categorized in the following groups:

Knowledge and Insight

Harvest information from different data sources, understand it and deliver helpful insights

  • Sentiment Analysis
  • Insightful Reporting
  • Actionable Metrics
  • Emotional Artificial Intelligence

Planning and sequencing

Optimize workloads and discover opportunities that yield better business outcomes

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Machine Learning
  • Pattern Recognition

Visual perception

Read, understand and contextualize visual information digitally

  • Computer Vision
  • Image Perception
  • Meaning and Context
  • Optical Character Recognition

Problem solving

Solve logic, business, and system problems without human intervention

  • Predictions
  • Probability Decision Making
  • Unstructured Data
  • Complex Rules Engines


Work alongside people, within the same systems, to seamlessly execute business processes

  • Staff-to-Robot
  • Staff-to-Staff
  • Robot-to-Robot
  • Robot-to-Customer
  • Virtual Agent
  • Smart Forms


Adapt to evolving process patterns and derive contextual meaning from datasets

  • Process Steps
  • GDPR Compliance
  • Optimize Processing Speeds
  • Project Management