Ingram Micro has forged a strategic alliance with data workflow automation vendor Alkymi.
The new partnership, which marks the latest expansion of the distributor’s “hyper automation” practice, will make Alkymi’s intelligent data processing (IDP) platform available to Ingram resellers.
Part of the larger robotic process automation (RPA) product category, IDP solutions let businesses delegate the time-consuming, manual process of extracting useful information from unstructured and semi-structured sources like documents, emails, and PDF files to bots.
Alkymi’s solution is designed to help non-technical users build IDP workflows without expert assistance. The system currently supports more than 27 file formats and integrates with Gmail, Dropbox, Salesforce, HubSpot, and QuickBooks, as well as Microsoft’s OneDrive, Teams, and Outlook products, among others.
“Alkymi is focused on helping channel partners unlock the value within RPA by maximizing the full potential of automation technology,” said Donald Scott, director of Ingram’s Emerging Business Group, in a media statement. “Two key differentiators for Alkymi include the ease at which the solution integrates with existing systems and the business-user friendly interface, both of which will help speed adoption within our partner ecosystem and their customer base.”
Ingram introduced its hyper automation practice, which offers a variety of office automation solutions combining RPA, artificial intelligence, and related technologies, last spring. RPA vendor UiPath was the company’s first hyper automation partner.
“We view hyper automation as a strategic growth opportunity for Ingram Micro and our channel partners and are actively seeking best-in-class offerings in this space to complement our flagship vendors, which now includes Alkymi,” said Scott in prepared remarks. “Alkymi’s powerful, AI-driven product portfolio, along with their experienced team, stood out and aligned with our core RPA strategy—making it all the more rewarding to play such a vital and growing role in their channel-focused go-to-market strategy.”
The RPA market will grow at a 36.3% CAGR through 2030 to nearly $46 billion, according to P&S Intelligence. Market Research Engine expects sales of IDP technology specifically to climb at a 35.2% CAGR to $4.1 billion by 2027.