Blue Prism - Introduction

Blue prism is a UK-Based Software Company and is one of the leading robotic process automation tools. It is used to automate mundane tasks such that they could operate without any manual intervention. Blue prism has gained edge over its competitors as it has better security, flexibility, scalability, compliance, and resilience.

Pre-requirements for Blue Prism

The following are the pre-requisites for the Blue Prism. It is the only software which −

  • Creates and supports a digital workforce of industrial strength and enterprise scale

  • Does not require IT skills to implement

  • Can be implemented in sprints of 4 to 8 weeks (Start to finish)

  • Is very low cost compared to the TCO of alternative solutions

  • Provides tremendous payback with self-funding returns and an ROI that has been as high as 80%

  • Can be managed within IT infrastructure and processes

Installation of Blue Prism

The following are the installation requirements for Blue Prism −

  • Windows 7 (Preferred) OS, 64 bit or 32 bit

  • Blue prism installation Software, 64 or 32 bit, depending on your OS

  • Blue Prism License File

  • SQL Server Express Edition, 64 or 32 bit depending on your OS

We shall look at the process of installing Blue Prism with SQL Server Management Studio −

Installation of SqlExpr

Download SQL server, SqlExpr.exe file from Microsoft official website and after the download click on SqlExpr. This will launch the Sql Server that can be used to install the Sql connection.

Installation of SqlExpr

Installing Blue Prism

Once the SQL server is installed, we need to install Blue Prism using the steps given below and the screenshots −

Step 1 − Click on Blue Prism 5.0.10_x64 for the installation to start.

Preparing Blueprism Install

Step 2 − Click on next on the dialogue box.

Preparing Blueprism Setup Wizard

Step 3 − Agree to the License Agreement.

Blueprism License Agreement

Step 4 − Choose the installation folder.

Blueprism Choose Installation Folder

Step 5 − Click on next.

Blueprism Iinstallation Cick Next

Step 6 − Once you click on next, the installation processes.

Blueprism Installation Processes

Step 7 − Once the installation is completed, close the window.

Blueprism Installation Completed

This completes the installation of Blue Prism and the icon appears on the desktop.

Opening Blue Prism

Once the installation of Blue Prism is completed, we shall look at how to open the application using the below steps −

Opening BluePrism

Click on Icon

Blueprism Click Configure

The default Username and Password for Blue Prism are as follows −

  • Username: Admin

  • Password: Admin

Blueprism default Connection Setup

Creating the Database

We shall now create a database using Blue Prism as shown in the below images −

First, open the installed application and go to File and then click on Create Database.

Creating Database

Database Created

Now that the database is created, sign with the default username and password.

SignIn Blueprism

After clicking on sign in button, choose a new password for user.

Blueprism Reset Password

Blueprism New Password

Different tabs of Blue Prism

There are 6 types of tabs in Blue Prism as follows −

  • Home
  • Studio
  • Control
  • Dashboard
  • Releases
  • System
Blueprism Different Tabs

The following is the overview of different parts of Blue Prism −


Home has displays different charts which gives information about the blue prism database. Workforce availability shows the run time resources that we are using, total automations shows the number of queues and automations in the database, queue volumes now gives the queue volumes by status and largest database tables shows the largest tables in the blue prism database.


Studio is an important part of Blue Prism where we implement actual automation steps. There are two studios: Object Studio and Process Studio.


Control room is the central point of administration in Blue Prism where it handles control, monitor, execute and schedule of process executions on the distributed bots.


Dashboard is used to depict different charts displaying information about robotic work force.


Release manager is used to manage import and export of configuration packages between different blue prism environments.


System tab is used by administrator for user management.