Unwrapping PegaWorld and Pega Infinity

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At this year’s PegaWorld, Pegasystems launched – with significant fanfare – its latest major technology release, Pega Infinity. Here’s what’s inside the wrapping. In truth, Pega Infinity is largely a matter of packaging rather than a matter of significant new capability (although a number of new features are being released). Nevertheless it’s important, because it […]

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OutSystems bags $360m in funding to fuel expansion, innovation

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Low-code application platform specialist OutSystems has formally announced a colossal $360m funding round. What does it mean? In our recent in-depth profile of OutSystems, we highlighted: “OutSystems bridges two worlds very effectively indeed: first, the world of business process automation; and second, the world of rapid, low-code application development… this is an offering with a […]

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Scribe Software: Bringing wholesale smarts to enterprise integration

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Scribe Software was founded in 1995 as an application integration software platform specialist. It launched Scribe Online, its integration platform-as-a-service offering – the focus of this report – in 2011. For enterprises, Scribe Online is a capable digital integration platform that’s particularly strong in its ability to support complex deployments involving multiple business operations, departments, […]

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On the Radar: KiSSFLOW

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KiSSFLOW is a cloud-based business process automation software platform designed to help customers very quickly build and deploy workflow-based applications to automate ‘long tail‘ administrative processes. Who? KiSSFLOW is a cloud-based business process automation software platform, active since 2012, and owned by OrangeScape, a US- and India-based software development firm founded in 2003 by Suresh […]

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Appian: all in on Case Management, Intelligent Automation

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At Appian’s annual user conference last month the company showed how it’s embracing Case Management and the notion of Intelligent Automation; the two come together in a new product. Although the Appian Platform has offered many of the capabilities that a Case Management platform needs to exhibit for a couple of years now, the company […]

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bpmNEXT v6: a short review

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Last week was the sixth bpmNEXT conference, and my sixth time there and fourth time presenting. Every year bpmNEXT is one of the most essential things in my calendar – principally because it provides a super-concentrated opportunity to make sure I’m up to speed with what many of the BPM, Decision Management and process automation […]

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Mapping out an emerging architecture for automation

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A whole heap of technologies are vying to play roles in enterprises’ automation strategies. This is a fast-moving space. Next week I’ll be keynoting at the annual bpmNEXT conference held in Santa Barbara. Most of the attendees at past events have been technology vendors in the business automation space, and this year (as in past […]

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IBM attempts a digital business automation reboot

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IBM has been one of the biggest influencers in the business process automation space for well over ten years, but recently its interest and energy has faded. It’s attempting to make a comeback – but has it left it too late? Ever since 2005, when IBM began to participate in the development of the BPMN […]

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On Salesforce’s acquisition of MuleSoft

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Salesforce has announced that it’s entered into an agreement to acquire independent integration specialist MuleSoft. It’s a move that makes sense for Salesforce, but not necessarily for MuleSoft’s customers. I’ve been doing this industry analyst and consulting thing for a long time now, and I can still remember my reaction when, 10 years ago, Oracle […]

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