On the Radar: FlowForma

RESEARCH REPORT // FREE

FlowForma provides FlowForma Process Automation, a low-cost platform targeted at business analysts and process owners for creating and operating forms- and workflow-based applications that work hand-in-hand with Microsoft SharePoint – without the need for specialist IT knowledge. Who? FlowForma was founded in 2012 as a spinout from Ergo, a Microsoft systems consultancy. Ergo had built […]

Read More…

OutSystems 11: Dealing with the dull stuff

COMMENTARY

OutSystems 11 is released today. It majors on features and capabilities that aren’t necessarily sexy, but will make dealing with large, complicated application delivery programmes easier. Application delivery backlogs faced by enterprise IT departments have been the hook that OutSystems has hung its proposition for at least the past couple of years. But whereas the […]

Read More…

Webinar: Architecting the new wave of automation

Given the wide variety of automation-related technologies being pitched to organisations, and the speedy pace of automation technology evolution, it’s vital that you develop an automation strategy that clearly and deliberately sets out how and where you will look to apply different kinds of automation technology capability – and why you are looking to apply […]

Read More…

Google tiptoes into enterprise customer interaction tech with Contact Center AI

COMMENTARY

At Google Cloud Next ’18 the company announced – among many other things – a new bundle of enterprise-focused technologies specifically aimed at organisations building (or revitalising) multi-channel contact centres. Work automation vendors Appian and UiPath are part of the story. The foundation of Google’s new Contact Center AI is the high-end Enterprise version of […]

Read More…

K2: Serious ambition and credentials for business process automation

RESEARCH REPORT // FREE

K2’s process application platform has undergone a few extensions and changes in its near 20-year history, but following its successful 2015 venture funding round its technology capability, applicability and business credibility have all developed quickly. Top takeaways “Automating every business process in every organisation” The K2 platform has been around for a long time: its […]

Read More…

Unwrapping PegaWorld and Pega Infinity

COMMENTARY

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 […]

Read More…

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

COMMENTARY

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 […]

Read More…

Autonomous Clouds, Ethereum’s Enterprise Alliance, Blockchain + Industry 4.0, Google Duplex

PODCAST

Digital technologies are changing work and the workplace faster than ever before. In this 36’39” podcast episode, Craig Wentworth and Neil Ward-Dutton weave chaotically across lanes marked “technology” and “philosophy”, this week talking about: Oracle’s new Autonomous Cloud offerings The Ethereum Enterprise Alliance and its new Architecture Stack work Blockchain’s potential in driving a real […]

Read More…

Appian: all in on Case Management, Intelligent Automation

COMMENTARY

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 […]

Read More…

bpmNEXT v6: a short review

COMMENTARY

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 […]

Read More…