Automation Anywhere: Tackling RPA at scale

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Automation Anywhere, one of the RPA technology market’s leading vendors, offers a growing suite of tools to drive digital operations at scale. Top takeaways On a fast-growth trajectory Automation Anywhere was founded in 2003 by current CEO Mihir Shukla (formerly of Kiva Software, Netscape, Infoseek and OmniSky) and several colleagues. Initially a provider of macro-based […]

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On the Radar: FlowForma

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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 […]

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OutSystems 11: Dealing with the dull stuff

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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 […]

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UiPath swallows another monster funding round

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Even judging it purely on its ability to raise venture finance, UiPath is a beast. UiPath’s latest funding round – $225m of capital – now values the company at $3bn. Is that crazy? The underlying momentum the company’s driving is pretty astounding. Per the news release announcing the venture round, here are some salient stats: […]

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TIBCO NOW: core vs edge

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Last week saw TIBCO’s biannual global customer event, TIBCO NOW, back in Vegas. The theme of the conference: “Innovation at the edge”. After last year’s TIBCO NOW event in San Diego, I shared that TIBCO seemed to be getting its mojo back. My takeaway, though, was that its main challenge would be to bring its existing […]

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Pega Robotics: Driving a wider automation agenda

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The Pega Robotics (RPA) technology was originally developed by OpenSpan, an automation specialist founded in 2005. Pega Robotics takes a differentiated approach to application automation that makes it particularly suitable for attended-mode use, and also gives it efficiency advantages for unattended use. Top takeaways Deep hooks drive comprehensive, efficient integration The Pega Robotics platform, like […]

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Sold to Siemens: Is Mendix now out of the picture?

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With its acquisition by global technology powerhouse Siemens for about $700m last week, Mendix has secured financial stability and backing… but at what cost? Somewhat predictably, Mendix’s competitors have wasted no time in spreading a bit of fear, uncertainty and doubt about Mendix’s future. Here’s Appian’s CEO Matt Calkins [reg required]. The acquisition press release highlights […]

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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 […]

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Google tiptoes into enterprise customer interaction tech with Contact Center AI

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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 […]

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K2: Serious ambition and credentials for business process automation

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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 […]

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