Robotic Process Automation

Professor Leslie Willcocks is a Professor of Work, Technology and Globalisation at the London School of Economics and Political Science and a global thought leader and author on automation and the future of work.  Prior to arriving in Australia and New Zealand for a series of high value seminars in August in association with Blue Prism, he gave IDM a glimpse into his thoughts on what the impact of next generation automation will mean for the public sector.

Buying a process intelligence software startup may not seem a natural move for ABBYY, an established vendor of content IQ and document processing solutions. However, the company claims the purchase of TimelinePI is a natural extension of its successful drive to expand its integration with leading robotic process automation (RPA) platforms.

The robotic process automation (RPA) software market is growing at a frenzied pace, according to Gartner data. Some RPA software vendors experienced triple-digit revenue growth rates in 2018.

Blue Prism is acquiring UK cloud services company Thoughtonomy for up to 80 million pounds to extend the SaaS capabilities of its  robotic process automation (RPA) platform.

As I sat down this morning sipping my coffee, I gave my LinkedIn feed its usual skim to see if anything grabbed my attention and a particular blog did, although it was probably for the wrong reason. I confess that my mind wasn’t focused on the task as I was already starting to think ahead to the tasks of the day once the sun was up and the kids were at school, so I initially scrolled past it. But something about it poked at my lizard brain and sent me searching for it again.

Automation Anywhere is enabling access to its Robotic process Automation (RPA) bots from Azure in what the company describes as an expanded relationship with Microsoft that will enable joint product integration, co-selling and joint marketing between the two companies.

Chief Sales Officer Bodo Wagener oversees the global sales organization for ABBYY. On a recent visit to Sydney he sat down with IDM to discuss challenges and opportunities in the enterprise capture market. 

UiPath has unveiled the UiPath Enterprise Cloud Platform, bringing its Robotic Process Automation (RPA) software to the cloud. Previously available only via its Community Edition, the new deployment option for enterprise customers allows for rapid time to automation and delivers easy scalability, high availability.

Blue Prism has announced a series of partnerships and initiatives to enhance the integration of Robotic Process Automation (RPA) and document capture. These are in addition to its own Decipher product announced last month, and an existing partnership with ABBYY

Enterprise organizations continue to push the boundaries in search of technologies that can understand and liberate meaning from unstructured content – documents, email communications, images, and text – given content is central to all business processes and activities.

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