Analyst Notes

kofax acquired

Kofax Acquired – Again

So to nobody’s surprise, Kofax’s owners, Thoma Bravo, announced that it had sold the company to Clearlake Capital and TA Associates this past week. At …
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microsoft process mining

Microsoft acquires Minit

Microsoft recently acquired the processing mining vendor Minit. We looked closely at Minit a little while back, and you can read our report on the …
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InfoGov

Info Gov in Stormy Waters

IG is not easily defined or categorized; it is more of a concept than practice. Even so, it’s a critical concept, particularly in a world …
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HaystackID

Trumping e-Discovery

The Trump Organization has retained HaystackID to use its tools to trawl through its communications and files to meet the requirements of legal disputes running …
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Legal Week

An Intelligent Legal Week

egal tech appears to be ‘crossing the chasm’ to use a somewhat tired cliche. All in all, that is a good thing, but with that …
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The first capture unicorn

We spotted the first capture unicorn in the wild, and (spoiler alert) it’s not an AI-powered intelligent document processing (IDP) startup.
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Google Document Capture

Google & Document Capture?

We thought it about time that we took a good look at Google Document AI; the household names foray into the world of Document Capture. …
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ECM M&A

M&A Roundup January 2022

OCR and RPA are becoming commodities, but that does not mean the end of capture and process management vendors. Instead, it means it’s time for …
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ECM M&A

M&A Roundup Dec 2021

This will be the last of the year of these notes, but what a year it has been! From a macro perspective, this year has …
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m&a

M&A Roundup – Fall 2021

The most exciting deal of the quarter is not a deal at all yet, more just an expression of interest. SS&C, the financial services software …
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boxworks21

Unpacking – BoxWorks 21

That is a tough pill to swallow for many enterprise software companies, but Box appears to be committed to it. From a buyer’s standpoint, it …
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dreamforce 2021

Salesforce and the Revolution….

Salesforce has a vision; much of its work is customer-driven and reflects their needs, rather than the silicon valley norm of inventing things and finding …
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OpenText M&A

Where is OpenText?

It is worth noting, that what OpenText is doing is in stark contrast to its nearest competitor Hyland (backed by PE firm Thoma Bravo). That …
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SharePoint Plus Blockchain | Deep Analysis | Analyst Notes

SharePoint Plus Blockchain

A cheap and straightforward to install and use blockchain add-on/plugin to systems like SharePoint and Salesforce. I rarely call out a specific vendor in an …
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Is Blockchain GDPR Compliant? | Analyst Notes | Deep Analysis

Is Blockchain GDPR Compliant?

etc.) compliant. Except this is not true. What has usually happened is that somebody within an enterprise has read an article somewhere by a legal …
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July M&A Update - Our Thoughts | Analyst Notes | Deep Analysis

July M&A Update – Our Thoughts

It’s one thing to provide corporate access to video conferencing and messaging systems; it’s another challenge entirely to provide remote and tightly managed access to …
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tulsa techj

WFH – KM & Tulsa OK

But one area that seems to have garnered little attention is the gritty reality of the challenge of finding information, gaining and sharing knowledge, and …
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box shuttle

Box Shuttle Take Off

You can read more about the arcane world of file migration in our recent report, but though this Analyst Note focuses on Box Shuttle, the …
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Deep Learning for Documents

Reframing Deep Learning

Move over, machine learning, here come the deep learning algorithms. We predict that deep learning models will disrupt the status quo of document classification over …
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seeunity acquired

SeeUnity Acquired – Our Thoughts

But, this past week, fellow cloud file migration vendor, SeeUnity (based in Colorado), was acquired by Boston, based private equity-backed legal tech firm Anaqua.
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MFiles

MFiles Acquire Hubshare – Our Thoughts

Today MFiles, the USA/Finnish ECM company, announced that it had acquired London-based collaboration/filesharing firm Hubshare. It’s only the second acquisition that MFiles has made, the …
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Signavio Acquired

SAP Buys Signavio – Our Thoughts

Today SAP announced that it is to acquire process intelligence vendor Signavio for $1.2B. Considering Signavio’s revenues were around $100m, and it had raised almost …
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dotcom 2.0

Enterprise AI & a New Dotcom?

But, here’s the thing, a couple of years ago, everyone was talking about AI, but few were doing it. This past year things changed fast; …
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2021 Deep Analysis

2021 is Just Around the Corner

2021 is now just around the corner, and Information Management is in for a big year of change, disruption, progress, and innovation; that’s not a …
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managed file transfer

Moving Files and Last Friday

well-managed and governed data and content live in well-managed and highly structured environments. Rip them out of that environment, and sparks can fly. That goes …
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enterprise blockchain

Enterprise Blockchain 2021?

This past week Peter Brooks and I finished up some client research on the topic of Enterprise Blockchain. The fact is from a year or …
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nuxeo benchmark

Content Services are taken to 11

Last year we oversaw a TSG* 11 Billon billion benchmarking exercise. This week we talked with Alfresco arch-rival, Nuxeo, who has now also taken it …
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EFSS Maturity

EFSS is growing up….

The EFSS market is mature in that a handful of vendors now dominate. Similarly, it is mature in that the core technology foundations have stabilized, …
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home worker

Governing Home Working

In this short analyst note we discuss the importance of Information Governance in a world of home and hybrid working.
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over inflated tech sector

Unicorns & Fairy Tales

The Audit firm Deloitte has been fined 15m pounds for its role in Autonomy’s sale to HP. The fine follows the conviction of Autonomy CFO …
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