Digital Process Automation

Digital Process Automation

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Marlin Equity Partners & Abbyy – Our Thoughts

Today there was important news in the Cognitive Capture market. ABBYY, a privately-held company, announced an investment from Marlin Equity Partners, which will make Marlin the largest shareholder. Terms of the investment were not revealed. Marlin is a global private equity firm that acquires businesses across diverse industries and has built a significant portfolio of software companies.

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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 $230m in funding, that’s a high price to pay. But is such a high price justified, and why would SAP contemplate paying so much in the first place?

Intelligent Document Capture

Is Cognitive Capture the next RPA?

Few saw the potential impact that RPA would have on the market, though many practice a form of revisionism to claim that they did. The fact is that most ‘experts’ saw RPA as a flash in the pan that would have little impact on a mature, stable, and lucrative BPM market. The experts were wrong; …

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2021 – The Year of Business Analysis?

But without a sense of reality, the willingness to do some hard work, and a recognition of the need for human expertise to understand what’s going on and what you need, then they will not work. 2021 should be the business analyst’s year, the process analyst year.

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Is the combination of Content and Process Intelligence greater than the sum of its parts? ABBYY thinks so…

Software companies, and analysts alike, love to come up with unique product positions, and categories, that enable them to stand out from their competition. Put a bunch of related capabilities together in a box and give it a catchy name. Hey, presto! Congratulations, you just invented a new market and, guess what, you’re the King.

Magic Quadrant

The Danger of Over Simplifying Complex Enterprise Software

Even though analysts need to label and sort enterprise technologies into neat silos, this practice has always been of limited value. As it often makes navigating a buyer toward the right product for their needs much harder than it should be.

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Enterprise Blockchain Business Value – Vive la Différence!

Blockchain projects are different from typical IT projects in the areas of: business model, external relationships, skills, data, value chain, application development, risks, information and technology, cost model, and blockchain pillars.

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AI Behemoth IBM enters the Cognitive Capture Market

This launch represents a pretty significant upgrade to IBM’s capture portfolio, and we expect that it will generate interest from customers partners and, of course, competitors in the market. Again, we will be publishing a more in-depth Vendor Vignette soon.

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Hyland acquires Alfresco – A quick take

The price has not been disclosed, but off the record, estimates tell me that TH Lee has made a tidy profit on their investment and that Hyland has not overpaid. However, as always, it is essential to note that no M&A transaction is without tears. Alfresco ran a long and steady race as an independent championing open source ECM