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FortressIQ

Automation Anywhere acquires FortressIQ

It was a pretty easy prediction to make in our October 2021 report on Process and Task Mining that more mining vendors would be acquired by larger process automation vendors. And right on cue Automation Anywhere acquired process mining vendor FortressIQ just days before Christmas. FortressIQ was founded in 2017 and had completed a Series …

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The grunt work of Digital Transformation just got easier

TWAIN Direct’s ultimate goal is connecting devices directly to the software app, completely removing the PC from the middle. That’s really important to the new wave of cloud developers; it abstracts the proprietary hardware layer and replaces all the other confusing scanner connectors. Plus it’s free to any developer.

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 firm (that bought Intralinks in 2018), has made a $1.6B bid to take over RPA vendor Blue Prism

process mining report

Why the sudden interest in Process & Task Mining?

Driven largely by the rise in popularity and similarly huge valuations of RPA (Robotic Process Automation), there is the impression that PTM and RPA technologies are tied at the hip. Indeed, RPA projects are likely to be far more successful if the business analysts involved in those projects make use of PTM tools. But that is only part of a much more complex story.

UIPath IPO

Mobius & UIPath take off – Our Thoughts

All in all quite month of activity, but all of course, overshadowed by the UIPath IPO. It will be interesting to see how this impacts the enterprise automation market in the short and long term. Undoubtedly some of the money raised, possibly much of the money, will go toward multiple acquisitions.

IBM MyInvenio

IBM acquires MyInvenio – Our Thoughts

The MyInvenio deal follows closely on the heels of IBM’s acquisition of Brazilian RPA vendor WDG and add’s yet more practical functionality to its growing Cloud Pak services. Despite IBM being one of the largest IT vendors, its work in moving advanced automation to the cloud has received less attention than one might expect.

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; now, there is a mad rush to embrace AI or get left behind. But its easier said than done, AI tools, models, and libraries are readily available, but skills, knowledge of specific user needs, and good data are not.

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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