The State of Process Automation 2020

Digital transformation is not a “nice-to-have.” Today, it’s essential to business survival, and you’ll find organizations around the world scrambling to make the vision of the digital enterprise a reality. Many are moving to modern architectures, incorporating the cloud, microservices and mobile applications while also fixing short-term bottlenecks using RPA or automating human tasks as remote work becomes widespread. As a result, process automation has emerged as a linchpin for digital transformation, powering innovation across a company. Process automation is equally sought after to improve an organization’s top line as well as its bottom line – helping to improve customer service, lower costs and drive business growth. With process automation playing an outsized role in powering innovation, Camunda commissioned a...

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    In October, I had the opportunity to lead a session at Camunda Unconference. This was a rather unique event, with an “unconference” format designed specifically for the community; it was most conducive to great peer-to-peer discussions, and exhange of ideas, experiences and learnings. What was also interesting was that the topics for the sessions were sourced from within the community, and each topic was voted in to a final shortlist. The sessions themselves were discussion-led, to encourage collaboration and creativity. Data in Process I had voted for “Data in Process” as one of the topics; it has always intrigued me, and needless to say, I was thrilled at the opportunity to lead the session! I have been consulting for customers building...

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  • Camunda Optimize 3.3.0-alpha1 Released

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