• Publishing “Practical Process Automation”

    A Book about Orchestration and Integration in Microservices and Cloud-Native Architectures I am happy to share that my new book called “Practical Process Automation” is officially published by O’Reilly today. In this book, I distilled my practical experience implementing process automation solutions from the last two decades. What You Will Find In The Book A general introduction to process automation and the different forms of automation An explanation of how developer-friendly process automation can be applied in modern system architectures and software development practices A hands-on guide to lightweight workflow engines and BPMN as the core elements to make this happen Architecture guidelines and best practices to implement your own process solutions A discussion of typical misconceptions around process automation...

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  • Camunda Closes $100 Million Series B Funding...

    I am excited to share that we just completed a €82 million (approximately $100 million) funding round led by Insight Partners. The round also included our existing investor Highland Europe from the Series A. You can find the official press release here. In this blog post I want to comment on this funding round in my own words and briefly walk you through the story of Camunda. But first things first: Who is Camunda and what do we do? Who is Camunda and what do we do? Camunda provides process automation software that is used by our customers, such as Allianz, ING, Vodafone, or Atlassian, to automate processes they need tailor-made for their business. In essence, Camunda provides software to build software. For example...

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  • Communication Between Loosely Coupled Microservices

    In our recent webinar titled “Communication Between Loosely Coupled Microservices” we got a lot of great questions and because of the limited time some were left unanswered. As community questions are really important to me I want to follow my tradition to answer remaining questions in a blog post (as I have for example also done roughly a year ago in “Webinar FAQ for Monitoring & Orchestrating Your Microservices Landscape using Workflow Automation”). What Was The Webinar About? You can find the slides (here) and recording (here) online. The webinar covered different styles of communication. This was explained by looking at how ordering food works: Synchronous blocking: A call uses a synchronous protocol, like HTTP, and blocks for the result. This is you, calling a pizza...

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  • How Zalando serves more than 16 million...

    Zalando has used Camunda Platform to execute its customer orders since 2014

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  • The Zeebe Community Welcomes Camunda Cloud!

    The Rise of Camunda Cloud Whether you’re a current Camunda Platform user, interested in our open source software, or simply poking around our blog as a result of a tweet you saw from someone in our community, you may have noticed an increase in the number of times you’re seeing words like Camunda Cloud, SaaS, or Zeebe pop up over the past few months. As you may know, we first released Zeebe, the source-available, community-supported workflow engine, in 2017 (read the history of Zeebe in our CEO’s words). Since then, in addition to creating an amazing enterprise product with Camunda Platform, we’ve been listening to your feedback on Zeebe as well as Camunda Cloud, working hard to build a SaaS...

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  • Three Things You Should Know About Hyperautomation

    What makes hyperautomation… well, “hyper”? It’s partially about scope; hyperautomation involves expanding your use of automation to include every activity in your business. It’s also about evolving your automation strategy from simple task-oriented automation to more sophisticated, business-focused process automation that leverages advanced technologies. Hyperautomation has several facets. The tools you use. Hyperautomation involves combining automation tools to achieve optimal results; from enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems, to intelligent business management software (iBPMS), to robotic process automation (RPA) products, to even more specialized tools that are specific to your industry or business needs. The technologies you embrace. Hyperautomation is also about exploring and applying emerging technologies such as process mining, strategic orchestration, artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), and natural...

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  • Camunda Promises a Partner-friendly Business Strategy

    The Process Automation market opportunity is huge. With market estimates in excess of $10 billion for software alone, 97% of enterprise IT decision makers agree that Process Automation is vital to their digital transformation initiative. According to The State of Process Automation report, Process Automation is cited as the key driver of innovation and is the most important factor to achieve business outcomes.  Partners have long been integral to our success, which is why we recently unveiled our new Camunda Connect Partner Program that provides expanded support for organizations that develop and implement Camunda, sell Camunda, or include Camunda among their solution offerings. As part of our new program, we recently held the first-ever conference exclusively for partners: Camunda Connect...

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  • Process Automation Centers of Excellence: the secret...

    Have you successfully implemented Process Automation technology in areas of your organization, but find yourself struggling to drive further adoption? Are organizational silos, ease of knowledge sharing and resistance to change slowing things down? You aren’t alone. Moving from pilot and lighthouse projects to a full Process Automation program is a challenge. But, there’s a solution — establishing Process Automation Centers of Excellence (CoE) to share best practices and drive organization-wide digital transformation. “If you had one team working on the pilot, and probably also the lighthouse project, they will not only have become very familiar with the technology and architecture, but will have learned a couple of valuable lessons the hard way. These are incredibly valuable experiences and you...

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