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Join us for Driven 2020 day 2: RPA Day!

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Join us to Learn about the Hottest Topics in Automation: Driven 2020

Driven has been one of our favorite events to host and to attend over the years. This year, we're going virtual, I hope you will all take the opportunity to join us! Learn about the 5 hottest topics in Automation, all in one event - looking forward to seeing you all there!

Scott Francis
July 7, 2020
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The Building Blocks are all there: Business Automation Toolkit

Scott Francis
July 7, 2020
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Sandy Kemsley on RPA Acquisitions

Scott Francis
July 7, 2020
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Is COVID driving more Automation?

We've talked about this in previous posts, and here is another third party take on COVID-driven automation

Scott Francis
July 7, 2020

Good Insight into IBM Business Automation Workflow

If you're an IBM Automation customer, you should really be working with BP3 - our team will take care of you.

Scott Francis
July 7, 2020
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Video: RPA Vendors and the Commoditization Trap

Neil Ward-Dutton brought a guest - John O'Brien - to his weekly broadcast on AI and Business Automation, to take on the topic of RPA vendors and how they are attempting to avoid commoditization:

Scott Francis
July 7, 2020
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When do you use RPA bots?

Sarah from our BP3 team gives some pointers about when to use RPA bots - mechanical or cognitive. With BP3, there's always a faster way!

Scott Francis
July 7, 2020
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Video: There's a Faster Way - to get to Production with RPA

At BP3, we look for faster ways to get you to your business value - including, how fast we can get your solutions into production. In this BP3 Live video, Steven shares how to get to production faster with BP3 and RPA:

Scott Francis
July 7, 2020
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Getting Started: RPA Discovery

I love how he emphasizes that you follow the value - if the next most valuable thing to do is more RPA you do it, if it is end-to-end process then you do that - follow the value:

Scott Francis
July 7, 2020
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What's Intelligent Automation

encapsulate the AI or Machine Learning in it's own layer or component, and you encapsulate the process or automation into it's own layer (or component

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From the Video Vault: RPA Use Cases

It seems like ages ago, but it was only December 2018 when we had our CEO, Scott Francis, sit down and talk with Krista White, about RPA business use cases.

Scott Francis
July 7, 2020
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Attended vs. Unattended

I've always thought about attended vs. unattended as much like the difference between RDA and RPA, as covered in an early video in our RPA series, back in 2018.

Scott Francis
July 7, 2020

Manufacturing with Automation and RPA

Scott Francis
July 7, 2020

Building Great Solutions for You

Scott Francis
July 7, 2020

Another RPA Acquisition: IBM buys WDG

Scott Francis
July 7, 2020

How we do Discovery Workshops for RPA and Robotics

Scott Francis
July 7, 2020

Video: Interactive Forms with RPA

In this BP3 Live video, our very own Dan Seager shows off how you can leverage interactive forms with RPA (specifically, Automation Anywhere), in what they call “human-in-the-loop”:

Scott Francis
July 7, 2020

Neil Ward-Dutton on Process Mining: Why Now?

If you can't tell, I've been intrigued by Neil's series of youtube videos covering a range of topic around AI and Automation, as part of his work at IDC.? I think it is a great way to humanize and mak

Scott Francis
July 7, 2020

Combination Plays: Automation + AI or ML

Neil Ward-Dutton of IDC talks about three of the ways AI might augment Automation: Conversation, Document Understanding, and Predictions. His latest video series is a great primer on a number of key b

Scott Francis
July 7, 2020

David Brakoniecki: Finding Success in RPA through Thoughtful Discovery

David Brakoniecki, our Managing Director for European operations, recently gave a talk for Automation Anywhere's Imagine conference (virtually of course!) - and the video is available here with regis

Scott Francis
July 7, 2020

Automation Anywhere Imagine: Perspective on RPA Going Forward

whatever it is you focus on, make sure it is a really important problem that people will notice when you fix it.? Pick something that matters... your organization has a very scarce resource that

Scott Francis
July 7, 2020

Hey! What's this IQ Bot thingy?

Summary Automation Anywhere's IQ Bot and UIPath's Document Understanding are software offerings that these companies are positioning as extensions to their base RPA solutions. These products are

Tom Wilger
July 7, 2020

Advice from Three Years Ago, Still Good Today

It isn't often you can get advice from three years ago - about technology - that is still just as good now as it was then. But in March of 2017, McKinsey published a report: " Intelligent process auto

Scott Francis
July 7, 2020

Wake up call for Process Software Vendors?

Deep Analysis and Connie Moore call the news of a BPM vendor buying Jidoka a "wake-up call". ? However, they were buying an 8 person software company out of Spain, not buying a market leading RPA fir

Scott Francis
July 7, 2020

Another view of what's to come in RPA in 2020

Deep Analysis published a report on RPA in 2020. A few interesting insights to pick apart: Process discovery tools will take the driver's seat and act as catalysts for automation opportunity identification.

Scott Francis
July 7, 2020

Horses for Sources (HfS) on the RPA Market

If you missed this report from January (which feels like it was from another decade, let alone just a couple of months ago), Horses for Sources (HfS) put out their analysis in January 2020 of the RPA

Scott Francis
July 7, 2020

What BPEL Teaches us about Human in the Loop": Design for People"

Design for people.? Whenever you are designing software, who you are designing it for is perhaps the most important thing to be sure of.? It affects every decision you make.? It isn't that much diff

Scott Francis
July 7, 2020

Predicting RPA by Identifying the Challenges to be Overcome

Predictions are tough. Even when they are predictions about what appears to be the near-term or the next year.? Because you not only have to get the substance of the prediction right, you have to get

Scott Francis
July 7, 2020

Is Now the Time to Increase Automation?

In a moment where we all have some reasonable fear about our health, the health of our loved ones, and of our friends and coworkers - we also have short-to-medium-term economic uncertainty.? The tempt

Scott Francis
July 7, 2020

A Real World Example of RPA and Process Orchestration

At CamundaCon there were in-depth discussions about the role of process engines and RPA software, as well as how to orchestrate all the RPA bots people are building. Since then, an article on Deut

Scott Francis
July 7, 2020

A Bot and a Process Walk into a Virtual Conference Together

While attending the CamundaCon conference last week, the intersection of RPA and process was explored across vs several conversations.? An interesting development to see RPA so prominently featured in

Scott Francis
July 7, 2020

Robotics (RPA) Brings New Rules to Process Automation

This post was originally published on Medium to share the the Austin Startups publication . I'm sharing it here as well for the BP3 audience! BP3 has been helping our clients find a faster way to

Scott Francis
July 7, 2020

What we've learned about RPA over the last 3 years: Measure Twice, Cut Once

There's a fantastic article from 2018 that I think captures how many in the business process community felt about RPA circa 2016-2018:? Why You Should Think Twice About Robotic Process Automation .

Scott Francis
July 7, 2020

Advice for Scaling RPA

Ran across this blog from March on the topic of how companies scale their RPA environment .? I thought the topic was going to? be more about topologies and strategies at the level of getting it do

Scott Francis
July 7, 2020

Process Discovery and Conformance Checking with Process Mining to Enable RPA Strategy

[*Editor's note: This is a guest post from Jacopo Cecchi , VP os Marketing at myInvenio. With offices in Boston (USA) and Reggio Emilia (Italy), myInvenio was recognized as Cool Vendor in Analytics

Krista White
July 7, 2020

Why Working with your Implementation Team During Discovery is so Important

Over the last 18 months I've canvassed a lot of clients who were beginning to work with RPA and initiating pilot projects or evaluations.? I was initially surprised to hear a client tell me that befor

Scott Francis
July 7, 2020

How to turn ROI into ROMG with RPA

Are you looking for ways to turn your ROI with RPA into ROMG?? If so, look no further than this post, where we'll give you a few key hints for how to maximize the OMG factor in ROI. First off, let m

Scott Francis
July 7, 2020

Different ways to answer What is RPA?""

We often use the terms RPA, Robotics, and Automation when we're writing on this blog and in our content that we distribute to clients.? Let's take a moment to do a quick recap of these terms and their

Scott Francis
July 7, 2020

Just 8 reasons to use RPA

First off, let me start by saying that we often say "Robotics" or "Automation" rather than RPA. RPA is a specific type of automation that emulates what a human would do in the same situation.

Scott Francis
July 7, 2020

Webinar: Accelerating the Path to Successful Robotic Process Automation (RPA)

Join us on June 27th at 11 am EST for a webinar with iGrafx, myInvenio & BP3 to discuss the Robotics Journey. Click here to register. As robotic becomes increasingly popular around the globe,

Krista White
July 7, 2020

The Combustive Nature of Digital Transformation

[*Editor's note: This is a guest post by iGrafx CTO, Ed Maddock . Ed is responsible for the design, development and delivery of all iGrafx products, and works closely with the Customer Success and P

Krista White
July 7, 2020

Robotic Process Automation Wants to Steal (the Boring Parts of) Your Job

Matt Simon interviewed Erik Brynjolfsson, director of the MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy, in a Wired article titled ? The Robots Want to Steal (the Boring Parts or) Your Job ?. Matt talks ab

David Bailie
July 7, 2020

Being Strategic with RPA and your Organization

If you are looking for signs that RPA is catching on, look no further than the fact that the Wall Street Journal is covering it . In this article, the author examines how Intuit leverages RPA bots t

Scott Francis
July 7, 2020

Executing a Real Plan

If you have been thinking about automation or performing small pilots, now is the time to get very serious about executing a real plan. It is coming and we all know it, the ?R? word. In a recent lu

Lance Gibbs
July 7, 2020

RPA - What's the Strategy for Leaders in BPM?

Pre-amble.? A couple of weeks ago I attended the IBM Think conference in San Francisco. It was the first time for the conference in San Francisco and, taking into account the learning curve, I

Scott Francis
July 7, 2020

Comparing the OCR Engines Available in UIPath

[Editor?s note:? this is a guest-post by Gordon Siegfriedt, a Solutions Engineer at BP3] I recently had the opportunity to dig into the OCR capabilities of UiPath for a client. I thought the resu

Gordon SiegFriedt
July 7, 2020

Maximize the Benefits of RPA with Business Automation: A Three-Phased Approach to Digital Automation #think2019

We're at IBM Think 2019 this week, and I want to call your attention to a great session on Thursday morning.? TTI, Suncor, Keppel Energy, and IBM will be discussing their approach to RPA.? While I'm

Scott Francis
July 7, 2020

Scaling RPA with the Next Generation of Automation Anywhere #think2019

We're at IBM Think 2019 this week, and I want to call your attention to a great session on Wednesday afternoon!? TTI has been innovative in their use of RPA to improve their business - not just with

Scott Francis
July 7, 2020

Human in the Loop" Solutions for AI"

Interesting article from earlier this year in my reading list, on Nissan's approach to keeping a human in the loop for their Autonomous Driving solutions .? From the headline, I thought they meant th

Scott Francis
July 7, 2020

RPA is in Use - But is it Scaling?

A recent Deloitte report ( reported here by Artificial Lawyer ) has some encouraging details about RPA: A new report by Big Four firm, Deloitte , has found growing support and use of RPA ? or the u

Scott Francis
July 7, 2020

Horses for Sources: 7 deadly misnomers and RPA

Horses for Sources is a great read for those of us in enterprise tech.? A recent article in particular takes aim at RPA vendors , likely because of the lofty fundraising going on at equally lofty val

Scott Francis
July 7, 2020

Driven 2018 Sponsorship Announcement

We're pleased to announce all of the sponsors for Driven 2018. Automation Anywhere Camunda Bizagi Pega Join a community of analysts, industry experts, and like-minde

Krista White
July 7, 2020

Robotics with Business Context: CIOReview Names BP3 to Top 20 Most Promising Robotics Providers

CIOReview published a timely report on the 20 Most Promising Robotics Solution Providers last week - with a nice rundown of how BP3 approaches RPA (Robotic Process Automation) as a critical componen

Scott Francis
July 7, 2020

Is RPA Just a Fad?

Is RPA Just a Fad? from BP3 on Vimeo . Europe Managing Director, David Brakoniecki joins Krista to discuss RPA (robotic process automation). Is it just a fad? What does it mean to proce

Krista White
July 7, 2020

Can RPA Be the Bridge Between Two Speeds of IT?

Recently, we posted a blog with a video of a bot enabling "swivel chair" integration ( https://www.bp-3.com/swivel-chair-doesnt-work/ ). ?I wanted to take this topic a bit deeper and discuss the broad

Andrew Paier
July 7, 2020

Build for Speed or Build for Citizen Developer?

MWD's insight newsletter is a good one to be reading.? I have subscribed to MWD's research over the years and have found it to be a great value. In a recent email missive, Neil Ward-Dutton states:

Scott Francis
July 7, 2020

Robotic Process Automation

The Institute For Robotic Automation defines RPA as: Robotic Process Automation (RPA) refers to automation where a computer drives existing enterprise application software in the same way as a user

Scott Francis
July 7, 2020

Witnessing major process failure in action

We have all heard about how difficult the banking situation is on folks holding a mortgage who maybe at risk of foreclosure. Last night I happened to catch this segment on ABC News: Nightline. Th

Lance Gibbs
July 7, 2020

Is a lack of Business Process Management imperiling our economy?

Phil Gilbert, President and CTO of Lombardi , recently wrote an article for CIO.com, where he argues that the melt-downs in banking and in the automotive industries were primarily from a lack of visi

Scott Francis
July 7, 2020

Athenium, not just decision management

I have spent some time exploring this company ( Athenium ) and I think their approach and solution for Insurers is really interesting. Moreover, even though they have maintained a focus in just a coup

Lance Gibbs
July 7, 2020

See BP3 at Lombardi Driven 2008

Lance Gibbs, Flournoy Henry, and I are going to be attending Lombardi's Driven 2008. This was a great event every time we've been to it (prior to Driven 2006 it was under a different name). Its a ra

Scott Francis
July 7, 2020

Alberto Manuel's "BPM Blogs Worth Reading"

Alberto Manuel has once again published his BPM Blogs worth reading list .? But I'll be honest, this list is more of a business transformation or Digital Transformation list of blogs.? And that's

Scott Francis
July 7, 2020

Making Users Happy with IBM BPM & Case Management

[Editor's note: this guest post from Ivan Kornienko, our Director of UI/UX, is a good sample of the content we build and share with our customers] Starting with version 8.5.7, IBM BPM has evolved

Andrew Paier
July 7, 2020

Looking Under the Hood in BPM

MWD Advisors put up an interesting post about PegaWorld and Pegasystem's going forward plans as discussed at the conference .? There was much to agree about in what Pega are doing - like IBM and o

Scott Francis
July 7, 2020

FOR RELEASE: BP3 Global Adds Office and Incorporation in Denmark

BP3 Global ( https://www.bp-3.com ), leading provider of business process and decision management software and services, is announcing another market expansion with the addition of a Copenhagen offic

Krista White
July 7, 2020

Building Business Process Definitions

I was recently asked?how people go about creating Business Process?Definitions (BPDs). Since this is a complex question I thought it better to write down the answer rather than try to explain this pr

Andrew Paier
July 7, 2020

The BPM Task: Definition & Analysis

[Editor's note: this post by Gary first appeared on his blog on January 30th, 2016, and is part of a continuing series on Process Management Architecture.? It is published here with permission. ]

Andrew Paier
July 7, 2020

#IBMInterconnect: Creating Lasting Process Change in Wells Fargo Enrollments with IBM BPM

Note: you can find BP3's sessions at IBM Interconnect here . Wells Fargo was an early Lombardi customer, believe it or not, and they've brought BPM forward with IBM BPM since the acquisition in

Scott Francis
July 7, 2020

#IBMInterconnect: Creating Change in Healthcare with BPM at Kaiser Permanente

Note: you can find BP3's sessions at IBM Interconnect here . Kaiser has been at the forefront of adopting a service oriented architecture and BPM in its practices over the last few years.? Come

Scott Francis
July 7, 2020

#IBMInterconnect: BPM in the Palm of Your Hand... or on your Wrist!

Note: you can find BP3's sessions at IBM Interconnect here . This year at Interconnect, BP3 is participating in 4 great sessions that will help any BPM practitioners out there raise their game.?

Scott Francis
July 7, 2020

Business Applications in the Age of BPM

You can't focus as much as we do on process innovation and improvement without also thinking about what can be automated and what belongs in the domain of human judgment.? In BPM is Everywhere , we

Scott Francis
July 7, 2020

BPMCAMP Sessions: Becoming a Blueworks Live Bad A**

Krista White and Julie Grassel led a session on becoming a Blueworks Live Badass at BPMCAMP 2015.? Tongue-in-cheek title aside, they shared some serious common sense on succeeding with a modelin

Scott Francis
July 7, 2020

Differentiation, and Switching

During a growing market you often can't differentiate between the vendors as easily. They all appear to be doing well and growing, and so growing ceases to be an interesting indicator of winning

Scott Francis
July 7, 2020

Neches Analysis Update

[Editor's note: 3 days, three product release updates.? Our BP Labs team really focuses on what we preach - iterative improvement, regular release schedules, and disciplined development and tes

Scott Francis
July 7, 2020

Gartner Magic Quadrant Time

(Side Note: Ever notice that "Gartner Magic Quadrant Time" can be chanted to the tune of " ">Peanut Butter Jelly Time "? ) The real surprise is that Gartner put out another magic quadrant only o

Scott Francis
July 7, 2020

More Highlights from #IBMInterconnect

I have to share some additional highlights from IBM's Interconnect conference.? On Monday, after the General Session, I joined several executives from IBM's European operation and from BP3 for lunc

Scott Francis
July 7, 2020

#IBMInterconnect Smarter Process Impressions from a Partner

  So I've had a week or more to reflect on IBM's new mega conference, Interconnect.? As an attendee, it was one of the best conferences I've had since I started attending IBM conf

Scott Francis
July 7, 2020

BP3 announces BrazosOpen Beta Program

BP3 is pleased to announce the beta availability of BrazosOpen for Activiti . BrazosOpen brings the industry leading user experience technology of Brazos UI for IBM BPM to open source platforms

Andrew Paier
July 7, 2020

Process Management Architecture: Overview of Methods, Features, and Capabilities

[ Editor's note: This guest post from Gary Samuelson is the first in a series.? Gary is a thought leader in BPM and Architecture, and we're privileged to be able to share his work here!? Original

Andrew Paier
July 7, 2020

Customer Experience and BPM

Forrester's Clay Richardson, Craig LeClair and others published a report titled " Predictions 2015: The Age of The Customer is Set to Disrupt The BPM Market "... The premise for the article is t

Scott Francis
July 7, 2020

Alfresco's Activiti BPM Year in Review

Paul Holmes-Higgin has posted a nice review of Alfresco's efforts with Activiti on the Alfresco blog . First, some history: Alfresco shook the BPM trees five years ago when it first broug

Scott Francis
July 7, 2020

Brazos Portal Version 1.1.0 Available

Once again our BP Labs team is cranking out regular releases of the best user interface for BPM: Brazos. Brazos Portal v1.1.0 is now available for download. The current version of the BP3 B

David Bailie
July 7, 2020

Thinktiv Rewrites the Business of Startups

Thinktiv just relaunched their site, with an emphasis on clients .? Over 200 companies launched and transformed, 120 products, and pretty amazing investment and exit values generated ($1.3B and

Scott Francis
July 7, 2020

Great Coverage in the ABJ Today for BP3

"The thing with Business Process Management is that there is no finish line" - Lance Gibbs, CEO of BP3.   BP3 has been growing leaps and bounds lately.? So it was a great surpris

Scott Francis
July 7, 2020

Apparently BPM Died Again

Apparently BPM died again while I was out , and someone forgot to tell me. Well, this isn't the first time.? In fact, the title is even the same.? Why, way back in 2010, an eternity in technology,

Scott Francis
July 7, 2020

UMED + BPM + Brazos UI Toolkit #IBMIMPACT

[Author's Note: This is the last (I think!) of the 2014 IBM Impact posts - on to new territory in the next post! ] Piotr Jagie??o gave an informative view of BPM in his 9am Thursday sessi

Scott Francis
July 7, 2020

What is Mobile BPM? Definition vs. Practical Priorities

Someone came by our booth at Impact last week, and engaged me in a very direct conversation: He: So what exactly is this, mobile BPM? Me: Well... (noticing his name badge and that he works for

Scott Francis
July 7, 2020

BP3 @ #IBMImpact: Build Beautiful Mobile & Desktop UI's Using IBM BPM, IBM Worklight, & Brazos

We're hosting a box lunch session Tuesday at noon, at IMPACT.? This session will get into details of how to build a brazos UI from scratch.? Anyone wanting technical assistance getting started w

Scott Francis
July 7, 2020

Different Ways of Thinking about Business Process Models

I think kudos should go out to the folks who really put effort into thinking about innovations around business modeling.? In fact, Bruce Silver wrote a post that does a pretty good job of capturi

Scott Francis
July 7, 2020

New Gartner BPM Quadrant is Out

Once again, you could argue that in Gartner's quadrant there are Three Vendors that Matter- ? because there are the same three vendors in the Leaders quadrant - with somewhat different positioning:

Scott Francis
July 7, 2020

Spredfast Raises a Series D

Spredfast announced just after the New Year that they raised $32.5M in a Series D round : Social marketing company Spredfast is announcing that it has raised $32.5 million in Series D fundin

Scott Francis
July 7, 2020

High Tech in the Chamber of Commerce

This kind of development is probably old news in Silicon Valley, where High Tech has dominated for decades.? But in Austin, it was quite a turn of events to see several technology executives join

Scott Francis
July 7, 2020

The Optimist's View of Automation

Keith Swenson recently wrote about the positive side of automation - that it elevates workers rather than eliminating them.? And history has so far proven Keith right time and time again: H

Scott Francis
July 7, 2020

Brazos 2.0 is GA

We told you Brazos 2.0 was coming - and the wait is over.? After extensive field-use and field-testing by BP3, BP Labs, and many of our customers and partners at IBM and elsewhere, Brazos is ready

Scott Francis
July 7, 2020

Claim Chowder: "The Business Process Management Market is Gone"

Dennis Byron wrote in February of 2011 : BPM, like ERP, is more a value proposition than a market but back when there were many pureplays, at least you could measure it like a market. So

Scott Francis
July 7, 2020

Innovation World Coverage (Software AG)

Sandy Kemsley has posted a series of articles on the sessions she attended at Innovation World, Software AG's user conference.? In this post she talks about ARIS world , the subconference focused

Scott Francis
July 7, 2020

Bruce Silver: BPMN Messages

Bruce once again writes about a specific element of BPMN .? While others write about more abstract concepts and leave the implications up to the reader to decide on, Bruce continues to write pract

Scott Francis
July 7, 2020

User Experience Matters. Or, Why We Built Brazos

Even though business users have been conditioned to expect a less stimulating experience from enterprise software, it is by no means indicative of their desire.? It doesn't have to be that way.

Andrew Paier
July 7, 2020

AQPC Interview: Is Micro-Managing with BPM a Myth?

I was invited to be interviewed by the APQC blog the other day, and the results are now live on their site .? Some favorite quotes ensue: In this quote I was referring to how to ask the right q

Scott Francis
July 7, 2020