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Friday, May 29, 2020

Microsoft Buying its Way into RPA

Microsoft buys it way into RPA capabilities, announced last week.  Late to the space it seems, but now a flurry of activity.  With claim of AI capabilities.

Microsoft + Softomotive: What Does This Deal Mean For RPA (Robotic Process Automation)?
Tom Taulli in Forbes

At Microsoft’s Build conference this week, CEO Satya Nadella announced the acquisition of Softomotive, which is a top RPA (Robotic Process Automation) vendor. This technology allows for the automation of repetitive and tedious processes, such as with legacy IT systems.

Keep in mind that Microsoft recently launched a new version of its own platform, called Power Automate, and also led a venture round in an AI-based RPA company, FortressIQ (here’s a Forbes.com post I wrote about it).

So let’s get a quick background on Softomotive: Founded in 2005, the company was one of the pioneers of the RPA industry. It initially focused on developing a visual scripting system, using VBScript, for desktop automation. Softomotive would then go on to evolve the platform, such as by creating ProcessRobot for larger enterprises.

As of now, there are over 9,000 customers across the globe. Interestingly enough, Microsoft will make the Softomotive’s WinAutomation application free for those who have an attended licence for Power Automate.    ... " 

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