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Saturday, November 21, 2020

Automated Workflows are Rolling

Clearly, and this will continue.   But doing it right will still be a challenge.  The advantage will be to those that use the best approaches, applied to context with the right AI and analytics.  Think Autonomous is the future. 

Automated workflows are eating the world  By Tristan Pollock in VentureBeat

In just the past 12 months, over $2.2 billion has been funneled into tech companies building workflow automation solutions. This isn’t a bubble. It’s a balloon.

Hot technology companies like Slack ($14.5 billion market cap), Calendly ($60 million ARR), Docusign ($36 billion market cap), GitHub (bought by Microsoft for $7.5 billion), and Airtable ($185 million Series D), all have built-in workflow builders that range from simplified code to low code to graphical no-code. All it takes is a matter of minutes plugging X to Y to Z.

Just days ago, Adobe purchased Workfront, a marketing workflow automation platform, for $1.5 billion. Before that, Apple purchased a startup called Workflow and turned it into the Apple Shortcuts app. Workflow automation is the future.  .... ' 

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