Máster Universitario en Dirección de Procesos Estratégicos

Máster Universitario en BPM para la Transformación Digital

jueves, 29 de agosto de 2019

NEWS: Software AG to Become Member of Open Industry 4.0 Alliance Linking OT and IT

The topics of platform economy and digitalization began making an impact on industry some years ago as part of the overall concept of Industry 4.0. But successful scaling and implementation of new business models have been hampered thus far by the heterogeneity of industrial components and systems. The Open Industry 4.0 Alliance was started in an effort to accelerate the creation of value on the journey to digitalization. The objective of this new alliance is to establish an open ecosystem and framework for interoperability between vendors. It enables IT and OT vendors to engage in open dialog and generate common customer value. Software AG will position itself in the segments of IoT Connectivity, Open Edge Computing and as a Hybrid Integration Operator.
The positive effects of the digital transformation on production and logistics processes across companies and the establishment of the first digital business models have already been successfully tried and tested in the process industry and in discrete manufacturing. But the variety of different protocols, standards and frameworks is a hindrance to platform-based scaling and monetization approaches.
In response to these experiences, well-known and powerful IT and OT organizations such as ifm electronicBeckhoff,SAPKUKAHilscherEndress+Hauser and Multivac have partnered to drive cross-vendor standardization of digitalization projects in production and logistics. Their proviso is “One and Open.”
More than 21 manufacturing and software companies now belong to the Open Industry 4.0 Alliance. Together, they are developing open, compatible and standardized solutions for industrial customers. 
According to Bernd Gross, Software AG’s Chief Technology Officer,The members of the alliance have agreed on an open and pragmatic approach to ensure interoperability for industrial automation (Industry 4.0). This approach puts customer value front and center. The interplay between IT and OT requires multi-vendor interoperability. That is the only way factories in the manufacturing and process industries can reap the benefits of Industry 4.0. The open standards-based approach is the perfect fit for our philosophy, Freedom as a Service.”
Dr. Stefan Sigg, Software AG’s Chief Product Officer, added, “Distributed environment interoperability and connectivity are essential to an open Industry 4.0 environment. We look forward to contributing our expertise and experience in these fields to the alliance’ discussions and projects.”
Click here to learn more about the Open Industry 4.0 Alliance.

Source: Press Release's Software AG

miércoles, 28 de agosto de 2019

Announced today the Winners in WfMC 2019 Awards and WfMC says "Goodbye"

Today, we know the winners of WfMC’s 2019 Global Awards for Excellence in Business Transformation as they have been announces during the online ceremony on August 28presented LIVE ONLINE by Keith Swenson (WfMC Chair) of the Workflow Management Coalition (WfMC).
The ceremony has started with the announcement about the successful conclusion of the objectives of the WfMC with respect to the frameworks, standards and languages in the workflow and business process space. The WfMC has acknowledged deep appreciation to the members worldwide who generously devoted their  time, knowledge and expertise in developing  these critical standards. 

And WfMC has announced "Its pioneering work complete, the WfMC is now accordingly disbanded".  

My personal congratulations to WfMC and thank you for the great work and contribution to BPM industry!
WfMC 2019 Awards areprestigious Global Awards for Excellence in Business Transformation, that they recognize user organizations that have demonstrably excelled in implementing innovative business solutions to meet strategic business objectives.
Business Transformation (BT) aligns people, organizational processes and technology initiatives of a company with its business strategy and vision with the aim of achieving significant competitive advantages. The Workflow Management Coalition (WfMC) and BPM.com jointly sponsor the awards program. The Awards program is managed by Future Strategies Inc.
Judging is completed by a global panel of 15 experts comprising the BPM industry’s most respected thought-leaders including Alberto Manuel, Chick Webster, Cor Visser, Francesco Battista, Frank Kowalskowski, Gil Laware, Hajo Normann, John Matthias, Keith Swenson, Ken Mei, Lloyd Dugan, Nathaniel Palmer, Sandy Kemsley, Steinar Carlsen and me (Pedro Robledo).

Here the Business Transformation Awards Finalists 2019:

Following the judges’ in-depth reviews, the ultimate selection of  Top winners was reached after careful evaluation across all submissions worldwide. The winners have been announced at the awards ceremony which have featured an overview of each winner’s case study. Here the list of Winners:

The ceremony has ended with the announcement of the Business Transformation Personality Awards of the Year, that recognize individual excellence at five levels:

  • BPM.com Award for BT CEO – Technology User: Michael Pang, Managing Director, Protiviti Greater, China
  • BPM.com Award for BT CEO – Technology Provider:  Jude Chagas Pereira, CEO, IYCON and Director, Wizly Corporation, USA
  • "Marvin L.Manheim Award 2019 for Significant Contributions in the Field of Workflow/BPM". This award is an industry recognition created by WfMC in honor of the late Professor Marvin L. Manheim, that he was a co-founder alf both the Black Forest Group and the WfMC. This year the winner has been Layna Fisher, Publisher and Ceo at Future Strategies, Inc.

  • WfMC Award for BT Team Leader: Shaun Campbell, IT Project Consultant and Business Transformation Team Leader, City of Fort Worth, TX 
  • WfMC Award for Outstanding BT Consultant: Sandy Kemsley, Independent Analyst, Consultant and Systems Architect, Kemsley Design Ltd.


More details can will be found online at BusinessTransformationAwards.org  

Mis próximos BPM Webinars en colaboración con ITSpainnet

Colaborando con @ITSpainnet, impartiré en el último trimestre del año 3 webinars sobre BPM:

Cómo Calcular el Retorno de la Inversión de Business Process Management

Miércoles, 16 de octubre de 2019, de 16.00 a 17.00 hs Horario de Madrid (ES)

Evaluar la Madurez de la Orientación de Procesos de tu Organización

Miércoles, 13 de noviembre de 2019, de 16.00 a 17.00 hs Horario de Madrid (ES)

El equipo necesario para llevar a cabo una Iniciativa BPM

Miércoles, 18 de diciembre de 2019, de 16.00 a 17.00 hs Horario de Madrid (ES)
Te espero! Gracias

viernes, 23 de agosto de 2019

28th August: Announcement of Winners in WfMC 2019 Awards for Excellence in Business Transformation

Award Banner

Wednesday August 28, 2019, 12.00-12:30 EST
Please join us for the announcement of winners in the WfMC 2019 Awards for Excellence in Business Transformation presented LIVE ONLINE by Keith Swenson, Chair of the Workflow Management Coalition (WfMC) who will also give an overview of industry trends observed from all entries.
You, your customers, colleagues etc., can attend from anywhere via mobile device (WebEx app required), computer or dial-in phone. All attendees will be in view/listen-only mode.
These prestigious Global Awards for Excellence in Business Transformation recognize user organizations that have demonstrably excelled in implementing innovative business solutions to meet strategic business objectives.
Business Transformation (BT) aligns people, organizational processes and technology initiatives of a company with its business strategy and vision with the aim of achieving significant competitive advantages. The Workflow Management Coalition (WfMC) and BPM.com jointly sponsor the awards program. The Awards program is managed by Future Strategies Inc.

Source: BPM.com

Gartner published the Magic Quadrant for Robotic Process Automation (RPA) Software

The analyst Gartner Inc. has published its Magic Quadrant for RPA software in July 2019. According to Gartner, "RPA is still relatively small market with a total revenue of slightly less than $850 million in 2018. However, RPA is the fastest-growing software subsegment officially tracked by Gartner, with year-on-year growth of over 63% in 2018". Gartner defines RPA as "Robotic process automation (RPA) is a digital enablement technology that predominantly leverages a combination of user interface (UI) and surface-level features to create scripts that automate routine, predictable data transcription work". 

This Magic Quadrant focuses on the providers of RPA products and not service providers that leverage RPA capabilities licensed from another vendor. This research informs them of the main RPA tool vendors in an evolving marketplace driven by the dynamics of digital business, that it includes the following vendors: UiPath, Blue Prism, Automation Anywhere, Workfusion, Pegasystems, Another Monday, EdgeVerve Systems, NICE, Kofax, Servicetrace, Softomotive, Kryon, AutomationEdge, HelpSystems, Jacada, NTT, Antworks and Datamatics.

The main use cases for RPA solutions are based on integration of data. 

Gartner has evaluated all vendors individually and did not rank or score them against each other. As Gartner explains, the inclusion in the Magic Quadrant does not necessarily mean that a vendor is capable for the needs of a particular user organization, but it can help when the evaluation is doing as the decision will depend of the specific evaluation criteria. 

Get a copy of the report courtesy of UiPath

 Source: Gartner, “Magic Quadrant for Robotic Process Automation,” Derek Miers, Saikat Ray, Marc Kerremans, Cathy Tornbohm, July 8, 2019

martes, 6 de agosto de 2019

What BPM events can we attend in August? ¿A qué eventos de BPM podemos asistir en agosto?

You can pay your attention to all BPM events in my BPM calendar (here) whenever you want. But I publish the list of  events in the current month the first week of every month for you as a post in my blog.

Presta atención a todos los eventos BPM en mi calendario BPM (aquí) siempre que lo desees. Pero  publico la lista de eventos del mes actual la primera semana de cada mes como una publicación en mi blog.

In August/ En agosto:


Don't forget to visit all BPM events in my BPM calendar (here) to be updated about what is the next event!

¡No olvides visitar todos los eventos BPM en mi calendario (aquí) para estar actualizado sobe cuál es el siguiente evento!

ABBYY Acquires TimelinePI (Process Mining Vendor) as a strategic decision

ABBYY, a vendor in Digital IQ technologies and solutions, today announced it has completed the acquisition of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania-based TimelinePI, a developer of a comprehensive process intelligence platform designed to empower users to understand, monitor and optimize any business process. The acquisition of TimelinePI represents a significant milestone in establishing ABBYY’s  role in the digital transformation market as well as a global player in the emerging process mining market, which Gartner estimates will triple by 2023. The combination of ABBYY’s deep understanding of enterprise content in all its forms with the critical process context provided by the TimelinePI technology allows customers to achieve a level of digital intelligence previously unavailable. They call this Digital IQ for the enterprise. The use cases for Digital IQ cross all industry boundaries. For example, financial services institutions are challenged with onboarding new customers for products including mortgages, consumer credit offerings, traditional banking services and investment products. Each of these services follow different business processes and require specific supporting documentation needed to verify employment, assets, income and identity. Any delay or error in these onboarding processes could significantly impede transactions resulting in lost revenue, higher-processing costs or a negative consumer experience. 

 “We have received incredible interest in the capabilities we can offer with the combination of TimelinePI’s process analytics technology and our entire Digital IQ portfolio,” commented Ulf Persson, CEO at ABBYY. “We will be aggressive in our delivery-to-market to enable organizations the ability to analyze and take action on business operations, processes and customer interactions with the goal of always driving business value.” 

ABBYY’s Digital IQ solutions are designed to optimize these operations by removing friction from business processes through automated understanding of structured and unstructured content (such as IDs, paystubs, tax forms, etc.). This insight is key to greatly increasing the speed and accuracy of executing these processes while also reducing costs. With the addition of the TimelinePI technology, organizations can now more deeply analyze these processes to identify opportunities for improvements, compliance issues, and assess the performance of human and digital workers within processes. 

 “The acquisition of TimelinePI is a strategic decision by ABBYY since process mining is predominantly used in business process automation and robotic process automation – sweet spots for ABBYY,” commented Cathy Tornbohm, Distinguished VP Analyst at Gartner. “TimelinePI offers support for the full spectrum of process types, especially the ad hoc process patterns common to case management. Additionally, TimelinePI offers specific analysis modules optimized for unique process styles not possible with schema-centric approaches.” 

ABBYY will continue to market and enhance the TimelinePI platform and offer it to its thousands of customers globally, including healthcare providers, banks, insurance companies, government agencies and others. Its solutions will be offered both separately and as part of new solution bundles as an extension of ABBYY’s current and future AI-enabling products. “The response to us joining the ABBYY organization has been extremely well received by TimelinePI’s and ABBYY’s customers and partners,” said Scott Opitz, president and CEO of TimelinePI. “The combination of our leading-edge process intelligence technology with ABBYY’s extensive content intelligence and AI/ML resources will allow us to further extend our lead far beyond traditional process mining products, and cements our position as a must-have for digital transformation projects.” 

TimelinePI co-founders Scott Opitz and Alex Elkin will join ABBYY’s management team and will continue to drive ABBYY’s process intelligence vision and business growth. ABBYY will also extend TimelinePI’s research and development capabilities through a combination of increased investment and by providing access to ABBYY’s extensive resources in artificial intelligence and machine learning. Terms of the transaction are not being disclosed. 

About ABBYY 

ABBYY is a global leader in Digital IQ technologies and solutions. ABBYY offers a complete range of AI-based technologies and solutions getting insight from business content and processes. By providing digital transformation solutions to financial services, insurance, transportation, healthcare, and other industries, the company helps organizations achieve the next wave of growth by understanding customers and delivering responsive real-time intelligent systems. The flexibility of ABBYY AI solutions enables customers to utilize a diverse range of advanced technologies, platforms and solutions for process analytics and intelligence, classification, text analytics, data and entity extraction, and data validation via any communication channel and in any format. ABBYY technologies are used and licensed by some of the largest international enterprises and government organizations, as well as SMBs and individuals. The company maintains offices in Australia, Cyprus, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Russia, Spain, Taiwan, the UK, Ukraine, and the United States. For more information, please visit www.abbyy.com/company. ABBYY and the ABBYY Logo are either registered trademarks or trademarks of ABBYY Software Ltd. Other product names mentioned herein may be trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective owners and are hereby recognized.

SOURCE: ABBYY's Press Release