December 10, 2020, ainerd
2021 Prediction: The Quiet 10,000 Pound Gorilla Will Start Starting Shaking The Intelligent Automation Tree
Remember that Microsoft recently bought Softomotive? They have been kind of quiet – well, I believe that is all about to change in 2021. Once Microsoft turns on the machine to take over the RPA market – Automation Anywhere, UIPath, and BluePrism are in a world of hurt. Rising tides may raise all ships, however, when Microsoft jumps in the pool all the way it is going to cause a tsunami that will capsize a few of them.
Last year it was renamed Power Automate, and now it is being integrated into Microsoft Flow, the company’s own RPA platform for the automotive industry and other industries.
The reality is that making RPA scalable and straightforward for corporate customers is not easy, and it is not easy either. But don’t underestimate Microsoft and look forward to competing with companies like them in this area.
Given Microsoft’s acquisition of RPA provider Softomotive, the most obvious assumption is that this will legitimize the technology and make it more legitimate and better used. This will force them to invest even more in research and development, but it is still on hold. Will it hold on the ramp in the next few years, or will it be on hold for a few more years?
It is no coincidence that Microsoft offers this added value to users immediately and for free, without taking one. Historically, this is the path Microsoft has taken when investing, and it is justified to answer this question. A giant void still remains for desktop automation tools for Power Automation customers, but Microsoft had them and can now make them available to them. This is one of the biggest gaps to fill and a great opportunity for Microsoft, as it can now offer it to its customers.
Providing enhanced capabilities to customers will inevitably boost Azure consumption and the flywheel effect associated with Azure acceleration. Microsoft has acquired Softomotive as part of its strategy to increase Azure consumption and related revenue.
When many people hear about automation, they think of improved productivity, but it is good that Microsoft is paying more attention to simple automation with the acquisition of Softomotive.
This acquisition confirms the importance of desktop automation and demonstrates that Microsoft is at the forefront of automating aspects of the process. To create functioning automation, deep technical experience is often required, which many companies do not have. With this acquisition, Microsoft has taken the first step towards flexible, functional automation in the form of a powerful, scalable, and easy-to-use platform.
By addressing the automation facet with Power Automate, Microsoft has expanded its use cases and its competitiveness. Sofotomotive, which is currently a licensee of ABBYY’s FlexiCapture, complements Microsoft’s existing capabilities to provide a unified automation solution through Power Automates.
This agreement comes when demand for automation technology is proliferating in the industry, with the mid-point of COVID 19.0 and at an industry-wide level.
For example, health insurers face an enormous influx of claims and want to expand the use of robot-based process automation to automate initial testing processes and increase productivity. This democratization of automation is driven by existing features of Microsoft Power Automate, along with the expansion of automation of functions and processes. It will also be of particular importance in the healthcare industry. Why? More than half of all US healthcare workers will work remotely for the first time, and desktop automation will be a much-needed capability that can help organizations provide a positive and fulfilling experience for their employees through global adaptation to remote work.
Capture is a low-code design that allows 98% of the population to write no code. According to a recent report by Microsoft, low-code solutions enable business users to develop workflow automation without relying on less than 2% of the population that writes the code.
Businesses have been able to adapt, develop, and adapt at a pace that their resources should never have supported. Today, the challenges that existed before COVID 19 have become even more significant. Still, according to a recent report, companies are adapting and developing at a pace that should never have been supported.
The adoption of RPA and low code platforms is on the rise, and the market opportunities are enormous. This is an expected move by Microsoft, and it’s a good move. It is now the (silent) 10,000 pound gorilla in the industrial automation room.
The original company behind RPA offered a platform for automating web-based scripting and low-code scripting in a web app.
Microsoft has acquired Softomotive and made it more competitive as part of its Power Automat strategy. Microsoft has already run the PlayBook once, and the recent acquisition has filled the gap by expanding support for desktop automation from SoftOMotive.
Many have forgotten that Microsoft licensed the source code for the Sybase database in the early 1990s, which some would call the second-tier player in the database market. The product was distributed across all channels, packed with other related offerings, and is now available in various formats.
Microsoft turned this second codebase into the SQL Server juggernaut we know today, and the deal ascends the company in an even better position than Softomotive. Combine that with Microsoft’s enormous reach within the company, and you have a turbo strategy to quickly become competitive in the RPA space. Given the strong growth Microsoft has seen in Azure recently, they are drawing on their huge customer base, which is just beginning its R PA journey and will further disrupt the RPA market. In addition to the technologies, you will have access to an engineering group that will familiarize you with the latest and best machine learning, automation, and cloud computing technologies.
However, space is evolving and offers several opportunities, and we are seeing the customer focus shift to the enterprise value that is needed. We have seen customers focus away from traditional RPA to a broader range of services requiring a deeper understanding of machine learning,
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