Business Process Management (BPM)
Business process management (BPM) empowers businesses to run more efficiently and eliminates confusion and confliction. Learn more about BPM.
Announcing Updates To The Forrester Wave™ Evaluations Covering Automation Services
We are announcing changes to our Forrester Wave™ evaluations focused on the automation services market to better represent the rise of automation fabrics and the changing role of systems integrators, consultancies, advisory firms, and specialist services vendors in this space.
Chief Automation Officers Are The Answer … But What Is The Question?
Much of the current discourse around the role is marked by nonspecificity of purpose. Our new research uncovers some of the key considerations.
Tackle 2023 With Bold Action & Clear Focus
Get our Predictions 2023 Guide to see the 12 big-impact dynamics that leaders will have to navigate in the coming year.
Pega Grapples With The Outcome Of The Appian Lawsuit
On May 9th, 2022, a jury awarded Appian more than $2 billion for misappropriation of trade secrets by Pegasystems (Pega). On May 10th, Pega responded to the decision with this 8K filing to the SEC. The verdict, by any calculations, is huge. Since the verdict, multiple law firms announced legal actions on behalf of Pega […]
Is Your Organization Ready To Democratize Its Automation Strategy With Citizen Process Expertise?
Runaway Automation Undermines Digital Transformation Success Automation is everywhere: In Forrester’s Q2 2021 Global Digital Process Automation Survey, 76% of respondents indicated they were driving toward end-to-end automation for most business processes. While we share this enthusiasm for automation, we have seen too many companies automate processes before they understand them. Organizations can solve — […]
Why Automation Vendors Can’t Stop Buying Optimization Vendors And What It Means For The Market And For You
On March 31, Microsoft and Minit announced that the former was acquiring the latter. This is, by Forrester’s count, the eighth time a major automation vendor has purchased a process optimization vendor since 2020. Why are some of the biggest software companies in the world so eager to grab a slice of the relatively small […]
A Unified String Theory For Automation: Part 1, Transformation
In June this year, I coined the term “automation fabric” to describe emerging trends in the automation world. I wrote a report about it (see Automation Is The New Fabric For Digital Business). Since then, the trends that I pointed out have only been accelerating. In this two-part blog post, I wanted to outline my […]
ServiceNow To Partner With Celonis — What To Make Of This Announcement
ServiceNow and Celonis recently announced a strategic partnership that is looking to create a closer linkage between ServiceNow’s low-code platform and Celonis’ Execution Management System. The partnership goes far deeper than your standard press release and actually includes some serious co-engineering by both firms, as well as an investment in Celonis by ServiceNow. We looked […]
See Why 2023 Fortune Favors The Bold And Focused
Explore our 2023 Predictions to see where strategies are shifting – and where opportunities for bold moves exist.
Organizational Change Is About Orchestrating Organizational Systems
In our previous blog, we discussed the strategic shift from efficiency to effectiveness and the organizational implications from it. One implication is the ever-quickening pace of technology advancement and how organizations position themselves to exploit that advancement at scale to adapt or create new capabilities and services. The key element here is “at scale.” New […]
Three Human-Centered Imperatives For Our Tech-Enabled Future
Learn the three tactics your organization can use to shift from technology supporting business value to technology shaping business value.
The Path To Automation In Europe And Its Impact On The Future Of Work
This report provides tech and business leaders in Europe with a checklist to avoid making the biggest mistakes and develop a solid framework for automation projects.
Citizen Developers Dominate Audience Q&A At A Recent Conference On Low Code
I recently participated in a low-code conference at the invitation of Ninox, a low-code vendor. My colleague John Rymer gave the keynote, and we then had a lively discussion largely focused on citizen developers. Conference attendees hailed from (literally) all over the world; many were young entrepreneurs building businesses on low-code platforms or businesspeople solving […]
Predictions 2019: Automation Will Become Central To Business Strategy And Operations
Automation will be central to the next phase of digital transformation, driving new levels of customer value such as faster delivery of products, higher quality and dependability, deeper personalization, and greater convenience. Last year, Forrester predicted that automation would reach a tipping point — altering the workforce, augmenting employees, and driving new levels of customer value. Since then, […]
Accelerate Your Culture Practices For Digital Transformation
Successful digital transformations are underpinned by a strong digital culture, which is a huge enabler of change. But, for most organisations, cultural change is still the largest barrier faced for successful transformation and the most difficult to overcome. Forrester’s digital maturity model identifies three levels of maturity, each with common practices and each building on […]
IBM Jumps Into RPA Market With Automation Anywhere — Perhaps A Turn To More Practical Challenges
IBM and Automation Anywhere (AA’s) today announced a collaboration (note-not a formal partnership yet) to integrate (AA’s) Robotic Process Automation (RPA) platform, used to create software bots to handle repetitive, task-based work, with IBM’s portfolio of digital process automation software, that includes IBM Business Process Manager and Operational Decision Manager. For AA, the partnership is a validation of […]
Architect Process Agility With BPM Platforms For Digital Business
Some CIOs and enterprise architecture (EA) pros believe that business process management (BPM) is on the opposite side of agility — but they don’t realize that BPM technology itself is also evolving. Agility-oriented BPM platforms are the foundation of a digital business. I’ve recently published a report that discusses the four key areas that EA […]
How Bad Data Management Kills Revenue
I'm not one to normally publicly gripe on a vendor, but a recent customer experience with an online purchase is a great example of why organizations can't ignore data management investments. I have been a regular user of a note-taking app for several years. All my discussions with clients, vendors, and even notes from conferences […]
The State Of Digital Business 2016 To 2020
In the first in a series of reports examining the results of our latest survey on digital business, conducted in partnership with Odgers Berndtson, I look at executive perception of the impact of digital on their business. It turns out executives are hugely optimistic about how digital will change their business. Forty-six percent of executives […]
Contact center outsourcers move strongly to omnichannel—brands’ attitudes need to catch up to that change
Contact center outsourcers have gotten a bum rap. Customers frustrated with offshore accents, agents with no power to actually solve problems, and overly scripted interactions have complained, sometimes loudly, about the practice. Comedians have mocked offshore agents, often mercilessly. In particular, the shared services outsourcing model in which a single agent supports multiple brands at […]
If Santa Left You A Mobile Insurance App/Site Budget, Do You Know Where And How To Spend It?
With the holidays—and a whole lot of 2015 strategic planning activities—behind us, you’re probably have a few gifts you’d like to return and hopefully, a few gift cards you’d like to make use of. If you were really good last year,Santa left you the budget needed to develop or enhance that mobile insurance app or site […]