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RPA, DPA, BPM, And DCM Platforms: The Differences You Need To Know

Apply Forrester's Automation Framework To Process Automation

March 1, 2019

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Why Read This Report

Customer-obsessed transformation has pushed automation front and center, but it's difficult to choose among automation tools. Robotic process automation (RPA) is surging, but firms have invested billions in business process management (BPM) suites, now called digital process automation (DPA)-deep, and DPA-wide (low code) platforms. Enterprise architects are asking, "Should we invest in popular RPA tools, or can we reach the same business goal with DPA or dynamic case management (DCM)?" This report builds on Forrester's automation framework, applying nine core dimensions to answer process automation questions.

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Table of Contents

  • Differences Define RPA, DPA-Wide, DPA-Deep, And DCM
  • Automation Dimensions Put A Fine Point On The Differences
  • BPM, RPA, DPA, And DCM Have Complementary Areas
  • Recommendations

  • Align Process Automations With The Right Use Cases
  • What It Means

  • The Framework Guides Every Process Challenge
  • Supplemental Material
  • Related Research Documents

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