back to article RPA firms: We have our own process mining tools. Process miner Celonis: We're all about automation now

The co-CEO at German process mining biz Celonis has talked up its leap into the world of automation by rolling out its own platform, as well as splashing the cash - reportedly a hair over $100m - on automation and integration outfit Integromat. Process mining, for the uninitiated, is the idea that organisations which rely on …

  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    RPA

    WTF?

    1. Jimmy2Cows Silver badge

      Re: RPA

      Robotic Process Automation. Basically using software "robots" to automate common business tasks.

      1. Cederic Silver badge

        Re: RPA

        Integration at screen level rather than via back-end systems.

        The switch from 'screen scraping' and 'running macros' to 'RPA' came with promises that the new systems can understand the UIs and handle things like fields changing location, matching field X on app A to field X on app B, other accelerators for automating.

        They're actually not shabby. Proper server side integration is still preferable but RPA works with other peoples' systems too, and is quicker and cheaper to get up and running.

  2. The Empress

    Never give managers this tool

    They will only create massive agglomerations of Feudall Empires reliant on huge scales of human intervention in order to create the right metrics.

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