Thoughts on Gartner RPA Magic Quadrant. RPA is no magic silver bullet! By Eduardo Chiocconi


During the course of this month, Gartner published a new research (MQ) about Robotic Process Automation (aka: RPA). You can get this report directly from Gartner or get one of the approved distributed reprints from the RPA leads in the Magic Quadrant (UiPath, BluePrism, etc).

Gartner indeed warrants the RPA technology the merits of being the fastest growing technology in the last couple of years and I am a witness in first person of this fact. In the Integration space, RPA has been a true disruptor, where RPA is used to cover different use cases that I have covered in other posts [Value of RPA and Use Cases] as well as webinars with joint Partners like eAlliance and JOLT Technologies. RPA is indeed a true disruptor in the space. If you want to check a replay of one of the webinar place follow this link: [Webinar Replay].

As I read the full introduction report before the individual vendor analysis, I was also surprised with the amount of cautionary comments and concerns if RPA is not used in the proper context and scenarios. They do a very good job at covering attended and unattended RPA use cases and that the majority of the RPA projects are really about screen scraping. Read the complete article here.

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About Jürgen Kress
As a middleware expert Jürgen works at Oracle EMEA Alliances and Channels, responsible for Oracle’s EMEA Fusion Middleware partner business. He is the founder of the Oracle SOA & BPM and the WebLogic Partner Communities and the global Oracle Partner Advisory Councils. With more than 5000 members from all over the world the Middleware Partner Community is the most successful and active community at Oracle. Jürgen manages the community with monthly newsletters, webcasts and conferences. He hosts his annual Fusion Middleware Partner Community Forums and the Fusion Middleware Summer Camps, where more than 200 partners get product updates, roadmap insights and hands-on trainings. Supplemented by many web 2.0 tools like twitter, discussion forums, online communities, blogs and wikis. For the SOA & Cloud Symposium by Thomas Erl, Jürgen is a member of the steering board. He is also a frequent speaker at conferences like the SOA & BPM Integration Days, JAX, UKOUG, OUGN, or OOP.

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