BPM Quotes of the Week - April 12, 2017

Nathaniel Palmer"Lastly, perhaps the most common mistake is aiming too low and underestimating the potential of RPA. This is every bit as powerful, with an equivalent potential for disruption, as adding physical robots into the enterprise workforce. 'But it’s just screen-scraping on steroids!' No. It is far more powerful than that. Don’t waste any time with such nattering nabobs of negativism. RPA is something entirely new, and as part of a broader BPM strategy enables levels of efficiency and digitalization previously out of reach."
-Nathaniel Palmer, 'RPA – What Do You Need To Know'

"If your company is in an environment in which new technologies come and go quickly, you may need to slow down rather than speed up. Given the level of market uncertainty, you will really only be able to distinguish the fads from the more substantial developments after some time has passed."
-Freek Vermeulen

"While more than 80% of executives at large enterprises recognize the need for transformation, only 33% are confident that they can get the job done in five to 10 years."
-Thought Works

From the BPM Forum

"With DMN a more complete, standardized and actionable blueprint of business processes can be achieved within a single framework – and yes – within a single suite."
-Kay Winkler

"The majority of BPM-suite tools tries to be leaders in many dimensions at the same time, e.g. application development environment, application development environment, data integration, AI, process modelling and process execution. Because some of these dimensions are not 'core business' of BPM then there is certainly 'loss-of-focus' situation."
-Dr. Alexander Samarin

"Event Stream Processing is also a possible candidate (for most disruptive technology). IoT momentum with cheap sensors and devices is rapidly escalating the volume of events pumped into systems. And without proper handling the inevitable result is alarm fatigue, which shows up in many sectors."
-John Morris

"AI capabilities will become increasingly important in avoiding potential risk, determining next best actions, and streamlining end-to-end processes."
-E. Scott Menter

"Getting to no-code without leaving behind complex thought has been a windmill for tilting. Most of the no-code solutions I've seen look as complex as code."
-Scott Francis

"AI/ML still needs to prove outside its current pattern-recognition problem space (where it performs excellently). Business process data has no natural ideal state that any other state can be optimized towards."
-Bogdan Nafornita

"I believe most of the things we might call overhyped, may end up being part of the BPM ecosystem at some point."
-Brian French