December 2022Issue 13

COVER STORY

Rob Enslin, UiPath
Rob Enslin of UiPath interview: All paths lead to automation
UiPath has been the market leader in automation for as long as automation has been a thing. But a sharp decline in value as a public company and a big shift in its go-to-market strategy poses fresh challenges for new co-CEO, Rob Enslin.

EDITOR'S CHOICE

brick wall ERP Travis Perkins
Piecemeal ERP: why Travis Perkins is tech stacking brick by brick
Are pickings getting a whole lot slimmer for the big ERP software vendors? It seems the days of having a one-catch-all software vendor have passed. ERP today hears about Travis Perkins' implementation journey.
UiPath Guide
A complete guide to UiPath
Free downloadable resource containing original articles, case studies and analyst reports covering the full spectrum of the UiPath proposition.
Carpenter,Hammering,A,Nail
Don’t bring a hammer to an automation fight
In 2019 I wrote that “AI and automation will be the most transformative technologies that we ever invent”. Today we are starting to see the realisation of that prediction as point solution RPA matures into enterprise-wide hyperautomation.
New-Automation-Approach
It’s time for a new automation approach
To excel at automation and outperform competitors, intelligent automation (IA) and hyperautomation is only part of the answer.
Bug
Did software wolves cry BUG in Y2K?
Marc Ambasna-Jones explores mafia killers, K-pop and woodland bunkers to find the truth about the Y2K bug and some pretty big bucks. Oracle for example saw a 22 percent growth in a record quarter, while SAP also saw record profits.

FEATURES

Expert Opinions

daniel dines
Automation leading to greater innovation
We at UiPath have created a form of automation that emulates people performing a business activity on a computer. The software infrastructure, existing applications, and workflows are reused, reducing complexity and cost of implementation.
ted kummert
The vision for automation
Automation should empower both devs and business users to reach new capacity with their work, no matter background and experience. Our core automation platform continues to expand, combining UI automation and API integration, ML, and AI.
Robot-Resilience
Unlimited opportunities for customers with intelligent automation
Today, the remit for automation goes far beyond narrow optimisation. It's providing radical alterations in the way data, processes and humans interact. Hear how the conversation is evolving from leading technologists.
Machine_Learning_Clarity
Machine learning in erp needs Clarity with a capital C
Develops want speed, functionality and choice with software tools, while operations want security and compliance. The worlds don't always align: to find a middle ground, what comes next is MLOps.
The-two-horse-race-in-AI
Electric Sheep: The two-horse race in AI
Which company is the Switzerland of AI? Why have AWS and Microsoft failed? Who is leading in artificial intelligence? Find out with Holger Mueller, VP and principal analyst at Constellation Research.

Guest Contributors

Saying goodbye to ERP Today
Many years of entrepreneurship have taught me it’s not enough to just start a project: you have to finish it too. We live in a society so obsessed with the new, we tend to not give a lot of time and respect to the closing of a chapter.
Privacy: Straitjacket or competitive advantage?
It’s simply not enough to have data anymore. To unlock value, organisations and businesses must implement a robust data strategy that enshrines a commonly understood and consistently executed set of rules and behaviours for managing data.
The Dragon has awoken and is finding its voice
In Wales, the tech dragon is well and truly roaring and finding its voice, aided and abetted by a series of business-friendly policies that encourage entrepreneurs to develop local businesses that actively contribute to the local economy.
The fall of Babylon? Lessons for AI in the NHS
Babylon Health’s presence in the NHS should have been beautiful with its AI-based chatbot. The promise of huge savings and efficiencies was huge. In practice, it has been a spectacular failure, even by the standards of public sector IT.
Automation outlook for 2023 and beyond
Economic uncertainty, the need for automation technologies to operate seamlessly together and the rapidly increasing adoption of citizen automation programmes are converging to alter how enterprises will plan for automation in 2023.
Process automation is a people-first concept
Extracting greater functionality and productivity out of existing enterprise software landscapes has always been an important goal for IT and line of business users alike. As business priorities change and new opportunities or threats arise, there’s an almost natural reflex...
Using data to navigate the busy roads of enterprise
Anaplan's Rohit Shrivastava explains how to achieve results from a strong data foundation, even in the face of unpredictable disruption.
How AI is turning issues into opportunities
AI transformation varies by region. Can enterprise keep up with the changing tech? SAP's Ulf Brackmann discusses.