Unlocking the potential of AI-powered intelligent automation platforms, 2024 research agenda, Part 2

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In Part 1 of this blog series, we discussed the rise of AI-powered intelligent automation platforms (IAPs) and their significance in driving digital transformation initiatives. In Part 2, we will delve deeper into the key capabilities and features of these platforms and explore how organizations can leverage them to unlock their full potential.

Integration of AI technologies

One of the key capabilities of IAPs is their integration of AI technologies. Vendors are incorporating AI into their platforms to enhance the productivity of developers and users. This includes the use of natural language processing to enable intelligent “copilot” and “chatbot” capabilities, which can make accurate recommendations, predictions, decisions, and even creations. By leveraging AI technologies, IAPs can assist users in completing tasks more efficiently and effectively.

Key capabilities and features of IAPs

Artificial intelligence (AI). Vendors are incorporating AI technologies into their platforms to enhance process efficiency and understand user behavior. With the growing interest in generative AI, vendors are actively developing AI-powered capabilities, such as intelligent “copilot” and “chatbot” functionalities, that leverage natural language processing to interact with developers and users. This integration of AI into IAPs is transforming the architecture of these platforms, making them more intelligent, efficient, and user-friendly. By harnessing the power of AI, organizations can streamline operations, improve efficiency, and drive innovation, ultimately gaining a competitive edge in the digital age.

Process discovery technology (PDT). Process discovery technology (PDT) is another important component of IAPs. PDT enables process designers and stakeholders to examine how their business operates and how work gets done. It includes process mining technology, which examines business process flow and outcomes, and task mining technology, which examines how humans behave during the execution of their activities and tasks. By utilizing PDT, organizations can gain valuable insights into their processes, identify bottlenecks, and uncover opportunities for improvement and automation.

Data integration and management. IAPs provide capabilities to link, extract, and use data from various sources, including clouds and siloed data sources. With no-code, drag-and-drop workflow and mapping interfaces, organizations can streamline their data integration processes. This enables them to access and utilize data more efficiently, leading to better decision-making and improved operational performance.

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Execution management. Execution management is a key aspect of IAPs, allowing organizations to monitor and control the performance and outcomes of their digital business operations. This real-time monitoring and analysis of measurement and performance data enable proactive responses to changes, risks, and opportunities during the execution of digital business operations. By effectively managing the execution of processes, organizations can ensure optimal performance, mitigate risks, and seize opportunities for improvement.

Augmenting application development environments. In addition to their process automation capabilities, IAPs can also augment application development environments. IAPs provide tools and frameworks that enable developers to create, deploy, and manage applications more efficiently. With features such as low-code or no-code development, developers can build applications with minimal coding, reducing development time and effort. This empowers organizations to accelerate their application development processes and bring innovative solutions to market faster.

Enabling event-driven automation. By leveraging real-time data and analytics, IAPs can trigger automated actions based on specific events or conditions. For example, if a customer places an order, the IAP can automatically initiate the fulfillment process, update inventory levels, and send order confirmation notifications. Event-driven automation allows organizations to respond quickly to changing circumstances and deliver seamless customer experiences.

Transforming and creating new technology markets

As AI-powered intelligent automation platforms continue to evolve, they have the potential to transform and create new technology markets. By combining advanced technologies such as AI, machine learning, and natural language processing, these platforms can enable innovative solutions and services. For example, IAPs can facilitate the development of intelligent virtual assistants, predictive analytics tools, and personalized customer experiences. This opens up new opportunities for organizations to differentiate themselves in the market and drive business growth. By leveraging the full potential of AI-powered IAPs, organizations can gain a competitive advantage, deliver exceptional customer experiences, and achieve their digital transformation goals.

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