The fuller potential of intelligent automation lies in bringing together apps, channels, interfaces, devices, intelligence, data, APIs, workflows, & bots into integrated low-code solutions to realise transformational outcomes. It is no more the case to implement different intelligent automation technologies as disjointed toolsets. The analysis reports presented in this research series cut across multiple technology markets to provide a joined-up view of intelligent automation implementation potential and present platform-level capability assessments of select high-value intelligent automation vendors who have built broader end-to-end automation capabilities with their core focus area as either task, process, data, or experience.
In our initial year of this intelligent automation research series, we are conducting three high-value projects taking low-code, robotic process automation, data & analytics as individual research focus areas, respectively. Platform capabilities of select vendors pioneering intelligent automation value creation for each of these focus areas will be assessed in groups. The assessments are based on our comprehensive eight-fold criteria to cater to the needs of each of the automation categories presented in our framework.
The assessment reports as outcome are aimed at presenting greater breadth and depth of analysis, providing wide-ranging insights uncovering the technical strengths, strategic benefits, and the degree of change that can be potentially realised from the application of assessed vendors’ Intelligent Automation platforms. The reports are to aid enterprise customers in making informed intelligent automation platform choices.
What will be covered in these reports?
- Taking SQA’s Innovation Radar framework as the basis, combining both technological and process innovation, these reports describe a holistic Intelligent Automation market definition to consider not just cost optimisation outcomes, but strategic transformational benefits achieved by end-to-end automation solutions taking either low code, RPA, or data & analytics as the basis to build fuller Intelligent automation capabilities bringing together AI, digital apps, data integrations, UI and API level automation.
- Assessment summary of the in-depth capability analysis performed on the Automation platform offerings for select vendors in each focus group will be presented with a visual representation of our combined Innovation radar plot, detailed assessment scorecards, competitive positioning of the vendors in the four automation categories and a leaderboard table awarding high achievement outcomes.
- Assessment outcomes will be presented with the fuller analysis of the vendor platform capabilities carried out for each of the four automation categories highlighting the key strengths and progress areas for each of the participating vendors.
- SQA’s research methodology explaining the comprehensive eight-fold criteria and its application for establishing the maturity of vendors platforms to include Product differentiation, innovation, market impact, value creation, ease of use, adoption cost, integration, and scalability.