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Camunda Launches RPA Modernization Solution Addressing Multibillion-dollar RPA Tech Debt

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Open source software provider Camunda today unveiled the latest release of the Camunda Platform, modernizing fragmented and fragile RPA bot implementations that are costing companies billions of dollars annually to implement and maintain.1 Camunda introduces an enterprise-scale tech stack to orchestrate, monitor, and analyze multiple RPA bots, enabling them to be part of a fully managed, end-to-end business process. This tech stack also provides a ready upgrade path, enabling organizations to replace aging and brittle RPA scripts with scalable APIs that are required for todays digital enterprise. Camundas latest 7.14 release was unveiled today during CamundaCon LIVE 2020.2, the global process automation event of the year.

Fragmented automation initiatives, a patchwork of vendors, incomplete governance models and attempts to automate overly complex tasks stall programs. Organizations that attempt to grow their RPA program must overcome process, governance and culture obstacles, stated the May 2020 Forrester Research, Inc. report, Ten Golden Rules for RPA Success.

In fact, nine in 10 process automation professionals say their organization experiences some challenges from their RPA deployments, according to Camundas 2020 State of Process Automation survey, to be published later this month.

The proliferation of RPA bots within organizations can quickly introduce complexity and technical debt that pose daunting challenges to organizations. While providing value in the short term, they are a band-aid solution. RPA bots grow to be fragile and inflexible over time, costing companies billions and requiring expensive rework, said Daniel Meyer, Camunda CTO. Camundas open architecture supports a lifecycle approach to end-to-end process automation, allowing RPA teams to first incorporate and orchestrate various RPA tools, and then providing the foundation to migrate them to more robust APIs that support true digital transformation.

With todays announcement, Camunda introduces a strategic approach to address common RPA scaling challenges, enabling organizations to:

  • Centrally monitor and analyze RPA bot activities across the enterprise
  • Orchestrate multiple RPA bots along other activities within end-to-end business processes
  • Replace RPA bots with modern APIs/microservices to minimize technical debt

Using the Camunda Platform and following this approach, companies can maximize the short-term benefits from their existing RPA bots, while reducing their technical debt with a path to scale toward the modern architectures that drive todays digital businesses.

Deutsche Telekom is implementing RPA to create better customer experiences, and with more than 3,000 RPA bots at work, requires a strategic approach that will evolve with the business. Going forward, these RPA bots will be increasingly replaced by API-based interfaces, which is readily done in Camunda without having to further adapt the business processes.

Maintaining and documenting our RPA bots as part of a larger workflow is time intensive, and our processes can generate errors that are hard to trace. Camunda enables us to orchestrate the many RPA bots, APIs and other tasks within our automated processes. With this latest release, our team is looking forward to the new catalog for RPA services, which allow us to more easily integrate existing RPA bots into our processes and eventually completely replace them with more robust APIs, said Christoph Anzer, project manager RPA/OREO, Deutsche Telekom Service GmbH.

Camunda Platforms RPA modernization features include:

  • RPA orchestration with BPMN and DMN standards: Configure and automate processes end-to-end using the popular BPMN and DMN standards for process and decision automation to orchestrate RPA bots.
  • Out-of-the-box bridge for popular RPA tools: Increase developer productivity with pre-built connections to popular RPA tools. This latest release includes an integration with UiPath.
  • Catalog of RPA services: Create and reuse templates that connect tasks to existing RPA services.
  • End-to-end process design: Create, edit, and specify end-to-end processes that include RPA task activities alongside BPMN task types.
  • Operational visibility into RPA bot activities: Provide alerts and centrally monitor and analyze RPA bot activities.
  • RPA analytics and insights: Optimize end-to-end process automation through analytics and reporting across legacy systems, RPA vendors and other process components.

Availability Camundas new features for RPA modernization are part of Camunda Platform 7.14, scheduled for distribution on October 13 as a free, open source Community Edition as well as a commercial Enterprise Edition. Open source downloads and a free trial of the Enterprise Edition are available at www.camunda.com/download.

Additional Resources Camunda Platform 7.14 release webinar

RPA Modernization with Camunda

CamundaCon LIVE 2020.2

1 – RPA market revenue is on target to meet Forresters estimate of $2.9 billion in 2021, according to the August 2020 Forrester Research, Inc. report, The RPA Market Has Reached a Defining Moment.

About Camunda

Camunda is an open source software company innovating process automation with a developer-friendly approach that is standards-based, highly scalable and collaborative for business and IT.

A community of thousands of users across companies such as Allianz, ING, and Vodafone design, automate and improve mission-critical business processes end-to-end with Camunda, enabling them to build software applications more flexibly, collaboratively and efficiently, gaining the business agility, visibility and scale needed to drive digital transformation. To learn more visit camunda.com.

Jessica Jaffe or Jill Reed

Sift Communications

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Santa Claus Is Coming to Towns Everywhere – Virtually

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Pigeon Forge (Tennessee), one of the countrys most popular holiday vacation destinations, invites families to safely fulfill a cherished holiday tradition with free virtual Santa visits. Available Nov. 30 through Dec. 15, the video calls connect Santa from his North Pole home office to families in the comfort of their own homes, providing a contact-free-but-still-touching alternative to in-person visits this season.

Beginning Nov. 9 at 10 a.m. (Eastern), parents or guardians can register for a free video call with Santa at www.MyPigeonForge.com/Santa. Appointments are available Nov. 30 through Dec. 15, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. daily, excluding Sundays. Availability is on a first-come, first-served basis.

We understand the holiday season may look different for a lot of families this year, but making Christmastime memories is more important than ever, Pigeon Forge Executive Director of Tourism Leon Downey said. Were grateful that Santa and technology can work together to gift families with the magic of Christmas in a safe, contact-free way.

The magical portal also offers children a chance to correspond with Santa via a free personal letter from Santa. Children can share their Christmas wish list at www.MyPigeonForge.com/Santa to receive a personalized letter from Santa.

Each family who chats with Santa will receive an exclusive ornament to commemorate the special call from the North Pole.

For more information and to make a reservation to chat with Santa, visit www.MyPigeonForge.com/Santa.

Pigeon Forge is located in East Tennessee and home to Winterfest (Nov. 13-Feb. 22), an award-winning festival of more than five million holiday lights, Christmastime entertainment and more than 80 attractions.

About Pigeon Forge: More than 10 million people visit Pigeon Forge annually. The city is located approximately 35 miles from Knoxville and McGhee-Tyson Airport. Two-thirds of the nations population east of the Mississippi River lives within a days drive, making it an easily accessible family vacation destination. The citys neighbor is Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the most visited national park in the U.S. It also is home to Dolly Partons Dollywood theme park, Tennessees most visited commercial attraction. More information about all aspects of Pigeon Forge are available at MyPigeonForge.com.

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DLive Launches Crypto Superstar Program for Streaming Partnerships

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As DLive.tv has officially become a part of the BitTorrent X Ecosystem, weve decided to bring in new content categories into the DLive platform to enable more diversity among our global community. With this goal in mind, the company is now introducing Crypto Superstar on DLive to incentivize content creators in the crypto space to join the DLive economy.

What are some of the perks of being a Crypto Superstar on DLive?

  • Dedicated featured spots on DLive website and mobile
  • Fast track to DLive Verified Partnership program
  • Zero cuts from donation done with BTT and TRX
  • Exclusive Crypto Superstar badge next to your name across the platform
  • Direct access to DLive support team
  • The chance to have your streams featured on DLives Official Twitter account and get your channel further promoted as BitTorrent and TRON retweet the stream
  • Exclusive access to collaboration with DLive / BitTorrent / TRON blockchain partners

More benefits will be announced before the end of 2020.

How to join?

In order to sign up as a DLive Crypto Superstar, you must

  • Stream crypto/blockchain related content
  • Have at least 1000 followers/members in your existing platform
  • Share this announcement in your existing platform (through tweet or video)
  • Reach 100 followers on your DLive channel

In order to maintain the status on DLive, you must

  • Stream at least 4 hours a week or upload at least 2 videos per week on your DLive channel
  • Host at least 5 unique other crypto-related channels every 2 months

If you are interested in becoming a Crypto Superstar on DLive and join our global community, please fill out this application form here. If you have any questions, join our discord and talk to a staff member.

We look forward to seeing you shine bright like a star on DLive!

About DLive:

DLive is a decentralized livestreaming community built using the Lino blockchain. DLive utilizes the Lino blockchain to incentivize both content creators and viewers using crypto. DLive believes that all rewards belong to platform participants, and does not take cuts or charge any fees to content creators. Currently, DLive has 20 team members across four continents. To learn more about DLive, please visit https://community.dlive.tv/about/welcome-letter/.

Olivia Luo

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Franklin Madison Announces Strategic Investment in Matic

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Franklin Madison, a leading provider in marketing insurance solutions, announced today a strategic investment and partnership with insurtech leader Matic as part of their Series B funding round. Matic is a digital insurance agency focused on seamlessly integrating insurance into the home and auto ownership experience.

As Franklin Madison continues to invest in and advance our digital capabilities, we are very excited to work with Matic, whose cutting edge and proprietary technology is propelling the industry forward, said Robert Dudacek. Their competitive market technology, great business model, and strong leadership made them an attractive investment opportunity.

Matics platform was built to integrate within banks’ ecosystems and deliver an amazing customer experience, said Ben Madick, CEO, Matic Insurance. It was a natural fit to partner with Franklin Madison with their strength and experience in the financial institution marketplace. We are looking forward to the partnership opportunity with an organization that brings nearly 50 years of industry expertise, a best-in-class direct marketing approach, and outstanding customer loyalty across 3,500 financial institutions.

The investment in Matic is further evidence of Franklin Madisons commitment to the insurance and financial institution markets. Franklin Madison and Matic will continue to operate as separate entities.

About Franklin Madison

An industry pioneer with nearly 50 years of experience, Franklin Madison builds financial security for individuals and families by delivering industry-leading insurance products and marketing services through its brand partners. Franklin Madison helps generate increased loyalty and incremental revenue for more than 3,500 financial institutions. Based in Franklin, Tennessee, Franklin Madison has approximately 200 employees. For more information, visit franklin-madison.com or follow us @frnklnmadison and LinkedIn.

About Matic

Since 2014, Matic has changed the landscape of the insurtech industry by integrating insurance within the home and auto ownership experience. Today, Matics digital insurance marketplace has over 30 A-rated home and auto carriers, as well as distribution partners in industries ranging from mortgage origination and servicing to banking, real estate, and personal finance. With a single-minded focus on advocating for policyholders, Matic has created an effortless and transparent comparison-shopping process, saving customers days of work and over 30% in premiums each year. For more information, visit matic.com.

Trisha Torrado

Sr. Manager, Marketing & Communications

Franklin Madison

ttorrad[email protected]

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