Brian French

Recent Posts

Random/Initial Thoughts on IBM’s Purchase of WDG Automation

My biggest and most prescient thought is: FINALLY!!! There have been rumblings for a couple of years about IBM purchasing an...

What Type of Work can be Helped by Workflow Automation?

In Part 1 of this series on Automation Alignment, we described an overall approach to fitting the right type of automation to...

What Type of Work can be Helped by Task (RPA) Automation?

In Part 1 of this series on automation alignment, we described an overall approach to fitting the right type of automation to...

What Type of Work can be Helped by Decision Automation?

In Part 1 of this series on automation alignment, we described an overall approach to fitting the right type of automation to...

How to Avoid an Automation Tower of Babel

This is the first in a series of blogs describing an approach to aligning types of work with the proper automation...

How to Create a Digital Business Automation Organization

Lately, we’ve been speaking with a lot of companies about what a Digital Business Automation (DBA) platform is, and how to...

RPA is Dead. Long Live Robotic Task Automation

HFS's blog “RPA is Dead. Long live Integrated Automation Platforms” was really good, and incredibly thought provoking. So much...

The Different Coding Levels of Process Automation in IBM BPM...

There has been a lot of interest and discussion over the last couple of years about Low-Code Platforms and Citizen Developers....

How Our North Star Methodology Enables Successful Digital...

Recently, I read an article from Harvard Business Review on why so many high profile digital transformations fail. The article...

Questions on AI, Design Thinking, and Continuous Process Improvement...

In Sandy Kemsley's blog here, she writes about the final keynote at AIIM18, given by Mike Walsh. I'm not going to regurgitate...

The Journey to No-Code Business Process Improvement

About a year ago, I posted a blog about SPARK Ignition, our attempt at building a No Code solution to automate IBM BPM...

Santa Comes in June: Announcing SPARK UI Packaged For Free With IBM...

What could be better than a second Christmas in June? Santa is bringing the gift of great UI in IBM BPM 8.5.7. No longer will...

IBM BPM: External Participant Support Toolkit - Part 1

In this tutorial we start to examine the Salient Process's External Participant Support toolkit. The core idea here is to...

Salient Process partnering with IBM on the new IBM Digital Business...

Salient Process is pleased to announce its continued partnership with IBM on the new IBM Digital Business Assistant...

Salient Process is the Winner of the IBM InterConnect 2017 Smarter...

This weekend at IBM Interconnect, Salient Process was announced as the winner of the IBM 2017 Smarter Process Innovation...

Coming Soon to a Process Near You...

On February 27th, we will announce SPARK Ignition, our latest addition to the SPARK suite of IBM BPM toolkits, and our latest...

IBM BPM SPARK Has Gone Global

It has been an incredibly successful twelve-month period for Salient Process, and for our IBM BPM SPARK suite of toolkits in...