Expand your global presence with IBM Cloud Pak for Automation
December 26, 2020

Expand your global presence with IBM Cloud Pak for Automation

ilhan demirci | TrustRadius Reviewer
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Overall Satisfaction with IBM Cloud Pak for Automation

IBM Cloud Pak for Automation helps to automate business operations and offers an integrated coordinated software platform that provides the capabilities to digitize the business operations. In key areas where automation offers advantages, the platform provides applications: content, workflow, decisions, and capture. Depending on the problems your coworker faces, you can use any of these areas as an entry point into the platform and mix and match functionality as needed.
  • Provides an integrated coordinated software platform that offers capabilities to digitize your business operations.
  • Offers unified user experience for consistency across operations, reusable skills and assets that you can share between applications, and platform services that drive analytics and insight with operational intelligence.
  • Helps digitize and automate all aspects of your business operations.
  • Portable--you can run on-premises, on public clouds, or in an integrated system.
  • Installation file is too large to use.
  • Some application configurations are complex for new users.
  • Cloud computing may not be the right fit for all workloads.
  • You can develop new applications faster
  • Cloud computing allows you to expand your global presence
  • Cloud infrastructure may not be secure
IBM Cloud Pak for Automation provides a single-user interface for organizational continuity, reusable skills and assets you can share between applications, and platform resources that drive operational intelligence analytics and insight. In addition, the platform will coordinate its functionality with the current infrastructure--content management for the case management needs of an insurance firm, for instance.
  • IBM Business Automation Workflow
  • IBM Operational Decision Manager
  • IBM Filenet Content Manager
  • IBM Robotic Process Automation
  • IBM Datacap
  • IBM Enterprise Records
  • IBM Content Collector for SAP Applications
  • IBM Content Collector for Email, File Servers, and SharePoint
  • IBM Operational Decision Manager Containers
  • IBM FileNet Content Manager Containers
  • IBM Business Automation Workflow Containers
  • IBM Enterprise Records Containers
  • IBM Automation Document Processing
  • IBM Automation Workstream Services
  • Process Mining
  • IBM Business Automation Studio
  • IBM Business Automation Insights
  • IBM Business Automation Navigator
  • IBM Automation Decision Services
Certified container images are included in IBM Cloud Pak for Automation and can be deployed together to automate processes, secure your business, and extract valuable information from your business data. It can make good financial sense to rent the infrastructure. The pay-as-you-go model is particularly appealing to small and start-up companies with limited cashflow. It needs no capital procurement. Your computing costs should be compensated for as operating costs. Additionally, you no longer need to purchase new hardware to upgrade it as the infrastructure ages. You may easily supply the outdated hardware with new servers to replace it.
It is common that many businesses work with an IBM business partner when purchasing or implementing IBM Cloud Pak for Automation. But I did not work with any business partner.
Pros: Financially, cloud computing makes a lot of sense. You can develop new applications faster. Your business would be able to visualize a product or new application, have the infrastructure, and build the new application much faster than they have ever been able to do in the past by using the platform as a service. Cloud computing helps you to concentrate more on your organization and not on operating data centers.

Cons: It is not the central focus of most organizations to operate data centers. Using cloud computing frees IT to focus on developing applications that have business value and not on managing the data center. Some people believe that cloud infrastructure is not secure. Cloud computing may not be the right fit for all workloads.