This is where process management technologies deliver. Having consistently caught less of the shine than its complementing concept of Thriving on Data (ever heard of Big Process?), breakthroughs in particularly Robot Process Automation have now put the notion of Process on the Fly center stage.

As there are many different flavors of process that can be supported and enable by technology, organizations can apply a range of options to support stable, predictable workflows, automated sequences of application screen interactions, ad hoc configurable responses to spontaneous events, and even no processes at all. Delivered as a crucial component of a next-generation Business IT platform, process technologies bring new impulses to literally any place in the organization that involves processes.

As a certified silo buster, it bridges gaps between corporate – or inter-corporate – systems without intruding them.

As a next-generation solution builder, it’s the glue that binds together microservices and APIs into something that we might have called “applications” in the past.

Combined with AI and cognitive systems, it will make business process more and more intelligent, boosting corporate performance and creating better places to work.

Not exactly a May fly.