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5 Use Cases for Microsoft Power Apps

Recently we have been investigating the use of Microsoft’s Power Platform to deliver solutions on an enterprise scale for our customers. In my last blog, I covered the viability of Power Automate as an RPA tool for large organisations, demonstrating the ways in which the platform has matured in the past year or two. This time around, I’d like to explore Power Apps, yet another tool within the Power Platform that is making inroads in the low code application development space. Although no one… Read More
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20 Business Use Cases for RPA

As an emerging player in the market, RPA is a technology that many businesses are just starting to wrap their heads around.  To help get you thinking about where RPA might help solve problems in your business, below is a list of 20 common enterprise use cases that are working particularly well with RPA across various industries. These are split across the domains of Finance, HR, Customer Experience, and Supply Chain & Logistics, but RPA can span most domains across a business and even act as an integration tool when needed.  Check out the… Read More
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Considering Microsoft Power Automate for Enterprise RPA

Over recent years there has been a huge amount of interest in Robotic Process Automation (RPA), and it seems almost every company has invested some time investigating potential use cases within their business.  Many of the more well-established providers (such as UiPath) have been making great strides introducing this to the enterprise market. However, recently Microsoft (with its Power Automate offering) has made significant inroads to the extent that Forrester has named Microsoft a wave leader for RPA. This article will dive into some of these… Read More
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Streamlining Compliance with Business Process Automation

In the modern world, there are no secrets and businesses face high expectations in their legal and ethical responsibilities. Managing compliance, however, is often a difficult task. How can large corporations even begin to control the actions and interests of hundreds, or even thousands of individual stakeholders? One solution to this is Business Process Automation (BPA). Utilising core BPA functionality such as online forms and workflow automation provides a centralised, automated approach to the management of compliance processes. When stakeholders are assured of the organisation’s legal, ethical, and social compliance, they can… Read More
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Bonita Rest API Extensions

Bonita leverages REST APIs to facilitate interactions with the core of its business process management capability. This is a great asset of the solution however you may hit a roadblock when you need to do something outside of the default APIs. This is where REST API extensions come into play. This blog post will explain how to setup a framework based on industry standard java and maven tooling which can be used in both the community and subscription editions.
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Importing types defined in an OpenAPI specification into Mule ESB

A mainstay of service-oriented integration is contract first design to accelerate development and facilitate a test driven development approach. When it comes to APIs the most widely accepted ‘contract’ definition standard is the OpenAPI specification, previously known as the Swagger Specification. In contrast the MuleSoft technology stack relies on the RAML specification, which is natively supported across its API Gateway and ESB products. Due to the large base of tooling and community support that OpenAPI offers, you may prefer to make use of the OpenAPI standard to define your contracts instead of RAML. In this blog we will show you how to import the types defined in an OpenAPI definition into Anypoint Studio for development use in MuleESB.
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How to Configure OSB 11g for Key Based Authentication SFTP

In the IT systems landscape, using usernames and passwords for authenticating systems often causes lots of headaches such as password storage and retrieval, hardcoded or deployed passwords, password change frequency and impacts of password changes. When it comes to SFTP (SSH File Transfer Protocol), a better option is using key pair based SFTP. This blog helps to outline the steps required when you want to configure the Oracle Service Bus (OSB) 11g to utilise key pair based authentication for SFTP (SSH File Transfer Protocol). For public key authentication, the SFTP server authenticates the connection with the public key of the OSB service.