The Top 10 Digital Process Automation (DPA) Tools

The Top 10 Digital Process Automation (DPA) Tools

by Alok Upadhyaya — 4 years ago in Top 10 9 min. read

Digital process automation is an ongoing and important part of any business. While it falls under the gamete of business process management, it provides a similar function to that of digitally optimizing processes for a smoother, faster and more productive working environment.

That’s all there is to it, Just Kidding! While that definition is vague and generic (and true), we will stray away from the jargon, break down what digital process automation (DPA) is and some software that have true potential to help grow your business.

Starting from the basics. Digital process automation is the activity which is partaken to digitize business processes and systems.

The next step of this activity is automating these processes and systems to allow information and processes to complete themselves while allows employees to benefit from the software.

Long story short, DPA software helps you keep your organization up-to-date in terms of its systems and processes.

It ensures that information or process-based lags are not a problem and employees are in a position to do what they need to without waiting for information.

Digital process automation vs business process automation

While digital process automation and business process automation sound like the same thing and do have some overlaps, there are a few key differences that set them apart from one another.

One: digital process automation includes the process of digitizing information and business processes.

On the other hand, business process automation assumes that processes have already been digitized and they are ready for automation.

First, digital process automation includes the stage where you’re digitising your processes.

Business process automation tends to assume that you have your processes documented digitally and can almost immediately jump into the automation stage.

Second, while digital process automation tends to be applied solely to business processes, it’s not entirely limited to them.

The theory and techniques for digitising and automating business processes are applicable to pretty much every repeatable task you carry out.

Third, digital process automation focuses more on the human element of the operation than the resulting system.

While the system is vitally important, the ultimate goal is to allow a team to interact with customers while knowing everything they might need to know.

Aside from those three elements, pretty much everything about digital process automation can be taken as read if you already know about (and successfully implement) business process automation.

This is Why Digital Process Automation Comes In:

While your business is not going to change dramatically overnight, digital process automation has the scope to change the trajectory it is headed on and keep it that way in the long run.

Digital processes and digital process software will overhaul what exists and allow a free flow of information within the business and from the customers to the business.

Small examples of this include customers being informed in advance if the item they are looking for is in stock, predicted delivery dates, automatic procurement, automatic onboarding processes and more.

With all that being said, lets dive into the top 10 DPA platforms 2020 has to offer. Please note this ranking is based on true user reviews.

1. Pega Platform

Pega platform workflow

Pega Platform sees itself at the forefront changing how the world builds software. They see each organization changing their ways and look to empower that with their low-code systems.

Pega platform propels this transition through their AI capabilities, intelligent automation capabilities, customer engagement capabilities, and much more.

Pega Platform does not limit itself to empowering organizations through its application building processes but also through the model drive approach to employ these processes.

Pega platform has taken off in recent times due to a variety of factors including their lightning speed updates, their support team, and their moving towards all-inclusivity in their products.

Organizations have had great success in using this simplified low-code platform in a variety of ways including, but not limited to work-flow processing, web development, and business process automation.

Pega Platform has also been successful in its collaborations with other organizations.

To learn more about Pega as a service and try it for free click here. Pega Platform also has a world conference that tackles this realm of digital process automation that you can get involved in here.

2. Quick Base

quickbase workflow

Quick Base is a low code, digital process automation platform. With over 6000 companies, 50+ Fortune 100 companies, and many many happy users, Quick Base allows quick creation of ideas into applications.

These applications can be used by an organization, shared, and much more.

Quick Base stands out from the rest in the fact that they are involved with many non-profit and fundraising programs alongside the for-profit endeavors they are involved in.

Quick Base also ensures that users have complete access to any kind of edits to their applications and visibility tp their users.

Furthermore Quick Base aspires to have an option to any business with any price budget and quick technical service.

Quick Base offers personalized demos of their services here. Further in line with their association with greater causes, they set up a COVID 19 response.

3. Quixy

Quixy workflow

Quixy is a new, entirely cloud-based low-code or advanced no-code platform that aims to empower businesses in many ways including digital process automation.

It is a business application platform that helps users with little to no coding experience to automate workflows and processes.

The software allows individuals to build enterprise-grade platforms using WYSIWYG interfaces and helps reduce the time and money behind processes.

Quixy provides solutions for all business functions and a growing variety of business industries.

Quixy has become a highly rated platform in recent times as it has done a great job of integrating its software across business functions within a single organization.

The platform offers almost endless possibilities of permutations and combination of how applications and workflows can be made. It also offers easy edits of existing applications and is very quick in its data processing capabilities.

Quixy offers a free trial and demo here. Additionally, Quixy has been very involved with helping other businesses with required applications through COVID-19. 

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4. Kissflow

kissflow workflow

Kissflow is the first of its kind and has maintained that by becoming the best in its class over the years.

It is a Unified Digital workplace Platform, that allows management of all the work of a business in one location and allows robotic process automation for expedited growth. Kissflow is used across the world in over 160 countries by over 10,000 unique customers.

Kissflow was built by individuals who used to be a part of the mess that was developing before this software was created and they believe that this gives them the upper hand in knowing how to stay ahead of the game.

Their platform allows users to discover, create, modify, and use business applications. From low code to no code, they have it all covered.

Kissflow has been highly rated by its users for the various capabilities it holds in terms of diversity of types of applications that can be created but also in terms of the usage of these applications.

Other than the normal HR, procurement, and finance systems most low-doge platforms support. Kissflow has paved the way for integrating low-code development into school systems as well.

Get a free trial to Kissflow here. Or, learn more about the functions of a system like Kissflow and the potential it provides to a business of any size through their webinars here.

5. Nintex Promapp

NIntex promapp workflow

Nintex Promapp is a cloud-based business process management software that is loved by companies across the world.

With clients such as Toyota, McDonald’s, Johnson&Johnson, Coca-Cola, and Marketo they have proven themselves leaders in this space.

Nintex Promapp looks to replace obsolete systems and manuals with cloud-based repositories to help organizations save time and money.

This makes the DPA process faster than ever before. With clients of all shapes and sizes, Nintex Promapp focuses on enabling teams to collaborate on process mapping, drive continuous improvement, respond to process breakdowns, take complete ownership of their processes and spur innovation to manage and optimize your organization’s processes. They look to become a foundation for any business to grow upon.

With a 98% client retention rate Nintex Promapp has proven itself to be number one on this list. They provide customers with complete visibility of organizational processes and streamline the same across functions.

Additionally, their business process management software tools are robust and flexible adjusting to client needs.

To request a demo to gain more understanding of the product click here. Or, if you are sold on trying this out for your business sign up for a free trial of their software here. 

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6. ProcessMaker

ProcessMaker workflow

ProcessMaker is a low-code digital process automation and workflow automation platform. Process Maker is an organization that truly wants to ensure that workflows can be created and put in place in the short while of just a few hours.

They acknowledge the effort that used to go into the months required to set up workflows and have set up a great way to simplify them.

The DPA tools and systems are flexible and even allow for the integration of third-party systems. ProcessMaker’s low-code development abilities and DPA tools help maintain the essence of the businesses while boosting it to achieve digital agility.

ProcessMaker has been highly successful in creating a digital process management application to simplify business processes through their cleverly designed interfaces.

The process modeling setup is easy to use and is fully integrated with LDAP. It ensures that workflows work with one another and not against. The software also integrates across all user systems and remains organized across a variety of factors.

ProcessMaker offers a demo and free trial to all businesses. All this alongside e-books which provide a lot of information into the processes they use and develop.

7. Salesforce Lightning Platform

Salesforce workflow

The Salesforce Lightning Platform is an accurate description of what this low-code software has to offer. It digitize and automate processes and tools through the construction of low-code applications.

The platform allows you to create new applications within the native Salesforce platform and allows integration within various Salesforce services. The application has proven itself to be 5-10x faster than other applications in the same arena.

This application building platform has been wildly adopted by users and non-users of the parent platform alike. It is innovative, easy to use, and provides a more easy to understand interface than others.

Additionally, they have many systems to automate processes they know every business will have and ensure that businesses constantly remain on revenue generation climbs.

Salesforce has some amazing testimonials that truly create an understanding of the brand philosophy and their working methodologies. Testimonials can be accessed here. A demo for this platform can be accessed here.

8. K2 Platform

K2 platform workflow

K2 is an intuitive, cloud-based, digital process automation software and platform that looks to provide integrate and optimized automation tools.

They are a business that believes that every business mission is critical and look to employ this urgency in all their tools and processes.

The K2 platform looks to being a business together via its people, services, information systems and more to help transform the future of the business in something bigger and better than before.

The key features of K2 include the Powerful workflow without code; Feature-rich forms; Integration to virtually any systems plus comprehensive role-based management tools that provide security and governance on all aspects of the platform.

All these have been reasons for their Fortune 500 studded clientele and their successful and reusable processes.

K2 has improved business efficiency by 72% for some business and has the capability to do that for others as well. To find out more about their pricing click here.

To understand how the platform would work for your business watch a demo by clicking here.

9. Bizagi

Bizagi workflow

Bizagi provides a digital business and digital process automation platform that delivers rapid process automation across the enterprise.

It has come up with a framework that utilizes the full potential of existing IT systems to transform the business and orchestrates all the processes for the business to be ready for the cut-throat digital economy.

Bizagi is well known for its ability to model processes before their creation and thus allows the user to be guided through the process and understand it well.

It is cloud based and gives ample room to the user to make modifications. While the modeling process is not the fastest in the game it is long lasting.

To get in touch with Bizagi and find out more in terms of their digital process capability in their terms of your business click here.

If you want to look through the extensive collection of resources that have created to help the people in the space of digital process automation click here.

10. Track Via

Trackvia Dashboard

Track Via is the most trusted low-code solution used by IT and business professionals to transform manual or spreadsheet-driven processes into streamlined web and mobile apps.

Track Via requires no complex coding and just guides users on their journey towards digital process automation. To configure or edit apps users have to just turn to using the drag-and-drop interface.

The software is so easy it even automatically processes and connects with any system of any kind to offer real time visibility and access to business processes.

Track Via is known for its organizational capabilities and the ability to explain what is going on to the people using the software, not just the ones who created it.

To try out Track Via and see if it’s the right fit for your needs click here. To request a demo and begin the process of switching to this software click here.

This was our top 10 list of digital process automation tools. Let us know down below what your personal favorite is and why. 

Alok Upadhyaya

An IITian Mr Upadhyaya’s 44 yrs track record involves successful completion and establishment of World Bank financed Delhi Noida Bridge, India’s largest photogrammetric set-up and prestigious Delhi State Spatial Data Infrastructure (DSSDI) project.

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