Microsoft has acquired U.K.-based Softomotive, a robotic process automation (RPA) vendor, for an undisclosed amount, the companies announced on May 19. Microsoft plans to incorporate Softomotive's products, including WinAutomation, into its Microsoft Power Automate (Flow) tool. In a May 19 blog post, Microsoft officials said Softomotive has more than 9,000 global customers already automating business processes across legacy and modern desktop apps. Microsoft is planning to use WinAutomation in combination with Power Automate to provide additional options for RPA desktop authoring. That way, officials said, "anyone can build a bot and automate Windows-based tasks."
May-19-2020, 19:29:02 GMT