IBM recently announced it has reached a definitive agreement to acquire Brazilian software provider of robotic process automation (RPA) WDG Soluções Em Sistemas E Automação De Processos LTDA (referred to as “WDG Automation” throughout). The acquisition further advances IBM’s comprehensive AI-infused automation capabilities, spanning business processes to IT operations. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Previously, IBM provided access to RPA tools via an alliance with vendors such as Automation Anywhere. Once the deal is closed IBM will be able to offer a more tightly integrated RPA alternative that would be more aligned with IBM’s overall artificial intelligence (AI) strategy, says Mike Gilfix, vice president of cloud integration for IBM.
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