# Opinion

# Opinion
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Back @ IT: Exploring Business Process Automation and Powerful Workflow Tools (Episode 2)

Workflow tools abound in many different flavors and choosing the right one can be difficult. In episode 2 of this series, I highlight a few examples, examine the growth in the industry, and leave you with a few tips and takeaways. If you missed episode 1, be sure to check it out here: https://mydacfeed.com/view/video/back-it-exploring-business-process-automation-and-how-it-impacts-you-episode-1Sources: Workflow market size source: https://www.marketwatch.com/press-release/workflow-management-system-market-size-share-trends-research-analysis-growth-rate-business-opportunities-and-competitive-landscape-covid-19-impact-2021-01-12 Power Automate/Microsoft Flow release source: https://flow.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/announcing-ga/ Power Automate Forrester source: https://info.microsoft.com/ww-landing-forrester-TEI-of-power-automate.html Zapier info source: https://www.drift.com/blog/how-zapier-grew/

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Back @ It: Exploring Business Process Automation and How It Impacts You (Episode 1)

With the expected growth to reach $152 billion by 2024, the Business Process Automation arena is a big area to explore. but we will break this down during this multi-part series. We'll explore best practices, areas to automate, and tools in these areas, and tips to help you along the way. So, join me during this journey as go through this adventure.Source:CAGR source: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20200723005562/en/Global-Shared-Services-Market-2020-to-2024---Industry-is-Driven-by-the-Need-for-Business-Process-Automation-and-Cost-Reduction---ResearchAndMarkets.com

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Back @ It: Round-Up of Low-Code/No-Code Solutions (Part 4)

In this episode, I'm doing a round-up of some cool low-code/no-code solutions across different industries. I'll showcase some of these app solutions in real-time to give you a peek into what's possible. If you missed episodes 1, 2, and 3, be sure to check them out below:Episode 1: https://mydacfeed.com/view/video/back-it-the-low-code-no-code-evolution-part-1Episode 2: https://mydacfeed.com/view/video/back-it-low-code-vs-no-code-who-will-win-part-2Episode 3: https://mydacfeed.com/view/video/back-it-is-ai-a-game-changer-for-low-code-no-code-part-3Sites/sources:PandaSuite energy guide app: https://pandasuite.com/launcher/s/AVRYgg6dgBP1_bTwv5KY?_branch_match_id=879800160458085085#!/publication?type=tablet Mendix app for Eneco: https://www.mendix.com/solutions/intelligent-energy-insight/Retool GDPR example: https://retool.com/templates/gdpr-data-export Glide staff locations app: https://prefab-employees.glideapp.io/

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Back @ It: Is AI A Game-Changer for Low-Code/No-Code? (Part 3)

Artificial Intelligence is truly impacting the low-code/no-code landscape. But, is it a game-changer? Check out this podcast where I dive into AI and LC/NC, offer some areas to explore and leave you with options to consider.If you missed the first two episodes, be sure to check them out here:Episode 1: https://mydacfeed.com/view/video/back-it-the-low-code-no-code-evolution-part-1Episode 2: https://mydacfeed.com/view/video/back-it-low-code-vs-no-code-who-will-win-part-2Sources:Alogorithmia source: https://info.algorithmia.com/2020?utm_source=thenewstack&utm_medium=website&utm_campaign=platform OutSystems: https://www.outsystems.com/ Deloitte TruVoice: https://www2.deloitte.com/uk/en/pages/risk/solutions/truevoice.html Microsoft AI Builder: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/ai-builder/overview UIPath - RPA and AI: https://www.uipath.com/blog/ai-rpa-differences-when-to-use-them-together

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Back @ IT: Low-Code vs No-Code - Who Will Win? (Part 2)

There's a lot of folks wondering which route to go: Low-Code or No-Code. They are different and there are different tools to choose from. In part 2 of this series, I look at what to expect from low-code versus no-code, some helpful points to consider, and a few takeaway tips. If you missed part 1 in the series, be sure to check it out here: https://mydacfeed.com/view/video/back-it-the-low-code-no-code-evolution-part-1Also, be sure to check out more insightful content from our DAC News Desk for video interviews with personal perspectives and valuable information from industry experts, and In-depth articles on a wide variety of business technology categories.

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Back @ IT: The Low-Code/No-Code Evolution (Part 1)

Low-code/no-code isn't just the hottest buzzword/term now, but a major technology category with huge growth potential in this decade. In part 1 of this series, I explore the evolution of low-code/no-code, call out a few players in the space, and leave you with tips to consider before choosing a solution.Source info:Intrado: https://www.globenewswire.com/news-release/2020/11/10/2123468/0/en/Global-187-Billion-Low-Code-Development-Platform-Market-to-2030.html#:~:text=The%20global%20low%2Dcode%20development,period%20(2020%2D2030). Excel history: https://microsoft.fandom.com/wiki/Microsoft_Excel SAP Purchases Appgyver: https://news.sap.com/2021/02/sap-acquire-appgyver/ John’s take on Appgyver: https://mydacfeed.com/view/video/sap-acquires-no-code-platform-appgyver App references:Retool: https://retool.com/Bubble: https://bubble.io/Excel: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/excelWordpress: https://wordpress.com/ Microsoft Power Apps: https://powerapps.microsoft.com/ AWS Honeycode: https://www.honeycode.aws/ Google Appsheet: https://www.appsheet.com/ AppGyver: https://www.appgyver.com/

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Power Automate Connectors for Document Signing

There are 400 active connectors in Power Automate today. There are 10 focused on Document signing. We go through each and review and rank them so you don't have to!

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Back @ IT: How Does Blockchain Impact Taxes?

With the rise of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies based on blockchain, it's important to understand the tax implications for digital currency. Listen in as I break down blockchain, cryptocurrencies, and some helpful tax info along the way.Also, if you are looking for in-depth tax information and real customer stories, be sure to join us for our Tax Binge Day event on Feb 24 from 11am - 1pm ET.

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Back @ IT segment: Thoughts on AI - Part 4: What's Next for AI?

In part 4 of this series, I explore what's next for AI. Artificial intelligence has been utilized in many ways and areas and is still breaking into new frontiers. Listen in as I share thoughts on new areas for AI and what to expect in the future.And, be sure to check out part 1, part 2, and part 3 of this series. Additional sources:More on DNA storage: https://news.microsoft.com/innovation-stories/hello-data-dna-storage/More on Gartner DNA predictions: https://siliconangle.com/2020/10/21/gartners-predictions-dna-storage-expanding-cio-roles/ More on AI helping to fight cancer: https://scienceblog.cancerresearchuk.org/2020/04/01/new-blood-test-study-uses-artificial-intelligence-to-identify-cancer-but-its-not-ready-for-patients-yet/ 

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Back @ IT segment: Thoughts on AI - Part 3: AI and Consumer Adoption

In part 3 of this series: Are people really adopting AI or is there still resistance? People are adopting AI more and more without even knowing it and it’s being used in tech and non-tech companies. Listen in as I talk through these ideas.  And, be sure to check out part 1 and part 2 of this series. Additional source:Wired source: https://www.wired.com/2014/10/future-of-artificial-intelligence/

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Back @ IT segment: Thoughts on AI - Part 2

In part 2 of this series, I share thoughts on AI in the world of Tax. This is an interesting area for AI to dive into considering all the rules and regulations that accompany anything in tax. What's in store for AI and Tax? Take a listen.If you want to learn and engage more on the topic of taxes, reserve your seat and join us on our Tax Binge Day on February 24, 2021.If you missed part 1 of the series, be sure to check it out here.Additional source:Deloitte study: https://www2.deloitte.com/global/en/pages/tax/articles/artificial-intelligence-in-tax.htmlFor more great tax-related content, be sure to check these posts:Understanding Sales Taxes and VAT TaxesWhen GP Tax Tables Are Not EnoughIt's A Taxing Situation in D365 BC and NAV

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Back @ IT segment: Thoughts on AI - Part 1

In part 1 of this series, I share my thoughts on the growth and proliferation of Artificial Intelligence (AI). AI is being used in many industries, such as marketing to service, and is being used to learn about things and learn about us humans, even learn failure. What does the future hold for AI?Additional sources:Wired source: https://www.wired.com/story/new-artificial-intelligence-mistakes-purpose-chess/  Fortune Business Insights source: https://www.fortunebusinessinsights.com/industry-reports/artificial-intelligence-market-100114 Towards Data Science source: https://towardsdatascience.com/democratization-of-ai-de155f0616b5