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December 11, 2019
Acquia's acquisition of AgilOne, a customer data platform specializing in analytics, shows it's serious about competing against CX platforms from Adobe, Oracle and SAP.
November 04, 2019
Microsoft changes name of Flow to Power Automate, adds virtual agents to Power Platform among host of robotic process automation tools in latest release.
September 24, 2019
Microsoft broadens Dynamics 365 retail apps suite by introducing an e-commerce platform, as well as tools to track product data and intermingle physical and online retail data.
September 18, 2019
Salesforce will add Einstein AI to its cloud search functionality in hopes of better assessing context, personalization and reducing false hits for end-user queries.
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A lack of standards around chatbot development has created a situation in which enterprises are building and rebuilding bots. But that could change in the near future. Continue Reading
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