Pipefy joins efforts with IBM to scale its automation platform and help clients accelerate digital transformation

Through the IBM Open Ventures program, which provides commercial and technical support to the local business ecosystem, the global workflow and business process management startup will be able to offer digital transformation at scale.

IBM customers will now be able to reduce deployment time from months to days and at a lower cost, using Pipefy’s automation platform 


São Paulo, August xx, 2021 – IBM Brazil announced today that Pipefy, a global startup that offers no-code business process orchestration solutions, will be part of its open innovation program IBM Open Ventures, created in 2019 to help mature start-ups and scale-ups in the country. With the agreement, Pipefy will be able to accelerate its clients' digitization projects, at scale, on an agile and no-code platform, with support, technologies and deep industry knowledge from IBM.


Intelligent automation enables organizations to be “always-on,” optimizing the delivery of goods and services to provide seamless continuity in dynamic markets. According to the study carried out by CEOs from all over the world (CEO Study 2021), 44% of Brazilian CEOs see automation as a technology that will benefit them in the next 2-3 years1


"IBM Open Ventures was born to uncover innovative solutions in the Brazilian startup ecosystem that can be used in transformational projects. Together, IBM and Pipefy will help clients solve critical business problems in areas such as marketing, sales, process control and business continuity", said Marcelo Salim, IBM Open Ventures Leader. “Work with Pipefy increases our reach and allows us to bring the latest innovations to our customers, such as no-code, helping Pipefy scale its business,” he concluded.


With the acceleration of digital transformation projects, it is essential that companies have agile solutions that connect different areas of the business. Since its creation in 2015, Pipefy has offered solutions that empower citizen developers to design  automated workflows. Since then they’ve scaled their solution to a no-code platform for business orchestration, helping teams visualize and connect critical processes. Pipefy and IBM have a trusted relationship dating back multiple years. The companies  partnered on a separate project where they provided a combined solution to support mission critical operations for a defense and government program in Europe


Now, Pipefy will apply their no-code platform as a business orchestration layer that connects Robotic Process Automation (RPA) and IBM Watson to improve IBM’s solutions, helping customers visualize their end-to-end processes and accelerate digital transformation. At the same time, as part of IBM Open Ventures program, IBM will offer Pipefy’s orchestration platform on IBM Cloud – the industry’s most secure and open public cloud for business.


“Companies have realized the importance of investing in technologies that can increase the productivity of their workers. Pipefy gives anyone the power to manage and create personalized and automated workflows. Today we offer a variety of solutions with fast and flexible implementation that allow IT teams to move faster. Through the agreement with IBM, we will be able to bring agile and modern solutions to more and more companies in several industries such as retail, health, financial services, among others", said Alessio Alionço, founder and CEO of Pipefy.


IBM Open Ventures program works on two fronts: commercial and technical. The first is focused on generating visibility for companies that are part of the program through the ecosystem of partners and IBM Global Business Services. The second aims to work with startups, products and technical experts to accompany them on their journey to hybrid cloud and artificial intelligence. With its participation in IBM Open Ventures, Pipefy will have access to new customers of various industries and sizes and more than 190 APIs in the cloud, as well as IBM Watson, Blockchain and IoT services available in the IBM Cloud.


About Pipefy

Pipefy is the workflow management software that increases team productivity, centralizes data and standardizes processes for teams like Finance, HR, Customer Service, and more so those requesting services, those processing the requests and those managing the operation are more efficient. Through automated workflows and a no/low-code platform, Pipefy enhances speed, increases visibility, and delivers higher quality outcomes with ready-to-use, customizable workflows. Digitally transform your team in a matter of hours, not weeks or months. The company is headquartered in San Francisco, CA. Try Pipefy today!

About IBM Open Ventures

Open Ventures is the Open Innovation area of IBM Brazil, which integrates innovative organizations with high potential to solve business problems. This is a pioneering project that aims to identify, integrate and add to IBM's expertise innovative solutions that solve business challenges in transformational projects for different industries.


1 https://www.ibm.com/blogs/ibm-comunica/estudo-ibm-ceos/