Automation is already pervasive in our lives—from tried-and-true mechanized assembly lines to the dawn of self-driving cars. But how can you use advanced forms of automation to improve your business processes?
Download this starter guide for a detailed look at robotic process automation (RPA), a type of automation that can help you:
Also explore the definition and features of RPA, as well as the types of automation software.
Robotic process automation (RPA) has emerged as a hugely popular business-IT priority – and with good reason. RPA platforms grow more and more sophisticated by the day, opening up fresh automation opportunities throughout the enterprise and business.
But RPA platforms generally aren’t a one-size-fits-all investment.
In this market guide, find out how the top RPA vendors stack up against one another on key investment criteria, including ideal use cases, unique RPA capabilities, and more.
After evaluating all the options on the market, one company chose Automation Anywhere RPA to start its digital transformation journey and automate its invoice processing, help desk, and internal financial reporting processes. The company achieved its initial goals—and more. It got the first initiative—automating accounts payable—up and running in less than 6 months, and increased the efficiency of the operation by 300%.
Bancolombia is an award winning, full-service financial institution that provides banking services to customers in 12 different countries and is one of the 10th largest financial groups in Latin-America.With bots from Automation Anywhere, Bancolombia sifts through structured, semi-structured, and unstructured customer data to transform their BPM. Bots automate hundreds of processes and greatly increasing back office efficiency, saving Bancolombia a significant amount of time servicing customers. This has led to an increase in CSAT numbers and has created additional revenue streams.
Forbes recently referred to robotic process automation (RPA) as “a gateway drug to AI,” referencing its low barrier to entry compared to other technology choices within the AI realm. But while experts continue to tout the future of RPA, what can we expect of it in the short-term?
Jump into this resource to get a peek at how experts are predicting RPA’s 2019 will pan out, including notable market shifts, major technology disruptions, and entirely new RPA use cases.
For Denise Bailey, Principal at Elliot Davis, staying on top of the latest accounting technologies is a critical component of her job – and one that she’s extremely passionate. When evaluating new technologies, Denise puts a premium on security, customer service, and a flexible integrations environment. Read the full story to learn how the firm and its QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise clients have benefited from anytime/anywhere access and enhanced security with a cloud hosting.
"The average company uses more than 50 security vendors: firewalls, web proxies, SIEM, appliances, intelligence - and the list goes on. Do you have more security tools than you can handle? There’s an easier way to make the most of your existing investments.
We'll share ways you can reduce security alerts and extend your security off network, anywhere users go, with Cisco Umbrella. Built with a bidirectional API, Cisco Umbrella easily integrates with the other systems in your stack, so you can extend protection from on-premises security appliances to devices and sites beyond your perimeter — and amplify investments you’ve already made.
Read the eBook to learn more about getting more bang for your security buck."
RPA platforms represent a hyper growth market, with enterprises investing in new RPA platforms for process and task automation to achieve greater operating efficiency and agility, while allowing the human workforce to focus on more strategic and higher priority projects and tasks. Intelligent process automation (IPA) is in an early phase of its evolution and represents the next frontier for RPA vendors. This Ovum Decision Matrix (ODM) is a comprehensive evaluation to help enterprise IT and business leaders, including chief information officers (CIOs), enterprise and process architects, IT directors, line-of-business (LOB) leaders and process owners, and digital transformation leaders select an RPA platform that is well suited to their specific requirements.
The advent of artificial intelligence (AI) has shown incredible promise across a wide range of industries. But the benefits of automation have mostly occurred through Robotic Process Automation (RPA), which automates repetitive, mundane tasks – liberating workers to focus on higher-level business initiatives that only humans are capable of providing. After successful trials in most of the world’s largest organizations, automation and AI are poised to transform the global workplace. Making Work Human: 5 Challenges, research by Goldsmiths, University of London, supported by Automation Anywhere, seeks to uncover the main obstacles that organizations must now overcome in order to scale automation and AI, and recognize the true potential of these ground-breaking technologies.
Learn how your CIO’s creativity could be crucial to your RPA’s success and understand how to get IT involved in the process.
Find out how a collaborative approach to RPA has driven success for some of Automation Anywhere’s customers, including UBS Group.
Learn why companies aren’t currently embracing RPA at scale and understand how to tackle different scaling challenges, from reaching the ceiling of a small Proof of Concept to keeping your people and RPA strategies aligned.
Find out how scale was successfully achieved for some of Automation Anywhere’s customers, including Bancolombia.
A mobile, flexible work experience doesn’t just help you attract the best employees—it also helps your organization become more productive and innovative. Read this ebook to find out how Citrix Workspace can help you:
• Empower employees and teams anywhere, on any device
• Simplify and improve both security and endpoint management
• Adopt new technologies more quickly and effectively
Published By: Procore
Published Date: Jun 25, 2019
Top 6 Rework Offenders Killing Your Margins
How much are you losing to rework?
Sources say it can be anywhere from nine to thirty per cent of your profits. It may seem like these losses are an unavoidable and accepted part of the building process, but it doesn't have to be...
Download this eBook to learn about the top six mistakes that create rework, and how to avoid them.
Published By: Red Hat
Published Date: Jun 19, 2019
Technology has fundamentally changed the way we live. Access to data and information anytime,
anywhere is no longer a luxury—it is a requirement, in both our personal and professional lives. For
IT organizations, this means pressure has never been greater to deliver higher-quality applications
more often, enabling companies to stay relevant and seize digital business opportunities.
Cloud-native is an approach to building applications that takes advantage of cloud computing
models and DevOps principles to make the delivery of new features and services faster and more
flexible. With a cloud-native strategy, organizations can begin the culture, process, and technology
changes needed to meet new demands and become an IT organization that can deliver business
The following checklist will assess your needs and possible business impacts to help you choose a
cloud-native platform that benefits the business, developers, and IT operations team.
Published By: Red Hat
Published Date: Jun 19, 2019
The days of monolithic application development are over.
And while “digital transformation” may sound like a fancy
buzzword that ranks alongside blockchain, agile, and cloud, it’s
not all hype. With transformation comes unprecedented levels
of speed, consistency, and efficiency that are fundamentally
changing the way developers do their jobs.
Yes, that includes you.
Much of the burden and pressure to deliver on the promises made
by the business falls on the shoulders of IT developers. In a world
where users demand new applications, features, and updates
across all their devices in real time, container technology is your
secret weapon. Containers let you work smarter by creating
consistent development environments to rapidly develop and
deliver cloud-native applications that can run anywhere. With
containers, you can also deliver microservices that eliminate
lengthy regression testing cycles, deploy without disruption,
and provide a mechanism for patching or rolling back code on
WE LIVE IN A WORLD WHERE WORK IS NO LONGER A PLACE WHERE YOU GO. It’s what you do — a dynamic activity that people expect to accomplish anywhere, anytime, on any device. Supporting today’s workforce requires a digital platform that empowers productivity and ensures security and management at scale everywhere: on site, on the road, or in the cloud.
According to IDC, by 2020, mobile workers will account for 72 percent of the U.S. workforce. And they won’t be just checking email. These workers want to be productive 24/7. That means access to data, documents, and corporate apps anywhere, anytime, on any device. Enterprises, however, are struggling to allow more workers to use additional devices from a multitude of locations.
Published By: Zscaler
Published Date: Jun 19, 2019
When’s the last time someone said they liked VPN? The way we work has changed. We access apps from any device, from anywhere, and we expect a fast, seamless experience when we do so. Now, enterprises are able to deliver this, and improve security with cloud services called Zero Trust Network Access (ZTNA) technologies. A modern alternative to VPN.
Published By: Forcepoint
Published Date: Jun 06, 2019
As more and more companies are encouraging their employees to work from anywhere, on any device, data loss prevention (DLP) has evolved from an option to a requirement. In the past, DLP has been associated with complicated deployments and pervading operational management issues, yet DLP is not so much a product but a strategy—success depends on methodology and execution.
Download the whitepaper for insightful guidance on implementing DLP. Key topics include:
• Latest data-breach trends
• Assessing DLP vendors
• Nine-step framework
• Best practices to ensure success
Traditional IT finance funding processes can no longer keep pace with fast-changing customer demands. Discover a more dynamic approach to funding technology and innovation – one that enables investing almost anytime and anywhere.
Read this briefing to find out:
• why funding must be uncoupled from the annual budgeting process
• how the decentralisation of IT is shaping investment strategies
• what a new approach to evaluating success should look like
• how Technology Business Management can help.
The University of Melbourne deployed Automation Anywhere’s Robotic Process Automation (RPA) technology to reduce manual work and automate a range of administrative processes across student admissions, faculty administration, and supplier tracking. The deployed software bots now automate the entry of all data and attachments for new admission applications, and the university has slowly expanded its automation capabilities for staff across other faculties. This has allowed the University of Melbourne to increase the efficiency of critical business processes, boost staff engagement, and improve customer experience for its teachers and student body.
In this InfoBrief, we discuss the broad impact of digitization and how organizations are utilizing RPA technologies for driving business outcomes. We also share use cases and examples from different sectors, as well as key factors that organizations need to consider when selecting a partner for RPA deployment. Since RPA is the latest buzzword, there is a lot of noise around this topic and we aim to filter the noise and provide key insights, as well as offer essential guidance for successful RPA strategies.
Technology is meant to make our lives easier and more efficient. When it’s
done right, it can accelerate and transform the way individuals and businesses
operate. So, when it comes to something as essential as communications, the
technology can make or break your organization’s productivity.
In today’s fast-paced business environment, you can’t afford to miss a call.
And communications technologies have expanded to include collaboration
tools, as well as basic and advanced voice functions, like ‘on-the-fly’ call
routing. Add to that the growing need for anywhere, anytime access to voice
and collaboration tools and you end up with the perfect storm of complexity
and lost productivity – just the opposite of what you were aiming for.
As a secure internet gateway, Cisco Umbrella helps you tackle the challenges of mobility, SaaS, and branch transformation by offering a single platform that secures access to and use of the cloud, SaaS applications, branch offices, and endpoints.
It's your first line of defense against threats -- anytime and anywhere your users access the internet, traffic goes through Umbrella first.
To understand how a secure internet gateway provides 360-degree security for access to and use of the cloud, read the ebook.
So you’re interested in cognitive RPA? You’re not alone. Almost half of enterprises implementing RPA in the next six months will be doing so with RPA solutions that offer cognitive capabilities.
But just as the processes you can automate using cognitive RPA are more complex, implementing the software itself can be tricky.
To find out more about how Automation Anywhere can help, download this whitepaper today.
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