Let’s Get Real About RPA

Demand for robotic process automation (RPA) solutions continues to escalate. Research firm Forrester predicts that RPA market growth will reach USD 2.9 billion in 2021, up from just USD 250 million in 2016.[1] But before you put software robotics front and centre of your business optimisation strategy, there’s a caveat. According to the same Forrester report, “to be sustained, RPA must offer more than plugging gaps in legacy systems”. Like any technology, RPA has its capabilities and shortcomings – and these need to be understood in the context of your business as well as the broader process automation landscape.

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RPA – It’s Not All About The Bots

Robotic process automation has been getting a lot of sensationalised media coverage lately with threats of mass unemployment making the headlines several times. The thing is, whilst it’s exciting to think of shiny robots joining you at the water cooler, that’s not what RPA is about! It’s quite boring actually, compared to the flashy computer-generated images of robots you see floating around today (of which we are guilty too).

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Are You A Creative Or Strategic Thinker? Your Job Is Safe From AI – For Now

In a world marked by accelerating technological progression, it is no wonder there are split opinions about whether emerging technologies present an opportunity or a threat to society. Over the past decade alone, our lives – both professional and personal – have been deeply affected and, in a way, dominated by technological advances. Twenty years ago, who would have thought that a device that fits in your pocket could be as powerful as a supercomputer?

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7 Simple Ways To Take Your Small Business Digital

Running a small business can often mean you’re a ‘Jack-of-all-trades’ some days. You might be the designer, accountant, office manager, marketing exec and customer service advisor all before lunch-time. So, for you busy entrepreneurs here are seven useful apps which will allow you to work from anywhere, get things done quicker and remember to do the things you said you would!

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My Company Is Only Small – Can I Afford RPA?

Robotic process automation (RPA) is an exciting opportunity, but as with any emerging technology, it’s easy to think it’s “probably too expensive” for companies on a tight budget. Rolling-out software bots across an enterprise, across all processes and to fulfill many tasks can be quite an investment, yes, but there are also more realistic ways of getting started.

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Thirty Percent Cheaper Insurance Products With Insurtech

It’s no secret that insurance companies globally are beginning to take digital technology, or more specifically insurtech more seriously. As a way of launching the industry into the digital future. Despite being ever so slightly behind the curve, insurance firms large and small are toying with technology like software bots, artificial intelligence and IoT. Helping to increase customer loyalty, push their expenses down, and create more competitive products.

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Three Steps to Process Automation Success

Business process automation has been on the cards for some time now. You know you need it. You know how it will impact your company, but you’re not quite sure how to go about it. Here at Velocity IT, we are BPA pros and have seen it all. Let us take you through the three main steps we recommend you take to catching the process automation train.

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Three Simple Ways Of Getting Started With BPA

So, you’ve started your own business and, so far, things have gone swimmingly well. Demand is increasing, and you’ve even got a small team. But resources are limited, and optimising time and making your investments work harder for you are crucial to taking the business to the next level. While it’s still tempting to be a jack of all trades and do many of the tasks yourself, there are certain processes that, if automated, will help you make those much-needed time-savings. Here are three simple ways of getting started with BPA.

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