Microsoft Excel is widely relied upon as a data management tool. Many teams and departments use spreadsheets on a daily basis to collect, organise, manipulate and model data for use across a broad range of business processes.
In environments where many other applications and line-of-business systems are used to get work done, however, it can prove challenging to migrate data between Excel and these other software tools efficiently.
Digital transformation is a concept that’s constantly shifting shape. As new technologies are trialled, lessons are learned and businesses adapt their thinking, priorities are evolving.
After research revealed that more than 50% of digital transformation efforts stalled during 2018, Forrester predicted that 2019 will be “a year in which transformation will go pragmatic”.
Software Robotic Process Automation (or RPA for short) is used to automate every-day, rules-based tasks. RPA solutions, often referred to as ‘bots’, can be configured to manage mundane business activities independently and in many cases, with little or no human intervention.
Business optimisation through technology is a focus area for many organisations today. According to Brian Kropp, group vice president of Gartner’s HR practice, more than two-thirds of business leaders believe that their organisations could lose their competitive edge if they do not achieve significant digital transformation by 2020.
Disruptive market entrants, growing customer demands and advancing digital technologies all played their role in shaping the way that organisations optimised their operations during 2018.
Last week Velocity IT, a digital technology services firm with offices in the UK, India and South Africa, hosted a morning workshop at the trendy Citizen M Hotel in London. The topic of the day was robotic process automation (RPA); what it is, how it works and how to use it to produce financial and productivity benefits within a business.