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Bots can deliver rapid results and immediate ROI

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”.[1] This involves a move, in many industries, towards digital investments that can deliver tangible business value.

One technology approach that can fit snugly into the “pragmatic” category is robotic process automation (RPA) – provided it’s deployed to run the right types of tasks, as part of a sound business optimisation strategy. When used in tandem with other process re-engineering efforts, RPA can yield significant benefits.

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Exploring the benefits of RPA

Exploring the benefits of Robotic Process Automation

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.

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Industrial déjà vu? How to automate without putting jobs at risk

Recent years have seen automation technologies like Robotic Process Automation (RPA) being implemented across every industry. While this technology has many business benefits – such as boosting efficiency and productivity and saving costs – there are growing concerns that workplace automation will make human labour redundant; leaving employees without work, and businesses without consumers.

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Workshop Wisdom from our Spring RPA Breakfast Meeting

With RPA being such a powerful tool that solves many business problems, it is understandable that people have many questions and with the abundance of information out there we realised it could feel like a bit of a mine field. We therefore wanted to offer delegates a platform on which to talk freely and directly about RPA in an open, face-to-face setting, see how the software works first-hand, discuss the business drivers and, most importantly, ask those probing questions that search engines can’t answer.

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Velocity IT hosts RPA Breakfast Workshop to help London-based organisations get started with Robotic Process Automation

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.

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3 Reasons Why Your IT Department Resists RPA

In the age of digital optimisation, it’s no surprise that businesses are always on the lookout for ways to tighten up their operations, streamline processes and improve efficiency, both in terms of time and money. Robotic process automation (RPA) is one of the key technologies that has risen to meet this demand and as the bedrock of all digitised operations in your company, it’s logical that the IT department should be one of the first to embrace this new innovation.

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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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Will bots take your job or keep you in business?

Automation technologies help firms to optimise resources, elevate performance and maintain a competitive advantage. In industries where growing regulatory pressures, data volumes and customer expectations are a challenge, robotic process automation (RPAcan lighten the load. RPA solutions can be configured to automate routine, repetitive and time-consuming processes. The software ‘bot’ operates on application user interfaces (UI) in the same way a human would – only much faster and more accurately.

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