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My First Post Covid Trip

Ok everyone, I’m down near the island (South Padre) in my first post #covid, opening meetings with a few potential customers.  I had a post yesterday about going on a plane, and many people were interested in how the meetings turned out.  Here is a run down of how things went. Many of us have a pre flight preparation routine. I’m no different.  About 2 – 3 hours before…

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Do RPA practitioners eat their own food?

I was reading an article recently about how consultancies that implement RPA don’t even use it.  Of course I began to fall out of my chair, as it reminded me of the Zig Ziglar story about selling pots and pans.  How can you be any good at it if you don’t have a pair of pots or pans that you’re selling, if you don’t believe in your product?

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Microsoft buys Softomotive

Microsoft purchased Softomotive, an RPA vendor. When these types of consolidation happen it lends credibility to an industry. I’ve watched this happen in other industries before, like when Oracle bought big machines, when IBM bought Varicent, when SAP bought Callidus and the list goes on. These acquisitions all had their pro’s and cons. I can’t help but wonder what the result of this one will yield.

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RPA quick fixes in a pandemic – Speed and accuracy are even more valuable in a crisis situation

Speed and accuracy are even more valuable in a crisis situation. Different organizations need different responses – fast. Is RPA one of the unsung heroes in the fight against Coronavirus?

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Is salesforce turnover getting your business down? Our survey shows that technology could make it better

According to the Sales Management Association’s report, Salesperson Retention and Turnover, “Businesses retain just 71% of salespeople annually, on average.” You don’t need the HR Director to tell you the exact numbers: every business manager knows that attrition and high staff turnover eat into profits, slow down productivity and damage morale and company culture. So…

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Latest market data: RPA uptake is big Gartner’s latest report tells us what we’re doing right

Here are the headlines from Gartner’s Market Share Analysis: Robotic Process Automation, Worldwide, 2018 (published June 2019.) The RPA software market grew 63.1% in 2018 to USD 846m It’s the fastest growing enterprise software sector RPA is growing along industry and functional lines Legacy systems integration is a key driver for RPA adoption Digital transformation…

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RPA is good for your health It’s official… for UK NHS employees at least

The UK’s National Health Service (NHS) is getting in on the RPA act. One of its leading hospital trusts has just launched a Centre of Excellence to promote use of RPA technology. Robot surgeons it is not. In fact the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital Foundation NHS Trust has more prosaic but no less important goals…

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Don’t get starry-eyed about RPA We like Forbes’ practical, risk-aware approach

While we’re evangelical about the benefits RPA can bring, we’d be the first to counsel that it takes careful planning and an informed approach if you want to drive maximum value out of the technology. So we say bravo to Forbes’ Naveen Joshi, for his excellent and well balanced article Leverage RPA, But Plan For…

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RPA infographic: spot the difference!

Trying to explain RPA to co-workers or budget-holders? Here’s a simple example that should open their eyes to its transformative power for your business. The RPA bot chews 45 days out of this process – and the step by step comparison spells out exactly how.     Want more irrefutable evidence and concrete examples? Download…

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HR is all about people But now they’re not afraid of machines on their teams

The discipline of HR is of course a very personal one. It’s about attracting, retaining and sustaining workforces to get the best from them. There’s a reason why more and more organizations are appointing People Directors rather than HR Directors. Very positively, the focus is more and more on understanding and serving individuals and groups…

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A big week for Intelligent Automation – Five Highlights from the IA Week Chicago Event

We had a blast this week on our stand at Intelligent Automation 2019 in Chicago, USA. The appetite for RPA and robotic operations is huge and we were busy from morning to night talking to customers and partners about how they could apply RPA to their critical business processes. There were some real lightbulb moments…

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RPA Skills

Meet the people who’ll make your RPA happen Tech skills are just a small part of what they need to be effective RPA jobs are big news for IT people, from high school leavers to senior level transformation specialists. CIO community The Enterprisers Project published an article this week that articulates the growth in RPA…

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