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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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RPA in HR – Automation raises ethical questions for HR leaders

Automation raises ethical questions for HR leaders That’s exactly why they need to nurture their specialists We spotted a thought-provoking article in Personnel Today, the UK’s leading free-access HR website. It considers the implications of automation and AI on the workplace and highlights the possibility of undermining equality and gender pay principles when bias becomes…

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UIPATH FORWARD LAS VEGAS BLOG

Best foot Forward at UiPath’s visionary ‘Reboot Work’ event 7 highlights from UiPath Forward III, October 14-16 2019, Las Vegas We’re just about recovered from the high-energy, high-inspiration three days we spent at UiPath’s Las Vegas conference. What a gig it was! We met some amazing people, shared our views with peers, tech specialists and…

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Automating at scale

Automating at scale: can you see the big picture?  Why some organizations live to regret starting small with RPA By Gautame Vasista At the start of the RPA journey, most organizations tend to focus in on individual processes, or even a part of a process. First stage RPA projects typically have a small scope, investigating…

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Clash of Clans

How Liam Neeson got me to program my first bot Doug Erb It was the Super Bowl in 2015 and Liam Neeson is on a commercial promoting a game that my children had been playing a little. I enjoyed playing games when I was younger, and thought this one looked interesting, plus my kids wanted…

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