Changing the world with automation

Written by Manish Rai in Changing the world with automation on November 1, 2017
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In the last few years, most finance executives have embraced RPA for automating repetitive tasks. By doing so, they’ve achieved significant cost savings.

However, RPA has done little to automate document-centric processes such as invoice and P.O. processing. But new breakthroughs in cognitive automation technologies that leverage artificial intelligence (AI) to intelligently digitize documents are radically changing the game.

Written by Neeti Mehta in Changing the world with automation on October 31, 2017

Editor’s note: a condensed version of this blog originally appeared here on VentureBeat.

We live in exciting times of unprecedented change and unparalleled human progress. Automation has played a significant role in propelling this era of remarkable advancement. In just the last 24 months the worlds of RPA, AI and cognitive machine learning technologies have collided and robotics is in the real-world hands of businesses leaders, with companies already working with hundreds of bots as a part of their digital workforce.

Digital transformation is the new status quo. At the same time as we focus on cutting costs, delivering error-free transactions, creating new service models, etc., there are our human workforces –our people – to consider.

Written by Abhijit Kakhandiki in Changing the world with automation on September 27, 2017

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Ask Pankajam Sridevi about how back-office business processes at ANZ Bank have changed since she did her first pilot of robotic process automation (RPA).

Sridevi--who is managing director of the ANZ Bengaluru Hub division of ANZ Bank, which is a Fortune 100 bank with $68 billion in annual revenue and nearly 50,000 employees--started small in 2014: a six-week trial in which her team  deployed just 100 bots. The goal: to recruit, hire, and onboard seasonal employees more efficiently.

Written by Neeti Mehta in Changing the world with automation on August 30, 2017

Embracing the Audacity of BotsRPA has gained momentum and mainstream deployment over the last 2 years. As the worlds of RPA, AI and cognitive machine learning technologies collide – putting robotics into the real-world hands of businesses leaders – we are faced with a new reality full of questions.

Dilemmas that remain unanswered have led to an avalanche of discussions and debates that have moved from hypothetical to imminent for technology innovators everywhere – most especially here in the Silicon Valley. For example: “whom should the self-driving car choose to save in the event of an imminent accident, the pedestrian or the passenger in the car?”

Written by James Dening in Changing the world with automation on March 31, 2017

The title of this blog is a pretty bold statement. But it was the consensus among audience members of the Intelligent Automation panel in which I recently participated during KPMG’s and Outsource/SIG’s recent Zurich, Switzerland GBS Roadmap event.

Why go big and fast or fail? There are two tiers of benefits to RPA. The first is reducing head count or increasing the productivity of existing head count, both of which equate to cost savings. The second is outcomes such as increased accuracy, better regulatory compliance, streamlined processes, etc.

Written by Shared Services & Outsourcing Network – SSON in Changing the world with automation on March 2, 2017

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The role of Shared Services Centers has evolved over the past 20 years from centralizing business support functions to unlock key cost efficiencies, into a transformation approach driven to implement process excellence and driving new growth. The commercial reality of today’s digital economy highlights that traditional business rules no longer apply in an environment where digital transformation is bringing down barriers to entry across the board.