Software robots in the workplace

Written by Jordan McMahon in Software robots in the workplace on April 16, 2015

50 processes to automateAmong the top 5 questions we're asked here is "What can your software automate?" If we've learned anything, it's that that question is one of the hardest ones to answer, and "any rules-based process" doesn't necessarily cut it. If you're anything like me, you want some specific processes, familiar and pertinent to YOUR job.

With that in mind, we created this infographic by functional area to help get you thinking about automtion in your own department. What processes would make sense for you to automate? 

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Written by Jordan McMahon in Software robots in the workplace on April 15, 2015

Recently, Software Quality Engineering got together a Cubs fan, a former hand scanner tester, and a QA/Business Analyst to talk about what they have in common: experience with test automation, particularly in its early days at each of their companies.

The result was a set of tips for picking test automation software, managing expectations, and getting started with starter test automation projects that set the stage for future success.

Written by Jordan McMahon in Software robots in the workplace on April 8, 2015

Robots in salesWe may not as a society feel quite ready for robot salespeople, but whether we’re prepared or not, robots are already in the sales world. They might not be reaching out their shiny, robotic hands and leading us to the product we’re looking for, or telling us in charmingly robotic monotone about in-store promotions, but they are transforming the way organizations around the world run their sales processes. 

Written by in Software robots in the workplace on April 2, 2015

The Greek myth of Sisyphus tells the story of a man doomed to continually roll a boulder up a steep hill. Each time he nears the top of the hill, however, the boulder tumbles back down, leaving Sisyphus laboring in vain for all eternity.

With the speed of business moving so quickly that it feels almost impossible to keep up, and with markets being more demanding than ever, businesses might find themselves feeling a bit like Sisyphus, fighting an uphill battle.

Written by Jordan McMahon in Software robots in the workplace on October 8, 2014

Faster, faster, do it faster: that's the mantra of today's fast-paced business climate. Office automation can certainly help to speed things up. Yet in itself it doesn’t answer the question of what should be accelerated or how. Contrary to what you might expect, squeezing more and more activities into smaller and smaller timeslots doesn’t always yield gains in productivity. Like with money and financial investments, a little reflection on where you put your automation can help sort out the projects with good returns from those with poor or even negative ones. Automation Anywhere has both tools and information to help users do that.

Written by Jordan McMahon in Software robots in the workplace on October 8, 2014

There’s the old adage that “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.”Perhaps processes in your business aren’t “broken,” but they could potentially benefit from some analysis to determine if they can run more efficiently, faster, and more cost effectively—particularly as repetitive choke points are revealed.