Successive waves of automation technologies have left many organisations with a mixed automation portfolio. Since the functionality of automation types only overlaps marginally, if at all, they end up co-existing rather than replacing each other.
Digital Transformation is one of the top corporate goals, but until comparatively recently it was very much a top-down phenomenon – with enabling automation technologies deployed centrally and permeating downwards to departmental and employee level.
As always, heaps of great material at this year’s Imagine events in London and New York. For me the most thought-provoking was Mihir’s keynote looking at trends in the use of Automation Anywhere extrapolated into the near future.
Don’t automate a broken process - there’s nothing so useless as doing more efficiently that which should not be done at all.
In our experience, the most important but angst-ridden and difficult step for customers is moving from RPA-curious to taking the plunge - developing the right Automation Anywhere deployment strategy, and preferably one which embodies and builds upon best-practice foundations.
The Thin Client – a workstation with no physical storage, no processor and no memory-hungry graphical operating system – basically a screen and keyboard accessing personal applications and data remotely – was touted widely in Information Technology for a long time, particularly by the late lamented Sun Microsystems, intent on breaking the WIntel control of the corporate desktop. Arguably it became a widespread reality because of the high-speed internet and Cloud technologies.
This video shows how time-consuming and error-prone aspects of the recruitment process can be speeded-up and made more secure, using Automation Anywhere’s Robotic Process Automation (RPA) platform. Extra Technology is an Automation Anywhere Partner offering software, consultancy and training.
Perceived benefits from Robotic Process Automation are changing.
A great couple of days at Automation Anywhere’s Imagine event in London, which helped crystallise impressions of how the RPA market is evolving.