Automation is already pervasive in our lives—from tried-and-true mechanized assembly lines to the dawn of self-driving cars. But how can you use advanced forms of automation to improve your business processes?
Download this starter guide for a detailed look at robotic process automation (RPA), a type of automation that can help you:
Also explore the definition and features of RPA, as well as the types of automation software.
Robotic process automation (RPA) has emerged as a hugely popular business-IT priority – and with good reason. RPA platforms grow more and more sophisticated by the day, opening up fresh automation opportunities throughout the enterprise and business.
But RPA platforms generally aren’t a one-size-fits-all investment.
In this market guide, find out how the top RPA vendors stack up against one another on key investment criteria, including ideal use cases, unique RPA capabilities, and more.
Published By: SAP Concur
Published Date: Aug 07, 2019
"Spend Management is the planning, process, and system of managing business dollars to positively affect the production of products and services. Spend management usualy includes processes relating to procurement, supply chain management, and outsourcing. Optimal spend management relies on the ability to understand and control company spend through automation tools and analytics.
Steps to Strategic Spend Management
All CFOs are concerned with how their company is spending its money. However, this is of particular concern for CFOs of small to mid-size businesses who need to manage their cash flow effectively to survive.
To survive and maintain a competitive advantage, companies need to be strategic in their spend management and identify ways to invest wisely to meet current demands and fuel growth for the future. Expense and invoice management can no longer be viewed as simply a cost center.
Download this white paper to explore five initiatives that can help guide your company towa
Published By: SAP Concur
Published Date: Aug 07, 2019
"Decided you want - or need - an automated AP solution?
AP automation lets you improve the way you manage and pay your vendor invoices. But full disclosure: we know it can be challenging for many people to drive accounts payable change within their business - especially when you're bogged down in your day-to-day tasks.
That's why we built this guide. It'll help you lay the groundwork to plan, write, and present a business case that you can sell into your business leaders. This includes:
Tips, data, templates, and worksheets for calculating ROI
What information to collect and present
Real-life “horror stories”
How to corral your business case committee"
Published By: SAP Concur
Published Date: Aug 07, 2019
"In the ever-evolving business landscape, managing company spend has become progressively more challenging for financial decision makers. Increasing mobile work forces, and an expanding number of vendors and invoices mean more transactions to track and manage. Automating expense, travel and invoicing is a sure way to gain a precise picture of how money is flowing through an organization. Firms of all sizes, geographies, and industries have found that automation is a simple and effective method for improving efficiencies, reducing operating expenditures, and boosting employee satisfaction.
Download the report today to learn more about the benefits of automated solutions."
"Agile BI requires more than just agile dashboards. True agility means prototyping data models quickly so business users can continuously iterate on them. Application development and delivery professionals working on BI initiatives should consider adding DWA platforms to their BI toolbox.
This Forrester report discusses how seven data warehouse automation vendors bring Agile options to all phases of BI/analytics application development. Read more to find out how these platforms help facilitate shorter development cycles."
For enterprise businesses, the conversations you are having with your customers and employees can help transform your future. At Verint Next IT, we deliver intelligent self-service solutions to help companies elevate the customer experience while driving operational efficiency.
We understand that the challenge for many companies exploring AI and automation initiatives lies in knowing the right place to start and also how to grow. That’s why we offer AI Blueprint™.
With AI Blueprint and our proven Alme® platform, we ensure that every enterprise succeeds with AI now and in the future.
Download the eBook to learn:
• What AI Blueprint is, what it does and why it matters
• The benefits of Conversational AI and how it is transforming businesses everywhere
• Five ways AI Blueprint and our Alme platform help companies thrive with intelligent virtual assistant (IVA) and chatbot solutions
From intelligent automation to advanced analytics, disruptive technology will enable the finance function to provide all of its services more effectively and efficiently. Find out how technology will change the way finance delivers transactional services, expert services and business partnering,
Read this report to discover:
• how automation in finance can deliver expert services more reliably and with smaller workforces
• how to design an agile workforce of humans and technologies
• how the finance function will shift to be part of a cross-functional analytics model that provides key insights to the business
As companies increasingly recognize the business implications and
actionable benefits of AI, the question becomes: How will you use AI for your
Thanks to the Cogito platform based on AI algorithms, organizations can
effectively support and improve unstructured information management and
text analytics in order to:
Leverage all information, combining internal knowledge with other
information sources to extract relevant data
Provide effective and real-time insight on strategic initiatives, partners and
any third parties
Mitigate and even completely avoid risks for operations, reputation, etc.
through information analysis and monitoring
Know what competitors are doing and intercept market trends
Implement automation for the broader, more complex set of processes that
Free up teams to focus on more creative or critical activities inside the
See the entire business through a different perspective
Enterprises are cobbling together all the pieces that make up a digital business - improved analytics, scalable architecture, automation, and more engaging customer experiences, just to name a few. At the same time, they're facing the ever-present threats of cyber attacks and data breaches.
The advent of artificial intelligence (AI) has shown incredible promise across a wide range of industries. But the benefits of automation have mostly occurred through Robotic Process Automation (RPA), which automates repetitive, mundane tasks – liberating workers to focus on higher-level business initiatives that only humans are capable of providing. After successful trials in most of the world’s largest organizations, automation and AI are poised to transform the global workplace. Making Work Human: 5 Challenges, research by Goldsmiths, University of London, supported by Automation Anywhere, seeks to uncover the main obstacles that organizations must now overcome in order to scale automation and AI, and recognize the true potential of these ground-breaking technologies.
M arketing automation makes it possible to scale your best marketing practices. And it helps keep your sales and marketing teams aligned through every step of the process. From segmentation, lead generation, and scoring to building relationships across channels, marketing automation simplifies the way businesses reach and connect with their customers. In short, marketing automation means better customer experiences.
For 20+ years, many businesses have enjoyed the cost savings, operational efficiencies and process quality improvements that shared services centers (SSCs) were designed to deliver — but often not to the fullest extent.
In this eBook we will cover:
Standardized AP Processing without Disruption
Measuring and Evaluating KPIs with Automation
7 Tips for Mastering Modern-Day Finance SSCs
Achieving the Ultimate Control, Oversight & Orientation
Traditional, paper-based methods of AP invoice processing are associated with:
Longer processing times
...all barriers that ultimately impede business progress and the ability to gain a competitive advantage.
The purpose of this white paper is to explore the specific challenges faced by companies using manual processing methods while shedding light on the key features and proven benefits of Accounts Payable Automation.
For P2P and finance managers, the goal of automation is to make P2P cycles operate more effectively from end to end. For executive management, the end-all be-all is company profitability. That's why knowing how to appeal to c-suite members is essential for getting your automation initiative off the ground.Get key stakeholders on board with the help of this white paper that describes the values that appeal most to every party involved, like:
-Eliminating wasteful spending while improving operational efficiency
-Generating greater productivity from employees
-Reducing the number of complaints raised from late payments
In the innovation-focused world we live in, businesses that skimp on technology are the first to fall behind the competition. Top-performing enterprises have taken their AP operations to the next level by leveraging technology to streamline the AP process and allow for more strategic activities.This research report explores how best-in-class organizations are using emerging tech to operate AP departments at full potential and details strategies for success in the “Age of Intelligence,” including:
Adopting a customer service-led mentality for AP teams
Pursuing holistic & comprehensive AP process automation
Integrating more progressive technologies, such as mobility & RPA
Published By: OpenText
Published Date: Jun 28, 2019
Integration Technologies Should Reduce The Burden of Data Integration and Management
Digital transformation has multiplied the number of packaged applications and the interfaces that support them. It also requires a greater agility from businesses to follow growing customer demands for value, innovation, and
new and improved digital interactions. This means that interfaces must constantly evolve to support the continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) of systems of engagement. These applications are under pressure from customer experience, employee experience, and the required operational excellence of automation systems.
Reduce complexity and accelerate IT with an enterprise-wide approach to automation
“The Automated Enterprise” e-book shows the important role IT automation plays in business today. Optimize resources and speed development with Red Hat® management solutions, powered by Red Hat Ansible® Automation.
IT automation helps your business better serve your customers, so you can be successful as you:
Optimize resources by automating complex and manual processes
Accelerate service delivery while providing IT operations teams with control and visibility across a dynamic IT environment
Transform your enterprise into an efficient digital business and rise quickly to meet the evolving demands in your marketplace
Get the e-book to learn about the benefits of accelerating your operations, read success stories, and find out how easy it is for you to get started.
The Digital Trends 2019 survey closed with more than 12,500 responses worldwide!
The results are in for 2019 and once again, businesses have their sights set on improving customer experience. Data continues to dominate, with an understanding that smarter use will lead to greater rewards. Data ownership and compliance are top-of-mind. And technological advances are an exciting prospect for many. But some need more guidance to understand the benefits for their business. Discover what your top digital priorities for 2019 should be with the 2019 Digital Trends report by Econsultancy in association with Adobe.
Key topics that you’ll read more about in this year’s report:
• Optimising customer experience and delivering personalised experiences in real time.
• Using data better for smarter audience segmentation and targeting.
• Be wary of walled gardens. Control and own the data, and always be compliant.
• Automation is the future. Understand the benefits, learn how to use it.
Basic diagramming tools allow business users to define an initial business process and provide a good path to getting your processes off of sticky notes and into a digital format. However, if company-wide collaboration, real-time change management and integration with automation tools are important to you, a dedicated process modeling tool may be your better choice.
BPO providers are using robotic process automation to reduce the cost of business processing by up to 70%. Find out how to renegotiate your BPO contract to leverage their investment and accelerate your own automation journey.
Read this report to discover:
• why automation is a gamechanger for BPO contracts
• what your strategic options are for automating business processes
• a practical process for renegotiating contracts and implementing new solutions
• whether you have the right building blocks in place for the journey.
Many executives struggle to understand what intelligent automation means for their organisation and its operations. This global survey of almost 600 business leaders reveals the why, what and how of successful adoption.
Read the report to find out:
• which functions are leading on automation-related investment
• what executives experience as the biggest challenges to implementation
• how businesses expect IA to impact their existing workforce
• ten practical action points for driving scale in IA.
As organizations prioritize digital transformation initiatives, many are finding that legacy
networks are holding them back. To support new business models, cloud adoption, and an
explosion in connected devices, modern networks must support interoperability across data
centers, multiple clouds, branch locations, and edge devices. Applications now run at every
point on this spectrum, and they are critical to businesses’ ability to win in hypercompetitive marketplaces. Yet, even as business success has become more dependent on
this new architecture, and the amount of data flowing across connections has increased,
many organizations still lack a unified approach to management, automation, and security
The age of digital transformation is firmly here, and with it comes a seismic shift in how businesses must operate if they intend to stay relevant and profitable. Though the role of process in digital transformation is often over-hyped, in truth, it remains a critical element in the fight to win, serve, and retain customers. In this digital age, businesses must holistically reframe their investment in process automation. In short, a compelling vision for process excellence must underpin this digital transformation, thereby transforming customerfacing processes and digitizing operational processes.
The change is so profound that Forrester has renamed the category from business process management (BPM) to digital process automation (DPA). This shift, while continuing to drive down costs and drive up employee productivity, makes customer experience and digital transformation the primary success factors. This represents a powerful and necessary change of focus.
In July 2017, IBM commission
The future of business process management lies in Robotic Process Automation. This report covers the benefits of the technology and other business process optimization approaches that Best-in-Class organizations take to improve efficiency.