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5 03, 2018

Post the RPA Pilot – An Operating Model for Scale (Psst..You have help)


In my last 2 posts I talked about setting up the RPA CoE and how that can be a very daunting list of activities. But for those who have made the decision to adopt RPA as an enterprise strategy for Automation, fear not. You have help. Apart from the Service Providers who have their own methodologies and models, software vendors [...]

5 03, 2018

RPA and Intelligent Automation for Optical Character Recognition based Business Processes


Many organizations today have well established OCR Processes where accuracy rates are pre-established based on the OCR Toolset deployed and have Standard Operations Procedures defined for the Sorters, Scanner, Verifiers and data-entry operators. Our purpose here is to address how an Organization can improve Efficiency, Accuracy and/or reduce cost of these Business Processes by using [...]

5 03, 2018

You don’t need to be a Developer to do this! – The RPA Edition


In the heyday of Y2K testing craze, Test Automation tools were all any one could talk about. I recall vendors selling their software directly to the business with the promise of “You do not need to be a developer to automate”. The idea on the face of it was very simple. “You perform your actions on the screen [...]

5 03, 2018

Our best RPA engineer at Offshore almost quit! Here’s why.


One of the first things we did when we started Accelirate was setup an offshore delivery center and hire Perdie, the best RPA engineer out there. Having built successful technology offshoring companies, we were eager to apply the cost-arbitrage model in RPA as well. (What can I say, when you have a hammer everything is [...]

5 03, 2018

Is Robotic Business Process Automation (RPA) a challenge to BPO, BPM and EAI?


No matter how you look at it, Robotic Process Automation and Smart Business Process Automation using Cognitive Technologies is a disruptive trend. RPA Technology will have much further reach into the market than just the larger Enterprises. The Lower Cost, Shorter Implementation Time Cycles and Less Technologically Intrusive nature of RPA implementations lends itself to [...]

5 03, 2018

Yet another article on so called “Digital Transformation” but this time in the context of Robotic Process Automation!


“Digital Transformation” is one of the buzz words that has been thrown around quite frequently these days. It seems everyone has their own answer to the question “What is Digital Transformation?” A better way to think about it is to address the “Why/How?” questions around Digital Transformation first. In this article, we try to address [...]

5 03, 2018

Digital Transformation, The Great Game – “What do Blockchain, AI, IOT and APIFication mean for my Business?”


In Part 3 of 3, series of “Digital Transformation, The Great Game”, we will talk about some of today’s mega Technology trends around Blockchain, AI, IOT and “APIFication”. There is enough information about all of these topics in plenty of other news sources so I have no intention of defining each of these. My purpose [...]

5 03, 2018

Digital Transformation. The Great Game. Part 1 of 3


This is a brief story of “Digital Transformation” from a Writer’s Layman point of view. These two words are flashed everywhere by highly paid Experts and Consultants to an extent where they claim that every business will die if it does not Digitally transform itself frantically by adopting all or most of the new age [...]

5 03, 2018

RPA Lessons Learnt #3


Every RPA Developer understands the struggle of trying to automate a process that requires some type of Citrix or virtualized environment interaction, it’s a constant battle of trying to reliably interact with the underlying system whilst at the same time considering the validation criteria required to satisfy the business requirements. Here are the top 2 [...]

2 03, 2018

Why Credit Card Transactions and Banking Operations have successful RPA implementations


Transaction based companies that are highly regulated are a naturally ripe spot for Robotic Process Automation. Large payment processors like Mastercard, Visa and many banks like Capital One, Barclays have become the posterchild for RPA initiatives. When looking at workflows to evaluate KPI’s for an RPA Implementation, often overlooked criteria are scale and Executive buy in from [...]

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