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The ABC of Robotic Process Automation

Posted by Rita Brunk on 10/06/16 09:22

Genfour is writing The ABC of Robotic Process Automation, for Robotics Tomorrow. The ten-part blog series will answer a series of questions in order to provide an introduction to RPA and AI to business leaders, employees, and anyone with an interest in the rapid progression of automation. Click on the links below to view the series:

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Topics: How to work with robots

Robots and the Future of Humanity: Highlights from the FT’s special series

Posted by Hayley Lange on 06/05/16 10:48

At the beginning of May, the Financial Times launched a special series on robots and their impact on the future of humanity. Over the course of the series, titled ‘Robots: Friend or foe?’, the FT team meet the robots, talk to people who are already living and working with them, and consult some of the best brains in the field. We take a look at a few of the highlights from the series:

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Topics: I work with robots, How to work with robots

The British Productivity Problem

Posted by Hayley Lange on 04/04/16 09:48

A landmark study released last week revealed that most British workers are spending longer hours at work for little or no gain in productivity. According to the study, more than two-thirds of employees say they are working longer hours than two years ago, but only 10% believe they are more productive.

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Topics: How to work with robots

The Automation Journey - Power to the People!

Posted by James Hall on 02/11/15 09:37

To date most of the dialogue on automation has been about how it will impact people’s jobs, but not enough about the enhancements it will bring to the way we work.  The automation landscape will bring agile, intuitive and highly effective automation tools into the hands of those best able to use them to deliver business process.

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Topics: Artificial Intelligence, How to work with robots, Benefits

Can we trust the robots?!

Posted by Richard Denton on 28/05/15 05:43

The single biggest challenge facing Robotic Process Automation (RPA) revolves around trust, or moreover a lack of it. This mistrust exists in all departments that RPA  interacts with, be it IT, Operations,  Finance, Risk, the list goes on. So why does this lack of trust exist and how can we contextualise it to make the idea of robots less scary?

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Topics: Automation in Practise, How to work with robots, How to get started with Automation, Managing a virtual workforce

How can RPA help you keep your complaints in control?

Posted by Hayley Lange on 16/04/15 04:25

By deploying Robotic Process Automation (RPA) you reduce errors within your operation and are able to improve the speed of service allowing you to significantly reduce complaints.

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Topics: How to work with robots, Benefits, Customer Experience, Operational fixes

Having problems managing peaks and troughs? RPA can help!

Posted by Hayley Lange on 02/04/15 04:58

Pretty much every operation across every industry has the requirement to work out of hours from time to time. Out of hours work occurs for a number of reasons, including:-

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Topics: Business case, Operational requirements, How to work with robots, Automation opportunities, Operational fixes

Why your staff want Robotic Process Automation

Posted by Hayley Lange on 31/03/15 07:03

In our article ‘How Robotic Process Automation (RPA) motivates and retains your existing workforce’ we cover how employers benefit from deploying RPA.

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Topics: Operational requirements, Staff Retention, How to work with robots

How Robotic Process Automation motivates and retains your existing workforce

Posted by Hayley Lange on 24/03/15 08:47

Robots essentially remove the highly repetitive, and often mundane activities, that are usually the least enjoyable part of somebody’s job.

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Topics: Operational requirements, Staff Retention, How to work with robots

How to ensure a smooth handover of your Robotic Process Automation programme to BAU

Posted by Hayley Lange on 20/01/15 07:20

In a series of interviews Lee Edwards, expert in Robotic Process Automation (RPA), shares with us his experience of deploying RPA programmes. In this interview we discuss with Lee how to ensure a smooth handover of your RPA programme from build and design to BAU.

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Topics: Operational requirements, Automation in Practise, I work with robots, How to work with robots

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