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Covid 19 Shared Services GBS Remote Working: Legacy Shared Services Will Lose

Coming into 2020, we were living in a Winner Takes Most world. As for performance KPIs, companies who had grasped digital vs. companies that continued to wallow in a legacy infrastructure stood on opposite banks of an ever-increasing gulf. What have we learned 18 months on? Much comes to mind. Here, we reflect on 3 automation-related lessons.

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RPA Artificial Intelligence RPA and AI: Living up to the Hype?

Robotic Process Automation and Artificial Intelligence have promised great things for finance, but are they living up to the hype, so far?

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GBS Leadership RPA UiPath Execs Honoured on CRN’s 2021 Women of the Channel List

5 UiPath executives have been named on CRN’s 2021 Women of the Channel List. The list celebrates the strengths, visions and achievements of women in the IT channel.

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Automation Finance Automation UiPath Climbs 23% in the Company’s IPO

UiPath rose 23% in the company’s IPO. Shares closed at $69 making it one of the biggest US software debuts in history.

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RPA Realize The Power of Robotics in Shared Services - Infographic

Adoption of robotics is not yet widespread, but it is growing. To better understand how shared services are using robotics, we conducted a survey with over 100 global shared services professionals.

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Covid 19 Shared Services How Kier’s Shared Services Responded to Covid-19 How Kier’s Shared Services Responded to Covid-19

Our CEO Susie West recently interviewed Dan Foley, Finance Shared Services Director of Kier.

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Global Business Services Benchmarking/KPIs Hackett’s Guide to Becoming a World-Class GBS

Find out what 10 characteristics are found in world-class GBS organisations by downloading this Hackett White Paper.

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Business Process Management Transformation Putting the P in RPA

Choose the RIGHT processes for automating by following the golden rules and avoid the pitfalls of automating processes that should never have been automated.

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Transformation RPA 4 Steps to Ensure you have a World Class Digital Transformation Strategy

We’ve pulled together some key guides from the experts to help you navigate the tricky terrain of digital transformation

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T&E AP Tick that T&E Transformation off your To-do List

With the sheer volume of expense claims and invoices the typical enterprise company is processing each year, there is little wonder that in an already over-stretched department most companies don't have time to audit 100% of claims. But T&E claims are a huge line item on any organisation’s budget – and it can be costly to get it wrong. But don't worry, sharedserviceslink is going to help you out!

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O2C Automation Order-to-Cash Podcast Special: 7 Case Studies on How AI and RPA Can Boost Your Business

Seven downloadable webinars jam-packed with expert insights and commentary

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RPA An RPA Prediction

After the hype has come the disappointment. In 2016 most shared services people thought RPA might solve a plethora of problems. On the whole, it hasn’t. And that’s been our fault and RPA’s fault.

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RPA Process Excellence/Compliance Successful Enterprise RPA in just 7 Steps

Dr Gero Decker, Founder and CEO at Signavio and his team have put together a practical guide to show you how you can achieve successful enterprise robotic process automation in just 7 steps.

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RPA Artificial Intelligence How to Transform Your SSC into a Center of Excellence with AI and RPA

The technology is there to enable digital transformation, but how do you get buy-in from the C-Suite to kick-start the process in your organization? Read on to find out.

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RPA Artificial Intelligence Tempted to Robotize a Broken Process?

Robotizing a bad process “makes bad worse faster.”

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Spend Management Automation Boost your organization’s ROI with clever business spend

Could Business Spend Management help the C-Suite to drive business growth?

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GPO Process Excellence/Compliance Shared Services Leaders’ Summit, Chicago 2019: Notes from the Chair

Dan French, co-chair of the Shared Services’ Leaders Summit in Chicago and CEO of Consider Solutions, sums up two days of stimulating presentations and discussions

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Machine Learning/Artificial Intelligence RPA Automation Anywhere Wins Frost & Sullivan Award

Last week, Frost & Sullivan awarded Automation Anywhere the 2019 Global Competitive Strategy Innovation and Leadership Award. Frost & Sullivan’s Best Practice Awards are awarded to companies for excellence in leadership, customer satisfaction, technology innovation and product innovation.

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Automation RPA Blue Prism World Event Catch-Up

Last week, Blue Prism announced it had formed a strategic partnership with Ernst & Young to offer Blue Prism’s RPA software as part of EY’s managed services which are run on Microsoft Azure. The announcement was made at last week’s Blue Prism World Event, where Blue Prism also unveiled new capabilities such as beta intelligent document processing and enhanced open-source features.

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RPA Machine Learning/Artificial Intelligence SAP SE and Forrester Consulting Survey Results

A Forrester Consulting survey, commissioned by SAP SE, has found nearly 93% of respondents considered intelligent technologies to be key to their transformation.

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Machine Learning/Artificial Intelligence RPA UiPath Expected to Raise over $400M in Series D Funding

UiPath is expected to raise over $400M in their Series D funding, according to a report from Business Insider.*

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RPA Thoughtonomy Announce New Tool is Citrix Ready

Earlier this month, Thoughtonomy announced that its new Computer Vision automation tool, IADA Vision, has been verified as Citrix® Ready™.  The new solution enables organizations to deliver simpler and more resilient process automations in any application through Citirx, overcoming many of the current challenges of ‘surface automation’.

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Machine Learning/Artificial Intelligence RPA Integratz Launches an RPA CoE in Collaboration with Automation Anywhere

Integratz has launched an RPA Centre of Excellence known as Lighthouse using the Automation Anywhere platform. 

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RPA Machine Learning/Artificial Intelligence Is RPA helping employees have more interactions?

Is RPA helping employees have more interactions? Apparently so, according to ‘The Impact of RPA on Employee Experience’, a recent Forrester Consulting study.

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RPA Automation What is RPA?

Robotic Process Automation (RPA) enables you with the necessary tools to create your own software robots to automate any business process.

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RPA Machine Learning/Artificial Intelligence Automation Anywhere releases free RPA software

 Automation Anywhere has released a free Community Edition of their software for small businesses and developers. Users will be able to access all of Automation Anywhere’s products, including the Bot Store, their online marketplace for ‘off the shelf’ bots.  

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Machine Learning/Artificial Intelligence RPA Blue Prism and EY Announce Strategic Partnership

Yesterday, EY confirmed they are partnering with Blue Prism to offer RPA as a service across India. Powered by Microsoft’s Azure, this collaboration will allow the two companies to offer customers Blue Prism’s automation solutions alongside EY’s consultancy and industry experience. 

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RPA Machine Learning/Artificial Intelligence Game of Robots vs Humans?

This webinar looks at how RPA and AI are amplifying the human experience and helping organizational performance.

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Automation RPA How to process invoices using a software robot

Finance professionals spend countless hours comparing invoices against open POs to ensure payment policy compliance.

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RPA Machine Learning/Artificial Intelligence Blue Prism Revenue Increases by 125% and Customer Adoption Doubles

Blue Prism saw revenues jump by 125% in FY2018 to £55.2m. The RPA vendor also saw customer adoption more than double. After receiving an additional £100m in funding, the company will be looking to accelerate this growth and expand globally.

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RPA Automation Genpact Release Results of 2nd Edition of their Research Series

The second edition of Genpact’s AI360: Insights from the next frontier of business research series his out. This edition includes analysis of thoughts and opinions of senior executives, their employee base, and their customers. The new results have shown some interesting shifts in opinions from 2017.

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Automation RPA UiPath and Enate Announce Reseller Agreement

UiPath and Enate have announced they have signed a reseller agreement; UiPath will become an official global reseller of Enate’s RSO platform.

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RPA Machine Learning/Artificial Intelligence UiPath Announces the Appointment of Marie Myers as CFO

Yesterday, UiPath announced the appointment of Marie Myers as its new CFO, reporting directly to UiPath co-founder and CEO Daniel Dines. Myers will help lead the company’s global aim to accelerate the adoption of automation across all businesses.

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RPA Automation Interview - The Benefits of Bots

Einar Michaelsen, Nordic Automation Manager at Santander

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RPA Interview - Successful RPA Implementation at Dell EMC

David O’Brien, Business Enablement Manager at Dell EMC

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RPA Automation Integrātz Announces Strategic Partnership with RPA Giant Automation Anywhere

Last week consulting firm Integrātz announced a strategic partnership with RPA giant Automation Anywhere. Integrātz will serve as a specialist helping firms accelerate their existing RPA technology, while also acting as a sales representative for Automation Anywhere products.

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RPA Automation Automation Anywhere Looking to invest $550million in Indian Acquisitions

Automation Anywhere is now looking for acquisitions in India, with the $550 million of funding it raised recently. The $2billion company has been growing at over 100% year on year and are looking to increase this to 200-300%. 

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RPA Automation UiPath Study Claims 78% of UK Office Workers are Optimistic about RPA

A study by UiPath claims that, on the whole, UK employees are positive about RPA but lack awareness of how their work will change. The study looked at the attitudes of 1,000 UK office workers and found 78% were confident their jobs would survive automation.

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RPA Machine Learning/Artificial Intelligence Blue Prism and GFT announce Partnership

Blue Prism and GFT announced that they are collaborating to offer Blue Prism’s Digital Workforce to GFT’s clients in the finance and insurance sectors, helping them to increase productivity, improve customer experience and deliver innovative new services. 

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RPA Automation SAP acquires Contextor SAS

SAP has acquired Contextor SAS to help them accelerate the development and expansion of its SAP Leonardo Machine Learning Platform.

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Automation RPA Automation Anywhere raises $300 million from SoftBank’s Vision Fund

Automation Anywhere announced last week they had raised $300 million from SoftBank’s Vision Fund. This is an expansion to the company’s Series A round announced in July, bringing the financing to over $500 million. The company is now valued at $2.6 billion.

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RPA Automation UiPath announces Automation First Immersion Labs and raises $265 mil in third round of funding

UiPath announced they had raised $40mil more than planned in their third round of financing bringing the total C Series funding to $265mil. The company’s valuation sits at $3bil and they were ranked the 26th fastest-growing company in North America on Deloitte’s 2018 Technology Fast 500 last week.

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RPA Machine Learning/Artificial Intelligence Automation Anywhere announces the launch of Apeople – an online business community for RPA professionals

Automation Anywhere have announced the launch of a Apeople; new online community for RPA, AI and business process automation practitioners.

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Process Mining RPA 3 Steps to Make Your Shared Service Organization a Digital Powerhouse

Shared-service organizations (SSOs) are about to get a digital upgrade. For decades, SSOs have empowered enterprises to generate efficiencies of scale, reduce processing costs and cycle times, and increase the quality and accuracy of services.

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Automation RPA Tim Ebbeck Named as New Managing Director at Automation Anywhere ANZ

Automation Anywhere has appointed Tim Ebbeck as the new Managing Director for Australia and New Zealand. Ebbeck outlined his plans for the expansion including attracting great talent, opening new offices in Auckland, Sydney and Canberra before the end of the year and expanding Automation Anywhere’s catalogue of partners by building strategic relationships.

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RPA Machine Learning/Artificial Intelligence Automation Anywhere University (AAU) Celebrates its First Birthday!

Automation Anywhere is celebrating the one-year-anniversary of the Automation Anywhere University (AAU). Since it’s launch, it has trained more than 100,000 people across 140 countries.

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RPA Automation Imagine Bengaluru; A Roaring Success

Over 3000 customers and partners attended Automation Anywhere’s Imagine Bengaluru last week. Automation Anywhere showcased their Intelligent Digital Workforce platform and wide-range of RPA products over the event, through interactive sessions, client case studies and the Bot Games.

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RPA Machine Learning/Artificial Intelligence Softomotive and Enate to Partner

Softomotive and Enate have announced a strategic partnership which will allow their customers to create and manipulate workflow between people and bots, even if the bots are from a different provider.

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Automation RPA Two Automation Companies Complete Huge Funding Rounds

UiPath and Automation Anywhere have both completed huge funding rounds leading to plans for rapid expansion.

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Automation RPA Blue Prism and ABBYY Announce Strategic Partnership

Earlier this week, Blue Prism and ABBYY announced a new partnership to integrate ABBYY’s FlexiCaputure solution to BluePrism’s Digital Workforce.