Robotic Process Automation

SAP SE  has acquired Contextor SAS, a European robotic process automation (RPA) firm to help accelerate the development and expansion of its SAP Leonardo Machine Learning portfolio.

Robotic process automation (RPA) will be commonplace in finance departments by 2020, but implementations are likely to encounter failures at three key stages, according to Gartner, Inc.

Haven’t we all been promised a paperless office for years? And although there have been various attempts and solutions, the latest answer to the paper problem appears to be machine learning and robotic process automation (RPA).

A new Center of Excellence (CoE) Dashboard from Automation Anywhere provides displays all metrics for an organisation’s Robotic Process Automation (RPA) projects, providing side-by-side comparisons of business data and the additional value delivered by digital workers (also known as bots). The CoE Dashboard is a native feature within Bot Insight, Automation Anywhere’s embedded analytics solution.

Kofax has announced new robotic process automation (RPA) capabilities that leverage artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML). The company says it provides “out-of-the-box” functionality and a comprehensive, single-vendor, single-platform, Intelligent Automation solution.

Blue Prism has joined the party by launching its own Robotics Process Automation (RPA) “app store” - its new Digital Exchange (DX) – following similar announcements from competitors Automation Anywhere and UiPath in 2018.

Anthony Macciola, Chief Innovation Officer at ABBYY, recently visited Australia and sat down with IDM to discuss the transformation of the enterprise capture market.

ABBYY FlexiCapture Connector is now available for the UiPath robotic process automation (RPA) platform via the newly launched marketplace, UiPath Go!. This enables RPA developers, line-of-business users and partners to instantly have the power of ABBYY’s enterprise-level intelligent capture integrated directly within a UiPath robotic process flow. Additionally, ABBYY was selected by UiPath as the Best Technology Partner at its #UiPathForward Americas partner event on October 3rd.

Tim Ebbeck is Senior Vice President and Managing Director in ANZ, Automation Anywhere. Tim has spent the past 30 years transforming some of the world’s largest technology companies including Oracle, SAP and NBN Co in Australia. In an interview with IDM, he outlined his key priorities for Automation Anywhere in ANZ, including the opening of three new operations in Canberra, Sydney and Auckland before year-end, with plans to further expand in 2019.

Is there a role for robotic process automation (RPA) in data extraction and migration? A contextual definition of data migration provided by UiPath is “the movement of data from an older legacy system to its new replacement system”. The crux of the matter is that legacy systems will be switched off upon data extraction and migration. So, migration should be handled properly, because once it’s switched off, there’s no turning back.

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