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The Power of Robotic Process Automation for Human Resources

Human resources is an industry that’s ripe for leveraging automation on a daily basis. Automation is perfect for processes that involve primarily manual like data entry, doing a single process over and over, and responsibilities in which the same buttons are clicked repeatedly. Think of all the data that Human Resource Management professionals must manage:

  • Current Employees
  • Past Employees
  • Applicants
  • New Hires
  • […]

September 19th, 2017|Robotic Process Automation|

Foxtrot is industrial strength Robotic Process Automation

A while back, one of our customers labeled Foxtrot’s Robotic Process Automation abilities as Industrial Strength. We are proud of that description because Industrial Strength, indeed, describe Foxtrot’s power.

Today, after more than two decades following our introduction of Foxtrot, more than 500 companies currently use and value the technology.

More than a third of the 1,000 largest banks rely on Foxtrot, including five of the […]

March 24th, 2016|business process automation, Robotic Process Automation|

“Adaptative” database management requires strength and automation

The challenge of running a business is underscored in Robert Service’s famous poem: only the strong survive. While it is important to be strong, another way businesses remain “fit for survival” and competitive is adapting to change. Businesses that fail to consider this critical survival technique can count on encountering problems as they forge ahead.

Database management provides an illustration of the need to keep […]

March 17th, 2016|database management|

The 1-10-100 Rule as applied to database management.

A popular business notion popularized in in the early 1970s is the 1-10-100 Rule.

The 1-10-100 Rule states that one dollar spent on prevention will save 10 dollars on correction and 100 dollars on failure costs.

How does the 1-10-100 Rule relate to database management? What kind of technology can you use to roadblock the disastrous effects of database errors?

If you apply the 1-10-100 […]

March 11th, 2016|database management|

Three giant benefits of Foxtrot Robotic Process Automation Technology

Foxtrot’s database management automation technology delivers three chief benefits to any business that maintains a large database of customer information.

1. Foxtrot eliminates errors resulting from manual entry mistakes

When you automate your database management, you dodge the costs associated with errors resulting from simple typos that inevitably occur during manual entry. Mis-typed dates, a wrong zip code, an incorrect coding: all […]

March 8th, 2016|Robotic Process Automation|

Process automation empowers the new “learning worker”

If knowledge is just a commodity, then what is the next evolution of the types of workers we need to see (and will see)? The answer is “learning workers.”

An interesting consideration for futurists: the notion espoused by author, Jacob Morgan: Knowledge workers are changing into learning workers.

Since 1968, when acclaimed business expert Peter Drucker introduced the notion of knowledge workers, we have relied […]

February 22nd, 2016|Process automation|

Knowledge workers use Robotic Process Automation

Unfortunately, Knowledge Workers are also primary candidates for burnout. They work hard and long, a pattern that can diminish effectiveness. Laurie Erdman, chief energy officer for The Ignite Well Being Institute, details how Knowledge Workers are often those most prone to burnout in her January 12, 2016 article published on Huffington Post.

Understanding that burnout may be an end result of Knowledge Workers […]

February 17th, 2016|Robotic Process Automation|

Foxtrot is innovative in database managment

For some of our customers, however, Foxtrot serves as a sort of crystal ball. This is particularly true for organizations large enough to have staff analysts whose job it is to examine data and make sense of what the information means.

For these analysts, Foxtrot helps them to use data to make informed, predictable decisions about what to do and when to do it.

Organizations with […]

February 17th, 2016|database management|

Web scraping with Foxtrot delivers powerful insight

That with said, there is a considerably more robust method of gathering valuable information. Foxtrot provides this advantageous web scraping capability by allowing you to sift through the Web at lightning-speed and zero in on specific information available in a variety of formats.

Foxtrot’s web scraping ability allows you to access specific information a single brick at a time, as opposed to creating […]

February 3rd, 2016|web scraping|

Database management: no fingers required!

Before the Internet, when we wanted to find a product or service, we thumbed through the Yellow Pages. Their memorable “Let your fingers do the walking” earned an honorable mention in the Advertising Age Top 10 Slogans of the 20th century.

In a report issued in 2013, two Oxford University academics, Michael Osborne and Carl Frey calculated how susceptible to automation each […]

February 3rd, 2016|database management|