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Insight at the intersection of automation, productivity, and technology.

Top 5 Most Mundane Office Tasks Begging for Robotic Process Automation

All is banal when it comes to data entry work at the office. Results of an EnableSoft survey of approximately 500 U.S.-based companies revealed that office workers place data entry at the top of their list of the most lowly job responsibilities, despite the availability of advanced technology solutions such as robotic process automation.

Our first quarter 2016 survey reveals that the following data-entry tasks are considered the most mundane:

  • Invoicing
  • Customer and account maintenance
  • Inventory and ordering
  • Quality assurance & regression testing
  • Job postings


June 21st, 2016|database management, 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|

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|

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|

Healthcare providers use Foxtrot for their database management

The healthcare industry is one of the most prolific business categories that employ Foxtrot technology to manage enormous amounts of constantly changing data.

Here are two illustrations of how healthcare providers have utilized Foxtrot’s extraordinary abilities to overcome significant database management challenges:

The onset of the Affordable Care Act (Obama Care) meant that a Texas HMO was faced […]

January 4th, 2016|database management|

Database management like Despicable Me’s Minions

Over the past few years, the Despicable Me series motion pictures have ranked among the most popular global movie series for adults and kids.

Now, in the real world of business, non-technical personnel are certainly not minions. They are talented administrators—knowledge workers—whose professionalism drives day-to-day business.

But as talented as non-technical personnel are, they can always use help. This is where Foxtrot comes into […]

December 28th, 2015|database management|

2016 is almost here; are you keeping up with your database management?

Over the past few days, how many times have you heard, “I don’t know where the year went?” It is an often-heard comment that clearly signals how the pace of business is moving faster than ever.

As New Year’s Day draws closer, you may be wondering, “How do I keep pace with my business,” and, “How do I stay ahead of my competitors?”

Most of all, […]

December 14th, 2015|database management|

Gain profitable healthcare database management through automation

In the healthcare industry, managing administrative expenses is critical to earning a profit.

With the onset of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) more than five years ago, the challenge of keeping administrative expenses in check ratcheted up significantly. The Administrative Loss Ratios (ALR) and Medical Loss Ratio (MLR) requirements set forth in Obamacare place significant pressure on payers to operate more efficiently and control administrative […]

November 23rd, 2015|database management|

Optimize your database management automation skills

One of the most attractive features of our Foxtrot technology is its ease of use.

Non-technical personnel quickly learn and use Foxtrot. After gaining experience and building confidence with the technology, they find themselves creating unique, customized solutions to address database management challenges they face on an everyday basis.

What if you want to advance your use of Foxtrot and optimize automation within your […]

November 9th, 2015|database management|