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

The Benefits of Web Scraping Software For Your Business

The Benefits of Web Scraping Software For Business

As business owners enter 2018, most are looking for new ways to turn a profit and keep their marketing strategies relevant. One way to do this is through web data extraction, commonly known as web scraping. Web scraping can be done manually (i.e. copying and pasting) or with automation software […]

November 16th, 2017|data mining, web scraping|

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|

The 3 Biggest Problems with VBA Scripts

The 3 Biggest Problems with VBA Scripts

We all have something we want to automate at work. This could be a mind-numbing Excel task, a manual process involving moving content from one place to another, or something else entirely. If you’re a programmer, that might be where VBA scripts and macros come in. Unfortunately, we’re not all programmers. Unless you are a VBA programmer – and a good one at that – chances are you struggle to make good use of VBA scripts and other macros to automate routine tasks. Below we’ve listed three reasons why VBA isn’t the best solution for most of us, and one great alternative.

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September 5th, 2017|Tips & tricks|

Three Perceived Obstacles to Back Office Automation in Banks

Back Office Automation is Easier Than You Think

A few years ago, McKinsey & Company published an article on why banks try (and sometimes fail) to automate their back office operations. Let’s look at the most common obstacles to bank back office automation, and why we think financial institutions of all sizes should still consider automating their back office.

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August 25th, 2017|Tips & tricks|

How Data Entry Software Helps Physicians Save Billions

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Healthcare professionals constantly work to ensure the safety of their patients. The business side of the industry can achieve a similar safeguard with respect to a company’s bottom line by using data entry software, such as Foxtrot RPA®, to improve their many important billing processes.

According to PMI, up to 80 percent of all medical insurance claims […]

July 25th, 2017|Healthcare|

It’s Time to Increase Shareholder Value and Improve Bank Efficiency

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Producing value for shareholders is of the utmost importance in business. It doesn’t take an MBA to know that you should strive to reduce costs and maximize revenue, but what tools and tactics can help you reach that all-important goal? One of them is data entry software. It can help improve bank efficiency so you can […]

July 18th, 2017|Financial Institutions, Uncategorized|

AI, Automation and the Future of Banking

 

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In a recent BankDirector article, Dallas Wells of PrecisionLender explains that banks have spent many years and many millions of dollars on ways to better measure, monitor and price risk, but eventually the final decision on every commercial banking deal comes down to human beings. Artificial Intelligence or AI can aid in that important process […]

July 11th, 2017|Financial Institutions|

Greasing the Wheels of Bank Mergers and Acquisitions

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Banks and credit unions must seize the opportunity for growth, and the current environment of economic optimism – borne of increased stock values and anticipated deregulation – places an even bigger focus on mergers and acquisitions (M&A).

Mergers and Acquisition deals don’t just fall into your lap. That’s where preparation comes into play. […]

July 6th, 2017|Financial Institutions|

Shorten Your Acquisition Timeline with Data Entry Software

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According to FIG partners, the volume of bank mergers increased nearly 20 percent between 2013 and 2015. Deloitte reported that October 2016 was the busiest month ever for overall domestic mergers and acquisitions, adding that “acquiring technology assets has surged in importance as a top strategic driver of M&A.”

Many financial institutions are using data […]

June 27th, 2017|Financial Institutions|

3 Ways to Increase the Use of Web Automation Software at Your Bank

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From Roombas to self-driving cars, technology continues to create ways to free human beings from the manual, mundane tasks in life. Shouldn’t this also be the way of business? Successful banks rely on web automation software, such as Foxtrot RPA that is easy to implement and adopt, to democratize productivity and remove […]