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

Your Data Is Your Bond: RPA’s File Transfer Capability Aids Banking Security & More

James Bond, no doubt, would take a shine to Robotic Process Automation (RPA). After all, it’s high tech, accustomed to after-hours jobs, and with its advanced file transfer capabilities, helpful in solving a tough case.

Like 007, banks have had a lot thrown at them, especially since the passing of the USA Patriot Act in 2001 and the USA Freedom Act in 2015. Increased government […]

August 16th, 2016|Robotic Process Automation|

Data Automation: The Easy Button for Operations Executives

Today’s operations executives, especially in the high-demand, big-data industries of banking and healthcare, usually find that whichever way they turn there’s either a rock or a hard place. Operations managers are responsible for a number of challenges such as growing revenue while containing costs; and dealing with limited IT resources yet growing competition. Bigger, better, faster is the standard, and it’s all happening […]

August 9th, 2016|Robotic Process Automation|

Robotic Process Automation Locks In Manual Process Efficiencies and Frees Up Data Entry Personnel

With robotic process automation, bank managers can work cohesively with the institutions’ data entry personnel to better serve the interests of the organization. RPA software can automate and elevate manual tasks at the bank while allowing data-entry employees to be redeployed into more valuable and fulfilling customer-service roles.

Many studies have found that employees with high job satisfaction are likely to be more productive, engaged […]

August 2nd, 2016|Robotic Process Automation|

How Financial Institutions Can Be Proactive During A Data Breach

Like Target and The Home Depot before it, Wendy’s has suffered a credit card data breach. In the case of the big box retailers, millions of credit card numbers were stolen. Recent reports put the total number of impacted franchise-owned restaurant locations at more than 1,000, and the criminal infiltration came through malware placed by remote access on Wendy’s POS machines.

While cyber theft is […]

July 26th, 2016|Data security|

2016 Foxtrot User Network – FUN Conference

Much fun was had last month in Orlando at the 2016 Foxtrot User Network (FUN) Conference. What’s more enjoyable than bettering your business and reaping greater rewards through robotic process automation (RPA) technology?

Many FUN-loving Foxtrot Users from the banking and healthcare industries did just that on June 21-22 near Disney World and SeaWorld, places known for more than their fair share of fun. Attendees […]

July 21st, 2016|Robotic Process Automation|

New Robotic Process Automation Replaces Web Scraping Functionality

Bank operations staff work to avoid bumps, bites and bruises while doing business in the Information Age, but scrapes are a different thing. With robotic process automation, the bank’s data management personnel can perform enhanced web scraping to pull together, sift through and select powerful information to help a financial institution better understand business trends and anticipate industry shifts.
New RPA software elevates the harvesting […]

July 19th, 2016|web scraping|

Bank Operations Managers Need Not Be Techies to Use and Benefit From RPA

Bank operations managers don’t need an IT degree or be a specialist to operate and benefit from robotic process automation software. While some data automation tools may be too abstruse for most bank personnel to use, an open, user-friendly RPA platform designed for operations staff offers many advantages, including greater control, communication and customization.

Priority: Program, not Programmer

You don’t need a programming skill set to […]

July 12th, 2016|Robotic Process Automation|

Automate and Elevate: Bank Operations Managers Say Goodbye to Manual Processes and Hello to RPA

Fast, good and cheap — you can only have two out of the three, the old business adage goes. Well, at the high-stakes intersection of banking and technology, we have a news flash for you: operations managers can have it all with robotic process automation. From highly complex tasks to the plain and mundane, RPA fast tracks costly manual processes – saving both time […]

June 28th, 2016|Robotic Process Automation|

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|

6 Reasons Robotic Process Automation Beats System-To-System Conversion For Your Bank’s Core Data Migration Project

Imagine an employee who always shows up on time, works nights and weekends, anticipates your needs, and then does the job perfectly every time. Using robotic process automation (RPA) software for your next data migration project, your bank will save time and money while also reducing the headaches associated with data integrity.

Regardless of whether you are migrating data from a single branch, or an […]

June 14th, 2016|Robotic Process Automation|