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Why You Should Transform Processes Before Automating Them

Ian Barkin September 18, 2018Blog

One of the most exciting and rewarding aspects of implementing RPA technologies is that they are not just about plugging in some technology and calling it a day. There is also a lot of re-thinking and re-building that can be done to extract the full potential of the automation.

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Planning for Benefits From RPA

Joe Wheatley August 03, 2018Blog

We see this all the time; our clients build an internal capability with RPA and get really good at implementations; automating some great stuff for their business areas. But they’re set-up as a technology function or a silo within a business unit and don’t establish a framework to engage the ...

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GDPR: The Cost of Continual Compliance

Chris Gayner April 12, 2018Blog

Speaking with Data, Compliance and Legal experts in global businesses, a question that many are grappling with is: What is the Total Cost of Continual Compliance over the coming 3 years?

This is an important question as it helps define the strategic approach to solving continual compliance, post ...

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Out, damned bot! Out, I say!

admin April 01, 2018Blog

Symphony Ventures Expands Service Suite yet again –  Now Offers Robot Exorcisms

Symphony Ventures, the world’s largest and most decorated RPA Pureplay is proud to say, “we’ve done it again!”.  Following a string of firsts, the solution designers at Symphony announce the launch of its newest ...

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ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE: Cutting through the complexity of AI

Chris Gayner February 09, 2018Blog

The 'AI' space is complex

Not only is it notoriously difficult to categorise (is AI Machine Learning? Deep Learning? Intelligent Automation? Orchestration?... All of the above?… none of the above? or some of the above?) the landscape of players claiming to do AI is growing at an exponential pace.

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GDPR: Can Automation Enable Continual Compliance?

Chris Gayner February 07, 2018Blog

Upon reaching a major milestone in our Intelligent GDPR Product (contact me to find out more), I thought it worth sharing some interesting musings I’ve had along the way – all of which originated from a very simple question:

Can automation enable companies to manage continual GDPR compliance?

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Cashing in on the Future

Pascal Baker December 21, 2017Blog

A financial incentive is a key driver for new business initiatives and investments. Future of Work technologies have a lot of potential to reduce costs, but they also have many additional benefits, called non-cashable benefits. Despite their name, it is possible to drive additional revenues ...

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RPA Challenge : "Beat the Bots" at SIG Fall Summit

admin October 20, 2017Blog

Symphony Ventures, in partnership with Robotic Process Automation (RPA) software tool provider, UiPath, hosted a “Beat the Bots” challenge at the 2017 SIG Fall Executive Summit hosted in Carlsbad, CA earlier this month. 

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Introducing The RPA Bible: Your Practical and Technical Guide to RPA

David Brain October 18, 2017Blog

The world is becoming increasingly digitized. As more consumers come to rely on digital technologies, businesses must rethink how they approach process optimization and their legacy systems. At the forefront of this transformation is Robotic Process Automation (RPA), which is upending ...

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Killing the Front-Office, Middle-Office, Back-Office Model

Pascal Baker October 11, 2017Blog

The front-office, middle-office, back-office model has established itself as a standard business model over decades of operational evolution. Traditionally, the model splits client-facing work from supporting functions and transactional, data-heavy tasks. Splitting work up in this way, allows ...

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Founder Chronicle: David Brain, Chief Operating Officer - Symphony Ventures Raises $4.5M (£3.5M)

David Brain August 14, 2017Blog

Since we launched Symphony Ventures in 2014 we have focused on pursuing excellence in everything we do. This is most visible in the work we do with our clients. Our focus has differentiated us in an increasingly crowded market and has gained us recognition as a world leader. We were named a ...

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Founder Chronicle: Pascal Baker, Chief Client Officer - Symphony Ventures Raises $4.5M (£3.5M)

Pascal Baker August 11, 2017Blog

Symphony Ventures has grown from being a four-person start-up in Summer 2014 to being regarded as the Leading Global pure play in Intelligent Automation in 2017. In three short years, we have demonstrated to our clients that we can take our vision of digital transformation into reality and ...

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Founder Chronicle: Ian Barkin, Chief Strategy Officer - Symphony Ventures Raises $4.5M (£3.5M)

Ian Barkin August 10, 2017Blog

It all started with a crazy idea…

Robots were going to be game changing. And we wanted to change the game.

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Founder Chronicle: David Poole, Chief Executive Officer - Symphony Ventures Raises $4.5M (£3.5M)

David Poole August 09, 2017Blog

This transaction represents a significant landmark in the development of the process automation market.  Symphony Ventures is unique in that it has rapidly achieved greater global scale and reach than it’s fellow pure play service providers. We have succeeded in delivering to some of the ...

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Founder Chronicle : Symphony Ventures Raises $4.5M (£3.5M) investment from Livingbridge

admin August 09, 2017Blog

This four-part series features daily comments from one Symphony Founder on how the funding will accelerate growth.

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The Beauty of Standardization

Pascal Baker June 21, 2017Blog

The principle that technology performs technology jobs and humans perform human jobs is a simple one. Virtual and human workers each have their own strengths that should be employed and valued. The difficulty lies in determining the best fit for each role and responsibility, especially when a ...

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Why A Digital Workforce Requires a New Mindset

Pascal Baker May 18, 2017Blog

Previously we considered the questions:

  • “What does your business do?” and “What are the goals of your business?”
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7 Compelling Questions on the Business of Robotic Process Automation

David Brain May 16, 2017Blog

During the 2017 SIG Summit in Amelia Island, Florida, Symphony COO David Brain took aseries of questions from the live audience right before setting out on automating a process liveat the event. The topics ranged from business case inquiries to industry-wide observations. Have a look at how ...

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RPA in Action: Building Robots Live at SIG

David Brain May 11, 2017Blog

During the 2017 SIG Global Summit in Amelia Island, Florida, Symphony was tasked with configuring and deploying a Robotic Process Automation (RPA) robot from scratch in front of a live audience of over 400 people. The team was tasked with automating part of Honda’s talent acquisition process ...

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What's Next for Robotic Process Automation?

admin May 09, 2017Blog

Recently, HfS CEO Phil Fersht hosted Symphony CEO David Poole, UiPath COO Guy Kirkwood, and Genfour CTO Andrew Rayner for a discussion on what we could expect to see in the automation industry as RPA technology matures. They discussed topics ranging from the fate of BPO providers to the ...

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