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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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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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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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Do You Know Your Business Like the Back of Your Hand?

Pascal Baker March 30, 2017Blog

If you asked both an executive and an associate what their company does you might receive surprisingly different answers. Executives, understandably, often have limited knowledge of the every-day business processes, (for example it is not a CEO’s job to know how many reports are run per day), ...

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Are You Prepared for the Future of Work?

Pascal Baker March 23, 2017Blog

The Future of Work is here. Due to the rate of technological growth, there are more opportunities than ever for fast, accurate, and agile services. The global market is becoming increasingly fond of the digital landscape, requiring businesses to act with foresight and innovation to meet customer ...

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RPA Technical Insights, Part 21: Transformation Begins With Education, A Guide to RPA Training Documentation

David Brain March 06, 2017Blog

When choosing which RPA tool to employ, the maturity of the vendor’s support and training services should contribute to your decision-making process. Vendors strive to make their products powerful yet accessible, often supplementing training material and additional assistance to ease the ...

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What is RPA? A Guide to Robotic Process Automation

Ian Barkin November 15, 2016Blog

Robotic Process Automation (RPA) is a critical component of the ‘Future of Work’ toolkit. If you’re new to the concept of Robotic Process Automation you may be wondering what the term actually means. We’ve created this blog post to help you understand RPA and learn about the many ways it can add ...

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Is RPA the Tool of Old Plant Managers Who Haven’t Died Yet?

Ian Barkin July 26, 2016Blog

A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of hosting an automation panel at the Chicago OAISS event, hosted by IRPA. On the panel were David Brain from Symphony Ventures, A.J. Hanna from Ascension Health Ministry Service Center, and Adam Devine from WorkFusion. To these distinguished panelists, I posed ...

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RPA Software Selection - making an informed decision

David Poole February 08, 2016Blog

Heading up the leading transformation consultancy focussed on future of work technologies allows me a unique insight into the market for RPA software selection.  At Symphony Ventures we answer many questions for our clients:

  • How should I set up an RPA centre of excellence?
  • How can I benefit ...
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Wake Up to the Future of Work - 5 insights for process innovation

David Poole November 16, 2015Blog

Hardly a day passes without some new and significant news related to Artificial Intelligence or Robotic Process Automation. Decision makers in large and small organisations alike are bombarded with technology discussions and predictions about what might or might not happen at the hands of these ...

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An executive's checklist for RPA or Where to start when you're considering an RPA strategy

Ian Barkin August 27, 2015Blog

For years, companies have been looking for ways to reduce the cost and burden of routine and repetitive tasks. Many turned to outsourcing and offshoring as a way to accomplish this goal, but outsourcing comes with a whole new set of issues: political, economic and cultural.

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Why your mum was wrong when she taught you that ‘compromise is best’

Pascal Baker August 25, 2015Blog

For many years I have believed that we are entering the age of the ‘Super Supplier’ or the ‘One Stop Shop’. I have sat through too many presentations where global software and services firms have presented their integrated service oriented platform aspirations,where the seamlessly integrated ...

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