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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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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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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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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 22: How to Make the Most Out of Your Automation Support Resources

David Brain March 09, 2017Blog

Whether it is an immediate update request or a rogue bug, disruptions to your RPA system require quick action. Your business must have the means to either create solutions or request support during these critical times to ensure the success of your automation. Symphony has found that the degree ...

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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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RPA Technical Insights, Part 20: Why You Shouldn’t Blindly Pile Work Onto Your Automation

David Brain February 24, 2017Blog

An RPA system may be more powerful and faster than its human counterpart, but you can’t just throw work at it expecting it to get everything done in an orderly manner. Ideally, there should be an organized workflow at hand that your digital workforce can take advantage of. This is where work ...

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RPA Technical Insights, Part 19: Doing More for Less: How to Optimize Resource Allocation in RPA

David Brain February 16, 2017Blog

Making sure a deployed robotic automation environment runs at its full potential should be a top priority for businesses. Misallocating resources has the potential to lead to lower costs savings along with resulting in unnecessarily wasted processing time. The RPA tool being implemented should ...

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RPA Technical Insights, Part 18: The 4 Configuration Features That Can Bolster Automation Development

David Brain February 10, 2017Blog

A smooth RPA deployment can save business resources, cut costs and reduce downtimes. However, automation processes require meticulous planning and development, especially if they are to be used in a complex business environment. So how do teams deliver optimal solutions on time, amidst many ...

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RPA Technical Insights, Part 17: How to Keep an Eye on Your Automation

David Brain February 01, 2017Blog

In security, activity logging concerns the reporting and auditing of RPA processes. This feature is essential to tracking data compliance and reinforcing security measures. Logging also provides detailed information that can be used to improve process efficiency. While this topic was briefly ...

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RPA Technical Insights, Part 16: Why Efficiency Goes Hand-in-hand with Security

David Brain January 24, 2017Blog

One scope of RPA security is limiting fraudulent activity or misuse of the automation from within the team. Any user that is able to configure your business automation carries a risk, whether it is the exploitation of security flaws or simply careless mistakes. Even tools like encryption cannot ...

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RPA Technical Insights, Part 15: Three Ways Encryption Can Augment Your Business Automation

David Brain January 19, 2017Blog

Enterprise-level RPA solutions often involve a considerable amount of data processing and information transfer.  As with all important processes, this data can contain sensitive information. RPA solutions must have sufficient security measures to avoid compromising the integrity of company data. ...

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