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#RightPartner: A light-hearted approach to tackle a big industry issue

Ian Barkin November 22, 2019Blog

Howdy, Partner. Recently, there’s been talk in the saloon about being downright disappointed with RPA. We’re here to set the record straight and explain why having the #RightPartner is critical for intelligent automation at scale.

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The Challenge of Scale: Orchestrating Intelligent Automation, Part 4 of 4

AJ Hanna & David Rombough November 04, 2019Blog

In our first three posts of this series, we’ve established how to describe scale, why to avoid shiny objects (aka quick wins), and the key attributes that make for an environment where scale can be effectively enabled. In our final post of the series, we’re putting it all together.

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Four takeaways from UiPath Forward III

Symphony Voices October 29, 2019Blog

Earlier this month, three thousand automation professionals (122% increase from 2018) attended the two-day UiPath Forward III conference in Las Vegas. The conference, geared toward current and curious UiPath users, offered a glimpse into the potential of intelligent automation (IA) and brought ...

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The Challenge of Scale: Common Attributes & Capabilities Among Successfully Scaled Programs, Part 3 of 4

AJ Hanna & David Rombough October 25, 2019Blog

Our first two posts in The Challenge of Scale series (Understanding Deep vs. Wide & Beware the Quick Win Syndrome) help explain why scaling is so difficult. But now, we’d like to turn our focus to those attributes that are inherent to an automation program that is ready to scale. We’ll also ...

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The Challenge of Scale: Beware the Quick Win Syndrome, Part 2 of 4

AJ Hanna & David Rombough October 18, 2019Blog

One of the greatest advantages of RPA is its ability to provide value in a relatively short period of time, as compared to custom coding and other technologies. It has certainly been one of - if not THE - major selling points for the software. And while speed-to-value is a key driver, it is ...

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The Challenge of Scale: Understanding a Deep vs. Wide Approach, Part 1 of 4

AJ Hanna & David Rombough October 10, 2019Blog
 

Over the past year we’ve seen a significant shift in market as organizations deal with two conflicting realities:

  1. The underlying technology of intelligent automation (IA) is a proven commodity precluding the need for pilots and proofs-of-concept (POC)
  2. The vast majority of IA programs have ...
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The Rise of Process Mining in the Automation Era

Alp Uguray July 12, 2019Blog

Over the course of the last decade, many companies have dedicated vast investments to make sense of the large amounts of data collected in their IT Systems. Leveraging the collected data, Artificial Intelligence has been applied to drive meanings to achieve better decision-making, and the ...

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AJ Hanna's 3 "Ds" of Intelligent Automation

AJ Hanna May 29, 2019Blog

I have been pondering for a while trying to capture the essence of what I really think those of us responsible for automation implementation are trying to do.  Can we narrow it down to a handful of things to use as anchoring points?  We all just want it simple and efficient, don’t we? 

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A Mandate for a (Top-Down) Mandate

Ian Barkin April 03, 2019Blog

This is a message for executives around the world - if you are one, read closely (or listen up), if you know one, share it with them.

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Symphony Announces its Newest Product: ROBOTS!

admin April 01, 2019Blog
Symphony Ventures launches Robotic Digital Labor for every person, with a Free Academy via an As-a-Service Platform, powered by AI, and with an Open Source Bot St ore, and ROBOTS! ROBOTS!!! ROBOTS!!!!!!!!!
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Start Small, but Don’t Think Small

Ian Barkin February 26, 2019Blog

It’s 2019. I think it’s quite likely that every global enterprise has deployed or experimented with RPA in some form at this point. But, few have achieved significant scale. And there’s a reason for that. They started small, and thought small.

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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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