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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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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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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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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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