7 benefits of cloud automation

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7 benefits of cloud automation

Cloud automation can make digital transformation more attainable than traditional automation software. Here's how.

By Jeff Grisenthwaite · 3 min read

So you want to justify automation in procurement

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So you want to justify automation in procurement

You understand the benefits of procurement automation. You’ve convinced your boss that it’s worth looking into. Now, how are you going to convince your finance department?

By Jeff Grisenthwaite · 5 min read

Announcing Catalytic's integration with Automation Anywhere

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Announcing Catalytic's integration with Automation Anywhere

If you're using Automation Anywhere, their bots can now run together with Catalytic to fully automate end-to-end processes. A formal integration with this leading RPA provider is part of our latest product release. Read more about the partnership. Automation Anywhere’s core strength is executing highly consistent and structured tasks

By Ian Stubbs · 2 min read

Enhancing employee experience through automation

Strategy

Enhancing employee experience through automation

Automation. It’s a buzzworthy term for good reason, creating new opportunities for cost savings and process efficiency that can significantly boost the bottom line. And yet with these benefits also comes a tangible change for the teams who implement and utilize the automation. Many workers are left with a

By Carli Smith · 2 min read

Why you need an automation Center of Excellence

Center of Excellence

Why you need an automation Center of Excellence

I just read another “whitepaper” on why you need an automation Center of Excellence.  Although I agree with the overall sentiment that a COE is required - the sheer number of pages used would indicate that we are creating a government contract to build a wall.  I will try to

By Andy Fanning · 3 min read

Upgrading procurement and supply chain with automation

Procurement

Upgrading procurement and supply chain with automation

Within large enterprises, procurement and supply chain management are faced with the challenge of containing costs, reducing risk, and achieving better results through suppliers, while struggling with insufficient headcount and resources to manage a complex sea of purchases and vendors. While budgets may have increased slightly in the past year

By Jeff Grisenthwaite · 3 min read

Calculating automation's return on investment

AI

Calculating automation's return on investment

We are firm believers in pragmatic use of AI and automation. These technologies are not magical pixie dust—they will not instantly transform your business, nor will they become your perfect digital assistant overnight. What they will do, though, is enable you to dramatically reduce manual effort and improve business

By Jeff Grisenthwaite · 2 min read

3 better ways to integrate your enterprise systems

Strategy

3 better ways to integrate your enterprise systems

A large healthcare customer of ours recently used a fantastic metaphor to describe different methods to connect enterprise systems.Imagine you are responsible for getting people across a river from one city to another.You have different options for getting the people across the river: Suspension Bridge Fast, reliable traffic

By Jeff Grisenthwaite · 4 min read

How to automate Salesforce reports in 20 minutes

Case Study

How to automate Salesforce reports in 20 minutes

On Wednesday, while on a flight, I was chatting with Ian, one of our awesome product managers, about how I'd love to have a Pushbot send me our Salesforce reports in Slack. As someone constantly on the move, I'm 80% on my iPhone or iPad. I'm a big fan of

By Sean Chou · 2 min read

Continuous improvement for existing automated processes

How To

Continuous improvement for existing automated processes

You’ve done the work to prepare and implement your process so you’re good to go and can let them run for the foreseeable future, right? Not so fast!  Processes benefit from continuous improvement to ensure they keep adding value to your organization.  But what needs to be changed,

By Andrew Thiermann · 3 min read

Effective change management for process automation

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Effective change management for process automation

Change management is a critical component that can ensure a process’ success or its failure when implemented.  Using a structured approach to transition the current state of things to a desired future you can minimize the possibility for negative outcomes and increase positive results.   Through change management you can reduce

By Andrew Thiermann · 3 min read

4 key steps to designing workflows for automation

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4 key steps to designing workflows for automation

Note: For the purposes of this article we’re going to assume you’re the process owner or that you have organizational approval to start digging into processes.Correctly mapping your process ensures that it will meet your defined goals.  In an earlier blog we covered what to consider before

By Andrew Thiermann · 2 min read

Use intelligent automation to put digital workers to work alongside people

Future of Work

Use intelligent automation to put digital workers to work alongside people

“Meet me where I am.”When using software, minimizing the number of jumps users need to make between systems is essential for productivity. Automation is already a well-known solution to this type of issue.Why? Because automation reduces manual interactions with different systems and moves information from system to system,

By Neil Bahadur · 3 min read

Use automation as a competitive advantage across your organization

Digital Transformation

Use automation as a competitive advantage across your organization

When enterprises discuss process automation, the first line of questioning almost always centers around shared services: HR, finance, legal, etc. The reasoning for this is two-fold: shared services is seen as a cost center AND that cost has well-established, measurable metrics. Often, enterprises hold their shared services headcount as a

By Nicholas Decker · 3 min read

Things to consider when designing automated tasks and processes

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Things to consider when designing automated tasks and processes

What to consider when thinking about a process:What is process?  On the surface the question is very straightforward: A process is a series of tasks, performed in order to reach a defined goal.  That goal can be reached in a variety of ways and increasingly can be improved upon

By Andrew Thiermann · 2 min read

Introducing the Catalytic Process Automation Certification Program

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Introducing the Catalytic Process Automation Certification Program

45% of work processes could be automated using existing technology, yet only 17% of global executives are ready to implement bots and AI into their workplace.[1] The disparity between those two statistics is a reminder that finding the time and skills to implement automation is hard.  From identifying the

By Sophie Thompson · 2 min read

Humans in the loop: What it means to have people and bots working side by side

Digital Transformation

Humans in the loop: What it means to have people and bots working side by side

Humans in the loop.In the automation industry, this phrase is actually a thing. A widely-used and accepted phrase. And it's so cringe-worthy.[1] It sounds like something from a dystopian future where our robot overlords think of humans as an intrusion in their environment. An undesirable disruption to an