Written by: Michael Gilfix, VP, Process Transformation, IBM Hybrid Cloud
As the digital economy continues to grow and evolve, some companies face the challenge of managing increasingly complex business processes that involve massive amounts of data. The growth of the digital economy connects people and organizations in new ways. But it has also generated repetitive tasks like requiring employees to manually enter data. Companies need a way to more efficiently process and manage data so that employees can spend more time on truly value-added parts of their job.
Today, we’re excited to announce a new partnership that helps IBM do just that. We’re teaming up with Automation Anywhere, the market leader in robotic process automation, to help companies like yours digitize their operations and drive new efficiencies across business processes. How? We’re bringing a set of tools to the table that automate and simplify data-intensive tasks within processes managed by IBM’s process management software.
Through our collaboration, we aim to help companies free their employees to focus on more meaningful aspects of their jobs. We want your processes to work for you—not the other way around.
Today, knowledge workers spend far too much of their time doing “swivel chair” integration by copying and entering data across disjointed systems. Robotic Process Automation (RPA) automates these repetitive tasks. When RPA is used in conjunction with business process management (BPM) and IBM Operational Decision Manager (ODM), we can reduce the level of investment needed to automate a process while maintaining total visibility of the process. What’s more, you can bring software bots into any critical business processes, regardless of the new or heritage systems that are included. Importantly, you can integrate all of the elements—including people, systems and bots—into one seamless process.
What this means for our clients
Say you run a bank. Your employees deal with thousands of complicated forms every day to open new accounts. This requires accuracy, time and effort. Our new solution could help in two ways. IBM’s process management software could help manage the broader process of opening accounts, while Automation Anywhere’s bots could pull information from different sources to help fill out the forms more quickly and accurately. Immense opportunity can be created when robots seamlessly help your employees do their work or perform tasks alongside them. This level of collaboration can shorten project lifecycle times, accelerate time-to-value for automation investments and boost ROI.
Interested in learning more? Join us on August 2nd 2017, at 12:30 PM Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) to hear more about this exciting new partnership. In the broadcast you can learn:
- Why your peers are adopting RPA and why you should too
- New opportunities for automation and how you can take advantage of them
- How to integrate RPA into a broader process transformation strategy