January is National Get Organized Month - rightly so, as every January brings us a renewed sense of excitement and preparation for the year ahead. A new year is a great time to take stock of our current goals and aspirations both personally and in our business.
At Shamrock, we’ve been working with our customers to implement emerging automation technologies that transform business processes. Whether you’re brand new to the intelligent automation space or a seasoned technology expert taking stock of what can be made better in your business, below are a few key technologies that you should consider adopting this year.
Robotics Process Automation (RPA)
RPA – specifically, automation using software robots - is at the forefront of exciting emerging technologies that many organizations are taking advantage of right now. In fact, over 53% of businesses have already started their RPA journey. RPA can be used to automate repetitive tasks in both back office and front office settings that require repetitive human intervention. Many business executives have predicted that RPA and automation technologies will revolutionize businesses of all shapes and sizes.
Intelligent Data Extraction (OCR)
Too many organizations have valuable information trapped in paper documents - documents that must be manually read, tracked, routed, processed, and reported upon. In fact, more than 80% of information is trapped in unstructured content - only 20% of data on average is structured and can be easily searched and retrieved! Document capture technology is not new, but the industry has advanced with innovative tools and functionality that allows businesses to do much more than simply scan documents. Now, technology automation enables businesses to classify, learn and extract meaning from their documents, and integrate that data with other line-of-business systems. Through automation, we can leverage and organize all data, both structured and unstructured.
Custom workflow technologies are able to handle use cases as specialized as your business. With a no-code, drag-and-drop visual designer, you can build simple or complex workflows that span people and systems to help transform your organization’s work flow. Process designers can then reuse what’s been built, like building blocks, to assemble new applications. Workflow engines are built with the end-user, power user, and developer all in mind so that the needs of every group can be met with one platform and one designer. View our recent workflow automation webinar and demonstration here!
January is a time for new beginnings, and 2021 is sure to see a major increase in the adoption of RPA and associated intelligent automation technologies. Now is the perfect time to consider how your organization can take advantage of these technologies to streamline your business processes. If you’re not sure where to start, we’re here to help! Contact us today for more information and a demonstration of these technologies.
Wishing you a successful 2021!