Tag: RPA

UiPath acquires ProcessGold and StepShot to help businesses identify RPA opportunities

Robotic process automation unicorn UiPath today announced the acquisition of StepShot and ProcessGold. Tech and teams from the two companies are being brought onboard in order to give enterprise customers more tools to track and identify workplace workflows. The UiPath RPA platform first got started in 2016. Last fall, UiPath raised $225 million, only to […]

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How business process automation is delivering 400% ROI

Presented by Catalytic The fastest growing enterprise software category right now is business process automation platforms — last year the market grew over 63%. RPA helps companies automate tedious manual processes, taking them out of the hands of fallible humans and streamlining them so they’re faster, easier to run, and error-free. While cost savings are […]

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Oracle is using ‘intelligent automation’ to do far more than automate repetitive tasks

While Forrester predicts that the market for RPA (robotic process automation) will reach $2.9 billion in 2021, and many companies are well down the road with it, not a lot of companies are using it correctly right now, according to Ben Arnulf. Arnulf is a product management strategy director at Oracle. The problem he outlined […]

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As RPA evolves, humans will increasingly take a back seat

The robotic process automation (RPA) industry has heated up over the last year with some of the leading players — like UiPath, Automation Anywhere, and Blue Prism — growing much faster than expected. At Transform 2019 this month, Guru Chahal, founder of Lightspeed Venture Partners, and Lan Xuezhao, CEO of Basis Set Ventures, attributed some […]

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The opportunities in enterprise RPA

Gartner recently reported that robotic process automation (RPA) software revenue grew 63.1% in 2018 to $846 million, making it the fastest-growing segment of the global enterprise software market. Gartner analysts also expect RPA software revenue to reach $1.3 billion this year alone. But despite this robust growth, the technology is often misunderstood within the broader […]

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Catalytic: ‘RPA is the gateway drug for AI’

The immediate benefit of RPA is that it can eliminate a lot of repetitive manual labor and free up humans for what they are better at. But there’s also a side effect. RPA helps enterprises create a standardize framework for capturing data about how they execute processes as well as data about how processes can […]

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Mars automation director shares his RPA wish list

RPA has played an important role in helping Mars, the candy giant, automate many of its processes and save time and money along the way. But the technology is in its early days, said John Cottongim, automation director at Mars, who is leading the company’s digital transformation efforts. At Transform 2019, he presented his wish […]

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Creating bots is easy — scaling them is another matter

The use of AI is helping streamline the development of software robots that automate many boring tasks. The field of Robotic Process Automation (RPA) has seen a major boom thanks to the use of AI tools that make it easier to streamline the development of software robots. At Transform 2019 this week, experts weighed in […]

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Intel-backed Mesmer emerges from stealth to automate mobile app testing

Mesmer, a startup largely backed by Intel Capital, emerged from stealth today bearing robotic process automation (RPA) technology designed to drastically reduce the amount of time and effort it takes to perform customer experience testing for mobile app development. In fact, Mesmer has been quietly operating since 2017, using a $4 million seed round of […]

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UiPath: RPA and AI will be commoditized productivity tools within 5 years

“In three to five years, RPA and AI will become a commodity productivity tool, the same way as you use Excel and PowerPoint,” proclaimed Boris Krumrey, chief robotics officer at UiPath, at the AI Summit in London last week. Robotic process automation, or RPA as it’s often called, isn’t the sexiest concept to emerge from […]

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