If there’s one thing that stands out about central government, it’s the appetite for digital transformation. Whether delivering new customer-facing websites to drive better engagement with services or establishing a centre of excellence to accelerate the take-up of robotic process automation (RPA), UK government is embracing opportunities to modernise with new technologies.
But despite the great strides made in the last few years, the UK is slipping backwards in E-Government development terms – down from #1 in 2016 to #4 in 2018, according to the UN E-Government Survey 2018. Some argue this is due to the government having tackled the more straightforward digitisation opportunities and because it is now facing the bigger, more complex systems that need modernising. Our research shows that there are also wider challenges, including uncertainty around the impact of Brexit, budgetary pressures and emerging technologies, coming into play.
So what needs to happen to overcome our challenges
As an early adopter of automation, SEW-Eurodrive in Lyman, S.C., has experience working with a wide variety of automated technologies and automation suppliers. So what has been its biggest takeaway after having worked more than a decade in manufacturing automation? Make sure to partner with an experienced and trusted supplier. Hear how SEW-Eurodrive’s partnership with Makino has helped reduce part costs, improve company morale and increase plant production tenfold with only a 6 percent increase in manpower, making the Lyman plant the most efficient operation across the company’s entire global manufacturing network.
Robotic process automation (RPA) promises huge gains for business services, including lower costs, better market insight and an improved customer experience. But implementing RPA requires a clear plan of action.
Download this guide to:
• understand the different types of automation
• rethink myths around automation that could be holding you back
• plan the first 100 days of your RPA journey
• understand how to manage change as you integrate ‘bots’ into your workforce
• get key insights from more than 50 automation projects worldwide.
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With robotics and artificial intelligence transforming the workplace, analysing supply and demand over 3–5 years doesn’t make sense. HR leaders need to find a more flexible approach to workforce shaping.
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• the key trends that will shape the future workforce
• what early movers into intelligent automation can teach us
• what’s involved in agile workforce shaping
• how to use our 5C Framework to navigate the changes ahead.
Over the past few years, terms such as: ‘Modern Finance,’ ‘Continuous Accounting’ and ‘Robotic Process Automation’ have all created buzz across the finance industry. These have been launched as a response to the challenges facing finance around attracting and retaining high quality employees, the rising risks due to the difficulty in certifying accurate data, today, and the expectation that finance has a role in driving the business forward.
In terms of reconciliations, we tend to spend most of our time simply gathering data before we can even begin to think about reconciling it. Once the data is finally in the right format, the majority of our time is then spent manually going through the matching process, rather than spending that time focused on the areas that are most critical to us, as can be seen in the diagram on the right.
Published By: BlackLine
Published Date: Apr 10, 2017
For many, the idea of Robotic Process Automation (RPA) might conjure images of large automated assembly line welders and pickers. But RPA actually refers to software robots, or applications that replicate human interaction with a user interface on a computer system. Download now to learn more!