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IDM: How Robots Can Automate Your Most Labour-Intensive Financial Processes

Posted by Brian Terrell on Fri, Feb 23, 2018

In a recent video interview , Forrester’s Craig Le Clair, VP and Principal Analyst for Robotic Process Automation (RPA), noted that the majority of investment he sees going into robotic process automation is in the area of shared operations like finance and accounting.

Forrester’s 2017 RPA Wave report says enterprises are under immense pressure to digitise operations, and most see RPA as part of their automation strategy to boost productivity with minimal process change, bring an easy-to-calculate ROI, and serve as a fresh alternative to the “big spend” of typical business process management programs.

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moderndiplomacy: Digital Controllership: Finance and Accounting Robotic Process Automation a Priority

Posted by Brian Terrell on Fri, Feb 23, 2018

In a recent Deloitte Center for Controllership™ poll of more than 1,700 finance, accounting and other professionals, 52.8 percent say their organizations plan digital controllership improvements—leveraging process automation, analytics and other technologies for financial and accounting processes—in the year ahead. Using finance and accounting robotic process automation (RPA) to increase efficiency and internal controls is the top priority for such efforts (34.7 percent).

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The new ASC 606 standard has some 'Gotchas'. Distinct or a Bundle?

Posted by Brian Terrell on Fri, Feb 16, 2018

The confusing complexities that just may come back to bite you

In our continuing series covering the major and minor points of the new Revenue Recognition rules contained within ASC 606, we wanted to shedGotcha.jpg some light on some of the nuances laced through the rules’ verbiage. While on the surface the rules sound fairly straightforward, there are some confusing complexities that it’s important for your organization to be aware of and to understand. Here we look at just one component of the rule – identifying the performance obligations of a contract - to illustrate how a seemingly simple concept gets a bit more complicated the deeper we look.

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CMSWire: Busting 8 Robotic Process Automation Myths

Posted by Brian Terrell on Fri, Feb 16, 2018

A recent client summit at Doculabs surfaced some of the myths you’re likely to hear about RPA. The participants did some significant myth-busting, specifically around the following eight claims that are being made about RPA.

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TechTarget: Robotic process automation software unites vendors, partners

Posted by Brian Terrell on Fri, Feb 16, 2018

Channel partners and robotic process automation software vendors are joining forces to take software robot deployments to the next level.

Indeed, a flurry of partnering activity has unfolded in recent weeks among RPA vendors and an array of consulting firms, systems integrators and business-process specialists.

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