In a time where innovations permeate the market at great speed, increasingly revealing the difficulty of the human brain to keep up with the inflow of generated data, is still possible to ignore the need to automate some work activities? Can you be competitive in your market without exploiting the power of automation?

A FEW DATA POINTS

In 2019, the automation of “Business Processes” is on track to demonstrate the fastest growth of any business software category. In 2018 alone, this market grew by 63%.

Using current technology, 60% of professions could automate about 30% of their activities.

These numbers are symptomatic of the awareness that companies have about the potential of automation. GreenVulcano is perfectly aware of this as well. In addition to developing a highly performing business automation tool, GreenVulcano periodically organizes events aimed at promoting the implementation of new technologies within organizations. In the next installment of the Talking Tech program, scheduled for 5 December, we will be talking about the automation of processes and production. We will also be discussing the importance of data, collection, analysis as well as its use in more or less structured business contexts.

BUSINESS AUTOMATION

Business Automation (also known as “Business Process Automation” or “BPA”) consists of the use of technology to perform recurring tasks or processes in a company where it is possible to partially substitute manual effort. Corporate automation systematically replaces manual processes with ismart automation based on rules, just-in-time analysis and open collaboration. Often this is achieved with the use of business automation tools. Business automation tools simplifies and accelerates complex workflows, offering transparency and control on all parts of the process.

WHY INVEST IN AN AUTOMATION TOOL?

The potential of artificial intelligence and advanced robotics, used to perform tasks once destined for humans, is no longer reserved for spectacular demonstrations such as Baxter from Rethink Robotics, DeepMind or the driverless car from Google. Just head to an airport to find out that the automatic check-in stands dominate the ticketing areas of many airlines. Pilots actively drive the plane for only 3-7 minutes of many flights, with the automatic pilot who rules the rest of the journey.

Based upon this fact, it would therefore seem improper to talk about investment, since business automation is already a stable part of the procedural flows of many activities. However, while in the past companies wanted to automate processes to control costs and increase efficiency within the organization, today the focus of the companies has shifted from the satisfaction of internal needs to the engagement with external customers and the creation of new business opportunities. The traditional model of business automation has therefore evolved from a single focus on the rationalization of processes in the development of new strategies to the actual automation of the activity itself.

Since 1913, the year Henry Ford devised the assembly chain by making the use of technology popular as a means of automation of business processes, the business automation brings with it a widespread feeling of fear linked to a significant downsizing of jobs.

But this is not the case: according to today’s data, less than 5% of professions can be completely deprived of human contribution. Very few professions will be automated in their entirety soon or medium term. Rather, many work activities will not be eliminated as much as redefined, as happened for the professional figure of the bank teller with the advent of ATMs.

A brief introduction to Claudio: what it is and how it can automate your business activities

Previously we referred to business automation as an alternative to executing recurring activities in a company. However, often behind the automation processes are integration systems and programming activities for which specific technical skills are required. The difficulties of integration between legacy systems and new cloud-based systems are not negligible for a non-technical user.

Claudio, the business automation tool produced by GreenVulcano, allows you to integrate a huge number of complex systems and automate repetitive tasks in just a few simple steps.


A very simple graphical interface, combined with the drag & drop functionality, makes the process of creating the workflow to be automated extremely intuitive and fast. Also, the ease with which it can be integrated both on-premise and on cloud applications makes it particularly versatile and flexible.

In a few minutes you can create a new workflow and automate the established process.

FOR EXAMPLE:

We imagine wanting to automate a daily or weekly “news scouting” activity. Claudio’s flow could be built, in this case, using news catalogues, such as google news, filtered for keywords. The result would be a personalized email to each user (specific name of the user, specific topics based on past requests, etc) sent to periodic deadline.

Benefits:

  • Keep users informed about specific and customized topics;
  • Reduce and lighten the workload of employees;
  • Increase the satisfaction and loyalty of current customers;
  • Automate periodic contact with current and / or potential customers.

Why not try? Go to https://www.greenvulcano.com/claudio/, leave us your email and you will be contacted! Then come back here and let us know how it went!

And don’t miss “The Power of Process Automation“, the appointment with Talking Tech on December 5th.

Today IoT, acronym of Internet of things, is a widely understood concept both between private and enterprise actors. For those that still don’t know the meaning of IoT: IoT comprehend advanced technologies as hardware or platforms, that allows to connect things to internet and collect, send or analyze valuable information (think about a smart fridge: it can check the expiration date of your food, make new orders, send you notifications to throw away rotten food, etc).

This technologies are already been applied on many different business:

 

  • Transportation
  • Natural resources
  • Manufacturing
  • Renewable energy
  • Smart Cities

Reliable estimation talk about 50 billion devices connected online within 2020, an exorbitant number compared to the 7.2 billion of people on earth in 2015.

All this connected devices imply a big amount of Data potentially exploitable. In 2018, about 40% of the total big data will be taken from our smartphones, cars and household objects.

Even large scale systems, and multi-billion dollar industrial machines will generate big data thanks to sensors located to airplanes, power grids and oil extraction.

The market of IoT is a booming space, and It’ expected to be worth over 300 billion dollars by 2020.

But why, IoT technologies are so interesting for businesses?

It depends to benefits that this technologies bring to companies. Some examples:

  • Saving costs: more data mean more efficiency, even more increased by automation technologies that will make more efficient the production process.
  • User friendly: move from complex management systems to just one click button will actually  make a difference. Let imagine how Amazon’s dash botton could  impact on sales!
  • Issue Prediction: predictive systems allows to immediately, and in some case preventively, identify errors in production process and in the production machinery, avoiding losses of time and money.
  • Boosting productivity: productivity can be boost identificating errors and eliminating gaps in the production workflows, with a consequent gain of precious time.

Are companies ready for these changes?

The response is: not all of them. Many organization struggle to effectively manage the complexity of data generated by the IoT, often having no one strategy in place.

IDG Research shows that 70% of companies are still in the “consideration” or “planning” phase and only the 30% of companies can be considered “early adopter”.

What does this resistance to new technologies depend on?

Different factors make so complicated the management of this data:

  • the lack of homogeneity of resources
  • the frequency of data,
  • complex data relations etc…

However the integration of different IoT systems is the main barrier. Many solutions emerging in this field will make these flows much easier and usable even by less experienced user.

Have you already tried Claudio – business automation tool?

As you should have understood reading this post, the future of the IoT is written and its benefits for businesses are out of questions.

Your company needs new weapons to better fight the global competition: choose the ones that best fits your organization
If you are interested in having more information on IOT integration programs, write us: claudio@greenvulcano.com.

You will have the chance to use Claudio in preview!

 

 

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