Announcing Catalytic's Integration with Automation Anywhere

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Announcing Catalytic's Integration with Automation Anywhere

If you're using Automation Anywhere, their bots can now run together with Catalytic to fully automate end-to-end processes. A formal integration with this leading RPA provider is part of our latest product release. Read more about the partnership. Automation Anywhere’s core strength is executing highly consistent and structured tasks

By Ian Stubbs · 2 min read

Enhancing Employee Experience through Automation

Strategy

Enhancing Employee Experience through Automation

Automation. It’s a buzzworthy term for good reason, creating new opportunities for cost savings and process efficiency that can significantly boost the bottom line. And yet with these benefits also comes a tangible change for the teams who implement and utilize the automation. Many workers are left with a

By Carli Smith · 2 min read

The Cost of Employee Disengagement

Digital Transformation

The Cost of Employee Disengagement

Grace Murray Hopper, a pioneering computer scientist and the United States Navy Rear Admiral, was once quoted saying that “We’ve always done it this way” is the most dangerous phrase in the language. As someone who worked in an ever-evolving technological field, contributing to the development of high-level programming

By Anastasia Nevyakina · 2 min read

Why You Need an Automation Center of Excellence

Center of Excellence

Why You Need an Automation Center of Excellence

I just read another “whitepaper” on why you need an Automation Center of Excellence.  Although I agree with the overall sentiment that a COE is required - the sheer number of pages used would indicate that we are creating a government contract to build a wall.  I will try to

By Andy Fanning · 3 min read

Upgrading Procurement & Supply Chain with Automation

Procurement

Upgrading Procurement & Supply Chain with Automation

Within large enterprises, procurement and supply chain management are faced with the challenge of containing costs, reducing risk, and achieving better results through suppliers, while struggling with insufficient headcount and resources to manage a complex sea of purchases and vendors. While budgets may have increased slightly in the past year

By Jeff Grisenthwaite · 3 min read

Calculating Automation's Return on Investment

AI

Calculating Automation's Return on Investment

We are firm believers in pragmatic use of AI and automation. These technologies are not magical pixie dust—they will not instantly transform your business, nor will they become your perfect digital assistant overnight. What they will do, though, is enable you to dramatically reduce manual effort and improve business

By Jeff Grisenthwaite · 2 min read

3 Better Ways to Integrate Your Enterprise Systems

Strategy

3 Better Ways to Integrate Your Enterprise Systems

A large healthcare customer of ours recently used a fantastic metaphor to describe different methods to connect enterprise systems.Imagine you are responsible for getting people across a river from one city to another.You have different options for getting the people across the river: Suspension Bridge Fast, reliable traffic

By Jeff Grisenthwaite · 4 min read

Salesforce Woes? Boom!

Case Study

Salesforce Woes? Boom!

On Wednesday, while on a flight, I was chatting with Ian, one of our awesome product managers, about how I'd love to have a Pushbot send me our Salesforce reports in Slack. As someone constantly on the move, I'm 80% on my iPhone or iPad. I'm a big fan of

By Sean Chou · 2 min read

Continuous Improvement for Existing Automated Processes

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Continuous Improvement for Existing Automated Processes

You’ve done the work to prepare and implement your process so you’re good to go and can let them run for the foreseeable future, right? Not so fast!  Processes benefit from continuous improvement to ensure they keep adding value to your organization.  But what needs to be changed,

By Andrew Thiermann · 3 min read

Effective Change Management for Process Automation

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Effective Change Management for Process Automation

Change management is a critical component that can ensure a process’ success or its failure when implemented.  Using a structured approach to transition the current state of things to a desired future you can minimize the possibility for negative outcomes and increase positive results.   Through change management you can reduce

By Andrew Thiermann · 3 min read

4 Key Steps to Designing Workflows for Automation

How To

4 Key Steps to Designing Workflows for Automation

Note: For the purposes of this article we’re going to assume you’re the process owner or that you have organizational approval to start digging into processes.Correctly mapping your process ensures that it will meet your defined goals.  In an earlier blog we covered what to consider before

By Andrew Thiermann · 2 min read

Use Intelligent Automation to Put Digital Workers to Work Alongside People

Future of Work

Use Intelligent Automation to Put Digital Workers to Work Alongside People

“Meet me where I am.”When using software, minimizing the number of jumps users need to make between systems is essential for productivity. Automation is already a well-known solution to this type of issue.Why? Because automation reduces manual interactions with different systems and moves information from system to system,

By Neil Bahadur · 3 min read

Tasks vs. Processes: When RPA Alone is Not Enough

RPA

Tasks vs. Processes: When RPA Alone is Not Enough

I have written elsewhere about the Coming Trough of Disillusionment for robotic process automation (RPA). While I don't believe that the overall market behavior of "inflated expectations" followed by a trough of disillusionment can be stopped, individual companies are capable of navigating their own paths independent of the overall market.

By Ted Shelton · 2 min read

Use Automation as a Competitive Advantage Across the Organization

Digital Transformation

Use Automation as a Competitive Advantage Across the Organization

When enterprises discuss process automation, the first line of questioning almost always centers around shared services: HR, finance, legal, etc. The reasoning for this is two-fold: shared services is seen as a cost center AND that cost has well-established, measurable metrics. Often, enterprises hold their shared services headcount as a

By Nicholas Decker · 3 min read

Things to Consider When Designing Automated Tasks & Processes

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Things to Consider When Designing Automated Tasks & Processes

What to consider when thinking about a process:What is process?  On the surface the question is very straightforward: A process is a series of tasks, performed in order to reach a defined goal.  That goal can be reached in a variety of ways and increasingly can be improved upon

By Andrew Thiermann · 2 min read

Introducing the Catalytic Process Automation Certification Program

How To

Introducing the Catalytic Process Automation Certification Program

45% of work processes could be automated using existing technology, yet only 17% of global executives are ready to implement bots and AI into their workplace.[1] The disparity between those two statistics is a reminder that finding the time and skills to implement automation is hard.  From identifying the

By Sophie Thompson · 2 min read

Humans in the Loop: People and Bots Working Side by Side

Digital Transformation

Humans in the Loop: People and Bots Working Side by Side

Humans in the loop.In the automation industry, this phrase is actually a thing. A widely-used and accepted phrase. And it's so cringe-worthy.[1] It sounds like something from a dystopian future where our robot overlords think of humans as an intrusion in their environment. An undesirable disruption to an

By Sean Chou · 2 min read

Tired of Spreadsheets? Meet Automated Data Tables!

Digital Transformation

Tired of Spreadsheets? Meet Automated Data Tables!

Spreadsheets are great for some things, but collaboration is not one of them. Enter the Catalytic data table: our take on a fully programmable, dynamic version of a database that is simple enough to use within a process for the average business user.As Catalytic has grown, our Sales, Enterprise

By Thomas Zemanek · 2 min read

What Processes to Automate: Process Selection Beyond Cost Reduction

Strategy

What Processes to Automate: Process Selection Beyond Cost Reduction

We have entered the age of the Bot.  All medium and large businesses will do intelligent automation (IA) at scale, it is just a matter of time.  The window for you to gain a strategic advantage with IA is closing fast as most companies are exploring using automation for their

By Andy Fanning · 2 min read

The Coming RPA Trough of Disillusionment

Analysis

The Coming RPA Trough of Disillusionment

Are you ready for the RPA Trough of Disillusionment? Gartner's time tested Hype Cycle model predicts that new technologies will go through a cycle in which media (and analysts) over promise the potential, inflating expectations, and ultimately disappoint early investors in the technology as it fails to live up to

By Ted Shelton · 2 min read

How Catalytic Met its Compliance Goals

Compliance

How Catalytic Met its Compliance Goals

Learn how the Catalytic team met our compliance goals without slowing down innovation!When we started our compliance journey, we knew we wanted to meet our compliance goals in a way that improved our ability to innovate rapidly rather than slowed it down. We learned a lot along the way,

By Catalytic · 1 min read

Tips for Building an Automation and AI Center of Excellence

Strategy

Tips for Building an Automation and AI Center of Excellence

"If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail"– Abraham Maslow - 1966 The Psychology of ScienceWe've all heard this said in one form or another and we likely agree with the problem it identifies. And yet I would guess that we all see the mistake almost