Press Release: LEVERTON's AI Taps Rob Sparke for Automation Skills

Posted by Mark Kalkwarf on 15 November 2017 in: industry news, Real Estate, robotic process automation, Robots-as-a-Service, Automation, Press Release

LEVERTON, a market leader in intelligent information extraction and document management, has partnered with Open Box to use its Real Estate Automation Engine, powered by Robotic Process Automation (RPA), for seamless data migration to leading Commercial Real Estate ERP systems.

Open Box delivers automation services to Real Estate organisations over the cloud, on a Robots-as-a-Service (RaaS) basis. RaaS allows companies to use software robots to take over tedious, repetitive, manual work, freeing up humans to do more intellectual, creative, strategic work.

By automating the migration of lease data between LEVERTON and ERP systems, the Open Box Real Estate Automation Engine, also known as Rob Sparke, ensures this is efficient, accurate and standardised. Trained to migrate data for all major Real Estate ERPs, the Automation Engine cross references the data it inputs with existing data in the ERP system to ensure there is a single, correct version of all records. Plus, it can automatically set up new leases with all the relevant information required by the system the first time data is entered -- this is often a challenge when attempting to load lease data through an ETL process.

Once the LEVERTON deep learning platform has abstracted the legally-binding data in commercial leases, Rob Sparke interacts with the LEVERTON API to access the relevant data points, transforms the data into the relevant ERP’s required format and pushes the data into the system through a combination of extraction, transformation and loading (ETL) processes, interaction with system APIs and front-end application automation. Automating the process end-to-end means companies have real-time access to correct data, allowing them to make better decisions faster.

LEVERTON uses deep learning, a subset of Artificial Intelligence (AI) programmed to simulate the way the human brain functions, to automatically extract data from unstructured documents. This has been particularly valuable in the Real Estate sector, and LEVERTON is already working with Real Estate giants such as JLL and Barings to facilitate the smarter and more efficient management of large portfolios.

“LEVERTON is a great platform for Real Estate companies to use to abstract the information in their leasing documents. We’re excited that Rob Sparke, our automation engine, has enhanced this service by making the subsequent upload to clients’ ERP systems seamless and automatic,” said Dustin Strydom, director of Automation Services at Open Box. “Ultimately this is another great opportunity for CRE organisations to rethink the type of tasks they assign to humans.”

“Both systems automate tedious, yet crucial processes, simplifying and standardising them, freeing up people to do more strategic tasks, and proving the Real Estate organisation with the information it needs to make informed decisions,” said Richard Belgrave, head of Europe at LEVERTON about the Open Box partnership.

Find out more at Argus Connect 2017:

Richard Belgrave, LEVERTON’s head of Europe, and Dustin Strydom, director of Automation Services at Open Box, will be discussing how LEVERTON’s AI platform and Open Box’s Automation Engine work together, and what this means for your Real Estate business.

Attend the session at 4.30 pm on Tuesday, 21 November 2017, or chat to us during the event to find out more.

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