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Bringing Spreadsheets Back In From The Cold

Posted by Brendan Canny on 21 May 2019 in: robotic process automation, Robots-as-a-Service, RaaS, Automation, Artificial Intelligence, IPA, Intelligent Process Automation, RPA

We all love to hate spreadsheets, but they really are a victim of their own success. They are just so useful, and packed with features and programming ability. A recent report from the Altus Group, entitled The Innovation Opportunity in Commercial Real Estate: A Shift in PropTech Adoption and Investment shows that they are still an important tool for our industry, despite the emergence of newer technology.

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Getting Out of The Starting Gates With Robots-as-a-Service

Posted by Brendan Canny on 29 April 2019 in: Robots-as-a-Service, RaaS, Automation, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, IPA, Intelligent Process Automation

Despite uncertainty over the impact of rapidly emerging technologies and technology-enabled innovation, an increasing proportion of the CRE industry is testing emerging technologies and embracing an active role in innovating.

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Open Box and LEVERTON Whitepaper: How Intelligent Processing Automation Can Benefit Your Organization

Posted by Brendan Canny on 16 November 2018 in: industry news, robotic process automation, Robots-as-a-Service, RaaS, Automation, IPA, Intelligent Process Automation, LEVERTON

Open Box and LEVERTON explore the world of IPA and detail how you can start using it to benefit your real estate organization.

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MRI IUC: Atlanta Was A Buzz With Festivities

Posted by Brendan Canny on 29 October 2018 in: industry news, ERP performance, MRI, robotic process automation, MRI Software, Integration

October 14th through 17th saw around 1,400 people descending on the Hyatt Regency in Atlanta for the 2018 MRI User Conference. The IUC combined with the Atlanta Pride Parade,the Falcons game and the Oktoberfest Beer festival meant that Atlanta was a buzz with energy!

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Realcomm 2018: What Happened in Vegas

Posted by Brendan Canny on 13 June 2018 in: industry news, Real Estate, Realcomm, Automation

The Open Box team looks forward to the Realcomm & IBCon event every year, as it offers a great opportunity for us to catch up with current clients, meet new prospects as well as keep up to date with the latest trends (be they cutting edge, or simply pain points being experienced by the industry).

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What is RaaS?

Posted by Brendan Canny on 4 April 2018 in: Real Estate, robotic process automation, Robots-as-a-Service, RaaS, Automation

Simply put RaaS stands for “Robots as a Service”. Great, but what does that mean and why should you care?

It is swings and roundabouts as the business world shifts between horizontal specialization and vertical integration and back again.

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Is RPA the Same as Artificial Intelligence (AI)?

Posted by Brendan Canny on 22 March 2018 in: robotic process automation, Robots-as-a-Service, RaaS, Automation, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence

In my previous blog, I introduced the concept that RPA and our Automation Engine should be seen as a robust “toolkit” used to re imagine the tasks we currently assign to human beings. Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) etc. fit into this concept as simply being additional tools within one arsenal.

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BitcoinCRE Event: What You Need to Know

Posted by Brendan Canny on 9 March 2018 in: industry news, Real Estate, innovation, Bitcoin

I'm taking a rain check on answering my next Automation FAQ, as I attended the very thought-provoking BitcoinCRE event and so I thought I would share some of the insights I picked up.

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Automation? How is this new, I’ve been using Excel Macros and screen scraping for years?

Posted by Brendan Canny on 2 March 2018 in: robotic process automation, Robots-as-a-Service, RaaS, Automation, Excel

I’d like to start off by saying that one of the cornerstones of what we are trying to provide with our automation services is a way of saying “yes” to more of our customers' requirements.

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Just Do It! And Other Takeaways From Blue Prism Pulse

Posted by Brendan Canny on 20 February 2018 in: industry news, robotic process automation, Robots-as-a-Service, RaaS, Automation, Artificial Intelligence

One thing was clear from the inaugural Blue Prism Pulse event in New York: the digital workforce is here, and, if you haven’t already, you need to dive in and get started with automation.

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