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Robotics, It's All About People

Posted by Matthew Burnham on 27 July 2018 in: Artificial Intelligence, Automation, RaaS, Real Estate, robotic process automation, Robots-as-a-Service

In a recent blog post, I wrote a (slightly) tongue-in-cheek introduction to your new colleague, the one that was always up for the boring, mundane and repetitive work, because, at Open Box, we’ve always believed that machines will add most value when they work alongside humans.

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Open Box Automation Report 2018

Posted by Dustin Strydom on 14 May 2018 in: industry news, Automation, robotic process automation, RaaS, Robots-as-a-Service

Altus Group’s recent innovation research survey, Accelerating the Innovation Agenda in Commercial Real Estate, asks whether key transformative technologies are driving change in the industry.

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M J Mapp Partners with Open Box to Drive Innovation

Posted by Mark Kalkwarf on 10 May 2018 in: industry news, RaaS, Automation, robotic process automation

M J Mapp is continuing in its drive towards being the most innovative manager of commercial property in the UK in a deal with Open Box.

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Smarter Automation Means Greater Gains

Posted by Matthew Burnham on 16 April 2018 in: Automation, Robots-as-a-Service, robotic process automation, RaaS

Imagine you had a colleague that was always up for the boring, mundane, repetitive work. That you could just drop an email to, tell them what you need, and they would email you back, with the work completed.

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What is RaaS?

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

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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Granite Properties Chooses Open Box to Make Automation Work

Posted by Mark Kalkwarf on 23 March 2018 in: industry news, RaaS, Robots-as-a-Service, robotic process automation, Automation, Real Estate

Granite Properties, a commercial real estate investment, development and management company, has tapped into the power of Open Box’s Real Estate Automation Engine to automate the entry of manual billing information from its work order platform into its enterprise resource planning (ERP) system.

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Is RPA the Same as Artificial Intelligence (AI)?

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

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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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: Excel, RaaS, Robots-as-a-Service, robotic process automation, Automation

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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TIER REIT Automates Valuation Platform Integration with Open Box’s Real Estate Automation Engine

Posted by Mark Kalkwarf on 28 February 2018 in: industry news, Real Estate, RaaS, Robots-as-a-Service, robotic process automation, Integration

Open Box is making the transfer of operating budget data from TIER REIT Inc.’s budgeting system into its valuation platform automatic using a software robot.

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Just Do It! And Other Takeaways From Blue Prism Pulse

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

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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