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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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Automated Valuations Lead to Business Value Amplification

Posted by Dustin Strydom on 9 May 2019 in: robotic process automation, Robots-as-a-Service, RaaS, Automation, Artificial Intelligence, IPA, Intelligent Process Automation, valuations

Our client, a company that provides CRE property valuation services to large real estate funds, was excited about the possibilities process automation offered in terms of laying a solid foundation for their longer-term digitalization ambitions.

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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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Ditching the Spreadsheet and other Emerging Markets CRETech Trends

Posted by Dustin Strydom on 4 March 2019 in: industry news, Robots-as-a-Service, Automation, IPA, Intelligent Process Automation, Emerging Technology

The poor spreadsheet has become shorthand for a situation where data is stored in inaccessible silos, living in different departments, in different platforms and in different formats. Sometimes even in hard copy. In 2019! And, with spreadsheets it’s easy for human error to creep in, but mistakes are difficult to spot, as are seeing trends and gaining a single view of the truth.

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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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Robotics, It's All About People

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

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

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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Smarter Automation Means Greater Gains

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

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: 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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Granite Properties Chooses Open Box to Make Automation Work

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

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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