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The Automation Journey

Posted by Michelle Millar on 30 April 2020 in: Real Estate, robotic process automation, Automation, RPA

Do the difficult things while they are easy and do the great things while they are small. A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step. - Lao Tzu, Chinese philosopher

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Open Box and Cushman & Wakefield win the EG Tech Award in the Productivity Category

Posted by Matthew Burnham on 18 July 2019 in: robotic process automation, Automation, Intelligent Process Automation, RPA, Awards

Last week was the second year of the EG Tech Awards and what a great event it was. Held at the Brewery on Chiswell Street, it felt a little bit more like going into a night club than a tech event but was full of the good and the great from the world of PropTech.

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Bringing Spreadsheets Back In From The Cold

Posted by Brendan Canny on 21 May 2019 in: robotic process automation, 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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What is RaaS?

Posted by Brendan Canny on 4 April 2018 in: Real Estate, robotic process automation, Automation, RPA

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, Automation, RPA

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: robotic process automation, Automation, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, RPA

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: robotic process automation, Automation, Excel, RPA

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, robotic process automation, Integration, RPA

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: industry news, robotic process automation, Automation, Artificial Intelligence, RPA

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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The Digitalization Jungle: Evolution or Revolution?

Posted by Matthew Burnham on 29 January 2018 in: Insider, Real Estate, innovation, robotic process automation, Automation, Digitalization, RPA

It’s a digital jungle out there. And like moving through a jungle, navigating to your digital future is tricky. You start off thinking you’re headed in one direction, only to discover you’ve been turned around and are suddenly facing a completely different direction with a whole new set of challenges.

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