Intelligent Process Automation

Accelerate your journey

 

Intelligent Process Automation (IPA) has the potential to transform how organisations operate, improve how they engage customers, enhance the products and services they provide and ultimately to help deliver business growth and success.

 

To fully realise these benefits, organisations need to go on a journey from automation novices to hyper-automation experts.

 

Combined Intelligence helps organisations to accelerate their journey.

 

Read on to understand why you need Intelligent Process Automation and how we can help you rapidly achieve it’s full potential.

 

The initial step of this process, our Inspiration workshop, costs nothing other than a small amount of your time. It’s a great starting point to begin or to accelerate your IPA journey.

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Why you need Intelligent Process Automation

Intelligent Process Automation extends process automation with the application of artificial intelligence. This combination allows organisations to truly transform how they operate, creating a digital workforce that can work efficiently and cost effectively alongside the human workforce. Enabling the role of the human workforce to evolve, increasing innovation, job satisfaction and performance.

Many organisations have begun their process automation journey, for example, through RPA or Low Code platforms. Others are yet to get going. Wherever your organisation is on your automation journey it’s imperative that you now have an IPA strategy. A strategy that can allow you to achieve benefits such as:

Transforming Customer Engagement – Delivering new and proactive ways to engage and interact with customers. Connecting customers directly to information and the ability to transact 24×7.

Efficient Operations – Initially using process automation to enable technology to perform mundane and repetitive tasks previously requiring people. Then going further and transforming end to end processes, enhancing and evolving the customer and employee experience. Using these efficiencies to enable the organisation to reduce costs and achieve more.

Quality and Accuracy – Improving quality, accuracy, reliability, security and performance throughout operations. Reducing errors and adding the ability to automatically detect and react when the unexpected does happen.

Valuable Information – Gathering and processing data. Extracting valuable information from both structured and unstructured data.

Insight and Understanding – Applying intelligence to this information, to gain greater understanding and insight. Actioning this understanding and insight, automatically, to make a real difference to how the organisation operates and plans for the future.

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Optimising your approach to IPA

Wherever you are on your intelligent process automation we can help optimise your approach. Enabling you to achieve more, faster!

For example:

Setting Out – If you’re new to process automation we can help you get going with a vision and strategy that avoids the many pitfalls that have constrained success in other organisations. We can practically and flexibly work with you on all aspects of your IPA programme. Our objective is your rapid success.

Problem Solving – Many organisations have made a start with process automation, typically through the application of robotic process automation or low-code approaches. Unfortunately, more than 50% of automation programmes fail to realise the benefits expected. We understand the many reasons behind this and, with our experience, we can help you solve these problems. Turning your automation programme around, enabling you to achieve the full range of potential benefits within sensible budgets and timescales.

Scaling – It can be challenging to move from initial successes, typically automating mundane and repetitive tasks, to achieving real scale with intelligent process automation (hyper-automation). These challenges can be diverse, ranging from understanding how AI can be utilised through to technical and cultural issues associated with scaling out. We can help with this transition, enabling you to truly transform how your organisation operates. 

A Great IPA Strategy

A great IPA strategy covers the following areas…

Vision and Sponsorship
Opportunities, Prioritisation and Value
Technology, Tools and Infrastructure
Process and Best Practice
People, Culture, Skills and Training
Governance, Transparency and Communication
Innovation, Transformation and Change

How

What We Can Do For You

We work with you to understand where you are on your intelligent process automation journey, identifying your achievements to date and the opportunities and challenges ahead. We then agree the areas where we can add most value to help you on your way. Our objective is to support you to achieve success as quickly and efficiently as we, together, can.

Our engagements can be anything from providing a short injection of advice and guidance through to a deep involvement in your full automation programme, providing hands on resources as well as leadership support. We adopt a model that works best for you. Read more about this in Get Started below.

We can support all elements of your IPA journey, for example:

Art of the Possible

A review of IPA, what it can do now and in the future for your organisation. Helping you understand its potential and how you can go about realising it.

Opportunity

Finding and defining good opportunities for automation is key to success. We help you understand what good is, how to appreciate the full value of each automation and then how to prioritise.

STRATEGY

Ensuring you have a realistic and achievable vision, strategy, business case and programme plan. Identifying and helping resolve any gaps in technology, skills, sponsorship, culture, process and more.

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Progression

Progressing and accelerating implementation and delivery. Solving problems, improving processes, ensuring benefits realisation and achieving efficient and maintainable operation.

From Our CEO

Dr Steve Sheppard

Intelligent Process Automation

Intelligent Process Automation and other related intelligent technologies will transform how we live and work. Many organisations are now recognising this and are seeking to understand how they can build these technologies into their products, services and operations. Unfortunately, this isn’t simple to get right! Picking good opportunities and then successfully realising the promised outcomes can be challenging.

We can help you avoid the many pitfalls associated with IPA, enabling you to quickly and efficiently achieve the full range of benefits possible.

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How It Works

We begin engagements with our free Inspiration workshop (see next panel).

This enables us, together, to discuss the potential of Intelligent Process Automation within your organisation. We gain insight into your organisation and where you are on your journey. You gain initial insight and inspiration on how you can accelerate your journey.

At this point, there’s no commitment for you to engage with us further, but if you can see value in continuing, we’ll arrange a follow-on discussion to scope how we can help.

These follow-on discussions typically focus on defining a work package. We find that agreeing a fixed price incremental series of work packages works much better than the typical day rate based consultancy approach. It enables you to know what you’re paying for and for us to demonstrate our value by achieving specific outcomes. If you would prefer a different approach we are happy to accommodate this though.

If you’re interested in accelerating your Intelligent Process Automation journey by arranging an Inspiration Workshop, please get in touch by emailing us via the Get Started button. We’ll respond quickly to arrange an introductory call and a date for the workshop.