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  • Everything you Need to Know about Robotic Process Automation
    March 22, 2017 by
    According to McKinsey and Company, Robotic Process Automation has the potential to have an economic impact of approximately $6.7 trillion by 2025. This means that the automation market will have the second largest economic impact after smartphones and tablets. The term Robotic Process Automation (RPA) can create […]...
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  • Introducing the SolveXia rebrand
    December 22, 2016 by
    The team at SolveXia loves re-engineering things to make them simpler, cleaner and clearer. Usually we re-engineer our clients’ processes. However, this December, as we have had our old logo for over eight years, we thought it was time to re-engineer it as well. We also decided […]...
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  • SolveXia Now Integrates with R and Python
    February 11, 2015 by
    We are excited to announce that our clients are now able to use Python and the statistical language R within a SolveXia process.  This adds to a growing list of supported third-party tools and languages including MoSes, Yellowfin BI, Microsoft Excel and Access and SQL Server tables. […]...
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  • Some interesting stats on Enterprise Spreadsheet Use
    February 11, 2015 by
    Ventana Research has undertaken some research to understand the attitudes and utilisation of spreadsheets across the enterprise. Furthermore, the research was designed to investigate spreadsheet usage practices and needs of individuals and organisations  as well as the potential benefits from improving their processes and systems. Some highlights include: 51% […]...
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  • A Quiet Revolution Gathers Pace
    December 8, 2014 by
    A Quiet Revolution Gathers Pace The Economist recently published a report based on interviews conducted in 2013 with 779 executives around the world. The report investigates the extent to which their companies currently make use of the “Internet of Things” in their external products and services, and […]...
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  • Automation of Monthly Financial Performance Reporting
    October 2, 2014 by
    Automation of Monthly Financial Performance Reporting The Challenge Actual, Forecast and Plan data come from different sources, are produced by different teams and show different levels of granularity. For example, Actuals might come from the GL or a Data Warehouse, Forecast numbers might come from a proprietary […]...
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  • SolveXia in short – How we help
    September 19, 2014 by
    Lets face it. Core systems and databases are cluttered with a multitude of reporting and data extraction “options” which, in theory, should provide all of the information your business need. A “gap” becomes apparent when the information available at the “click of a button” needs to be […]...
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  • Why BPA Results in Competitive Advantage – It Comes Down to Better Decision Making
    September 19, 2014 by
    Why BPA Results in Competitive Advantage – It Comes Down to Better Decision Making Business Process Automation (BPA) tools such as SolveXia help organisations in numerous ways – including reduced human error, savings in time and money, increased productivity and increased transparency. Analysts at SolveXia have repeatedly […]...
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  • Motorising Your Treadmill
    September 3, 2014 by
    Managing constant change shouldn’t be a distressing task. We are lucky enough to visit many people to discuss with them ideas for improving their business processes. Recently we received some very candid feedback: “I love your software, I can really see how it could add value here. […]...
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  • Actuarial Process Improvement
    August 20, 2014 by
    The following is a presentation delivered by Darren Robinson and Zhan Wang on Actuarial Process Improvement. This Keynote was presented at The 2014 Financial Services Forum in Sydney, Australia. One Actuary is using process automation and online dashboards to improve the quality and timeliness of actuarial tasks, […]...
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  • Three things on Life Insurers’ minds in 2014
    January 15, 2014 by
    In recent years, balancing between profit and affordability has been a taxing experience for life insurers and consumers. Like a tightrope walker veering nervously from side to side. Sluggish growth, persistently low interest rates, competition from intermediaries and cautious consumer spending has taken its toll on the […]...
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  • Gartner – Transformative technologies are set to continue to disrupt the enterprise in 2014 and beyond.
    October 21, 2013 by
    This week the online magazine for IT professionals, www.istart.com.au, published an interesting article discussing some recent analysis conducted by Gartner. We found it interesting because it relates to business transformation, and how disruptive technologies (like ours!) are changing the landscape now and into the forseeable future. Here […]...
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  • Changing the Offshoring and Outsourcing Equations
    July 3, 2013 by
    An article in Time Magazine of 22 April 2013 describes how manufacturing is making a comeback in the USA. It describes the characteristics of the jobs that are returning and reasons for their return. The reasons are: The cost differential between skilled workers based in the US […]...
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  • Actuarial modelling – London Whale 2.0?
    April 30, 2013 by
    Modelling Design Partners and SolveXia recently conducted a survey, in collaboration with Actuarial Post, to better understand the challenges faced by actuarial departments. The results revealed that the most pertinent challenge that is associated with actuarial processes is vulnerability to input error. Not surprisingly, the majority of […]...
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  • Procedural debt: what is it and why care?
    March 28, 2013 by
    The term ‘technical debt’ has been an established part of the software engineering industry for 20 years. It describes the series of short-cuts and trade-off’s that have been taken over time in order to get a software product ‘out the door’ quickly, but ultimately slow the project […]...
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  • Has the ideas machine broken down?
    February 25, 2013 by
    The Economist has an interesting report on the perception by some that the rate of (technology) innovation is slowing down. This goes against the cliché that technology driven change is accelerating, however with people like Peter Thiel, a founder of PayPal, and the first outside investor in […]...
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  • Death to Excel! Long Live Excel!
    September 28, 2012 by
    The widespread use of Excel in every part of business has created a phenomenon called ‘Excel Hell’. This is the confusion and frustration of not knowing which file is the right version to use, not being confident that it is secure and not having a sense of […]...
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  • Why not automate more of your processes?
    August 28, 2012 by
    It has been common knowledge for over 150 years that you can raise the productivity of a business by using machines alongside people to complete work. It is also common knowledge that most businesses are competing in part on the basis of productivity. These axioms do not […]...
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  • Deloitte partner advocates ‘meaningful’ business process
    August 24, 2012 by
    Joshua Tanchel, Deloitte partner, says the latest automation software not only saves time and money but can also give your business a considerable competitive advantage by highlighting the fundamental metrics behind the results. How can a ‘private’ business with limited administrative staff improve the provision of quality, […]...
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  • Process automation tops business investment priorities in 2012-2013
    August 15, 2012 by
    Deloitte’s Midmarket Perspectives report reveals that midsize companies are looking to business process automation, analytics, and cloud computing technologies to improve productivity, revenue growth, and operating margins. Below are two important excerpts from this article, a graph depicting the priority of different technology investments – and a […]...
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  • Cloud service saves accountants 30 per cent on their IT cost
    August 13, 2012 by
    Chartered accountant George Hay wanted to reduce its IT costs and implement an IT infrastructure that would grow with its business. The company worked with Softwerx, an IT services and software development firm, to deploy a Cloud infrastructure based on DataCenter on Demand technology. With the help […]...
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  • Spreadsheet risk in business – not what you figured
    August 13, 2012 by
    This is a report published by Deloitte about the use of spreadsheets in business and the balance between risks and benefits this brings. It makes the point that spreadsheets are really business applications, where the end user is the owner, developer, programmer, tester and user. With no […]...
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  • Cloud is a corporate strategy, not a tactical solution
    August 13, 2012 by
    Many organisations are looking at the adoption of cloud as just another technology, and are leaving the decisions on how to adopt, own, and manage the cloud up to engineers. But acquiring a cloud management platform is not an engineering decision — it’s a strategic one. This […]...
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  • End user applications are like dark matter in physics
    August 9, 2012 by
    This is a paper written by Raymond R.Panko and Daniel N.Port from the University of Hawaii. It looks at the costs and risks that organisations carry as a result of having thousands (millions) of applications (developed by end users) that (a) keep the business running (b) are […]...
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