Machina Joins Forces with Ashling Partners/THL

Machina Joins Forces with Ashling Partners/THL

We are excited to announce that Machina has merged with Ashling Partners/THL.  We believe this opportunity bolsters our capability and reach within the UiPath market and ecosystem while positioning us to evolve as the most capable UiPath partner on the planet.  Our plan is to continue driving business value across our clients’ organizations by leveraging our industry-focused market approach.  The combination of Ashling and Machina offers true industry leadership in energy, financial services, healthcare, and manufacturing, backed by the combined experience of two UiPath USN Partners.  Together, we are 180 professionals strong, all dedicated to the UiPath market.

“It was an obvious decision for us to join the Ashling team,” said Machina CEO, Doug Wendler.  “Our shared vision of becoming the global leader in the hyperautomation market with UiPath at the center, a set of common core values, and complementary industry and geographical footprints provide a valuable leap forward for our customers, our people, and our company.  We are excited about the future for the combined organization.”

We look forward to working closely with leaders across industries as we continue to grow geographically and vertically.  With this merger, clients of both Ashling and Machina can take advantage of the broader industry and global footprint and enhanced services offered by our combined organization, allowing us to better meet the needs of our clients.  Ashling + Machina is accelerating the automation revolution!

To hear more about this exciting development, you can view our press release.  Please also feel free to call or e-mail any of your main Ashling or Machina contacts for more information.

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RPA is the Future of Business

RPA is the Future of Business

Why is RPA Important? 

No matter the workplace environment, employees and businesses often find themselves burdened by monotonous tasks. Menial tasks interrupt the workflow and prevent more meaningful and higher quality work from occurring. Unnecessary or routine tasks can even lead to stress reactions, leaving employees buried by exhaustion. Applications and shortcuts on phones help us to optimize our day. Why can’t there be an application or shortcut to optimize the workflow in the world of modern business? Luckily RPA is here to help. 

What are the benefits of RPA? 

Also known as Robotic Process Automation, RPA replicates human actions and performs rule-based tasks. Through the use of RPA, workers are given the ability to reduce repetitive and mundane tasks. This carves out more time and energy for employees, leading to greater and improved output on the tasks that really matter. The benefits of RPA are immense. Improvements in compliance, service delivery, and customer service can be made when RPA is in use. In addition, RPA technology can also lead to error reduction, cost reduction, increased efficiency, and the elimination of repetitive work. Looking to improve the availability of insights and analytics in your company? Look no further. RPA provides enhanced insights and analytics on your automated processes that you can trust and rely on. RPA technology presents a fruitful method to dramatically improve the workflow of your employees and optimizes your business with speed and accuracy in mind. 

It is crucial for your business advisors and technology partners to have a solid understanding of your business. Machina practitioners focus not only on RPA, but on your industry, possessing a strong understanding of your business processes. With an average of over 15 years experience, our deep domain expertise helps us to facilitate your success as you enter the brave new world of RPA. Give us a call today at 844-622-4772 or email us at info@machinarpa.com to optimize your business.

Is Automation Right for your Business?

Is Automation Right for your Business?

Understanding Automation

The age of automation is here. For many, automation can seem like a broad concept. That’s because it is. However, automation is all around us. Spellcheck, spam filters, and ridesharing apps all contain powerful automation capabilities that help optimize our day to day lives. While automation covers many technological areas, the primary goal of automation is to minimize human effort. Automation at its core, is centered around taking rudimentary tasks and streamlining them. In the case of robotic process automation or RPA, it means learning those rudimentary and mundane tasks and completing them with minimal human involvement. With those tasks covered, people can get back to using their unique and individualistic skill set in a much more worthwhile way. RPA tools such as UiPath provide an endless set of opportunities to streamline and optimize businesses of all kinds. The future is waiting. 

Knowing if Automation is Right for Your Business

There are several key characteristics that can determine ideal process automation candidates. If a task is highly manual and highly repetitive, it is likely a good candidate to evaluate for automation with RPA. Is a task prone to manual errors? Error prone tasks that result in rework can eat up valuable employee time and cause issues for a business. Fortunately, RPA can often prevent those errors from ever occurring, allowing your workforce to make the best of their time. Finally, processes that meet some or all of the characteristics above and are also rule-based with clear processing steps are likely to be great candidates for RPA.

Tasks that meet these characteristics are tell tale signs of a business in need of automation through RPA. When embarking on an automation program, it is crucial for your business advisors and technology partners to have a solid understanding of your business. Machina practitioners focus not only on RPA, but on your industry, possessing a strong understanding of your business processes. With an average of over 15 years experience, our deep domain expertise helps us to facilitate your success as you enter the brave new world of RPA. Give us a call today at 844-622-4772 or email us at info@machinarpa.com to optimize your business.

RPA’s Benefits for Accounting & Finance

RPA’s Benefits for Accounting & Finance

How Accounting & Finance can Benefit from RPA 

Accounting and finance represents one of the key business functions that can benefit from the solutions that RPA provides. Back office organizations are often put in the position of being forced to do more with less. This is evident when cost cutting occurs across departments. In the world of accounting and finance, professionals find themselves spending extensive time on repetitive, mundane and error prone work, which must be completed to keep the wheels turning. The inefficient use of time takes their attention away for more value added work that requires the analysis and decision making that only an experienced professional can provide. This is where RPA can help. 

How Accounting & Finance can Benefit from RPA 

RPA, also known as Robotic Process Automation, is an automation technology that replicates human actions and performs rule-based tasks. RPA solutions such as UiPath have in recent years taken the market by storm.  Not only does RPA free employees from the less value-added aspects of their workload, it also allows them to be free from the emotional burdens of unnecessary tasks. When free from these mundane activities, employees can perform work that is  individual, creative, and innately human. This is the work that leads to opportunity, growth, and enhanced productivity, allowing employees to truly add value rather than simply completely tasks.

What does RPA mean for accounting and finance? When implemented appropriately, RPA can  vastly increase the speed and accuracy of data entry, data verification, and data reconciliation tasks. These activities, which are time consuming and error prone for humans, are where an RPA automations can really shine, completing work in a fraction of the time with unparalleled accuracy.  This, in turn, gives employees time to concentrate on oversight, improvement initiatives, and tasks that require decision making and abstract analysis, ultimately providing a greatly improved experience for the employee, the business, and the customer.  In short, the applications for RPA in the world of accounting and finance are almost limitless and can truly transform your organization.

When embarking on an RPA program, it is crucial for your technology partner to have a solid understanding of your business. Machina practitioners focus not only on RPA, but on your industry, possessing a strong understanding of your business processes. With an average of over 15 years experience, our deep domain expertise helps us to facilitate your success as you enter the brave new world of RPA. Give us a call today at 844-622-4772 or email us at info@machinarpa.com to get started on your transformation journey.

Automation for HR and IT: A Perfect Match

Automation for HR and IT: A Perfect Match

Is Automation a Fit for HR and IT?  

Process automation can alleviate the burden of many of the mundane but imperative tasks that businesses face. The most common departments with widely documented use cases for automation are finance and accounting.  However, automation can also provide tremendous benefits to other departments including HR and IT. The critical importance of HR is unquestionable in organizations of all kinds and the changing landscape of IT holds a massive degree of importance in the world of modern business. Although these departments often operate behind the scenes within an organization, their significance should not be underestimated.  As with accounting and finance, HR and IT also deserve the attention and improvements that automation can provide.  Many tasks within these vital departments can easily and efficiently be maintained with automation. 

What are some of the manual tasks that automation can eliminate for HR and IT professionals? Master data management is a substantial effort for both of these departments and is one of many areas that automation can easily, safely, and efficiently handle. Tasks related to data entry allow automation to truly shine. Moving and editing large amounts of data can be costly in regards to time and prone to errors if accomplished manually. Automation can not only speed up processes involving data entry and data migration, but it can also optimize them, while performing them without error. Needless to say, data entry isn’t the only process which can benefit from the optimation that automation provides. Mover and leaver processing represents another example of a key business function automation can service with ease. Processes in this space require consistent and repetitive efforts by both departments, which must be performed in a timely and accurate manner.  Automation can ensure they are done efficiently each and every time.  HR and IT represent just two of the myriad of departments within your organization that can benefit from automation. 

When embarking on an automation program, it is crucial for your technology partner to have a solid understanding of your business. Machina practitioners focus not only on RPA, but on your industry, possessing a strong understanding of your business processes. With an average of over 15 years experience, our deep domain expertise helps us to facilitate your success as you enter the brave new world of RPA. Give us a call today at 844-622-4772 or email us at info@machinarpa.com to optimize your business.