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Free Your Staff From the Mundane, Focus Them on the Future With Digital Transformation
June 18, 2020 Blog


Digital transformation is less about wedging the latest technologies into your business operations hoping for improvement, and more about integrating technology into all areas of your business for fundamental changes to the way you run the business. This helps you deliver better and faster value to your customers.

According to “The How of Digital Transformation” whitepaper released by Persistent Systems, enterprises must adopt a ‘transformation by design’ philosophy and a key driver to this transformation is software because it can deliver speed where it matters.

Accelerate Your Transformation With Robotic Process Automation

When you talk about operational improvements, automation has to be the critical capability that delivers both the speed required by transforming organisations as well as the highest cost savings. Adding automation to the right processes can benefit the entire organisation, and not just IT, with more efficient workflows. Enter Robotic Process Automation (RPA).

RPA allows companies to carry out the most routine and manually intensive processes in a fraction of the time and improves business performance in many ways. It is software that can easily be programmed to carry out tasks that human employees do – enabling businesses to apply automation to all sorts of business-related processes.

For example, an accountant, whose job is filled with labour-intensive manual tasks and typically handles a slew of invoices and other financial records on a daily basis, can automate all of the following tasks with RPA:

As long as there’s a (rules-based) workflow involved, RPA can be easily integrated into existing systems to perform manual tasks that could take employees hours to complete. RPA can not only do it much quicker; it can do it more consistently, accurately and, unlike us humans, it doesn’t get tired or take breaks.

When you look at the benefits of RPA, reducing costs and operational risks are just a small piece of the puzzle. When you free your employees from the most repetitive and mundane tasks, they can focus on higher value activities, which is undoubtedly good for staff morale too.

*Join our upcoming webinar where we will delve further into how RPA can unlock your organisation’s true potential. Click here to register.

Scale and Bring Agility Into Your Engineering Operations

Besides automating workflows, organisations undergoing digital transformation need to look at other areas of business they can streamline in order to operate in a more agile and effective manner. For many companies that are involved with product and software development, management of the engineering side of business is one very important area that is often overlooked.

There is a whole lifecycle involved in the creation, development, delivery and continual improvement of products. As complexity inevitably grows, companies that are still getting by with basic tools such as MS Word, Excel or Google Docs to document and manage work will struggle to stay on top of visibility, traceability and communication issues.

Success can only be achieved when teams have access to an end-to-end system that can manage the entire engineering lifecycle, from requirements management through complete systems design, modelling and testing. The bigger the project, the more systems, users and artefacts are involved. It is also crucial for teams to have a “single source of truth” across the entire engineering enterprise.

IBM’s Engineering Lifecycle Management (ELM) was designed to address these pain points and help system engineers and application developers work better together to create smart and sophisticated products. ELM is essentially a platform with a suite of integrated applications that were purpose-built and refined to manage all aspects of the engineering lifecycle.

Improve the Quality of Your Engineering Requirements

The fact is that your engineering requirements drive development – if they contain errors, then so will your products. The addition of IBM Engineering Requirements Quality Assistant (RQA) to DOORS Next helps businesses to dramatically increase requirement quality during creation.

RQA, powered by IBM’s Watson Natural Language service and pre-trained AI, has built-in quality indicators designed to be consistent with guidelines from the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) for writing complete, clear and testable requirements to accelerate your review process, increase requirement quality and reduce training for junior requirements engineers.

If you would like to find out more about how RPA and ELM can benefit your organisation, Persistent Systems will be holding a webinar on 29th June 2020 at 2:30 pm on these exciting technologies. Ensure the success of your digital transformation journey and get a head start on the competition.

To register for the webinar, click here.