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Thoughts from the CEO: Agilify is Joining the BP3 Team

Thoughts on the acquisition of the healthcare and Robotic Process Automation (RPA) focused Agilify from BP3 CEO, Scott Francis.

Scott Francis
January 24, 2022
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BP3 Celebrates 14 Years

BP3 Global, Inc. - Celebrating 14 years in business!

Scott Francis
January 24, 2022
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New Creative Space for our Team...

BP3 Global New offices - Austin, Texas 2021

Scott Francis
January 24, 2022
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Recognized as 2021 Partner of the Year by Automation Anywhere

BP3 Global, Inc - Automation Anywhere Partner of the year 2021 | AARI - Automation Anywhere Robotic Interface | Intelligent Document Processing

Scott Francis
January 24, 2022
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BP3 and transformAI: Managed Intelligent Document Process Solutions and RPA

Acquisition of transformAI provides enhanced Capabilities in Robotic Process Automation (RPA) and Intelligent Document Services

Scott Francis
January 24, 2022
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Legendary Austin Burger Joint Takes on Minimum Wage

Understanding the impact of minimum wage on business and the automation decision

Scott Francis
January 24, 2022
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There's a Faster Way to do that℠

Video - BP3 Global - Working at BP3 and the company culture

Scott Francis
January 24, 2022
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Seeing Human-in-the-Loop Working in Practice

If you're looking for a faster way to match invoices - or to get your team and your bots working more closely together, hit the "Contact Us" button and ask us how we can help you find that faster way.

Scott Francis
January 24, 2022
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Innovation vs. Transformation

David cuts to the chase on the practices that make sense for transformation vs. Innovation.

Scott Francis
January 24, 2022
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Video: What to Automate

In this 2018 video, Julie gives us a sense of good use cases for automation

Scott Francis
January 24, 2022
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Video: Decision Management and AI

In 2018 the areas of decision management and AI were beginning to converge and here is one of our early videos on the subject, though we'd obviously been at the convergence of these topics for some time before this video was shot.

Scott Francis
January 24, 2022
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DevOps with Joe Warner

If you want to go faster - you need great DevOps.

Scott Francis
January 24, 2022
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The Building Blocks are all there: Business Automation Toolkit

Neil Ward-Dutton in his weekly video short, focused this time on the Business Automation Toolkit. I like this point of view and how he explains it.

Scott Francis
January 24, 2022
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Software Companies: No Collapse in Demand

A big concern with the pandemic was whether demand for all sorts of products and services would collapse.

Scott Francis
January 24, 2022
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Sandy Kemsley on RPA Acquisitions

Sandy Kemsley just covered the IBM acquisition of WDG Automation, an RPA provider. I always recommend reading the analysis of folks like Sandy because she is an independent thinker with deep industry experience and long track record of helping her clients think through these issues. She is an RPA-skeptic, I think it if fair to say, but that doesn't discount her insights and advice on the topic at hand.

Scott Francis
January 24, 2022
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Is COVID driving more Automation?

We've talked about this in previous posts, and here is another third party take on COVID-driven automation

Scott Francis
January 24, 2022
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Sharing Docker Knowledge

Our team shares some knowledge on our support site

Scott Francis
January 24, 2022
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What does Holmes on Homes have to do with Hiring Consulting Firms?

Sometimes we feel like Holmes on Homes, trust me. But what we love doing is helping our clients, even when it means fixing what they've been left with.

Scott Francis
January 24, 2022
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Austin to Tesla: Welcome Home!

Tesla is building a new factory in Austin. One can't help but wonder if there might be a move of Tesla HQ to Austin in the future. That would really set the business news coverage on fire here in Austin.

Scott Francis
January 24, 2022
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Neil Ward-Dutton on AI and Ethics

What good is artificial intelligence if there isn't an ethical framework?

Scott Francis
January 24, 2022
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When do you use RPA bots?

Sarah from our BP3 team gives some pointers about when to use RPA bots - mechanical or cognitive. With BP3, there's always a faster way!

Scott Francis
January 24, 2022
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Video: Process Automation: a Healthcare Story

This is part 3 of a 3-part series about a tree house. In this case, we need to get some care for our star of the story when he falls out of the tree house! With each part, you can observe how process transformation can help companies achieve a faster way to help their customers:

Scott Francis
January 24, 2022
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Video: Process Automation Story: Utilities

This is part 2 of a series about transforming processes, using a utility company as the star of the story(!) :

Scott Francis
January 24, 2022
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Getting Started: RPA Discovery

I love how he emphasizes that you follow the value - if the next most valuable thing to do is more RPA you do it, if it is end-to-end process then you do that - follow the value:

Scott Francis
January 24, 2022
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From the Video Vault: RPA Use Cases

It seems like ages ago, but it was only December 2018 when we had our CEO, Scott Francis, sit down and talk with Krista White, about RPA business use cases.

Scott Francis
January 24, 2022
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Attended vs. Unattended

I've always thought about attended vs. unattended as much like the difference between RDA and RPA, as covered in an early video in our RPA series, back in 2018.

Scott Francis
January 24, 2022

Manufacturing with Automation and RPA

BP3 Global - example of applying RPA to a Manufacturing business. Updating parts inventories from multiple suppliers.

Scott Francis
January 24, 2022
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Building Great Solutions for You

This is a great example of automating some of the processes that real estate agents use to drive new business, such as contacting prospects on a regular schedule, which would normally be done (or not done) manually.

Scott Francis
January 24, 2022

Video: A Process Automation Story

Scott Francis
January 24, 2022

Neil Ward-Dutton on the No-Code Cycle

In a recent video on his YouTube channel, Neil Ward Dutton discusses the “cyclical” nature of no-code or low-code.

Scott Francis
January 24, 2022

How we do Discovery Workshops for RPA and Robotics

Scott Francis
January 24, 2022

Video: Interactive Forms with RPA

In this BP3 Live video, our very own Dan Seager shows off how you can leverage interactive forms with RPA (specifically, Automation Anywhere), in what they call “human-in-the-loop”:

Scott Francis
January 24, 2022

Neil Ward-Dutton on Process Mining: Why Now?

If you can't tell, I've been intrigued by Neil's series of youtube videos covering a range of topic around AI and Automation, as part of his work at IDC.? I think it is a great way to humanize and mak

Scott Francis
January 24, 2022

Combination Plays: Automation + AI or ML

Neil Ward-Dutton of IDC talks about three of the ways AI might augment Automation: Conversation, Document Understanding, and Predictions. His latest video series is a great primer on a number of key b

Scott Francis
January 24, 2022

More Focus: Our Team, Talking about What we Do

Over the years, the members of our team have recorded a number of videos for us, to explain what we do, what matters to us, and how we feel about our work.? Over the course of these videos, you can ge

Scott Francis
January 24, 2022

David Brakoniecki: Finding Success in RPA through Thoughtful Discovery

David Brakoniecki, our Managing Director for European operations, recently gave a talk for Automation Anywhere's Imagine conference (virtually of course!) - and the video is available here with regis

Scott Francis
January 24, 2022

Automation Anywhere Imagine: Perspective on RPA Going Forward

whatever it is you focus on, make sure it is a really important problem that people will notice when you fix it.? Pick something that matters... your organization has a very scarce resource that

Scott Francis
January 24, 2022

Advice from Three Years Ago, Still Good Today

It isn't often you can get advice from three years ago - about technology - that is still just as good now as it was then. But in March of 2017, McKinsey published a report: " Intelligent process auto

Scott Francis
January 24, 2022

There's a Faster Way to do That? - with Design

So McKinsey did a study published in October, 2018 on the subject of the value of design .? They defined the McKinsey Design Index to track the performance of the top quartile MDI performers.? The fi

Scott Francis
January 24, 2022

Horses for Sources (HfS) on the RPA Market

If you missed this report from January (which feels like it was from another decade, let alone just a couple of months ago), Horses for Sources (HfS) put out their analysis in January 2020 of the RPA

Scott Francis
January 24, 2022

What's Low got to do with it? A Low-Code Discussion

Neil Ward-Dutton posted a nice quick-take on low-code and automation: Just uploaded my third weekly quick-take video: Let's talk about low-code. What's your view? #lowcode #automation https:

Scott Francis
January 24, 2022

Is CMMN the prolog of BPM?

Is CMMN the prolog of Business Process Management?? Signs point to yes: https://twitter.com/skemsley/status/1262849016527814659?s=20 https://twitter.com/sfrancisatx/status/1263277025785233409?s=

Scott Francis
January 24, 2022

What BPEL Teaches us about Human in the Loop": Design for People"

Design for people.? Whenever you are designing software, who you are designing it for is perhaps the most important thing to be sure of.? It affects every decision you make.? It isn't that much diff

Scott Francis
January 24, 2022

Predicting RPA by Identifying the Challenges to be Overcome

Predictions are tough. Even when they are predictions about what appears to be the near-term or the next year.? Because you not only have to get the substance of the prediction right, you have to get

Scott Francis
January 24, 2022

Is Now the Time to Increase Automation?

In a moment where we all have some reasonable fear about our health, the health of our loved ones, and of our friends and coworkers - we also have short-to-medium-term economic uncertainty.? The tempt

Scott Francis
January 24, 2022

Does Technology Deliver Stronger Customer Relationships?

A recently published report on a survey by IDG (sponsored by a BPM software firm), on the subject of whether technology delivers stronger customer relationships.? Full disclosure: my personal opinio

Scott Francis
January 24, 2022

A Real World Example of RPA and Process Orchestration

At CamundaCon there were in-depth discussions about the role of process engines and RPA software, as well as how to orchestrate all the RPA bots people are building. Since then, an article on Deut

Scott Francis
January 24, 2022

If you want to Change, and make it Stick, you need a Process

Have you implemented something new in your team?? Or made a big change in how you want to handle something? Have you made a big "Change Management" style change in your organization, or been a part of

Scott Francis
January 24, 2022

OTPP Customer Story on Camunda's Blog

Last week we posted about OTPP and Camunda at CamundaCon - but we hadn't noticed a nice blog post on Camunda's blog that has some more details about OTPP's journey with Camunda.

Scott Francis
January 24, 2022

A Bot and a Process Walk into a Virtual Conference Together

While attending the CamundaCon conference last week, the intersection of RPA and process was explored across vs several conversations.? An interesting development to see RPA so prominently featured in

Scott Francis
January 24, 2022

CamundaCon Recap: Customer Stories from OTPP

Ontario Teachers Pension Plan gave two presentations at CamundaCon - both well done. Sandy Kemsley covers the first one in this post (scroll down), and there's an interesting bit of history. Sandy i

Scott Francis
January 24, 2022

CamundaCon Recap: Customer Stories from Keller Williams

In the first track presentation of Day 1 for CamundaCon, Keller Williams presented their solution for Smart Plans for their agents.? In a post by Sandy Kemsley , she captures the details of the prese

Scott Francis
January 24, 2022

CamundaCon Recap: Best Virtual Conference so Far

Camunda in Context As is often the case with a conference on process technologies, Sandy Kemsley has the best live blog available on the subject of CamundaCon .? As she notes, Jakob Freund deliv

Scott Francis
January 24, 2022

Robotics (RPA) Brings New Rules to Process Automation

This post was originally published on Medium to share the the Austin Startups publication . I'm sharing it here as well for the BP3 audience! BP3 has been helping our clients find a faster way to

Scott Francis
January 24, 2022

BPMN Examples Courtesy of Camunda

BPM Guide has some examples of BPMN 2.0 diagrams , on the heels of Stephen White's blog post that the BPMN 2.0 spec has been ratified by OMG.? Thanks to Jakob Freund for publishing them.There are a c

Scott Francis
January 24, 2022