Entries by Steve Britton

Is AI the future of shared services?

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Reading Time: 4 minutes Shared Services used to be cost centres, but over the years they’ve evolved into profit centres. They no longer fight fires for the business – they optimise processes that drive revenue and ultimately, growth.

Is digital transformation a technology issue?

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Reading Time: 5 minutes Digital transformation is a strategy. For it to work, it needs to be accepted across the entire supply chain, providing benefits to senders and receivers. There is no point in embracing a technology like Blockchain if the majority of your clients are using a different strategy.

6 things I learnt at SAP Ariba Live Barcelona

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Reading Time: 3 minutes SAP Ariba Live isn’t your average conference. It’s the premier event on the procurement calendar, one that brings together over 3,000 forward-looking professionals from across the supply chain and e-commerce ecosystems.

4th – 6th June, CloudTrade at #SAPAribaLive Barcelona

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Reading Time: 2 minutes CloudTrade will be flying to SAP Ariba Live in Barcelona, 4th – 6th June. Ariba Live is the largest procurement and supply chain event in the world. It will be a fantastic few days that will bring together a hugely diverse community of buyers, suppliers and partners to share discussions, ideas and best practises on all things Ariba.

A Brief History Of OCR

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Reading Time: 3 minutes OCR traces its roots back to telegraphy. On the eve of the First World War, physicist Emanuel Goldberg invented a machine that could read characters and convert them into telegraph code.

Lift & Shift or is it time for a Step Change!

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Reading Time: 4 minutes Why do organisations believe that ‘Lift & Shift’ of their business mess to an outsourcer will be easy? Can simply moving the process intact to the outsourcer deliver the magical 30% annual cost saving?

AI and RPA, what is it and why should I care?

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Reading Time: 4 minutes The term ‘Robotic Process Automation’ (RPA) is derived from the computer programs the process uses. Those programs are known as ‘robots’, and they can process data and complete complex tasks automatically, providing there is a logical or a rules-based set of steps to follow.