Analysts advise business to treat RPA as a strategic innitiative. [shutterstock: 639841954, Zapp2Photo]

Analysts advise business to treat RPA as a strategic innitiative. [shutterstock: 639841954, Zapp2Photo]

Advanced Use of Automation to Double in Europe by 2020

Advanced business use of Robotic Process Automation (RPA) is expected to double in Europe by 2020, as companies seek to improve customer experience and streamline their finance operations, according to new research from Information Services Group, a global technology research and advisory firm.

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Regular users may be led to believe that modern antivurs software is the new snake oil from the days of the Wild West. [shutterstock: 123191803, Fer Gregiory]

Regular users may be led to believe that modern antivurs software is the new snake oil from the days of the Wild West. [shutterstock: 123191803, Fer Gregiory]

Antivirus Software – Modern Snake Oil?

In the Wild West, "Clark Stanley's Snake Oil Liniment" promised to be a medication for many diseases - and turned out to be completely ineffective. Since then, snake oil has stood for expensive, useless products - just like today's antivirus and malware solutions?

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Cutting costs and innovation are the driving forces behind the new Manufacturing Network. [hutterstock: 367703579, optimarc]

Cutting costs and innovation are the driving forces behind the new Manufacturing Network. [hutterstock: 367703579, optimarc]

SAP And Ariba Launch Manufacturing Network

SAP Ariba and SAP recently announced the launch of their Manufacturing Network to allow companies to work together on design through procurement execution. The solution aims at cutting cost and make room for innovation and new operating models.

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The future of CPQ software is in leveraging technologies like VR to drive sales and business success. [shutterstock: 421334317, Halfpoint]

The future of CPQ software is in leveraging technologies like VR to drive sales and business success. [shutterstock: 421334317, Halfpoint]

Variant Configuration and Quotation plus SAP

The speed of innovation in Configure Price Quote software has always been high. Numerous medium sized enterprises and large companies benefit from the constant innovations and further developments.

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Process-integrated optical configuration with real-time interactions including VR are the future of sales when it comes to complex products. [shutterstock: 445344292, vectorfusionart]

Process-integrated optical configuration with real-time interactions including VR are the future of sales when it comes to complex products. [shutterstock: 445344292, vectorfusionart]

Virtual Reality and CPQ Software

3D visualization is already in use today in the CPQ environment. In the future, process-integrated, interactive configurators enable sales departments to carry out individual characteristics evaluations directly on complex products using VR.

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