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SmartRoby: The future of process automation

A turnkey solution to make automation accessible to all organizations

Paris, April 13, 2021 – Novelis, a global consulting and technology company, announces the launch of SmartRoby, its Robot-as-a-Service platform designed to democratize access to business process automation solutions.

Because of the health crisis, organisations have accelerated their digitalisation and their deployment into the cloud. However, companies and public services in France are still slow at integrating business process automation and document digitization technologies. Too often, this is due to a lack of technological expertise, but sometimes this is also for costs reasons.

As a result, there is an existing need to provide companies with a simple and accessible solution for benefiting the functionality of document automation and digitization software robots. The ultimate goal is to improve productivity, customer experience and satisfaction of the employed.

“Digital players have a responsibility to ensure that technological innovations are accessible to all organizations, regardless of their size. This accessibility is measured both in terms of costs and implementation complexity. Since the beginning, Novelis has included this issue in its strategy and has developed platforms designed to democratize access to Smart Automation solutions and to improve business productivity. SmartRoby is the perfect representation of this”, explains Mehdi NAFE, CEO and co-founder of Novelis.

SmartRoby, a turnkey solution

By combining its various skills in IS architectures, RPA (Robotic Process Automation), OCR (Optical Character Recognition) and Artificial Intelligence, Novelis has designed SmartRoby, a platform which enables automation in a RaaS (robot as a service) modus with a simple invoicing system based on the actual consumption of the robots.

Concretely, SmartRoby provides a turnkey automation service in a matter of weeks. The solution is hosted in the Cloud, freeing organizations from infrastructure constraints and requiring no additional licences. Once the process has been set up in SmartRoby, the organization can easily manage it from a personalized portal, which offers various functionalities such as: process evaluation, ROI management dashboard, exception management, process management, alert management, analytics, user administration, etc.

“The business process automation and optimization approach is a real company project. It makes the information flow within an organization more reliable and fluid. This is a decisive asset, particularly in times of pandemic. We also see beneficial effects for operational teams, who are relieved of tedious and repetitive tasks. These tasks are often spread throughout the organisation and rarely focused on one single employee.” adds Mehdi NAFE.

From now on, companies of all sizes can access the services offered by SmartRoby by visiting smart-roby.com.

Speed-meeting RPA with Document Store

Participate in a 100% automation day during our speed-meeting on June 14th organized with our partner Document Store and discover if intelligent automation can be adapted to your projects!

During this day you will be able to identify and qualify processes with high automation potential thanks to SmartRoby’s* process assessment module.

How does it work?

  • Book a 30-minute session with a business analyst
  • Receive a survey to help you identify your processes with automation potential
  • Day D: the business analyst qualifies the processes that you have identified beforehand
  • Leave with your free study on the feasibility of automating your processes!

Process assessment is a critical step before launching an automation project and allows organizations to define an informed strategy for automating their processes. It allows them to clearly identify priorities by assessing the capability and maturity of their processes. In RPA, this step is crucial to determine the extent to which process automation will have an impact and be cost effective.

SmartRoby offers a very advanced functionality to assess the processes in place and the potential areas for improvement. SmartRoby’s Process Assessment module also identifies the strengths and weaknesses of existing processes in order to improve them or avoid bad practices.

Thanks to a detailed survey, SmartRoby allows to evaluate the feasibility of automating a process and especially its potential value in order to prioritize RPA projects and better manage investments. This comprehensive questionnaire takes into account the specific context of each process evaluation (feasibility of the RPA project, time consumption, exceptions, impacted business, IT environment…).

At the end of the survey, SmartRoby’s algorithms calculate the estimated impact, complexity, feasibility, ROI and payback point for the process being evaluated. With these results in hand, organizations are better equipped to make the best decisions and manage their RPA project opportunities.

Our solution offers the possibility to make a preliminary study of the automation project including all significant factors that contribute to the success or failure of the project.

With this informed diagnosis, organizations are able to evaluate their risks, optimize the management of their resources and seize the best opportunities.

*Our SmartRoby solution was awarded Blue Prism’s Best Solution 2022 in the AI & Cloud Innovation category. This award highlights SmartRoby as an innovative and pioneering solution for process automation (read more)

[Webinar] RPA: a solution to the challenges of the insurance industry

Online conference (session in French) organized on Thursday, May 19 at 11am

RPA (Robotic Process Automation) and Smart Automation are now an integrated part of the digital transformation process of insurance companies.

Gartner estimates that by 2022, 90% of large enterprises will deploy RPA projects in their organizations to improve operational efficiency. There is no doubt that this year and in the years to come, process automation will continue to be a priority within companies.

Insurance players face new issues and challenges every day in order to improve their insurer-policyholder relationship: insurance customers want to be able to benefit from fast customer experiences; IT systems are sometimes too complex or lack agility; not to mention the strong regulatory constraints of the sector which impose a high level of compliance on insurers (audit, data quality and security).

RPA is an answer to these challenges. It has become an essential solution and a key performance lever for these insurance organizations that have a wide range of processes with high automation potential, such as :

  • Using a digital worker to process claims allows for faster processing (agents are no longer required to manually enter data or make bank transfers)
  • The continuous and automatic update of the member’s space facilitates the search for information (on a benefit, a guarantee, a procedure to be carried out) and allows the regularization of the insured’s accounting situations
  • The automation of the claims notification process with the collection of customer information reduces the workload of call centers
  • Automating compliance checks minimizes the risk of errors and regulatory violations associated with manual checks

On the agenda for this webinar:

  • All about RPA and Smart Automation
  • Discovering use cases from the insurance industry
  • Key success factors of an automation program
  • SmartRoby, our solution in SaaS mode to increase the efficiency of your employees by integrating all the cognitive capacities of digital workers

Georges Abou Haidar, Project Manager and Product Owner of SmartRoby at Novelis will guide you through the webinar.

Practical information:

  • Date and time: Thursday, May 19, 2022 at 11 a.m.
  • Online Conference: Microsoft Teams

Novelis’ SmartRoby awarded as Best Blue Prism Business Solution 2021

On May 6 at the 2021 Partner Forum by Blue Prism, Novelis has been awarded for its ‘Robot as a Service’ solution, SmartRoby, granted Best Business Solution of the Year by the leading RPA vendor. The Blue Prism Regional Award is a way of acknowledging Novelis’ ability and excellence in delivering an innovative smart automation solution.

Novelis has designed SmartRoby, a ‘Robot as a service’ solution, with a turnkey-model based on the effective use of the robots. In such, we are giving human-scale structures access to cutting-edge RPA and Smart Automation technologies. To design SmartRoby we have worked with our strategic partner Blue Prism, pioneer and market leader in robotic process automation (RPA). Our solution is highly complementary to Blue Prism’s tools and provides a business-oriented interface to drive and control all automated processes within an organization.

At Novelis, we support more than 50 international customers with daily AI, NLP, OCR and RPA issues. With our SmartRoby solution, we want to make automation accessible to all organizations, regardless of their size. We believe that as a digital player it is our role to enable all businesses to benefit these tools that digitally transform the way organizations operate. With our easy-to-use, centralized, pay-as-you-go model (no licensing nor infrastructure is required), organizations can now automate their processes within a few weeks and at a lower cost.

Winning the Partner Excellence Awards 2021 in the Business Solution category is a true recognition of the innovative nature of our SmartRoby ‘Robot as a Service’ solution. This award also celebrates our commitment to working alongside Blue Prism for supporting organizations on their journey to digital transformation.

Linda Dotts, Chief Partner Strategy Officer at Blue Prism, said: 

Blue Prism values our partner community for its positive impact on our shared customers. Their solutions built on the Blue Prism intelligent automation platform provide a way for organizations to approach work in a new, more agile way. Our partner awards are a way to showcase and thank our amazing partners for the incredible innovation and support they give to our customers. Congratulations to Novelis for showing us what’s possible and for making Blue Prism truly the sum of our parts.

Novelis partner of the Techinnov 2021 event

As a partner of the Techinnov professional event, our sales teams will be present to meet the customers. This will be an opportunity for us to present our innovative software solutions: SmartRoby (Robot as a Service) and Novy POM (Purchase & Order Management).

Implemented by the Essonne Chamber of Commerce and Industry, this 100% business and innovation day has been bringing together more than 2,000 major innovation decision-makers for 15 years. Each one acting in various fields of application, such as: energy, aeronautics, urbanization, IoT, robotics and much more.

Techinnov is a reference event allowing its participants to benefit from a high level of qualification. Worthy of the largest business conventions, Techinnov offers the visibility of a real trade show.

It is during this great moment of exchange and creation of partnerships that we decided to present our solutions answering the challenges of tomorrow in terms of AI and RPA.

With the health crisis, organizations have accelerated their digitalization and deployment in the cloud. However, business process automation and document digitization technologies are still often difficult to implement. On the one hand, because of the lack of technology mastery, but also for cost reasons.

That’s why at Novelis we have made it a priority to make digital innovations accessible to all organizations, regardless of their size.

Through our software platforms, our ambition is to democratize access to smart automation solutions such as Novy POM and SmartRoby.

SmartRoby: the turnkey solution to make automation accessible to all organizations in a few weeks

In Robot as a service mode, SmartRoby will allow you to pilot automated processes specifically configured for your organization.

Thanks to a simple, centralized solution with billing based on API consumption, our customers can :

  • Drive their automated processes from a personalized portal in real time

96% of companies have invested in automation projects

  • Track their performance indicators

54% increase in returns

  • Evaluate the feasibility of automating a process and prioritize projects
  • Consult and re-run exceptions to facilitate the work of business teams
  • Measure time saved through process automation

42% market share gain

  • Manage users to securely control access to services, processes and data

We have thought, designed and created SmartRoby in order to remove all the obstacles that an organization could encounter in the implementation of the tools necessary for Smart Automation.

Novy POM: Purchase & Order Management to automate the processing of invoices and orders

Novy POM is a business solution that enables the intelligent automatic processing of supplier invoices and customer purchase orders to optimize their management throughout the chain.

With Novy our customers can :

  • Save time and process items faster

81% acceleration of invoice processing time

  • Make significant savings (resources, cash flow, inventory optimization…)

91% reduction in invoice processing costs

  • Eliminate administrative errors and associated costs
  • Improve the security of information flows
  • Free employees from repetitive tasks to focus on activities that bring value to the company

400% increase in employee productivity

Result: Novy POM enables productivity gains by automating workflows and transforming unstructured data into structured data.

Our customers accelerate and secure the execution of all their processes.

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