GDPR, software design, and implementation

What you need to know about GDPR The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is the most comprehensive European data privacy law in decades, it came into effect on 25th May 2018 replacing the Data Protection Act of 1998. In order to make it easier to understand the nature of GDPR, Read more…

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Build Or Buy Software Debate

Build or Buy: when looking for a software solution to a business problem you traditionally have two choices. Licence a commercial product that may not meet all your requirements, or build a bespoke system at greater cost. We'd like to introduce you to a third option: LEAP low-code software.

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Low-code or no code?

Increasingly, senior management teams are looking to digitally transform their organisations. They are asking their teams to digitise their processes and move away from paper and analogue systems, such as spreadsheets and emails. This means an investment into software solutions, which typically means either hiring developers to build you a Read more…

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What Is Process Improvement?

When I was asked to write this article, I thought I would look on the internet and see what definitions came up. I was more than a little disappointed, especially considering some of the sources. My fundamental criticism of the definitions I found is that they give you no idea of what has improved about the process. At a recent FLOvate workshop we asked the question ‘What is Process Improvement?’ We also asked with an opinion as to whether each factor identified was tactical (used to support strategic factors) or strategic?

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What does that mean? Common tech terms explained

Acronyms, abbreviations and unusual words. Whenever you are introduced to a new world there are lots of terms that are mentioned on websites and in blogs that you are just expected to know. Here we list the meanings of some of the most common terms that can be found in the worlds of process automation and business software, in easy to understand, bitesize chunks. If there are additional terms that you come across that are not listed, please let us know and we will add them.

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Are there limits to Artificial Intelligence?

What is Artificial Intelligence? Marvin Minsky, commonly known as the father of artificial intelligence (AI), defined it as: “Artificial intelligence is the science of making machines do things that would require intelligence if done by men.” Importantly, this doesn’t mean the machines have to be intelligent. A dumb machine running a clever piece of software, designed and written by humans, is classed as AI. Although digital technology has been an ordinary part of scientific and bureaucratic life since the 1950s, and everyday life since the 1980s, sophisticated marketing campaigns still have most people convinced that technology is something new and potentially revolutionary.

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Low-code and Risk Management

How does low-code increase organisational agility, in relation to risk? In any given market place, there will always be change that can bring new risks or change the nature of existing risks. Currently in a fixed, legacy, technology ecosystem organisations tend to react to change unsupported by the existing technology Read more…

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Process Cycle Time Reduction

Cycle time is the elapsed time between the start and end of a process. In processes where cycle time is important it is usually measured in days. Examples of these types of processes are mortgage application, insurance claim, grant application, finance application and complaints. Cycle time reduction enhances customer experience for multiple reasons. Read our article to learn more.

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What is multi-factor authentication?

As instances of hacking and data breaches continue, so does the demand for more stringent security measures from organisations concerned about attacks and the continued protection of their customer’s data. Multi-factor authentication (MFA) is one type of security measure that is predicted to grow fourfold by 2025. It is a Read more…

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Process Planning: 8 Steps To Business Improvement

You have decided that you want to use software to automate one or more of your processes, to increase productivity, reduce inefficiencies and make businesses improvements. But, what do you do next?  How do you ensure that the new process is better, and you are not just continuing an inefficient process in a new way? To paraphrase a popular TV show, prepare, prepare, prepare. The work you do before you make a purchase or right a line of code can save you from making mistakes and wasting time and money down the line. Follow our eight-step guide to process planning for business improvements, and you won’t go far wrong.

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