|[October 11, 2017]
The Hackett Group's Aecus Announces 2017 Aecus Automation Award Winners; Winners Demonstrate the Cutting Edge of Robotic Process Automation, Cognitive Computing, and More
Aecus, a company of The
Hackett Group (NASDAQ: HCKT) today announced the winners of the 2017
Aecus Automation Awards, which spotlights companies that are on the
cutting edge of digital transformation, including smart automation,
robotic process automation, cognitive computing, and advanced analytics.
The Aecus Automation Awards winners encompass some of the hottest trends
in digital transformation technology, and spotlights the advances being
made in this critical area and the strategic business impact that can be
generated. In addition, the awards feature companies that demonstrate
the ability to deploy more familiar tools -- such as offshoring,
outsourcing, or redesign -- in new ways. This year's winners came from a
range of industry sectors, including banking and financial services,
telecoms, consumer goods and utilities.
"Each year, it's always impressive to see how much further companies are
taking smart automation," said Paul Morrison, managing director, Aecus.
"This area is maturing at a breakneck pace, and it's playing a greater
role in the quest to make companies leaner, smarter, and more agile.
This year's winners showcase the cutting edge of smart automation --
fast, cost effective and disruptive tools that are being used to drive a
broad array of powerful business benefits."
"While cost reduction and transactional automation are still the primary
focuses of many companies' efforts, we see companies now truly exploring
what else they can do with tools like robotic and cognitive automation,"
said Morrison. "More and more, companies are using smart automation to
achieve more strategic goals, such as boost customer satisfaction,
shrink the time it takes to respond to and solve issues that arise,
improve quality, reduce risk, and identify and avoid problems entirely."
"Today's smart automation projects are very different from the IT
projects of the past," said Morrison. "They are largely business-led,
and use open source tools, so development time is often measured in
weeks, not months or years. The nature of smart automation is also that
it allows companies to be much more innovative. So much of the
technology is available off the shelf, that companies can shop around to
find the technologies that do what they need and then quickly integrate
them to solve a wide array of business problems."
The winners of this year's awards, their suppliers, award category and
project names, are as follows:
Aggregate Industries UK (Rimilia) - Finance & Accounting RPA - Collect:
RPA in Credit Management
Aimia Inc (Infosys (News - Alert)) - IT Robotics/RPA - IT Service Monitoring, Request
Handling and Fulfillment
AMP Services (Tata Consultancy Services, Limited) - Insurance & Wealh
Management RPA/Analytics Through Automation - Insurance and Wealth
Management Process RPA
British Gas (EXL) - Utilities RPA - Homecare Services Automation
Credit Agricole Corporate & Investment Bank (CACIB) (Wipro (News - Alert)) - Banking -
Smart Decisions for Broker Commission Reconciliation
Innogy (Wipro) - Predictive Automation - Wipro Holmes at Innogy
Mondel?z International (Accenture (News - Alert)) - Consumer Goods RPA/Order Management
RPA - Order Management Automation: India & Russia
Openreach (Wipro) - Telecomms RPA - Robotic Automation for PSTN Offline
Opus Capital Market Consultants, LLC (Wipro) - Mortgage RPA/Intelligent
Data Capture - Mortgage Loans RPA: Auto Stacking, Classification and
Stanley Black & Decker (News - Alert) (SBD) (EXL) - Best of Breed Tool Integration -
Scalable Finance Utility Model
This year's Aecus Automation Awards were presented by Aecus Managing
Director Paul Morrison at The Hackett Group's 2017 European Best
Practices Conference in London. The Aecus Automation Awards were
established in 2014.
About Aecus & The Hackett Group
Aecus is an award-winning European consulting firm that helps clients
optimize business process outsourcing (BPO), IT outsourcing (ITO) and
robotic process automation (RPA) through benchmarking and implementation
Aecus delivers results for our clients by bringing deep domain expertise
supported by the best current market data. Our consultants are
experienced specialists who can help clients avoid pitfalls, maximize
benefits, and develop sourcing and automation arrangements based on the
best the market has to offer.
In April 2017, Aecus was awarded the prestigious Queen's Award for
Enterprise in the international trade category for outstanding
short-term growth in overseas sales.
In addition, the firm recently launched Aecus Interims, a new service
aimed at meeting companies' needs for experienced, "known quantity"
short-term consultants to take on key line roles in business service
domains that the firm is known and respected for - outsourcing, shared
services, offshoring and automation.
In May 2017, The Hackett Group announced that it had acquired Aecus,
with the anticipation that Aecus would expand and enhance The Hackett
Group's efforts to support clients' RPA projects.
Hackett Group (NASDAQ: HCKT) is an intellectual property-based
strategic consultancy and leading enterprise benchmarking
and best practices implementation firm to global companies, offering
digital transformation and enterprise application approaches including
robotic process automation and cloud computing. Services include
business transformation, enterprise
performance management, working
capital management and global
business services. The Hackett Group also provides dedicated
expertise in business strategy, operations, finance, human capital
management, strategic sourcing, procurement and information technology,
including its award-winning Oracle EPM and SAP (News - Alert) practices.
The Hackett Group has completed more than 13,000 benchmarking studies
with major corporations and government agencies, including 93% of the
Dow Jones Industrials, 87% of the Fortune 100, 87% of the DAX 30 and 58%
of the FTSE 100. These studies drive its Best Practice Intelligence
Center™ which includes the firm's benchmarking metrics, best
practices repository and best practice configuration guides and process
flows, which enable The Hackett Group's clients and partners to achieve
More information on The Hackett Group is available at: www.thehackettgroup.com,
or by calling (770) 225-3600.
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