Robotics is the branch of science that includes mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, computer science and others. Robotics deals with the design, construction, operation, and use of robots, as well as computer systems for their control, sensory feedback, and information processing. Recently consulting companies have introduced the new hype of Robotics into IT. There is nothing new in this hype. Computer programs have acted as robots already over 60 years.
Many of our solutions and products can be regarded as robots, as the perform the same task automatically and much faster than a human being.As an example, the Winshuttle solutions can perform master data updates or transactional data processing over 90 % faster than a human being.
One of our customers in Norway has chained 29 different SAP transactions to be executed automatically one after the other. The saving this customer, or actually the indivdual user has achieved recently was over 4000 hours during a 2 month period. The data for all 29 transactions are provided in an Excel spreadsheet, from where the transactions are picking up the data. Some of the transactions are retrieving data form SAP and passing it over for the next transaction in the process. The end-user needs only to start the process and the rest is happening automatically without any manual intervention.
Menata A/S in Denmark has built a similar solution. The solution is described in the Customer case that can be loaded here.
A third customer, Maersk Line is saving annually over 50 full time employees by automating execution of financial transactions with the help of Winshuttle. Read the story here.
Stonebranch’s IT workload automation solution can replace the work of several a multitude of people by automating it operational tasks.Different jobs are executed based on predefined schedules and the ‘Robot’ is making decisions about execution of next jobs and applications based on the result of previous jobs.