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Blueprint Thought Leadership

Across some of the world's best-known trade publications, we have consistently contributed our expert insight on the enterprise software market.

Discover the latest articles written by Blueprint's executive team on automation, process discovery, digital transformation, and more.

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Blueprint's Latest Thought Leadership Articles

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NOVEMBER 5, 2021 

Task Capture is Key to Showcasing RPA's Strengths

Robotic process automation is most effective when it is applied to those business processes that showcase its strengths.

Written by Tony Higgins, Blueprint's Chief Product Officer.

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NOVEMBER 5, 2021 

Manufacturers Increase Focus on Process Discovery

With RPA expanding to new areas of the business, manufacturers experience a disconnect between benefits expected, achieved.

Written by Tony Higgins, Blueprint's Chief Product Officer.

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NOVEMBER 1, 2021 

Assessing the State of Process Discovery

Process discovery (also called process intelligence or process mining) has become an increasingly important part of the automation strategy for companies.

An interview with Charles Sword, Blueprint's Chief Revenue Officer.

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OCTOBER 20, 2021 

While Process Discovery Remains Popular, Expectations Don't Always Match Actual Benefits

Many of the benefits organizations anticipated before process discovery deployment don’t necessarily match the benefits they actually realized.

Written by Dan Shimmerman, Blueprint's Chief Executive Officer.

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OCTOBER 13, 2021 

Identifying the Best Business Processes for Robotic Process Automation

The differences between task capture and process mining software and how they can help CUs with their RPA strategy.

Written by Dan Shimmerman, Blueprint's Chief Executive Officer.

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SEPTEMBER 30, 2021 

Survey Shows Digital Transformation Driving Process Discovery, Task Mining Implementation

Financial services firms are one of the largest users of process discovery and task mining tools according to a new survey conducted by Blueprint.

Written by Charles Sword, Blueprint's Chief Revenue Officer.

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SEPTEMBER 28, 2021 

The Expected Benefits vs. the Realized Benefits of Process Discovery

Many manufacturers are encountering a mismatch between the expected benefits/challenges of process discovery and those that are actually being realized.

Written by Tony Higgins, Blueprint's Chief Product Officer.

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SEPTEMBER 21, 2021 

Improve Productivity and Lower Monthly Costs with RPA

To be effective, RPA must be applied to the business processes that will showcase its strengths.

Written by Tony Higgins, Blueprint's Chief Product Officer.

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SEPTEMBER 21, 2021 

How Modern Retailers are Effectively Using Technology

Before jumping into technology implementation, retailers should start by having their SMEs and process owners identify their high-level processes.

Written by Charles Sword, Blueprint's Chief Revenue Officer.

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SEPTEMBER 6, 2021 

Automating the Right Processes: Task Capture vs. Process Mining?

Organizations are turning to either task capture or process mining software to help them identify which processes are best to automate, but which technology is best for them?

Written by Tony Higgins, Blueprint's Chief Product Officer.

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AUGUST 6, 2021 

A Guide to Continuous Process Improvement via Task-Capture Solutions

To have fundamental metrics about processes at their disposal, many manufacturers are turning to task-capture or process-mining software for help.

Written by Charles Sword, Blueprint's Chief Revenue Officer.

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JULY 29, 2021 

Microsoft's Entry Disrupts Fast-Growing RPA Marketplace

Power Automate likely to open door for ease-of-use of robotic process automation by citizen developers.

Written by Tony Higgins, Blueprint's Chief Product Officer.

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JULY 20, 2021 

Far-Reaching Impact of Microsoft's Entry into RPA

RPA is the fastest-growing enterprise software market, so it’s only natural for a giant and powerful technology provider like Microsoft to get in on the action with the free inclusion of Power Automate in Windows 10.

Written by Dan Shimmerman, Blueprint President and CEO.

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JULY 12, 2021 

How Will Microsoft Power Automate Impact the Future of RPA

Microsoft’s foray into Robotic Process Automation (RPA) has disrupted the RPA market. What will it mean for RPA current users and vendors?

Written by Charles Sword, Blueprint's Chief Revenue Officer. 

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JUNE 17, 2021 

Why We Need a Set of Universal RPA Standards

Many of the challenges RPA programs are facing result directly from the automation being more complex than initially advertised.

Written by Dan Shimmerman, Blueprint President and CEO.

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JUNE 4, 2021 

Guest View: The Time Has Come for RPA Standards

Despite all of this momentum behind RPA, one of the greatest challenges across the segment as a whole is the lack of industry standards for the way process automations are specified.

Written by Charles Sword, Blueprint's Chief Revenue Officer.

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MAY 24, 2021 

The RPA World Desperately Needs Standards 

To better understand the kind of incredible impact industry standards can have, look at the example provided by the Portable Document Format, or PDF.

Written by Charles Sword, Blueprint's Chief Revenue Officer. 

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MAY 19, 2021 

Maximizing Your CU’s Robotic Process Automation Investment

Adopt a future-focused strategy that prepares your CU to use technologies that ultimately will shape the future of RPA.

Written by Dan Shimmerman, Blueprint President and CEO.

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APRIL 28, 2021 

Despite Setbacks in RPA Implementation, Organizations Find an Exit Door

Organizations deploying RPA and industry insiders alike have begun calling for a standard way to describe what each process to be automated does in a way that all automation tools can understand.

Written by Tony Higgins, Blueprint's Chief Product Officer

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APRIL 16, 2021 

The Integral Role AI Plays in Intelligent Automation

The level of growth intelligent automation (which combines AI and RPA) is likely to see in 2021.

Written by Tony Higgins, Blueprint's Chief Product Officer.

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APRIL 16, 2021 

Establishing a Gold Standard for RPA

To better understand the benefits of establishing a set of RPA standards, look at what the PDF did.

Written by Dan Shimmerman, Blueprint President and CEO.

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APRIL 15, 2021 

What Credit Unions Need to Know About Robotic Process Automation

Why robotic process automation (RPA) has caught on with so many institutions around the country.

Written by Dan Shimmerman, Blueprint President and CEO.
 

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APRIL 2, 2021 

C-Suite Spotlight: Blueprint's Charles Sword

The growing trends in RPA, common pitfalls for companies deploying RPA, and how a dynamic design environment ould benefit RPA users going forward.

Written by Charles Sword, Blueprint's Chief Revenue Officer. 

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APRIL 1, 2021 

Taking RPA to the Next Level 

Despite widespread deployment by processing companies, more than half of all users are failing to realize the lower costs, higher productivity and improved customer — and employee — experiences robotic process automation promises to deliver.

Written by Charles Sword, Blueprint's Chief Revenue Officer.
 

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MARCH 9, 2021 

How Robotic Process Automation Will Change in 2021 

The worldwide pandemic helped spur unprecedented growth in the adaptation and use of RPA, but manufacturers are now struggling to scale these automation initiatives.

Written by Tony Higgins, Blueprint's Chief Product Officer.

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FEBRUARY 11, 2021 

Maintenance Keeping RPA from Delivering Promised ROI

By tracking KPIs, manufacturers can increase transparency and their chances for RPA success.

Written by Charles Sword, Blueprint's Chief Revenue Officer.

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FEBRUARY 8, 2021 

Robotic Process Automation

Recent growth of RPA is impressive. What has to happen next in order for technology to reach its full potential.

Written by Tony Higgins, Blueprint's Chief Product Officer.

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JANUARY 27, 2021

New Solution Allows Financial Institutions to Easily Switch RPA Tools

Banks, credit unions, and others are only beginning to scratch the surface when it comes to the profound changes automation and RPA will bring to the financial services industry.

Written by Tony Higgins, Blueprint's Chief Product Officer.

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