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By James Hobley, Consultant, Deloitte
In August last year, one of our clients approached us to ask if we knew anything about robotics – or more specifically, robotic process automation (RPA) – and how it might apply to mobility. For those new to this area, RPA is the use of software to replace the need for humans to perform repetitive rules-based tasks; tasks that we in mobility will know all too well - think annual COLA reviews, compensation manipulation, package updates, etc. It is a self-evident ‘slam dunk’ for mobility practices. Other than having time-intensive tasks completed in a fast and accurate automated fashion, you can also free up advisor time to focus on more consultative work.
By Danny Taggart, Director, Deloitte
"So, you're off to Switzerland too now then? Alright for some! I'm into my second hour of ironing here". So went the late telephone conversation with my wife, as I sat in my hotel room in Stockholm.
On the evening of my first day in Sweden I had received a call from a colleague asking if I could step in at a meeting in Zurich. It meant re-routing from Sweden to Switzerland the following day and adding a day to my overall trip.