ISG: AntWorks, A Leader in Intelligent Document Processing

The 2022 Provider Lens report from analysts ISG has just been published and AntWorks is delighted to report that we retain our 2021 leadership position in Intelligent Document Processing (IDP). The report, which focuses on intelligent automation, is a bit of an annual event for us. It’s a reality check. When you work in a […]

Four key elements to drive digitisation effectively

In my previous blog about enterprise digitisation I concentrated on two main issues: How digitisation provides an opportunity to reconsider the limits of enterprise capability[1] and, possibly, to develop new execution skills. The importance of not getting distracted by the latest ‘shiny’ technology, and the need to focus more on business outcomes. I was swapping […]

Visualising the strengths, and limitations, of artificial intelligence

As AntWorks’ design and brand manager one of the challenges I wrestle with is how to present the complexities of AI-driven Intelligent Document Processing (IDP) visually. On a more prosaic level this is fairly straight forward. I can quite easily create process diagrams to show the order in which things happen, videos using screen recordings […]

Why you should dump your legacy OCR solution for IDP

In the days before World War I a physicist by the name of Emanuel Goldberg created a machine that could read characters and convert them into telegraph code; it was the beginning of what we now know as Optical Character Recognition (OCR). Things have moved on since then. Since the 1970s, OCR has been able […]

What happens in Vegas goes way beyond Vegas

AntWorks will be at ITC Vegas, 20-22 September 2022, Stand 2166 We all know that Vegas is a city that never sleeps. It’s also a city that never seems to blink. There’s nothing normal or particularly real about Vegas. That ‘what happens in Vegas…’ line; it signals to the world that it’s a place that […]

Are you that panda? Sometimes?</br>I know I am.

Like most people, I didn’t go into the world of work hoping to have a desk covered in paperwork; to do mindless, repetitive, administrative tasks day after day. Gone are my internship days where I spent countless hours photocopying documents for my boss and filing them into stacks of ring files. And yet that is […]

Going the low-code road

Low-code; it’s the rage. Why? I’d argue that low-code is less an evolution and more a revolution in technology… …because it opens up the development of applications within an organization to a much wider group. It allows for more input from semi- or non-technical staff. It’s quicker, cleaner and more cost effective. I tend to […]

Digital Transformation – a new Copernican revolution?

Recently I was chatting with a founder of a midsized manufacturing company who’d recently attended a digital transformation workshop. He was thinking of creating a mobile app and a software product in order to ‘become digital’ and was looking for feedback. I suggested that digital is more a way of thinking than it is about […]

Setting Expectations With Intelligent Document Processing

A recent meeting with AntWorks’ marketing team reminded me that the various parts of technology companies communicate in different ways. At one end of the scale, the R&D team is often so detail-focused and wary of over-promising that I end up with pages of nuance rather than the eye-catching numbers that help me start conversations […]

A paperless world isn’t on the horizon. It’s here.

State Street is America’s second oldest, continuously operating bank. It was founded right here in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1792 and takes its name from a thoroughfare that, in its heyday, was known as ‘The Great Street to the Sea’. Back then Boston was a thriving port and that trade made the city wealthy. State Street’s […]