Using KPIs to Improve Automation Adoption

Why then does automation itself not have KPIs? Typically, companies that purchase products for building business and IT workflows have some important processes in mind that they wish to automate – perhaps a runbook or a frequent service request.

Looking ahead to a bigger 2018

2018 will be an exciting year for SMA Solutions. Many things are changing, thanks to growth in our customer base and our new team members. As SMA changes, it will open new doors and opportunities for our team.

WannaCry Ransomware – Staying Up To Date With WSUS & Automation

This week’s WannaCry ransomware attacks have, again, made it painfully obvious how important software updates are to organizations. There’s an obvious answer, “STAY UPDATED”. It’s never that simple though. WSUS can help; automating WSUS can help even more. I’m going to get into what WSUS is and how automating it can help, but let’s first take a look at what’s been happening around the world and why…

Same Day ACH

Same Day ACH – Automation to the Rescue

The second phase of implementation will occur in September of 2017 and will enable same-day settlement of debits. Are you ready?

Find out how automation can help you get there.

McKinsey Global Insights: Harnessing automation for a future that works

The McKinsey Global Institute has been conducting research on automation and its potential impact on productivity in the global economy. “The automation of activities can enable businesses to improve performance by reducing errors and improving quality and speed, and in some cases achieving outcomes that go beyond human capabilities. Automation also contributes to productivity, as it has done historically.” Researchers …

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SMA Solutions Achieves Microsoft Gold Application Development Competency and Silver Data Platform Competency

Kingwood, Texas, September 13, 2016 — SMA Solutions, global provider of IT and business automation solutions, today announced it has achieved a gold Application Development competency and a silver Data Platform competency, demonstrating a “best-in-class” ability and commitment to meet Microsoft Corp. customers’ evolving needs in today’s mobile-first, cloud-first world and distinguishing itself within a small percentage of Microsoft’s partner …

Same Day ACH is Almost Here

Things today move faster than ever before, so it’s no surprise that NACHA is changing the way ACH processing is handled. As of Sept. 23, financial institutions will be required to adhere to a new set of rules regarding ACH processing, known as the “Same Day ACH” rule. Many financial institutions still download and process ACH manually every morning. With …

George Loose Talks Guinness, Music, and IBM i Automation with IBM Systems Magazine

George Loose, one of the SMA Solutions’ IBM i experts, sits down with Paul Tuohy of IBM System Magazine to discuss good beer, great music and serious IBM i automation. SMA Solutions’ promise of enterprise-wide IT automation is based on strong integration across many platforms and that includes the IBM i platform. With OpCon it is possible to automate your …

SMA Solutions Signs Oracle Gold Partnership

Kingwood, TX, September 21, 2015 – SMA Solutions™ today announced that it has achieved Gold Partner status in Oracle® PartnerNetwork (OPN). By attaining Gold Level membership, Oracle has recognized SMA Solutions for its commitment to establish Oracle related knowledge in Oracle’s product line and demonstrates the company’s commitment to further develop and expand in the area of Oracle automation solutions. With …

A Look At HOW IT Can Drive Innovation

SMA Solutions’ Kathy Hooker Burress discusses how changes in IT can drive innovation in other areas of an organization Type “changing role of IT” into Google and you’ll get close to a half-million hits. There’s no shortage of online discussion on this topic. You can learn how IT is transforming from a technology gatekeeper to a service broker, how the …

SMA Hires CU Industry Tech Expert

SMA, developer of OpCon, the event-driven IT automation and job-scheduling solution, has hired credit union industry executive, Todd Dauchy, to the organization’s leadership team as Chief Technology Officer. Dauchy will be responsible for SMA’s global product strategy and operations. Prior to SMA, Dauchy worked for Corning Credit Union ($897 million; 80,038 members; Corning, NY) as its CIO. Working at Corning …