11 April 2019 Ekaterina Mokrushina

Robots in Retail

The interest of business in RPA (robotic process automation) keeps growing. Anton Berentsev, CEO of EleWise and head of IntellectLab shared his ideas on using robots in retail and spoke about the future of this technology in an interview to “Moe Delo.Magazine”. You can find the interview in the January-February issue, and here is the full version of Anton’s replies.

24 September 2018 Ekaterina Mokrushina

Digitization in HR. Automate!

HR departments deal with recruitment, hiring, onboarding, offboarding, leave requests, holiday requests, timesheets, benefits, performance reviews, and even taxes. Every single day. Imagine the amount of data involved in all these processes.


27 June 2018 Ekaterina Mokrushina

VestaBank: the cost of processes is a bank’s competitive advantage

The Markswebb agency has published the results of the Business Banking Fees Monitoring 2018. It analyzes fees that small businesses in Moscow and Saint Petersburg pay for online banking services. The leader amongst the banks who offer the best conditions for entrepreneurs is VestaBank, a long-term customer of ELMA.


29 May 2018 Ekaterina Mokrushina

Competition drives businesses to transformation

On February 18, Head of ELMA Alexey Trefilov spoke at the CNews conference “BPM 2018: how we can help business transform” that took place in Moscow. After the speech, the organizers asked Alexey some more questions.

— Russian customers are showing a growing interest in BPM. In your opinion, why is this happening?
— Business is becoming more mature. Earlier, the companies wanted electronic document management and automation at best. Today they are concerned about business processes and digital transformation. This is a complete rethink of development.

29 May 2018 Alexander Khodyrev

Digital transformation in banking: how to modify your processes and retain the customers

To stay competitive, banks today have to improve their customer service constantly. Often old working methods and IT solutions do not allow implementing new technologies. Dmitry Oparin, Director of Operations at ELMA, told us how to optimize operations of a company with no damage to the infrastructure ilustrated by the Kapital Bank project.

29 May 2018 Ekaterina Mokrushina

Digital transformation is changing the IT market

What services are the customers looking for? What are the most demanded professions? How is import substitution affecting the market? Heads of Russian IT companies gave answers to these and other questions in an interview to IT-Manager magazine. Here is the complete answer given by Alexey Trefilov, COO of ELMA.

— IT companies are focused on digital transformation. What impact does this have on IT services?
— It is important not to confuse digital transformation and automation. A vast number of IT companies is providing automation software – ERP, EDMS – that speeds up the business processes while the processes themselves remain the same.

28 May 2018 Ekaterina Mokrushina

Businesses request digital transformation

Despite the need for document management automation, businesses today are less interested in traditional EDM systems. In an interview to ECM-portal, Mikhail Saratov, an ELMA expert, explained why.

— In 2017, what were the most frequent document management problems that you solved for your customers?
— Above all, document routing. Contracts, memos, policies and communications are part of any business and will remain so for a long time. Customers want automation, both those who are already using classical ECM systems and want to expand them, and those who are still lacking IT infrastructure.

7 March 2018 Ekaterina Mokrushina

The 5 signs you have problems in your business process

Revealing problems in a business process is a frequent subject of discussion when it comes to business management. Although in practice there can be a lot more, here are 5 typical signs of a problematic business process. Use them to check and optimize the operations of your company.

1. Unnatural fragmenting of the process

Some parts of the process are aligned and automated, whereas others are still executed manually. As a result, the work is first done in an IT system, then manually, then in the same or another IT system. We call this automation with gaps.

5 March 2018 Ekaterina Mokrushina

RPA and BPM unified

Everyday company leaders look for ways to do work better and faster, and while there seems to be no magical solution, there is a lot of talk about IoT, ML, RPA and all things related to AI.
AI seems to be the most popular word nowadays, and businesses worldwide want to be part of the trend.

The technology that seems most convenient in applying AI-driven software to a company’s processes is RPA. We are very enthusiastic about it, and as a BPM evangelist, I must say that RPA and BPM actually can work magic together.

There is a lot of confusion about these two approaches, and in order to benefit from them, it is important to understand the difference.

15 February 2018 Ekaterina Mokrushina

Obstacles in the way of digital transformation

According to the Experian and Forrester report, 49% of decision-makers in Europe, Africa and Middle East think that business development is being held back by disparate legacy technology systems. The BIT online magazine asked Alexey Trefilov, the head of ELMA, for his opinion.

— Do you think that disparate legacy IT systems are the main threat to business development?
— Indeed, when companies start thinking about development, they come to realize that their current IT systems no longer provide growth. However, I think that the lack of knowledge and experience in business digitalization is even a bigger threat.