Rise of automation in finance and accounting

The outbreak of Covid-19 has compelled companies to shut down their branches and physical stores and send their workers to work from home. Hence, they needed to automate front-end and back-end processes, while streamlining costs. That’s why automation tools such as robotic process automation (RPA) has become the fastest-growing software packages in this time of pandemic. … Read moreRise of automation in finance and accounting

Survival of the fittest

Eighteen months into the pandemic and the fight continues. Nowadays it’s matira ang matibay (survival of the fittest). The pandemic is truly becoming a complex problem to solve with behavioral challenges among the compounding factors. Behavior, or the way someone conducts oneself, is a critical point in any problem-solving exercise and is usually the “deal breaker”, so … Read moreSurvival of the fittest

Financial services in PH: Leading the cloud adoption

The pandemic accelerated the shift to digital banking as people from all over the world stayed at and worked from home. The ripening of fintechs and digital-only banks has attracted the younger generations of bank customers, which is further accelerating the decrement of bank branches. The Philippines, in particular, is experiencing a boom in digital banking … Read moreFinancial services in PH: Leading the cloud adoption

Cloud computing in PH ripe for take-off

The pandemic has indeed accelerated digital transformation across the globe including that in the Philippines. With organizations implementing work-from-home, and consumers driving the rise of e-commerce and the widespread use of digital wallets, companies and organizations are accelerating their migration to digital applications and platforms. In fact, a survey commissioned by Epson in mid-2020 revealed that nearly … Read moreCloud computing in PH ripe for take-off

Harnessing the power of digital

I recently interviewed Henry Aguda, UnionBank’s transformational leader who recently was also awarded twice – first as Privacy Advocate of the Year 2021 by the National Privacy Commission and then as Southeast Asian CTO of the Year by The European-Global Banking and Finance Awards. The recognitions give a clear indication of his passion for both … Read moreHarnessing the power of digital