“It’s inspiring to work with our Dutch partner Coforce to accelerate digital workflow transformation in the education industry,” David Powell, senior vice president of EMEA sales at Kofax, said in the announcement. “The innovative automation solutions they’ve developed and compelling customer successes that have resulted speak to the impact intelligent automation plays in helping organizations operate more cost effectively and efficiently.”
Coforce is a robotics process automation (RPA) specialist that uses Kofax software such as Kofax RPA and Kofax Agility to give customers “scalable solutions” and support automation use cases.
“For instance, ROC Midden-Nederland and other Dutch educational institutions are actively rolling out Kofax RPA as a Digital Teaching Assistant within their respective organizations,” Kofax said in the news release. “ROC Midden-Nederland is looking beyond individual automation projects, examining how RPA technology can play a strategic, organization-wide role at scale.”
The two companies say their partnership allows their customers to “scale automation quickly.” Inside a one-year period, their digital teaching assistants were able to automate a number of processes, including new student registration, recording absences, tracking students, onboarding new employees and scheduling lessons and teachers.
Kofax launched the latest version of the AI-fueled Agility software in April, designed to “digitally transform” accounts payable workflows.
The partnership comes at a time when business leaders are increasingly looking for digital innovations to streamline B2B payment flows.
According to B2B Payments 2021: Assessing The Digital Gaps In Business Payment Flows, a PYMNTS and Flywire collaboration, businesses can use more efficient data management systems to ease some common pain points. The report looks at some of the ways digital innovations can help businesses.
These include difficulties with customers’ payment-related queries — something 28 percent of respondents identified as a problem — and challenges when managing multiple supplier relations, cited by 24 percent.