Customer Stories

Lawrence & Wedlock successfully delivers Robotic Process Automation solutions and services for customers across multiple industries and use cases, read a brief example of some of them here.

Financial Services

Our clients in the financial services industry provide a broad range of highly regulated products and must meet strict financial standards ensuring oversight and transparency of business practices. This requires strong process controls with fully auditable data logs and record keeping.

Back-office processes, perhaps typically, rely on the analysis and manipulation of data using spreadsheets and the physical validation and entry of multiple data points for customer and operational purposes.

Solutions delivered by L&W for Financial Services processes cover:

  • Customer verification procedures
  • Customer transaction data verification and system updates
  • Reconciliation services
  • Payment data validation and posting

Online Gambling

Online Gambling has become one of the most popular and lucrative businesses of the digital age with a diverse, innovative and also highly regulated range of products and services.

These factors drive the need for well-integrated, front-to-back office, customer-focused processes with effective controls to ensure regulatory compliance, which is why Intelligent Process Automation is so ideally-suited as an enabler for digital transformation within the industry.

Lawrence & Wedlock has worked with some of the biggest and most well-known names in online gambling to automate processes across:

  • Know Your Customer
  • Responsible Gambling
  • Anti-Money Laundering
  • Account Security
  • Customer Services

Read our use cases for automation in the online gambling industry.

Legal Practice

A number of common processes across Matter, Document, Contract and Knowledge Management show the highest potential for automation including:

  • General automated document management
  • Contract creation, drafting, review & due diligence
  • Client onboarding
  • Record-keeping and case management updates
  • Time-keeping and invoicing
  • Data Protection processing
  • eDiscovery and research
  • Chatbot legal advisor and FAQ

RPA lends itself particularly well to many legal tasks such as export control, regulation checks, and contract management, where manual effort can be significantly reduced to free-up paralegals and more experienced staff.

Real Estate

Our clients are market leaders in the UK property management industry providing an extensive range of products and services to commercial and residential customers, through a diverse brand portfolio.

Providing excellent and efficient service to their customers whilst managing the variety of complexities involved in property transactions is of primary importance to them. Managing this successfully across the numerous brands, systems and thousands of employees, can be a significant challenge for any business.

RPA represented an appealing rapid solution and key enabler to connect the front and back office systems and processes, reducing manual repetitive activities whilst improving the customer experience.

The use case for this client and the beginning of their RPA journey was to solve a specific pain point and automate a highly repetitive but very time-sensitive activity, which if successful would dramatically improve service delivery times and customer satisfaction.

The process design incorporated the existing requirements and data, but the solution was also significantly optimised to ensure a more responsive, automated service was possible. A major and guiding outcome for the solution were key performance indicators which the client wanted to deliver on, and these helped to inform how the automation was developed and supported, including the business continuity plans once live.

Unlike many RPA projects, the benefits and return on investment (ROI) for the solution were not driven by FTE savings, but instead by the hours freed up for front-line staff performing income generating roles and by the achievement of the key performance indicators measured by the business. The realisation of these combined proved the success of RPA as a hyper automation tool and for future scalability within the digital transformation programme.

Engineering

Our client is a large, diverse multinational engineering and manufacturing company headquartered in the UK with overseas operations and a portfolio of leading industry brands.

Such an extensive business is supported by an equally diverse range of IT systems and processes, which represented a clear opportunity to deploy robotic process automation to more efficiently manage the volumes of intricate transactions, for greater accuracy and reduced workload, particularly during time-critical periods.

After an introduction to key operational staff and a preliminary review of process automation candidates, five very high-potential use cases were identified for the programme pilot, of which the top priority process agreed was customer credit notes.

This customer credit note process was manually intensive and required access and update multiple disparate systems in order to search, locate, verify and process customer credits. However, the process also followed clearly defined logical rule-bound, repeatable steps and so automating the process could deliver improved productivity, reduced errors and customer satisfaction.

The automation of the customer credit note process commenced with a detailed understanding and documentation of the steps involved and possible exceptions. The automation was then developed and tested iteratively working with the process subject matter experts, until all scenarios were operating successfully. A period of controlled deployment into the live production systems followed to ensure the automation continued to operate as designed and expected.

As with all customer solutions, the programme was completed in just a few weeks from end-to-end.

Education Services

Our client is an international, award winning and industry leading provider of professional finance training and education services.

With several million students and members worldwide serving education and training on behalf of multiple professional bodies, their business processes and systems have to manage enormous quantities of data safely and efficiently, in delivering best-in-class services to students and sponsors.

Interactions and exchanges between students, tutors and sponsors is a critical part of the service delivery to ensure accurate, timely feedback and updates for all parties. This is where RPA was able to provide an invaluable solution, eliminating the need for manual effort to extract and transfer data and automatically create management reports and analysis.

The automation journey was planned to cover a wider spectrum of business functions, but with the initial focus on a number of labour intensive front-office activities that would improve customer experience and staff productivity.

The start point for the first automation was the desired outcome from the customer perspective, which was to provide the right information to customers when they really needed it. The added complexity which the business had to contend with, were the varying different customer needs and requirements, which thankfully RPA could accommodate very efficiently. The process drew data points from across a number of legacy systems, some of which were undergoing scheduled replacement and upgrade, so overall, the automation needed to be robust but agile to incorporate changing demands, which was achieved by using configurable parameters and variables, which operational users could manage and control, without needing to modify the main automation solution.