American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To convert to automatic operation: automate a factory.
- v. To control or operate by automation.
- v. To make use of or be converted to automation: a food service that decided to automate for greater efficiency.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. make automatic; to change [a process] so that it is mostly automatic; to substitute machinery for human labor in an activity.
- v. make automatic or control or operate automatically
- Back-formation from automation. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The other reason to automate is to get people out of the system.”
“Knowing the right time to automate is tough, so using technology that proactively supports early manual testing but provides a path to evolve this into automation is key.”
“The simplest, most effective way to pay yourself first is to "automate" savings.”
“On the "automate" part of the platform is all of their BPM offerings: iProcess, the newly-announced ActiveMatrix BPM, Business Studio and PeopleForms.”
“However, I wanted to share a way to "automate" this process using Group Policy and Group Policy Preferences.”
“Being in the middle of a set of Board meetings with lots of legal and accounting issues, I beginning to think we really do need to "automate" more of this.”
“After I automate all my bills, I put them all on one credit card and use one credit card while traveling.”
“Working with Hitachi, it adopted XBRL GL as its common data format and used Hitachi software to automate the processing from its business application systems to the accounting subsystems and consolidated them so all of the divisisions eventually fed into a new Oracle E-Business Suite.”
“While not catering to micro-lots, the Barclays platform offered through Bloomberg terminals is meant to automate smaller tickets to allow human traders at the firm to concentrate on larger "block" trades.”
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