How to avoid Vendor Lock-in in RPA

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:pushpin: Vendor lock-in is a challenge that must be addressed by technology leaders. Many of the RPA platforms are proprietary technologies with long-term contracts;

πŸ“Œ Critical automations are being built on top of these platforms and at contract renewal time…. what if the dollar goes up? or is the adjustment high? What to do?

πŸ“Œ You will pay. Because you are totally dependent on that tool.

πŸ“Œ Or is it worth migrating to another proprietary platform? And hiring consultants, training, recreating the robots… incurring risk, time, and cost… to fall into another lock-in?

πŸ’‘A viable alternative is to go on developing automations in Python RPA and open technologies πŸ€–πŸ‘‡

βœ… It is free to integrate with other solutions and tools in your technology stack;

βœ… The robot code is yours. You can send it to whoever you want, run it wherever you want (Win/Linux/Mac VMs, containers, serverless), migrate to another solution whenever you want;

βœ… Automations can be created in the Editor of your choice, with numerous excellent and free options: VScode, PyCharm, etc. Today it doesn’t even make sense for a company to charge for licenses in development;

βœ… Automations can be orchestrated on the platform of your choice or switched to another when you want;

βœ… The tools are mostly free, with affordable prices and the option to pay monthly or according to use;

βœ… Because it is affordable and an open tech, Python RPA can coexist with other tools;

βœ… Increases your bargaining power with proprietary technology platforms;

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