This is a discussion topic for the original post at How to avoid Vendor Lock-in in RPA - BotCity | Python RPA | Blog
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;
📌 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?
📌 You will pay. Because you are totally dependent on that tool.
📌 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?
💡A viable alternative is to go on developing automations in Python RPA and open technologies 🤖👇
✅ It is free to integrate with other solutions and tools in your technology stack;
✅ 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;
✅ 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;
✅ Automations can be orchestrated on the platform of your choice or switched to another when you want;
✅ The tools are mostly free, with affordable prices and the option to pay monthly or according to use;
✅ Because it is affordable and an open tech, Python RPA can coexist with other tools;
✅ Increases your bargaining power with proprietary technology platforms;
💡Would you like to learn more about Python RPA? At BotCity Academy, we offer free Python and RPA courses → access here! 😉