PAID SOFTWARE 

OR OPEN SOURCE SOFTWARE
FOR AUTOMATION?


DEDICATED AUTOMATION PROJECT

Business Process Automation can be introduced for many reasons. The company's goal is most often to improve the quality of services provided and to accelerate the performance of tasks, which directly translates into strengthening the company's competitiveness in the market. We offer our clients the automation of routine activities that take a lot of time for employees, so they are performed with a delay or too high a percentage of errors.

Automation requires proper preparation - especially the analysis of the current IT infrastructure, used systems and applications and a standard work model in the company. The robot can run on a free platform (open source software) or the licensed software of the selected vendor.

The assessment of the company's ability to finance the project and its implementation becomes very important. We select software for business needs and also financial opportunities. That is why we pay so much attention to the costs invested, which we present based on the estimated return on investment (ROI). We compare the costs incurred by the company before the introduction of automation, and what it will incur as a result of the automation in the long term.

After deciding on an automation tool, we proceed to action. Once again, we remind the company of the advantages and disadvantages of the chosen software - paid or open source.
Dedicated automation project

WHY do we focus on a RPA SOLUTION?

First of all, due to its specificity. The RPA solution isn't a ready-made software that we introduce in the same way in every company. The "ORDER-PAY-RECEIVE SOFTWARE" model doesn't apply in this case. On the contrary. RPA is a type of software that we adapt to the individual needs of the client. We take into account financial capabilities, equipment used, programs used and target changes in IT infrastructure.

Each prepared project is new - it is created according to customer requirements and adapted to the industry in which it operates.

We have prepared some of the tasks due to the cooperation with companies from various industries. However, they need to be modified, adapted and redeveloped,
because the specificity of the operation of each company is different.

The functionalities that we can introduce mainly depend on the type of chosen automation software.

Open source or paid business software?




The RPA solution is selected according to the financial capabilities of the organization.

There are solutions to choose from:

  • high-end,
  • mid-range,
  • generally available - open source software.




ALTERNATIVE SOLUTIONS TO LICENSE

We have automated processes in many companies based on free programming tools:

  • RPA solution in the open source model.
  • Using the macro mechanism for automation.
  • Using a scripting language such as Python for automation.

Open source software is most often chosen by smaller enterprises that have limited investment in new projects and startups that are just entering the market. Free software, thanks to the access to open code, is also a test platform for programmers who can verify the correct operation of selected functionalities - important from the point of view of the target customer.

OPEN SOURCE SOFTWARE ALSO HAVE MANY RESTRICTIONS

  • Insufficient amount of professional business tools compared to the paid version of the software.
  • Additional software modules require the purchase of extensions or upgrade to a paid plan.
  • Software version with fewer useful functionalities - it isn't a dedicated solution for the company.
  • Introducing changes or expanding the code quite often requires technical support.
  • Limited support from the developers - they create free versions of software due to passion or for tests.

PAID SOFTWARE

PROS

Ongoing technical support through the ticket system and software warranty.

  • STANDARDIZED
    SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT
  • DEVELOPMENT SOFTWARE FORM
    ADAPTED TO BUSINESS NEEDS
  • CURRENT SOFTWARE UPDATES AND INTEGRATION WITH NEW APPLICATIONS
  • HIGH LEVEL OF SECURITY
  • POSSIBILITY OF RENTING INSTEAD OF PURCHASING SOFTWARE FOR TESTS

CONS

Much less freedom in developing
business software.

  • RESTRICTION ON ENTERING OWN FUNCTIONALITIES
  • LONGER WAITING TIME TO INTRODUCE
    NEW FUNCTIONALITIES
  • ENDURING COSTS OF THE PURCHASE
    AND IMPLEMENTATION OF THE SOFTWARE
  • ENDURING COSTS OF SOFTWARE MAINTENANCE
  • RELATIONSHIP ONLY WITH ONE SUPPLIER

OPEN SOURCE SOFTWARE

PROS

Reduced software implementation costs
and no fees for license.

  • FLEXIBLE SOFTWARE CUSTOMIZATION
    FOR THE COMPANY'S NEEDS
  • ADAPTING THE SOLUTION TO THE SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS OF THE COMPANY
  • FASTER PLATFORM DEVELOPMENT DUE TO THE OPEN SOFTWARE CODE
  • COMPATIBILITY WITH OTHER APPLICATIONS
  • ACCESS TO DIFFERENT ADD-ONS AND EXTENSIONS
  • POSSIBILITY OF TESTING OWN SOLUTIONS

CONS

Higher frequency of software problems - no or limited technical support.

  • INCREASED RISK OF CYBER ATTACKS
    DUE TO POTENTIAL GAPS
  • NO ACCESS TO A WIDE RANGE OF PROFESSIONAL BUSINESS TOOLS
  • Seize of development OLDER VERSION OF THE SOFTWARE IF A NEW VERSION APPEARS
  • NON-COMPATIBLE WITH NEW VERSIONS
    OF SOFTWARE
  • INCORRECT OPERATION OF EXTENSIONS
    AND MODULES OF OLD PROGRAMMING VERSION

There are several options for automation. We can automate all processes occurring in the organization, their part or one process with the highest equivalent - importance for business continuity. It all depends
 on the client's expectations and the resources allocated to the investment.
And also from the selected automation software.

After consultations, we go to action. Our goal is to meet the requirements set out in the project. We implement all the functionalities in the selected automation tool that we have agreed with the client.

Contact us and we will prepare and adapt the automation project to the needs of your company.

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