- All OpenBots tools are free and prioritize ease of use by developers and business users alike as per the company
- By some estimates, for every $1 spent on RPA software, almost $3 is spent on implementation and services
OpenBots Inc has launched completely free and open source process automation tool suite that provides discovery, development, and bot orchestration capabilities to all users through its RPA Studio, Server, and Discovery software. By some estimates, for every $1 spent on RPA software, almost $3 is spent on implementation and services. OpenBots Studio and Server offer enterprises flexibility to scale their RPA automation programs without an exponential increase in licensing costs.
Ashish Nangla, the CTO of OpenBots, comes from an extensive IT and automation background and is a renowned subject matter expert in User Experience, AI, ML, RPA, and similar topics. He believes that RPA market was a natural fit for an open source model since, unlike other enterprise software, most commercial RPA software requires extensive implementation, maintenance, and support services on top of license costs.
Free and prioritise ease of use by developers
Nangla adds, “OpenBots is our attempt to fulfill a promise. We want everyone to be able to create enterprise-grade simple to complex automations, very quickly, with little effort, and at very little cost. Our slogan ‘Open Source Automation for All’ explains our initiative very clearly. We want the democratization of automation and the widespread availability of the tools.”
All OpenBots tools are free and prioritise ease of use by developers and business users alike as per the company. While some automation tools claim to offer “free open source RPA” as well, orchestration and deployment of the processes built using their tool often come at a cost. The company said that it recognized this gap in the industry and created the first and only platform that offers free orchestration as well as development and other necessary functionalities.
The company added, “OpenBots is built on a .NET framework in C#. The OpenBots team, which has years of experience in RPA Automation and Product Development, has been working diligently to make the software accessible to all. Users can now spend less time coding and more time building functional solutions on a robust, continuously improving framework. Built by developers for developers, the platform is an open source tool, so the active community and the ability to make changes to the tool based on individual needs is a beneficial functionality.”