The RPA (robotic process automation) market is rapidly growing with new providers and tools continuously emerging. Each platform offers a different set of automation capabilities which may suit your organization’s needs. However, it can be challenging to choose between these platforms. After choosing, many worry they made the wrong choice based on the technical difficulties of a particular platform or the lack of returns they’re experiencing. Luckily, there are RPA migration solutions that can help you switch RPA tools with ease without breaking the bank.
RPA migration is the transfer of bots from one RPA platform to another. At Blueprint, we enhance RPA Platform Migration by reverse-engineering bots from all leading RPA platforms into our tool, producing what we call a Digital Blueprint. Using Digital Blueprints connect your automated processes to all relevant dependencies, systems, and constraints, significantly improving the lifecycle of your digital workers.
Why are Companies looking to Switch Between RPA Tools?
While there are a multitude of reasons companies might want to migrate their bots from one platform to another, we’ve found the following to be the most common drivers of a desire to switch RPA vendors:
Inadequate Return on Investment (ROI)
Businesses often find themselves blindsided by their inability to scale RPA programs. This is partly due to RPA vendors who over-promised and under-delivered on the ease of implementation and value capture.
RPA providers claim that their product is user-friendly and accessible to the average business user. However, upon purchasing, companies discover that automation is not as easy as was advertised, ultimately resulting in an inability to scale and capture expected ROI.
Moreover, investments are often deemed inadequate as hefty RPA maintenance and support issues run up costs and cause frustration. These unexpected issues often cause users to search for a new RPA provider.
Islands of Automation
Islands of automation are disconnected, independent automation initiatives within the same organization. They emanate quality issues stemming from a lack of centralized governance, knowledge sharing, and collaboration.
Islands of automation can be extremely costly, as repetitive mistakes, including downtime, maintenance, and errors, are doubled across platforms. Organizations looking to eliminate islands of automation can do so by consolidating all automations into a singular platform.
Incompatible Version Upgrades
Customers are often left frustrated as they have to rebuild their entire portfolio of bots in order to upgrade to the latest version of their selected RPA tool. In one specific example, customers looking to upgrade from Automation Anywhere V11 have encountered problems trying to upgrade to the newer A2019 version.
The Challenges In Switching Between RPA Platforms
Even though many companies are looking to migrate to a new RPA platform, several challenges make it hard to do so, including:
A Lack of Code of Parity
Every RPA platform operates a particular catalog of commands, variables, and activities specific to that platform. Bots cannot easily be migrated over to another RPA platform because for all intents and purposes they are speaking different languages, and consequently would be incompatible.
When switching between providers, system credentials associated with the bot are not passed on. When migrating, this constitutes a heavy user management effort in order to re-establish these credentials.
When switching RPA platforms, historical versions of bots are often lost, affecting compliance and impact analysis activities.
Missing Audit Logs
Different RPA platforms store audit logs in different ways. As a result, when migrating platforms, audit logs are at risk of being lost.
Unavailable Output Compare
After bots have migrated between platforms, it can be hard to test their completeness and quality as there is no simple way to run output compares. This leads to confusion as one cannot tell if the bots are doing what they were designed to do.
Digital Workforce Reconstruction
Historically, the only way to switch RPA platforms was to rebuild entire digital workforces from scratch. The rebuilding process is expensive, labor-intensive and tedious.
All these challenges culminate in businesses being locked into their RPA vendor. That is, until now. Blueprint has created a simplified migration solution that makes the migration process quick and seamless.
Embrace RPA Platform Migration with Blueprint
Blueprint is purpose-built to enable you to scale your RPA initiatives across the enterprise. Our RPA platform migration solution is the easy way to switch to the RPA provider that best suits both your business and automation needs.
Blueprint’s RPA platform migration solution easily ingests bots from an RPA tool and creates a Digital Blueprint. Digital Blueprints can then be optimized, connecting the automated process to all critical dependencies, before syncing them into your target RPA tool, delivering a vastly simplified migration process that is 3x faster and 80% cheaper than any other option on the market.
Other customers that have used Blueprint to migrate their digital workforce, have also reduced bot errors and maintenance costs by 30%.
Want to learn more? Listen to our recent podcast where a live panel of automation experts discussed RPA platform migration, including:
What’s triggering RPA migrations into other platforms
The benefits and costs of moving your RPA portfolio into another vendor
How to measure the success of an RPA migration
Best practices for anyone looking to migrate RPA vendors in the next 6-12 months
Listen in and discover expert insights into the future of the RPA market and how migrating automation programs can enable scale.