At the moment, all the tools along the automation value chain are speaking a different language without any translators. A bot designed in one platform can't be exported and run in another because each tool describes and specifies process automation details differently. The result is zero portability and interoperability that leads to stalled automation pipelines and the inability to scale.
RPA Design Standards are a universal, core structure for automation that would allow bots to be designed once and run in any RPA platform. This level of portability would unlock the entire RPA market.
Why a Lack of RPA Design Standards Negatively Impacts RPA Programs
Without universal RPA design standards, automation teams will continue to struggle with stalled pipelines and vendor lock-in.
The lack of portability and interoperability that are by-products of no common automation format means RPA programs must continue the labor-intensive effort of transcribing captured processes into a target RPA tool.
An RPA ecosystem without portability also means that organizations can only switch RPA providers if they're willing to spend the time and money to rebuild their entire digital workforce from scratch - an endeavor so expensive that it's a non-starter.