Surely you have noticed a growing trend among the creators of technological solutions, which is openness, or in other words availability. Perhaps, never in human history has it been so easy to find the necessary information about a given technology or a solution that is built on that technology. Not only the information is available, but the solution itself is available as well. In this way, new technologies can be tested in a completely non-binding manner and, if appropriate, deployed in the production environment of the organization. This availability of information and the speed with which new solutions are created indicate a clear need for organizations to have enthusiasts at their centres, whose job description is / will be not only to actively search for new solutions, but also test and evaluate them and to raise overall awareness of new ways of working in the organization.
The technology blog called AImultiple both corresponds to the above-mentioned approach and at the same time is an excellent source of useful information about new technologies and products. We have recently explored it in terms of available open-source RPA tools, not only because knowledge of RPA tools makes our living, but mainly because we really enjoy it 😊. We would like to introduce Taskt as the first tool that caught our attention. Our colleague Peter described the tool in the paragraph below. And please note the paragraph heading that ends with a question mark. The question mark is used quite deliberately – we would like to provoke controversy as to whether the simplicity of its use is more important for the deployment of the RPA tool, or perhaps just the price?
RPA available to everyone?
Deployment of the RPA tool has not been the privilege of only large companies for a long time. Open-source platforms available to the general public that are free of charge are also moving forward by leaps and bounds. Although they may require a higher level of knowledge of programming languages, it is not an obstacle, thanks to the availability of information, to those interested in automation. The leader in this area is Taskt, which is free for both personal and commercial use, and yet in many ways is able to compete with the most common RPA platforms: in addition to automating conventional and web applications, it also offers OCR or image recognition.
Do you have personal or business experience with the implementation of such solutions?