There already are some open source RPA, and we are showing the top 6 ones today, along their source codes.
Note that the ecosystem is still relatively immature. However, with the commodification of RPA technology, more vendors are offering similar solutions. And because open source is transparent and free, it can play a large role in RPA’s future.
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List of Open Source RPA software
Open source RPA solutions are software which are distributed, with their source code, to enable users to modify and customize the bot code according to their needs. The following list includes the top open source RPA software and their source codes on GitHub:
|Open Source RPA
|Stars on GitHub
* As of February 2023
Previously available open source tools
Automagica provided an open source Python RPA library on Github with 12 contributors. Though Automagica was a free open source tool for noncommercial purposes, you needed to pay for the software if you were going to use it for business. The company got acquired and software is no longer open source.
Recommendation to business leaders
Before investing in an open source RPA solution, make sure to understand the open source RPA ecosystem. Our up-to-date research on the future of open source RPA shows that:
- Open source does not yet have the momentum to shape RPA as no big corporations have embraced open source projects
- Current RPA providers face an innovator dilemma as open source will cause them to reduce their prices
- As the RPA market grows, projected to reach $11B by 2027, so will the open source market
- The future of RPA will involve more open source tools
For more on RPA
For more info on RPA, feel free to read our research on:
- RPA pricing
- RPA implementation best practices
- Pitfalls to avoid in RPA development
- Low-code/no-code RPA
And if you have RPA related questions, feel free to:
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