There is a growing trend for developing RPA solutions as ordinary software using traditional programming languages like Python. As technical squads are involved in such a process, it has become more common to choose coding instead of a low-code solution.
Benefits of Coding
There are many benefits of using programming languages to develop your RPAs:
- Use thousands of open source frameworks for automation-related tasks.
- Easy to reuse your solutions through modularization (i.e., creating libraries)
- Automations developed in open technology instead of proprietary format.
- Adopting software engineering best practices like Design Patterns, Refactoring, Automated Tests, CI/CD.
- Customize your technology stack based on your needs.
- Best use of computational resources through software optimization.
Orchestrating Python RPAs
However, the development of RPA automation is just one step in delivering a solution to production since you must be able to:
- Deploy your automations into runtime environments.
- Schedule your automations.
- Manage tasks in Queues
- Monitor executions.
- Trigger alerts and notifications.
- Handle errors immediately.
BotCity Maestro Orchestrator
BotCity developed a Cloud Orchestrator that addresses all those issues. Now you can deploy and orchestrate your Python RPAs using Command Line Interface (CLI), APIs and web platform.
On the Home Screen, a dashboard is shown displaying basic information, so now you have big picture of your entire operation.
The Task Queue shows tasks in execution, ready to be executed and finished. Each card represents a single task. The color in the bottom bar indicates the state of the task.
Using the New Task feature, you can create a new task for a specific activity directly from the portal:
You might also create tasks through API or CLI. Just a single HTTP Post or CLI command and a new task is going to the Queue.
Logs are a compelling way to track the execution of your automation and collect metrics. You can set different columns for each log table and log information in real-time from a single Python command.
When we have multiple automations running at the same time, it is a challenge to visualize the entire operation. Alerts are used to provide small messages that can describe some specific aspect of given automation. Just a single line of Python code and it is done.
Machines are runtime environments used to execute automations. It can be a virtual machine, a container or even a physical machine. It is a computing resource for execution. This module lets you visualize and manage such environments.
When it comes to monitoring and managing a complex operation with multiple automations, it is often necessary to have a dashboard that shows the status and critical KPIs. Using BotCity Connectors you can to bring your RPA statistics into Google Data Studio and Power BI.
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