More than 90% of Russian companies using RPA systems will switch to the software of local IT companies by 2024. The business process robotization market will grow by 40-50% annually. Such forecasts were made by specialists of the IBA IT company.
According to experts, the mass transition will affect both public and private companies. In the next two years, the Russian market for RPA systems will grow even faster than during the pandemic. This was reported to CNews by representatives of the IBA company.
If in 2019 it was estimated at 1.5 billion rubles, then in 2021 – at 16 billion rubles. By 2024, according to IBA specialists, its volume may grow to 60 billion rubles. Similar growth dynamics of the RPA systems market is observed all over the world.
The transition to local software is caused not only by geopolitics. The solutions existing on the market are cheaper than analogues and are pegged to the ruble. The implementation of the project, even taking into account the “migration” to another RPA system, will bring at least twofold savings in the future. Russian companies also expect to avoid the risks associated with the renewal of licenses.
“Migration” has already affected many areas, with banks, transport companies, large manufacturers, telecom operators and retailers being the most active. Foreign robots, which for years “kept” customers with paid licenses, are being replaced by domestic ones. The demand for them is growing every month.
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According to the IBA IT company, local RPA solutions have already been presented in Russia, which are not inferior in functionality to Western products. Among them is the Chancellor RPA platform, which has become an alternative to Western vendors that have suspended sales and support in Russia. The enterprise-class platform is used to develop, maintain and modify robots. It differs from many competitors by the possibility of implementation without paying for a license
Platforms like Chancellor RPA have no functional limitations for automation, since processes are not built in a visual editor, but with code. Even non-standard actions can be easily implemented with ready-made tools, and the methodology for developing common modules greatly simplifies the support of business processes working with the same systems. Integration with third-party software and built-in ML/OCR mechanisms are also important.
“The main advantage of RPA platforms of local IT companies compared to Western vendors is the cost of implementation. When purchasing a program from the register of domestic software, you do not need to pay VAT. Also, with turnkey automation, there is no license fee, and automation becomes two to three times cheaper compared to foreign vendors. And the result will be of the same quality, because highly qualified specialists work on each project,” experts of the IBA IT company noted.