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The high price of not understanding how automation works with existing software licences

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Summary: Businesses must check their software licences before they introduce robotic process automation or they risk breaking the rules.

Integrating robotics software into a software estate is very different from the usual methods of software implementation. For a start, the robots are usually interacting with existing software via a user interface as a human would, not via an application programming interface (API). This has big operational advantages, but also has the potential to result in very substantial, unexpected licensing and legal costs.

This article was originally published by Computer Weekly, and is reprinted here with their permission. Continue reading this article on the Computer Weekly website.

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