Benefits of adopting the Equator Platform

1. Someone on your staff probably already knows how to use it

The Equator Platform is built on Python and Jupyter Notebooks. Python is the world's most popular programming language (by Stack Overflow activity).

Jupyter Notebooks are the world's most popular data science platform having been adopted by Google, Amazon, Microsoft and IBM.

Some of the world's most innovative companies are using Jupyter Notebooks to run hundreds of thousands of processes. Netflix, for example, uses Jupyter Notebooks across their entire business.

2. Safe sharing is encouraged; multi-tenanted by design

The Equator Platform encourages your staff to publish useful functions to a shared private repository. The repository makes it easy to find code that your team has written before. Did one of your staff write a function for a client that transforms an SAP report into a format suitable for uploading to the tax office? You can easily find it and use it or repurpose it.

In the diagram below, Jasmine is a consultant for your consulting company. Jasmine can use functions from your consulting company's central EQ8R repository (marked as 1) or from her client's private repository (marked as 4). Nitin also works for your consulting company. He is working on a project for a larger client that has multiple divisions. He can access any of the functions shared to your firm's repository (marked as 1), your client's top level repository which has functions that can be shared across all of their divisions (marked as 2) and the functions private to the division he is working for (marked as 4).

3. Includes the best machine learning technology

Most of the world's data science is done using Python and Jupyter notebooks. Do you want to use the newest state-of-the-art machine learning technology in your automation solution? It is only a few clicks away. For example, the current benchmark for Natural Language Processing entity recognition is a Python library called Flair. It only takes a minute or two to install it into your Equator Platform.

Don't be restricted by the pace of machine learning development of your RPA provider. Get access to the best the world has to offer, now and in the future.

4. Easy to deploy

The Equator Platform includes an engines.org license which allows you to put the platform anywhere. Securely host it on your cloud provider, our cloud provider, into your own datacenter (or your client's datacenter) - even on your laptop if you wish.

5. Document conversion on-demand

Many automation initiatives require data to be extracted from PDF, Word or Excel documents. The Equator Platform includes out-of-the-box connections to the most popular document conversion companies (and your licence includes 1,000 pages document conversion per month). If you want to use a service that we haven't built a connector for, it is trivial to build it yourself.

6. Good for the environment

The software development environment, that is.

The Equator Platform couldn't exist without the millions of development hours contributed by the open source community. EQ8R pays 12% of net license fee revenue to the open source projects it uses. We currently individually select which projects we support but as we scale up we intend to use an algorithm that makes that decision a little less arbitrary :)

7. Low risk

The Equator Platform is an open platform designed to play nicely with all of the RPA, integration / ETL and reporting / analytics solutions. When you build and deploy automation functions for your clients on the Equator Platform, you are simply writing Python code.

The Equator Platform makes it easy to share and deploy the code but if, at some point in the future, you want to stop using the Equator Platform and deploy that code in your own Python environment, you just

  • export your code,
  • unsubscribe from the platform and
  • start using the automation code on your own system.

So, go ahead, build your automation solutions on the Equator Platform, comfortable in the knowledge incorporate the functionality you have built on the Equator Platform into any other solution your company uses down the track.

And, because it's Python code, the world's most popular programming language, the investment your staff make in learning how to build on the platform will serve them well wherever their careers lead them.