Variability between Desktop Studio and Cloud Studio
My name is Thousif. I am SAP Junior Technical Consultant at Amista. Amista is a fast-growing IT consulting company focused on SAP software solutions and services. I majorly works on SAP iRPA projects. We all know that SAP iRPA cloud studio has been released. In this post, I am going to share my personal insights regarding it and discuss some major differences between cloud studio and desktop studio. I am a profound user of the desktop studio but I found cloud studio as an absolute stunner, here are some reasons why:
High Code vs Low code
No Fat Installation
With cloud studio is now on hands, there is no need for that fat installation package which we were doing. It is more complex for business users too. I, personally saw many beginners who struggled with the installation of the studio. It is going to be a lot easier for them as they can directly access it with a cloud tool.
Not Only for Coders
The low code no code approach of cloud studio enables non-coders to build bots with ease. It makes automation more readable and understandable. Meaningful functional activities help non-coders to be effortless.
Sharing Privileges Rights
No more complex steps for sharing of privileges rights, this can be done inside the project now.
Impressive UI features
The look and feel of UI is very impressive and user friendly. The impulsive design of cloud designs will empower citizen developers to build complex more bots more easily.
Cloud studio is available in the design console and test console. It is simple to test the projects now, what’s more, attractive we can directly test in the desired environment, no need of importing and then releasing in the respective environment.
This is gonna go without saying. The deployment of the bot is very easy now with cloud studio. No need of exporting the file and importing again as this can be handled easily.
All the above-mentioned things make the project trouble-free to maintain for developers.
Overall, it’s good to see that many complex things are now reduced to simple functions. I had a fun-filled experience with the cloud studio. It is very useful and helpful for beginners, non-coders, and business users.
Thanks for your positive feedback Mohammad!
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Hello, thank you for your post
I can see all the benefits of the new cloud studio but I’m wondering where can I edit directly the code as I can in “scripts” tab in actual desktop studio? I read about a low code functionality but honestly I don’t understand. Or from now we can not edit the code directly?
Hi Juan D,
As cloud studio studio is a low code no code approach, there isn't script tab, at least not for now, but you can edit all the related activities in step and you can go for custom script activity if you want to write Js code.
great post thank you.
My question is what do u recommand me to use (destop or cloud) to develop a project.
Hi Maty Seye
I would choose it according to scale of the project! If it's supposed to be low-mid level with less custom code, my personal opinion is to go with cloud studio. If project is of high level, involving multiple technologies where you need to write large set of custom codes, desktop studio is preferable. Choose your comfort, I'm more comfortable writing custom scripts than using pallets.