An Application Programming Interface or API is to computer systems what a user interface is to humans. A user interface connects a human to a system; an API connects a system to another system.
SOAP and REST API built-in
The better dababots have SOAP and REST APIs built in by default. Apache is easy to add. With that, RPA via databots makes it possible to still connect data sources that do not meet the required API standard with systems that do have an API. Think pdf or email to API.
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