UiPath Review

Provides flexibility to create custom activities as per our need

What is our primary use case?

Reading non-PO invoice details from SharePoint form, validating it, sending it for manager approval, and on receiving manager approval mail, entering the invoice details with invoice and approval attachments to SAP.

Getting forecast values of demand management processes in an Excel attachment and mail body from customers directly, analyzing it, processing it, and inserting it into the database so that the demand forecast team can get data easily without human effort.

How has it helped my organization?

Eliminated human errors: The manual actions had caused an error in the excel formula, and it was unknown to the business until the UiPath RPA tool was implemented.

Human efforts were reduced in handling non-PO invoice and data insertion to SAP. 

What is most valuable?

  • Unlike other leading RPA tools, UiPath provides a great user interface so that a person with minimum technical knowledge can understand the flow.
  • UiPath provides a large number of activities which we can reuse as per our need just by changing the properties and parameters.
  • UiPath provides the flexibility to create custom activities as per our need.
  • UiPath supports integration with various OCR, cognitive services, ML and IoT related services and tools.
  • UiPath provides the flexibility to use an unattended robot without the need for Orchestrator.
  • UiPath Orchestrator component is a very powerful tool which if utilized effectively, can make the robot management and monitoring very easy.
  • UiPath Orchestrator supports using APIs, in which we can get the details from the Orchestrator database.
  • UiPath’s recording feature is very helpful to begin the automation process and provides options to choose from recorders as per our need.
  • UiPath supports version controlling feature which is very useful when the project is done by sharing tasks with multiple persons in the team.
  • UiPath provides various workflow models such as sequence, flowchart, and state machine.
  • UiPath provides an inbuilt logging facility.
  • UiPath provides scraping of both structured and unstructured data.
  • UiPath provides specific tutorial and documentation for SAP automation.
  • UiPath supports .NET, Python, and JavaScript codes.
  • UiPath provides debugging options usage, in which we can go through each activity along with the process flow, highlighting each action on the screen along with the flow, and showing the values of variables at the run time during the point execution of an activity.
  • UiPath provides the facility to use numerous .NET namespaces by importing them easily to the project.
  • UiPath provides the flexibility to create a custom activity from our custom .NET DLL.

What needs improvement?

  • UiPath’s reluctance to add the support of C#/.NET code till now.
  • The UiPath tool doesn’t provide an option to resize the activities as per wish, especially if the activity is a big box.
  • Non-availability of maximizing options in the property edit box, argument value edit box, etc.
  • No option to mark a set of activities as favorites in all projects done in a system. We have to set favorite activities separately for each project.
  • The comment option could be better. When an activity or sequence is commented on, there will be two wrapping sequences which are unnecessary.
  • Also, the display name is always the same, the display name of a commented section should be the display name of the sequence or the display name of the activity itself. 

For how long have I used the solution?

One to three years.

Which version of this solution are you currently using?

18.2.3, 18.3.2, 18.4.1
**Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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