Automation Anywhere (AA) Competitors and Alternatives

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Guruprasad Belle
Real User
AVP at a software R&D company with 10,001+ employees
Sep 24 2019

What is most valuable?

To be very honest, I've not had the opportunity to go through all the features of Automation Anywhere. This feature where it can use a bot to go between a user and into other systems as a robot and do… more»

How has it helped my organization?

As far as how the product has helped us improve our organization, we may be a bit premature to just to say that it has already decreased the workload. But looking into the decrease in the ticket… more»

What needs improvement?

One of the challenges that I think should be resolved — from what my team was telling me — is that Automation Anywhere is not able to connect to a database directly. I have not evaluated this myself… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

One of the major reasons why we went with Automation Anywhere is that our company could have a global MSA (Master Service Agreement), where we could use this particular tool for our end customers… more»

What other advice do I have?

The primary advice which I would give to someone considering automation tools, in general, is don't just go for any RPA tool (Robotic Process Automation). You want to be sure that the tool you choose… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We evaluated Softomotive and UiPath. With Softmotive, the performance was a concerned. It was breaking in many places. That is what we observed. With UiPath, it was good. It has got a lot of… more»
Justin Kruse
Consultant
Operations Consultant at LTCG
Aug 08 2019

What is most valuable?

Its ability to work with multiple platforms within the same application or "wizard". Some of the SQL functionality has also been extremely helpful. All of our platforms… more»

How has it helped my organization?

We have some idea of what we wanted to start with. We have been able to expand on that since embracing Kryon a bit more. We originally went into this solution knowing… more»

What needs improvement?

The read from screen functionality needs improvement We still do a lot of stuff in the user interface. Finding UI information and split UI need improvement. I would like… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Licensing costs are about $100,000 a year without any additional costs.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We have used other RPA tools previous to my time at LTCG. None of them were successful after the original deployment. Therefore, we decided to wash the project. While I… more»

What other advice do I have?

Understand that you need to have a very well-documented framework of what you plan to automate. Not necessarily the idea of, "I want to automate this task." But, as a… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We had requests out to four vendors: Kryon, UiPath, Automation Anywhere, and Blue Prism. Kryon did not end up being the most financially inexpensive, but it did make the… more»
Sharad Soni
Real User
Director Of Innovation at Quantum AI
May 25 2019

What is most valuable?

The feature of Blue Prism that I find most valuable is the ability to build my own custom objects or use custom logic for doing the particular task. If there is a task… more»

How has it helped my organization?

I use Blue Prism for my customers. I really don't use Blue Prism in my own company or for my own automation. I do automation for my clients. If you look at the banking… more»

What needs improvement?

Since Blue Prism gives me a lot of flexibility, I don't want the vendor to make any changes out of the box. I believe that there could be more community support, or there… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

We really don't bear the costs. The cost is borne by the customer. It runs into about $100,000 per year per customer for Blue Prism. We need to add the hardware costs to… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We work with almost every solution: Automation Anywhere, WorkFusion, WinAutomation, etc. We work with everything. Sometimes it happens that the tool which is needed for… more»

What other advice do I have?

Most of my customers, which are large financial services/institutions, supply chain, and logistics companies, are now looking to scale up by a factor of 10. We have a… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We evaluate other options every time. It's not that we do it only once. We have experience with seven tools. We basically look at all seven tools in terms of the features… more»
Margaret Abt
Real User
Web Developer at USDA
May 22 2019

What is most valuable?

Having looked at other RPA software, I think UiPath is the most user-friendly. At the same time, it's robust enough to customize and get into the source code. It's accessible, but also has enough features for more hands-on developers to be… more»

How has it helped my organization?

UiPath can batch process a lot of the hands-on manual work that nobody wants to do. I think that's probably its best value. That said, it does kind of highlight the need for standardized processes, which can be challenging at times… more»

What needs improvement?

I feel like it's pretty good as it is. One thing I would change is when you're nesting certain workflows, it can get a little complicated as you start getting deeper. For example, if you have multiple blocks that need to live inside each… more»

What other advice do I have?

Automation technology is non-existent in our company currently, but definitely something that should be leveraged for. I think there's a lot of value in being able to free up people from doing small repetitive tasks and just be more… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We looked at a couple of alternatives. Automation Anywhere was one of them. I haven't looked at the other ones, since we chose UiPath pretty early on, having heard about them previously. We also considered some others like Pega and a few… more»
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