Automation Anywhere (AA) Competitors and Alternatives

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Kaitlyn Kapp
Real User
Software Engineer at Security Benefit
Oct 30 2019

What is most valuable?

I think the most valuable feature is being able to run processes in an unattended way where we can schedule them, and then have the report sent to the process owner's inbox in the morning. The is… more»

How has it helped my organization?

With respect to saving time, I don't actually track that because I am a developer, but I know that our goal for next year is twenty thousand hours. That's the big goal that we're working towards. With… more»

What needs improvement?

I would like to see a biweekly scheduling option in Orchestrator. We've actually built into our automations a roundabout way to process every two weeks but it would be really nice to front end a… more»

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We did not use another RPA system prior to this one. When I first started at the company as an intern for my department, it was only myself and my boss, who's now our COE manager. The very first thing… more»

What other advice do I have?

When I was in business school, they taught us that the things that users like the most are the things they didn't know they needed. I think UiPath does a great job of anticipating the users' needs… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We evaluated both Automation Anywhere and Blue Prism in addition to this solution. We ruled out Blue Prism pretty quickly. Our sister company uses Automation Anywhere, but we liked UiPath, primarily… 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.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I 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»

Which solution did I use previously and why did I 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»
Real User
Co-Founder & VP at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Jan 28 2020

What is most valuable?

I haven't been exposed to the solution on a micro-level. Our senior technicians would be able to better answer the question about valuable features. The pricing is quite good. Kofax has already had the capabilities in terms of the OCR… more»

What needs improvement?

I've noticed that no solution, including this one, is trying to automate very simple processes. There are always exceptions and special cases involved in regards to how you can handle these instances. It requires a kind of deep… more»

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

There aren't any costs over and above the standard fee. Generally, we do our licensing from India due to cost constraints.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

Before using Kofax, we used a solution called Topline.

What other advice do I have?

I am a co-founder of a tech company. We are into robotics process automation, as well as artificial intelligence, machine learning, and data science. So we've been working on across multiple tools available in the market, be it the top… more»
Real User
Executive Director at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jan 28 2020

What is most valuable?

The automation of the processes are very good. It's the most valuable feature of the solution. The product itself is quite mature.

What needs improvement?

At this point in time, we're very satisfied with the solution. I'm not seeing any features that are missing on it. I handle the business development side and I'm not really using the solution on a… more»

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

Although I don't know the exact costs, my understanding is that there are different definitions of licenses.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We do tend to use different solutions. We don't use the same solution for every client or even the same kind of implementation.

What other advice do I have?

I'm quite sure that we are using the latest version of the solution. We're a software company, so we develop applications and solutions for other companies. If the client looks at Blue Prism and wants… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We evaluate many options when seeking out what will work best for our clients and their projects. We often look at, for example, UiPath and Automation Anywhere. Ultimately, the client will decide on… more»
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