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Prateek Kapoor
Real User
Global Intelligent Automation & Transformation Leader at a tech company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Featured Review

What is most valuable?

MetaBot is the most valuable feature. Other products have robotic functionality but MetaBot is a kind of functionality by which code is created… more»

How has it helped my organization?

With the above bot in place, the cash-collection process will actually improve. One of our other use cases is that in our general ledger process… more»

What needs improvement?

There is room for improvement when this application is used in a Citrix-based environment. Another thing I have noticed is that the previous… more»

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

They're very flexible around pricing and licensing.

What other advice do I have?

Go slow. Don't rush into things. Try to adopt this implementation around the business strategy your organization has. Don't follow other… more»
William "Sonny" Kocak
Real User
Sr. RPA Developer at a financial services firm with 5,001-10,000 employees
Jan 01 2019

What is most valuable?

Its integration with source control is very refreshing. There could be a little bit more maturity around how to do some of… more»

How has it helped my organization?

There was a large number of individuals who were doing the data collection and artifacts collection, and they were… more»

What needs improvement?

Regarding the integration with source control, when there's a large number of operations the bulk operations need a little… more»

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

Automation Anywhere's pricing is competitive. That's obviously something that attracted our company to it. They're very… more»

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

Our company didn't have any RPA enterprise-capable tools. I don't know what motivated them to learn about it. It may have… more»

What other advice do I have?

Do your homework, talk with the team, get your questions, read through the documentation, and then decide on your… more»
Anonymous User
Real User
Automation Manager - Nordic at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jan 21 2019

What is most valuable?

One of the features that we have used the most is an action in the Workbench called Object Cloning. We find that very reliable and very useful for… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Through the software, we have been able to reduce the time that we spend on manual, repetitive tasks, so that we can focus on activities that add… more»

What needs improvement?

The main things I've found that could be better are small things that can be annoying when you're using them a lot. I would recommend they add a… more»

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

We just did a round of price comparison on a global scale and found it's so hard to compare the license prices. But, Automation Anywhere, in… more»

What other advice do I have?

My advice is to get started and get help. It's very useful to have consultants come in to help you get started. That will kick-start your… more»
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Sharad Soni
Real User
Director Of Innovation at Quantum AI
Feb 03 2019

What is most valuable?

What I like about Automation Anywhere is the object cloning and the way you can move the mouse and either go to a particular point or go to an… more»

How has it helped my organization?

A lot of clients I work with have legacy systems and a lot of API access is not available. Some of the systems might be running off a server… more»

What needs improvement?

Automation Anywhere is troublesome for some people because of the way it is organized. It's organized as an encrypted script, which gets run via a… more»

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

If you look at the capital expenditure, Automation Anywhere is number two to UiPath. But if you take a long-term view, on a scalable model of a… more»

What other advice do I have?

It's a very dynamic market and everyday new tricks are being discovered. My advice would be: Look at your process. If your process is screen-based… more»
Rajeev Mall
Real User
Finance Head of BSO Senior Group Division at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
Feb 14 2019

What is most valuable?

The customer engagement is really deep, and they work with the “gemba”. They work with operations very closely. I also believe they have a good… more»

How has it helped my organization?

It provides, not only hard benefits, but also soft benefits. This means to leave the human capital (which they are required to do); leave the human… more»

What needs improvement?

I’ve already mentioned the future of our human mind and thinking are limited. We only think in arithmetical progression, not GP. So, I have no… more»

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

There were five big criteria: * Cost. * Features and functions. * Global and local support. * Customer service. * Technical support. In our office… more»

What other advice do I have?

For my company and me, we come from a good technology company. Every company is a technology company. Without technology, you cannot live. When you… more»
Pratyush Kumar
Real User
Delivery Manager, Robotics Process Automation at a retailer with 10,001+ employees
Jan 17 2019

What is most valuable?

Object cloning is the primary way of capturing inputs from screen scraping or mimicking the user flow, and it is 70… more»

How has it helped my organization?

We have automated our critical functions, like supply chain management and purchase orders. Overall, there's been a direct… more»

What needs improvement?

We have a few issues which have persisted. These end up restarting the machine. We are hoping in version 11.3 of… more»

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

They give us a good deal on the licensing because we bundle and customize things. If you ask to get a bulk business deal… more»

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

We were not using a solution before Automation Anywhere.

What other advice do I have?

It is a good with a good support app, but I would like it to work 100 percent of the time. We are looking to increase our… more»
Ronaldo Firmo
Real User
Automation COE Manager at a mining and metals company with 10,001+ employees
Jan 02 2019

What is most valuable?

* The user friendly interface enables a quick learning process by any developer, and the ability to interact with… more»

How has it helped my organization?

AA has allowed the generation of gains in productivity by automating certain processes, moving the hours from FTEs to a… more»

What needs improvement?

* Object cloning - This component seems to be unstable in version 10.7. We have run tests in version 11.2 and they seem to… more»

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

Automation Anywhere is costlier than the general competition. I believe that it is consistent with their market share and… more»

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

We previously used the product AutoMate. That product had issues working with Java forms, which were extensively used by… more»

What other advice do I have?

Automation Anywhere is a great platform. It is the tool that allowed us to bring back to life former plans to create our… more»
Anonymous User
Real User
Program Manager at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
Oct 29 2018

What is most valuable?

It automates the simple, mundane tasks that people hate to do. This is pretty much the same with other RPA software. One differentiation point that we assumed against other… more»

How has it helped my organization?

We are in the journey of fully embracing digital transformation, but still far from goal. Even though we are saving some work hours, we face a new problem that is sort of a backwards… more»

What needs improvement?

In terms of features to add, they seem to have good grip on the future to come, for example, they already have incorporated cognitive technology called IQ Bot which translates… more»

What other advice do I have?

It is not so much about the tool. It’s probably not even about the company, Automation Anywhere. It’s more of the internal issues that a colleague would encounter. There is only so… more»
Masaru Ogawa
Real User
Assistant to GM, IT & Business Transformation Division at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
Oct 25 2018

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is the ability to define the RPA tasks automatically. There is a major benefit in the fact that it can be done without human effort. As long as the… more»

How has it helped my organization?

In our efforts to efficiently manage the master data at our factories, the biggest benefit is the fact that we have been able to rein in what was an increasing number of engineers who… more»

What needs improvement?

I have submitted requests to Automation Anywhere regarding feature expansion. There are two major issues. The first is that I would like to see functionality that will improve… more»

What other advice do I have?

In our line of work, we don't have that many simple administrative processes. I’m sure companies like banks have enormous numbers of such processes, but in our company, our staff… more»
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What is Automation Anywhere (AA)?

Automates webmasters tasks like website maintenance, website testing, data extraction & transfer, website promotions & communications.
Also known as
Automation Anywhere, Testing Anywhere, Automation Anywhere Enterprise
Automation Anywhere (AA) customers
East Coast Hedge Fund Company, Kalmar RT Center LLC, TravelPro, The Street, San Diego County, Satellite Information Services, Winter Group Inc., MedAmerica, Rogers Communications, Siemens Healthcare
Highlights
The solution is easy to learn and with it, it's easy to replicate knowledge.
Metabots are useful when connecting to websites or to forms with objects that need to be captured.
Its integration with source control is very refreshing. There could be a little bit more maturity around how to do some of the features, but not having to go outside the app, not having a separate set of procedures, allows you to check in and check out right from within the app. You can make edits and uploads and undo your checkouts.
It really does have a great dashboard. It has Bot Insight, it has meta bots, and IQ Bots. It has so many features where it can read a file and loop.
MetaBot is the most valuable feature. Other products have robotic functionality but MetaBot is a kind of functionality by which code is created... so business users who do not have coding knowledge can drag and drop.
We have seen more efficient processing and less number of errors due to quality control.
We have staff who have been moved out of the mundane tasks and are now doing value-added activities.
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