Automation Anywhere (AA) Valuable Features

Logeshbabu Jothy
Head Transformer at FLSmidth
I would say the entire Automation Anywhere RPA functionality is the most valuable part of the product because it helps me to automate the mundane interpretative task. That is where most of my team members, who are part of the support team for product function, spend a lot of their time. The IQ Bot is good. The pilot that we have done with one of our U.S. entities went well. Our accuracy has increased tremendously over the last two to three months. We have increased FTE efficiency. It's definitely a success for us. You spend some time trying to automate using RPA and then once a solution is created, they will gain back the time that they spent in development and then have more time to think about how they can further improvise and improve the process. That is all possible with the RPA. That is what we have been doing successfully in the last two years. The opportunity to customize and build out the platform makes it more useful and valuable. We found it very comfortable because we are all functional experts. Nobody had any programming experience earlier. We all were able to learn Automation Anywhere in a four day classroom session that we had with one of the trainers from Automation Anywhere. With that, we started our own development. View full review »
Priya Batish
Business Advisory Manager (AVP) at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
#1.You don't have to really code anything, as it gives you a good interface (UI), because the components are already preconfigured, you have to just a drag and drop sequence in terms of how you want to execute the steps. #2. There are preconfigured APIs that can be used. E.g., if you want to interact with the mailbox solution, you can have the RPA fetch attachments or email body from the mail solution. You can process attachments via test file or PDF. You can even make Automation Anywhere work around PDF, which is typically not that easy to work with in terms of extracting information. #3. Metabots/ IQ Bots: One of the features, which we have not used too much, but available, is the MetaBot feature. These preconfigured solutions are easily downloadable, and you can just plug-and-play with a bit of customization, which also means you do not have to keep recreating and can reuse existing functionality. Some of the typical uses are that you could be regularly logging into a website. You can just download a MetaBot, as a useful webpage interface and just run it. All you have to do is maybe replace the name of the website, and in case there is a certain authentication mechanism that is being used, then provide that information. # 4.There are multiple levels of cloning. In case screen cloning doesn't work, you can do object-based cloning or keystroke-level cloning, depending upon what parameters are available to you and what is the level of information that you capture. You can traverse between object cloning, which is the lowest, most basic form of cloning to a stroke-based cloning, which is like taking care of each keystroke-level which is made by the agent. View full review »
Sharad Soni
Director Of Innovation at Quantum AI
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 element. That's very easy and intuitive in Automation Anywhere. It gets the job done in terms of getting the data out of the pages. Although I have other tools, I still have this habit of going through the clicks. If you're going through the clicks, Automation Anywhere is the best. Let's say you are on a website. You move the mouse around. You click on certain places. Automation Anywhere is better at that because you can adjust the screen directly or you can adjust the element. Whereas in, let's say, UiPath, it's a little bit complicated on the inside because there isn't a direct command for that. I have to go to a web scraper. In Automation Anywhere, I have the direct command to move my mouse. If I need to mimic a human behavior, I will use Automation Anywhere. View full review »
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Director of Operations at XLNC Technologies
Automation Anywhere has multiple features in it. If you could look at the agnostic tools that are available on the market, almost everybody has a similar features, but Automation Anywhere has quite a secure platform. It is highly encrypted. It is highly scalable on cloud and virtual machines. View full review »
Guruprasad Belle
AVP at a computer software company with 10,001+ employees
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 that work is very valuable. It can do whatever humans can do and still provide a level of security. That model is a good one. Developers don't have any challenges using it. We are still in the early stages of use, but it is working well. It is very easy to use for our developers. View full review »
Technical Lead - Robotics at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
The whole package that Automation Anywhere offers is really good. The variety of commands that it offers made to play well with other integrations. It could be using a C# module, code on JSM, the APIs — I want to use database XM. Ultimately, I want to use anything that makes it friendly for me to accomplish what I need to. That is a help because it often will be something I have already learned, it will be easy to access, easy to build, easy to sustain — as long as the commands work as expected. Unattended Automation is the best feature for me. Because I use it extensively, it is also one feature I am very familiar with and so it is also one of the areas that I would like to see more improvements on. Any time I speak with people who promote automation and say that it is unattended, they may have a machine perform an operation. Very few understand that each unattended operation packet is unattended at all times. No matter what time of the day, if you just click Run once and it operates to get something done. You don't continuously relaunch it. View full review »
Kalyan Bitra
CTO at Sage IT
The ease of visibility in the processes which are working is its most valuable feature. Take, for example, Control Room. This is one of the unique features of it, because at the end of the day, the business does not need to know whether it is a MetaBot, IQ Bot, or anything like that. How do you give the terms of business visually? Control Room is another big aspect of it, from the business point. From the technology point of view, it's supposed to do activities that you do in your day-to-day life. It is also extendable. Of course, we cannot solve the whole world's problems, but we can extend it with additional coding, and things like that. There are two things that it can provide you. * Quicker in automating the task that you already have. Sometimes, the process is chaotic, but the business needs that way to perform some tasks. With automation, what we can do is accelerate the automation, then look into the process optimization that we engineer. That's where we help. Automation Anywhere helps us to accelerate the adoption of automation faster so the customer can realize the benefits. * It allows us to look into processes for what can be optimized. That is where it helps. Last month, Automation Anywhere launched communications, which is a very good thing, because now you can actually get two things when you use it. * Developer experience: The developer experience is essential for the product to go into the market very well. So, that helps it. * You want to get back what is working and not working, what the developers wanted, etc. What Automation Anywhere brings to the table is how do you actually connect these things together? The purpose of automation is automating the task that everybody is doing in their day-to-day lives or some of the cognitive side of it. The availability of Automation Anywhere to integrate with various applications. whether it is SAP, web forms, Excel, or PDF, exposed quite a bit of integration opportunities within the organization. Definitely, this is one of the key assets, as well, for us to work better with the customers. One of the biggest challenge that everyone is facing is in the format of the document. The document management processes that IQ Bot gives has very good functionality of how you can actually take unstructured data and make sense out of it, connecting inferences, then making the data available to the user. So, IQ Bot is one of the best tools that I can think of in that aspect. This solves the problem of various document structures, document formats, etc. The Bot Insights is one of its big assets, because that's what they have given you the visibility. View full review »
BPM Analyst at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
It integrates with different types of applications, so we can automate our business partners' redundant, repetitive tasks. It is very simple to use. We have people that we trained who had absolutely no development background at all and are now using RPA. They are using it and developing their own solutions. We've had people who already had a development background. They self-trained and got certified in about three days, so it's pretty easy to use. View full review »
Venkata Sreedhar Nalam
Technical Architect at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
The most valuable feature for me in the current tool is the ability to develop the code quickly. This is a feature which is out-of-the-box. It has about 90% of the things that we want, just included — a plug-and-play kind of solution. That helps us in quickly developing bots. It's robustness to access Excel documents is a useful feature because we use Excel a lot. So that kind of gels pretty well with what we need from the tool. So these two features are something which I can consider most valuable. It is easy to use. You can get up and running using the training. It's pretty easy to get started with the tool. Only our technical team is involved in the development Automation Anywhere and bots, which is the direction our organization has chosen. We don't encourage non-technical team people to deal with it. That's our strategy. We just did the PoC for IQ Bot, and it went fine. We have quite enough workload to be productive for this quarter, so probably early next year is when we are planning to start using IQ Bot. View full review »
Abdul Subhan
Senior Automation Engineer at Ryan india
I have not worked with all of the commands offered in this solution, but some of the helpful features are OCR and web scraping. The OCR application is excellent and has helped resolve many issues that I had been facing. Also, to some extent, the web scraping is more effective, and the delays are really good. I am also a programmer with VBA, but I found that I am more comfortable with Automation Anywhere, because it is faster and you get more results within a short period of time. we use the Excel VBA. Most of the times you find the solution that you are looking for in the Bot Store. You might have to customize here and there. It is a good place to get into because somebody might have the same type of scenario. However, I have not used it extensively. View full review »
Process Architect at a media company with 5,001-10,000 employees
* From a developer perspective, the user interface is user-friendly and easy to use. * From the admin side, the Control Room is simple to use. There is a lot of functionality with a lot of analytics and oversight that you can draw from just simple web pages. It is definitely the most useful. View full review »
Principal Analyst at a consumer goods company with 10,001+ employees
The basic Taskbot itself is the most valuable part of the product for what I do. The use of IQ Bot is still in a development stage. We are looking forward to August 2019 when we should be migrating to a newer version. That seems very promising. For now, we use Taskbot and Metabot with a variety of applications. The ease of use is good. We had someone join the company who had no understanding of RPA. He was trained on it, getting his hands dirty, then he was able to develop and start automating processes quickly within a month. Resources are available online. A person can get certified and start automating right away. The Bot Store is good. Although, we have not used the Bot Store much, there are some useful bots already built in it. We can just use them in our processes if feasible. View full review »
BPM Analyst at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Probably ease of use has been its most valuable feature. It's been very easy for us to use. We like to operate in a sort of a federated model. So, when we originally started, it was just our vendor partners who were doing the development. Now, we have our own set of core developers at my company. Since 2017, we now have about 23 different people, most of whom are certified developers, a lot of them didn't have a developer background when we started. View full review »
Shashi Pagadala
Manager of RPA Development at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
It is easy to use and developer-friendly. The development time is very short. If any system needs to be changed or any functionality needs to be incorporated to any of the technology, it usually will be a long process, like months. With this innovative tool's automation, it is very dynamic, easy to develop, and deliver results quickly. With some of our use cases, we were able to deliver within the time frame of two to three weeks, which is the biggest plus with this tool. There are good MetaBots available in the Bot Store. We were able to leverage them, as well as established our own reusable components. Considering that, it is easy to add on any software or applications that sits in the system. View full review »
CEO at Nine A Business Connect
So far, we have seen that a valuable feature of Automation Anywhere is the ease of integrating it with multiple systems. It can very easily integrate with an environment of an organization. It helps in a quick go to access and implementation. You don't have to spend days implementing Automation Anywhere software. You can quickly go drag and drop and do an ease of configuration. You can actually get your bot up and running very fast, which is one important advantage. For a business user, it is not very technical or complex software. Before this, they need to have a lot of training. So, that is the ease and simplicity with which Automation Anywhere can be deployed, not only by a technical team, but also by the business owners. I found this to be a very unique, competitive advantage. View full review »
Business Transformation Manager at a maritime company with 10,001+ employees
The core functionality, the ability to automate these tasks and to interact, both with our own in-house software solutions as well as with our customers' and vendors' solutions and portals, has been incredibly valuable for us. We're also beginning to dip our toes in the water with the IQ Bots, to do some OCR and some machine-learning. So far that is looking like it will be very valuable to us as well. View full review »
Technical Lead at Verizon Communications
The most valuable thing about using this product is that we are able to use the time that we spent doing manual processing for other progressive purposes. The bots we implement free up our time. The second best part is that we don't need to see the automated processes happening. We have business user utilizing the bots who don't have any technical expertise. We trained them, and they're able to do a couple of minimal bots which are required for them. View full review »
Gurvinder Singh Dhaliwal
Director at Goldensource
Speed is the most valuable feature. E.g., for a human, it could take around 60 minutes to create a report with a few errors. Occasionally, a person will miss something. With this bot, we can get the work done in around five minutes with no misses. So, it takes only five minutes for a report to scan and be created with fewer errors. As a developer, the scripting language is easy and powerful to use along with integrating all the tasks. View full review »
Vice President & Head of HR - L&T Defence at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
I like the way it works with structured data in the back office and the way it does repetitive work. In terms of ease of use for developers, we're able to create reusable components. We don't want people to have to rebuild things from scratch. In this way, developers can take the reusable components and complete their development processes more quickly. The bot creation process is pretty straightforward. Anyone can go in and learn it easily, and then they can build a bot. I like it. View full review »
Technical Analyst at Tesco India
The API feature is the most valuable feature for some process, especially for the Clubcard. It helps us with validation of databases. We are able to do a lot of things with MetaBots. The management works well. One of the great things about Automation Anywhere is that it is a developer friendly. If someone doesn't know the technology, but is logically strong, they can easily learn the tool. This is very good for us. We can train anyone in a short amount of time. If someone is not technical, they can also easily learn the tool. You do not have to write in syntax. View full review »
Mahaan Pai
IT Analyst at a computer software company with 10,001+ employees
The most valuable features I see right now pertain to dealing with the servers. That has become a distant concern. Because data is already on the cloud, I can use a controller and my client as one unit. That is the best thing. I can use Automation Anywhere in my mobile, I can run my Bot through an Android app. This flexibility and centralization without worrying about availability is a good thing. View full review »
Country Head and Controller at Evalueserve
The most valuable part is that it have the integrated OCR solution within it. All the other solutions do not have the right integration of the OCR solutions. You need to go to two different places to get one solution. Whereas, in IQ Bot, there is one area where you get all these solutions together in one area. That is the most important and beautiful point that I like about IQ Bot. View full review »
Senior Director, Digital Transformation at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
The general features, that we can automate a task that takes hours into minutes, are valuable. But as far as an individual product feature goes, there isn't anything more specific. View full review »
Abhineet Sood
Consultant at Zs
Automation Anywhere has a very rich and easy to use interface. This makes it very intuitive. As an organization, we give training to business users to help them automate themselves. It is an easy to go, create your own scripts, and logic. The typical commands which they have in the workbench are very helpful for us. View full review »
Brian Walling
Global IT Director at a logistics company with 501-1,000 employees
In Automation Anywhere we liked * the drag-and-drop * easily stitching the recording of mouse control and keyboard controls. They were not unique but they were user-friendly. For developers to pick up a new tool, you need something user-friendly where it's easy to create reusable snippets of code and use them in another process down the road. I would rate the ease of use at eight out of ten. View full review »
Matthew Wilde
Director of Shared Services at iHeartMedia
One of the most valuable features is object cloning, the ability to get into websites and do things faster. I also like its usability. It's pretty easy to learn, pretty quick to get things taken care of with it. Our average developer is up within 30 days. We have our own training program. We don't use anything from AA for training. We've been doing it long enough that we created our own. In addition, the user interface is easy to use. It's fairly user-friendly when you don't know anything about it and open it up for the first time. View full review »
Kyoichi Haida
GM Business Process Planning Dept at a insurance company with 10,001+ employees
This solution is valuable because it can automate tasks which would otherwise be left for us to process manually without us incurring an enormous investment for the cost of the system. Since we are a life insurance company, our contract terms are very long. They could last for 50 years, or even a lifetime, which means we have many old contracts. If we make an investment into a system, this is an enormous cost for us. If we automate with a system, there would be a wasted cost. So, we had almost given up on automation, thinking the future of our company would have to rely on manual processes. That is when we found out about this solution. By implementing it, we were able to solve the issue of automation, which we had almost gave up on. The fact that its robots can touch on various systems, like humans, this is what is ground- breaking. It means it can handle various systems. View full review »
IT Analyst at a manufacturing company with 501-1,000 employees
The object looping functions are definitely very useful, especially when there are repetitive processes. We can design one path and have it do it multiple times until all the data's completed. View full review »
Radhaprem Ramaraj
Group Head IT at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The ease of use for the end user and the very low complexity in trying to build a bot are the big factors for us. We are able to work on a project, identify a use case, come up with a design spec, and execute and build a bot within a span of six to eight weeks. In nine to ten weeks, we are able to go live, which reduced complexity. Once we go live, the user interface and the user experience are extremely good. View full review »
Head of Applications at Hays
The ability for it to be able to be scaled rapidly. For us, it has certainly provided a range of flexibility that we hadn't appreciated before we started. This means that in times of high demand for processes to be completed, we're able to quickly scale up on demand. That gives us that additional flexibility without the need to potentially consider contingent labor increases. So, it's sort of a head count avoidance increase. So, that's proved very useful for us. View full review »
Nachiketh Ramesh
Associate Consultant at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
One of the strongest aspects of Automation Anywhere is the ability to have custom MetaBots through images, or through the use of DLLs or APIs. This functionality was introduced in version ten. This solution is easy to use and easy to learn compared to Blue Prism, UiPath, and others. You don't need to know C# or any other programming language. It is helpful because you can build DLLs, but if you don't then you can still manage. You can use Automation Anywhere from a non-coding background. If somebody is not familiar with RPA then they can still swoop in and get experience by doing automation projects. They have a good community online with a lot of documentation and videos available. View full review »
Senior Consultant at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
There are many valuable features of Automation Anywhere. It is very easy to work on this automation tool on a day-to-day basis. I've seen that people, even from a non-technical background, can code it swiftly and at ease. We have IQ Bot which is very interesting and unique. I really like IQ Bot and the concept of A2019 that we have just seen. I really hope to get to work on that. A2019 seems to be very interesting and easier than what we are doing here now. It is a service available on the cloud, which is even better. View full review »
Automation Lead at University of Melbourne
In my case in particular, I come from a business background, not an IT background. So, it sort of speaks for itself that I was able to pickup its functionality and how it works. In the space of two years time, I've gone from a junior developer to a senior specialist. So, it really speaks for itself in terms of being user-friendly. View full review »
Director of Business Process Improvement at a pharma/biotech company with 10,001+ employees
There aren't any features that are specifically valuable. We are not using IQ Bots. View full review »
Chinmay Dhabal
Application Developer Analyst at a tech services company with 5,001-10,000 employees
The most valuable feature is the object cloning. If you compare it to the other RPA tools, object cloning in Automation Anywhere is the most valuable. Mainly for web application, object cloning comes in very handy. Most processes are built as either a website or as a desktop application. Out of 800 commands, around 150 to 200 will be cloned through object cloning. In Automation Anywhere object cloning, there is a special feature called DOMXPATH, where we can customize it to any level. If IDs getting changed, which happens in some cases, then we find out the pattern. Based on the pattern, we come to the particular text box and button. Then, we can use bots along with parent-sibling relationships to get things done. I like that it has PGP Command and it is able to connect to a Citrix environment. We have the MetaBot feature, which is valuable because we can read reusable components in the MetaBot, then use them as a framework. The training and resources for this tool are very good. They are so simple that anyone can easily learn it. One of the tool values is its ease of use. View full review »
Scott Francis
CEO at BP3
When I think about Automation Anywhere, it's not a specific feature that really defines it. It is how the whole package works together and a type of holistic view of how you attack automation problems, particularly with RPA and IQ Bots. So, there is a real sense of the whole picture, not just one feature or specific thing that jumps out for me. View full review »
RPA Developer and BA at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
The most valuable feature is the IQ Bot's ability to extract information accurately. It can do things like process table-level information, line-item level information, etcetera, and the accuracy is really very high. All of our users are accountants rather than programmers or anybody with an IT background. The accounting people can easily learn Automation Anywhere. We tried a few other tools but our folks were more comfortable using Automation Anywhere. They felt that it is easy to learn, and it was easy to train them as to how to use it. View full review »
Bill Weathersby
Board member at Transform AI
The most valuable feature of our solution is the cognitive computing because that is coming onto stream a lot faster than you would think. What used to be in the middle of, "Can this be done or not?", is becoming, "It can be done." We are getting some incredible straight through processing rates with AR around healthcare and financial services. Integrating RPA and cognitive with other solutions is relatively straightforward. Originally, it came out that Automation Anywhere did screen scraping, but the technology is way beyond that now, where you can do object cloning, even moving into API. We have even coded a couple of APIs into the applications that most people will use. We actually do that now instead of going through a screen. Our impressions of IQ Bot are that it goes relatively fast at the pace that it is being advanced every six months, which is good. I believe that we have a couple of the largest installations of it in the U.S. right now. So, we are processing somewhere in the neighborhood of tens of thousands of AP and AR invoices. We actually have robotic operation centers on the West Coast and the East Coast. View full review »
Prakasha S
Solution Architect at Accenture
* The OCR integration came a long way. They have intelligence inbuilt into it. * Ease of deploying and the KB article really help people to just read and deploy different 3rd part components as well(svn, DB, LB, etc) . * Nowadays, the screen scraping techniques evolved in RPA and it is good to see they are in play which was not the case couple of years ago. * HBC is most suitable for COVID times. * The RPaas offering will help customer to use it for less number of bots. * AD security group integration is a good feature * AI sense is good too. View full review »
Engineer at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
Ease of use is one thing that definitely first comes to mind when I think of Automation Anywhere. The tools are built in a fairly straightforward way. The documentation is really good and a Knowledge Base is available on every topic. The bot creation process is very straightforward compared to other tools I have used. ServiceNow has a workflow which is a drag-and-drop activity itself, and then you configure it. Here they are going in that direction too: flow, design. It's really good. The number of activities available to automate is amazing. There are 500-plus so there are a lot of possibilities with that. I can automate a lot of processes. View full review »
Senior Consultant at Capgemini
Live executions on the prod machine with the player options is good. I have been using tools like Automic and UiPath that has either an engine to run for Automic and Orchestrator for UiPath. The versioning concept is pretty nice and increases the security and tracking mechanism. Instead of packages like other RPA tools, I think the repo check-in and check-out feature enables the same in AA. Although it does the same, the ease of usage is fantastic in AA from my experience. The line compare feature is another feature that I personally like the most but there is an anomaly as well. View full review »
Dhiraj Dedhia
Sr. RPA Consultant at Thirdware Solution Ltd.
* Bank-grade security provided by AA with Credential Vault and Lockers. With the level of security provided by AA, it is a global leader and it becomes easy to convince prospects and turn them into customers. * Bot Insights provide visibility. Simply tagging variables used in the bot, can provide automated real-time dashboards that are presentable to management showing them a complete view of how the bots are performing. * Platform support is very good. AA supports on-premise and all major Cloud providers for the installation of the software. * The solution is very scalable. * After learning other RPA tools, I can say that AA provides one of the best user experiences with the user-friendliness of the UI. * The role-based access controls (RBAC) provided by AA are simple to define and provide clear distinction and segregation of duties and roles, and they help to maintain security. * The A2019 bot agent and development on browser means that there is no need to install a thin client like v11 or other RPA tools. The automation development of bots can be performed right from the browser itself. * The Flow view and List view for development mean that development becomes much easier, even for newbie users. The flow view and the drag and drop command flexibility is very helpful. The list view is generally preferred by the developers. * Workload management and Queues are valuable components. With the WLM module, multiple bot runners can be utilized to perform a single task more quickly and thus help achieve SLAs. Multiple bot runners can be used optimally to divide and perform tasks simultaneously on different machines. * Inline Python scripting support with A2019 is possible, which reduces a lot of lines of code for programmers. View full review »
Software Engineer at The Travelers Companies, Inc.
I really like the way the bots are built, being able to take some old, clumsy screen that someone built and put your keystrokes and your information onto it. It's fairly simple as well. I would describe bot creation with the word "exciting." We've had a couple of team members who have been working on projects who say, "Let me do it!" They're familiar with the product and they're very comfortable with the building process. I also very much like the integration of this solution with other applications. We have some old web applications that we've been using, and we've been writing some of our own DLLs to integrate with it. It has worked really well. We're able to have the bots take over what would have been a lot of training and a lot of meticulous work. I love the XML feature behind the scenes. View full review »
Senior Consultant at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
Our development time has been reduced because the solution is very user-friendly. You don't have to know a lot of things. It has an IDE with drag and drops, in addition to workflow development. This gives developers an edge to write code quickly. I am a developer with nine years of experience in full-stack development. I have found this tool strikingly different, compared to the other tools, in terms of ease to use. Anybody can be taught it, and it has a very small learning curve. View full review »
Product Owner of RPA at a mining and metals company with 10,001+ employees
The turnaround time of building bots is quick. We are deploying around four bots per month. The turnaround time to get a design, build, and deploy is very fast. This is very good for us. It has helped us out when scaling up in a better manner. View full review »
Deepinka Singh
Developer at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
The best feature of AA is the scheduling and the triggering part of it. Whenever an email comes in we can just use Automation Anywhere. We don't have to sit there. The unattended bots of Automation Anywhere are something which we find very useful. It does not require much onboarding skills. It's easy to train anyone. We just ask them to apply logic. View full review »
Sagakumar Gangipelly
Sr. Software Engineer at Ryan India Tax
The Automation Anywhere tool is very handy to use since I have some programming background, like I previously worked on Java. It's very easy to use Automation Anywhere because there is not much of coding involved. We just need to drag and drop the commands, then we can do the job. Automation Anywhere is good for integrating other programming languages and other tools. The ease of use is very good, as we can directly code other programming languages, like Java or JavaScript, into our application and get output. I have done work using a VPN, connecting via a remote desktop. The good thing about Automation Anywhere is if a client works without Internet, e.g., if we deploy on a client mission and the network is off, then a bot will still run offline. If we want to read a scanned PDF, we use IQ Bot. Using the cognitive detail of IQ Bot and some machine learning abilities, we can train the IQ Bot to process all scanned PDF documents and give the results in an Excel file. This is a very good feature introduced by Automation Anywhere. IQ Bot is doing well. The Bot Store is like a marketplace for bot developers. We already have some utility bots that are simple bots from there. We can download the bots from the Bot Store and use them in our current process. That's very helpful for the bot developers, especially for beginners who have just started with Automation Anywhere developing bots. There are a lot of bots deployed in the Bot Store. If you find any interesting bots, we can also upload bots to the Bot Store, making them available for everyone to download and use. View full review »
Tax Technology Partner at Ernst & Young
I can tell you what our clients are always looking for. The big challenge with our clients is that while ERPs are only handling 20 to 25 percent of the requirements. There is a lot of unstructured and semi-structured data that exists in the ecosystem which they can't leverage. That's really what they want the bots to do. How can they complement the current IT infrastructure in a good way to be able to get that outcome? IQ Bots are extremely powerful. We are using them increasingly more where we're about to look through a lot unstructured sources, like PDF documents, scanned images, contracts, etc. We are able to take the data out, then use that toward processing structured data and creating insights for our clients. View full review »
Reginald Christian
Head IT Operations and Infrastructure at a consultancy with 10,001+ employees
It extracts what the IQ Bot does, converting it and ensuring the entire process right from the input to the output and is fully automated. It is digitizing a particular process, which is really great. View full review »
Manager, Robotic Process Automation at Celerity
Both v11 and A2019 have their strengths but the cloud-based forms with Excel, Microsoft applications, scripts integration, and functionality of A2019 have really stood out above the way v11 can do those things. It takes far less code to work with A2019 than v11 for the tasks we have in place. In v11, the Metabot features have proven a tremendous help to work with smaller tasks such as file and folder operations, datetime operations, as well as credential management operations. I'd say the most impactful and heavily or commonly used ability of v11 and A2019 has been the ability to integrate other code types and operations within the process. For example, if someone needed a heavy data comparison process to take place, utilizing AA could work but often takes a good bit of time to work through a large Excel or CSV file. Instead, activating a pre-developed or partner-developed Python script would be my choice because of the speed and efficiency of that language. I currently use this method and it's a major time saver. View full review »
Rajeev Mall
Finance Head of BSO Senior Group Division at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
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 product roadmap. View full review »
Dimitris Papageorgiou
Partner at Ernst & Young
The value of RPA in general is the ability to actually emulate human behavior and transactions. The value of Automation Anywhere, specifically, lies in the ease of use that it has as a platform and the ability of individuals to learn relatively fast. There is a very accelerated learning curve on the platform. View full review »
Business Operations Associate Consultant at ZS Associates
The best part about A2019 is its ease of use. You don't need to be a coding champ or an expert to use and implement A2019 in automating tasks. It's very easy to learn, tweak, and implement in your day-to-day tasks, especially features like capture/record is completely marvelous. Apart from these, the Excel basic and Excel advanced features are really handy and easy to use. I personally have used them frequently in all my bots as most of my work is related to excel and stuff. Last, but not least, using A2019 for automating the tasks even on the virtual machines, which is one of my favorites. View full review »
Henry Parrot
Automation Consultant at Neuralify
Automation Anywhere is not necessarily a new technology, but what it does is it enables people who have a non-technical background to take advantage of the value of automated tools. When you look at businesses in the past, you had to have a really high level of programming skills to be able to even think about automating things. But with Automation Anywhere, you can actually teach somebody how to automate a business case in one day. So, to see people with no interest in coding get excited about automating things, that's huge. For a tool that can be fun to use and make people's job better on day one, that is the most valuable feature. My impression of the Bot Store is good. It is a really smart offering. A lot of the time customers need the same things, and there's not necessarily a lot of logic in reinventing the wheel. When you take the Bot Store, you allow people to share knowledge, you allow best practices to be immediately adopted by users, and you can share good knowledge, saving a lot of time for customers. It's a really good thing. View full review »
RPA Developer at Silver Touch Technologies Ltd.
I am inclined towards features such as Automation Anywhere Bot Store, Automation Anywhere Enterprise Client, Recorders, and Scheduling with the Auto-Login Feature. Automation Anywhere Bot Store; The Bot Store is an online library where anybody can find different types of pre-developed, production-ready bots. Being production-ready and easily accessible saves development time. All bot submissions to the bot store pass through strict security checks, which makes them secure to download and deploy. Automation Anywhere Enterprise Client; The Automation Anywhere client has 500+ commands to perform various tasks. It has a user-friendly workbench and UI. The most important part is the scriptless development, where you just drag and drop the command and you are ready to run it. Recorders; Recorders make automating desktop applications, as well as web applications, very reliable and easy to implement. Think of creating a bot to extract data from a webpage in less than 30 mins and it can be run by pressing a button daily. It makes tasks easy to finish. Scheduling with Auto-Login Feature; Automation Anywhere has the most user-friendly way to schedule a bot. Scheduling is so accurate in Automation Anywhere that we don't need to worry if the task will be deployed at the specified time or not. I personally manage 30+ schedules and each runs at its set time. Scheduling comes with an awesome Auto-Login feature. This feature logs into locked Windows even when the system has a disclaimer message. It makes scheduling reliable and accurate. View full review »
Ayas Mohapatra
Automation Officer at a financial services firm with 51-200 employees
The most valuable feature is the recording feature. If you compare to a solution like Blue Prism, in that case, you need to build everything from scratch. Here, you record everything and then it is easy for you to build the automation. There is a skeleton in place, and you just have to build from there. The scheduler is a really helpful feature for us because there was a time when people used to do attended automation, and they needed to run the software. This lets us schedule it to run at any time. View full review »
Madhuvankumar V
Senior Software Engineer at EMC Corporation
The MetaBot is a very good feature that allows me to do things that were not available in earlier versions. I can now run multiple commands, instead of just one. It is easy to develop using this solution, and it doesn't take much technical skill. It is very easy to integrate any of the macros or DB scripts. It is easy to find people who can work with this solution, unlike Blue Prism, where it is hard to get candidates. View full review »
Brian Dsouza
Sr IS Manager at Amgen Inc.
The most valuable feature for Automation Anywhere is that it enables developers to build bots and feel like they can contribute. I love the Bot Store. I encourage a lot of my staff to use it, because it changes the game and the time that it takes to build automation. It has a lot of reusable things that you can use off the bat. My impressions of the front office attended automation are that it really changes the game from automation which doesn't have high value. It can actually help people organically build automation. It helps change the game for more wide spread use. View full review »
Finance Process Automation Lead at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
It is easy to code. While you have developers, somebody with a development or workflow mindset can logically build a bot in Automation Anywhere by understanding how to put a process in a workflow. If you have that, then you can logically build a bot in Automation Anywhere. Even a non-IT or business user can just look at the bot language and understand what the bot is doing, and that's the easy part. This is an interesting part of the product that we are trying to capitalize on. They consistently endeavor to improve the customer experience. Customer success is their motto. The organization clearly knows who they are and what they stand for. View full review »
Associate Director at Concentrix
RPA is something which was their best product. It was easy to config, easy to record, and deploy on the floor. With their IQ Bot, I am very much convinced that was the area where we started tapping unconventional use cases, like machine learning, artificial intelligence, and all those things bundled together. With this cognitive capability, we went from 30 to 40 percent use cases which we are able to address and have leaped over to a wider space of 50 to 60 percent with this cognitive bot. View full review »
Kumaran Dayalan
VP of Corporate Finance at Refinitiv
One of the best features of the product is that it eliminates a lot of unnecessary access to transactions. Secondly, it brings in a higher level of security. When the process is totally manual, there is more of a chance of inviting an element of human error. So using bots helps to eliminate these issues. View full review »
Dona Manuel
Technical Lead at Titan company
The best part of this solution is that this product has more capabilities than our previous solution with Excel. The error handling and sending mail — all those additional features — give us more control when using Automation Anywhere with less time and effort. View full review »
Mudhukrishna Lalapet
RPA Developer at InnoWise
The first and foremost feature is the availability of activities. These include activities for the keyboard, mouse, different types of loops, conditional, clipboard, and many more. The overall UI of the tool is so user-friendly that even a beginner can use it easily. The predefined recording facility is helpful and it mainly includes three types, being smart, screen, and web. Automation can be more complex when the use case is to scrape text from a non-digital image, although thanks to Automation Anywhere's image recognition and OCR facility, the job can be completed easily. View full review »
Assistant Manager at Deloitte
Automation Anywhere is fairly easy to use and understand. It requires no prior coding experience. Personally, I started my RPA journey with AA learning about RPA as a technology and AA tool from Automation university and found it quite useful. The bot store feature is quite useful since it provides pre-built bots for complex systems and it helps a lot when starting the RPA journey. The AA commands provide a drag and drop option which is quite easy to use. The Bot insight provides a lot of information ranging from bot deployment, success, and failures, and bot efficiency. This is quite informative and easy to understand which can be directly presented in front of business leaders too. IQ Bot provides AI and cognitive capabilities that prove extremely useful in extracting texts from scanned images and unstructured invoices and documents. View full review »
Gopalkrishna Baskarabhatla
Architect at Cisco
Anybody can develop a bot by themselves. It's not a technical language oriented program. Specific skill sets with language learning skills are not required. Any finance person can get in and develop a bot with a little training on Automation Anywhere. They can go in and develop themselves. View full review »
IT Consultant at ITC Infotech
The Control room is valuable, as we can schedule the bot at any time and give access to anyone from anywhere. The Recorder feature helps to automate without any effort and is very robust and precise. The automation is very fast and in no time, it executes the process and hence increases the SLA by a vast margin as compared to other RPA tools. IQ Bot is a very high niche tool and reads any kind of scanned copy and gives the output with more than 95% precision. It's very simple and supports Python and NLP for adding extra features. Metabot helps to make reusable components and can be used as a function wherever needed. It supports Dlls, VBScript, Python script, and macros. Bot Insight helps to get the analytics in a more enhanced and visually attractive way. The simplicity of the tool is a plus point, as it does not require one to be from coding background to work on it. View full review »
IT Project Lead at a financial services firm with 51-200 employees
The most valuable feature is that it is intuitive. It is designed so business users can use it with a drag and drop functionality to develop automation of business processes. Since they are the experts on business processes, there are probably the best ones to create the automation. View full review »
Assistant Manager at Genpact India
When you look at the volume to process, it takes time. You have a mindset that you may fall in error. If you want to reduce both those things, you need to come up with a solution that will give you both those things together: One is quality, which you are always looking at, and second, your costs. This also saves the cost because you need to hire 10 people to do VBA automation, that will take time. If you use tools which are already enabled with Automation Anywhere, you can enable and use them wherever you want. I feel good comfortable with this particular tool. View full review »
Technology Test Lead at Infosys Technologies Ltd
1. IQ Bot: IQ Bot makes it a breeze to classify banking documents, purchase orders, and invoices. Also, intelligent OCR helps with accurate form field and text field data extraction from unstructured documents. The easy cloud training of the already existing domains and integration with task bots is the icing on the cake. 2. MetaBots - Metabots makes capturing and re-calibrating screen controls in (offline mode as well) really easy. This enables us to make changes to the UI Assets easy. 3. AA2019 helps us to rapidly try out POCs without going through the install cycle and setting up the control room. This is a very important and critical step given we can build automation rapidly and show to prospective clients helping foster confidence amongst the business enabling growth. View full review »
Business Transformation Manager at a maritime company with 10,001+ employees
There are a lot of valuable features. It's a very complex piece of software. One of the most valuable features is the different possibilities it gives you to manipulate the interface screens that you're working with. It's helpful to have a certain solution already baked into the environment. You really need a four-hour conversation about specific features because there are a million moving parts inside of the software. It's not that one feature is so helpful, and that I decided to purchase it over something else because of that. View full review »
Senior Consultant at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
The most valuable feature would be that it is easy to use. Second, we have flexibility in terms of scalability on our support systems. The functionality of the product enables us in terms of the type of projects we can take and helps in advancing our business prospects. View full review »
Avinash Nyamati
Senior Analyst at Merck KGaA
I like that it can login to any system as a robot and do the work that humans can. View full review »
Service Delivery and Operations at a pharma/biotech company with 10,001+ employees
The IQ Bot is a very good feature. View full review »
Jr. RPA Developer at ProEchoes Technology
The most valuable features are object cloning, image recognition, assignment value, and automation for databases, OCR, PDF, Excel, and email. Excel automation is especially helpful because a lot of small companies are still using Excel as their data storage. Database automation is really important for executing report queries. PDF automation is useful because a lot of companies still use PDFs as fillable forms. To automate a PDF, it uses the OCR function to extract data, from either a soft copy or handwritten-scan form. Last but not least, the assignment value command is really needed to help with the manipulation of variable datatypes. Without this, it is quite hard to manipulate the data. View full review »
Sujay Ghosh
Team Lead at Accenture
The most advanced feature in the current version is the security. Previously, the whole thing was like a software installation. Nowadays, it is more of a URL and credential vault. Everything is taken care of by a centralized tool, a Control Room, which is only accessible through the URL. I really like this feature. I hear that in the upcoming version that everything will be cloud-based. So, I'm really excited to see that type of an infrastructure. View full review »
RPA Development Lead at Intellect Design Arena Ltd
The most valuable feature of Automation Anywhere is the value of feature lessons, like I had a session for A2019. I attended a session for 2019, which is very impressive. It's weightless. There isn't another system that I have found like this in version 11.3. Every system is busy. With the new version, I can easily open my browser and navigate. I can automate it wherever it is, and that's really interesting. View full review »
RPA Developer at a consultancy with 1,001-5,000 employees
The most valuable feature of the product is the flexibility. There are so many features that you can use to develop; it can hit a lot of use cases. View full review »
Suneel Sharma
CRO at
The tool is developing well and has become more web-based. We require a web-based tool approach because of our clients whom we expect will utilize web-based applications. We see Automation Anywhere is moving into a web-based tool application development. This will help us reach out to our clients. View full review »
Sachin Chitranshi
Senior Consultant at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
The most valuable feature is that we can automate data manipulations. We can save IP's, we can save time, we can use manual reports. The main benefit of this tool is that it is a robust solution. The feature I think that helps most is the ability to integrate. There is SAP integrations, SAP application integration, web application integrations, and email integrations. We have multiple features — there are a lot of features. They are also very good features which enable us to do many things. View full review »
IT Consultant at ITC Infotech
Automation Anywhere has many functionalities. The newest version of Automation Anywhere, A2019, has improved a lot. So, it has many functionalities for Excel, such as, Excel automation. Throughout the entire organization, we have different types of work-related Excel, which you can easily automate to Automation Anywhere. Also, Automation Anywhere includes IQ Bots. So, IQ Bots is the key part of Automation Anywhere. You can work on any type of PDF, images, invoices, or billing things in any company. You can just upload it and extract the data, then use it as you require. It is a key part of Automation Anywhere: the best part. View full review »
Assistant Project Manager at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
The IQ Bot is very impressive to us. We have tried several tools in the industry, and we have not been able to automate to the same level as provided by this solution. View full review »
Architecht at a insurance company with 1,001-5,000 employees
It is very easy to use, very easy to learn. That is the main advantage of this tool. You don't need to have very specialized skills to learn it. It's very easy to use and user-friendly. It gels with any other application we have. We can take everything from legacy technologies to advanced technologies. You don't feel any difference when using it with any of the applications. View full review »
RPA Lead at Juniper Networks
It runs in the background. It doesn't require any coding knowledge. Any business person can automate this process. View full review »
Consultant at Deloitte
There are multiple features which are valuable. One such feature in Automation Anywhere is the object cloning command. Because with the object cloning command, I am able to work with websites and also with Window Operations. I have worked with other tools using this object cloning command. It is easy for a developer to just drag a command and clone whatever features or actions they want. I also have an option to modify according to my user inputs when using object cloning. There is one command which impresses me in Automation Anywhere that other tools lack. It gives me the image quality that I need. View full review »
Sr. Manager at Tata Consultancy Services
This most valuable features of this solution are the drag-and-drop interface, and it is easy to code. We have begun using the IQ Bot, and while we are not using as much of the document analysis functionality, I'm sure that we will be using these features for automating more processes for our customers. View full review »
RPA Engineer at Fournxt
Workload management is a cool feature of Automation anywhere. Automation Anywhere is one of the most popular RPA vendors offering powerful and user-friendly RPA capabilities to automate the business processes that are performed by humans. AA is a web-based management system that includes a control to run end-to-end automated business tasks for companies. Over 500 leading brands across the world use this tool to handle and scale their business processes with near-zero error rates and minimizing operational costs. AA allows building scripts to perform repetitive tasks instead of writing code. They can automate a broad range of chores from basic level Windows configuration steps to the ultimate networking and remote database processes. The three core components in the AA architecture are: Bot Creator – It allows the developers to create bots to automate their desktop-based applications. Control room- An application that works as a controller and handles the entire execution and management of clients, scripts, credentials, roles, security, etc. Bot Runner – A machine that allows us to run the bot. The status of bot execution is reported back to the control room. The company offers various products to support enterprises in their journey of digital transformation. They are as follows: Automation Anywhere Enterprise RPA The product is dedicated for the business user and comprises advanced capabilities to offer an intuitive interface for the business user, bot developer, and automation administrator. This platform is easiest to use, supports to avoid complexity, and ensures fast adoption & rapid deployment. It not only fulfills the requirement of the digital workforce but also be flexible to evolve with the business needs. 2. IQBots IQBot is a cognitive bot designed to support as well as learn from business users and enable the business user to experience the power of advanced artificial intelligence technologies. Integrated with the automation anywhere enterprise RPA, the IQBot offers enterprise massive gains in productivity, as it includes competence of automating complex tasks involving unstructured data. The table below explains the different types of bots in automation anywhere: Task bot, Meta bot, and IQ bot. Image1-28 3. Bot Insights The platform displays statistics and graphs to analyze bot performance in the system. It also allows calculating the time saved in the automation process. It is the first analytics solutions build for bots. Bot Insights tightly integrates the real-time business insights with the digital workforce performance. 4. BotFarm It is an on-demand enterprise-grade platform for RPA bot. The platform scales the capacity of the digital workforce by deploying bots anytime, anywhere with a single click. It can create, deploy and handle thousands of software bots and can ensure resilience, elasticity, and scalability. 5. Bot Store The first marketplace for plug and play bots dedicated to business automation initiatives. It enables enterprises to discover, deploy, and mobilize bots, including process bots, application bots, and cognitive bots in a fraction of seconds. View full review »
Senior RPA Consultant at a consumer goods company with 10,001+ employees
I utilize all the commands provided by Automation Anywhere, such as all the recorders. I use these commands to develop my processes and bots. Automation Anywhere has a drag and drop process. View full review »
Bot Developer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
It depends on the use case, however, I'd say the most valuable aspect of the solution is the IQ Bot. Normally, you just scan the invoice. However, what makes Automation Anywhere different from other services is machine learning, which includes AI. It's easier and more convenient. We can include Python programming language too for getting better results. The solution provides a Community Edition to all the users. It's a great jumping-off point to learn about automation. There are some features that are reduced, however, it's still quite good. The insights provided by the dashboard are excellent. View full review »
Cognitive Lead at Quosphere
Automation Anywhere has been an integral part of this product's evolution in general. A hindrance that we were faced with was companies who did not have API integrations for Salesforce. This is where RPA and Automation Anywhere came in and helped us with integrating solutions which did not have API integrations within themselves. That's how we've evolved in the past two to three months. View full review »
RPA Developer at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
* OCR * Object cloning * Excel automation * Reusable * Scalability * Code free Most back-end operations start with Excel. With Automation Anywhere, we can easily automate the CSV in Excel operations. It is integrated with Microsoft Office 365. The Control Room feature is very good. We are using Taskbot for attended automation and unattended automation. From the Bot Store, we can download bots. We can analyze the code. I have downloaded some bots just for coding standard purposes. View full review »
Saurabh Soni
Manager at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
The most valuable feature of Automation Anywhere is the unattended mode. Switch off your work when you are out of your office. The bot auto logs into your desktop and asks what they should do be doing, then it works. Tomorrow morning, you come back into the office, you have the output on your desk. View full review »
Sunil Ranka
Founder at Predikly
I think there are quite a few new features which have been introduced, but right now we've been using a lot of object cloning and screen scraping. Those are some of the primary features, but we've been able to use other features very wisely as well. These include inbuilt email functionality, some integrations to incorporate heterogeneous systems like Python scripting, and also other things. Compared to the rest of the industry, this product is easy to use, not only from the technology perspective but from the business user side as well. We have been very successful, in that we haven't seen a situation where we trained a particular set of users or customers, and they complained that they are not able to use it. Some of the other products in this industry have not been able to succeed because of this issue. Although they are really great, they are too focused on technology and IT, rather than business focused. View full review »
Jayadeep Keeripunathil
IT Manager at Accenture
The most valuable feature of Automation Anywhere is the unattended mode bots, because we don't need to go and look at what they're doing. They just go by themselves. That's the state we need to get to, but we are currently attended. Based on the projects or PoCs that we have done, we've got a last transmission program coming in, which is exciting. View full review »
Amirul Arifin
Head of Automation at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
The IQ Bot component has enabled the business to quickly identify the different documents and provide the ability to integrate with in-house or external AI functions. This enables us to extend the initial document extraction facility to transform the information into key decision-making attributes. The document training facility has made it easy to identify select-extract the components on the documents and it is also capable to recognize handwriting context with the help of pre-configured Azure AI services. View full review »
Senior RPA+Cognitive Developer at Innova Solutions
From my point of view, IQ Bot is the most valuable feature in AA. It is a type of cognitive bot designed to support, as well as learn from business users and enable them to experience the power of advanced artificial intelligence technologies. Integrated with the Automation Anywhere Enterprise RPA, the IQ Bot offers enterprise massive gains in productivity, as it includes competency in automating complex tasks involving unstructured data. The REST API is also a very valuable feature in AA. Using this, we can automate the web application through the API and execute it in the background in a fraction of time. MetaBot is also a valuable feature in AA. Using this, we can run the DLL of any application and also develop the process in offline mode. If there any minor changes in the screen then we can avail of the calibrate feature of MetaBot. View full review »
VP IS Global Development at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We have had a lot of great success with attended automation. The business has taken a hold and embraced it. So, we're very excited about it. View full review »
Katherine Herbel
RPA Lead at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
The graphical user interface (GUI) is very useful, since I don't know any coding languages. I have been able to be a developer with Automation Anywhere without knowing the technical background. I am a business user, and not needing the technical knowledge to use the system has been useful for me. View full review »
Information Technology Software Developer at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
The MetaBots are by far the most effective system within AA. Due to the fact that no scripting is required and only the passing of variables or values to get a definite result. IQ Bot with the ABBY OCR is a powerful component to do multiple extractions in the shortest possible timeframe in comparison to human execution of similarly identified tasks or operations. The Recorder functionality is extremely useful and relatively straightforward enough to use, albeit a bit restrictive in its functionality. View full review »
RPA Developer at R-Path Automation
The features I most appreciate are the built-in version control system, historical log, audit trail features, and the breadth of RPA action commands included out of the box. I also like the credential locker functionality and think that feature was developed in a logical, clear, and helpful manner. It is nice being able to develop and manage/schedule scripts from the same web browser interface, but there are times I wish that the bot developer screen was made more user friendly. Some of my recommendations for solutions of that nature are listed below. View full review »
Senior Manager at a tech vendor with 10,001+ employees
The reporting capabilities are pretty nice. The Excel component is valuable, when compared to other tools in the market. View full review »
Rakesh Rajagopal
Automation Leader at Hexaware Technologies Limited
Its ease of deployment is the most valuable feature. We have found with many customers that it's quite easy to deploy. The other valuable feature, which is not from a technology perspective, is how Automation Anywhere collaborates with us. So, it has made our journey much easier than with other partners that we have. View full review »
Ravi KantMahendru
Program Manager - RPA at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
One of the most valuable features is IQ Bot. If you compare Automation Anywhere with any of the other organizations, we may get same type of RPA solution, as there are multiple organizations. But, IQ Bot was one of the primary reasons to choose Automation Anywhere. Using IQ Bot, we can extract more data out from the documents that are unstructured. Therefore, we need to do two things at the same time: * We need to extract the information from image-based documents * We need to make sure that the efficiency and accuracy of the extraction is improving with each extraction. That is a primary feature of IQ Bot and the main reason that we opted for Automation Anywhere. View full review »
Systems Analyst at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
The most valuable feature is that it supports MetaBot for SAP applications. This is very useful for us when automating. Due to some failures with the MetaBot recording option, we are also trying to capture the things using object cloning, which is a good option too. In version 11.3, they have a good security option. Tool-wise, it's pretty good to work on Automation Anywhere. If you compare it to other tools in the industry. It is very user-friendly and easy to develop processes. We liking using it very much. They have launched the recent version A2019. That version will be very helpful for us. View full review »
Developer at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
The ease of access and deployment are the most valuable features. With SAP, moving from production test to production is very difficult, it takes too long and too much testing. If there's an error or any change in the system, you will have to go through a huge process which takes around one to two months. However, in Automation Anywhere, if you want to do a small or a medium-level change, you can ask the developer to work on it. E.g., one or two weeks is hardly enough for us to develop and deploy it again. So, it sources and is much faster. I believe the security is a very important matter in terms of our company, so that is also an aspect where Automation Anywhere shines. From an SAP point of view, we have in-built features. They have integrated everything together, so it's much easier for us to use that. View full review »
Sangameshwar Biradar
Assistant Professor at Gitam
The most valuable features of this solution are its user-friendliness and the flexibility in terms of programming language. We can use any programming language, and I have just started to learn Python. I want to next look at real-time scenarios and see how Python can be used to help write bots. Having no restriction for any single programming language is very useful. This solution uses Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning to help automate tasks. Our analytics people and data scientists are looking forward to seeing how this will help. View full review »
RPA Platform Architect at Accenture
A2019 Control room 1: Single installer for all components and it installs all pre-requisites- Makes life easier as only admin access is required from the IT team to complete the installation 2:RBAC - Each component access can be controlled via Custom roles. I have created roles for developers, schedulers, admin, testers are all in a single control room. 3: Inbuilt credential vault with encryption is easy to implement and manage. 4:Recently included features of adding Security groups from the Active Directory is a lifesaver for the Control room administrator. Users are managed at the AD level with no overhead tasks of CR admin managing users. A2019 Bot Agent 1: Easily installed but requires admin rights. 2: It can be installed on a server now as the option to add multiple users is enabled in bot agent installer files View full review »
Joel Samuel
Manager at Tata Consultancy Services
Bot Insights is the most valuable feature. We don't have to struggle with generating metrics around how the bots are performing. This information coming out of Automation Anywhere is useful to us because of the way the metrics are generated. It inspires confidence in our customers. View full review »
Sr. software engineer at Accenture
The solution was a mix of recorded runs and scripting. The developer team had a basic understanding of the tool, which made their job quite easy. Features like reusing each and every piece of code for things such as login scripts, data extraction scripts, etc, helped us to speed up the implementation of PoC for the client. Another valuable feature was the one-place control-all type mechanism, which helped to have a center point of control for bots running on multiple systems. The scheduling feature allows for scheduling of the bots to a specific time every day, which helped remove the dependency on humans completely. We were also able to get the results sent via email. View full review »
Kunal Goel
Digital Expert at a consultancy with 10,001+ employees
Automation Anywhere was easier to learn for the developers. It has a lot of out of box features when it comes to SAP, Excel, and others. However, on the other hand, I did not like one feature which is a built-in linear code that is a straight line and it does not have the modular functionality of UiPath so the code becomes one long code and if you need to make changes you need to look through the entire code and make changes. After the code is returned, even if there are some changes in the process, the support cycle is really difficult because, with UiPath, it's modular in structure. For example, one variable changes so it's declared as a variable and you can just change it and the code automatically reflects the change. It creates a nightmare to maintain. That was the one key drawback from Automation Anywhere. The good thing about Automation Anywhere was learning the best practices of it and using the development framework was easier so getting developers who knew AA was relatively easier than getting developers who knew UiPath or Blue Prism. View full review »
Technical Consultant at Metrodata Electronics Tbk PT
One very useful feature is the IQ Bot, which is helpful in the operation of the data input process to all of their applications. Initially, humans had to read one per one document, but with the IQ Bot, it is continuous until the input process is complete. Currently, IQ Bot is implemented by a finance company that is concentrating on motorbike financing. There are many claim documents that must be processed and inputted to their internal application, and using the IQ Bot reduces both cost and time. View full review »
Baskaran Chidambaran
RPA Specialist at Olam International
The best feature is the MetaBot, which we've been integrating and calibrating with a lot of stuff. This has been helpful to us. I like the object cloning. The development period is shorter. It is easy to fix bug issues which you encounter in the post-production process. View full review »
Associate Consultant at Ernst & Young
Most of the features are valuable. 1. SAP GUI commands in the latest update is helpful as a lot of processes have SAP involved. 2. APIs are helpful too, but they certainly need more improvement. APIs help in building resiliency. 3. Queues are great but need improvement. They are helpful because most of the automations are transaction-based. 4. Good old object cloning is always helpful as it is versatile. 5. Metabots help in working with many of the legacy applications. But needs improvement there as well. 6. Credential Vaults are helpful, but needs improvement there too. View full review »
Deepika Bale
Specialist Quality Operations at a pharma/biotech company with 10,001+ employees
The most valuable feature of this solution is that the code can be made as complex as necessary because our processes are not simple. This solution can be moved easily between platforms. We work on SAP as well as many other internal platforms, and this solution can very easily be moved between them. View full review »
Application Development Analyst at Accenture
Automation Anywhere provides the best application to use for RPA and other automation requirements. It's very easy to use and easy to understand. It's UI(user interface) is user-friendly and easily understood by users, it is very easy to install Automation Anywhere. Simply click on next to install. It is easy to develop a bot, and no coding knowledge is required to develop. AA has another feature BOT STORE which contains pre-built bots for most commonly used applications like sap, oracle, etc and last but not least IQ bot features which are used to extract unstructured or semi-structure data from pdf, images, emails, etc. Automation Anywhere also provides a dashboard so you can check your bot details like bot accuracy, bot failure details, and ratio, etc. It helps to find errors. It also provides error handling commands so if you know the bot may get any error so you can handle it. View full review »
Amrit Goswami
Automation Developer at
The user interface and tools are good. View full review »
Business Transformation Manager at HGS - Hinduja Global Solutions
AA has a bouquet of features that can be used in our projects. We have utilized all the features in our existing projects. It may be task bots, meta bots, or IQ bots. The features in the AA bots may be object cloning or security features where the bots can be triggered only from the control room and will help clients to maintain their security concerns. The number of commands is more which will help us to achieve different types of details being captured, verified, and executed in the project for us. View full review »
RPA Consultant at KGISL
WLM & Device Pool, where multiple devices perform the same thing parallel and complete the tasks at the same time. The Credential Manager for security is one of the most valuable features for storing credentials and providing security between the developer usage and future maintenance where passwords expire every 90 days. There is no need to touch the code and just update the CR locker section. CR UI is also user-friendly for creating deleting and updating users, roles, etc within the CR. The Audit Log section is also good for logging all the operations done in CR. View full review »
Senior Software Engineer at Thirdware Solution Ltd.
It is very difficult to automate Telnet and Terminal screens using Java or Python. Automation Anywhere has made the automation of these processes pretty much hassle-free and easy to use. The robust and flexible nature of the product gives it the capability to automate almost all rule-based processes in each and every ERP application that is currently available in the market. Another added advantage of this product is its capability to automate web-based processes and its ability to automate all processes without compromising a single bit on security. View full review »
Sunilkumar Venugopal
RPA Solution Architect at Olam International
Automation Anywhere is very good for rapid development. It has all the capabilities in terms of giving a stable automation framework. It has very cool technical capabilities, like MetaBots, dev controls, and object cloning. View full review »
Gagnish Relhan
ETL Analyst at a tech vendor with 10,001+ employees
Automation Anywhere has a Bot Store. E.g., you can download the bot from the Bot Store and utilize it's data extraction capabilities. You can extract unstructured data through IQ Bot. Getting unstructured data is not difficult. I once obtained an 84 page PDF file using an IQ Bot. This was just the trial version, and it was really good. I was able to get all the circuit IDs and properties that wanted in a simple CSV format. I had not seen anything like this before. When compared to other platforms, such as UiPath, they don't have these capabilities right now. They have activities like PDF extraction, but that's not good enough. That is a reason I'm referring Automation Anywhere as a game changer. View full review »
Mithun Kumar
Advisory Council Member at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Three features that came up when we chose the product: * The user interface. * The Bot Store. * IQ Bot, which other RPA don't have. View full review »
Developer at a tech services company
1. I would say business analytics, it provides real-time data that's something other competing companies lack. It uses statistics and graphs to show the performance of the bots which processes are lagging behind and if you need to give priority to certain tasks. 2. The control room and the bot creator - the control which is the brain is a powerful feature that allows administrators to be able to control how the bots work, create users, and be able to give roles to a user. The bot creator allows developers to be able to customize bots according to the client's needs View full review »
Software Engineer at Accenture
The most valuable feature is the Excel operations because the most repetitive task which we used to do was Excel operations. Automation Anywhere has the Excel commands feature where we can run Excel Macros, which is very valuable. It's saving so much time for us. View full review »
Vince Marion Espinosa
Software Engineer Analyst at Accenture
IQ Bot is one of the features I greatly value in Automation Anywhere, as it has helped me in creating bots that involve processes with unstructured data, thus making complex processes possible and attainable with this technology. Their mobile application is a great feature for developers and project owners on the go, as they can monitor the status of the robot runs anywhere and anytime. This is an important feature because this world is running at a faster pace than before, and mobility is very important for everyone. View full review »
Delivery Manager (RPA : Robotics Process Automation) & Automation Architect at Accenture
Movement on cloud architecture according to me provided by AA2019, will be most beneficial as it will be easy to use and will provide flexibility. However, we have almost sued all the features extensively and few of them are as below : * Intelligent automation for business and IT tasks * Uses SMART Automation Technology * Rapidly Automates complex and complicated tasks * Create automation tasks like recording keyboard strokes and mouse clicks * Distribute tasks to multiple computers * Automation Anywhere offers scriptless automation * Auto-login runs scheduled tasks at any time, even when the computer is locked. View full review »
Global Head Training at Acronotics
The cognitive is where everyone is heading to in the RPA platform. What really helps RPA to grow is the cognitive part of it. That's where the product is really good. Initially, it started out as RPA, but now there is a cognitive aspect to it. That's a key value to it. View full review »
Sr. Manager at Avenir Digital
IQ Bot is something which is going to disrupt the market in the future. We, at Avenir Digital, are particularly impressed with the evolution of IQ Bot and the kind of disruption it is bringing to the OCR space. We are also looking forward to leveraging IQ Bot in addressing a lot of other areas apart from automation or RPA as a tool. We would also want to take IQ Bot to the next level and into other areas. When talking about IQ Bot, we are talking about computer vision, we are talking about OCR in particular. Thanks to the Digital India campaign, most Indian organizations are actually looking forward to automating their manual process in terms of scanning their ID cards, their bank cards; a lot of validation that happens manually. Everything can be automated and I believe IQ Bot could be a significant contributor there in automating all these. That is one area that we are looking forward to. View full review »
Associate Company at Cognizant
Solutions which require cognitive abilities can easily be implemented using Automation Anywhere. It's great to have a tool that gives the power to automate ML/AI requirements. Also, the features like the terminal emulator and Active Directory that are provided by Automation Anywhere are great to implement solutions. View full review »
BI & Analytics Consultant at Deloitte
* Create automation tasks like recording keyboard strokes and mouse clicks. * Distribute tasks to multiple computers. Also, the document management processes that IQ Bot gives has very good functionality of how you can actually take unstructured data and make sense out of it, connecting inferences, then making the data available to the user. So, IQ Bot is one of the best tools that I can think of in that aspect. This solves the problem of various document structures, document formats, etc. Hoping to see AA get more robust with time. View full review »
Vimalraj Nagendran
Senior Manager Middleware at Extreme Networks
We know the process. It doesn't deviate. Speed: A process that would take two days for a person every month to do is now completed within two hours. View full review »
DevOps at Centrax Systems
The marketing automation software provides easy workflow creation and management. It increases productivity and it is easy to follow and optimize. Use workflows to set priority, status, and route incoming tickets to ensure your SLAs are met. Trigger responses are real-time responses that are easy to send to customers. Every response needs to be prompt because even a five-minute delay can lead to a lost customer opportunity. The software has a feature that allows you to time and schedule your responses so that they can be sent in real-time. View full review »
RPA Lead at Volvo Construction Equipment
If I compare Automation Anywhere with different tools available in market, there are few things which make Automation Anywhere different than the others, like IQ Bot, which is not available in another tool as of now. IQ Bot is a very nice feature in Automation Anywhere, which gets me the structured data from the unstructured data, and we know wise processing is a familiar use case used in any kind of organization. Another one is a MetaBot which allows for doing offline development, using DLL, using screen calibration, and configuration. These are the main features that I've used. It is a great tool. In terms of development for our developers, it is very easy and quick to learn because Automation Anywhere has provided an online academy where developers can easily learn the features. It is very easy. If someone does not have a coding background, they can also learn from it very easily because it is just drag and drop and very interactive. View full review »
Consultant at Ernst & Young
The Visual Studio development for the basic version, which they launched long back, that's amazingly good. It has a good design, which is better than Blue Prism and somewhat better than UiPath. They have good people. View full review »
Associate Dean Placements at KL university
A user can easily adopt this technology and utilize it, when compared to the other available resources in the market. View full review »
Senior IT Design Analyst at a retailer with 1,001-5,000 employees
The client and the way the code is laid out are very nice for developers. The interface is a lot better than a lot of other tools which are out there. It is pretty easy for developers to use. I have trained quite a few people, and everyone seems to pick it up pretty well. View full review »
Saifuddin Dhankot
Support Engineer at MIndfields Global
Object cloning, Excel, web recorders, database, if-else, loops, and string are some of the most commonly used commands, by me. Pulling data from web pages using Object Cloning has been an absolute delight. It is very accurate and runs flawlessly. Up until v11, the Excel commands were very limited compared to what Excel has to offer. We had to use macros mostly, to cover up the gap and avoid using keystrokes. However, A2019 has Excel Advance, which has a lot more functions and covers that gap significantly. View full review »
Business Analyst at Accenture
* Intelligent automation for business and IT tasks. * Uses SMART Automation Technology Bot Creator- Developers use desktop-based applications to create bots. Their dev licenses are checked with that configured in the control room. On authentication, the code of the bots they create is stored in the control room. Different developers may create individual tasks/bots. These bots could be merged and executed at once. Bot Runner - The Bot Runner is the machine where you run the bot. You could have multiple bots running in parallel. You only need the Run License to run the bots. The bots report back the execution logs/pass/fail status back to the control room. View full review »
Shantanu Devlekar
RPA Developer at Omfys Technologies Pvt Ltd
Automation Anywhere has lots of features, some of them are accuracy increases, time consumption reduced, scalability. Automation Anywhere does not require a strong knowledge of programming languages. The dashboard is user-friendly. In A2019 of Automation Anywhere we can run a python script. The accuracy of the IQ Bot has been improved in Automation Anywhere. The new concept of the control room in A2019 is more impressive than older versions of Automation Anywhere. View full review »
Sunil Ranka
Founder at Predikly
Among the most valuable features that we've been able to utilize are the screen scraping and object cloning. These are two features we have used so far. We are also utilizing the API integrations. We are excited about the solution's cognitive document processing, IQ Bot. That's an interesting one and we have at least a couple of customers who are looking for those features. View full review »
Ayushi Bhargava
RPA Developer at Exacto Technologies
* The ability to use previous integrations is valuable. * With Automation Anywhere you can read and extract CSV data easily. You don't need multiple commands to read it. * The user interface is good. Whatever I've done, the user interface has been very good. View full review »
Shashikala Muthukuda
Software Engineer at POTENZA (PVT) LTD
Excel automation, database integration, and object cloning are few functionalities that I find valuable in the tool because most of the business processes work around them. With Excel automation, we can open, close, save, and navigate through the Excel workbook. Most importantly, macro integration within Excel is easy, and with that, it unleashes all of the capabilities that we can do with macros to be executed by integrating with AA. Database integration allows us to integrate with SQL Server and Oracle databases. Object Cloning means that frontend navigation is made easier. With AA the object cloning command, we can capture the UI objects and customize them as per the process. View full review »
Technical Lead at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
The flexibility: If there is anything the tool cannot do, we have the ability to make a MetaBot to achieve that functionality. The overall flexibility of the tool makes it very useful for us in our landscape. We have integrated it with everything from standard off-the-shelf products, like SAP and Oracle, to custom apps that we built within our landscape. The integration to other applications is very good and easy. View full review »
Developer at ITC Infotech
A valuable feature of Automation Anywhere for my needs is IQ Bot because it covers most of the semi-structured and structure data. That's where we are struggling a lot. So, IQ Bot is a very good solution to know and bring onboard for the automation of unstructured and semi-structured data. Another valuable feature in Automation Anywhere is the analytics, like what data is coming, the process, and the number of times it's processed. That information is very powerful in Automation Anywhere. View full review »
RPA at XLnc
I love its reliability, ease of use, and the vast customer support that are always present to help us. In the new cloud-based version, A2019, some good upgrades have been added. I feel that everything has been covered in A2019 that was missing in the older v11.3. These advancements have helped to impress our clients and create new business opportunities with them. As a cloud deployment, it saves clients problems with desktops that occurred with the previous version, v11. There are also more commands and features that have made it more awesome for me to explore and play with new commands. I love the user interface and the automation commands they have provided in the AA 2019 version. View full review »
RPA Developer at Nine A Business Connect
Automation Anywhere has great features and I have found Object Cloning and SAP integration to be the most valuable among them. Object Cloning: Using Object Cloning, any web-based process or task that has fixed steps to be followed can be automated with ease. Object Cloning captures the object, DOMXPath, Inner text, etc. The drop-down menus can also be automated easily. SAP Integration: Automation anywhere has added one more feature to this command in v11.3.5, which is SAP GUI. Using this feature/command, SAP Automation has become simpler than before, as it required using Metabot, DLL, etc. Everything can now be done in the task bot itself. View full review »
Kumar Animesh
Senior Technical Consultant at Fujitsu India
The are many features and we can do many things with it. They've now included the code so we can add some additional code. That's good. View full review »
Sr Manager at a computer software company with 10,001+ employees
The Bot Store is something very impressive because it is one place where you find a lot of free bots that you can test and try different bots. At the same time, you have developers who can create different bots and put them into that marketplace so multiple people can use those bots. It is a win-win situation both for the developers, Automation Anywhere, and even the customers. View full review »
Automation Architect at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
We have multiple developers on our team. With its user-friendly user interface, our developers are able to quickly pick it up. The ease of use is really good. Bot creation is a cool feature. It allows the developer to do complex things. View full review »
RPA Consultant at Infogain
Automation Anywhere is a package of many features. There is no single feature that will get more value because each feature is important on its own. I like the software updates because I see new things being added all the time. The jump From AA v11.3 to A2019 was a great start to help explore RPA and provide more options to developers who are implementing RPA using Java Packages. This product is easy to use, and it helps business users to more easily understand RPA. View full review »
Saketha Krishna
RPA Architect at Sage IT
The most valuable feature of this solution is the ease of using it. Even as we were getting into RPA for the first time, I found it easy to understand this tool. The terminal emulator and the automatic scanning of PDFs are good features that you can do really easily. View full review »
Technology Lead at Infosys Technologies Ltd
The addition of excel advanced to directly append worksheets, add formulas, etc was very beneficial and made the code development faster. The usage of steps helped in the segregation of code blocks making it more readable and understandable. The usage of keystrokes in A2019 was much better than in v11. Also, the direct inline usage of the python scripts enabled s to handle various manual processes. Using the email and the file triggers were very helpful as we were able to directly execute the bots on the trigger. View full review »
Deputy Manager - Automation, Business Transformation at a performing arts with 10,001+ employees
There are many features of Automation Anywhere that were found to be most valuable like WLM, PDF integration, Advanced Excel Commands, Terminal Emulator and its commands, Interactive Forms building features of A2019 which helped us in developing UI for our front office automation and integrate it with multiple rest APIs. The new features which were introduced in A2019 like Data Table, custom DLL, IBM Watson Speech to Text, IQ BOT, Document Extractor has been impressive. The option to use the Python Script has been very helpful. View full review »
RPA Engineer at a consultancy with 1,001-5,000 employees
I consider the verification station very useful because it allows you to quickly check if the data extracted are correct or if you need to change the process. The process owner is also much happier because he is more involved in the implementation of the Bot and thus it is easier to develop the requirements. During the test phases and during the review, it is possible to engage the process owner who almost enjoys verifying the correct functioning of the Bot, thanks also to the simple and attractive interface of the verification station. View full review »
Senior Manager at Genpact - Headstrong
MetaBot is one of the most valuable features of AA. The simple drag and drop functionality, integration of DLL of SAP, Outlook, Excel, and other application make tasks easier for developers. There's nothing like MetaBot in other tools. One can also check the Bot farm for readymade Bots provided by other AA developers and experts. A2019 is another great feature introduced by AA. The web-based Bot development, Control room, and Bot Insights are other nice features. Improved Error Handling and support of Python script in A2019 seems good. View full review »
RPA Developer at Accenture
Apart from the thing which Automation Anywhere is meant for: To automate manual tasks. I feel IQ Bot is the cherry on top, as it has helped us process a lot of unstructured data and it learns over a span of time. So, it has really helped us. The IQ Bot is the latest feature of Automation Anywhere. It uses cognitive abilities to learn over a span of time, in which we have to train the IQ Bot. It will eventually learn after about 10 files, then it will start learning on its own and it will be able to do the task on its own. We use IQ Bot for invoice processing. It can be any type of document. It could be a PDF or any sort of document. It will convert those PDFs into CSV files, which is a structured format. It takes it from an unstructured to structured format. That is why we use IQ Bot. View full review »
RPA Consultant at Intellect Design Arena Ltd
There are a lot of features that are valuable from Automation Anywhere. If I want to automate something in a browser or some other applications today, then it is done in Windows or the web. I don’t want to bother with anything else. I can do whatever I want. This is what the most valuable feature in my point of view. Automation Anywhere is a valuable tool. As a developer, I can do whatever I want. If I want to do automation with the web, Windows, etc., e.g., mainframe or SAP applications, we can do whatever we want with automations using Automation Anywhere. If I’m going to automate a web-based application, I can use object cloning. There are multiple options available to do the automation. Each and every point’s valuable for me. View full review »
Group Manager at WNS Global Services
All the features are very good, although what I like best is RPA-as-a-service. This drastically reduces the infrastructure setup time and, at the same time, it can be utilized for productive project work. The multi-tenant and scalable architecture is the main advantage when you have a cloud service. While RPA is the cutting-edge technology to bring digital transformation, the RPA as a service will reduce costs and increase efficiency with ease of deployment, less maintenance, and cheaper upgrade costs. Even our customers are happy with the RPA-as-a-service model. View full review »
Dhaneel Shanthpure
Founder and CEO at Digigro
We are using IQ Bot for automation and marketing things. False positives: We are trying to determine how false positives are generated. This is our key challenge. We are trying to assess how they are reusing the algorithm for automation. View full review »
Vikit Shetty
Senior Technical Specialist at Thirdware Solution Ltd.
The universal recorder along with the Excel basic and advanced packages has been highly valuable. With Excel basic, we can perform basic Excel activities even if Excel is not installed in the system. The Excel advanced package has a lot of features added, which were initially not there in Version 11 and we had to rely on external scripting for the same. Earlier in Version 11, we had different sets of recordings, which often made things confusing but with the universal recorder, the situation is not the same anymore. View full review »
Automation Lead at a computer software company with 10,001+ employees
The most valuable feature of this solution is drag-and-drop. You don't need to be a coding genius to create a bot. It has a simple interface. From what I have seen with the IQ Bot, it is very impressive and I think it is going to solve a lot of problems that we face right now. View full review »
Navinkumar Sadasivam
Quality Analyst at a computer software company with 10,001+ employees
Web-based control is the most valuable feature. We can access it from anywhere in the world with the control room URL and in any browser. Bot Insights make our report generation and other insights view easier. We can export the data in the form of CSV, PDF, etc. Credentials is another important feature, where we can store the important/bot credentials securely in the Control room itself and we can track who accesses the credentials and we can restrict the access based on users. View full review »
Project Manager at ANZ Banking Group
We do not have a server type of an environment. We use a desktop version of Automation Anywhere which is easily customizable and quickly built-in. We do not have to go through major security iOS applications, etc. These are all enterprise applications that we have onboarded. Each of our functions take their responsibility of building their bot and deploying it. It is fast and reliable. View full review »
AI and RPA Practice Head at In2IT Technologies
IQ Bot is one of the most valuable features because it helps in processing different formats from different vendors. View full review »
Deputy Manager (RPA) at WNS Global Services
IQ Bot is very helpful as it is easy to learn and implement and the data output accuracy is almost 90%. Over time, the BOT learns from the validation which is an added advantage. Whatever I was thinking for version 11.3, it's being implemented in A2019. The incorporation of Python scripts is also implemented which will be easier for validations. The forms feature in A2019 is useful which can be used for voice processing where only input will be provided and BOT can perform the backend activity and get real-time data instead of Agents searching for the details. View full review »
RPA Program Manager at a engineering company with 10,001+ employees
We have found both the basic Task Bot & IQ Bot very useful as the combination of both helped us to create some solutions which were End to End Business solutions. IQ bot performs the basic Data Sample set creation and Extraction of the details from the unstructured PDFs and later we have used the Business Rule engine using the IQ Bot to perform the data feed into the various Systems. Overall we were able to achieve the value using the combination. As part of our internal solution, we have also created custom Python scripting to handle the OCR failure issues surfaced due to IQ Bot product limitations View full review »
Chief Architect at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
It automates forms for our customers and our analysts. View full review »
Director Solution Architect at a financial services firm with 5,001-10,000 employees
It gives us the capability of leveraging our investments in different applications. I can use Automation Anywhere to tie a number of applications or processes together, without having to do in-depth coding to automate something. It's been pretty good at integrating with our other applications and tools that we're using. View full review »
Mayur Kacha
Development Consultant at Infogain
There are many valuable features available but the Automation Anywhere learning portal has very good learning materials and videos in place which is very user-friendly and can be learned easily. From a Commands perspective, below are some most valuable features: 1. Metabot (User can develop the code offline just after capturing the screen, easy to drag and drop commands, reusable, and easy to use). 2. Object cloning (helpful to capture most of the controls with its Object properties) 3. Excel operations, Emails, Default Error handling features, Version control, etc... View full review »
Senior RPA Developer at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
The best part about Automation Anywhere is the easy to use UI. It's very user-friendly. You have everything that you want in front of your eyes. You just have to drag and drop, then build your logic accordingly. That's the biggest changing factor compared to other tools. View full review »
Technical Consultant at PT. Mitra Integrasi Informatika
It's a cloud-based solution, so we do not need any on-premises server. Having a cloud-based deployment provides more flexibility because we just need an internet connection for connecting the agent into the AA cloud. For a few workflow processes that need credentials, AA provides more security for this. Their encryption is to ensure that our credentials are always secure and cannot be accessed by unauthorized people. The dashboard can be accessed by several roles. User monitoring, for example, can view the dashboard, watch how many robots have failed, and other stats, but they cannot change how the robot works. View full review »
Eric Dalton
Business Apps at New Jersey Resources Corporation
Of the bots which work, they have automated three of the most time consuming tasks and completely freed up one person to do real work. View full review »
Senior Testing Consultant at Dark Horse Digital
OCR, Image Recognition, Object Cloning, and PDF integration help us a lot. We have used these mostly, as our system is legacy. We automate primarily with image recognition and MetaBots, which are mostly accurate. Metabots are a useful feature that helps us overcome the issues that we face using image recognition. The reading of data from Excel is much easier and is getting even better in A2019. The bot store helps us to download most of the reusable utilities and overcome our issues. We also earn at the same time. View full review »
Associate Consultant at KPMG
No other competitor has this email trigger, so it saves a lot of time if you automate the process. We don't need to fix a time for a task to run. It gives the feature of on demand execution for any task. Whenever a user wants, it can send a mail and get the task done as soon as possible. That is our main feature, I feel. View full review »
Associate at Cognizant Technology Solutions
The Object Cloning command is the most useful feature. Through the use of this command, between 30% and 40% of the process automation is complete. The Excel commands are useful for fetching the cell values and then running specific commands. With this feature, we can invoke the existing macros wherever it is required and once it generates the outputs, the results can also be used for further decision making. This helps the process to run uninterrupted and avoids manual intervention. View full review »
Associate Director - Projects at Cognizant
Actions are very much user-friendly, which we can easily use to proceed with development. The API connection is easy to incorporate and also has the ability to track the task status in the Orchestrator. XML action commands and Excel commands are the ones we most frequently use in the real world processing of the policy. When we have features targeting those, it will be good enough for the majority of the process we automated. All of the key action items have been easy to incorporate. View full review »
Ankit Singh
Software Engineer at Capgemini
Mostly the Metabots function and Excel as DB function are of great help as we can connect to SAP and work on that easily. Excel as DB helps us to perform operations on it even when huge amounts of data are on it. The control room is the best part as everything can be seen and controlled from there, scheduling storing of credentials, and much more. I have used PDF extraction and other tools where data needs to be extracted and it works great at that part. I highly recommended this tool for automation. View full review »
Pavithra Bangera
Robotic Process Automation Developer at Mekkanos Limited
The best feature is the drag-and-drop command. Users with less coding knowledge can also automate their end-to-end processes very easily. Centralized Control made maintenance and support work easier. Bot Insights is another feature in which the bot can log all the statistical information and display it to the end-users in a graphical view. In A2019, I liked Excel Automation because now it is possible to automate Excel files without having Excel installed on the machine in which the bot runs. View full review »
GIS Engineer at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Automation Anywhere has many features that are not supported by other RPA vendors. One of these features is Metabots, and I find it to be the most valuable part of Automation Anywhere. Metabots are reusable and can be developed easily. The Control Room is the most important feature, where we can manage the bots and publish to various bot runners in the environment. Here we can add users, edit them, and we are able to assign various roles to the users. Task Bot can be used to implement the business logic, step by step. View full review »
Software Engineer at Accenture
AA is user friendly. The most valuable features are the web recorder, which is used to extract structured table data, the Metabot to handle smart process automation (SPA), Object Cloning, variable assignment, and Message boxes. IQ Bot is a unique offering from AA that allows you to extract information from semi-structured documents like PDF invoices, using built-in ML. The ability to train documents and easily review any that fall outside of the model is excellent. AA has good coverage in terms of out-of-the-box functionality for bot development and management. A2019 has some great new features that take this further, such as the ability to create custom commands for your organization, which helps code reuse and development. View full review »
Associate Manager at Accenture
* The universal recorder is a kind of hybrid recorder that enables the user to record the data across devices. * Option to send email from Outlook or SMTP. * A2019 also supports Python script(2.0/3.0) along with Javascript and VBScript. Also it as inline scripting and importing script file feature. * A2019 contains almost 11 diffs. datatypes. Ex: window,number,table. * Browser support is Improved with Different Browsers support: IE, Mozilla, Chrome. * A2019 is not dependent on single os. It supports Linux, Windows, etc. * Running bot through Excel, Waiting for release from the vendor * Instead of meta bots we can use run DLL commands View full review »
Rahul Sualy
Director at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Ease of use is a valuable feature. The ability to scale is probably the number one reason that we chose Automation Anywhere. We are able to build automation fairly quickly, and they are fairly scalable. We can rinse and repeat a lots of swap-out pieces, as necessary. View full review »
Sap BW on HANA Consultant at Infosys Technologies Ltd
AA control room is one central system to manage our tasks. We found it excellent to administrate. It was used for easy scheduling of process/task in Remote desktop. This helped to avoid manual intervention to trigger tasks. Also, various features like easy email and file reading eg: PDF, XML, etc were innovatively helpful to scan out values and use as variables in code. Another helpful feature is the easy command sidebar provided, where we can easily drag and drop a required command. View full review »
RPA Developer at Alzone Software Pvt. Ltd.
The Automation Anywhere (2019) is now a SAAS product, hence I feel it's more fluid to use in any environment compared to the AA11.3x versions. Automation Anywhere used to have a three-layer architecture with a Control Room, Runner, and Workbench but now it has combined the Control Room and Workbench into One. This made it easy to create bots and administer them. The document Processing tool called IQ Bot has had several new updates, like a logic field, where you can include Python scripts. I feel it makes the tool more adaptive and flexible. View full review »
Project Manager -Learning and Development at a computer software company with 10,001+ employees
The cognitive automation gives us an edge towards intelligence using IQ Bot, and this allows us to integrate and give a combined solution to a customer. It is really helpful that this solution is deployed in the cloud. View full review »
Manager - Finance at Sterlite Power
Since our implementation, I can vouch for the fact that it is very easy to use. You do not need to know a lot of coding, even the business users, who have virtually no idea of coding, can easily operate it. They can run their bots and have the analysis ready for higher management. This is something which provides a great ease of use, and also in part why it is scalable. Initially, once you have set up the solution and the implementation is done, then it doesn't take too long to scale up bots from one to a 100. Other than that, the professional services team (the customer support team and customer service manager) is committed to your success. This is a good sign, as they help us to achieve our business goals. View full review »
Team Manager at Capgemini
The benchmarking scores, the latest technology improvements & the use cases are the most valuable aspects. * Intelligent automation for business and IT tasks. * Uses SMART Automation Technology. * Rapidly Automates complex and complicated tasks. * Create automation tasks like recording keyboard strokes and mouse clicks. * Distribute tasks to multiple computers AA allows you to create processes using 3 types of robots: Task Bot, Meta Bot, and IQ Bot. Instead of rewriting redundant code for processes, a meta bot can be used instead. This type of robot is best used for complex scalable processes. IQ Bot: The most powerful of the 3 types of robots is the IQ Bot. View full review »
RPA Consultant at ITC Infotech
The best part is I'm a developer. I can automate end-to-end processes and use the automation in every process. That is the best thing. It is much easier for Excel automations, getting data from their web applications, and extracting data and validating it, then sending it to clients' mail and giving it all the stakeholders as well. That is the interim process that we need to have done, which is the best part. It can done with time-savings, good accuracy of the data extracted, and endurance. View full review »
Shruthi Kamat
Sr Process Manager at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Automate Anywhere can just mimic what a human does. That is the overall feature I can talk about. With respect to specific features, my main focus is with IQ bots, because they can learn by themselves, which is very helpful in a finance background where we're looking at statements and the like. There's a little bit of coding that you need to do and then you can just start teaching it. This solution is very easy to use since it's a pseudo-code based language rather than workflows. It's very easy to analyze, especially when it comes to getting back to your code, making changes, or resolving an issue. It's not only the development that you need to look into. You also need to look into the maintenance point of view. You need a little bit of a technological background, but that's really just an add on. Even if you don't have it, you can really mimic a manual process that you're doing for simple use cases, so it really helps. View full review »
Amrutabandhu Choudhury
RPA Consultant at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
The most valuable feature of this solution is that it runs anywhere. You can build for a single platform and then have it run anywhere. This is the biggest advantage of this solution. Developers can customize flows. View full review »
Ravindra Kumar Muduli
Senior RPA Developer at ViS networks Pvt Lmt
It has IQ Bot, Meta bot and bot insight features/products which are a good advantages over all other RPA platforms. Also AA is providing self learning platform where we can up our RPA skills and do develop/hands on practice on the both community (on premise and cloud) editions. View full review »
RPA Specialist at Thirdware Solution Ltd.
* The most valuable features I see on the actions added have a lot of commands that were unavailable in older versions. * The concept of packages with the flexibility of adding our own package. The packages for running Python Scripts, different packages for excel, and it has the option to work with Excel if it is not installed in the machine. * Exception handling with try, catch, finally and many other actions introduced. * Concept of different data types. * The different views for writing code like Flow or List or Dual. View full review »
Technical Architect Associate Manager at Sprint Nextel
RPA is a feature that really helped eliminate errors during the execution of structured business processes. In particular, with our requirements, we have seen reduced dependency on the workforce and we had proper execution of our business process. It has also opened doors for an intelligent notification system as well, with the help of which, we are getting the proper input from the different stages of our program. Cognitive Automation helps by self-improving, using AI and ML for complex data. Altogether, these important features help to form the organization as a digital force. View full review »
RPA Developer at OMFYS Technologies India Pvt.Ltd
The most valuable features are data extraction and entry into webpages, extracting data from unstructured invoices, email sorting and attachment downloading, Excel actions, database connectivity, IQ Bot for extracting data from invoices, connectivity with ERP applications, as the REST and SOAP web services. With the help of these features, we can automatically fetch data from invoices and websites, which is followed by the automated data entry into the webpage and ERP system. Excel actions help us for automating work on Excel workbooks. View full review »
Senior Software Engineer at Athena Global Technologies Ltd
Automating Mainframes, Legacy systems, SAP applications, IQ Bot, & Natural language processing abilities are its strong points. By using its AI & ML capabilities, we have solved many problems for our clients. No other tool is as stable as Automation Anywhere, considering the ML & AI capabilities & ease of use. Automation Anywhere's interface is pretty awesome and easy to use, even for a business user. The dashboard & Bot analytics are very clear, even for a guy without any technical knowledge. View full review »
Chatbot Developer at Infosys Technologies Ltd
1. IQ Bot, Automation Lifecycle Management, Workload Management, Centralized Backup, Security & Disaster Recovery 2. Image Recognition and OCR activity 3. Drag and Drop activities eases the task to write codes. 4. Control Room is very useful for bot's activity insights 5. Easy to use activities and almost all the artifacts available in the official AA's docs and forums can solve complex codes. 6. Certification exams are too good and almost cover all the required knowledge to be sound in working with Automation Anywhere. View full review »
Team Lead at Tata Communications Ltd
Once you create or paste the file/folder into a specific location, it will trigger the assigned Bot for execution. We are getting the real-time status of the Bot, indicating whether it is successfully completed or failed. The Mail notification feature also gives us the exact route cause of Bot failure using the Error Handling feature. It also gives a Snapshot of the error. We can easily assign roles as Bot Creator, Bot Runner, Attended, or Unattended using the Control Room. We can also create custom roles as per our or clients' requirements. We can smoothly monitor the status of the User, Bot Status, and many other metrics using the Dashboard feature in the Control room. View full review »
Enterprise Manager of Automation at Envision Healthcare
I don't think one feature is more valuable than any other. In my opinion, the value is in the totality of the platform. It is easy to use for our developers with a well laid out UI and many canned tools. The Control Room is very easy to navigate and mostly intuitive to use. The AA Client is easy to install and configure. I have found it very easy to integrate into our environment. And with the right vision and direction can be used to automate very complex tasks with plus 95% reliability and uptime. View full review »
Sachin K
Consultant at OMFYS Technologies
The most useful features of this tool are that this tool has less coding activity as compared to other tools, it has drag menus. Most Excel/VBA coding is automated in the AA tool, since, in Excel or VBA we need to do manual coding. The following features are very valuable to us : * Web Recorder * Smart Recorder * Work Bench Command Library * Object Cloning Command * Business Analytics * Meta bot Designer * File or Folder Command * Error Handling Command * Control Room Administrator * Integrating PDF Using the PDF Command View full review »
Kelvin Chee Khai Loon
System Developer at PKT Logistics Group Sdn. Bhd.
The most valuable feature is IQ Bot, as it allowed us to train it to extract important logistical information from customer PDF documents, irrespective of the format. This is valuable because not all PDF sheets have the same format. Many customers tend to use various formats to represent their data. Hence, with IQ bot, even with the wide variety of different PDF formats, the bots would still able to help us extract what we needed. View full review »
Associate System Analyst at NSEiT Limited
The recorder feature for front end automation and email packages is the most valuable feature as it has more features and it makes the email server related tasks easier and more independent on the email client. Integration of VB, python, and java scripts help us to make our code more reliable. Excel basic and excel advanced package with increased features help us to easily automate the Excel related tasks. PDF package is also valuable for PDF to image conversion, encryption, decryption, and merging. OCR package is also valuable as it helps to read the contents of Image. View full review »
Prabir Roy
Manager at Eli Lilly and Company
The most valuable feature of this solution is automation using MetaBots. View full review »
Asif Hussain
Senior Project Manager / RPA Architect at Royal Cyber Inc.
It saves time for the people who operate it. This particular bot is an attended automation bot, and before running the bot, the manager tweaks some of the values which are important. Overall, this will save the managers time during their processes and create value. It is not always required to have a technical background. It is not necessary to know programming languages. This makes it easier for a business user to create his own bots. View full review »
Solutions Architect at Reveal Group
There are several valuable features : (1) Validate the data extracted from digital and scanned documents. (2) Schedule the bots to run at specified intervals and report on the execution status. (3) Ability to resume automation from intermediate states in case of exceptions. (4) Ability to introduce human in loop for making decisions without requiring the mortgage application to be started again. (5) Reporting on straight through processing, exceptions and failure. (6) Business user friendly interface, easy-to-learn tools and availability of on-demand training for free. View full review »
Senior Operations Specialist at HCL Technologies
I found that the REST API commands are very useful and easy to use. We use the REST API in multiple places, which saves a lot of time in terms of development as well as execution. We use the SNOW API and the TOPdesk API to create and update tickets in these apps. Another great feature is MetaBot; when we automate web applications (mostly), after some time, the design or UI gets updated and we only have to recalibrate the bot. The bot accepts the changes and it starts to work again, which saves a lot of time for the developer and the business. View full review »
Sankarlal M
Consultant at Deloitte
By using SNMP configurations and Excel, I was able to read the mail. I used this functionality to categorize the fabric, then I used this information to correlate the value to Jira along with Excel. They must create the same ticket in three portals. Instead of that, they are now sending the mail to support. Support needs to take that mail and each bot needs to check the inbox. It will take that mail and categorize the subject, then prioritize it. We will take that description, paste it, and create a new ticket on these reporting tools. The UI is very user-friendly, even for someone who doesn't have much coding knowledge. They can easily pick it up. Or, get training for two weeks, then pick it up. Someone from a coding background can pick it up easily too. The MetaBots and IQ Bots are advanced tools for the market. View full review »
Application Development Team Lead at Accenture
The Automation Anywhere Screen Recorder feature allows us to do things very easily. It's easy to automate regular and routine tasks. It can automate anything on your desktop screen by recording your actions or the cursor movement, so it is easy to learn and configure for any type of environment. There are three features by which you can automate things. You also do have the console window to monitor each action the tool is performing. You can correct the code if you feel it captured some wrong action. View full review »
RPA Developer at a financial services firm with 201-500 employees
The Control Room is the most valuable feature. This is where I can schedule a task. It runs 24/7, so it's a great feature that I love. If we are not in office, we can schedule something and leave, then the bot will run at the scheduled time. View full review »
Software Engineer at OMFYS Technologies India Pvt.Ltd
Automation Anywhere provides many features for automating processes. 1. V.11 has three different recorders but A2019 Automation Anywhere created an all-in-one recorder called Universal recorder which more reliable to use. 2. One of Automation Anywhere's best features is the IQ Bot. In V.11 we created many instances & train many groups. In A2019 Automation Anywhere updated IQ Bot to provide more accuracy. They included Python scripting for validation. Before that, we used Macro for validation. 3. Automation Anywhere provides more commands in A2019 and also provides a feature called Packages through which we can update commands that we need. View full review »
RPA Developer at a pharma/biotech company with 10,001+ employees
The IQ Bot is unique. It is not available in another RPA tool that I am aware of, like UiPath or Blue Prism. IQ Bot converts unstructured data to structured data. You can assign a time to a bot when it should run through the Schedule Manager. This feature is much easier to use in Automation Anywhere. Both UiPath and Blue Prism have their versions of a scheduler which are not as user-friendly. UiPath Orchestrator is a bit complex. It is easy to use with a drag and drop. All the options are right in front of you. Anybody without an IT or development background can start off with Automation Anywhere. View full review »
Solution Architect | RPA at Sutherland Global Services
The most valuable features are the IQ Bot and Process Discovery. * IQ Bot - In earlier days, everyone started with RPA by mimicking the users' actions and achieved some automation expectations. But nowadays, apart from the basic action, there is a need for intelligence like Machine earning, Deep learning, and Artificial Intelligence. The IQ Bot accommodates such expectations. There are a lot of pre-trained workflows available and a lot of capabilities to involve users to train the model. * Process Discovery - The next trend is Process discovery and it involves automating the identification of process requirements for activities and then automatically developing the workflow. View full review »
Senior Software Engineering at JK Technosoft Limited.
1) By using Workload Management in Automation Anywhere a lot of manpower was reduced. 2) Credential Manager used to keep customer/client information's more secure. 3) The product is dedicated to the business user and comprises advanced capabilities to offer an intuitive interface for the business user and bot developer. 4) This platform is easiest to use, avoids complexity, and ensures fast adoption & rapid deployment. 5) It not only fulfills the requirement of the digital workforce but also be flexible to evolve with the business needs. View full review »
Robotic Process Automation Developer at OMFYS Technologies India Pvt. Ltd.
I found the new feature of integrating Python and HTML the most valuable. Using this, we can get the DOMXPath dynamic for every HTML property. On the other hand, Python scripting is very helpful nowadays. We just create a Python script and integrate it with the bot, which makes the work very easy and fast. I like the IQ Bot very much, as most of my projects use it for invoice indexing purposes. The recorder in the A2019 version is way ahead, as it allows us to use Chrome and other browsers to capture the object properties. View full review »
Ahmed Shaheen
IBM BPM Developer with 51-200 employees
Recorders and Bot Insights are very valuable features. In addition: * Workload management helps to make the best use of the bots to make sure bots work well. * Concurrent bot executions. * A web-based solution for bot creators. * It is a cloud-based solution. * Dashboards, especially for bot and task monitoring. * The REST APIs help to integrate with other systems. * Commands in the Excel package that make it easier to work with Excel files. * Email package commands. * Bot store. * Run DLL and Python code that helps a lot in working with machine learning. View full review »
Associate Director, Healthcare Technology Solutions at a consultancy with 5,001-10,000 employees
Th Enterprise platform: Automation on a platform, as opposed to scattered automation. View full review »
Luis Romero
CIO at Binary Technologies Inc
* IQ Bot * Cognitive automation: The ability for the product to learn based on corrections made, such as exceptions and the way those exceptions are handled. Then, these are taken into consideration for future exceptions of similar type (autocorrecting). View full review »
Farid Karmadi
Site Operations Coordinator at a retailer with 5,001-10,000 employees
Object cloning is one of the main features that are using. We are very happy with it. as It has enabled us to capture a lot of things on screen and use them. View full review »
Project Control Services Associate at Accenture
The most valuable features for us are the Image Recognition and Object Cloning. We used this feature to automate our web-based tasks with repetitive actions or complex conditions. These features are very easy to use and do not require you to have deep knowledge in programming to understand since it has a drop and drag feature used to control it. It is also very reliable in recognizing images and locating objects on a web page, client software, or local files, so we have very little hiccups in completing the tasks with the bot we have created. View full review »
Abhishek Patwa
Business Operations Associate at ZS Associates
The Capture command has been a lifesaver for me in each of my use cases and the advanced Excel functionalities like running macro, reading and manipulating data, etc. It allows the bot creator to leverage the inbuilt functionalities that AA2019 has to offer to a great extent. Also, the functionality of designing child and parent bots help me to design the process in a modular way. Additionally, the error handling capabilities of the tool has really improved the troubleshooting experience when we encounter an error. View full review »
Principal Analyst at a consumer goods company with 10,001+ employees
We are using all of the features and all are important and valuable but the automation and flexibility are the things which make the product work as a solution for us. As we can customize the functionality to what we need it makes us more efficient. View full review »
Technology Analyst at Infosys
Out of all the features from Automation Anywhere version 11, IQ Bot, is the most valuable feature because it helps us in the conversion of semi or unstructured data to structured data which made it possible to automate a lot of complex processes. Other than the IQ Bot, the below commands in the task bot also shine in a very useful and reliable way: Excel Spreadsheet Commands, Database Commands, API Integration, Credential locker management feature and Workload management feature. View full review »
RPA Program Manager at Agility
The valuable features that I see for automation with enterprise RPA are IQ Bot and Bot Insights. If you do anything, Bot Insight will provide the dashboard. It starts from the developer with artificial intelligence and the dashboard, which will provide the visibility of business-level metrics as well as operational-level metrics. Those are the good things I see in automation. View full review »
Bruno Rocha
Workforce Coordinator at a mining and metals company with 10,001+ employees
The Control Room is a good feature. View full review »
Punith Venkatesh
Consultant at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Object learning is a one of the best things that can be found in Automation Anywhere. Image recognition is pretty good for our Citrix environment. The new thing is the IQ Bot, where it gets data from unstructured data. View full review »
RPA Developer at Nine A Business Connect
Object Cloning is the most valuable feature I have found for automating a website or a process that includes multiple mouse clicks. This is something that can easily be done using the Object Cloning command. Object Cloning can also be used to get the DOMXPath inner text of a specific object. It also helps to automate the dropdown menus and in selecting the desired value from them. It is fun to use and if used with proper technique, a user can automate a website or portal with 100% accuracy. View full review »
Islam Fathy
Senior RPA Developer at Valleysoft
The development of the company from Automation Anywhere V11 to a2019 was valuable. I found many important and new features, like changing the way we write code and programming. It became much easier and very flexible in version 2019A. It became very easy to use and the recording was also good. Excel became very good too. Bot Agent is the best thing that happened in this upgrade in Automation anywhere A2019. It is easy to handle, easy to use, and fast to connect to the control room. View full review »
IT Director at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
It's eliminating the manual tasks that accounts receivable does. It was pretty easy to get a new team of developers set up with the tool and using it. The bot creation process is reasonable simple. It was very easy for my team to pick up and start doing it. View full review »
Project Manager at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
* Service * User experience * Feature coming out soon in the RPA. It is user-friendly and quick to complete automation. View full review »
Business Transformation Manager at a maritime company with 10,001+ employees
The ability to automate low decision, highly repetitive tasks and clear large backlogs of tasks that we could not do with our human staff. View full review »
Technical Specialist - Senior at HCL Technologies
The features I found valuable based on my usage are: * Error Handling helps to find the exact error line in the logs. * Email can be used to send emails to any number of users. * Excel advanced and basic modules help to execute most of the commands in Excel. * OCR captures the exact text. * Keystroke shortcut is used within the shortcut, like TAB or ENTER. * The universal recorder captures the specific options that need to be captured. * The mouse click option can be used to capture exact actions. * The delay function can be used to make applications wait for a specific time. View full review »
Director RPA & Automation at TaskUs
1. Screen recorder 2. AI capture 3, Ability to create custom forms and trigger another application 4. Ability to run the bot from the cloud without installing the software on our machine 5. AI sense can detect many pages inside the Citrix environment 6. I think the Citrix RDA should be universal for All Citrix environments 7. The A2019 UI layout is more user friendly 8. The recording feature where you can record multiple screens at the same time 9. MS excel functionality has lot of features in the current versions View full review »
Associate Director at Deloitte
I have found the below items most valuable: * The ability to find objects easily through the 'Capture' option saves your time most significantly. * The ability to run only a particular step, instead of running it from scratch. * The ability to debug. * Given that A2019 is a web application, it saves space in a significant manner. * It is user-friendly and anyone can learn easily. * No coding knowledge needed. * The flow chart view of the steps is very easy to understand. * The free learning course provided helped me a lot. I was able to better understand and also practice on my own. View full review »
Data Science Intern at Deloitte
SAP GUI Integration commands are highly useful while working with SAP applications and facilitate easy use of the software. This feature has been recently incorporated within the software and we have been using it to interface with SAP systems in development as well as production. The Meta Bot feature is also highly useful where the Automation Anywhere platform is able to create scripts with inbuilt error handling capability and can perform the same function over and over without room for technical errors. View full review »
Tech Lead at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Currently, under Automation Anywhere, we only use the Bot Runners and Bot Creators. This ensures we can automate processes without the need for manual interaction. View full review »
Chetankumar K
Lead Consultant at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
The main things that we give to our clients are its Excel functions and the terminal emulator. View full review »
Associate Principal at Bristlecone
Generating the letters through Genie is an extremely valuable feature. This solution reduced the manual work that is required by the HR department. This solution is easy to use and generates a quick response. View full review »
James Luxford
VP Automation at Genpact
For us, it's about replacing repetitive dull tasks with technology, allowing users to be able to do more interesting aspects of their work that hold the most value. We work both attended and unattended bots amongst other automation so we very much look at the use case and see what's the best approach. Most of our solutions are a combination of the two. View full review »
Senior Software Engineer at Infosys Technologies Ltd
AA provides multiple features such as Windows actions, Database actions, Conditional Actions, Files/Folder Actions, Loop actions, Internet actions, and Clipboard actions. I have used mostly all of these features. The one feature which I found interesting is Internet actions. Compared to other RPA tools available in the market, AA is highly encrypted. On the cloud and virtual machines, it is highly scalable. Unattended automation is a key feature in AA. It serves as a tool that gets easily integrated with other platforms. Quick coding is what attracts me. View full review »
Automation Developer at UnitedLex
The Workflow Designer helps to create the sequences and assigning end-to-end tasks. Image Recolonization helps with scanned PDF documents, where it will identify certain clauses. Using AA validates all of the PDF documents with high accuracy and less time. Bot Creator and Task Editor and valuable features. IQ Bot and Meta bots are super-efficient and AA has a control room that is easy to use with lots of features. IQ Bot helps to automate PDF and image documents. It helps in daily reporting through email automation. Exception handling is pretty decent and we don't have to worry about a process being stuck, as it moves to the next iteration on its own. View full review »
Neethushree S
QA in RPA at a pharma/biotech company with 10,001+ employees
It is very user-friendly. Nobody has to sit down and work on coding. We have a drag and drop option where anybody can understand it. That is the advantage of Automation Anywhere. View full review »
Presales Solutions Architect at PT. Artapala Telekomindo (Business Partner of ESRI Indonesi
There are many features that are valuable including Whatsapp messages, OCR, and image recognization, but I have not tried all of them. View full review »
Solution Manager at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
* Its large command set * MetaBots and IQ Bots are great features, which have been improving. * The Bot Store, with its extensive number of MetaBots, has been very helpful. I have been very impressed with the Bot Store. We have used several MetaBots already, which has saved us many weeks of development. We have been able to implement several bots from non-developers in the finance department. They were able to implement solutions for existing business processes with no technical programming background. View full review »
Senior Associate, IT at a financial services firm with 201-500 employees
The most valuable feature is its Excel integration. We have business users who are developing bots using this solution. View full review »
Associate Consultant at KPMG
The most valuable feature would be ingesting data into third-party applications through seamless technology. Be it a Windows application, a web application, or a legacy tool, Automation Anywhere is able to achieve automation on these technologies seamlessly. Another interesting feature would be the ability to massage and clean data and perform some sort of data analytics using the data, this would be very helpful when Excel-based automations are performed and the user needs to spend very little time now to verify the results. The cloud version has been enhanced to a very great extent by being completely built from scratch and using a different technology stack altogether. The idea of going on-cloud is a very good option as it does reduce the effort for the infrastructure team to set up the environment, and this would be very helpful for the development team to seamlessly build things and deploy them. View full review »
RPA Developer at Verizon Communications
The MetaBot is a valuable feature. We can integration with other APIs, which is a good thing. This helps us with our database integration. For example, we have done an SAP integration, which is great, since SAP has a lot of manual work. IQ Bot is great for invoices. It helps a lot for retail and on the SAP side. Ease of use: * For developers, the Control Room components are very popular. They are easy to use, along with the Repository Manager, Schedule Manager, and maintenance of the bots. * For people from nontechnical backgrounds, the product is simple from them to use. Everyone can learn it. It takes about two weeks on the tool. View full review »
Solution Architect at Cognizant
The most valuable features for us are: * Object cloning with an option to enter wildcard selection was very useful when working in a web application that generated dynamic HTML content. * The Terminal client options have helped in automating terminal applications effectively. * The Windows capturing features that allow for automating desktop applications works seamlessly compared to web application automation. * Excel automation is one of the clean and very useful features that helps in reporting, as well as other Excel-related operations. Having the option of using Excel as a database helps with performing logic. View full review »
Application Development Analyst at Accenture
1. Task Bots 2. Smart Recorder 3. Meta Bots 4. IQ bots 5. Task Cloning 6. Ease of coding with drag and drop features. 7. It has a very good analytics package. It is one of the popular RPA vendors offering powerful & user-friendly RPA capabilities to automate any complex tasks. It is one of the "Revolutionary Technology" that changes the way the enterprise operates. This tool combines conventional RPA with intellectual elements like natural language understanding and reading any unstructured data. Automation Anywhere allows organizations to automate the processes which are performed by humans. It is a Web-Based Management System which uses a Control Room to run the Automated Tasks. Automation Anywhere tool can automate ends to end business operations for companies. View full review »
Senior Software Engineer at Accenture
We use the IQ Bot and Metabots extensively in almost all of our tasks. We have created the bots to consolidate reports from various resources like webpages, databases, and different message formates like PDFs, Excel, XML, and submitting them to the business owner. Scheduling helps to generate and send reports without any delay. We have used this functionality to automate business processes that submit the order forms in SAP for a large number of orders without any human intervention. View full review »
Business Operations Associate at ZS Associates
The most valuable features include: * UI Automation including mouse clicks, keystrokes, opening & closing applications. * The OCR package allows us to read texts from files. * Excel automation can automate most of the tasks and even allows you to automate them without having the application on the system. * FTP automation allows for maintaining archives on FTP, as well as placing & deleting files from the FTP server. * Recording tasks with dynamic variables is helpful for web-based automation. * Mail automation allows for downloading attachments and saving emails on the system. View full review »
Sharath Ganta
Senior Solutions Engineer at Aligned Automation
I like all of the features, especially the MetaBot, REST API, and SAP DLL. We use the MetaBot to capture all of the screen contents, then if the elements are captured properly, it is fine. Otherwise, we create a custom object that acts as a click function. View full review »
Senior Vice President and Digital Leader at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
There have been a lot of challenges in terms of interfacing with the customer ERPs. So, we have been building tools and interfaces using bots to write back into these custom ERPs. Specifically, in the area where I work, this has been very helpful. View full review »
User at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
So far, we have found Customization and Ease of Use to be the most valuable features. We are also working on scalability now (within our bots), so other business areas can use the same bots that were already created. At the same time, we will be continuing to build other bots. View full review »
RPA Developer at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
* Easy to use * Very user-friendly * Easy to learn View full review »
Senior Associate (RPA Developer) at Cognizant
String extraction, Excel integration, and web services are the most valuable features. Because we are using web services it is so easy to connect with third-party applications. Excel automation is one of the best features in Automation Anywhere. If we have to work with multiple excel sheets with lots of rows and columns, it gets really difficult to keep track of this is done manually. But Automation Anywhere makes it really simple and error-free. Email automation is another command which is really good and time-saving. If we have to send out emails to a group and if it is everyday job, AA is very helpful View full review »
Senior Application Developer at a financial services firm with 5,001-10,000 employees
The most valuable feature is its easy to use. For developers, the solution is super easy. I just learned the new Workbench editor, which is even better. In the version that we have now, we normally use a few TaskBots and a lot of MetaBots, so we can integrate DLLs and further enhance the bots that we have. It is very impressive. The bot creation process is simple and useful. Whatever you need to do, it is there. If there is something else, there are the MetaBot functions. View full review »
Harish Bennalli
Senior App Developer at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
We use Bot Insights. Business users utilize Bot Insight dashboards to get analysis. View full review »
Sap Sales Distribution Consultant at Accenture
The most valuable features are Screen Recordings, Smart Recordings, Task Bots, and IQ Bot. I was really impressed with how MetaBots work. I really like Screen Recording because it is used to record a task or a series of actions. It was running an automated process on the same computer that was recorded. Web Recorder is an awesome option. The way it automates processes (tasks) that involve a web application or a browser, is very good. Image Recognition is also an important feature. It checks for an existing image within another image. It is a beautiful feature, as it specifies the minimum percentage match for the image captured. We can quickly and effectively drag and drop commands, which is helpful. It has a clean and friendly interface. It is easy to integrate with other systems and it plays nice with them. Users are able to create automated processes that utilize all of the lines of the business system, without a single group. View full review »
Operations Leader at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
It has the ability to tag different components within the automation. We built it to track the ROI and stability of the product. I find attended automation useful. View full review »
Senior Project Engineer at Bradsol - Brad Contech Solutions
In V10 and V11, most of the Windows and web-based commands are helpful. We mostly use the Database commands in order to make the process faster and more secure, rather than using Excel or a CSV for reading the input files. View full review »
President at PAVAJ LLC
A 2019 dual-mode is very useful and the Control room type of setup for use of A2019 Client is very useful as it eliminates disconnection issues. Also, the broad range of Commands and elimination of the need for Metabots is also very helpful in Automating the increased number of variable types cover an expanded range of web and window components. Bot insights and IQ bots are both valuable features if implemented in a cost-effective way for larger enterprises, Bot insights provide analytical details of the ROI that is generated by running bots and IQ bots help to automate document processing in an intelligent way minimizing the cost of document processing and hence saving a lot of employee time and money for any enterprise with a large volume of pdf data. View full review »
Associate Manager at a pharma/biotech company with 10,001+ employees
The most valuable feature of this solution is the automation of manual tasks, which save us time. I really like the Automation Anywhere University website because it has a lot of good documents that you can read to learn about the solution. View full review »
Senior Software Engineer at Thirdware Solution Ltd.
There are many valuable features in this product. The OCR for character recognition has helped a lot during the invoice processing and billing, as there are some parts of the documents which are handwritten. The scheduling of bots is also very important. No matter where you are, you need not be physically present for running the bot at that particular time. Error handling plays an important role when you schedule a bot because if you are not physically present and something happens, you need to know what has gone wrong. View full review »
Bvs Siva
Architect at a computer software company with 10,001+ employees
The most valuable feature is the ability to transform data into clusters. View full review »
Mukul Jain
Consultant at Team Computers
I find the graphic user interface and ease of usability to be the most valuable feature. The wide range of functions and drag and drop workflow designer makes it easy to learn and work on, for both developers and business users. Being completely web-based makes it even easier and more comfortable to work on, for everyone. From a personal experience, I could learn and start building RPA bots using automation anywhere community edition in less than one month due to the good quality training material available at AA university and the use of usability. View full review »
The most valuable feature of this solution is the SMART Recorder. The overall developer client has an easy-to-use UI. The Control Room, scheduling features, and client repository are really good features that make day-to-day bot development and enhancement quite quick and easy. The PDF Integration feature is also quite helpful, as well as the Send email command that helps us skip a lot of Outlook-based steps that are not necessary. View full review »
Jayaraj Pachiyappan
Senior Analyst at a computer software company with 10,001+ employees
IQ Bot is a valuable feature. It processes unstructured data to structured data. It helps me by making tasks less time consuming. It reduces the effort it takes versus manually. View full review »
Associate Consultant at Capgemini
We use AA Client, Bot runners, Control room, IQ Bot, Bot insights. With the AA Client, we are able to automate almost all kinds of automation requirements without any big challenges. We found the availability of the number of commands provided by AA is really helpful to do automation within a small time frame. We used IQ Bot to extract information from the structured documents and we achieved better accuracy with IQ Bot for field extraction and we did the process in less time compared to manual efforts thanks to AA providing such a business-centric solution. View full review »
Manager - Digital Strategy at WorleyParsons
We have used almost all the features of AA - IQ Bot is no doubt the most useful one for us. Task Bot & Meta bot forms the baseline and is used extensively for most of the use cases. Also, we were able to deploy composite solutions .NET + AA to achieve greater benefits. We have also purchased some other Digital Tools to help us with OCR, these tools have inbuilt Machine Learning capability which makes it easier for us to extract the components from the P&Id's which is an essential part of our pre-processing. Task Bot completed their job of creating the post workflow seamlessly. View full review »
RPA Business Lead at World Bank
It's pretty simple and non-invasive. Those are the key features. And the bot creation process is pretty easy. View full review »
Application Development Associate at Accenture
Easy to use, high scalability, password security features, easy access, etc. There is no coding knowledge required which helped us a lot because many other automation tools require good coding knowledge to develop a bot. The password security feature helped in securing the passwords. Implementing the bot is so easy that our new joiner also can learn it within weeks. It helped us in testing the application end to end without any errors. Record and playback features helped in making our work less and efficient. View full review »
Product Manager at Thirdware Solution Ltd.
The most advanced command options with a wide range of variants are really good to use and they cover almost all of the information silos. Every command has its own purpose and usage, which helps with any use case that comes as a process. We are able to achieve the same without any hindrance or impediment. With Discovery Bot, we can even have our business people enabled with process finding and do an evaluation on whether it can be converted into an opportunity. A wide range of variable data types in A2019 is a good feature to have. View full review »
Jiaming Deng
Developer at Normandy Insurance
It is very easy to use and learn compared to a programming language, where you have to have a background in coding. Anyone can learn it. Learning the software is easy. As a developer, the product is easy to use. It has a lot of commands that I can select from, such as folders, organizing files, and going to websites. It saves time from what a human would be doing. View full review »
Payal Handiwala
Automation Architect at Moody's Corporation
For Automation Anywhere, there are a few commands that are my favorites. The object cloning command is the strongest command that I've worked with, as well as all the Excel commands. You do not need to have IT skills. I come from a finance background, so I can attest to the fact that you do not need IT skills to use Automation Anywhere to leverage it on your teams. View full review »
Analyst at Deloitte
The code history functionality is the most valuable feature, although this could be improved upon with better tracing abilities and UI changes. Overall, the commands provided have enough range to complete almost any task, with creative out-of-the-box thinking required sometimes for workarounds. The simplicity and base nature of the commands are where the value lies; in combination, the variables, error handling, if/else, loop, etc, can produce significantly variable codes. None of the commands are unique to Automation Anywhere, which allows beginners to leverage external knowledge. View full review »
RPA Program Manager at Raksha Technologies Private Limited
The most valuable feature is recording in the Control Room, as it allows me to chose what I want to have recorded, ensuring that I get the right thing on time. All of the options are available in the control room and with the search capability, even a person who is not from a computer background can easily create bots. View full review »
Will Haskell
Supervisor at a energy/utilities company with 5,001-10,000 employees
The object cloning is its most valuable feature. It is easy for business users to utilize, who don't have IT skills. View full review »
Software Engineer at Capgemini
Within less time than it used to take, we can automate a complete Apex task. Being able to do this is how we managed to win the work for our client. The client was amazed and suggested the solution throughout the organization. Complex tasks can be automated easily and reliably. View full review »
Senior RPA Developer at Ernst & Young
I have enjoyed using all the features of this tool, not just one feature, e.g., object cloning, Excel automation, and the web recorder. The tool is very easy to use and mostly user-friendly. I like that when using it I don't need much expertise. View full review »
Automation Developer at Schlumberger
The cognitive solutions that it provides. The feature to automate the use case by simply extracting data, putting it into SAP, and automating the data. This is mostly website based, which is pretty easy for us to work on. View full review »
Application Support Associate at Accenture
I like all of the product features, but I mostly like to work with IQ Bots because they have cognitive automation capabilities. We simply train the Bot by uploading sample files, and it then begins classifying, processing, and extracting the data within a short span of time. We can easily train the bot to extract the required fields, and we are processing tons of invoices using IQ Bot in a fraction of the time. This has saved our company lots in terms of both costs and manpower. Working with Automation Anywhere is very easy in my environment. The automation is built with easy workflows and commands, which are user-friendly, even for people without a programming background. The biggest advantage that Automation Anywhere provides is the Bot Store, where we search the existing bots and download relevant ones for our own use. These are very helpful in our automation because they are done very fast and deploy in a short time. View full review »
Automation Developer at Schlumberger
The main thing is the simple UI, easy to use commands, and it's very easy to learn compared to other tools in the market. View full review »
Chief IT Architect at a consultancy with 10,001+ employees
The Control Room for the bots and its ability to connect bots with APIs are the most valuable features. From my developer's point of view, the tool is pretty strong. Our developers are happy with the features that Automation Anywhere has. View full review »
Technical Architect at MindTree
The tool feature I found the most valuable is Metabot, as we can include the DLLs that are proprietary written code in .NET or other technologies. Apart from the functionality, their working model and support are good. Most of the tool's capabilities and features are very good in terms of architecture. It is easily understandable and very well structured. It is the most promising tool in the market, so it is helpful in attracting customers by demoing the already implemented Bots. View full review »
Head of Intelligent Automation at AMISEQ
The features that help us satisfy the needs of the customer to overcome mundane activities using task bots and meta bots are the most valuable along with the rich controls in the control room. The developer team is able to capture all the necessary steps without much hassle with the visual designer and the ability to test each step of automation has helped in delivering error-free automation to our customer. With the new version of AA, we have more control over the implementation and we are able to quickly deploy the solutions to the customer. View full review »
Senior RPA consultant at RPATech
The following features are best in the Automation Anywhere tool: Automation Anywhere offers the capability of integrating the DLL files with meta bot and hence the developer can use DLL files to connect to applications likes Outlook, SAP, etc. Automation Anywhere offers the best tool in the market for extracting information from PDF and is called IQ bot. IQ bot is built on machine learning and natural language processing. It helps users to create layouts for the pdf and then process the similar format pdf in one go. View full review »
Akshay Pandey
Trainee Associate Systems Analyst at NSEiT Limited
The features I found most valuable are: * PDF Integration Commands: It is easy to extract text from PDF files in two ways, plain text and structured text. Automated password protected files, as well. * FTP Commands: I found it very easy to automate processes where I have to extract, upload, and rename files on the SFTP server for my process. * Error Handler: One of the most valuable features is the error handler, as this command has helped me design bots that can handle multiple errors and exceptions. * Object Cloning Features: This is one of the most reliable features provided by Automation Anywhere. View full review »
Manager, Business Process Integration at a manufacturing company with 501-1,000 employees
The solution has removed humans making errors while increasing our time savings. We now have a lot of more efficiencies in our process. View full review »
Bhaskar R
Sr Site Operations Coordinator at a retailer with 5,001-10,000 employees
The most valuable feature of this solution is its ease of use. It has drag-and-drop features, which makes it very fast for us to gather the required data. View full review »
Digital Analyst at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
It is easy to use and learn. View full review »
RPA Developer at Ernst & Young
All the features that we have different from each other. Most of the time, we go for object cloning and IQ Bot, which will be used in the coming years. That feature, people are looking forward to, as it will help us read and extract data from unstructured formats. View full review »
Shreyas Natesh
RPA Developer at Merck KGaA
The most valuable part of this solution is the import feature. We can take the data from where it is stored, in Excel, and upload it to a web site or where we need it. The interface is user-friendly, well-developed, and straightforward. View full review »
Jane Adams
Information Technology Specialist at RBC
Brings business process automation and this helps in scaling our operations and ensuring that we are able to work 24/7, thus improving our productivity. It has brought artificial intelligence and this allows us to improve our planning and decision-making process, ultimately growing our company and the way we execute our workflow. View full review »
Business Technology Analyst at a consultancy with 5,001-10,000 employees
Excel automation is the most relevant feature for us. View full review »
Navinkumar Sadasivam
Quality Analyst at a computer software company with 10,001+ employees
We can use the current manuals to make sure the bots are working at 100 percent before the next release. It is user-friendly. Everything is under a single dashboard. We can access it anywhere. E.g., I can access dashboard from my Control Room on my mobile app using Automation Anywhere. View full review »
Technical Support Engineer at Wipro Limited
It is very difficult to pin down one valuable feature because each and every one of them is valuable in its own way. I find that IQ Bot is the most amazing feature, as it helps us to work more efficiently with business documents. Object Cloning is another good feature that helps us to save time. Metabot is another valuable feature that exists in AA. PDF integration is another important feature that avoids using IQ bots, and using the OCR helps us to extract text from an image. View full review »
Vikram Chitale
Process Leader Purchase to Pay at Eaton
The ease of use and its ability to change the code when something in the main process or core process changes. The ease of use is really good. View full review »
Jian Chen
Systems Engineer at a insurance company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The most valuable feature is its ease of development. It's pretty easy for people who don't have a tech background to use. It is one of the easiest tools for them to use. We are using it for scripting, and it is end user based with screen captures. It is a bit easier to use than any of the other tools out there. View full review »
Jiajan Shen
Project Management Officer at FDA
The product is very precise, and very efficient. We run bots almost five days a week. We just tell the bot what they have to do and it is always accurate and precise, no issues. View full review »
Consultant at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
The most valuable feature of this solution is recording macros. The MetaBot is also great. People can easily go in and automate anything they want. This solution will connect to the database directly. DLLs can be used to automate the MetaBots. View full review »
Jeffery Gant
IT Business Partner at Lyondell Basel Industries
The product is easy to use. It is a good tool for developers and business users. View full review »
Senior Manager Development at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
The most valuable features are ease of use and deployment. It has very good ease of use. It integrates very well with other applications. View full review »
Subrina Mahmood
Director, Corporate Financial Planning & Analysis at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
The platform is amazing. One of the things that we were worried about when we initially started looking into RPA was having the right people to be able to cope. The advantage of Automation Anywhere is that you don't necessarily have to come from a programming background. It's very easy to pick up. Within the team, we were able to train people within a very short period of time and start our process in as little as two months. View full review »
Configuration Specialist at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
I like the OCR feature, where we can capture information from PDFs. The commands provides by Automation Anywhere make the tool easy to use. View full review »
Diego Salas
Senior Software Developer at Experian
Interaction with websites is the feature most valuable to us. Most of the systems are web-based, so using a very accurate web-based identification like objects, extracting information from tables inside websites, and checking websites differences using MetaBots is very helpful with Internet Explorer. This allows us to separate the functionality by using an object where we store all the assets, or screenshots of the webpages, instead of changing the logic of a website. It's very useful. Ease of use of this solution depends on how complete you want to go. From my perspective as a system engineer, the curve was very, very low because you have a lot of understanding about technology. On the other hand, we have examples of people that the curve was a little bit high, but coaching them to improve their knowledge about Automation Anywhere and how friendly the interface is right now is very useful. View full review »
Infrastructure Manager at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
* The most valuable feature is its Control Room. * It is a user-friendly tool for developers and easy to learn. * The product is easy to integrate. * As a tool, IQ Bot is easy to use, powerful, and very competitive compared to others. View full review »
Prabu Baskaran
RPA Specialist at a manufacturing company with 1-10 employees
* We can easily use the drag and drop. * We can connect to the OCR capabilities. * We use the MetaBot and IQ Bot. View full review »
Shashikumar Kasarla
MTS IV Consultant at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
We got the solution because of its ease of use with the API call, avoiding the use of developers. View full review »
Digital Product Coordinator at a retailer with 5,001-10,000 employees
Automation is less time consuming and very quick. The features are pretty easy to use, like the drag and drop feature. It is easy and understand, even a layman knows how the application works. All the basic stuff can be done by anybody. View full review »
Siva Gangavarapu
RPA Developer at Qualcomm Incorporated
It rectifies small things. View full review »
Technical Architect at a computer software company with 10,001+ employees
The automation of data entry is the most valuable feature for us. View full review »
RPA Lead Architect at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
* Ease of use * Scalable * Intuitive * Integrates easily with different systems. It enables our employees to do more high valued work, increasing employee morale. View full review »
Anantha Kancherla
AVP Solutions at CIGNEX Datamatics
Centralized automation is its most valuable feature. The bot creation process is relatively simple. View full review »
Yash Parikh
Project Manager at Nine A Business Connect
The best part of Automation Anywhere is IQ Bot for its OCR techniques. Bot Insights is also a very good product feature. View full review »
Arumugam Subramanyam
Solution Architect at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
I like working with most of the commands in Automation Anywhere, such as object cloning commands. I like MetaBot for automating Citrix. View full review »
Senior Manager at Genpact - Headstrong
* The most valuable features are Excel operations and PDF for integrations. * It's very developer-friendly. * With IQ Bot, we can now include cognitive automation into our process. The cognitive document processing is pretty good with IQ Bot. View full review »
Vatsal Shah
Application Engineer at NineA business connect
The most valuable feature of this solution is the MetaBot, which gives you the power to add many DLLs and customize them for the automation. View full review »
Software Engineering Manager at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Non-developers can use the tool to create bots. Also, it is very easy for developers to use. View full review »
RPA Developer at Verizon Communications
The OCR is the most valuable feature, though this is a third party feature that we have integrated. It is quite easy to integrate with other solutions. View full review »
Sreeraj Nadarajan
Service Intergration Expert at a pharma/biotech company with 10,001+ employees
Orchestration is the valuable feature. View full review »
Vandana Khanna
Sr Manager Emerging Tech at Verizon Wireless
Its ease of use is the most valuable feature. It is easy to train developers and find the right people, then use them to build the tool. I liked the Automation Anywhere University. It was easy and simple. I hoped that it wouldn't take too much of my time, and it didn't, which was good. I like the bot creation process, because it is very simple. If the process is not complicated, then the bot is really easy to create. View full review »
Alexandre Dusseault
Technical Lead at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
The ease of use is the most valuable feature. View full review »
User at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
We find several functions valuable, including: * The Files/Folder command makes it easy to work off each file in a folder. I don't know how else to do this command. * The Variable Operation makes it easy to work with variables. The system variables catalogue is helpful. * The Send eMail Command helps with the flow of information. View full review »
Mohan Negi
Senior Consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers
The drag and drop is valuable because you can easily read the commands and know what a particular line of code is doing. The error handling and troubleshooting are very good. It is easy for a developer to know what happened in any particular line of code. View full review »
Senior Software Engineer at Thirdware Solution Ltd.
IQ Bot is the most important feature and it has been extensively used by our clients. With all of the new features of IQ bot, I feel it is the most utilized component of Automation Anywhere. The scheduling/triggering of the bots from the CR, without going to the actual environment and starting the bot, is an interesting feature. View full review »
Aishwary Nigam
Senior RPA Analyst at TATA consultancy
The Excel operations are very good. Even in the MetaBot, they have included all the commands. Because of security, we automate our processes in MetaBot. IQ Bot is good compared to the other tools available in the market. The dashboard and Control Room are very good compared to the market. View full review »
Senior Group Manager at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
The ability to build automation without coding is its most valuable feature. View full review »
Robotic Process Automation Manager at Imerys
The flexibility which has been built into it. View full review »
Surendra H
Head, Computer Science at Christ University
There are many valuable features, including the reading material and taking data from websites. We can move quickly working with PDF files. We can see what the bots are doing when they are working. I like the bots that take data from databases and websites, then change it into another format. The bots can use this data to fill out forms, which is very tedious. It is very easy for anybody to learn. Anybody spending time for the solution can learn it. The UI is great and intuitive. View full review »
Manish Kumar
Software Engineer at a energy/utilities company with 10,001+ employees
The most valuable feature in this solution is the IQ Bot. We are also able to perform many types of operations. View full review »
Devesh Gupta
Architect at Maximus
The ease of use is the most valuable feature. It's very easy to use, so to get started, you don't really need hardcore development skills. However, over a period of time, when you have a complex use case, then you really need to improve your end user development skills. View full review »
Product Manager at a university with 5,001-10,000 employees
IQ Bot is its most valuable feature. The user experience is easy. Anyone can work on it. View full review »
Software Developer at a insurance company with 10,001+ employees
The speed of the delivery is its most valuable feature. View full review »
Application Lead at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
* We are able to create robotic tasks in a short time. * Automation Anywhere receives high marks for its ease of use. * It is able to integrate well with other applications. View full review »
Associate IT Developer at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
This solution is easy to use and understand, even for a non-technical person. View full review »
Manoj Baalebail
VP RPA Delivery at Genpact
We have the Bot Store, and also we have contributed a lot of things into Bot Store. We have about 40 different bots in your Bot Store. I think that one of the coolest features that what Automation Anywhere has come up with is AI Sense. I see an immense potential there. Using AI Sense, we can automate outside Citrix. That's going to remove the client dependency or overall automation journey, and that can give lot of optimization, cost saving, and the time to market. View full review »
Developer at a financial services firm with 11-50 employees
It interacts well with other software tools. Other automation tools have trouble with integration. The tool provides everything that we need to design a task. It is a complete tool. The tool is user-friendly and easy to use. It is easy to understand how to automate a task. The bot creation process is easy, manageable, and everything is well-organized for a developer. Everything is centralized. View full review »
Matt Rethlake
RPA Business Analyst at Franklin Electric
* It is flexible and user-friendly. The flexibility is awesome. * It is easy to learn. Coming from a programming background, it is easy to use. * Its ability to integrate with other solutions is awesome. * The cognitive document processing is very good. View full review »
Director at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Right now, we have Automation Anywhere integrated with artificial intelligence (AI). I am certified in the Automation Anywhere University as a developer. It is a good tool. It goes topic-by-topic with real-time examples. The product has a lot of options and visibility. View full review »
I mostly use the Control Room to monitor and manage bot runs. Since we can register multiple bot runners in one control room, and we can easily monitor and re-run bots when necessary, it is convenient for me. I would like to find out more about the dashboards and what they actually mean. View full review »
André Scher
CEO at Auctus
The platform is easy to use, especially for business users. View full review »
Ajay Jeyaraman
Advisory at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
The IQ Bot is the most valuable feature and a significant market differentiator. View full review »
Mike McGaha
Manager - Engineering, Automation CoE at KPMG
The most valuable feature so far is Task bot deployment. We hope to expand to IQ Bot this year. Automation Anywhere's interaction with Excel is a key benefit. View full review »
Krishna Kishore Paraselli
Senior Architect at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
It is easy to use and very scalable. View full review »
Vaibhav Jain
Senior Tech Advisor at Ernst & Young
The ease of use is its most valuable feature. View full review »
Developer at a financial services firm with 5,001-10,000 employees
It is easy and simple to use with its drag and drop functionality. The bot creation is easy, as you automate the steps exactly as you perform them. View full review »
Babjee Vangipurapu
Senior Analyst at Capgemini
The most valuable feature is PDF automation, where we can automate templated PDFs with almost 100% accuracy. DOMX path support for identifying the web elements is helpful. The Control room features, such as pooling devices, Queues, and the secure environment, are also valuable. View full review »
RPA Developer at a consultancy with 10,001+ employees
The most valuable feature is the screen recorder, which helps to automate processes easily. There are a lot of other helpful features such as schedulers and triggers to do things like sending emails after a task is completed. MetaBots and IQ Bots are also good features. There are a lot of options and commands, making this a flexible tool. View full review »
Senior RPA Developer at Yantrik
Metabots and IQ bots. View full review »
Consultant at Deloitte
The most valuable feature is the object cloning. The user interface is easy to use. View full review »
ERP Reporting Manager at a healthcare company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Unattended use is its most valuable feature. View full review »
Senior Associate at PricewaterhouseCoopers
AI and ML integrations are also easy to apply, as well as cognitive features. View full review »
Developer at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The object cloning strategy feature is the most valuable feature. View full review »
SW/App/Cloud Analyst at Accenture
The most valuable features are the Secure Credential Vault, Email automation, and the REST API. These commands have reduced the number of lines of code. The script/task command has helped with modularization. View full review »
The total package is valuable for us as an organization. View full review »
Data Science Consultant (Intern) at WNS Global Services
The features that I find most valuable are: * There isn't much scripting. * It is easy to learn and implement. * No prior programming knowledge required to learn and develop. * On the server-side, multiple developers working on a single project can save their individual works and have them stored in a single repository. View full review »
Senior Program Analyst at WNS Global Services
The most valuable feature is the conversion of PDF Invoices to CSV and to PDF Boxes. View full review »
Executive Director at a tech services company with 5,001-10,000 employees
It helps with the speed on improving processes and the results of those processes. View full review »
Soumyadeep Paul
Manager - FP&A at Sterlite Power
The most valuable features of this solution are its scalability, security using the credential vault, and ease of use for business. View full review »
Manager, Health Care Consulting at RSM US LLP
I haven't done anything fancy yet, but the basics work for me for now. View full review »
George Bennett
Vice President Business Development at myInvenio
* Very comprehensive with different platforms especially SAP and Oracle EBS. * The digital worker is interesting. View full review »
Application Development Lead at Accenture
* Control Room * Bot Creation * Logging Scheduling Task * Trigger for Monitoring. View full review »
Team Lead at Accenture
MetaBot is one of the most useful features. View full review »
IT Operations Associate at Accenture
SMART Automation Technology is the most valuable feature. View full review »
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