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Automation Anywhere (AA) Questions

Netanya Carmi
Content Manager
IT Central Station
Aug 19 2021

Which one is better?

Leah Fainchtein Buenavida‌Neither‌ ‌solution‌ ‌requires‌ ‌any‌ ‌coding‌ ‌experience,‌ ‌and‌ ‌both‌ ‌are‌… more »
Suyog Doshi
Sr. Solution Architect - (Automation, Cognitive & Analytics) at LTI - Larsen & Toubro Infotech
Aug 03 2021
Hi All, I would like to look at the commonly faced issues with process automation using below application and files using Automation Anywhere.  Legacy App Microsoft Word Image File Office 365 Active Directory Microsoft SCCM Symantec DLP Swift ALM I am pretty sure there are multiple… (more)

Hi All,

I would like to look at the commonly faced issues with process automation using below application and files using Automation Anywhere. 

  • Legacy App
  • Microsoft Word
  • Image File
  • Office 365
  • Active Directory
  • Microsoft SCCM
  • Symantec DLP
  • Swift ALM

I am pretty sure there are multiple API interfaces to Office 365, Microsoft word and MS SCCM to make easy and robust integration but I want to look at the issues which might arise later.

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Bhakti Kulkarni
Functional Tester at a computer software company with 10,001+ employees
Aug 03 2021

Hi, 

I'm researching RPA tools. What do you think of Automation Anywhere?

Daniel RobusIt depends on your use case. Is it simply to automate a couple of processes? Is… more »
Mudhukrishna LalapetI would say it's a great option.
reviewer1446603In contrast to other tools, Automation Anywhere is the best with architecture at… more »
Walter Sitoe
User at BCI
Jul 07 2021

What are the differences between IBM digital business automation using UiPath versus IBM Robotic Process Automation using Automation Anywhere?

Daniel RobusMy question to you would be - Why are you mixing the two vendors? Do you have… more »
CelestineIf you are looking at a high level, IBM’s digital business automation looks like… more »
Analyst, Intelligent Automation at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Jun 29 2021
Hi,  We are a large multi-national corporate financial services provider. Governance and Business Continuity are a key part of our design and implementations.  We operate in 10+ geographies with various degrees of market maturity and capabilities in a "federated model" type. I would like to… (more)

Hi, 

We are a large multi-national corporate financial services provider. Governance and Business Continuity are a key part of our design and implementations. 

We operate in 10+ geographies with various degrees of market maturity and capabilities in a "federated model" type.

I would like to understand the key "generic" but universal Governance and Business Continuity requirements that HelpSystems AutoMate, UiPath, Automation Anywhere (AA), Blue Prism, and Microsoft Power Automate would require if implemented in a decentralised manner. 

What would be the minimum requirement?

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Rony_Sklar@reviewer1356150 @Nilesh Pawar @reviewer1390509 @Alex Yuan @Hayaa Kayasseh… more »
Miriam Tover
Content Specialist
IT Central Station
Oct 22 2021

Hi,

We all know it's really hard to get good pricing and cost information.

Please share what you can so you can help your peers.

Julia Frohwein
Content and Social Media Manager
IT Central Station
Oct 19 2021

Hi Everyone,

What do you like most about Automation Anywhere (AA)?

Thanks for sharing your thoughts with the community!

Julia Frohwein
Content and Social Media Manager
IT Central Station
Oct 22 2021

Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with Automation Anywhere (AA).

What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?

Julia Frohwein
Content and Social Media Manager
IT Central Station
Oct 22 2021

How do you or your organization use this solution?

Please share with us so that your peers can learn from your experiences.

Thank you!

Miriam Tover
Content Specialist
IT Central Station
Oct 19 2021

If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering Automation Anywhere (AA), what would you say?

How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?

Robotic Process Automation (RPA) Questions
Evgeny Belenky
IT Central Station
Nov 30 2021

Hi community professionals,

What are TaskBot, MetaBot and IQBot in an RPA tool? What are the main differences between them? Some practical use cases of each will be helpful.

Thanks

Evgeny Belenky
IT Central Station
Nov 29 2021

Hi community,

Do you use different tools at each phase or are there some universal tools that can help during some/all the phases?

Ram ChennaLet me summarize the RPA life cycle but first let's put a process in place… more »
Shibu BabuchandranHi@Evgeny Belenky ​, Would categorize the life cycle of RPA in basic 7 stages… more »
George-Bennett
VP Business Development at Ampliforce
Nov 26 2021
Hi peers, I'm working as the VP of Business Development at a Tech Services Company. Which is your recommended tool for cross-industry (the use case starts with Accounts payable (AP))? Also, what are the purchasing costs (approximate ones) associated with this tool? Thanks (more)

Hi peers,

I'm working as the VP of Business Development at a Tech Services Company. Which is your recommended tool for cross-industry (the use case starts with Accounts payable (AP))?

Also, what are the purchasing costs (approximate ones) associated with this tool?

Thanks

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Michael WilczynskaHello George, My tool recommendation is EMMA RPA (Robotic Process Automation -… more »
Evgeny Belenky
IT Central Station
Nov 01 2021

Hi, 

What are the use cases of NLP is RPA? Has anyone used NLP with your RPA tool? Which one? How has your experience been?

Thanks

Nilesh PawarWe have been successfully using NLP in RPA for Email automation and Chatbot… more »
Shibu BabuchandranHello, Some of the practical scenarios where NLP can be used with RPA is as… more »
Evgeny Belenky
IT Central Station
Oct 13 2021

Hi,

What is the difference between RPA and IPA? What are examples and use cases of IPA?

Thanks.

Shibu BabuchandranHi @Evgeny Belenky​, Intelligent Process Automation is basically an upgraded… more »
Ricardo PulidoLet me start by saying that it's just a catchy word, like many others in our… more »
Evgeny Belenky
IT Central Station
Oct 22 2021

Hi peers,

What is RPAaaS? When do you use it? 

Shibu BabuchandranHi @Evgeny Belenky ​, Robotic process automation-as-a-service (RPAaaS) is a… more »
Daniel RobusAs Shibu said below, it is an effective way of getting into RPA without doing… more »
Nilesh PawarRPAaaS is a new model that helps to take advantage of RPA without capital… more »
Evgeny Belenky
IT Central Station
Nov 04 2021

Hello,

What are the most frequent and useful use cases when an enterprise uses RPA for Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)?

Shibu BabuchandranHi @Evgeny Belenky ​, Most common use cases where organizations can use RPA… more »
SUBHASH SINGHRPA can be used for ERP in the following scenarios: 1. Receipts creation -… more »
Dominic-GopalHi @Evgeny Belenky ​ We have used RPA successfully for AP Invoice Automation… more »
Evgeny Belenky
IT Central Station
Oct 01 2021

Hello peers,

During 2020-2021, working from home has become a new normal. 

In your opinion, how is Robotic Process Automation (RPA) influencing Employee Experience (EX)? Is it an important factor when a company selects an RPA solution?

Can you share any examples?

Shibu BabuchandranHi @Evgeny Belenky ​, Done Well, RPA Leads To Increasingly Engaged Employees… more »
Celestine
Director intelligent automation at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Sep 17 2021
Hello professionals, When it comes to RPA System Integrator (SI) vendors, the majority of large IT services firms take the center stage and are mostly being heavily supported by product vendors directly.  However, smaller firms struggle to establish their business without much support from… (more)

Hello professionals,

When it comes to RPA System Integrator (SI) vendors, the majority of large IT services firms take the center stage and are mostly being heavily supported by product vendors directly. 

However, smaller firms struggle to establish their business without much support from product vendors. Any thoughts on how SMBs can scale the RPA business (especially, in the North American region)?

I appreciate your inputs.

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Ram-ChennaHi @Celestine, It's about catching the long tail for most of the SMB / SMEs… more »
Mark McGregorHi @Celestine ​ Firstly, I have come across many successful smaller SI vendors… more »
Shibu BabuchandranHi @Celestine ​, The way forward for expanding business in RPA is to go in as… more »
Madison Sophia Bennett
Automation specialist at Technetics Group
Sep 03 2021

Hi professionals,

Some automation SW have desktop versions that are robust. 

However, I think they better manage to improve their versions in the cloud to speed up the processes of advanced integrations of all areas. 

What do you think? Is it necessary?

Shibu BabuchandranHi @Madison Sophia Bennett,  This is a very good query and my response is… more »
Rick MurrayManaging all areas of a product is critical to success with the client base… more »
Shlomi KotvShould?  Depends on the company strategy. In a long term, "yes". However, the… more »
Armando Moreno
User at SIATSA
Aug 12 2021

Hi peers,

What are the main reasons to adopt an RPA solution? Besides efficiency, my goal is to identify business and technology KPIs that will be positively influenced by adding an RPA solution. 

I'm looking forward to getting your inputs.

Jack FranoReducing cost: Automating tasks will achieve cost savings of nearly 30%… more »
Evgeny BelenkyHi @Biswajit Mohanty, @Celestine, @Okay Akdeniz, @Jorge Ambrosio, and @Nayeem… more »
CelestineThe primary reason someone should be looking at RPA is to aid digital… more »
Evgeny Belenky
IT Central Station
Aug 09 2021
Hi community, Do you think Robotic Process Automation (RPA) and Business Process Management (BPM) are complementary categories?  What is the relation between the two of them? Or, possibly, in a long run, RPA is going to dominate and replace BPM?  Share your thoughts! Thanks (more)

Hi community,

Do you think Robotic Process Automation (RPA) and Business Process Management (BPM) are complementary categories?  What is the relation between the two of them?

Or, possibly, in a long run, RPA is going to dominate and replace BPM? 

Share your thoughts!

Thanks

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Nancy_SachdevaBoth start with Process.  I don’t think one will replace the other but BPM… more »
KevinO'RourkeDefinitely complimentary.  BPM is all about process improvement, organizational… more »
Robert Costello Do they complement each other? I am not sure complement is the right word to… more »
Marshall Tate
CEO at Midwest Capital Holdings
Jul 16 2021

Hi, 

Does anybody have specific experience in deploying Robotic Process Automation (RPA) in the take-off, estimating and project management functions within the Construction or Specialty (Sub) contracting industry? 

Jack FranoHelpSystems', who AGI is a reseller, has done implementations in for… more »
Osvaldo Moderno
Researcher at University of Sao Paulo
Hi, I'm interested to hear your opinion about the future of the open source automation framework when it's used for robotic process automation (RPA). What about using Robot Framework with Python? Thanks (more)

Hi,

I'm interested to hear your opinion about the future of the open source automation framework when it's used for robotic process automation (RPA).

What about using Robot Framework with Python?

Thanks

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reviewer1401675Great idea to have open source automation framework! Python not a bad choice… more »
CelestineOpen source framework certainly has greater potential. In my opinion, when… more »
Diana Small
Solution Architect at a insurance company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Sep 14 2021
We have 20 to 40 branch office locations that receive email requests for submissions or price quotes for insurance products - both commercial lines and personal lines.  I'm researching RPA to help with processes such as Rate, Quote, Bind, Issue, Policy Admin., etc.  Can anyone comment on the… (more)


We have 20 to 40 branch office locations that receive email requests for submissions or price quotes for insurance products - both commercial lines and personal lines. 

I'm researching RPA to help with processes such as Rate, Quote, Bind, Issue, Policy Admin., etc. 

Can anyone comment on the benefits of RPA within the insurance industry with these types of processes?

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Ronald MuellerHi Diana,  There are countless opportunities for RPA in the insurance… more »
CelestineInsurance industry is wide open for the implementation of RPA. If you look at… more »
reviewer14016751. Auto batching of emails received to right grouo of people on quote, policy… more »
Ranjit JOG
Business System Consultant at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees

I want to learn more about the capabilities provided by Kofax for attended bots. What are the deployment strategies of attended bots, and how do they work? I will be more interested if you have detailed documentation of the same from an infrastructure/program stand point.

Walter Sitoe
User at BCI
Aug 28 2021

I work at a company that uses IBM iSeries. I would like to know what are the best tools for RPA integration?

JamesTaylor2I can only speak to UiPath since that is the only RPA solution that I have used… more »
Michael RiderWe have found that Foxtrot (Now NintexRPA) is a very solid solution for IBM… more »
Willem De JonghCheck AutomationEdge platform.  Unique platform to automation business and IT… more »
Michael Whitehead
Chief Information Officer at Fortium
Aug 12 2021

Hi, I'd like to find out about the benefits of using RPA in marketing and sales. 

Thanks!

Rakesh KanojiaTwo use cases come to my mind in using RPA in marketing & sales. 1. Processing… more »
Anil MamidwarIf your marketing and sales include any process/steps that repeat every time, a… more »
reviewer824844I would take a look at how your team do it now, without automation. You are sure… more »
Rony_Sklar
IT Central Station
Aug 02 2021

What are some positive ways that RPA can contribute towards the manufacturing industry? What problems does RPA solve for this industry?

SwetaRobotic Process Automation (RPA) can optimize various time-centric, rule-based… more »
James-Taylor
Senior Consultant at Centric Consulting
Aug 02 2021
I'm a senior consultant at a Tech Services Company with less than 1,000 employees.  I'm needing to not only review testimonials of multiple RPA tools out there, but I would also like to get a cost list to set up the tools.  I would also like to know what are the requirements to set up each… (more)

I'm a senior consultant at a Tech Services Company with less than 1,000 employees. 


I'm needing to not only review testimonials of multiple RPA tools out there, but I would also like to get a cost list to set up the tools. 

I would also like to know what are the requirements to set up each tool.

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Willem De JonghBefore even evaluating technologies, prepare an inventory of all existing and… more »
Karthik ByggariThe cost comparison tools don't apply directly for RPA tools for numerous… more »
Menachem D Pritzker
Director of Growth
IT Central Station
Nov 29 2021

Hi community members,

The market leaders seem very entrenched. 

Who are we going to be talking about 3-5 years from now? Still the same few companies? Is anyone doing anything innovative in this space that could be a real game-changer?

Share your forecast!

AnimeshJainProcessRobot (Softomotive) and WDG were very promising. They were adding niche… more »
Nancy_Sachdeva Based on my analysis, the players which are not including everything and… more »
AswinSasiIntellibot.io would be my suggestion. From DPA to RPA to cognitive model long to… more »
Hanna K
Head of Product Management at Robocorp
Jun 01 2021

Would you use open source tools for RPA, or do they need to be really expensive to be credible?

Karthik ByggariTo answer your question, there are many open-source RPA tools available in the… more »
Fernando Di LelleHello Hanna,  As everybody knows, RPA is basically about code, so if you just… more »
Gary HydenBy using RPA software, users can ensure that human error is completely… more »
Jose Ramirez
User
Sep 03 2021

Hi community,

I am evaluating RPA solutions. What are the total costs involved for attended and unattended robots? 

Thanks! I appreciate the help. 

Ian SehgalStreet Cred: I only provide feedback in the context of what it "actually" costs… more »
Jason FosterThere may not be a cost difference. Usually, the license you have will allow you… more »
Pedro GirãoUiPath: Attended robots, around 1.5k/year/each robot. Unattended: around… more »
Menachem D Pritzker
Director of Growth
IT Central Station
Nov 09 2021

So far I've found these. I would be happy to get your perspectives on these, or any others you suggest. (I'll add to my list!)

  • The RPA Academy
  • MindMajix
  • Edureka
  • UiPath Academy
  • Automation Anywhere University

Thanks!

Nilesh PawarUiPath Academy is the best and recommended one as its more persona-driven and… more »
Ravindra Kumar MuduliYou have listed some of the RPA learning options which we have. I will… more »
VarunGuptaFor RPA I have found UiPath certification is the best. They have a very good… more »
Julia Frohwein
Content and Social Media Manager
IT Central Station
Jul 01 2021
Hi everyone! There are a lot of great reviews of RPA (AA, UiPath, Blue Prism, Kryon, etc.). If you haven't shared a review yet, would you please share with us your favorite use case for RPA? Whether you're using RPA for sales ops or customer service or data manipulation/management or something… (more)

Hi everyone!

There are a lot of great reviews of RPA (AA, UiPath, Blue Prism, Kryon, etc.). If you haven't shared a review yet, would you please share with us your favorite use case for RPA?

Whether you're using RPA for sales ops or customer service or data manipulation/management or something else -- what's your use case for RPA?

Please share with the community so we all know what you're working on.

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beograddeveloperHi there!  I'm an RPA developer, and I'm a fan of Kryon.  As a freelance… more »
Josh11
Management Consultant with 1-10 employees

Hi everyone,

Are there any RPA products in the market that Bots can run without the centralized control module?

Thank you for your assistance,

Josh

AnimeshJainRPA can be configured to run in a standalone mode. Depending on the product… more »
Birinder SinghAll RPA products have the ability to run bots without centralized control… more »
Tejaswini H RHi Josh, UiPath Robot without connecting to orchestrator is a component which… more »
Davina Becker
Content Editor
IT Central Station
Nov 09 2021
When implementing an RPA solution within your organization, what did you find to be the easiest process to automate, and why?  Were you expecting the process to be easy? If not, what made it easy? Do you think the process would have been easy with any vendor or only the vendor who you… (more)

When implementing an RPA solution within your organization, what did you find to be the easiest process to automate, and why? 

Were you expecting the process to be easy? If not, what made it easy?

Do you think the process would have been easy with any vendor or only the vendor who you implemented with?

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Yaniv StrausThe easiest to automate was to download a report from one system and upload it… more »
reviewer1031013-Easy to data entry process web scraper -Reading pdf -String manipulation… more »
Director02e8We have implemented unattended robotic process automation. We found the… more »
Miriam Tover
Content Specialist
IT Central Station
Jun 03 2021
Many members of our community are looking to understand how to calculate the ROI of an RPA deployment. Is it based on cost reduction, revenue impact, compliance, experience enhancement for employees and/or customers, or something else? What's the best way to measure the success of RPA?… (more)

Many members of our community are looking to understand how to calculate the ROI of an RPA deployment. Is it based on cost reduction, revenue impact, compliance, experience enhancement for employees and/or customers, or something else?

What's the best way to measure the success of RPA?

Here's what we've found:

Evaluating top RPA tools, our members shared their insights into the cost benefit analysis and success measurements they believe are worthwhile to anyone evaluating using RPA for their business. Undoubtedly, there are many benefits of RPA, ROI and cost savings being the main factors. We've summarized our members points on how to calculate ROI and success.

Shrippad Mhaddalkar provides a itemizes potential elements needed to calculate ROI, which includes items such as effort saved, improvement of the output quality, gain in productivity, etc.

Return (i.e. savings)

  • Automation. Automation is intended to complete a task with a bot rather than an employee. Using the amount of hours the automation will save the employee and applying their hourly wage will give you the savings of that employee not doing that task. There are some limitations of RPA in what tasks it can accomplish, but careful task evaluation should align the task with the capabilities of bots. Additionally, RPA and AI can be used together to accomplish tasks and improve processes for a very automated business system.
  • Quality. Since bots conduct tasks very effectively and minimize errors, your business can see savings if quality is improved. Use cost per error and errors per hour as means for coming up with quality savings.
  • Productivity. This refers to the number of employee hours that are replaced by a bot can be aligned with other relevant business activities.

Investment

A Program Manager at Yokogawa, an Industrial Automation firm, adds that there are also qualitative returns as well - customer satisfaction, data quality, and increase in task volume completion.

How to measure RPA success?

Gabriel Bold talks about measuring success by measuring the "benefits you are looking for", which one could infer more quantitatively matches the metrics that were used in calculating your savings and investment (as shown above). For example, if you think you should see efficiency or productivity gains, you should measure those areas to ensure the RPA implementation and processes are yielding the benefits you're expecting.

Sabrina Mahmood mentions measuring success at a much higher level - cost savings and efficiency savings.

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Nilesh PawarPlease see a snapshot of my ROI & Automation Index Calculators. 1. Firstly you… more »
Subrina MahmoodWhen it comes to measuring RPA success, it can be done in many different ways… more »
Scott FrancisI'd advise a different approach, outlined in this blog post: "How to turn ROI… more »
Ariel Lindenfeld
Sr. Director of Community
IT Central Station
Sep 28 2021

Let the community know what you think. Share your opinions now!

Nilesh PawarGood question and a very easy answer. Please find the below links it should help… more »
reviewer11135731. It's important to understand the architecture of the RPA 2. It's critical to… more »
Nimesh ShahMy answer is going to a bit different as I am a business user with limited… more »