Blue Prism Competitors and Alternatives

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Logeshbabu Jothy
Real User
Head Transformer at FLSmidth
Sep 24 2019

What is most valuable?

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… more»

How has it helped my organization?

The product is improving our company in a number of different ways through the automation it helps us to create. I would say like the AR function is completely automated right now, but we are in the… more»

What needs improvement?

At least for our requirements, whatever version we have been using till now — I think the current version 11.3.2 — is fantastic and more than we could use as we grew with the product. Any additional… more»

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

They are already coming out with a community license, which is really good. That's something that I wish to have.

What other advice do I have?

If I were to rate this product on a scale of one to ten where ten is the best, I would definitely rate them nine. It is not a ten because of what may be my ignorance of the entire Automation Anywhere… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We had looked at a lot of prominent players in the market and examined the different options as well, like Blue Prism and UiPath. Automation Anywhere was the one company who was flexible in terms of… more»
Adam Staude
Real User
Manager, Application Support at a Consumer Goods with 1,001-5,000 employees
Aug 11 2019

What is most valuable?

The bot is typically about twice as fast as a person and more accurate, as long as the data going in is good. That is the biggest advantage. I do like the feature if you… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Our company has seen crazy growth over the last 10 to 12 years. We have been up 20 percent year-over-year for that amount of time. Without some of this automation, we… more»

What needs improvement?

Process Discovery is brand new. We are on 19.1 for it. I know on 19.2 that they change the architecture completely. From talking to some other companies that use this, it… more»

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

They license per robot and we have 25 robots. You get so many robot licenses and can allocate those licenses to either attended, unintended, or Process Discovery bots. If… more»

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

This is the first RPA solution that my company has used. Someone in the business found the solution. We weren't in a position where we were actually looking for it. One of… more»

What other advice do I have?

I would really recommend the tool. I definitely see a lot of value with it. Just in the few release notes that I have read for some of the versions they've released since… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We also looked at Blue Prism. We just briefly looked at some demos, then we even got pricing, but we were sold from the get-go with the Kryon tool because it was so… more»
Kaitlyn Kapp
Real User
Software Engineer at Security Benefit
Oct 30 2019

What is most valuable?

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

How has it helped my organization?

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

What needs improvement?

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

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

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

What other advice do I have?

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

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We evaluated both Automation Anywhere and Blue Prism in addition to this solution. We ruled out Blue Prism pretty quickly. Our sister company uses Automation Anywhere, but we liked UiPath, primarily… more»
AnastasiaIlgova
Real User
Solution Architect at Automation COE
Sep 27 2019

What is most valuable?

The OCR is the best on the market. Even if you go for an open-source solution, it will never be as good as recognizing imagines as ABBYY. The is the main reason that we chose this product.

What needs improvement?

The automatic processing of invoices is not set up. We had to invent our own way of handling this. For example, if the invoice is not recognized successfully then it goes to a verification station for a person to verify whether everything is ok. But, there are no predefined solutions for this. They should have some basic types of different projects already in place, which would allow you to just… more»

What other advice do I have?

My advice to anybody who is considering this solution is to ask for case studies and examples in advance. Ask for real examples on how to set it up. One example might be for invoices, or for formulas that should be inside the product, and how to set them up quickly. We asked for automatic invoices and they said that they didn't do that yet. We had to put a great deal of effort into this, and it… more»
Real User
Data Analyst at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jan 16 2020

What is most valuable?

I would say that the most valuable feature in Blue Prism's Virtual Workforce is that it is quite stable and this is imperative to the industry we serve.

What needs improvement?

One area that the product can be improved is the ease-of-use because it is not easy to work with. Another area where it could improve is adding more automation features that it does not yet have like tended robots. Right now this solution… more»

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

I do not know exactly what the pricing is that we get on the product but I know that we get a pretty good deal because we are a huge group. We have over 50,000 employees with good clients and plans for growth, so we were able to negotiate a… more»

What other advice do I have?

On a scale from one to ten where one is the worst and ten is the best, I would rate Blue Prism as an eight out of ten. I do have some other reservations about the product. Personally, I would recommend using something else for automation… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I was not involved in the process of selecting Blue Prism. I have some experience with it and it works, but right now, I'm exploring other options. Specifically, I would like to make a strong comparison with UiPath. There may be other… more»
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