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Pros
"The OCR is the best on the market.""The handwriting recognition is very good, as it can recognize handwriting done with pen and paper with at least 70% accuracy.""It's a very useful and user-friendly product.""The most valuable feature is the ability to capture data from documents with different formats.""The machine learning capability is pretty good."

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"One of the features that we have used the most is an action in the Workbench called Object Cloning. We find that very reliable and very useful for implementing different business processes.""Security is a top priority for us. To be allowed to automate different processes, we need to have a good set of controls around who is allowed to do what, and what credentials people can and can't use. It allows us to manage access make sure that we have full control.""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... If I need to mimic a human behavior, I will use Automation Anywhere.""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.""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.""This solution is valuable because it can automate tasks which would otherwise be left for us to process manually.""The immediate impact is administrative tasks which were traditionally done manually are now being done by robots. This reduces the workload for people.""They've now included the code so we can add some additional code. That's good."

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Cons
"This solution should have better integration with RPA solutions such as Blue Prism.""In the future, I would like to see integration with Google Sheets.""Not a ten because sometimes some documents have handwritten data. If this improved, I would rate it a ten out of ten.""The is a long time between application updates.""Quite complex, particularly for those who are not tech savvy."

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"The main things I've found that could be better are small things that can be annoying when you're using them a lot. I would recommend they add a feature where, if you mark the start of an "If" sentence it will highlight the end of the "If" sentence. That would make it easier to get a better overview.""We would like to see more options for merging and un-merging PDFs. More flexibility there would be good. We've figured out ways around this and, using their software, we've been able to do everything we wanted to do. It just took a bit more time to do it. We were on version 10.5 and in their Bot Store they actually had a bot that did exactly what we wanted to do, but it was for Version 11.0.""There's a loss of overhead on the computing resources in Automation Anywhere. If you have an encrypted bot, the Automation Anywhere software has to read it first, decrypt it, and run it. So there is a potential that, if the logic of the bot isn't good enough, a lot of CPU and memory overload will happen. This is something which Automation Anywhere should look at because it takes a lot of computing resources. I have seen CPUs running at 100 percent.""They will need much more support, because it is a new thing and it’ll never fail because of productive partners. It will fail if people on the “gemba” don’t adopt it.""The biggest issue was that the new license required upgraded hardware infrastructure so we were getting all new tech stuff procured which meant that we were getting updated RAMs and things like that. Getting the licenses was easier but building the infrastructure which was required to support the new version was difficult.""As far as stability is concerned, there have been some challenges. Sometimes, we experience our computers freezing up for no apparent reason or the network being inaccessible.""I'd like to see the OCR feature be perfected. Today we get an accuracy ratio from OCR of around 40 percent to 50 percent only.""I would like to see more stability around scheduling a bot to run headless."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"For us, the price is reasonable."

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"We just did a round of price comparison on a global scale and found it's so hard to compare the license prices. But, Automation Anywhere, in general, is on the same price level as the other vendors, a bit lower in some cases.""If you look at the capital expenditure, Automation Anywhere is number two to UiPath. But if you take a long-term view, on a scalable model of a large number of bots coming out, it slowly goes on to become the costliest tool. There is something they can do about that. The capital expenditure goes out right at the point of buying the tool. For Automation Anywhere, I would need to spend $20,000. UiPath can give me something for $6,000, while Blue Prism will come in at $300,000.""It's cheaper than other similar solutions.""The cost for scalability is much cheaper than developing a new system.""If I compare it with Blue Prism, Automation Anywhere is cheaper. Blue Prism is very costly. Automation Anywhere's pricing follows the market, not less and not more.""It is expensive. Automation Anywhere has reduced the price slightly, as we have grown. However, the price is still excessive enough that we are engaged in PoCs on other tools.""Cost is the biggest area in need of improvement for Automation Anywhere. Annually it's $250,000. That's what deterred us right away.""We save 34,000 hours of time per year and have recouped up to $6000 in lost revenue."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: It's a very useful and user-friendly product.
Top Answer: Our basic concern is that ABBYY does not allow you to use the product unless you are a trained professional. This has been a roadblock for some of our clients because they have been okay with the… more »
Top Answer: Our primary use case is for invoicing. We use it for product licenses and reports about insurance policies and invoices.
Top Answer: It depends on your use case. Is it simply to automate a couple of processes? Is it to augment a human team? AA is very good in certain situations but lacks in others. For me, it's more the team that… more »
Top Answer: From my experience using AA tool, it depends on the applications that you want to automate, because there some applications that AA has limitations for, such as the Oracle. For web-based applications… more »
Top Answer: It is a highly preferred RPA tool. You can check my Automation Anywhere Review to know more.
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FlexiCaptureAutomation Anywhere, Testing Anywhere, Automation Anywhere Enterprise
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Overview

ABBYY FlexiCapture is an intelligent platform for capturing meaningful data, relationships and insights from documents, forms and correspondence to improve business outcomes. It transforms documents into business value by capturing and validating information in any format at its point of need. Intelligently digitizing documents and automating document processes, FlexiCapture helps organizations remove risk and cost while accelerating revenue and drive competitive advantage every day.

Automation Anywhere is a global leader in Robotic Process Automation (RPA), empowering customers to automate end-to-end business processes with software bots that perform repetitive and manual tasks, resulting in dramatic productivity gains and business resiliency with less than one-year payback, on average. The company offers the industry’s leading web-based and cloud-native intelligent automation platform combining RPA, artificial intelligence, machine learning and analytics right out of the box, to help organizations rapidly start and scale their process automation journey. Its Bot Store is the world's first and largest marketplace with more than 1,000 pre-built, intelligent automation solutions. With a global network of 2,000 partners, Automation Anywhere has deployed over 2.4 million bots to support some of the world’s largest enterprises across all industries. For additional information, visit www.automationanywhere.com.

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Sample Customers
Banque Populaire de l’Ouest, PepsiCoGoogle, Linkedin, Cisco, Juniper Networks, DellEMC, Comcast, Mastercard, Quest Diagnostics
Top Industries
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Computer Software Company34%
Comms Service Provider16%
Financial Services Firm10%
Energy/Utilities Company6%
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Computer Software Company30%
Financial Services Firm23%
Manufacturing Company11%
Pharma/Biotech Company7%
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Computer Software Company35%
Comms Service Provider15%
Financial Services Firm7%
Energy/Utilities Company5%
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Small Business12%
Midsize Enterprise9%
Large Enterprise79%
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Small Business10%
Midsize Enterprise16%
Large Enterprise75%
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ABBYY FlexiCapture is ranked 2nd in Intelligent Document Processing (IDP) with 5 reviews while Automation Anywhere (AA) is ranked 2nd in Robotic Process Automation (RPA) with 372 reviews. ABBYY FlexiCapture is rated 8.2, while Automation Anywhere (AA) is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of ABBYY FlexiCapture writes "Good OCR capabilities for our automated invoicing system". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Automation Anywhere (AA) writes "Has the ability to customize and build out the platform to make it more useful and valuable". ABBYY FlexiCapture is most compared with Kofax RPA, IQ Bot, IBM Datacap, HyperScience and ABBYY Vantage, whereas Automation Anywhere (AA) is most compared with UiPath, Microsoft Power Automate, Blue Prism, froglogic Squish and EdgeVerve AssistEdge RPA.

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