AnilPanchalSenior Technologist at a financial services firm
Teuje TapLean Navigator with 100% focus on Robotic Process Automation at raet
We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"The automation provided by this solution has saved us a lot of time."
"Once I decide a process is suitable as a Kryon solution, the cycle of automation is quite quick. I learn about the manual process and I'm one of the two guys who program the Kryon environment. It's relatively simple. There are many details, but once you understand the concept it is quite easy."
"The recording feature enables us to record what we're doing, like typing or clicking the mouse, and to identify objects on the screen. We basically teach the program how to type, instead of a person. That's the most powerful feature."
"[One of the valuable features] is the triggers. It's relatively simple to activate it. You can activate it via Control-M or via email. It has a lot of built-in triggers which enable us to easily activate the jobs."
"The number of commands it gives us to edit and modify is really good. It also captures screen activities and plays them back."
"The most valuable features for our organization are the automatic processes which save main power in the back office."
"All our users have no technical background. But Kryon is really simple and intuitive. Our business adapted very quickly and easily. This is the main thing and it's why we love the system so much. It's why we are always trying to put more processes into the system and make more use cases: because of the simplicity and the intuitive nature of the system."
"We use PowerBuilder as our application building codex. Kryon adds flexibility when we have the functionality of SQL, where we can take sets of data out of the back-end and run complex computations or do a bunch of data validations inside the wizard. It can save us sometimes dozens of steps, then if we were to try and do those same reviews using the user interface completely. The balance that we get from using Kryon RPA, alongside being able to screen scrape and frequent screen, gives us an advantage that we haven't had previously with any of our other attempts at robotic process automation."
"It has been helpful in reducing the manpower and error rate since we are able to run tasks 24/7 without interruptions. As humans definitely take breaks and there may be absenteeism that is unexpected, the solution provides continuous work. Humans tend to make errors once in a while, but the solution has almost zero percent errors."
"It would be very helpful to have a simple and extensive training guide, or training model, to help learn how to work with the product."
"It would be better to have [upgrades] done automatically, like an application on your smartphone. Or even if done manually, the upgrade should just be "next, next, next," and it's upgraded, rather than making it a project to upgrade."
"I would like to see a better OCR solution. That's the main thing: identifying unstructured data, like all paper documents and data from pictures."
"We need stronger governance to know, when a transaction is done, whether it worked or failed; strong logging. That would be helpful."
"There are limitations on integrations with other platforms like ServiceNow. There are some issues integrating. It's not a really an open system. The product, its design, etc., is really good, but they have to look at the openness, how to integrate with other products which are available in the market, as well as with our own solutions. You can do integration but it is not so easy."
"From our experience, the product is not suitable for end users."
"I would expect that in the first year there is no ROI. It has to be measured over three or five years."
"We would like to see having a little more specific documentation, or some of the examples be easier to find. One of the big things that we get directed to now is the Kryon Community page, but a lot of that wasn't in existence or publicized when we started doing our training and education. Now, we're stumbling through using it. For the majority of the time, we have either had to try and interpret what the instructions meant or do a service desk ticket."
"Another major drawback is OCR. We are not able to read scanned documents correctly in a reliable way. There is always some margin of error. Some of the processes require us to read scanned documents, and you need to ensure that it is 100 percent accurate. Without that level of assurance, you can't automate such tasks."
"We have a yearly license. It's about $5,000 per year."
"For an unattended robot it's $6000 a month."
"In addition to the standard licensing costs, there are manpower costs."
"We've more than broken even over on the license. Year to date, we are at $120,000 in savings."
"Licensing costs are about $100,000 a year without any additional costs."
"We have been able to alleviate two FTEs, which was a big savings for us. We were able to reuse those resources in other locations. It is over 5000 hours a year in total savings."
"Can't beat the price... There are different pricing levels for every bot or unattended bot. You can buy however many you want. You'll need an additional virtual machine for it to work on."
"We're paying in the neighborhood of about $66,000 a year. The cost is fairly similar to its competitors' costs. It might have been a little bit more reasonable than the others, and that cost was with Process Discovery in addition."
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AntWorks is a global artificial intelligence (AI) and intelligent automation company that creates new possibilities with data through digitisation, automation, and enterprise intelligence. As the world's only platform that understands every data type, AntWorks' Integrated Automation Platform, ANTstein, digitises every bit of information for a diverse range of industries. By creating human-like bots in a low-code/ no-code environment, ANTstein innovates new ways to automate complex processes. AntWorks' solutions power up enterprises with accurate insights through an integrated, intelligent, technology stack that automates and learns independently. Put simply, it accelerates the new, constantly. ANTstein is also the first and singular Enterprise Intelligent Automation Platform powered by fractal science principles and pattern recognition.
The Kryon RPA Platform sets the standard for secure, scalable and cost efficient robotic process automation management and optimization. It’s also among the most business-user friendly platforms on the market.
ANTstein is ranked 4th in Intelligent Document Processing (IDP) with 1 review while Kryon RPA is ranked 4th in Robotic Process Automation (RPA) with 18 reviews. ANTstein is rated 8.0, while Kryon RPA is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of ANTstein writes "Completely eliminated manual tasks for some of our business requirements". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Kryon RPA writes "The tool helps with speed to market, efficiency, and accuracy". ANTstein is most compared with UiPath, ABBYY FlexiCapture, Automation Anywhere (AA) and HyperScience, whereas Kryon RPA is most compared with UiPath, Blue Prism, Automation Anywhere (AA), NTT-AT WinActor and Software AG ARIS Robotic Process Automation.
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