Compare Automation Anywhere (AA) vs. IBM Robotic Process Automation (RPA)

Automation Anywhere (AA) is ranked 2nd in Robotic Process Automation (RPA) with 116 reviews while IBM Robotic Process Automation (RPA) which is ranked 8th in Robotic Process Automation (RPA) with 6 reviews. Automation Anywhere (AA) is rated 8.0, while IBM Robotic Process Automation (RPA) is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Automation Anywhere (AA) writes "Integration with source control is very refreshing and the dashboard is great". On the other hand, the top reviewer of IBM Robotic Process Automation (RPA) writes "Enables us to very quickly move automation to production, but needs PDF integration". Automation Anywhere (AA) is most compared with UiPath, Blue Prism and WorkFusion, whereas IBM Robotic Process Automation (RPA) is most compared with UiPath, Automation Anywhere (AA) and Blue Prism. See our Automation Anywhere (AA) vs. IBM Robotic Process Automation (RPA) report.
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This boosts the customer confidence and experience. When the customer experience increases, obviously sales will increase.It is highly scalable on cloud and virtual machines.The Automation Anywhere software has improved our organization by moving us into the RPA climate and allowing us to save on our overhead.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.The advantage of Automation Anywhere is that you don't necessarily have to come from a programming background.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.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.Its ease of deployment is the most valuable feature. We have found with many customers that it's quite easy to deploy.

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It is easy to use. We have enabled our resources who don't have a background in automation to be certified and trained, then implement this product within a very short period of time, as it is very user-friendly.It's integrated with all the other products within the Salesforce ecosystem.It's not inclusive, in terms of automation, you can just do it standalone, in its own silo. It's not going to force your existing system or teams, your admin teams, to create new IDs for you or even force them to create new services or APIs for you or expose something from there. They can just keep the way they are doing it right now, but you still automate it.The most valuable feature is the ability to automate mundane tasks. This improves efficiency, reliability, etc. You can form critical operations which can be highly automated.The initial setup is straightforward.I think simplicity is key. One of the things that we've noticed is how our developers have been able to quickly adopt the platform; but not only the developers or the techy people, also the business.

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Automation Anywhere is a tool. It is not able to go ahead and extract the hand-written documents. Most of the automation tools that we have in the market are not able to get an accuracy of close to 80 to 90 percent on hand-written documents. So, I'm eagerly looking at a release from Automation Anywhere, wherein they could plug in an LP or look at some sort of a platform which could convert hand-written documents into a readable format. If they could bring in they own platform, this would make a big in-roads for the entire automation industry.I would like to see a built-in read-only role for the control room so that the bot creators can log in and monitor the production environment without any auditing concerns.I have noticed that after the bots have been delivered to run in a production environment, there are issues in terms of quality and performance.Because we are very new to our process, so we're still sort of working through it.The bot insides should come in the same package versus having it as a different bundle by itself. If we could have this product come with all the inside solutions altogether, that would help.Another feature that would be cool to see in Automation Anywhere is more use of artificial intelligence. Right now, RPA is basically limited to a bot which is simply following the instructions that it was given. However, what would be really useful is if a bot was able to more flexibly respond to issues. For example, sometimes there are erroneous errors and pop ups. With good code, you can certainly build your bots to be able to handle that. However, it does take time and a bit of technical know-how to be able to do that.Room for improvement is more on the IQ Bot side: How quickly we can adopt and deploy it?More interactions with PDFs would be great for Automation Anywhere.

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I would like it to do pretty much everything out-of-the-box without any need for any customization. However, that is not the case right now. We absolutely have to do some amount of customization with the solution in order to use it out-of-the-box as-is.We are looking to see how it can connect with various interfaces seamlessly, through APIs.Extensibility is the key, especially in terms of the Recorders feature that we have. That should be browser independent. Enhance it because some people have Chrome, some have Internet Explorer, etc. Also, integration with PDFs: Not just the ability to read information from PDFs but the ability to write information from PDFs, make it secure, sign it, etc. Finally, if they can allow a token exchange inside the tool itself, that would help.We would like more focus on understanding AI and how it can be used to manage exception handling.Needs better integration with artificial intelligence or with machine-learning.One of the things I would definitely like to see is more of the machine-learning and cognitive capabilities. For example, now that we're starting to automate more and more tasks, there are some things that still require us to go back and modify the robots when we need to. But if we had more of the machine-learning integrated into it, I believe it would be easier to maintain, so that we wouldn't have to go back and adjust every time.

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We have saved customers 400% in terms of time saved by implementing this product.The pricing and licensing of Automation Anywhere plays an important rule in the Indian market because in the Indian market $10,000 USD is too much. Hence, the pricing tends to go down depending on the customer relationship with the partner: A starter pack is $10,000 and an enterprise pack is $100,000. If you go through an implementation partner, you can get good deals. They can save some money.It looks like it will be right around $115,000, not counting IQ Bot, which we won't renew until later.No one is balking at the cost. They are market rates and will change, but no one is saying, "That is ridiculous or impossible." They are saying, "Show me the ROI and prove that the cost is accurate."One of the things that will be good for the community will be to get the free version to download, which came out just a month ago called Community Edition. So, you can actually download it and try it for yourself.Roughly, as of today, it is around $250,000 annually.We have a few licenses. They cost roughly $10,000 each.I've seen the price vary by whether the client is going to scale and adopt a tool.

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Automation Anywhere is the world’s largest provider of robotics process automation (RPA) software and the pioneer of the intelligent digital workforce. Over 1600 of the world’s leading enterprises deploy 1,000,000+ bots on the Automation Anywhere platform to automate their business processes in banking, finance, insurance, technology, telco, logistics and other sectors. Automation Anywhere has a global reach with 1600 employees and 500+ global partners that deliver products and services in over 90 countries.

IBM Robotic Process Automation with Automation Anywhere enables you to automate the highly repetitive tasks normally performed by humans with robotic process automation (RPA) so you can boost employee productivity and allow employees to focus on higher-value knowledge work. The RPA solution from IBM includes market-leading RPA technology from Automation Anywhere, Inc. that is pre-integrated with IBM Business Process Manager Express, which allows organizations to orchestrate and manage multiple RPA bots, and better handle business process exceptions.

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Financial Services Firm37%
Manufacturing Company14%
Pharma/Biotech Company10%
Comms Service Provider7%
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Financial Services Firm44%
Manufacturing Company11%
Mining And Metals Company8%
Retailer7%
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Small Business12%
Midsize Enterprise9%
Large Enterprise79%
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Small Business10%
Midsize Enterprise26%
Large Enterprise63%
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Large Enterprise100%
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