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"They've now included the code so we can add some additional code. That's good.""We have been able to reduce the amount of repetitive tasks completed by operations, allowing individuals to move onto tasks which cannot yet be automated.""Very comprehensive with different platforms especially SAP and Oracle EBS.""The digital worker is interesting.""In Automation Anywhere we liked the drag-and-drop and easily stitching the recording of mouse control and keyboard controls.""Automation Anywhere is excellent for integrating with other solutions. It provides the ability to leverage the APIs of third-party solutions. We use some of the already built-in MetaBots to then scrape the data and manipulate independent data that we need in order to integrate with other third-party solutions.""The solution has removed humans making errors while increasing our time savings. We now have a lot of more efficiencies in our process.""We are making less mistakes and have more metrics available to understand what our problems are. Now, we can do root cause analysis and have less noise in the system during the process."

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"The most valuable feature is that it is pretty low-code, so you don't need much coding expertise to use it.""Power Automate has allowed us to simplify the business process and improve operational efficiency.""This product is a really easy-to-use solution for quickly developing prototypes.""Power Automate is not complex and is very easy-to-use in deploying most development projects.""For people who already use Office 365, Power Automate is very easy to integrate and use.""Power Automate is intuitive and easy to use.""The most valuable feature is the ability and ease of linking multiple connectors within the same flow.""In just in one click, we can see any documentation, etc., that we need. It makes it very easy to navigate."

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"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.""I think the pricing model should be more flexible.""I would like to have a bot as a service platform on AA Cloud. This would minimize the installation process, and we wouldn't need to have all the hardware to support the platform in-house.""Understanding what we wanted to do the tool after setup, that was complex.""I would like more with OCR and data capture. We are partnering with IBM to help bridge this gap, but Automation Anywhere should continue to expand on their product line and provide these capabilities, as well.""I would like to see more bots available right out-of-the-box in the SAP area. For example, if you take the overall OTC in our organization, we have to contact 15 teams. Even if we provide one big bot for the OTC, it won't work. It will not be used by one person. So if there could be more specific bots out-of-the-box, that would be really helpful.""I would like more integration into the entire Microsoft Suite of products, not just Excel. Companies use all of Microsoft products at the same time, and being good at just one Microsoft tool is a limiting factor. Being able to use Microsoft Excel, Access, and Outlook together and have them integrated (as standard) into the tool would be very useful, especially when you go into attended automation."

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"I would like to have a user account so that the staff can see all of their requests, including the status and other details for each one, on the dashboard.""There is an RPA feature gap between this solution and other more mature products.""If the product had onscreen help, it would be easier to learn and use.""The thing which needs the most improvement is really the documentation. It should have better details of the processes.""Compared to other RPA solutions, there is a little bit of a feature gap.""The licensing model is difficult to understand and is something that should be improved.""I would like to have chatbot assistance available, where you can open it and receive help on the spot.""All the services on the Microsoft platform are great. If we want to try something like with SharePoint or Azure or the 365 CRM, then we can't with the everyday community edition of the Microsoft Power Automate. It would be a good thing if there was some sort of trial period. Let's say you have 14 days. That way, can log into the loading screen with Power Automate, and get to utilize services like SharePoint, OneDrive, 365 CRM or etc. to see if they like them. It would be a good way for Microsoft to cross-sell or up-sell."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"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.""We have a three-year contract with Automation Anywhere.""If you are looking into Automation Anywhere, get the Community Edition and play with it.""We have reduced our headcount, approximately 200 to 300 employees, by eliminating manual, repetitive work. It provides profit to the business.""I'm not sure what the monthly licensing cost is, as that is taken care of by another team, but I would say it's around $100,000."

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"This solution is bundled with our Office 365, so there is no additional licensing fee.""You pay for use and if you want a premium connector or adapter, but a lot of things are available for free.""Power Automate is a much less expensive product than the competition.""There are many different ways to license it.""This solution can save money when used for simple tasks specifically using only Microsoft products.""There is zero licensing cost. It comes with our Microsoft Office subscription.""I don't deal with the financial side. I know that we pay for a per-user license. It is probably less than $20 a user, but I am not sure about the exact figures.""I am not aware of the recent pricing model, but during the time that I was using this solution is was reasonable."

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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.
Top Answer: For people who already use Office 365, Power Automate is very easy to integrate and use.
Top Answer: Power Automate is a much less expensive product than the competition and you can still accomplish a lot with it.
Top Answer: In the future, I would like to see more focus on AI and third-party integration. Compared to other RPA solutions, there is a little bit of a feature gap.
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Also Known As
Automation Anywhere, Testing Anywhere, Automation Anywhere Enterprise
Power Automate, Microsoft Flow
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Overview

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.

Microsoft Flow is now Power Automate—a versatile automation platform that integrates seamlessly with hundreds of apps and services.

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Sample Customers
Google, Linkedin, Cisco, Juniper Networks, DellEMC, Comcast, Mastercard, Quest Diagnostics
SNCF, Air France, Avanade
Top Industries
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Computer Software Company30%
Financial Services Firm23%
Manufacturing Company11%
Pharma/Biotech Company7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company34%
Comms Service Provider15%
Financial Services Firm7%
Energy/Utilities Company5%
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Financial Services Firm20%
Manufacturing Company20%
Transportation Company10%
Construction Company10%
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Computer Software Company30%
Comms Service Provider18%
Energy/Utilities Company6%
Financial Services Firm6%
Company Size
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Small Business12%
Midsize Enterprise9%
Large Enterprise79%
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Small Business12%
Midsize Enterprise17%
Large Enterprise71%
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Small Business42%
Midsize Enterprise13%
Large Enterprise45%
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Small Business13%
Midsize Enterprise12%
Large Enterprise74%
Find out what your peers are saying about Automation Anywhere (AA) vs. Microsoft Power Automate and other solutions. Updated: January 2021.
464,757 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Automation Anywhere (AA) is ranked 2nd in Robotic Process Automation (RPA) with 367 reviews while Microsoft Power Automate is ranked 5th in Robotic Process Automation (RPA) with 31 reviews. Automation Anywhere (AA) is rated 8.4, while Microsoft Power Automate is rated 7.4. 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". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Microsoft Power Automate writes "An RPA specifically for Microsoft applications, but very limited in process complexity and integrations". Automation Anywhere (AA) is most compared with UiPath, Blue Prism, Pega Robotic Process Automation, IBM Robotic Process Automation (RPA) and ABBYY FlexiCapture, whereas Microsoft Power Automate is most compared with UiPath, Blue Prism, WinAutomation by Softomotive, Nintex RPA and Kofax RPA. See our Automation Anywhere (AA) vs. Microsoft Power Automate report.

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