N RajarajanProject Manager at a tech consulting company
Carlos VizcayaDigital Manager (CDO/CIO) at AD Retail
We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"The most valuable feature of Blue Prism's Virtual Workforce is that it is quite stable."
"The product itself is quite mature."
"I would say that the stability of Blue Prism is superior to any of the competing products because of the maintainability of the features and the openness of the tool."
"Once it does the monitor, it collects the respective data and creates an output that is required for reconfiguration."
"The user performance is the most valuable feature."
"This solution comes with a lot of good features."
"Ability to see the blueprint of the design executed alongside the actual process."
"The ease of building automation and the development environment"
"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."
"Several things need improvement, like ease-of-use, adding tended robots, adding process recording, and updating the look and feel so it seems modern."
"The pricing of the solution could be improved. It's a bit expensive right now. They should work to make it more competitive."
"Blue Prism is slightly difficult for the non-technical user."
"The main issue is screen scraping with Blue Prism gives us a big challenge because we need to define which technologies are web-based have been built instead of by itself discovering the technology that it is built on."
"The cost is a bit high. Other tools are much cheaper."
"Selecting the right business processes that are stable enough to automate can be challenging."
"There's a need to deal with unstructured input with RPA."
"Lacking advance features like CIO and optical character recognition"
"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."
"Pricing can be negotiated in situations where there will be heavy usage."
"The licensing structure is complex and the minimum contract length is three years."
"We pay about $15,000 per quarter in licensing costs. We don't have to pay for any other extra costs. There isn't, for example, an extra cost for technical support. We just pay the licensing."
"There are many RPA solutions available from different vendors and the pricing for Blue Prism is competitive."
"Annual licensing costs were somewhere between $5,000 - $10,000 for the development tool. For the control tower, I think fees were about $50,000 annually."
"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."
The Thoughtonomy Virtual Workforce is a highly flexible intelligent automation platform. It uses software to replicate the way people work in existing applications and systems, the processes they follow, and the decisions they make, to deliver automation without disruption.
Microsoft Flow is now Power Automate—a versatile automation platform that integrates seamlessly with hundreds of apps and services.
Blue Prism Cloud is ranked 6th in Robotic Process Automation (RPA) with 16 reviews while Microsoft Power Automate is ranked 5th in Robotic Process Automation (RPA) with 49 reviews. Blue Prism Cloud is rated 7.8, while Microsoft Power Automate is rated 7.4. The top reviewer of Blue Prism Cloud writes "Additional functionality over the Enterprise version make good over the difficulty of installation". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Microsoft Power Automate writes "Very user-friendly and easy to use but requires better user training at first". Blue Prism Cloud is most compared with Blue Prism, UiPath, ABBYY FlexiCapture and Automation Anywhere (AA), whereas Microsoft Power Automate is most compared with UiPath, Automation Anywhere (AA), Blue Prism, WinAutomation by Softomotive and ABBYY FlexiCapture. See our Blue Prism Cloud vs. Microsoft Power Automate report.
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