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"
"This solution has great document recognition capabilities."
"The dashboard is the solution's most valuable feature. When clients want to look at the data it's very easy for them to do so. The dashboard for the IT manager is very useful if there are issues and to create and follow processes."
"In terms of stability, it's quite good. It's an internal IP product."
"In our opinion this group are the leaders in providing RPA solutions."
"We can see that its competitive ability is quite good."
"The most valuable feature is that it is easy to use."
"WorkFusion's SAP integrations are really good."
"WorkFusion's RPA Express's ability to scale across multiple geographies with limited impact on additional IT Hardware requirements. This has enabled the scaling of Robotics capabilities and solutions across all our entities."
"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"
"A better graphical user interface that allows business users to perform automation would make this solution number one in the market."
"The problem with the solution is that it is agnostic, so it's not made for banks. Sometimes we are challenged because of this. We have to make everything from scratch to make it work for our clients."
"On a scale of 1 - 10 I would rate them a 6. That's not low - that 60%. But as I said, it needs to be upgraded and modified."
"We would like to see further improvement in the area of running headless."
"I would also like for it to be NLP-based."
"One of the issues that we are facing here in China, is that we cannot access the material for training because it is on YouTube. In China, we do not have access to YouTube."
"It is complex for enterprise implementation. The solution needs a needs minimum, of 20-22 servers. It's no small task. This is not a straightforward setup. It's a large undertaking and there are many moving parts."
"The product needs to be "simple and easy" to use. A good example of this is the use of Python code to perform automations. It is free and the skills transfer is able to happen quickly and the operation and initiation of the completed automation is easy to execute."
"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."
"Find it online."
"They have a very expensive license compared to any other automation tool. For instance, at $50,000 - $60,000, you can bring in an Automation Anywhere solution. For this solution, you need at least $250,000 to get something going."
"It is not the most expensive solution, but it is also not the cheapest."
"I can't speak to pricing. It's a contract signed by upper management."
"We are on an annual contract to use the solution."
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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.
WorkFusion RPA Express is free, enterprise-grade software that enables business users to integrate core systems and automate transactions. It's easy to install and can run on a laptop or a single server, with features that operations team pay for right now.
Blue Prism Cloud is ranked 6th in Robotic Process Automation (RPA) with 16 reviews while WorkFusion is ranked 9th in Robotic Process Automation (RPA) with 13 reviews. Blue Prism Cloud is rated 7.8, while WorkFusion is rated 7.6. 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 WorkFusion writes "Enables us to serve various automation needs as both tech and business users". Blue Prism Cloud is most compared with Blue Prism, Microsoft Power Automate, UiPath, ABBYY FlexiCapture and Automation Anywhere (AA), whereas WorkFusion is most compared with UiPath, Blue Prism, Automation Anywhere (AA), Microsoft Power Automate and ABBYY FlexiCapture. See our Blue Prism Cloud vs. WorkFusion report.
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