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Pros
"The solution's ease of use is its most valuable aspect.""If you have a business process, and once you have automated that process, you have a readily available workflow in place.""The quality is great! It's very strong and has a very strong platform.""I like the integration with Watson and the possibility to have an intelligent reading of all the customers' documents.""IBM Robotic Process Automation is very easy to use."

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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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Cons
"We're based in Thailand, but the documentation is not in Thai, which makes it difficult for us. If they could translate all of their documentation into our language, we'd be very grateful.""This RPA should be under the umbrella of BPM. This is what the future should be.""IBM should provide specific solutions for specific problems, like templates for invoicing processes, or general templates for creating efficient processes.""The time it takes for approvals, and risk analysis could be faster.""Stability could be better."

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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
"IBM licensing is annual and based on Virtual Processor Cores (VPC). This provides flexibility as part of the containerization environment."

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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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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: IBM Robotic Process Automation is very easy to use.
Top Answer: Stability could be better. It also gets difficult with every new version of Java or every new version of Windows.
Top Answer: We use RPA to test mainframe solutions because they never change.
Top Answer: Yes, Attended Bots  which can run without centralized control Module. RPA Tools like Automation Anywhere, uiPath ,Power Automation they do support this.
Top Answer: Microsoft‌ ‌Power‌ ‌Automate‌ ‌is‌ ‌intuitive‌ ‌and‌ ‌easy‌ ‌to‌ ‌integrate‌ ‌and‌ ‌use.‌ ‌I‌ ‌like‌ ‌that‌ ‌there‌ ‌is‌ ‌no‌ ‌coding‌ ‌experience‌ ‌necessary,‌ ‌and‌ ‌appreciate‌ ‌the‌ ‌automated‌… more »
Top Answer: ‌Neither‌ ‌solution‌ ‌requires‌ ‌any‌ ‌coding‌ ‌experience,‌ ‌and‌ ‌both‌ ‌are‌ ‌easy‌ ‌to‌ ‌use‌ ‌and‌ ‌have‌ ‌great‌ ‌drag-and‌ ‌drop‌ ‌functionality.‌ ‌The‌ ‌training‌ ‌and‌ ‌resources‌ ‌for‌ ‌AA‌… more »
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IBM RPA
Power Automate, Microsoft Flow, MS Power Automate
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Overview

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.

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
The Hanover Insurance Group
SNCF, Air France, Avanade
Top Industries
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Computer Software Company34%
Comms Service Provider22%
Financial Services Firm8%
Government5%
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Manufacturing Company17%
Computer Software Company13%
Financial Services Firm9%
Insurance Company9%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company25%
Comms Service Provider19%
Financial Services Firm7%
Energy/Utilities Company7%
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Small Business25%
Midsize Enterprise8%
Large Enterprise67%
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Small Business33%
Midsize Enterprise15%
Large Enterprise52%
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Small Business16%
Midsize Enterprise13%
Large Enterprise71%
Find out what your peers are saying about IBM Robotic Process Automation (RPA) vs. Microsoft Power Automate and other solutions. Updated: September 2021.
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IBM Robotic Process Automation (RPA) is ranked 17th in Robotic Process Automation (RPA) with 5 reviews while Microsoft Power Automate is ranked 3rd in Robotic Process Automation (RPA) with 52 reviews. IBM Robotic Process Automation (RPA) is rated 8.6, while Microsoft Power Automate is rated 7.4. The top reviewer of IBM Robotic Process Automation (RPA) writes "Once you have automated a business process it offers a readily available workflow ". 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". IBM Robotic Process Automation (RPA) is most compared with UiPath, Automation Anywhere (AA), Blue Prism, WinAutomation by Softomotive and IBM Datacap, whereas Microsoft Power Automate is most compared with UiPath, Automation Anywhere (AA), Blue Prism, WinAutomation by Softomotive and WorkFusion. See our IBM Robotic Process Automation (RPA) vs. Microsoft Power Automate report.

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