Fernando Di LelleSenior IT & Business Consultant at a computer software company
Nilesh PawarAssociate Director - Cloud Architect at a tech services company
We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"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."
"It is easy to manage the robotics environment with Orchestrator, including scheduling and reporting."
"This solution has improved business by facilitating increased speed and accuracy."
"Ease of deployment means that business benefits can be developed quickly and easily."
"We really like the Orchestrator and how I'm able to see what's going on with all of the different automations."
"The Orchestrator is great because you schedule it, and that's it, you don't have to worry about it."
"I like Orchestrator and how easy it is to manipulate and get your data, to see what's going on."
"The software itself is relatively straightforward and easy to use."
"I think the most valuable feature is being able to run processes in an unattended way where we can schedule them, and then have the report sent to the process owner's inbox in the morning."
"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."
"Optical character recognition for hand written documents could be improved."
"Templates had to be created for different formats."
"Additional help with ROM and approach would be an improvement."
"On the development side, more documentation on how to structure the setup for different environments would be helpful."
"We had some issues with instability for which we were never able to determine the root cause."
"One of the things we're struggling with it how to project how many robots we need to do these processes, so better documentation or assistance in this regard would be useful."
"Enhanced capability in the document management space would be a huge benefit to our organization."
"I would like to see a biweekly scheduling option in Orchestrator."
"IBM licensing is annual and based on Virtual Processor Cores (VPC). This provides flexibility as part of the containerization environment."
"With respect to the cost, you're going to recognize the savings immediately for the cost of the tool."
"It's the same as what you would see on any of their list prices. There is also a corporate discount because of scale. Overall, we think it was a competitive price offering. They were the cheapest out of the three, so that's why we went with them."
"The licensing costs for the unattended bots are a little too expensive."
"I can estimate our licensing costs are approximately $100,000 USD per year."
"We got purchased the basic minimum package and it was around $35,000 USD, annually."
"Because we have so many agents, that's why we went unattended. Attended was very expensive for us because it's a per person license. Where we can take entire workflows, do the triggering and scheduling, etc. We never have to have any human interaction with unattended."
"We have a cost model for operating expense savings. It is usually about $100,000 to $125,000 and takes us six weeks to develop and implement. That's development, testing, and implementation. We do code reviews on everything. That does not include all the documentation, assessment, etc."
"There are cheaper options than UiPath."
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.
UiPath is leading the “automation first” era – championing a robot for every person and enabling robots to learn new skills through AI and machine learning. Through free and open training, UiPath is led by a commitment to bring digital era skills to millions of people around the world, thereby improving business productivity and efficiency, employee engagement and customer experience. The company’s hyperautomation platform combines the #1 Robotic Process Automation (RPA) solution with a full suite of capabilities that enable every organization to scale digital business operations at unprecedented speed. The company has already automated millions of repetitive, mind-numbing tasks for businesses and government organizations all over the world including approximately 50% of the Fortune 500.
UiPath was recently recognized as the top company on Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500, a ranking of the fastest public and private technology companies in North America, was recently featured in CNBC Disruptor 50, and #3 on the 2019 Forbes Cloud 100.
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IBM Robotic Process Automation (RPA) is ranked 12th in Robotic Process Automation (RPA) with 5 reviews while UiPath is ranked 1st in Robotic Process Automation (RPA) with 161 reviews. IBM Robotic Process Automation (RPA) is rated 8.6, while UiPath is rated 9.0. 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 UiPath writes "Starts ready-to-use, has good tools for developers, facilitates optimization of existing processes for significant time saving ". IBM Robotic Process Automation (RPA) is most compared with Automation Anywhere (AA), Blue Prism, Microsoft Power Automate, WinAutomation by Softomotive and InData Labs IDP, whereas UiPath is most compared with Microsoft Power Automate, Automation Anywhere (AA), Blue Prism, Pega Robotic Process Automation and NICE Robotic Automation. See our IBM Robotic Process Automation (RPA) vs. UiPath report.
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