Most Helpful Review
Researched Kryon RPA but chose Automation Anywhere (AA): Easy to use, avoids complexity, and ensures fast adoption & rapid deployment
We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"The solution is easy to learn and with it, it's easy to replicate knowledge."
"Its integration with source control is very refreshing. There could be a little bit more maturity around how to do some of the features, but not having to go outside the app, not having a separate set of procedures, allows you to check in and check out right from within the app. You can make edits and uploads and undo your checkouts."
"It really does have a great dashboard. It has Bot Insight, it has MetaBots, and IQ Bots. It has so many features where it can read a file and loop."
"MetaBots are useful when connecting to websites or to forms with objects that need to be captured."
"MetaBot is the most valuable feature. Other products have robotic functionality but MetaBot is a kind of functionality by which code is created... so business users who do not have coding knowledge can drag and drop."
"We have seen more efficient processing and less number of errors due to quality control."
"We have staff who have been moved out of the mundane tasks and are now doing value-added activities."
"One of the features that we have used the most is an action in the Workbench called Object Cloning. We find that very reliable and very useful for implementing different business processes."
"The features that we have found the most valuable are the integration of different third-party support and productivity services."
"The best part of Kofax is that they have a whole concept. It's one product, but also has extra elements that can be integrated."
"The drag and drop functionality is quite good."
"This is a stable platform and we did not encounter any big problems."
"It is stable and scalable."
"Once I decide a process is suitable as a Kryon solution, the cycle of automation is quite quick. I learn about the manual process and I'm one of the two guys who program the Kryon environment. It's relatively simple. There are many details, but once you understand the concept it is quite easy."
"The recording feature enables us to record what we're doing, like typing or clicking the mouse, and to identify objects on the screen. We basically teach the program how to type, instead of a person. That's the most powerful feature."
"We use Kryon Studio to develop new wizards and we use the features to capture elements from the screen and automate processes... The screen capture allows us to interface with systems which don't have an API, or where the API is very expensive, and it allows us to do on-screen integration."
"[One of the valuable features] is the triggers. It's relatively simple to activate it. You can activate it via Control-M or via email. It has a lot of built-in triggers which enable us to easily activate the jobs."
"The number of commands it gives us to edit and modify is really good. It also captures screen activities and plays them back."
"The most valuable features for our organization are the automatic processes which save main power in the back office."
"All our users have no technical background. But Kryon is really simple and intuitive. Our business adapted very quickly and easily. This is the main thing and it's why we love the system so much. It's why we are always trying to put more processes into the system and make more use cases: because of the simplicity and the intuitive nature of the system."
"We use PowerBuilder as our application building codex. Kryon adds flexibility when we have the functionality of SQL, where we can take sets of data out of the back-end and run complex computations or do a bunch of data validations inside the wizard. It can save us sometimes dozens of steps, then if we were to try and do those same reviews using the user interface completely. The balance that we get from using Kryon RPA, alongside being able to screen scrape and frequent screen, gives us an advantage that we haven't had previously with any of our other attempts at robotic process automation."
"We had several issues when trying to connect the different components, due to our firewalls. They were eventually solved by our internal IT and the AA technical team."
"Regarding the UI, once you're in some of the screens there are fixed dialogues. They are a set size, so there's a lot of horizontal scrolls and vertical scrolls."
"If I want to do something that is more purely business-related and is somewhat complex to write or is nuanced, I sometimes have trouble implementing that inside of the Automation Anywhere script. I feel limited at times with some of the looping and some of the branching and some of the ways to make procedure calls when I have a complex business issue."
"The schedule queue needs improvement. When one task fails, everything else gets stuck, requiring manual intervention to clear the problematic schedule and trigger the other tasks."
"There is room for improvement when this application is used in a Citrix-based environment."
"We have a few issues which have persisted. These end up restarting the machine. We are hoping in version 11.3 of Automation Anywhere, our compatibility and infrastructure issues will be resolved."
"If you work with image recognition and custom objects, there are stability issues."
"The main things I've found that could be better are small things that can be annoying when you're using them a lot. I would recommend they add a feature where, if you mark the start of an "If" sentence it will highlight the end of the "If" sentence. That would make it easier to get a better overview."
"This product has room for improvement in support of aviation. The interface could be improved in the next release."
"I'd like to see a recording function and a more simple interface."
"The solution needs to be scalable."
"It needs a free training portal for anybody on the internet to use so that they can get an idea of what the possibilities are."
"There is really nothing special about the capabilities of this product."
"Exception handling needs to be improved."
"The product needs more AI capabilities."
"It would be better to have [upgrades] done automatically, like an application on your smartphone. Or even if done manually, the upgrade should just be "next, next, next," and it's upgraded, rather than making it a project to upgrade."
"I would like to see a better OCR solution. That's the main thing: identifying unstructured data, like all paper documents and data from pictures."
"We have found some difficulties regarding the integration with legacy systems where the screen has elements in the Hebrew language. The connection to Hebrew, right-to-left systems, is more challenging."
"We need stronger governance to know, when a transaction is done, whether it worked or failed; strong logging. That would be helpful."
"There are limitations on integrations with other platforms like ServiceNow. There are some issues integrating. It's not a really an open system. The product, its design, etc., is really good, but they have to look at the openness, how to integrate with other products which are available in the market, as well as with our own solutions. You can do integration but it is not so easy."
"From our experience, the product is not suitable for end users."
"I would expect that in the first year there is no ROI. It has to be measured over three or five years."
"We would like to see having a little more specific documentation, or some of the examples be easier to find. One of the big things that we get directed to now is the Kryon Community page, but a lot of that wasn't in existence or publicized when we started doing our training and education. Now, we're stumbling through using it. For the majority of the time, we have either had to try and interpret what the instructions meant or do a service desk ticket."
Pricing and Cost Advice
"Pricing is too high for small-scale groups. The Control Room yearly fee is high, making it difficult to break even."
"Automation Anywhere is competitive... Pega is somewhat comparable, but Pega also requires a lot more infrastructure and a lot more experience to get up and running."
"Automation Anywhere is costlier than the general competition. That is aligned with the share of the market it has."
"They're very flexible around pricing and licensing."
"They give us a good deal on the licensing because we bundle and customize things. If you ask to get a bulk business deal, you will receive more benefit. If you take other products from the suite, like IQ Bot, you can also receive a deal on the licensing."
"We just did a round of price comparison on a global scale and found it's so hard to compare the license prices. But, Automation Anywhere, in general, is on the same price level as the other vendors, a bit lower in some cases."
"If you look at the capital expenditure, Automation Anywhere is number two to UiPath. But if you take a long-term view, on a scalable model of a large number of bots coming out, it slowly goes on to become the costliest tool. There is something they can do about that. The capital expenditure goes out right at the point of buying the tool. For Automation Anywhere, I would need to spend $20,000. UiPath can give me something for $6,000, while Blue Prism will come in at $300,000."
"It's cheaper than other similar solutions."
"The normal price for an on-premises license is €50,000. That's the price for one robot license. You can have more than one robot license but only one can be run at any one time. I believe the cost of adding a second robot is around €14,000."
"We have a yearly license. It's about $5,000 per year."
"For an unattended robot it's $6000 a month."
"In addition to the standard licensing costs, there are manpower costs."
"We've more than broken even over on the license. Year to date, we are at $120,000 in savings."
"Licensing costs are about $100,000 a year without any additional costs."
"We have been able to alleviate two FTEs, which was a big savings for us. We were able to reuse those resources in other locations. It is over 5000 hours a year in total savings."
"They license per robot and we have 25 robots. You get so many robot licenses and can allocate those licenses to either attended, unintended, or Process Discovery bots. If you have 25 licenses, for example, you could have 20 automation bots and five process discovery. This allocation is flexible. There are also maintenance costs."
"We are probably saving $6000 to $8000 a month in labor costs. It's not a ton, but we're right around $60,000 to $80,000 a year with our current deployment."
Questions from the Community
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… more »
Top Answer: From my experience using AA tool, it depends on the applications that you want to automate, because there some… more »
Top Answer: It is a highly preferred RPA tool. You can check my Automation Anywhere Review to know more.
Top Answer: It allows us to gather market intelligence and market information automatically that would otherwise be very… more »
Top Answer: We pay about £20,000 ($25,000 USD) per year for licensing fees. There are no costs in addition to the standard licensing… more »
Top Answer: Kryon will allow you to automate processes fast and easy and you do not need to be a developer to automate processes.
Top Answer: It could be more reliable in spying HTML. I did expect this to be better in the 19.4 version.
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|Automation Anywhere, Testing Anywhere, Automation Anywhere Enterprise||Kofax Kapow, Kapow||The Leo Platform|
|Automation Anywhere||Kofax||Kryon Systems|
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.
Eliminate Errors by Automating Data Gathering and Input
Reduce error-prone, manual data entry and complete processes the same way, every time, resulting in more accurate, reliable outcomes. Automate virtually any activity that involves accessing and acting on information.
Increase Operational Efficiency with Intelligent Software Robots
Streamline the collection of important business data so you can stop draining your budget and resources. Infuse speed, intelligence, efficiency and quality into your business processes while freeing up your employees for more valuable work.
Lower Development Costs without the Need for Coding
Develop robotic automation processes to automatically run complex integrations and access any web data source without the need for costly and time-consuming coding. Efficiently complete automation projects that have been previously delayed due to more pressing needs.
Extend the Value of Business Process Automation (BPM) Solutions
Deploy robotic process automation (RPA) tactically within a business unit to meet your specific goals for a part of or the entire process. Run RPA as complementary to your business management (BPM) and case management platforms—using robots at various steps within a larger set of key business processes to further eliminate manual work.
Monitor and Optimize Processes with Robotic Process Intelligence
Proactively monitor and optimize the health of your robotic process automation platform with Kapow Robotic Process Intelligence. Monitor trends, ensure compliance, detect potential problems in real time and maximize the productivity of your digital workforce.
The Kryon RPA Platform sets the standard for secure, scalable and cost efficient robotic process automation management and optimization. It’s also among the most business-user friendly platforms on the market.
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