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"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."
"The most valuables features are the relatively short learning curve, and the automation capabilities provided through the BIML add-in for SSDT."
"It's already very user-friendly and has a good dashboard."
"There are many good features in this solution including the data fields, database integration, support for SQL views, and the lookups for matching information."
"The most valuable features for our company are the flexibility and the quick turn around time in producing simple ETL solutions."
"I have used most of the standard SQL features, but the ones that stand out are the Data Flows and Bulk Import."
"It is easily scheduled and integrates well with SQL Server and SQL Server Agent jobs."
"Its compatibility with Microsoft products has been very valuable to our company. It fits well within the architecture."
"The simplicity of the solution is great. The solution also offers excellent integration."
"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."
"I would like to see more standard components out of the box, such as SFTP, and Data Compression components."
"Sometimes when we want to publish to other types of databases it's not easy to publish to those databases. For example, the Jet Database Engine. Before the SSIS supported Jet Database Engine but nowadays it doesn't support the Jet Database Engine. We connect to many databases such as Access database, SparkPros databases and the other types of databases using Jet Database Engines now and SSIS now doesn't seem to support it in our databases."
"The debugging could be improved because when it came to solving the errors that I've experienced in the past, I've had to look at the documentation for more information."
"I come from a coding background and this tool is graphically based. Sometimes I think it's cumbersome to do mapping graphically. If there was a way to provide a simple script, it would be helpful and make it easier to use."
"This solution needs full support for real-time processing."
"Improving the login procedure would make our reporting easier on monitoring our ETL processes."
"We're in the process of switching to Informatica, and we need to work out data lineage and data profiling and to improve the quality of our data. SSIS, however, is not that compatible with Informatica. We managed to connect it to Informatica Metadata Manager, but we don't get good lineage, so we have to redo all our ETLs using the Informatica process in order to accept the proper data lineage."
"The interface could use improvement, as well as the administrative tools. Jobs fail from time to time for different reasons. It's not a problem with Microsoft, or SSIS itself. The problems are external, but to find the problems and analyze them it takes too much time."
Pricing and Cost Advice
"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."
"This solution has provided an inexpensive tool, and it is easy to find experienced developers."
"My advice is to look at what your configuration will be because most companies have their own deals with Microsoft."
"This solution is included with the MSSQL server package."
"t's incredibly cost effective, easy to learn the basics quickly (although like all ETL tools requires the traditional learning curve to get good at) and has an immense user base."
Questions from the Community
Top Answer: It allows us to gather market intelligence and market information automatically that would otherwise be very time-consuming for a team for people.
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 fees.
Top Answer: MS SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) is a part of the commercial MS SQL Server product. It is not a freeware. Probably Pentaho offers an open source/ freeware edition. Below may be useful:… more »
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|Kofax Kapow, Kapow||SQL Server Integration Services|
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.
|SSIS is a package is an organized collection of connections, control flow elements, data flow elements, event handlers, variables, parameters, and configurations, that you assemble using either the graphical design tools that SQL Server Integration Services provides, or build programmatically. You then save the completed package to SQL Server, the SSIS Package Store, or the file system, or you can deploy the ssISnoversion project to the SSIS server. The package is the unit of work that is retrieved, executed, and saved.|
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Kofax RPA is ranked 12th in Robotic Process Automation (RPA) with 6 reviews while SSIS is ranked 2nd in Data Integration Tools with 20 reviews. Kofax RPA is rated 7.0, while SSIS is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of Kofax RPA writes "Has everything centralized and constantly thinks of the large corporations that use their robots". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SSIS writes "SSIS 2016 - The good, the bad, and the ugly". Kofax RPA is most compared with UiPath, ABBYY FlexiCapture, Blue Prism, Automation Anywhere (AA) and Microsoft Power Automate, whereas SSIS is most compared with Informatica PowerCenter, Talend Open Studio, Oracle Data Integrator (ODI), IBM InfoSphere DataStage and Pentaho Data Integration.
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