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Researched WinAutomation by Softomotive but chose Automation Anywhere (AA): Helpful support, has an impressive breadth of RPA commands, and a community edition is available
Find out what your peers are saying about Pega Robotic Process Automation vs. WinAutomation by Softomotive and other solutions. Updated: January 2021.
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We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"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."
"Security is a top priority for us. To be allowed to automate different processes, we need to have a good set of controls around who is allowed to do what, and what credentials people can and can't use. It allows us to manage access make sure that we have full control."
"What I like about Automation Anywhere is the object cloning and the way you can move the mouse and either go to a particular point or go to an element. That's very easy and intuitive in Automation Anywhere... If I need to mimic a human behavior, I will use Automation Anywhere."
"The customer engagement is really deep, and they work with the “gemba”. They work with operations very closely. I also believe they have a good product roadmap."
"Automation Anywhere was easier to learn for the developers. It has a lot of out of box features when it comes to SAP, Excel, and others."
"This solution is valuable because it can automate tasks which would otherwise be left for us to process manually."
"The immediate impact is administrative tasks which were traditionally done manually are now being done by robots. This reduces the workload for people."
"They've now included the code so we can add some additional code. That's good."
"The most valuable feature of Pega Robotic Process Automation is the technique: you can create a user interface that can interact with a human being for attended robots."
"The most valuable features are the loops to lookup tables to read the data."
"The solution's ability to create adapters quickly is its most valuable feature."
"The most valuable aspect for myself was access to the .net framework. If I couldn't figure something out using the objects that they had provided, I could bring in the .net objects and do so using similar logic that I would in a .net or C sharp coding language. Having that familiarity was helpful."
"Pega Robotics offers all the required features to build end-to-end process automation like any other similar tools. It's unique development style using data line and control flow line makes it easy to debug through the flow."
"Using the tool actually ends up teaching you about making workflows more efficient."
"The tech support is highly available and there is plenty of online training available."
"It is really flexible in what it can do."
"The solution is comparatively quick to deploy for making smaller automation processes."
"The pricing of the solution is competitive, which is good for the Romanian market."
"The solution is very easy to use. It's a code three platform that works very easily with documents to create custom automations."
"The most valuable feature is the ability to integrate across multiple systems."
"This product has an easy-to-use interface with nice detail in the features."
"The most valuable feature is that you can run multiple automations at the same time, in parallel."
"The technical support is good."
"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."
"We would like to see more options for merging and un-merging PDFs. More flexibility there would be good. We've figured out ways around this and, using their software, we've been able to do everything we wanted to do. It just took a bit more time to do it. We were on version 10.5 and in their Bot Store they actually had a bot that did exactly what we wanted to do, but it was for Version 11.0."
"There's a loss of overhead on the computing resources in Automation Anywhere. If you have an encrypted bot, the Automation Anywhere software has to read it first, decrypt it, and run it. So there is a potential that, if the logic of the bot isn't good enough, a lot of CPU and memory overload will happen. This is something which Automation Anywhere should look at because it takes a lot of computing resources. I have seen CPUs running at 100 percent."
"They will need much more support, because it is a new thing and it’ll never fail because of productive partners. It will fail if people on the “gemba” don’t adopt it."
"The biggest issue was that the new license required upgraded hardware infrastructure so we were getting all new tech stuff procured which meant that we were getting updated RAMs and things like that. Getting the licenses was easier but building the infrastructure which was required to support the new version was difficult."
"As far as stability is concerned, there have been some challenges. Sometimes, we experience our computers freezing up for no apparent reason or the network being inaccessible."
"I'd like to see the OCR feature be perfected. Today we get an accuracy ratio from OCR of around 40 percent to 50 percent only."
"I would like to see more stability around scheduling a bot to run headless."
"Pega Robotic Process Automation can improve the OGR area. You don't have a feature to read documents in computer voices."
"You cannot use a two-dimensional array to read the data."
"The OCR capabilities of the solution could be improved."
"Pega has a no-code low-code environment. We do everything based on established rules. You kind-of have to learn how all their rules work and how it works for robotics before you can use the solution effectively."
"I have faced many scenarios in the business workflow, where a few applications run on the Citrix environment. That could be a critical part of the process without which business won't be able to accept the automation solution. Because of one small bottleneck, you will lose a very good candidate for process automation."
"The ease-of-use could be improved."
"I would like to see an enhanced auditing feature included."
"We find the solution to be not that user-friendly, and might be using the older version, which really did not have a lot of features, so my review is mostly based on the older version."
"The solution could offer more specific training. There should be more examples of what the functions can do and more instructions and explanations to the process."
"The solution could use some more advanced AI tools. It's one of the solution's only weaknesses."
"One of the challenges is dealing with OCR text recognition."
"The stability of the product is not very good and can even fail with simple projects."
"The OCR functionality needs to be improved."
"There is a limitation in setting up loops, where it does not support multiple conditions."
Pricing and Cost Advice
"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 cost for scalability is much cheaper than developing a new system."
"If I compare it with Blue Prism, Automation Anywhere is cheaper. Blue Prism is very costly. Automation Anywhere's pricing follows the market, not less and not more."
"It is expensive. Automation Anywhere has reduced the price slightly, as we have grown. However, the price is still excessive enough that we are engaged in PoCs on other tools."
"Cost is the biggest area in need of improvement for Automation Anywhere. Annually it's $250,000. That's what deterred us right away."
"We save 34,000 hours of time per year and have recouped up to $6000 in lost revenue."
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"This solution is reasonably priced and offers a free trial period."
"This is a cost-effective RPA solution."
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: The solution's ability to create adapters quickly is its most valuable feature.
Top Answer: We haven't paid for anything above the standard licensing fee.
Top Answer: The OCR capabilities of the solution could be improved. The ability to call different website services from the server… more »
Top Answer: The most valuable feature is the ability to integrate across multiple systems.
Top Answer: This solution is reasonably priced and offers a free trial period.
Top Answer: One of the challenges is dealing with OCR text recognition. They link out to Google, IBM, and Microsoft AI services for… more »
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Also Known As
|Automation Anywhere, Testing Anywhere, Automation Anywhere Enterprise||Pega RPA, OpenSpan||Softomotive WinAutomation, WinAutomation|
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.
With Pega Robotic Process Automation (RPA), organizations can automate the mundane, tedious, time-consuming, manual work that is hampering productivity and efficiency. Whether adjudicating claims, onboarding customers or employees, reconciling financials, updating customer information in systems record, Pega RPA can manage the work across your enterprise.
WinAutomation provided by Softomotive is the world’s best desktop automation tool and provides a powerful, robust and easy to use Windows-based platform for building software robots.
WinAutomation brings the benefits of Robotic Process Automation to your desktop. It offers the most powerful, robust and easy to use Windows-based software that allows you to automate routine and repetitive tasks. WinAutomation helps you reduce costs and improve the overall speed and accuracy of business processes.
WinAutomation can automate ANY windows-based task you can imagine
Augment your own work by automating time consuming, repetitive tasks and free up valuable time for more value-added activities. WinAutomation can automate simple administrative tasks, involving simple data transfer between systems, to complex business processes and workflows. Interact with any Desktop or Web Applications, send e-mails, work with all kinds of documents and folders, search for images on the screen, work with FTPs, databases, MSOffice products and much-much more.
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Pega Robotic Process Automation is ranked 10th in Robotic Process Automation (RPA) with 7 reviews while WinAutomation by Softomotive is ranked 11th in Robotic Process Automation (RPA) with 7 reviews. Pega Robotic Process Automation is rated 7.6, while WinAutomation by Softomotive is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of Pega Robotic Process Automation writes "A very flexible solution with broad capabilities that gets easy to use with time". On the other hand, the top reviewer of WinAutomation by Softomotive writes "You can build your RPA solutions with this easy-to-use product but the stability is questionable". Pega Robotic Process Automation is most compared with UiPath, Blue Prism, Salesforce Sales Cloud, Microsoft Power Automate and Pega CRM, whereas WinAutomation by Softomotive is most compared with Microsoft Power Automate, ProcessRobot by Softomotive, UiPath, Blue Prism and VisualCron. See our Pega Robotic Process Automation vs. WinAutomation by Softomotive report.
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