Anonymous UserDirector of IT at a recruiting/HR firm
We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"Email automation can access emails in multiple ways."
"It is easy to use as drag-and-drop features are present."
"Basic knowledge of .NET is sufficient to develop a workflow."
"UI commands with minutes change in selector: The command works effectively in all environments."
"It is very easy to use, and you still have a lot of possibilities to modify what you are trying to do and achieve."
"The support that we are receiving from UiPath is superb."
"We are able to smooth out peak workloads. Because a lot of the period closures, like monthly and yearly closures, we work in peaks. Everything has to be done within a few days. When we can prepare a lot of the data and reports through the night, the employees can start on those in the morning. Therefore, we are leveling out some of the workload features, which is one of the main benefits."
"The bundling of the offerings into UiPath is quite important, so we don't have to go to several different vendors. We can try it out on our own and see if this is something we want to do. Then, we might bring in another partner or vendor to do some specialized training, debug the networks, etc. We're never going to get that capability ourselves. We don't have a large IT department nor do we have data scientists. For us, it's important that one or more of these skills are getting baked into the system."
"It helped us reduce manual steps."
"It has improved our organization with more automation within the business departments and less administration and development in the IT department. Usually, as the IT department, we are the bottleneck for many requirements within the business. With this tool, the business departments are able to perform many task themselves."
"'ve only had a few cases where I've had to request support in the past 12 years of use, but the support response time and resolution were was extremely quick."
"The ability to clone jobs to shorten the time it takes to implement a process has been invaluable, but its flexibility also gives us the ability to create a job that can handle a multifaceted process with a complex workflow."
"VisualCron is a very powerful program to automate different steps in your business processes. We use it to automate replacing files and inform departments about the replacement."
"It could improve the service by resolving the bugs and providing the fixes as soon as possible."
"Every time, when we have upgraded, except for the last time, we have struggled. We did not do it right once. We always had to retry, get some support with it, and the documentation was a little lagging. Therefore, we really struggled with upgrading. It's getting a lot better now, but this has been one place where we have struggled."
"One of the things that we are lacking right now is not stability, but usability with debugging, e.g., when you can't see what went wrong. We have to look through 50,000 pages of logs or so."
"We have been looking at Attended Robots, which result in the inability to lock your screen. That is simply a no-go for ever using them in most government agencies, as IT security will prohibit us from using them. If UiPath wants Attended Robots to be used inside a government agency, it needs to be applicable on a virtual desktop."
"The speed of development needs improvement. They need to make it easier for non-trained people to be able to develop alterations that work the first time. On the development side, the initial development processes should be a focus."
"UiPath could do some optimization of how you search through your process flows."
"Studio needs to be more user-friendly, maybe it could be integrated with an AI."
"The initial setup was a bit complex. It could be better, especially with Orchestrator."
"The error timeout and info could be better. When making web request calls, it will time out sometimes and we won't get any useful info out of the error response."
"Our suggestion to make it better and more manageable in terms of GDPR: Implement it in a very partnership way."
"I would like for VisualCron to expand audit log to show who changed job variables that are initialized per job run."
"VisualCron seems to operate like an efficient machine when it comes to improvements and enhancements and new features. I always appreciate the quick response I get when bringing up an issue or coming up with suggestions. I've mentioned before that it would be great to see a move away from SQLCE and XML configuration files."
"There are some conditions in the mail trigger, but you can only use them as an "AND" condition, not as an "OR" condition. This is an improvement that could be useful. For example, some people put "invoice" in the subject and others put "invoice" in the body. If I want to make a trigger for everybody whose sending invoices, I have to make two jobs for this now."
"Annually, the product saves us 25,000 hours. Everyone is satisfied with that."
"Kapow has dynamic licensing, which is something that we would really like to have, so we could scale up at peak hours or peak times of the month. This is when we really need to throw more robots at some processes. To my knowledge, that is not possible with UiPath at the moment."
"The main problem around scalability is the licensing structure and the inability to dynamically assign licenses across robots. While I know this is coming, this is our main gripe with scalability: the licensing structure. Because we are part of a larger setup with our own IT supplier, who does a multitenancy setup with Orchestrator, to have more flexibility with the use of licenses would be very valuable."
"We would like to see improvement around the licensing and multitenancy."
"The licensing mechanism allows us to share licenses between different users."
"It is not oversold. It does do what it was advertised to do."
"We only use the technical support when we were renewing our license. The process could be easier, as there are a lot of steps."
"We are set up for annual licensing and will be taking the time to renew."
"ROI is 95 percent."
"We are fine with a rather cheap setup. Licensing with VisualCron is fair. You have a simple one-year licence in different sizes. There isn't a licensing jungle with hundreds of options and opt-ins."
"The pricing is extremely fair, and because of that I recommend purchasing multiple instances to split out the processing load across multiple application servers."
"ROI is one month."
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.
VisualCron combines many features into one product. Through scheduling you can set your Jobs to run on a specific time or event. The Tasks in each Job automate scripts and eliminate human errors. Through various Tasks you can integrate different systems through file transfer and conversion.
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UiPath is ranked 1st in Robotic Process Automation (RPA) with 249 reviews while VisualCron is ranked 8th in Robotic Process Automation (RPA) with 5 reviews. UiPath is rated 9.0, while VisualCron is rated 9.8. The top reviewer of UiPath writes "Eliminates mundane, redundant processes, enabling our workforce to be more efficient, and to feel better about their work.. ". On the other hand, the top reviewer of VisualCron writes "Has made us more efficient, eliminating manual processes that free up our employees to take on more of their prioritized projects on a daily basis". UiPath is most compared with Automation Anywhere (AA), Microsoft Power Automate, Blue Prism, Kofax RPA and Pega Robotic Process Automation, whereas VisualCron is most compared with WinAutomation by Softomotive, OpCon, Control-M, ActiveBatch Workload Automation and Tidal Automation. See our UiPath vs. VisualCron report.
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