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Researched UiPath but chose Automation Anywhere (AA): The Control Room, schedule features, and client repository help with day-to-day bot development
Prevents human error, increases data accuracy, standardization, and quality of data for the shipping processes
Find out what your peers are saying about UiPath vs. WinAutomation by Softomotive and other solutions. Updated: November 2020.
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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."
"We are able to extract data from the PDF and website, then translate the data into different languages."
"I find the most valuable features are automation and RPA."
"It is extremely helpful with our invoicing process."
"We like the ability to capture some of the features on a screen for the application. We also really like the UI, and the design is pretty good."
"UiPath provides scraping of both structured and unstructured data."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"We are not able to extract the data from the same type of PDF which is bulky in number, and scrapping is not so good."
"This solution needs improvement, especially in terms of continuing the process that is left in case of any kind of disaster that happens to the trimmers. If there is a state that can be maintained to removing the machines to another location and continue from there, it would be helpful. Right now, this is lacking."
"I would like UIPath to improve the OCR visuals."
"I think the only issue we have faced is with the upgrade compatibility."
"The UiPath tool doesn’t provide an option to resize the activities as per wish, especially if the activity is a big box."
"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 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
"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 pricing is reasonable."
"The pricing is very good. The license does not have to be in a bundle, like in other competitor products. You only have to purchase at least 10 from the beginning, for one year."
"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."
"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 »
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Top Answer: It is a highly preferred RPA tool. You can check my Automation Anywhere Review to know more.
Top Answer: I'm very familiar with UiPath and the RPA industry: was hired by Daniel Dines in 2015 when there were 35 employees and… more »
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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.
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|Automation Anywhere, Testing Anywhere, Automation Anywhere Enterprise||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.
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.
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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