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Researched WorkFusion but chose Automation Anywhere (AA): MetaBots' reusable drag-and-drop code helps business users save time
Find out what your peers are saying about WinAutomation by Softomotive vs. WorkFusion 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."
"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 most valuable features are the recorder because it's user-friendly and the integration with other tools Excel."
"This solution has great document recognition capabilities."
"The dashboard is the solution's most valuable feature. When clients want to look at the data it's very easy for them to do so. The dashboard for the IT manager is very useful if there are issues and to create and follow processes."
"In terms of stability, it's quite good. It's an internal IP product."
"In our opinion this group are the leaders in providing RPA solutions."
"We can see that its competitive ability is quite good."
"The most valuable feature is that it is easy to use."
"WorkFusion's SAP integrations are really 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 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."
"It should integrate with more ERP solutions like SAP. It doesn't currently have that ability."
"A better graphical user interface that allows business users to perform automation would make this solution number one in the market."
"The problem with the solution is that it is agnostic, so it's not made for banks. Sometimes we are challenged because of this. We have to make everything from scratch to make it work for our clients."
"On a scale of 1 - 10 I would rate them a 6. That's not low - that 60%. But as I said, it needs to be upgraded and modified."
"We would like to see further improvement in the area of running headless."
"I would also like for it to be NLP-based."
"One of the issues that we are facing here in China, is that we cannot access the material for training because it is on YouTube. In China, we do not have access to YouTube."
"It is complex for enterprise implementation. The solution needs a needs minimum, of 20-22 servers. It's no small task. This is not a straightforward setup. It's a large undertaking and there are many moving parts."
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."
"This solution is reasonably priced and offers a free trial period."
"This is a cost-effective RPA solution."
"Find it online."
"They have a very expensive license compared to any other automation tool. For instance, at $50,000 - $60,000, you can bring in an Automation Anywhere solution. For this solution, you need at least $250,000 to get something going."
"It is not the most expensive solution, but it is also not the cheapest."
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 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 »
Top Answer: The most valuable feature is that it is easy to use.
Top Answer: We have a user based license, so there are different charges for each user.
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Also Known As
|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.
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.
WorkFusion RPA Express is free, enterprise-grade software that enables business users to integrate core systems and automate transactions. It's easy to install and can run on a laptop or a single server, with features that operations team pay for right now.
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