Kofax RPA Competitors and Alternatives

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JD
RPA Developer at a maritime company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 20
We have automation that runs every night through all our invoices, improving our cashflow

What is our primary use case?

We are a small but global company. We are about 1,200 people. We are a logistics company, and most of our employees work in our warehouses. So, our office workers are somewhere between 400 to 500 across the globe. Being a logistics company, we are maybe a little bit old-fashioned. There are a lot of papers going back and forth, and we are trying to automate different scenarios. We cater provisions to ships, so we are basically a grocery store for ships. One important thing is when a ship is going into port somewhere, they put in an order for whatever provisions they need for when they leave… more »

Pros and Cons

  • "UiPath continues to add services to the Portal. It is fairly important that they are all managed from the same place because it is a single point of access, which was a factor that really played into our choice of vendor, UiPath. We use Automation Hub to sort of collect ideas and discover what ideas are good for information, then we use Orchestrator to manage them once they have been developed."
  • "I really wish that UiPath would have moderators in their forums who are more active. There are a lot of questions that go unanswered, and that is a shame."

What other advice do I have?

It is the best product. It is an automation product. At the end of the day, it is software development. If there is anything that is important in software development, it is that you have a defined process from beginning to end, from the birth of the idea until it has been put into production and eventually retired. So, you need to have a defined process for different stages in the lifecycle that you need to be in control of. The product somewhat helps us do this with Automation Hub and the Robotic Enterprise Framework, but we are looking forward to even more tools for stuff like that. So far…
AshishTyagi
Solutions Architect at PureSoftware Ltd
Real User
Top 20
Good customer support but some technical issues need to be addressed

What is our primary use case?

I have used BotFarm to automate web applications and Microsoft products. I have also automated mainframe applications for a healthcare product. I automated around five to six processes for them. All together I have automated more than fifteen processes with this solution that we have deployed in-house.

Pros and Cons

  • "Automation Anywhere provides a very flexible UI."
  • "Sometimes I feel like it doesn't work properly and we are not able to provide the dexterity needed."

What other advice do I have?

It’s hard to give any advice without seeing the project you are working with. If you want to purchase any RPA tool, then I’d have to check the project or your process so that I can identify the requirement and I can see which product will completely fulfill your requirement. Make sure to choose your solution based completely on the project you wish to automate. In other words, I can’t give you any direct answer. If you’re automating a web application, then I would use UiPath. If you’re also automating their applications but you have to automate PDFs as well, then I would definitely choose…
RN
Project Manager at a tech consulting company with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 20
Very secure and good new features but isn't really user-friendly

What is our primary use case?

We primarily use the solution due to the cost. It lowers the cost of maintenance for the organization.

Pros and Cons

  • "It is more secure for complex implementations."
  • "I wouldn't call Blue Prism user-friendly. It's one of its downfalls. They would benefit from having drag and drop functionality, for example. It would make them a strong competitor in the space. There needs to be less reliance on coding for customization, similar to Microsoft's Power Automate."

What other advice do I have?

I previously used Kofax, at my other company. The previous organization never went to the cloud, so it was pretty small scale. I used both Blue Prism and UiPath in tandem. The organization is moving more towards UiPath, due to some sort of service agreement, so Blue Prism isn't being used as much as it used to be. We don't have a partnership with Blue Prism. Blue Prism is the pioneer in RPA. They came early to it. Automation is there, and other features came later. The only thing is that they were not that flexible. In terms of people getting to know the product well, it takes a lot of time…
ITCS user
Process and Performance Improvement Consultant at a consultancy with self employed
Real User
Top 20
Process automation that is easy to use and the pricing is flexible

What is our primary use case?

The primary use case of this solution is for process automation.

Pros and Cons

  • "The most valuable features of this solution are the cost and ease of use, it's very simple."
  • "They need to come up with a little more on AI and precision discovery path to be able to record the processes."

What other advice do I have?

I am a consultant who advises his clients about the solutions that are best for them. I make recommendations based on their requirements. Clients have two options, one is the desktop solution and the other is an enterprise version. For smaller clients what I recommend is to start with the desktop version. I ask them to try it out and if they think that it works in their organization and it's helping, they will get better ROI after proving it to them in the trial POC that I conduct. I have them try it out for six months to a year and then suggest they move to the enterprise version. My…
Sharad Chandra
Co-Founder & Director - Technology at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
Reseller
Top 10
Execution of workflows could be improved; connectors are a good feature

What is our primary use case?

This is one of the solutions we sell to our customers. I'm an automater and we are customers of Microsoft.

Pros and Cons

  • "The connectors are a very good feature."
  • "Execution of workflows could be improved."

What other advice do I have?

Choosing a solution really depends on what the customer needs. If they're looking for something that's easy to maintain, we might go for UiPath or Automation Anywhere. And if we don't have the budget we tell them to look at Microsoft Power Automate. If you don't have a budget for that, then you look at a custom automation which doesn't need any RPA tool. It all depends on the customer's requirements and constraints. This solution has the potential to go further, but for now I would rate it a five out of 10.
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