Microsoft Power Automate Competitors and Alternatives

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N Rajarajan
Project Manager at a tech consulting company with 51-200 employees
Real User
Sep 17, 2020
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 timeā€¦
reviewer1454436
RPA Developer at R-Path Automation
Real User
Nov 16, 2020
Helpful support, has an impressive breadth of RPA commands, and a community edition is available

What is our primary use case?

I primarily use Automation Anywhere A2019 to professionally develop RPA bot solutions for our clients and our own internal uses. I personally use the free community edition for personal practice and personal projects outside of a work environment. Our organization has A2019 Enterprise on an on-premise server, but for my home use, I simply log in to my community edition account from my own desktop computer. Our clients use a variety of on-premise and cloud-deployed installations for whatever their specific use case is.

Pros and Cons

  • "The features I most appreciate are the built-in version control system, historical log, audit trail features, and the breadth of RPA action commands included out of the box."
  • "I would like to see a comment feature that allows you to embed comments/notes into an action sidebar, without having to actually take up a line of code in order to write such a statement."

What other advice do I have?

I have done my best to outline my thoughts about the Automation Anywhere platform here, and do not have anything else specific to share.
Jayveer Mandora
Lead RPA Developer at eclair Group
Real User
Top 20
Nov 24, 2020
An all-in-one product with good exception handling and nice debugging features

What is our primary use case?

Normally, we work with the insurance and financial sectors. We create automations for reconciliation, account opening, account closing, and similar processes. Mostly, we work with Windows and mainframe applications.

Pros and Cons

  • "The most valuable features are the exception handling and embedded control room."
  • "Technical support is in need of improvement."

What other advice do I have?

My advice for anybody who is implementing Blue Prism to first think about what their reason is. Based on that, see how they want to bring the product into the sphere. They have to think about infrastructure and then what kinds of applications they want to automate. This will dictate how they need to configure their hardware and environment. I would rate this solution a ten out of ten.
Devendhar Rao
Technical Team Lead at emids
Real User
Jul 30, 2020
Supports multiple automations running in parallel and captures video for troubleshooting

What is our primary use case?

We use this product for automation.

Pros and Cons

  • "The most valuable feature is that you can run multiple automations at the same time, in parallel."
  • "The OCR functionality needs to be improved."

What other advice do I have?

My advice for anybody who is considering WinAutomation is that it is a very good tool. They definitely need to use it. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.
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