WinAutomation by Softomotive Room for Improvement
Daniel and RPA
RPA Developer at a tech consulting company with 11-50 employees
I think the primary thing that needs improvement in this product is the stability. It looks like it is easy-to-use and that is very nice, but it is more important to have a stable product and not just one that is easy-to-use. If I am working to create a simple process, odd errors occur quite often and in the middle of creating the process.
The additional features I might like to see in the next release would be adding in some capabilities that other products already have. For example, some RPA process management framework. UiPath has something like that, RE Framework (Robotic Enterprise Framework), which is something in Softomotive we have to develop by ourselves. They have some premade processes in WinAutomation, but in running a process they should have some kind of error handling. For example, if there are tasks that should be run like 100 times and maybe it will freeze up at the 50th cycle, then the process should start again from 50, not from number one.
If they can come up with some kind of framework and error handling, that will enhance the stability of the running processes made out of their solution. Right now I cannot resolve these main issues on my own and they should be added to the product.
One of the challenges is dealing with OCR text recognition. They link out to Google, IBM, and Microsoft AI services for text recognition. This area needs to continue to improve because recognizing forms and what's on a form, and then when you try to translate that into information that you can use, is very difficult. I have not been able to make that work. I think that the technology is there, but it would require too much coding and it would be too much of an investment of time to make it work.
WinAutomation doesn't have the management abilities for remote management, but we are using Splashtop to access the device that is running the software.
In the next release, I would like to see form recognition added. AI form recognition for processing things like invoices and timesheets would be number one.View full review »
At this time, I can't say the solution is lacking any features.
The solution could use some more advanced AI tools. It's one of the solution's only weaknesses.View full review »
Consultant at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
WinAutomation is missing a lot of options that are available in UiPath. One limitation is that for logs, the only option is a CSV file. There is no option, for example, to work with an Excel file.
There is a limitation in setting up loops, where it does not support multiple conditions.
We would like to be able to write code, the way you can inside of UiPath.View full review »
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.View full review »
WinAutomation's OCR integrator should be improved.View full review »
Technical Team Lead at emids
It would be helpful to have features that are fine-tuned for Microsoft products because most of our clients are using products like SharePoint and OneDrive.
The OCR functionality needs to be improved. We are not getting the same accuracy as other tools when reading things like PDFs.View full review »
It should work better for Angular websites, as it has a lot of problems. It is not able to read the data from them as expected. In general, it should work better with modern websites.
Scalability needs to be improved so that it can support multiple bots.
There used to be a Process Watch feature, but it is now gone and should be put back.View full review »