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2020-10-01T21:08:00Z

IBM digital business automation with UiPath vs IBM RPA with Automation Anywhere?

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What are the differences between IBM digital business automation using UiPath versus IBM Robotic Process Automation using Automation Anywhere?

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My question to you would be - Why are you mixing the two vendors? Do you have licenses for both and are trying to maximize investment? 


If you have IBM automation you probably have other IBM technology - let the IBM automation run on that as its integration is a little more complicated than UiPath and may cost you time in execution. 


If you have both IBM and UiPath then I would use UiPath for any areas that are not integral to the IBM technology or systems. 


I would need to know a little more about your strategy before giving a definitive answer to your question but all 3 are good technical foundations depending on the scenario.

2020-11-03T10:27:14Z
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If you are looking at a high level, IBM’s digital business automation looks like something that will work well for IBM products with pre-built integration packages. On the other hand, Automation Anywhere or UiPath also offers automation that support multiple technology. If you are looking for any specific guidance having technology in the center, I will be able to add some more view points. Fundamentally all the leading RPA products do not differentiate themselves much as of now in terms of capabilities. In licensing models products come up with variations. 

2021-07-06T17:37:40Z
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Sincerely we are just using UiPath, I haven't tryied Automation Anywhere however I've heard it's easy to use too.

2021-07-07T19:00:01Z
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RPA technology has been in the market for quite some time now. Benefits are quite common for all platforms. Everyday a new platform is being introduced. You should check whether you want to automate simple process(es), that do not consume 100% of an agent to execute, or you want to automate a complex End-to-End process, how many departments are involved, business/IT systems and data source need to be accessed. For example the difference between a Question/Answer chatbot or a Cognitive bot that understands human language and access any corporate systems to provide solve the issue of the requester autonomously.


Can you start really small, through a consumption model or implement the full blown system at once with lots of idle time of the agent while developing the processes to be automated. Many times the required infrastructure can be costly when growing the implementation.


How are the processes implemented, how much can be done drag&drop and how much need complex scripting. Ease of maintenance in the long term. What are the standard technologies that are available. Does it include ETL, AI/ML, API, OCR as standard, optional or integration with as part of the platform.


Many technical and business factors come in play and should be reviewed before even looking at a platform.


2021-07-06T22:38:02Z
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Although I've worked with UiPath (not Automation Anywhere), my experience is now solely with AutoMate from Help Systems. 


I would recommend aligning IBM's digital business automation with Robotic Process Automation and how it works. It seems to be a very different tool from RPA. If programming is required in the use of IBM's digital business automation go with RPA.  

2021-07-06T16:53:03Z
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