2020-01-16T08:44:00Z

What advice do you have for others considering Blue Prism Thoughtonomy Virtual Workforce?


If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering Blue Prism Thoughtonomy Virtual Workforce, what would you say?

How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?

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Top 10Consultant

I would rate Blue Prism a seven out of ten. They should improve the user-friendliness and they should change their business model. Because companies need to become a partner and have to pay €60,000 upfront, or be a member upfront, to be partners. So, it's a bit of a waste of money. I don't understand their business model. The tool is there but it should be a self-service tool where people just buy the program and use it. Why make it so complicated? It is really a program for business users, so why make it so complicated with implementers and partnerships et cetera?

2020-04-12T07:27:00Z
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Top 10Consultant

We are a Platinum Blue Prism partner. The solution offers a trial version now, so it's super easy, now, compared to six months back when there was no free version. It used to be hard to know if the solution was right and companies would have to risk spending money to find out. Now, the solution is similar to UiPath, which has been offering free trials since the beginning. I'd rate the solution eight out of ten.

2020-03-16T06:56:12Z
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Top 10Real User

In terms of advice, I'd say that if you have the technical expertise, it's a good tool, however, it's difficult to get training without being involved in a project. So it's kind of hard to break into it, as opposed to some of the competitors' tools where anybody can download the tool and get working and learning without having to actually be on a project. It helps to have access to free training and tools and community additions of the tool which unfortunately doesn't really come from Blue Prism. It's a very sound tool with a good reputation for having a good security model, which is important to a lot of companies and it's got more of an object-oriented design flavor to it. Deployment is a mix of private, public and hybrid cloud. There is about a 50/50 split between Azure and AWS. I would rate the product an eight out of 10. I will likely give it a higher rating when there is easier access for people who want to learn how to use the tool. I think that's what's holding us back.

2020-02-12T08:38:00Z
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Top 5Real User

I would suggest that anyone using this solution leverage expertise from Blue Prism, which is offered for the first six months. The consultancy advisory services are useful. I would rate this product an 8 out of 10.

2020-02-11T06:18:00Z
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Top 10Real User

There are a lot of RPA vendors available, each with pros and cons. Blue Prism has a lot of capability but the key concern is identifying business processes that can be automated. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

2020-02-03T09:10:17Z
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Top 5Real User

I can't remember the version we're currently using. If you are a company that is looking for a solution that is easy to deploy, this would be the perfect solution for you. There are other options to look at as well, so it might be good to compare before choosing one. I'd rate the solution eight out of ten.

2020-02-02T10:42:07Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReseller

It's a very consistent end product but recently, I don't think they have any more upgrades to release. It's a very clear and consistent tool but it's restricted when it comes to the ability to integrate with other tools. I would rate it an eight out of ten. I would rate it this because when compared with UiPath and Automation Anywhere, they do not provide the debugging option and other features that Blue Prism does. Blue Prism offers a better solution.

2020-01-30T07:55:00Z
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Top 5Real User

Blue Prism has good features and the tool has the full capability to deliver timely solutions. However, technical training is something that needs to be addressed because making it more available is necessary in order to help an organization grow. Compared to other products, from a technical point of view with the architecture and the openness of the product, I rate this solution close to the top. Compared to UiPath, this is a very clear and well-presented tool. However, it suffers in terms of marketing and licensing. It is also difficult for people to initially learn. It will take time for an individual or a developer to pick it up, although once they do, it works well. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.

2020-01-29T11:22:36Z
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Top 5Real User

I'm quite sure that we are using the latest version of the solution. We're a software company, so we develop applications and solutions for other companies. If the client looks at Blue Prism and wants it as the robot that will be used as the implementation tool, then that's when we'll use it. I'd recommend the solution. Blue Prism is a good product. I'd recommend that others make sure that the effort, in terms of the estimation of time and man-hours needed are done in a proper manner. Users implementing the solution need to make sure that they know the processes in detail. They need to understand the manual processes before they can actually automate them. This will help achieve a better estimation of costs. I'd rate the solution eight out of ten overall.

2020-01-27T06:39:00Z
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Top 10Real User

On a scale from one to ten where one is the worst and ten is the best, I would rate Blue Prism as an eight out of ten. I do have some other reservations about the product. Personally, I would recommend using something else for automation projects, but I'm not in a position to make that choice in my company. I mean, it is a very good product for doing what it does. It is very stable and does its job. Somehow, even if automation of this type are fairly modern, I feel like Thoughtonomy was created for people who learned to code 30 years ago and not for the developers of today. It may not be taking full advantage of advancement in technology.

2020-01-16T08:44:00Z
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