2019-04-08 06:57:00 UTC

What Is The Biggest Difference Between Automation Anywhere And Blue Prism?

One of the most popular comparisons on IT Central Station is Automation Anywhere vs Blue Prism.

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What is the biggest difference between Automation Anywhere and Blue Prism? Which of these two solutions would you recommend to a colleague evaluating RPA platforms and why?

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22 Answers

As rightly pointed out by Jason, the start up cost between the two is a big differentiation factor. However, I believe, Blue Prism is also fairly easy to use for a non-program as the tool provides a huge set of activities, which can be used unambiguously, as long as a person understand the logic.
As we are moving towards the world of heavy cognitive applications, Automation Anywhere right now is ahead of Blue Prism.

2019-05-20 09:10:51 UTC20 May 19

First big difference is start-up cost. Last I checked BluePrism was about $100k to start. AA lets you start small, $10k gets you everything you need to get a bot in production, and grow incrementally, adding additional bots and dev licenses and control rooms. So, AA lets you ramp up at your own pace, versus buying a big application that you may not be able to fully utilize for 1-2 years.
Second is ease of training. AA is built for people that don't have coding background, so its more intuitive, more visual, and generally easier to get started on.

2019-05-17 13:33:01 UTC17 May 19
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