Automation Anywhere Reviews

Real User
User
Sep 12 2019

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature of this solution is the SMART Recorder. The overall developer client has an easy-to-use UI. The Control Room, scheduling features, and client repository are really good… more»

How has it helped my organization?

We are just using it as one of the automation technologies. The major automation has already happened over SAP on the backend since the whole company globally runs on a single ERP. However, where… more»

What needs improvement?

More support required to be embedded in the SMART Recorder for SAP objects. IQ Bot should be available embedded as a feature on the developer client and not as a separate product. Some NLP AI is… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

While calculating the setup cost you should account for the server, virtual machines, product licenses, maintenance costs, and running costs.

What other advice do I have?

Be careful with the installation of this solution. It is better to do it with support from the vendor at first.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Before choosing this solution we evaluated UiPath and Blue Prism.
Real User
Senior Director, Digital Transformation at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
May 12 2019

What is most valuable?

The general features, that we can automate a task that takes hours into minutes, are valuable. But as far as an individual product feature goes, there isn't anything more… more»

How has it helped my organization?

It has been able to save us time in our processes from hours to minutes. Something that might have taken anywhere from two to eight hours now takes 20 minutes.

What needs improvement?

Operationally, there's room for improvement, especially in the area of high-availability and deployment. In high-availability, we have two Control Rooms acting as a… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

On a yearly basis, our licensing costs are about $80,000. We bought a package and when we tried to get this high-availability to work we bought some extra Bot Runners. I… more»

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We haven't used any other RPA product.

What other advice do I have?

Make sure that you not only look at what the business needs are, but how the business will use the product when it becomes operational. It's relatively easy to get a bot… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We evaluated Blue Prism and UiPath. We chose Automation Anywhere - both our technology and business sides, as a partnership - because the business and technology agreed… more»
ApurvaBoradia
Real User
CEO at Nine A Business Connect
Oct 22 2019

What is most valuable?

So far, we have seen that a valuable feature of Automation Anywhere is the ease of integrating it with multiple systems. It can very easily integrate with an environment of an organization. It helps in a quick go to access and… more»

How has it helped my organization?

We have found that finance as a function has always been a very strong use case when it comes to a product like Automation Anywhere. The reason is very strong compliance, quality, error controls, and the speed and efficiency with which… more»

What needs improvement?

The industry is moving towards strong AI and ML-based algorithms. They have already started their journey. Earlier, Automation Anywhere added Taskbot, then they added IQ Bot. I would say bring the AI component into the Automation Anywhere… more»

What other advice do I have?

Last year, I would have rate them an eight (out of 10). This year, I would rate them a nine (out of 10) because I'm seeing a lot of improvements coming. As an observer in the industry, a consultant, and a partner, this is what look upon to… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We have seen environments where customers do have multiple product lines for doing different functionalities or process automations. While comparing various competitors, we have found that if a customer is at the SMB or medium scale of… more»

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Automation Anywhere Questions

Miriam Tover
Content Specialist
IT Central Station
Jan 21 2020
One of the most popular comparisons on IT Central Station is Automation Anywhere vs Blue Prism. People like you are trying to decide which one is best for their company. Can you help them out? What is the biggest difference between Automation Anywhere and Blue Prism? Which of these two solutions… more»
Jason FosterFirst big difference is start-up cost. Last I checked BluePrism was about $100k… more»
Vickram NehraAs rightly pointed out by Jason, the start up cost between the two is a big… more»
Pulak BhadurCost will depend upon what you wish to automate! Most of the users have… more»
User at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jan 20 2020
I work for a telecommunications company with 1,000- 5,000 employees. We are currently evaluating Automation Anywhere. What are the overall costs involved? Thanks! I appreciate the help. 
Marc HamiltonThe usual answer with software is "It depends". The variable cost is # of… more»
Gaston MbonglouThanks for reaching out. AA costs should account for the following 3 aspects… more»
Michelle JarmanThe cost is really dependent on the application.
Miriam Tover
Content Specialist
IT Central Station
One of the most popular comparisons on IT Central Station is UiPath vs Automation Anywhere. People like you are trying to decide which one is best for their company. Can you help them out? What is the biggest difference between UiPath and Automation Anywhere? Which of these two solutions would you… more»
Magic ManThere is no dearth of tech comparisons on the internet and both tech offerings… more»
Vimal PuthiyadutReal-time RPA analytics built into Automation Anywhere, along with IQ BOTS and… more»
Henrik OlsenWell - it is quite simple in my world to compare UiPath and Automation Anywhere… more»