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Top 8 Robotic Process Automation (RPA) Tools

UiPathAutomation Anywhere (AA)Microsoft Power AutomateBlue PrismWorkFusionBotFarmVisualCronJiffy.ai Automate
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    The best feature, for sure, is the ease of development. It's very easy to create an automation from scratch... UiPath has a more friendly development environment compared to other vendors of RPA.
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    The most valuable feature is the power of AI Technologies involved in Automation Anywhere's IQBot - such as Natural Language Processing, Computer Vision, Fuzzy Logic, and Machine Learning.
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    The most valuable features of Microsoft Power Automate are the ease of use and the templates that are provided. I no longer need to make the document from scratch. I can search for what template I want and then it only requires me to modify it a bit for my needs. Additionally, it's helped improve my productivity and efficiency, and at the same time, it's quicker.
  5. The overall package from Blue Prism is valuable. I cannot pinpoint one certain part.It is a very stable tool that allows very complex automations.
  6. WorkFusion helps by speeding up processes. The process takes time. It has business costs associated because there are people waiting to take the next steps in the process. The end result of waiting, whether it is an internal or external team, is that they are delayed. Therefore, it helps us in speeding up business processes and improving employee morale, as people don't have to do repetitive work anymore.
  7. BotFarm is an easy solution to use and the interface is better than older versions.One of the most valuable features is the solution's simple automation regarding object cloning and strings variables.
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  9. The ability to clone jobs to shorten the time it takes to implement a process has been invaluable, but its flexibility also gives us the ability to create a job that can handle a multifaceted process with a complex workflow.
  10. I found the invoice data extraction very exciting. It is really good.The biggest driver was the cost savings. We wanted to improve productivity and save costs. Therefore, we gave most of the mundane tasks currently being done by a human to a bot. Some of the mundane tasks were reading invoices and keying in the data. We are talking about 15,000 documents every day. That is a huge volume that needs a lot of people. With the bot, it is just a fraction of the cost, because there is a huge savings in terms of manpower.

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Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Miriam Tover
Senior Delivery Ops Manager
PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Many members of our community are looking to understand how to calculate the ROI of an RPA deployment. Is it based on cost reduction, revenue impact, compliance, experience enhancement for employees and/or customers, or something else? What's the best way to measure the success of RPA? ...
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Nilesh Pawar - PeerSpot reviewer
Nilesh PawarPlease see a snapshot of my ROI & Automation Index Calculators. 1. Firstly you… more »
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Menachem D Pritzker - PeerSpot reviewer
Menachem D Pritzker
Director of Growth
PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
What processes can't be automated just yet? What improvements to those limitations can we expect in the next 5-10 years? Most importantly - what are some things that RPA cannot do? The top RPA tools in the industry strive to reduce limitations by expanding RPA capabilities and engineer their pr...
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Nilesh Pawar - PeerSpot reviewer
Nilesh PawarCurrently the RPA is still limited to Human for designing the workflow, its not… more »
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Diana Small - PeerSpot reviewer
Diana Small
Solution Architect at a insurance company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We have 20 to 40 branch office locations that receive email requests for submissions or price quotes for insurance products - both commercial lines and personal lines.  I'm researching RPA to help with processes such as Rate, Quote, Bind, Issue, Policy Admin., etc.  Can anyone comment on the be...
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Ronald Mueller - PeerSpot reviewer
Ronald MuellerHi Diana,  There are countless opportunities for RPA in the insurance… more »
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Evgeny Belenky - PeerSpot reviewer
Evgeny Belenky
PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Jan 06 2022

Hi community,

Can we generalize the main components used to build an RPA solution architecture for a big company?

Thanks for your help!

Shibu Babuchandran - PeerSpot reviewer
Shibu BabuchandranHi, @Nilesh Pawar ​,@Venkateswarlu Paturu ​,@Biswajit Mohanty ​,@Celestine… more »
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ERNEST KUZOE - PeerSpot reviewer
ERNEST KUZOE
Senior Consultant at EMPHASIBS LLC
Apr 27 2022

Hi community,

Can you share which RPA use cases can be applied to the insurance industry?

Thank you!

Shibu Babuchandran - PeerSpot reviewer
Shibu BabuchandranHi @ERNEST KUZOE ​, Some of the use  cases are as below on which i have worked… more »
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Madison Sophia Bennett - PeerSpot reviewer
Madison Sophia Bennett
Automation specialist at Technetics Group
Feb 10 2022

Hi professionals,

Some automation SW have desktop versions that are robust. 

However, I think they better manage to improve their versions in the cloud to speed up the processes of advanced integrations of all areas. 

What do you think? Is it necessary?

Shibu Babuchandran - PeerSpot reviewer
Shibu BabuchandranHi @Madison Sophia Bennett,  This is a very good query and my response is… more »
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Evgeny Belenky - PeerSpot reviewer
Evgeny Belenky
PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Feb 04 2022

Hi peers, 

How can you practically use cognitive RPA? How is it different from RPA?

Bryan Senter - PeerSpot reviewer
Bryan SenterI would consider the addition of AI/ML to your RPA to be the most important… more »
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Menachem D Pritzker - PeerSpot reviewer
Menachem D Pritzker
Director of Growth
PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Jan 21 2022

So far I've found these. I would be happy to get your perspectives on these, or any others you suggest. (I'll add to my list!)

  • The RPA Academy
  • MindMajix
  • Edureka
  • UiPath Academy
  • Automation Anywhere University

Thanks!

Nilesh Pawar - PeerSpot reviewer
Nilesh PawarUiPath Academy is the best and recommended one as its more persona-driven and… more »
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Evgeny Belenky - PeerSpot reviewer
Evgeny Belenky
PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Jan 06 2022
Dear community professionals, As we're starting a new year, what top trends do you predict about RPA solutions for 2022?  Thanks!
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Mohit Vohra - PeerSpot reviewer
Mohit VohraInterestingly, “Hyperautomation” is listed in the top strategic technology… more »
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Netanya Carmi - PeerSpot reviewer
Netanya Carmi
Content Manager
PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
May 20 2022
The world of technology is constantly undergoing both evolutions and revolutions. It is always difficult to know just what kinds of changes and innovations each year is going to bring. The field of Robotic Process Automation is just one example where the best people can do is offer their predicti...
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Mario Treviño SalazarWhich products/applications do you think are better for RPA?  The core idea of… more »
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Evgeny Belenky
PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
May 02 2022
Hi peers, We're happy to share our new bi-weekly Community Spotlight with you. Here you'll find recent contributions by PeerSpot community members: questions, articles and trending discussions. Trending See what your peers are discussing at the moment! What to choose: an endpoint antiviru...
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PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Apr 27 2022
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Ravi Suvvarivery good and valuable information
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Intelligent RPA - PeerSpot reviewer
Intelligent RPA
User
Apr 21 2022
All companies, from large to small, are trying to keep one end of the digital transformation, but for large companies, the situation is more than opening a social media account.  Sometimes they may have to manage millions of data. And the faster they do these transactions, the more they get ahea...
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Menachem D Pritzker - PeerSpot reviewer
Menachem D Pritzker
Director of Growth
PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Apr 04 2022
Robotic Process Automation (RPA) is distinct from Business Process Management (BPM), but the two technologies overlap to a certain extent and often get confused with one another. This article, based on reviews of top RPA tools and top BPM tools on PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station), takes on ...
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Evgeny Belenky - PeerSpot reviewer
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PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Apr 04 2022
Hi peers, This is our new Community Spotlight that includes recent contributions (questions, articles and discussions) by the PeerSpot community members. Trending Is RPA beneficial for a healthcare organization? With the increasing risk of cyber attacks in the west, due to the war in Ukra...
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PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Mar 18 2022
Hi community members, Here we go with a new Community Spotlight. We publish it to help YOU catch up on recent contributions by community members. Trending What open-source HCI solution do you recommend? How much time does SSO save? What are the main technical differences between Microso...
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Megha
User at Signity Solutions
Mar 17 2022
Making smarter decisions about your business processes is critical to ensure lower time-to-market and high ROI. Future fit technology executives know the importance of optimizing business operations efficiency and workflow processes to remain ahead in the competitive landscape. Whether your orga...
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Megha
User at Signity Solutions
Mar 15 2022
Intelligent automation is the need of the hour today for businesses across industries. Business leaders are rapidly implementing automation solutions in their existing processes or creating new automation opportunities. By doing so, they are accelerating their digital transformation to achieve op...
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Menachem D Pritzker - PeerSpot reviewer
Menachem D Pritzker
Director of Growth
PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Mar 11 2022
PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station) members have enthusiastically embraced Robotic Process Automation (RPA) and reviewed our top RPA tools. Using examples, they describe a host of innovative use cases arising across multiple industries and business disciplines. These include using RPA for frau...
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Evgeny Belenky
PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Mar 04 2022
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waqarahmad3391
Senior SEO Expert at Developers studio
Feb 13 2022
Process automation is loosely taken to mean the use of applications or software to automate any business process. Without over-complicating the definition, we can say that process automation is the use of technology to perform a business process. Many process automation tools use Artificial I...
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PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Feb 04 2022
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Jan 25 2022
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Evgeny Belenky@Shibu Babuchandran ​and @Dominic-Gopal, thank you for contributing your… more »
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reviewer1577907Thank you for this helpful post and congratulations on the new company name!
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Shibu Babuchandran - PeerSpot reviewer
Shibu Babuchandran
Regional Manager/ Service Delivery at ASPL Info Services
Jan 10 2022
In order to decrease the time and effort needed to perform repetitive and time-consuming tasks, robotic process Automation has been designed. Software robots can take over repetitive tasks that would otherwise have been performed by intelligent humans. This reduces mistakes and saves money. ...
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Amar Yelane - PeerSpot reviewer
Amar Yelane
RPA Developer at DynPro Inc
Dec 20 2021
Main points to follow when aiming for a good project organization: Design before building Analyze the process thoroughly, identify the requirements and plan what the solution should look like before starting the actual development. Break the process down into components Break the process down...
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Shibu BabuchandranHi @Amar Yelane, Great document! I just have a query: will this practice be the… more »
Amar Yelane - PeerSpot reviewer
Amar Yelane@Shibu Babuchandran, almost the same.
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Shibu Babuchandran - PeerSpot reviewer
Shibu Babuchandran
Regional Manager/ Service Delivery at ASPL Info Services
Dec 17 2021
Robotic process automation-as-a-service (RPAaaS) Robotic process automation-as-a-service (RPAaaS) is a form of outsourcing where a service provider deploys a cloud-based software robot that uses automation, machine learning (ML), and computer vision to help clients accomplish repetitive and hi...
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Amar Yelane - PeerSpot reviewer
Amar YelaneValuable info thanks for sharing.
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Ram Chenna - PeerSpot reviewer
Ram Chenna
Enterprise Architect at Blueray Digital Services
Dec 15 2021
Privacy Concerns in an RPA Implementation Program. The biggest concern we (as RPA solution implementors) have faced when interacting with clients and customers were: 1. Regulatory and Compliance issues. 2. InfoSec and Security issues. 3. Audit Issues. Regulatory and Compliance Issues: There...
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Amar Yelane - PeerSpot reviewer
Amar Yelane
RPA Developer at DynPro Inc
Dec 15 2021
Cost to Benefit is of utmost importance in any RPA program for any organization to figure out benefits gained.The 3 main levers that need to be considered are:1. Increase in the Cash flow - Once an investment is done, the organizations will focus more on the immediate ROI. Factors that should be ...
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Shibu Babuchandran - PeerSpot reviewer
Shibu BabuchandranHi @Amar Yelane, Thanks for the article and for giving insights on the… more »
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Evgeny Belenky
PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
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Nilesh Pawar - PeerSpot reviewer
Nilesh Pawar
Director - Cloud Architecture at a computer software company with 10,001+ employees
Things to be kept in mind for identifying a relevant RPA use case: Start small and be realistic Identify process that is: Highly-repetitive Highly manual Too many FTEs required Information intensive activity Copying, pasting and validating data between systems, portals, application, pd...
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Nilesh Pawar - PeerSpot reviewer
Nilesh Pawar
Director - Cloud Architecture at a computer software company with 10,001+ employees
Beware before investing heavily into RPA Project, following slide depicts critical key points to be considered for RPA Project Pitfalls and Challenges: Setup an Effective RPA Governance Structure for Smoother Adoption and Maturity  People: Internal: Lack of committed team to drive RPA Lack of...
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Surabhi TakThis article is definitely going to help to decide in which RPA projects one… more »
Supriya Shinde - PeerSpot reviewer
Supriya Shindethanks for sharing
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Nilesh Pawar - PeerSpot reviewer
Nilesh Pawar
Director - Cloud Architecture at a computer software company with 10,001+ employees
RPA Best Practices for Successful Implementation Best Practice's : Establish RPA Operating Model  Establish a RPA COE: Primarily overseen by Operations Team Align with Business improvement and reengineering groups Technology team appointed Head of Automaton to assist in software sel...
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Supriya ShindeVery helpful :) , thanks
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Shibu Babuchandran - PeerSpot reviewer
Shibu Babuchandran
Regional Manager/ Service Delivery at ASPL Info Services
What Is Intelligent Process Automation? Intelligent process automation (IPA) refers to tasks that are automated or optimized in part by artificial intelligence and machine learning algorithms. IPA tools can reduce human intervention in a variety of business processes. IPA solutions go beyon...
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Tjeerd Saijoen
CEO at Rufusforyou
ICT is getting more and more complex: today I have several systems in Chicago, several more in Amsterdam and if you need to protect your environment you will need to check on-premises, the cloud at Amazon, and the cloud at Microsoft Azure.  Why is Performance related to security? For the foll...
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Shibu Babuchandran - PeerSpot reviewer
Shibu BabuchandranVery good insights about correlation for security with performance.
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Johann DelaunayInteresting positioning and way of thinking, thank you very much for the… more »
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Madison Sophia Bennett - PeerSpot reviewer
Madison Sophia Bennett
Automation specialist at Technetics Group
My years of experience with Uipath and SAP is a key factor for the completion of projects in automation, sales, human resources departments and in general in all areas. In the automation area, it is very common for users to want to automate processes without the help of specialized tools and it ...
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Matthew Shoffner - PeerSpot reviewer
Matthew Shoffner
Robotic Process Automation (RPA), Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) are three distinct but overlapping areas of technology. They get conflated, with people sometimes asking “Is RPA AI?” To be very clear, RPA is not AI but can be used to assist AI with simple tasks, as we’ll e...
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Jesse Spencer-Davenport - PeerSpot reviewer
Jesse Spencer-DavenportThis is a good assessment of the overall working relationship between these… more »
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Matthew Shoffner - PeerSpot reviewer
Matthew Shoffner
Robotic Process Automation (RPA) saves money. It cuts down on employee time spent on tedious tasks. It makes business processes move along more quickly. But, what does RPA cost? That is a critical question that anyone contemplating RPA must think through as thoroughly as possible. This article of...
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Matthew Shoffner - PeerSpot reviewer
Matthew Shoffner
Robotic Process Automation (RPA) is finding an abundance of innovative use cases in industries such as healthcare, banking and finance. The top RPA tools help with cost reduction as well as time savings. In some cases, RPA is a factor in digital transformation initiatives. Of course, it can’t do ...
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Menachem D Pritzker
Director of Growth
PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Robotic Process Automation (RPA) is earning well-deserved plaudits for speeding up manual processes across a wide range of workflows. The benefits of RPA is growing as many top RPA tools, like UiPath and Automation Anywhere, are pushing the technology in the direction of increasingly becoming par...
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Robotic Process Automation (RPA) Topics

Benefits and Disadvantages of RPA

The benefits of RPA are vast and continue to grow as the top automation software companies continue to develop the technology to take on more complicated tasks and more deeply integrate with business systems and other automation technologies, like AI and ML. The biggest advantage to RPA are the savings that come after implementing the technology. There’s a lot to take into consideration when talking about the cost of RPA, and even more so when you’re conducting an RPA cost benefit analysis. If your business has a lot of tasks that are simple and repeatable, you should strongly consider using a bot instead of a human and repurpose your human resource to an item that takes more skill and can drive revenue for the company. Our members have provided plenty of use cases to show how they are using bots to improve their business.

However, there are limitations of RPA, although far outweighed by the benefits, if the capabilities of the technology satisfy your needs. There have been concerns raised about the security of RPA, but our members have reduced it down to implementation error. In most cases, thoughtfulness and careful consideration of the technology and how it will be used will give you all you need to decide on whether or not to move forward with RPA.

Types of RPA Tools
  • Programmable RPA Bots. First-generation RPA tools that required a set of inputs and needed to be programmed.
  • Self-Learning Bots. RPA software that learns from log data and screen capture videos and then performs the actions that humans used to.
  • Intelligent Automation/Cognitive Automation Tools. RPA bots with advanced functionalities such as image recognition and natural language processing, able to understand even unstructured data.
Features to Compare

There are a variety of different criteria that can and should be taken into consideration when selecting the best RPA tools for your business. These criteria and parameters very often depend on your specific needs, what your business and workflow require the most, and what your area of expertise demands.

Here are some of the most common and most important parameters used in the RPA tools comparison:

  • Operational Scalability. Consider how well your new RPA tools will handle your business demands, respond to changes, requirements, and business operations.
  • Security. Security is a vital parameter as the RPA bots will inevitably make changes to your customer data. Our members gave some of their insights on handling RPA security.
  • Total Cost of Ownership. TCO includes the initial RPA tool setup cost, the ongoing vendor license fees, if there are any, as well as maintenance costs. All three should be taken into consideration when calculating your costs. For a lower cost, consider a low-maintenance RPA software.
  • Ease of use and control. In order to increase efficiency and productivity, you need a user-friendly RPA tool that can be easily controlled and implemented and that your team can use without major difficulties.
  • Cognitive capability. Some RPA software has cognitive capabilities that can self-learn.

Whether or not you choose to consider this parameter as well in your search for the top RPA tool will depend on what you are looking for in a certain RPA system and on what you see as vital for your own needs.

RPA Tools Comparison
Tool Rating Pro Con
UiPath 9 Technical support for UiPath is great The platform that shows the reports and errors is not too transparent.
Automation Anywhere 8 I implemented AA in different environments, the AA installation is the smoothest compared to other RPA software installs. [They] should add more Analytics and Intelligence related capabilities
Blue Prism 7.6 The web-based designer is very user-friendly and easy to use I would like to see machine learning functionality integrated with the automation
Kryon RPA 8.4 Attended automation has diverted 34 percent of training calls to our tech support centers It could be more reliable in spying HTML
Blue Prism Cloud 8 The most valuable feature is the ability to write custom code Having more AI functionality would be an improvement
VisualCron 9.8 It helped us reduce manual steps. Our suggestion to make it better and more manageable in terms of GDPR: Implement it in a very partnership way
Microsoft Power Automate 7.6 Power Automate is intuitive and easy to use Compared to other RPA solutions, there is a little bit of a feature gap
BotFarm 7.6 The best aspect is the UI, as it is very user-friendly The deployment could be made a little bit easier
Buyer's Guide
Robotic Process Automation (RPA)
May 2022
Find out what your peers are saying about UiPath, Automation Anywhere, Microsoft and others in Robotic Process Automation (RPA). Updated: May 2022.
598,116 professionals have used our research since 2012.