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Automation Anywhere (AA) Pros

Business Advisory Manager (AVP) at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
There are multiple levels of cloning. In case screen cloning doesn't work, you can do object-based cloning or keystroke-level cloning, depending upon what parameters are available to you and what is the level of information that you capture. You can traverse between object cloning, which is the lowest form of cloning to a stroke-based cloning, which is like taking care of each keystroke-level which is made by the agent.
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VP Business Development at Ampliforce
The ease of use of getting started is probably the big thing. They had a lot of references that we were able to check. It is a well-known player, and being able to get up and running quickly was the big thing.
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Group Head IT at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The ease of use for the end user and the very low complexity in trying to build a bot are the big factors for us. We are able to work on a project, identify a use case, come up with a design spec, and execute and build a bot within a span of six to eight weeks. In nine to ten weeks, we are able to go live, which reduced complexity. Once we go live, the user interface and the user experience are extremely good.
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Senior Consultant at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
We have improved on IQ Bot collectively with the normal Taskbot that we use. How it got started was that we have a lot of scanned documents to input for our solution. So, I used to get a lot of scanned documents, and extracting or reading the data from those has always been a pain area. We always used to bring a manual person in to do it. Once a manual person did that activity, it was brought into Excel where I could run the bot. With the entry of IQ Bot, it now takes care of my scanned documents, which means IQ Bot does the OCR extraction and gives my data to the Automation Anywhere Taskbot. This means no manual intervention and end-to-end bot processing, along with a happy customer at the end of the day. We provide these services to multiple clients, so we have been doing this for all of our clients.
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Solution Architect at Accenture
I implemented AA in different environments, the AA installation is the smoothest compared to other RPA software installs.
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Senior Consultant at Capgemini
Instead of packages like other RPA tools, I think the repo check-in and check-out feature enables the same in AA.
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Sr. RPA Consultant at Thirdware Solution Ltd.
Simply tagging variables used in the bot, can provide automated real-time dashboards that are presentable to management showing them a complete view of how the bots are performing.
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Manager, Robotic Process Automation at Celerity
I'd say the most impactful and heavily or commonly used ability of v11 and A2019 has been the ability to integrate other code types and operations within the process.
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Business Operations Associate Consultant at ZS Associates
The best part about A2019 is its ease of use. You don't need to be a coding champ or an expert to use and implement A2019 in automating tasks. It's very easy to learn, tweak, and implement in your day-to-day tasks, especially features like capture/record is completely marvelous.
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SB
Software Engineer at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
The most valuable feature is the SAP application and the DLLs that Automation Anywhere provides. These DLLs help automate the SAP application.
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Automation Anywhere (AA) Cons

Business Advisory Manager (AVP) at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
My experience has been that if the person who codes the bot is not very well-trained, then they might create unstable bots. So, it's not the platform. It is just how somebody has coded the bots which can bring lot of instability to them. I recommend that when you are using a coder that the person well-trained and have a good amount of experience already working on bots. They shouldn't be newbie or beginner who comes in to code because that will impact the quality of the code itself.
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VP Business Development at Ampliforce
Migration is probably our biggest challenge. When we were trying to do the migration to the new version, it was a little bit painful. We didn't have that many bots, and I can't imagine the level of effort that some of the bigger customers have to put in for that. The product is stable, but moving from one release to the other was the issue.
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Group Head IT at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Their bot runners could be made to handle multiple payloads at the same time because if I want to run multiple parallel operations, the number of bot runners that I have to buy just keeps increasing. It is adding to the cost. However, there is a possibility that we don't need that many bot runners, and we can run multiple operations in a bot runner. This would be a great addition to have.
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Senior Consultant at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
I would like a couple more features where I can talk and the line comes up automatically. I can just put on a mic, like in "Ok Google". With "Ok Google", I can tell it to please open an Excel spreadsheet with the header read. If this is there, then I don't even need to sit on a computer, I can just dictate my commands and it will automatically come up.
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Solution Architect at Accenture
Bringing a DevOps model for bot implementation integrated through private bot store might be a good idea to improve the tool.
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Senior Consultant at Capgemini
When comparing the code under version checks, although there is a change done, it doesn't say so because the change is done at the variable level and not in the line of code.
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Sr. RPA Consultant at Thirdware Solution Ltd.
The quality and response time of the support, even on Sev-1 tickets, is not satisfactory.
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Manager, Robotic Process Automation at Celerity
Having fewer connection instances would make it more secure, more simple to troubleshoot, and possibly more flexible with the type of applications in use.
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Business Operations Associate Consultant at ZS Associates
One of the challenges that I face every now and then while working with A2019, is around the bot agent updates. Every week/alternate weeK, I receive an error while running my bots, that asks me to update the bot agent.
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SB
Software Engineer at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Setting up Automation Anywhere is a bit complex.
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Learn what your peers think about Automation Anywhere (AA). Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: January 2022.
565,304 professionals have used our research since 2012.