We performed a comparison between Automation Anywhere (AA) and Blue Prism based on real PeerSpot user reviews.Find out in this report how the two Robotic Process Automation (RPA) solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
"Implementation of Automation Anywhere (AA) allows us to automate business processes and has brought productivity gains, error reduction, and speed of execution in multiple HR and Finance operations."
"The most valuable feature is the SAP application and the DLLs that Automation Anywhere provides. These DLLs help automate the SAP application."
"RPA platform with a good accuracy rate, variable management, and OCR feature. It has a straightforward setup."
"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."
"Automation Anywhere is stable, scalable, and easy to use."
"This RPA software has good scalability and stability, is easy to understand and easy to use, even for users who have no experience with automation software."
"The code, once developed, is pretty stable."
"There are quite a few very strong features available to users."
"I like the solution’s simplicity in process and objects. The solution has very clear guidelines and demarcation on processes and objects which is not present in other tools. The tool’s architecture is also very simple and clear. The product’s licensing model is also very simple. Other tools do not have such a simple licensing model."
"We find the stability and the ease of reusing code design valuable."
"The technical support is very good."
"The automation on offer is great."
"The performance is very good and it is a valuable feature."
"It is a very stable tool that allows very complex automations."
"Blue Prism currently supports SQL Servers and structured data."
"Although the solution may look complicated it actually has a lot of features and user space to work out of."
"The error handling command on this solution still needs improvement, especially when compared to other platforms that are doing very well."
"The data migration could be better."
"Automation Anywhere can improve by implementing a Citrix environment and increasing the stability of tools, such as IQ bot."
"The analytical dashboard in the Control Room could use some improvement."
"Scaling from small to medium automation works well, but if building out very big applications, sometimes the code can be too lengthy and uncontrollable."
"The solution should have a more robust forum to help users navigate the solution, learn about it, and get help when they need it."
"Setup and deployment of this product could be difficult for those without experience. These processes should be made easier."
"The product's technical support could use improvement."
"My clients report that there is a little bit of a challenge regarding the cost-benefit ratio."
"They should incorporate more functionalities in the analytics tool."
"From a monitoring perspective, the way the screens are set up, or the reporting within Blue Prism, is not really user-friendly. You need a technical person to basically put that up. It's not necessarily easily viewable."
"In Nigeria, I don't know what their marketing is like. However, they're losing market shares to other solutions. Most customers know UiPath more than Blue Prism."
"The solution could be more user-friendly. I would like the see the inclusion of a recording feature as in Microsoft, SAP, and other legacy systems. Users can play the recording and use it for future use cases. The recording can help with the automation and configuration. I would rate the tool’s interface a seven out of ten. It needs to improve."
"The deployment of the bots should be much faster and more intuitive."
"The control room is still the desktop version, which restricts access. You can't really access it from anywhere."
"The solution can be improved by switching off data DB and including a report section."
Automation Anywhere is a global leader in Robotic Process Automation (RPA), empowering customers to automate end-to-end business processes with intelligent software bots – AI-powered digital workers that perform repetitive and manual tasks, resulting in dramatic productivity gains, optimized customer experience and more engaged employees. The company offers the world’s only cloud-native and web-based automation platform combining RPA, artificial intelligence, machine learning and analytics, yielding significantly lower TCO, higher security, and faster scalability than legacy monolithic platforms. Its Bot Store is the world's first and largest marketplace with more than 1,200 pre-built, intelligent automation solutions. Automation Anywhere has deployed over 2.8 million bots to support some of the world’s largest enterprises across all industries in more than 90 countries.
For additional information, visit www.automationanywhere.com.
Blue Prism is an intelligent, business-developed, no-code automation platform for SaaS deployments as well as for on-premises, public cloud, multi-cloud, and hybrid environments. Unlike other automation technology, Blue Prism combines robotic process automation with expanded artificial intelligence and cognitive capabilities. Blue Prism gives users instant access to the tools you need for building and delegating automations, as well as a digital workforce that is already AI-equipped.
With Blue Prism’s code-free RPA, deployed through use of their Robotic Operating Model, your business can scale efficiently, improve customer satisfaction, reduce costs, and augment its talent to take on new responsibilities. Blue Prism helps to accelerate operational agility and efficiency by making it easy to automate the most important processes. Allocating everyday tasks to your Digital Workforce gives you immediate increased capacity and allows your teams to focus on their strategic goals. In addition, it delivers a return on investment, increases efficiency gains, and can even introduce new revenue streams.
“Workforce of the Future”
Blue Prism’s all-in-one intelligent automation platform consists of:
Reviews from Real Users
Blue Prism stands out for its enterprise-level functionality, which is why many companies choose it over its competitors. PeerSpot users note that the solution is easy to use, stable, and robust scalability-wise. The security is also top-notch. One user pointed out that "One of the most powerful features in Blue Prism is exception handling. It's one of the features that really differentiates it from other platforms." Blue Prism helps businesses with everything from compliance to quality control and error-avoidance.
Automation Anywhere (AA) is ranked 3rd in Robotic Process Automation (RPA) with 25 reviews while Blue Prism is ranked 4th in Robotic Process Automation (RPA) with 35 reviews. Automation Anywhere (AA) is rated 7.8, while Blue Prism is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Automation Anywhere (AA) writes "Being able to get up and running quickly is the big thing, but migration is probably our biggest challenge". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Blue Prism writes "Easy to use, low -code platform that is highly scalable". Automation Anywhere (AA) is most compared with Microsoft Power Automate, UiPath, IBM Robotic Process Automation (RPA), Tricentis Tosca and AutomationEdge, whereas Blue Prism is most compared with Microsoft Power Automate, UiPath, Pega Robotic Process Automation, IBM Robotic Process Automation (RPA) and Blue Prism Cloud. See our Automation Anywhere (AA) vs. Blue Prism report.
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For any RPA tool it required have a generic /universal governance model where
1. sponsor or Head of RPA implementation
2. Business analysts
4.Developers ( Full stack - Build, Test and SIT)
5.Scrum master or Sprints head or Project manager
6. QA ( Test automation) - optional
Above generic governance model/structure roles for handling any kind of RPA process.
One proven way to implement centralized automation management is via a CoE. The best practices of Robotic Process Automation states that the use of bots doesn’t increase negative risks for the organization in the development of reusable solutions. The responsibilities of a Centre of Excellence will depend on the exact governance model used. The most common activities include the following:
Business Continuity Requirements:
To have backup or disaster recovery machines for the critical RPA processes with load balancing using central orchestration in different clusters.
For any of the RPA there is orchestration tool which handles all the initiation and processing from one location have it maintained well from risks and disasters with load balancing.
This will helps in business continuity.