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We performed a comparison between Automation Anywhere (AA) and Blue Prism Cloud 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.

To learn more, read our detailed Automation Anywhere (AA) vs. Blue Prism Cloud report (Updated: August 2022).
635,162 professionals have used our research since 2012.
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Pros
"The recorder feature for front end automation and email packages is the most valuable feature as it has more features and it makes the email server related tasks easier and more independent on the email client.""Automation Anywhere offers the capability of integrating the DLL files with meta bot and hence the developer can use DLL files to connect to applications likes outlook, SAP, etc""When our organization switched to Automation Anywhere, the accuracy rate improved and consequently, there has not been much data loss.""Bot Runner - The Bot Runner is the machine where you run the bot. You could have multiple bots running in parallel. You only need the Run License to run the bots. The bots report back the execution logs/pass/fail status back to the control room.""Scheduling helps to generate and send reports without any delay.""It can be easily learned by anyone who spends a bit of time with it.""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.""IQ Bot is the most important feature and it has been extensively used by our clients."

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"It’s scalable.""Blue Prism offers the whole package for LPR developers. It's a useful tool to automate anything. As an LPR developer, I think the most important feature is that it lets you get anything into blocks of code that you can use anywhere.""The most valuable feature is the speed at which we are able to implement solutions that can interact through the user interface in the same way that a human being would.""If I look at the top four, I believe it is far more user-friendly than the other competition.""Blue Prism is well known for being used in banking and security organizations. Its security is superior compared to UiPath and other RPA tools.""Blue Prism Cloud is a stable solution."

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Cons
"The API integration should be improved further since it is a bit difficult at the moment to connect with the API in the enterprise version.""I hope that Automation Anywhere can further optimize its bots to help automate tasks with Microsoft Word documents and Microsoft PowerPoint documents because, in most organizations, there is a lot of reporting required.""The solution should have a more robust forum to help users navigate the solution, learn about it, and get help when they need it.""The Control room audit logs should be moved to an archive for those that are more than six months old.""Replacing the list of search options with voice commands for each item would be great.""When we try to process structured documents but with some little pen marks, improper partitions, or faded documents, IQ Bot fails to extract data properly out of them.""Verbose logging of bot compiling and deployment from the control room. Events occurring during compiling, pre-processing the bots should be logged in the control room or bot launcher logs.""Automation Anywhere can be improved with respect to the user-friendliness of the interface because most of the competitors are now using a flowchart-like structure, thus making it easy for anyone to learn and study it."

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"It would be useful if some of the information protocols came built within the app instead having to create them.""Blue Prism could be more efficient in its resource use. Having one LPR agent per virtual machine wastes resources. If we could execute many applications at the same time, it would improve and optimize the resource used.""It could be more flexible.""I believe they need to become more competitive within the market in order to maintain their market share. We were essentially a Blue Prism shop and sold Blue Prism, but because of the price point, many clients are now looking at competitors.""There are a few smart services that are not available in Blue Prism. For example, Excel sheets that are converted into a CS sheet have limitations with the number of columns when imported. This could be improved.""Blue Prism Cloud could improve by having more innovations for the solution, such as more capability. I am looking for cloud-based services, such as Power Automate that we can recommend for cloud customers. UiPath and Automation Anywhere have more innovation in their solution."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "My only suggestion in terms of pricing is very generic and that is to consider that as much as RPA saves cost and does automation, please get a realistic estimation done on whether you are really achieving any ROI over your investment with RPA."
  • "It is one of the most affordable RPA solutions, and as for licensing, they offer a community edition that greatly helps anyone who aspires to learn about the product before buying the enterprise solution."
  • "The price of this product is good."
  • "I don't deal have cost specifics but I can say it is a tool that provides value for the money."
  • "Pricing is affordable and I would recommend beginning with the Starter Package."
  • "The pricing and licensing are definitely moderate to costly but easily recoverable by achieving ROI quickly."
  • "Automation Anywhere is flexible in terms of costing and licensing."
  • "From my experience, I can say that the initial setup cost is easily recovered over a period of time once the bots start running in production."
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  • "This solution comes at a medium to high price point. They need to work on their pricing to enable smaller enterprises to get the benefit of using the product."
  • "When compared with UiPath, I believe it will be difficult for Blue Prism to maintain its market share."
  • "Blue Prism comes at a higher price point compared to other solutions on the market."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:It depends on your use case. Is it simply to automate a couple of processes? Is it to augment a human team? AA is very good in certain situations but lacks in others. For me, it's more the team that… more »
    Top Answer:From my experience using AA tool, it depends on the applications that you want to automate, because there some applications that AA has limitations for, such as the Oracle. For web-based applications… more »
    Top Answer:It is a highly preferred RPA tool. You can check my Automation Anywhere Review to know more.
    Top Answer:Blue Prism costs about $10,000. It's around $8,000 to $10,000. UiPath offers a free community edition for free. SAP offers an LPR solution for $500 a month. It is expensive. The price could be lower.
    Top Answer:How we basically integrate any AI models, I’d like to see something which I could do more of a transfer share with. It could be more flexible.
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    Also Known As
    Automation Anywhere, Testing Anywhere, Automation Anywhere Enterprise
    Blue Prism Thoughtonomy Virtual Workforce, Blue Prism Virtual Workforce, Thoughtonomy Virtual Workforce
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    Overview

    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.

    The Thoughtonomy Virtual Workforce is a highly flexible intelligent automation platform. It uses software to replicate the way people work in existing applications and systems, the processes they follow, and the decisions they make, to deliver automation without disruption.

    Offer
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    Sample Customers
    Google, Linkedin, Cisco, Juniper Networks, DellEMC, Comcast, Mastercard, Quest Diagnostics
    Cabot Credit Management, Hovis, Utilita
    Top Industries
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    Computer Software Company31%
    Financial Services Firm23%
    Manufacturing Company11%
    Pharma/Biotech Company7%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company22%
    Comms Service Provider14%
    Financial Services Firm10%
    Energy/Utilities Company9%
    REVIEWERS
    Financial Services Firm33%
    Energy/Utilities Company25%
    Computer Software Company8%
    Manufacturing Company8%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company18%
    Financial Services Firm17%
    Comms Service Provider8%
    Government6%
    Company Size
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    Small Business12%
    Midsize Enterprise9%
    Large Enterprise79%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business16%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise70%
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    Small Business32%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise55%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business18%
    Midsize Enterprise12%
    Large Enterprise70%
    Buyer's Guide
    Automation Anywhere (AA) vs. Blue Prism Cloud
    August 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Automation Anywhere (AA) vs. Blue Prism Cloud and other solutions. Updated: August 2022.
    635,162 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Automation Anywhere (AA) is ranked 2nd in Robotic Process Automation (RPA) with 149 reviews while Blue Prism Cloud is ranked 16th in Robotic Process Automation (RPA) with 6 reviews. Automation Anywhere (AA) is rated 9.0, while Blue Prism Cloud is rated 7.2. The top reviewer of Automation Anywhere (AA) writes "While the platform is feature-rich and easy to use, it is the skill of the coder that determines how well the platform is leveraged". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Blue Prism Cloud writes "RPA tool effective for process automation and offers great security". Automation Anywhere (AA) is most compared with Microsoft Power Automate, UiPath, Blue Prism, IBM Robotic Process Automation (RPA) and Tricentis Tosca, whereas Blue Prism Cloud is most compared with Blue Prism, Microsoft Power Automate, UiPath, Robocorp and ABBYY FlexiCapture. See our Automation Anywhere (AA) vs. Blue Prism Cloud report.

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