We performed a comparison between Automation Anywhere and Microsoft Power Automate based on our users’ reviews in four categories. After reading all of the collected data, you can find our conclusion below.
Comparison of Results: Based on the parameters we compared, Automation Anywhere seems to be a slightly superior solution. All other things being more or less equal, our reviewers found Microsoft Power Automate’s automation capabilities and technical support documents to be lacking. Some users feel that Automation Anywhere’s documentation could also be improved.
"The most valuable feature is the SAP application and the DLLs that Automation Anywhere provides. These DLLs help automate the SAP application."
"The most valuable feature is the task bots because we found that cognitive functionality can be improvised."
"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."
"The technical support is good. We have not had any issues."
"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."
"RPA platform with a good accuracy rate, variable management, and OCR feature. It has a straightforward setup."
"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 solution helps with reducing operational costs, which can be reduced by up to 30% to 40% in savings in terms of operational cost."
"We use Power Automate for applicant tracking and automated around 80 percent of the process."
"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."
"I like Power Automate because it is very easy to use for users who don't have IT knowledge."
"I like that Power Automate gives us a connector to be able to connect different data sources or different software."
"The most valuable feature of Microsoft Power Automate is the ability to automate tedious tasks."
"The most valuable feature is that it easily integrates with other Microsoft products, so it has multiple connectors. You can create solutions that connect to Teams, Outlook, SharePoint, and OneDrive."
"It is quick, so I'm quite happy with it. It is also easy to use."
"Different trigger events were most valuable. You could schedule a process on a recurring basis, at a certain time of day or week, or when something happens, which is huge."
"They could improve the environmental stabilizing issues. There are a lot of environmental issues when rolling over from one environment to another, higher environment. This is the one thing they definitely need to look into."
"Setting up Automation Anywhere is a bit complex."
"The product's technical support could use improvement."
"Their OCR is a bit expensive."
"The error handling command on this solution still needs improvement, especially when compared to other platforms that are doing very well."
"As a solution, it could have been easier to use than in the current state."
"Queue management is still missing from the latest version which is a barrier to using the platform to start implementing complex cases where you have parent and child transactions going through multiple stages."
"Scaling from small to medium automation works well, but if building out very big applications, sometimes the code can be too lengthy and uncontrollable."
"When you try to create a flow or work on the flow in Microsoft Power Automate you cannot undo changes. There are no options to edit or, undo an action. This feature would be useful. The editing option within the flow can be enhanced."
"They can improve the description of errors and provide more details. Sometimes, when I receive an error, I can't understand what is wrong. It would be useful to have a desktop version to modify or edit workflows. Its scalability can also be better."
"For countries in our region, it's not very well known."
"There should be more transparency when it comes to which features accompany the pricing, as there appear to be hidden features of which I am not aware."
"Not suitable for connecting other applications like browsers and third party applications."
"Things need to be improved with respect to RPA kinds of solutions."
"When you are doing desktop automation, they do not have a clear structure to create the code."
"The OCR part or scanning of documents is missing."
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.
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Microsoft Power Automate is an intelligent, cloud-based solution that allows users to boost their productivity by creating automated workflows between multiple services and applications.
These workflows are used to synchronize files, receive notifications, and retrieve data. The system creates workflows by recording user actions, like mouse clicks, data entry, and keyboard use, which are processed into intelligent, secure workflows.
Users can easily add intelligence to their workflow automation with AI Builder. AI Builder has a set of AI tools which range from language comprehension to image recognition, as well as hundreds of pre-built connectors and thousands of templates.
Power Automate utilizes triggers and events to create chain reactions within each workflow so that all manual and repetitive tasks are carried out without any human intervention. The automation of time-consuming manual tasks frees teams up to focus on other strategic opportunities for their organization.
The workflow creation tool allows users to easily set up custom integrations and processes between Office 365 and third-party applications by using pre-built connectors. These integrations are typically services like data loss prevention and access management services.
Microsoft Power Automate seamlessly integrates and automates tasks with hundreds of out-of-the-box data sources. Some of the more popular third-party applications include:
Microsoft Power Automate was designed to allow non-technical business users to create their own automated processes with AI builder’s easy-to-use drag-and-drop-based interface, using four different types of automation flows:
A few of the major benefits of Microsoft Power Automate include:
Reviews from Real Users
Microsoft Power Automate stands out among its competitors for a number of reasons. Several major ones are its user-friendly interface, its automation capabilities, and its integration options.
Thiago R., the head of Digital transformation at Zaact, writes, "Workflow management is what clients select the most. It is very intuitive and pretty much drag-and-drop, so we can create escalation, decision flows, and if-else conditions pretty much by dragging and dropping boxes. Even someone who is not technical can develop a workflow for the business."
Automation Anywhere (AA) is ranked 3rd in Robotic Process Automation (RPA) with 24 reviews while Microsoft Power Automate is ranked 2nd in Robotic Process Automation (RPA) with 52 reviews. Automation Anywhere (AA) is rated 7.8, while Microsoft Power Automate is rated 7.6. 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 Microsoft Power Automate writes "Very user-friendly and easy to use but requires better user training at first". Automation Anywhere (AA) is most compared with UiPath, Blue Prism, IBM Robotic Process Automation (RPA), Tricentis Tosca and AutomationEdge, whereas Microsoft Power Automate is most compared with UiPath, Blue Prism, WinAutomation by Softomotive, IBM Robotic Process Automation (RPA) and Kofax RPA. See our Automation Anywhere (AA) vs. Microsoft Power Automate report.
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