Automation Anywhere (AA) vs Tungsten RPA comparison

 

Comparison Buyer's Guide

Executive Summary
 

Categories and Ranking

Automation Anywhere (AA)
Ranking in Robotic Process Automation (RPA)
3rd
Average Rating
8.4
Number of Reviews
495
Ranking in other categories
Process Mining (3rd)
Tungsten RPA
Ranking in Robotic Process Automation (RPA)
12th
Average Rating
7.4
Number of Reviews
24
Ranking in other categories
No ranking in other categories
 

Mindshare comparison

As of July 2024, in the Robotic Process Automation (RPA) category, the mindshare of Automation Anywhere (AA) is 11.8%, down from 16.0% compared to the previous year. The mindshare of Tungsten RPA is 1.3%, down from 1.7% compared to the previous year. It is calculated based on PeerSpot user engagement data.
Robotic Process Automation (RPA)
Unique Categories:
Process Mining
0.7%
No other categories found
 

Featured Reviews

Suraj_Singh - PeerSpot reviewer
May 14, 2024
Designed for situations where humans and bots work together, especially useful when users need to enter specific details during the automation process itself
Automation Anywhere is easy to use with basic knowledge or training. The learning curve is easy. We can learn how to use it within one week. There are a lot of courses available for Automation Anywhere. Automation Anywhere Co-Pilot is designed for situations where humans and bots work together, especially useful when users need to enter specific details during the automation process itself. It has helped our clients significantly increase their production and has freed up time for employees to work on other tasks. We have integrated Automation Anywhere with our SQL database. Adding automation into workflows and APIs is easy. Automation Anywhere helps save organizations time and money.
RR
Jan 18, 2023
The solution handles batch processing efficiently
I rate Kofax seven out of 10 for ease of setup. Setting up Kofax isn't always straightforward, but it's not overly complex. It's in the middle. The average deployment time is hard to pin down. It's part of our ABN NAMRO infrastructure, which prevents us from doing things quickly. The time it takes isn't due to Kofax. Everything needs to be optimized based on internal procedures, etc. Generally, it isn't a big issue for us.We do everything in-house with a platform team of around six people that handles maintenance, lifecycle management, etc. The maintenance consists of updating the infrastructure and installing new applications. Sometimes our accounts raise vulnerabilities that need attention, but they're usually minor.

Quotes from Members

We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
 

Pros

"Automation Anywhere has a very rich and easy to use interface. This makes it very intuitive. As an organization, we give training to business users to help them automate themselves. It is an easy to go, create your own scripts, and logic. The typical commands which they have in the workbench are very helpful for us."
"Automation Anywhere performs efficiently."
"Co-Pilot is a valuable feature."
"Automation Anywhere is scalable and capable of adapting to any new requirements and technologies."
"The technical support is good. We have not had any issues."
"They can build an end-to-end solution with Automation Anywhere."
"The bot creation process is relatively simple."
"I really like Screen Recording because it is used to record a task or a series of actions."
"The most valuable feature of Kofax RPA is the simplicity of automating tasks."
"The product provides end-to-end solutions for different business problems."
"The most valuable features are workflow and process automation."
"The features that we have found the most valuable are the integration of different third-party support and productivity services."
"The ability to script information from websites is most valuable. It also seems to be fairly robust and reasonably easy to manage on a server-based deployment. We have a number of robots operating on the central server."
"You can automate browsing tasks without needing a server connection. The platform provides its browser, allowing you to run anything inside it."
"Provides valuable tools working in integration with RPA tools."
"It is very simple and easy to learn compared to any other RPA tools such as UiPath, Automation Anywhere and Blue Prism."
 

Cons

"With the automation copilot, if I have any internal tool or application and I want to pass on variables, I don't have it. Maybe the team can work on it to make it more efficient to make it work better across all automations."
"We have our limitations. We can run only VBScripts and one more thing. If we want to run Python scripts or batch files, we cannot do it. So, if they would add these extra things in there then that would be beneficial."
"The schedule queue needs improvement. When one task fails, everything else gets stuck, requiring manual intervention to clear the problematic schedule and trigger the other tasks."
"I would like to have the ability to work on a remote desktop connection, run the recording on it and use all commands."
"I would like to leverage the AI component without the requirement to know a coding language, such as Python."
"If we are getting input from a CSV file, we have to add one more layer of automation that first saves the data to an Excel file."
"I would like the ability to extract the code. You can go line by line, then open up each line of code and dig into the details, but it would be nice to extract all of the lines of code and all of the details into a document so we could read through everything. Right now, there is no way to really consume all of the code at once, except line by line, which can be fairly time consuming if we don't really know what we are looking for."
"I would like to see them continue building out documentation with more video-aides."
"I would like to see them further enhance the OCR, specifically in the multi-language support."
"The product needs more AI capabilities."
"Exception handling needs to be improved."
"This product has room for improvement in support of aviation. The interface could be improved in the next release."
"The process discovery could be a bit better."
"The solution needs to be scalable."
"The technical support must be improved."
"Its documentation is not widely available on the web. They should work on the availability of its documentation. In Automation Anywhere, there is a feature called Discovery Bot that automatically records the process steps and suggests a possible bot. I am not sure if such a feature is available in Kofax. If it is not available, it will be very good to have this feature. "
 

Pricing and Cost Advice

"They sell it by license, but if they could charge by case or by interaction, that might be better. Right now, it's expensive when you want to scale or use them for simple processes."
"We're just starting to renew our license, and we were quoted $115,000 without the IQ Bot. The IQ Bot is another $30,000. This is with very limited pages, as we go through our first projects. The majority of the cost was for ten days of onsite training."
"In most of the cases, the product value is very good. If the infrastructure, implementation, and framework are good, then generally, the client can get a good return on investment."
"We have a three-year contract with Automation Anywhere."
"We have a few licenses. They cost roughly $10,000 each."
"The ROI is really good. We have saved time and money."
"We generally follow the Gain-Sharing Pricing model, which enables the customer to start getting the RPA benefits right from day one of their implementation."
"They all are very competitive today. At the end of the day, it boils down to the negotiations that happen and what type of partner you are."
"I give the price of the solution a six out of ten."
"Its pricing is reasonable given the product capabilities. Kofax has a wide range of products, and it can sometimes be confusing to understand which capabilities come with which product set. One of the key facets that we've been looking into recently is cognitive document recognition that was a core pile of some of their other technologies such as Kofax transformation modules (KTM)."
"Kofax RPA is moderately priced but expensive in comparison to UiPath and Power Automate."
"The pricing model for automation solutions like Automation Anywhere, UiPath, and Microsoft Power Platform is subscription-based, where costs are calculated based on factors such as the number of hours used and the scale of automation required.......With Kofax, you purchase a license upfront, and that's all you need. You can create as many automation workflows as you require without additional costs for individual use cases."
"There is a standard license needed to use Kofax RPA and the price is reasonable."
"Kofax RPA's licensing costs are yearly and expensive."
"The normal price for an on-premises license is €50,000. That's the price for one robot license. You can have more than one robot license but only one can be run at any one time. I believe the cost of adding a second robot is around €14,000."
"I don't have complete insight at this point in time, but I would guess that Kofax is a lot less expensive than Automation Anywhere. I would expect its license to be on a yearly basis."
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Top Industries

By visitors reading reviews
Financial Services Firm
15%
Computer Software Company
13%
Manufacturing Company
11%
Healthcare Company
5%
Financial Services Firm
14%
Computer Software Company
12%
Manufacturing Company
9%
Government
7%
 

Company Size

By reviewers
Large Enterprise
Midsize Enterprise
Small Business
 

Questions from the Community

How good is Automation Anywhere for RPA processes?
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 tha...
How good is Automation Anywhere for RPA processes?
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 applicatio...
How good is Automation Anywhere for RPA processes?
It is a highly preferred RPA tool. You can check my Automation Anywhere Review to know more.
What do you like most about Kofax RPA?
You can automate browsing tasks without needing a server connection. The platform provides its browser, allowing you to run anything inside it.
What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for Kofax RPA?
Previously, Tungsten RPA offered perpetual licenses, but now it has a subscription-based model for more flexibility, similar to the Microsoft developer platform.
What needs improvement with Kofax RPA?
Tungsten RPA features enhanced desktop automation capabilities, improved Active Directory integration, and upgraded recorder functionality. These updates will be available in the upcoming release. ...
 

Also Known As

Automation Anywhere, Testing Anywhere, Automation Anywhere Enterprise
Kofax RPA, Kofax Kapow, Kapow
 

Overview

 

Sample Customers

Google, Linkedin, Cisco, Juniper Networks, DellEMC, Comcast, Mastercard, Quest Diagnostics
Aetna, BNP Paribas, Citi, Goldman Sachs, HSBC, ING, Aviva, Humana, Willis, Merck, University Hospitals, CardinalHealth, American Red Cross, Alegri, Capita
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