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"It takes care of simple tasks so users can focus more on exceptions than on regular use cases. They only focus on orders where they need to handle an exception, some information was not given, or there is an issue that they had to focus on. The rest of it goes straight through without human touch. We want to see our employees as engineers, wherein they think and solve problems, not necessarily have to do repetitive tasks. I think WorkFusion helps with avoiding repetitive tasks.""Their robots have increased the rate of efficiency by two to five times in our organization. There is still a human element to code out the package running the robots. You can't just click something and have it run. However, once that has been done, you can parallelize it 10 or 100 times in a fairly straightforward manner.""It really does help by either freeing up people's time to focus on more value-added tasks or reducing headcount. We generally have other things that we can get people to do, helping make the employees' work more meaningful since they are not having to do the mundane stuff.""A helpful feature is the analytics capability within WorkFusion. The analytics dashboards, i.e., their Tableau dashboards, are really helpful for building a business activity monitoring layer. These are very visible to senior management and stakeholders, who can see and know what is happening within processes. They can see what benefits are getting delivered as processes, either ;daily, weekly, monthly, or quarterly. It is easy for stakeholders or senior management to understand the value for the money that they are spending.""We have seen Workfusion improve on accuracy and compliance... With the Workfusion model, we reduce human error and the need for further QC. We switch more to a QA process where we're testing whether the model is effective.""The solution is stable, we have not had any glitches or problems.""The document processing engine is good. We're extracting around 70 data points from a given document, and we have an automated extraction rate of 80 percent for those fields.""It's a pretty robust product."

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"The most valuable feature is the ability to write custom code.""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.""Blue Prism Cloud is a stable solution.""The solution is very complete. It's a good solution, for the kind of features that they offer.""If I look at the top four, I believe it is far more user-friendly than the other competition.""It is more secure for complex implementations.""The most valuable feature is security.""This product has additional functionality over Blue Prism Cloud Enterprise."

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"I like the inject feature. With desktop injects, we're doing all these things and extracting these things. Its stable, scalable, and technical support is good."

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Cons
"The solution is not user-friendly, this is something they should improve.""I would like it if they provided a more detailed roadmap in terms of where they are going with the product. As we are trying to make decisions about the things that we are going to do to try to augment our capabilities, we could know whether they are thinking about the same things or not.""The most common issue we have is with the OCR, but that also depends on the quality of the documents your scanning. Still, I would say the OCR is comparable to other solutions. I wouldn't say it's better or worse than other OCR engines.""We are having some database issues, but we are addressing them.""The product could do more to expand its 'codeless' coding options by adding drag-and-drop assistance in building bots for non-technical users.""One thing we didn't like was their OCR solution. We felt it's somewhat inefficient.""There could be better version control through their web platform. That is something that could be improved on. Integration from the IDE, e.g., from WorkFusion Studio directly into Control Tower, would be nice to have too.""We have executed our robots thousands of times in our enterprise environment. However, in an enterprise environment, WorkFusion has performance problems. It is slow in production."

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"Having more AI functionality would be an improvement.""I would like to see a web-based control room, rather than the one that is in-built with the desktop version.""It takes a while to get up and running.""The pricing was a bit high, from what I understand. That might have played a role in the decision to migrate to another solution.""The vendor does not make their pricing clear when you are searching for it, which is something that needs to 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.""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.""I wouldn't call Blue Prism user-friendly. It's one of its downfalls. They would benefit from having drag and drop functionality, for example. It would make them a strong competitor in the space. There needs to be less reliance on coding for customization, similar to Microsoft's Power Automate."

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"Their email service and extraction could be better. We get the input via email, and these emails contain different types of documents like Excel, PDF, or they may contain different content in the email body. Due to this variation, sometimes the email service crashes, and emails aren't redirected to Ephesoft Transact. Ephesoft has provided us with new hotfixes. Whatever flaws we found in the 2019.2 version, they have already updated it in the new version, 20.1.05, and it's already released. Drawbacks like not capturing the handwritten fields are now sorted."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "They have a very expensive license compared to any other automation tool. For instance, at $50,000 - $60,000, you can bring in an Automation Anywhere solution. For this solution, you need at least $250,000 to get something going."
  • "It is not the most expensive solution, but it is also not the cheapest."
  • "I can't speak to pricing. It's a contract signed by upper management."
  • "We are on an annual contract to use the solution."
  • "My client is using RPA Express, which is available for them to use free of charge."
  • "One upgrade took a year to do, from the first server being built to the last bot being migrated. This was because we had to migrate all our existing bots. This is the same process and time frame that we are expecting towards the upcoming upgrade. I will end up spending half a million dollars to do an upgrade."
  • "The solution was not the cheapest, but it was also not the most expensive. Workfusion was very open to negotiating pricing and to working within the objectives of our firm."
  • "As a first-time customer who wants to engage with WorkFusion, not working for my company, then I would want to do a PoC. The cost is prohibitive because they will ask me to get infrastructure with six or seven servers. Then, you must buy a WorkFusion license to do a PoC, which is expensive. I would then have to set up a team to build the PoC and see the benefits. That is very prohibitive."
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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."
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  • "Initially, when I got a licensed copy of Ephesoft Transact, it was for one year. After one year, we had to send an email to the Ephesoft team informing them that our license was going to expire. They updated it and provided one license in our file, and we had to update and install the folder. They have versions for one year and lifelong as well."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer: 
    A helpful feature is the analytics capability within WorkFusion. The analytics dashboards, i.e., their Tableau… more »
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    The pricing is high. They should have a better pricing structure. It was not easy for me to try out WorkFusion… more »
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    It is difficult for non-technical users to use WorkFusion. If we really want to build automation, we definitely need… more »
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    The most valuable feature is the speed at which we are able to implement solutions that can interact through the user… more »
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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… more »
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    It would be useful if some of the information protocols came built within the app instead having to create them.
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    I like the inject feature. With desktop injects, we're doing all these things and extracting these things. Its stable… more »
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    Initially, when I got a licensed copy of Ephesoft Transact, it was for one year. After one year, we had to send an email… more »
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    Their email service and extraction could be better. We get the input via email, and these emails contain different types… more »
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    Also Known As
    Blue Prism Thoughtonomy Virtual Workforce, Blue Prism Virtual Workforce, Thoughtonomy Virtual Workforce
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    Overview

    Enterprises in regulated industries, such as banking, financial services, and healthcare, leverage WorkFusion's Intelligent Automation platform to multiply operational capacity and streamline data- and document-intensive processes. As the only automation software provider with deep vertical expertise, WorkFusion offers pre-built solutions for your mission-critical processes, such as customer lifecycle management, insurance claims processing, or patient record management. Because of advanced AI and ML technologies including AutoML, Continuous Learning, Differential Privacy, and Federated Learning, WorkFusion’s solutions yield 95%+ out-of-the-box automation rates for various document types, including fully unstructured sources such as emails or news articles. 

    WorkFusion has been recognized as a Leader in both RPA and Intelligent Document Processing categories and has received the highest ranking for the "Augment Knowledge Workers" and "Document Processing" use cases by Gartner Critical Capabilities assessment.

    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.

    Ephesoft provides intelligent document processing solutions with industry-leading technology to help enterprises maximize their productivity. Using AI and patented machine learning technology, Ephesoft’s platform captures data from documents, enriches it with context and amplifies the power of that data, adding intelligence to accelerate any business process and drive successful digital transformation. Once the data is unlocked, Ephesoft classifies it and easily export the data into any ERP, Content Services, RPA, Workflow or other repository.

    Customers who have a high volume of valuable documents like invoices, records, contracts, mail, claims or loans, can benefit by accelerating and streamlining processes, eliminating manual data entry and boosting productivity. It’s time to automate your processes and get work done faster.

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    Sample Customers
    Deutsche Bank, Scotiabank, Bank of Montreal, LPL Financial, Selective Insurance, HPE, Canadian Tire, Standard Bank, Humana, New York-Presbyterian, Houston Methodist, Six Financial  
    Cabot Credit Management, Hovis, Utilita
    Honda Logistics, Washington State Health Care Authority
    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    Financial Services Firm50%
    Computer Software Company22%
    Manufacturing Company6%
    Recreational Facilities/Services Company6%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company24%
    Comms Service Provider19%
    Financial Services Firm12%
    Insurance Company5%
    REVIEWERS
    Financial Services Firm42%
    Energy/Utilities Company25%
    Manufacturing Company8%
    Real Estate/Law Firm8%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company26%
    Comms Service Provider13%
    Financial Services Firm13%
    Insurance Company6%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company25%
    Comms Service Provider23%
    Financial Services Firm9%
    Retailer8%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business33%
    Large Enterprise67%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business20%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise66%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business25%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise60%
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    Buyer's Guide
    Robotic Process Automation (RPA)
    May 2022
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    Blue Prism Cloud is ranked 16th in Robotic Process Automation (RPA) with 9 reviews while Ephesoft Transact is ranked 8th in Intelligent Document Processing (IDP) with 1 review. Blue Prism Cloud is rated 7.6, while Ephesoft Transact is rated 9.0. The top reviewer of Blue Prism Cloud writes "Additional functionality over the Enterprise version make good over the difficulty of installation". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Ephesoft Transact writes "A stable and scalable smart content acquisition and data classification solution with a useful inject feature". Blue Prism Cloud is most compared with Blue Prism, UiPath, Microsoft Power Automate, Automation Anywhere (AA) and ABBYY FlexiCapture, whereas Ephesoft Transact is most compared with ABBYY FlexiCapture, Kofax RPA, UiPath, Automation Anywhere (AA) and OpenText Intelligent Capture.

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