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Blue Prism vs. NICE Robotic Automation
July 2022
Find out what your peers are saying about Blue Prism vs. NICE Robotic Automation and other solutions. Updated: July 2022.
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Pros
"The Robotic Desktop Automation Express component allows us to do rapid development outside the normal, time-consuming processes.""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.""We recommend different solutions based on our customers' needs, and WorkFusion is what we offer for those who need a premium solution.""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.""It's a pretty robust product.""For automating mundane activities, I can recommend WorkFusion.""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."

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"I like the error handling, it's very good.""It's fast to get up and running if you use a cloud deployment.""There are simple things you can put in place that help you understand workflow and how implementation acts.""The solution enables process creation and is object oriented.""The integration has improved a lot in terms of SAP, and other screens.""The tool is very technically sound.""The new features that have come out have been great.""It's quite easy to use and easy to understand the process studio."

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"It is easy to deploy. To do the automation in NICE, you really need to use your programming expertise. There are no inbuilt features in it, and you have to create all the required features, which can be very interesting for a programmer.""Provides good automation features.""It is a kind of desktop automation. Its licensing model is a little bit different. It tends to be individual automation specific to a role. It excels at that."

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Cons
"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.""There is enhanced functionality I would like to see, things that would further enhance the user experience, deliver greater efficiencies, and further mitigate risk.""The user experience could be better both from an RPA perspective and from a business perspective.""This is a Java-based application that takes up a lot of space and when it runs, consumes a lot of memory. This affects the reliability because it gets to a point where it hangs.""We have had some problems in the past with the Inspector tool that looks at the elements on the screen. Replacing it or improving it is needed.""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."

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"User interface could be improved and a web interface included for easy access to robot information.""It isn't very easy or intuitive for our developers to program the bot to make intelligent decisions. A bot, for the lack of a better word, is stupid, and it can only do what we program it to do. It cannot make intelligent decisions. For example, if we are reviewing Uber charges, they could be posting their transactions under different corporation names, even though they are under the same parent company or group. A human can easily understand that it is the name of the same company, and it just has an asterisk or space, but a bot cannot do that. When a bot cannot complete the transaction, it sends out an exception rate, business exception, or system exception for a human to do a manual review. The exception rate has been high because the bots cannot make decisions that we think are very simple, which is understandable because that's how they were programmed. There is potential in utilizing the higher intelligence side of the tool, but it is not easy to code higher intelligent actions. It is a very lengthy process to get the provisioning to ensure that it is kind of doing what it needs to do. Provisioning involves multiple things, and it is quite complicated and not the best experience, but it is not just because of Blue Prism. Blue Prism is easy, but it takes a long time to onboard into our in-house system.""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.""They improve more in OCR, to read text more correctly, currently can say OCR in blue prism only works for less cases and is only effective 50%. so mostly OCR's of Blue prism is very less used and other API's or tools are integrated with Blue prism for OCR techniques.""Blue Prism could be compatible with Oracle's suite of ERPs. We have seen some issues related to this. They could do much better with their intelligent document processing solution. They're pretty behind and don't have attended bots.""Blue Prism could improve by having better integration with Computer Vision.""Its image recognition or the OCR part should be improved. The quality has improved in the latest version, but some of the handwritten documents are not that accurate. Its interaction with the Citrix environment should also be improved. Their technical support should also be improved.""Blue Prism is a little behind Automation Anywhere in the topics related to maintenance and report building."

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"Its connectivity with other applications should be improved. In the version that I was using, it would just stop interacting with the other application. Its graphical interface should also be improved. It should have a user-friendly interface. Sometimes, people find it very difficult to understand. One of the obstacles that I faced while programming was that if I needed any kind of help, there wasn't much content on the internet. It can be very difficult to find a solution for a particular issue.""We haven't found it to be as powerful as some of the other platforms. From a true RPA perspective, it is pretty far behind some of the other solutions. It has emerged as a more desktop automation kind of tool, but it lacks a lot of enterprise features. It is not really a true RPA because of its licensing, which is kind of user-initiated. It would be nice it can be deployed at a more enterprise licensing model versus a user-based model. It didn't have autonomous automation so far, and they have just released this feature. They have kind of hodgepodged a bunch of products together to get there, but it is not as seamless as other solutions.""The solution is not as intuitive as it could be and integrating took a lot of time."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "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."
  • "We have a good deal from WorkFusion. We have an unlimited global licensing deal with WorkFusion. For us, it is a no-worry solution. We can go ahead and use it as much as possible anywhere we need it. If WorkFusion has a different kind of a deal for licensing with others, then their business decisions need to be evaluated based on that."
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  • "Our licensing fees are approximately $5,000 USD per year."
  • "The licensing fees are low compared to other tools."
  • "Blue Prism is less expensive than some of the other RPA solutions."
  • "We have a three-year contract that is paid on a yearly basis."
  • "With Blue Prism, there are no additional fees"
  • "Blue Prism has a really simple licensing model, where the licenses are not confusing and there are no hidden costs the way there are in UiPath."
  • "Blue Prism is quite costly."
  • "I don't recall what it was. Initially, we had our licensing through the consultant, and when we stopped using them, we renegotiated licensing. Blue Prism gave us temporary licenses during the negotiation. When all things were said and done, it came out to a decent price even without the vendor. So, our management has been happy with that."
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  • "As per my understanding, UiPath has a much lesser cost than NICE, but I am not sure."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:The cognitive features of this solution are good.
    Top Answer:The solution is not user-friendly, this is something they should improve.
    Top Answer:Hello Netanya, it depends on your needs and your expertise.  In my humble opinion you can start a big RPA project… more »
    Top Answer:I'm very familiar with UiPath and the RPA industry: was hired by Daniel Dines in 2015 when there were 35 employees and… more »
    Top Answer:It is a very stable tool that allows very complex automations.
    Top Answer:It is easy to deploy. To do the automation in NICE, you really need to use your programming expertise. There are no… more »
    Top Answer:As per my understanding, UiPath has a much lesser cost than NICE, but I am not sure.
    Top Answer:Its connectivity with other applications should be improved. In the version that I was using, it would just stop… more »
    Comparisons
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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.

    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:

    • Design Studio with drag-and-drop process automation building, reusable “objects” across your business, and updates to objects and processes saved throughout the process library.
    • Control Room where you can assign processes to digital workers, scale digital worker and task volume ondemand, and gain real-time transparency of process proficiencies.
    • Digital Workforce of autonomous software robots that can learn and mimic business processes like humans and are equipped with six intelligent automation skills:
      1. Knowledge and Insight - The ability to harvest, understand, and deliver insights from multiple disparate data sources.
      2. Visual Perception - The ability to read, understand, and contextualize visual information.
      3. Learning - The ability to derive contextual meaning and adapt to evolving process patterns.
      4. Planning and Sequencing - The ability to optimize workloads and identify opportunities for better outcomes.
      5. Problem-solving - The ability to autonomously solve system, logic, and business problems.
      6. Collaboration - The ability to seamlessly work with both people and systems.

    Reviews from Real Users

    Blue Prism stands out for its enterprise-level functionality, which is why many companies choose it over its competitors. IT Central Station 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.

    NICE Robotic Automation is allowing organizations to reinvent customer service in the back office and the contact center. Automation offers an immediate reduction of administrative costs for a quick return on your investment. With robots able to perform tasks four to five times faster than a human, NICE Robotic Automation enables quicker turnaround times for customer requests and improved service-level agreements (SLAs). Routine processes are completed flawlessly every time, reducing the need to allocate time for making corrections. NICE Robotic Automation is highly scalable, so a center's processing power can increase when demand does.

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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  
    Coca-Cola, Walgreens, American Express, Royal Bank of Canada, Pfizer, Shop Direct, O2, Siemens, Ascension Healthcare, Jaguar Land Rover
    HelpLine, Telefonica Spain, Banca Popolare Di Sondrio
    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    Financial Services Firm50%
    Computer Software Company22%
    Recreational Facilities/Services Company6%
    Comms Service Provider6%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company23%
    Comms Service Provider16%
    Financial Services Firm13%
    Manufacturing Company5%
    REVIEWERS
    Financial Services Firm20%
    Computer Software Company18%
    Energy/Utilities Company9%
    Manufacturing Company7%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company25%
    Comms Service Provider17%
    Financial Services Firm12%
    Energy/Utilities Company6%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company34%
    Comms Service Provider15%
    Financial Services Firm8%
    Retailer5%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business33%
    Large Enterprise67%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business17%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise69%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business18%
    Midsize Enterprise7%
    Large Enterprise75%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business17%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise67%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business15%
    Midsize Enterprise12%
    Large Enterprise73%
    Buyer's Guide
    Blue Prism vs. NICE Robotic Automation
    July 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Blue Prism vs. NICE Robotic Automation and other solutions. Updated: July 2022.
    610,812 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Blue Prism is ranked 4th in Robotic Process Automation (RPA) with 52 reviews while NICE Robotic Automation is ranked 26th in Robotic Process Automation (RPA) with 3 reviews. Blue Prism is rated 7.6, while NICE Robotic Automation is rated 6.4. The top reviewer of Blue Prism writes "A valuable enterprise-level tool with the highest level of security, good scalability, and an option to code separately and write a script". On the other hand, the top reviewer of NICE Robotic Automation writes "Easy to deploy and lets you create all required features, but needs better GUI, better connectivity, and more online information". Blue Prism is most compared with Microsoft Power Automate, UiPath, Automation Anywhere (AA), Pega Robotic Process Automation and Kryon RPA, whereas NICE Robotic Automation is most compared with UiPath, Automation Anywhere (AA), Kofax RPA, Kryon RPA and Microsoft Power Automate. See our Blue Prism vs. NICE Robotic Automation report.

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