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We performed a comparison between BotFarm and IBM Robotic Process Automation (RPA) 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 BotFarm vs. IBM Robotic Process Automation (RPA) report (Updated: August 2022).
634,590 professionals have used our research since 2012.
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Pros
"The solution is very manageable.""Productivity increased far more than thirty percent.""The initial setup is pretty straightforward.""The most valuable feature of BotFarm is the fact that we can use escalations when we need more computer power to fulfill all embargo that we receive in one day.""The record option and the OCR technology have been great.""BotFarm has been working perfectly fine with our business model. Its scalability is the most valuable feature. We can easily scale out bots on a need basis. Portability is another valuable feature. We work with different payment systems like Visa and MasterCard and have bots for them. Because of BotFarm, we are able to reuse these bots.""The dashboards are quite good, especially on the latest versions.""It is easy to use and very stable. It is a rugged product, and it doesn't break so easily."

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"The solution is scalability.""If you have a business process, and once you have automated that process, you have a readily available workflow in place.""IBM Robotic Process Automation is very easy to use.""IBM Robotic Process Automation has greatly improved the organization by improving the speed of performance, as the speed of the robot is estimated to be 20 times faster than the human being.""The quality is great! It's very strong and has a very strong platform.""I like the integration with Watson and the possibility to have an intelligent reading of all the customers' documents."

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Cons
"It would be ideal if the solution offered more language options, such as Arabic.""I have called customer service three times and the experience has not been good. They do not offer 24/7 support, which forces us to wait till the next working day to solve a problem.""BotFarm newer version has been difficult to install, we have been in contact with the support on this matter.""The CL command poses an issue during the process of data conversion, accuracy, data loss and the assessment of certain data as false.""Normally we need to monitor the solution using an AWS console and the control room. We would like to have a standardized dashboard to see all the information in one place.""The user experience could be made a little better with this solution. I find it difficult to find qualified people to be able to use the solution.""The solution automation is incapable of interacting with our Pega software application development. It is based on the nested table concept and it is unable to read these tables. Several projects have been put on hold because of that.""Its UI could be made better. It should also be more flexible. Currently, it is more rigid, and a little more flexibility is required. Their technical support should also be better. We are not very happy with their technical support. Its price is also quite high as of now. They should improve its price. Its setup should also be made easier. It is quite complex to set it up. Even though we were able to set it up a little fast because we had done something similar earlier, but it has a very complex setup. It is extremely resource-hungry. If they can make it a little light on resources, that would also be useful."

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"The time it takes for approvals, and risk analysis could be faster.""Stability could be better.""IBM should provide specific solutions for specific problems, like templates for invoicing processes, or general templates for creating efficient processes.""IBM Robotic Process Automation should be more stable.""This RPA should be under the umbrella of BPM. This is what the future should be.""We would like a decreased need for customer support."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "We pay approximately $15,000 USD per year."
  • "Licenses are paid on a yearly basis and the cost is quite high."
  • "It is too expensive and not worth the price."
  • "Automation Anywhere is more reasonable than Blue Prism and UiPath in terms of cost."
  • "Its price is quite high as compared to other solutions, but it has a lot of features and good stability. They should reduce its price."
  • "The licensing is on a monthly basis."
  • "The license of this solution is on an annual basis. The price is fair. However, what we did initially was a POC, but now we are looking at moving from a POC to expanding it out further. I would appreciate some kind of discount."
  • "We are on an annual license for the solution and is priced well."
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  • "IBM licensing is annual and based on Virtual Processor Cores (VPC). This provides flexibility as part of the containerization environment."
  • "The license is paid annually."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:The dashboards are quite good, especially on the latest versions.
    Top Answer:Licensing is something that management handles. I don't have any visibility on the costs or the licensing arrangements.
    Top Answer:The version that I'm using, the Excel command, is a bit limited. The OCR tool, the optical character recognition tool, could be more efficient. It should be monitored thoroughly due to the fact that… more »
    Top Answer:IBM Robotic Process Automation is very easy to use.
    Top Answer:Stability could be better. It also gets difficult with every new version of Java or every new version of Windows.
    Top Answer:We use RPA to test mainframe solutions because they never change.
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    Overview

    BotFarm is an enterprise-level robotic process automation (RPA) solution. What is unique about BotFarm is that users can buy RPA processes based on demand and not be confined to a license or a strict capacity structure. BotFarm, a robust product of Automation Anywhere, is the only RPA solution that allows users to buy only the products they need when they need them. BotFarm allows users to launch all the robots they need to get tasks completed sooner and more efficiently than many other products in the marketplace today. This consumption-based business model will result in significant savings and increase an organization's overall profitability.

    BotFarm Benefits

    • Scalable: The flexible nature of the solution makes it very easy to scale when needed.

    • User-friendly: The UI is simple to use and understand. Users do not have to be tech-savvy to deploy bots.

    • Improves efficiency: BotFarm will increase process integrity by reducing human error and the need for continuous manual human effort or interaction.

    • Integration: BotFarm integrates well with many third-party solutions.

    BotFarm Features

    • No code/low code solutions: Users can easily create and deploy bots to perform undesirable, mundane tasks, freeing IT staff to work on more productive, complicated tasks.

    • IQ Bots: Easily extrapolate data from any document, such as resumes, invoices, and legal documents, to ensure data is correctly correlated and grouped together and that overall data integrity is never compromised.

    • Fast: Deployed bots can complete tasks significantly faster than any human component, and with less error.

    • Cost-effective: Users only pay for the bots they actually need, and create as they go. This innovative process will save your organization time and money while increasing overall productivity and profitability. BotFarm has a very good ROI and is a stable, secure, and scalable solution.

    Reviews from Real Users

    Akshay P., Associate Systems Analyst at NSEiT Limited, relates, “It is very easy, simple. You're working on a notepad, and you don't need to know programming to work on this. The dashboards are quite good, especially on the latest versions.”

    A Digital Strategy Manager at an energy/utilities company shares, “The scalability is the solution's most valuable aspect. The reason Bot Farm is used is to have only one license available whenever you have a spike in the transactions. That is a core feature. That is something which we are using to the maximum. It's working well due to the fact that the solution use case is quite structured.”

    A Senior RPA Developer at a tech services company tells us, “The solution is great to automate any repetitive tasks, which you might do on a daily basis. For example, the organization may need to be generating invoices or extracting data from PDF files daily. It is very versatile in what you can automate. This has improved my organization by cutting down on repetitive tasks that now can be automated.”

    IBM Robotic Process Automation (RPA) is a technology that encompasses the use of smart robots in any process requiring efficiency, consistency and speed, with no risk of mistakes. In a nutshell, RPA simulates a human user working.

    Today, it is possible to automate processes through the use of digital robots, or bots, which execute pre-programed, repetitive tasks in a safe and mistake free manner. There are literally thousands of opportunities for Robotic Process Automation to make an impact on your organization today, including: automatic invoice emission, system integration, information reconciliation, report generation, intelligent email management to lead generation, and many others.

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    Sample Customers
    Cisco, CocaCola Bottlers Japan, Macy's, Whirlpool, Unilever
    The Hanover Insurance Group
    Top Industries
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    Financial Services Firm13%
    Non Tech Company13%
    Energy/Utilities Company13%
    Comms Service Provider13%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company21%
    Comms Service Provider15%
    Financial Services Firm7%
    Manufacturing Company6%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company21%
    Comms Service Provider18%
    Financial Services Firm10%
    Government8%
    Company Size
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    Small Business9%
    Midsize Enterprise39%
    Large Enterprise52%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business23%
    Midsize Enterprise12%
    Large Enterprise66%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business36%
    Midsize Enterprise7%
    Large Enterprise57%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business20%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise63%
    Buyer's Guide
    BotFarm vs. IBM Robotic Process Automation (RPA)
    August 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about BotFarm vs. IBM Robotic Process Automation (RPA) and other solutions. Updated: August 2022.
    634,590 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    BotFarm is ranked 7th in Robotic Process Automation (RPA) with 20 reviews while IBM Robotic Process Automation (RPA) is ranked 8th in Robotic Process Automation (RPA) with 6 reviews. BotFarm is rated 8.2, while IBM Robotic Process Automation (RPA) is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of BotFarm writes "Reliable and easy to use with good dashboards". On the other hand, the top reviewer of IBM Robotic Process Automation (RPA) writes "Once you have automated a business process it offers a readily available workflow ". BotFarm is most compared with Automation Anywhere (AA), UiPath, ABBYY Vantage and Blue Prism Cloud, whereas IBM Robotic Process Automation (RPA) is most compared with UiPath, Automation Anywhere (AA), Microsoft Power Automate, Blue Prism and IBM Datacap. See our BotFarm vs. IBM Robotic Process Automation (RPA) report.

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