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We performed a comparison between BotFarm and Microsoft Power Automate 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. Microsoft Power Automate report (Updated: August 2022).
634,590 professionals have used our research since 2012.
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Pros
"The solution has been very user-friendly.""The system is stable and very little maintenance is required, assuming the bots process is perfectly designed.""The solution is very manageable.""The dashboards are quite good, especially on the latest versions.""The solution seems to offer high stability. We haven't seen any bugs or glitches. It doesn't crash or freeze.""The most valuable features are PDF extraction and emailing.""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 most valuable features of this solution are the Excel automation and support for SharePoint."

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"It has a gamut of things. Power Automate is easy to configure. It is more for a citizen developer. It is low code/no code. It is one of the easiest tools when it comes to configuration. By default, we have a lot of Microsoft products on our laptops or desktops. So, it is very easy to configure the remaining products.""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.""It is basically free for me because it comes with my Office 365 subscription. The main feature is that there is abundant learning material on platforms like YouTube. You can find information about whatever you want to be done in Spanish or English without a problem. It is very easy to learn. Users can start using it on their own without any former training, which is something I like about this solution.""I like the scalability option and the simplicity, the way we can really use the interface to easily scale up.""The most valuable feature is how much you can do with this solution.""I like Power Automate because it is very easy to use for users who don't have IT knowledge.""It's easy to learn.""The solution is easy to understand and to develop connectors."

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Cons
"Although I like the OCR technology, it could still be further improved.""The only challenge that we have faced with BotFarm is that there is no continuous deployment. The whole world is moving to the DevOps model, but BotFarm is still not on the DevOps model. It should have integration with the DevOps model. The migration of the bots or bots pipeline is currently purely manual.""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.""The CL command poses an issue during the process of data conversion, accuracy, data loss and the assessment of certain data as false.""The OCR command needs to improve. This feature is used to convert the extracted data from an image file. While converting this file I was facing a lot of issues with the data because it was getting lost and some of the data which was extracted was mismatched. The data loss was rated as a nine and the data accuracy was a massive decrease and was up to 80%.""The dashboard needs improvement. For Bot Farm, the visualization is not that good compared to the main Automation Anywhere dashboard.""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 discovery suite that they just acquired could be included."

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"The solution is difficult to customize. I would like to see more flexibility when it comes to using different kinds of activities.""The debugging tools require improvement as well as the monitoring which goes along with it.""Inability to use a lot of connectors without having a premium license.""It doesn't have any OCR capabilities.""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.""They can provide a deeper level of feedback about running processes. When I compare it to Blue Prism, the control room has slightly less information about the running processes and possible errors. I'm not a pro, so I am not entirely sure if this is a core feature of the product or if it is because of the way our partners have developed it or set it up.""I think the language Microsoft Power Automate uses when you do expressions could be better. What they use is not a popular programming language. It would be better for Microsoft to find a more popular programming language, such as Python. It would take away the whole no-code aspect of the solution but you don't need to write that many lines of code to improve something in a process. Instead of no-code, they could be a low-code environment.""We expect Microsoft Power Automate to work like any other RPA software, but at present, it is fairly lax, especially in the RPA space. We have a very limited set of use cases today for Microsoft Power Automate. Microsoft should make it a full-featured RPA product like other solutions that we use, such as Automation Anywhere, Blue Prism, and UiPath. This is predominantly the area that they need to improve on. Microsoft Power Automate is quite complex to use as well, especially if you want to do advanced workflows or advanced automation. The regular simple workflows are quite easy and straightforward, but the moment you want to do something complex, it is almost impossible for one of our employees to work on it."

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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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  • "There is zero licensing cost. It comes with our Microsoft Office subscription."
  • "I don't deal with the financial side. I know that we pay for a per-user license. It is probably less than $20 a user, but I am not sure about the exact figures."
  • "I am not aware of the recent pricing model, but during the time that I was using this solution is was reasonable."
  • "It is free with Office 365 subscription."
  • "The licensing cost for us at this time is between $8 and $20 per user, per month."
  • "It's more fragmented licensing, where every little thing that you add, you get an extra license cost."
  • "It is free for us. It is embedded directly in the Office package."
  • "We have it on our system. I don't really know if we need a separate license."
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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:Yes, Attended Bots  which can run without centralized control Module. RPA Tools like Automation Anywhere, uiPath ,Power Automation they do support this.
    Top Answer:Microsoft‌ ‌Power‌ ‌Automate‌ ‌is‌ ‌intuitive‌ ‌and‌ ‌easy‌ ‌to‌ ‌integrate‌ ‌and‌ ‌use.‌ ‌I‌ ‌like‌ ‌that‌ ‌there‌ ‌is‌ ‌no‌ ‌coding‌ ‌experience‌ ‌necessary,‌ ‌and‌ ‌appreciate‌ ‌the‌ ‌automated‌… more »
    Top Answer:‌Neither‌ ‌solution‌ ‌requires‌ ‌any‌ ‌coding‌ ‌experience,‌ ‌and‌ ‌both‌ ‌are‌ ‌easy‌ ‌to‌ ‌use‌ ‌and‌ ‌have‌ ‌great‌ ‌drag-and‌ ‌drop‌ ‌functionality.‌ ‌The‌ ‌training‌ ‌and‌ ‌resources‌ ‌for‌ ‌AA‌… more »
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    Also Known As
    Power Automate, Microsoft Flow, MS Power Automate
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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.”

    Microsoft Flow is now Power Automate—a versatile automation platform that integrates seamlessly with hundreds of apps and services.

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    Sample Customers
    Cisco, CocaCola Bottlers Japan, Macy's, Whirlpool, Unilever
    SNCF, Air France, Avanade
    Top Industries
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    Financial Services Firm13%
    Non Tech Company13%
    Energy/Utilities Company13%
    Comms Service Provider13%
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    Computer Software Company21%
    Comms Service Provider15%
    Financial Services Firm7%
    Manufacturing Company6%
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    Manufacturing Company18%
    Computer Software Company15%
    Financial Services Firm12%
    Government9%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company17%
    Comms Service Provider13%
    Financial Services Firm10%
    Manufacturing Company7%
    Company Size
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    Small Business9%
    Midsize Enterprise39%
    Large Enterprise52%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business23%
    Midsize Enterprise12%
    Large Enterprise66%
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    Small Business30%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise56%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business17%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise70%
    Buyer's Guide
    BotFarm vs. Microsoft Power Automate
    August 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about BotFarm vs. Microsoft Power Automate and other solutions. Updated: August 2022.
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    BotFarm is ranked 7th in Robotic Process Automation (RPA) with 20 reviews while Microsoft Power Automate is ranked 3rd in Robotic Process Automation (RPA) with 62 reviews. BotFarm is rated 8.2, while Microsoft Power Automate is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of BotFarm writes "Reliable and easy to use with good dashboards". 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". BotFarm is most compared with Automation Anywhere (AA), UiPath, ABBYY Vantage and Blue Prism Cloud, whereas Microsoft Power Automate is most compared with UiPath, Automation Anywhere (AA), Blue Prism, WinAutomation by Softomotive and IBM Robotic Process Automation (RPA). See our BotFarm vs. Microsoft Power Automate report.

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