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"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.""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.""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.""The most valuable features are the Excel activities. It has a number of Excel activities that are quite reliable.""We need to analyze documents in order to understand them. We don't need to dedicate much time to this because WorkFusion's machine learning capabilities are very good. We can easily extract information and classify these documents. The document processing engine is very important to our organization because it is the center for many use cases, as we need to control the information contained in documents.""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."

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"Good email automation and XL automation."

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"The solution automates manual data entry.""The feedback from our clients that this solution has increased their efficiency and their turnaround time on opening any account for end users, thus attracting more customers.""While we are doing indexing, we tag the document type. It's programmed inside of Datacap to automatically detect the document based on a given template. It auto-indexes that document, which means that it automatically tags the correct document type to the scanned document.""I can have all scanners accessible from my end.""I like Datacap's integration with FileNet because financial companies use that export. The second part is web services integration, which is effortless to implement.""It is very easy to develop this software. It is low code, and if you can't find the things you need on it, you can develop custom actions with more complex code underneath. They sync well, which is very useful for automating a lot of processes. It is a really valuable feature for the clients because we can ingest information and automate plenty of processes for them. The operators don't have to waste that much time on tasks. With Datacap, they can be automated.""There's something that's very unique about IBM DataCap. It provides me with a good solution for extracting, reading the QR codes, and scanning them. In this stage, we are working in a UIT phase before implementing this protocol in all our branches. From my initial observation, IBM DataCap is good, it is not working too fast, but in a good manner for us.""Both Datacap Studio and Datacap Navigator are great features."

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"One thing we didn't like was their OCR solution. We felt it's somewhat inefficient.""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.""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.""So far, we have developed only one automation using machine learning. The results were less than optimal. Part of this could be because of the use case that was selected. Overall, our experience was suboptimal. WorkFusion was an outstanding partner in terms of providing their experts for free to help us on that particular use case, but we still have a lot of things to figure out in terms of how to use its machine learning capability.""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.""We had some issues in the past, but it is fairly stable now. From what I hear, it is more stable in the later versions. With version 10.1.4, there were some issues relating to load distribution. However, it is good now.""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 solution is not user-friendly, this is something they should improve."

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"Lacks integration with third party tools."

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"One of the things that we wished for was to have an easier way to carry out the customizations. Currently, if you want to customize data, you need to have a developer with C# knowledge. If IBM could implement a no-code or low-code platform for Datacap, it would be easier to adjust it without needing a developer, which was always the most difficult part.""We have page requirements where some values must be copied on each page. For example, say I need to scan a bunch of documents, and the name will be a field on every page. We don't have a default functionality in Datacap to copy the field value on the first page to all the pages. That feature would make the documents easy to prepare.""I would like better ease of use and more support options.""I've faced some bugs or issues. They should do deeper testing of the product before releasing it because some of the bugs that I found were a bit simple. I understand that it is a massive product, and some of the functionalities can get overlooked.""The IBM Datacap site actually is on the newer inside. They will give it as a plugin only.""When I scan a document in Datacap that has a watermark or the document is a little distorted, the image output is poor. It either becomes completely black, or there is so much distortion that we cannot read the numbers or the addresses mentioned in the POD. When we scan a document, we expect the output to be at least 95 percent accurate.""Our main language in Egypt is Arabic, and IBM DataCap does not support it perfectly. All our documentation is in Arabic. It's not English or any other language. However, we have overcome this problem by using QR codes in the document to extract the data from it. They should have better support for Arabic.""There should be an increase in the capacity of the workflows. Datacap is a little limited in this aspect. So, you cannot really implement all the possibilities."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "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."
  • "The overall cost could come down a bit in terms of maintaining the servers. Because it can handle complicated things in big use cases, the infrastructure is also correspondingly big. It would be nice to bring that cost down."
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  • "We were using the User Value Unit licensing, which means we get charged per active user of the system, and if I'm not mistaken, we also had it for the rule runner service. They had a PVU license model, which is a processor value unit. For each process that we have in our system, we pay a certain amount of money. We found the pricing to be quite steep. It was really an expensive solution in comparison to Kofax, which had a different licensing model and was actually cheaper overall because they charge per page and not per user and per process."
  • "If you want IBM Datacap on cloud, which is a service run by IBM, the price can be quite expensive, but if you want to just purchase the licenses and own those yourself, then the price is very competitive."
  • "It varies, and it depends on the client's requirements and negotiations. Nowadays, Datacap is also included in the IBM Cloud Pak for Business Automation."
  • "In Egypt, we have exchange rates that change year to year, and currently, we're facing an increase in the exchange rate between our Egyptian pound and the dollar. Since we have been using IBM DataCap two years ago we had a good price, it was not expensive. However, I cannot say now if it is expensive or not because of the exchange rate. Additionally, I don't have the data of other competitors and I don't know the prices."
  • "IBM could offer more competitive pricing. This would allow them to attain more users. Some of our clients are considering moving to a different solution called Encapture which is similar but offers more competitive pricing."
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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:Good email automation and XL automation.
    Top Answer:The solution could be improved if it provided integration with third party tools like Python, native integration, which… more »
    Top Answer:The primary use case is similar to what it would be if you were using UiPath, Automation Anywhere or Blue Prism. It's a… more »
    Top Answer:I can have all scanners accessible from my end.
    Top Answer:The solution comes as a part of a bundle package. Licensing is hard to calculate. There's no real difference between the… more »
    Top Answer:The IBM Datacap site actually is on the newer inside. They will give it as a plugin only. They'll be giving it as a… more »
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    AssistEdge RPA
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    Overview

    WorkFusion is the leading provider of Intelligent Automation solutions for Fortune 500 enterprises, banks, insurance, and financial services companies. Our AI-enabled Digital Workers augment traditional teams by performing highly skilled and decision-centric work in operations areas including customer service and onboarding, account opening and identify verification, anti–money laundering programs, and other document-intensive compliance activities. The WorkFusion Digital Workforce continually learns on the job through regular “human-in-the-loop” interactions with co-workers. Further, the WorkFusion Network, a powerful AI cloud nexus, provides shared insights, new skills, and knowledge crowdsourced from the ongoing experience of workers in multiple environments. Teams can hire our pre-configured and customizable Digital Workers or choose to build their own using the company’s AI toolsets. WorkFusion enables enterprises to increase workforce capacity, enhance customer satisfaction and ensure ongoing compliance.

    AssistEdge is a cohesive automation platform built with a suite of automation and AI
    capabilities. It enables enterprises to realize the full potential of automation by offering
    scalability, security, intelligence, and innovation.
    AssistEdge suite of products takes customers across the automation journey.

    AssistEdge Discover helps accelerate and amplify the power of automation through process
    discovery. It leverages user key strokes and sophisticated neural network algorithms to create
    an effective automation blueprint.
    AssistEdge RPA provides enterprises with a holistic suite for their complete automation journey
    — from process discovery to attended and unattended automation and orchestrating the
    human-digital workforce.
    The latest version, AssistEdge RPA 18.0, is an enterprise-grade platform that comes with
    industry-leading capabilities around scalability, security, and performance. Equipped with
    cognitive engine ‘Albie’, it seamlessly unifies the human and digital workforce, empowering
    enterprises to traverse the ‘Automation Singularity’ journey.
    AssistEdge Cloud RPA brings together the power of AssistEdge, Cloud infrastructure and Deep
    Automation. Powered by standard cloud infrastructure and a flexible service model, it enables
    enterprises with intelligent automation as a service and accelerates times to value.
    AssistEdge Engage is an intelligent automation platform that utilizes AI and RPA to help
    organizations reimagine their contact centers and achieve superior customer experience. It
    provides a 360-degree view of the customers, provides insights based on past interactions and
    behavioral patterns, thereby increasing customer satisfaction.
    AssistEdge Community Edition is a lighter version of AssistEdge RPA designed for community
    users, including students, developers, and professionals.

    IBM Datacap helps you streamline the capture, recognition and classification of business documents and extract important information. Datacap supports multiple-channel capture by processing paper documents on scanners, mobile devices, multi-function peripherals and fax. It uses natural language processing, text analytics and machine learning technologies, like those in IBM Watson, to automatically identify, classify and extract content from unstructured or variable documents. The software can reduce labor and paper costs, deliver meaningful information and support faster decision making.

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    Sample Customers
    Deutsche Bank, Scotiabank, Bank of Montreal, LPL Financial, Carter Bank & Trust, Selective Insurance, HPE, Canadian Tire, Standard Bank, Humana, New York-Presbyterian, Houston Methodist, Six Financial
    OpenReach Service, Ricoh Americas Corporation, Event Hospitality & Entertainment
    Turkcell, PowerSouth Energy Cooperative, Central Nacional Unimed, Conqord Oil
    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    Financial Services Firm50%
    Computer Software Company22%
    Manufacturing Company6%
    Recreational Facilities/Services Company6%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company21%
    Comms Service Provider18%
    Financial Services Firm12%
    Manufacturing Company5%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company40%
    Comms Service Provider14%
    Energy/Utilities Company7%
    Manufacturing Company7%
    REVIEWERS
    Financial Services Firm43%
    Mining And Metals Company14%
    Transportation Company14%
    Computer Software Company14%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company24%
    Financial Services Firm16%
    Comms Service Provider13%
    Energy/Utilities Company7%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business33%
    Large Enterprise67%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business18%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise68%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business16%
    Midsize Enterprise9%
    Large Enterprise75%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business42%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise42%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business13%
    Midsize Enterprise11%
    Large Enterprise75%
    Buyer's Guide
    Robotic Process Automation (RPA)
    July 2022
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    EdgeVerve AssistEdge RPA is ranked 25th in Robotic Process Automation (RPA) with 1 review while IBM Datacap is ranked 4th in Intelligent Document Processing (IDP) with 12 reviews. EdgeVerve AssistEdge RPA is rated 7.0, while IBM Datacap is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of EdgeVerve AssistEdge RPA writes "Provides good email automation and XL automation; lacks integration with third party tools". On the other hand, the top reviewer of IBM Datacap writes "A highly scalable and extensible solution based on configurable rule sets, but they should provide better first-line support and an easier way to carry out the customizations". EdgeVerve AssistEdge RPA is most compared with UiPath, Blue Prism, Automation Anywhere (AA), Kryon RPA and AutomationEdge, whereas IBM Datacap is most compared with ABBYY FlexiCapture, Microsoft Power Automate, Kofax RPA, OpenText Intelligent Capture and HyperScience.

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