We performed a comparison between IBM Robotic Process Automation (RPA) 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.
"IBM Robotic Process Automation is very easy to use."
"I like the integration with Watson and the possibility to have an intelligent reading of all the customers' documents."
"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 solution is scalability."
"Microsoft Power Automate is very easy to use."
"Technical support is available regionally and it's quite good."
"So far, the tech support has provided me with good enough support and knowledge."
"I like the scalability option and the simplicity, the way we can really use the interface to easily scale up."
"Currently, we are mostly using the desktop part of it for data. We are basically extracting the data and then putting it in."
"The solution offers a lot of documentation and tutorials for users to learn about various aspects and features."
"Overall, it is a great service at the given price. It is very modern, and it integrates in a great way with pretty much anything. It is also fast."
"It is quick, so I'm quite happy with it. It is also easy to use."
"Stability could be better."
"The time it takes for approvals, and risk analysis could be faster."
"IBM Robotic Process Automation should be more stable."
"We would like a decreased need for customer support."
"From an improvement perspective, Microsoft just needs to make sure that they have a real enterprise RPA tool. PowerApps and Power Automate are still not at the level of UiPath and Automation Anywhere. It could be because Automation Anywhere and UiPath have been in the market for quite some time. It's just about Microsoft increasing their focus in terms of product reviews and development and making them competitive products that one can consider at an enterprise level. Right now, their use cases are limited as compared to what one would consider doing with UiPath and Automation Anywhere."
"The downside is the lack of orchestration and supplemental tools such as capturing existing processes and using them to build out."
"I was working on it for around three days and then took a break of about two days. When I went back to it, all of the Excel, and all the Excel functions, just disappeared. Completely vanished. When I looked up the help, it said that sometimes that happens when you're not connected to the internet."
"The connectors and the integration capability can be improved. Microsoft RPA is a growing platform, and it is not yet particularly mature."
"During their merger, some key functions were eliminated which no longer allows it to run independently from the cloud as a standalone for other companies. For example, options to schedule and trigger have been removed. It would be nice to have these capabilities back. The flow and the connectivity between databases and so on is a bit complex as well."
"Power Automate is too complicated - it forces you to go through extra tasks instead of streamlining your workflow."
"We need a more powerful desktop option."
"They can improve the description of errors and provide more details. Sometimes, when I receive an error, I can't understand what is wrong. It would be useful to have a desktop version to modify or edit workflows. Its scalability can also be better."
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.
Microsoft Power Automate is an intelligent, cloud-based solution that allows users to boost their productivity by creating automated workflows between multiple services and applications.
These workflows are used to synchronize files, receive notifications, and retrieve data. The system creates workflows by recording user actions, like mouse clicks, data entry, and keyboard use, which are processed into intelligent, secure workflows.
Users can easily add intelligence to their workflow automation with AI Builder. AI Builder has a set of AI tools which range from language comprehension to image recognition, as well as hundreds of pre-built connectors and thousands of templates.
Power Automate utilizes triggers and events to create chain reactions within each workflow so that all manual and repetitive tasks are carried out without any human intervention. The automation of time-consuming manual tasks frees teams up to focus on other strategic opportunities for their organization.
The workflow creation tool allows users to easily set up custom integrations and processes between Office 365 and third-party applications by using pre-built connectors. These integrations are typically services like data loss prevention and access management services.
Microsoft Power Automate seamlessly integrates and automates tasks with hundreds of out-of-the-box data sources. Some of the more popular third-party applications include:
Microsoft Power Automate was designed to allow non-technical business users to create their own automated processes with AI builder’s easy-to-use drag-and-drop-based interface, using four different types of automation flows:
A few of the major benefits of Microsoft Power Automate include:
Reviews from Real Users
Microsoft Power Automate stands out among its competitors for a number of reasons. Several major ones are its user-friendly interface, its automation capabilities, and its integration options.
Thiago R., the head of Digital transformation at Zaact, writes, "Workflow management is what clients select the most. It is very intuitive and pretty much drag-and-drop, so we can create escalation, decision flows, and if-else conditions pretty much by dragging and dropping boxes. Even someone who is not technical can develop a workflow for the business."
IBM Robotic Process Automation (RPA) is ranked 16th in Robotic Process Automation (RPA) with 4 reviews while Microsoft Power Automate is ranked 3rd in Robotic Process Automation (RPA) with 47 reviews. IBM Robotic Process Automation (RPA) is rated 8.6, while Microsoft Power Automate is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of IBM Robotic Process Automation (RPA) writes "Low code, good automation, and offers vast learning resources". 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". IBM Robotic Process Automation (RPA) is most compared with UiPath, Automation Anywhere (AA), Blue Prism, IBM Datacap and ABBYY Vantage, whereas Microsoft Power Automate is most compared with UiPath, Automation Anywhere (AA), Blue Prism, WinAutomation by Softomotive and Kofax RPA. See our IBM Robotic Process Automation (RPA) vs. Microsoft Power Automate report.
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