We performed a comparison between IBM Robotic Process Automation (RPA) and UiPath 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 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."
"If you have a business process, and once you have automated that process, you have a readily available workflow in place."
"The solution is scalability."
"I like the integration with Watson and the possibility to have an intelligent reading of all the customers' documents."
"The quality is great! It's very strong and has a very strong platform."
"IBM Robotic Process Automation is very easy to use."
"The process design work and the workflow management and the custom templates, those features are the most valuable to us right now."
"UiPath saves costs for our customers’ organizations. That would just be the cost savings from RPA bots. I haven't really dug into the cost savings of the ancillary products, however. I know that one of my clients is using the test suite now after I had built a proof of concept for it, and they've fully implemented it. I'm sure there's going to be a lot of cost savings there as well."
"There is a recording feature that copies each step of a task. You can automate every process via this recording. It's a cool feature that helps you define the variables."
"The speed is much better because we're doing it on the cloud. With other solutions there were network problems, but in UiPath I have found that network connectivity is much stronger when transferring data from the back end to the front end. It is much faster."
"The UiPath website has a lot of information and the Academy offers a lot of courses. I heard from different people in different industries and markets that this is the best solution. It's worth a try. There is more work in the beginning when you are getting it set up. But there are a lot of benefits, and you don't have to wait months and months to see them. You can start seeing the benefits early on."
"The ability to follow and orchestrate what the robots are doing has been very valuable. I've been working on the automation hub because that's the next step after our test case of five robotic implementations. So, it is orchestrated to see how they're doing."
"The tenant concept, where you can have everyone working in their own space, is valuable."
"The most valuable aspect of UiPath is the fact that it's a low-code platform. Being able to use a low-code platform really lowers the barrier entry of introducing automation. Normally, you fill in a request to go to IT to get a development resource allocated, and then you spend six months trying to do a project. Because UiPath is a bit of a platform, you can quickly, within weeks, start to knock off automation and get it checked and then successfully deployed. The low-code development environment is key for us."
"IBM should provide specific solutions for specific problems, like templates for invoicing processes, or general templates for creating efficient processes."
"Stability could be better."
"IBM Robotic Process Automation should be more stable."
"The time it takes for approvals, and risk analysis could be faster."
"We would like a decreased need for customer support."
"This RPA should be under the umbrella of BPM. This is what the future should be."
"Sometimes, in my experience, Picture In Picture is a bit buggy. It takes over your control, then the controls get mixed. That is one of few issues that I have found."
"The UiPath solution doesn't currently provide unique testing for mobile devices."
"While UiPath Studio helps speed up the cost of digital transformation, in a way, it requires expensive or complex application upgrades or IT support, as it needs an entire setup. That setup requires support from different departments, and that comes with a cost."
"Most of our PDFs are scanned PDFs and the OCR does not always capture all the information correctly. That's why the document understanding feature will be good for us."
"In UiPath they should improve the input and outputs of processes. I found it very complicated."
"We aren't scaling up UiPath because it doesn't provide a satisfactory way to log and monitor data. Instead, we use other tools like Automation Anywhere for large-scale operations in our production environment. We're building solutions that can handle a huge amount of data so we can monitor real-time issues. I don't think UiPath solves that case for us."
"When the Orchestrator got upgraded and UiPath didn't get upgraded, we started getting errors regarding the managed packages; the packages were not getting upgraded."
"The product could be made a little less glitchy. Specifically, when too many users are working at the same time, it hangs a little bit here and there."
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.
UiPath is a popular RPA tool that helps users automate manual and redundant tasks as well as other business processes. The platform is open-source, and is most commonly used for performing PDF automation, web automation, Citrix automation, and Windows desktop automation.
UiPath Valuable Features
UiPath includes a solid set of unique features, including:
Robotic enterprise framework, extensive library of activities, automation hub, process mining, task mining, task capture, studio, studio X, integration service, IntelliSense, Automation Cloud Platform, Orchestrator, test suite, insights, data service, AI fabric, documented understanding model, easy building of building automations, enterprise-level governance for APIs, server-side triggers to start automated processes, database communication, scraping, PDF functions, simplified authentication, and Marketplace templates.
Some of the benefits of using UiPath include:
UiPath includes the following components:
Reviews from Real Users:
"It is a very simple tool to work with for anybody. Simplicity is the best in UiPath. It also has the best community support. If we are looking for any solution, we can directly reach out to UiPath at any point in time." - Milan B., Senior Specialist Application Architecture and Developer at a tech services company
"The artificial intelligence and document understanding features are very good and have been helpful when it comes to processing handwritten or unstructured, especially when there is a high volume and it is repetitive." - Harshad J., Senior RPA Developer at Capita
“This has enabled employees to focus on higher-value work that involves human-base interaction. This saved the client money and provided a recruitment benefit." - Rahul S., RPA Assistant Manager at PwC India
"The interface is intuitive and very user-friendly." - Jorge M.C., Robotic Process Automation Consultant at a tech services company
“I can manage everything within one platform, which is either a UiPath Intelligent Automation platform or UiPath Cloud. This is very important. Because if I have multiple systems, then I need multiple stakeholders to manage, upgrade, and maintain them." - Manager and Lead - Digital Center of Excellence at a consultancy
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IBM Robotic Process Automation (RPA) is ranked 8th in Robotic Process Automation (RPA) with 6 reviews while UiPath is ranked 1st in Robotic Process Automation (RPA) with 171 reviews. IBM Robotic Process Automation (RPA) is rated 8.6, while UiPath is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of IBM Robotic Process Automation (RPA) writes "Once you have automated a business process it offers a readily available workflow ". On the other hand, the top reviewer of UiPath writes "Starts ready-to-use, has good tools for developers, facilitates optimization of existing processes for significant time saving ". IBM Robotic Process Automation (RPA) is most compared with Automation Anywhere (AA), Microsoft Power Automate, Blue Prism, IBM Datacap and WinAutomation by Softomotive, whereas UiPath is most compared with Microsoft Power Automate, Automation Anywhere (AA), Blue Prism, Robocorp and Kofax RPA. See our IBM Robotic Process Automation (RPA) vs. UiPath report.
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