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We performed a comparison between Kofax 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.

To learn more, read our detailed Kofax RPA vs. Microsoft Power Automate report (Updated: August 2022).
635,987 professionals have used our research since 2012.
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Pros
"The flexibility to use already-developed components is really good. You can use it for Excel-related operations and other things.""The most valuable feature of Kofax RPA is the simplicity of automating tasks.""The pricing of the solution is quite good.""The OCR was quite stable and flexible.""It is very simple and easy to learn compared to any other RPA tools such as UiPath, Automation Anywhere and Blue Prism.""The most valuable features are workflow and process automation.""Provides valuable tools working in integration with RPA tools.""The ability to script information from websites is most valuable. It also seems to be fairly robust and reasonably easy to manage on a server-based deployment. We have a number of robots operating on the central server."

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"It is quick, so I'm quite happy with it. It is also easy to use.""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.""The most valuable feature is how much you can do with this solution.""The most valuable features of Microsoft Power Automate are the connectors, such as loops, which make things easier.""Power Automate Desktop allowed me to quickly visually identify parts of a screen and record it. So I can see that I know I'm going to have to click this button here, this field there, and this tab here, and I can literally go and quickly just record all of them and identify them and have them in a list that I can see and say - there's my list of things.""There is an exhaustive amount of templates that users have access to.""We have a good overview of our processes now thanks to Power Automate.""Technical support is available regionally and it's quite good."

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Cons
"The process discovery could be a bit better.""The interface could be better from a usability standpoint.""We are on version 10.6, and the current version seems to be 11. Kofax is cycling the capabilities of the product very quickly. One of the difficulties has been to actually keep up with the capabilities as they've evolved. On the one hand, it is good that the product is getting better, but on the other hand, it is difficult to implement the best way with a product that is evolving constantly.""Automation with the latest websites is not effective. The support of newer websites developed using new technologies would improve this solution.""The solution could use some AI integrated features.""Its documentation is not widely available on the web. They should work on the availability of its documentation. In Automation Anywhere, there is a feature called Discovery Bot that automatically records the process steps and suggests a possible bot. I am not sure if such a feature is available in Kofax. If it is not available, it will be very good to have this feature. ""I would like to see them further enhance the OCR, specifically in the multi-language support.""Kofax RPA could improve web-based automation and there should be a choice of what browser we can use, such as Google Chrome, instead of an inbuilt browser from Kofax RPA. Additionally, Kofax RPA is missing an orchestrator that other solutions have, such as UiPath."

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"They can build more templates and more connectivity with other platforms. They can provide a more user-friendly way to connect with other platforms. They have their own in-built plugins for certain third-party vendors, but there are still a lot of third-party vendors that are not there.""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.""It is mostly integrated with the Microsoft environment. Unlike UiPath, we cannot really use external tools with Microsoft Power Automate. There should be a possibility to integrate it with external tools or systems.""How long it takes to deploy will depend on how confident you are with your development. The development itself is not easy.""Their connector to Oracle or premium data sets that aren't Microsoft would often fail for me. The information given back about why it failed wasn't always robust to understand how to fix it and why it happened.""While Microsoft has a way of integrating well with itself and its own internal tools, it could do more to include external options and add them to the mix.""Its licensing model should be improved. The pricing should be more visible and transparent. When you consume services, there are too many criteria to figure out how much it is going to cost you to use the product to its full extent. It should also support visual process editing, which is a standard feature for BPMN 2.0 compliance. They should improve the visual designer.""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."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "Price is not a problem, because they are a competitor and we have a special rate."
  • "I don't have complete insight at this point in time, but I would guess that Kofax is a lot less expensive than Automation Anywhere. I would expect its license to be on a yearly basis."
  • "Its pricing is reasonable given the product capabilities. Kofax has a wide range of products, and it can sometimes be confusing to understand which capabilities come with which product set. One of the key facets that we've been looking into recently is cognitive document recognition that was a core pile of some of their other technologies such as Kofax transformation modules (KTM)."
  • "Kofax's prices are pretty reasonable."
  • "There is a standard license needed to use Kofax RPA and the price is reasonable."
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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 most valuable feature of Kofax RPA is the simplicity of automating tasks.
    Top Answer:There is a standard license needed to use Kofax RPA and the price is reasonable.
    Top Answer:Kofax RPA could improve web-based automation and there should be a choice of what browser we can use, such as Google Chrome, instead of an inbuilt browser from Kofax RPA. Additionally, Kofax RPA is… 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
    Kofax Kapow, Kapow
    Power Automate, Microsoft Flow, MS Power Automate
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    Overview

    Eliminate Errors by Automating Data Gathering and Input

    Reduce error-prone, manual data entry and complete processes the same way, every time, resulting in more accurate, reliable outcomes. Automate virtually any activity that involves accessing and acting on information.

    Increase Operational Efficiency with Intelligent Software Robots

    Streamline the collection of important business data so you can stop draining your budget and resources. Infuse speed, intelligence, efficiency and quality into your business processes while freeing up your employees for more valuable work.

    Lower Development Costs without the Need for Coding

    Develop robotic automation processes to automatically run complex integrations and access any web data source without the need for costly and time-consuming coding. Efficiently complete automation projects that have been previously delayed due to more pressing needs.

    Extend the Value of Business Process Automation (BPM) Solutions

    Deploy robotic process automation (RPA) tactically within a business unit to meet your specific goals for a part of or the entire process. Run RPA as complementary to your business management (BPM) and case management platforms—using robots at various steps within a larger set of key business processes to further eliminate manual work.

    Monitor and Optimize Processes with Robotic Process Intelligence

    Proactively monitor and optimize the health of your robotic process automation platform with Kapow Robotic Process Intelligence. Monitor trends, ensure compliance, detect potential problems in real time and maximize the productivity of your digital workforce.

    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
    Aetna, BNP Paribas, Citi, Goldman Sachs, HSBC, ING, Aviva, Humana, Willis, Merck, University Hospitals, CardinalHealth, American Red Cross, Alegri, Capita
    SNCF, Air France, Avanade
    Top Industries
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    Computer Software Company27%
    Logistics Company18%
    Transportation Company9%
    Security Firm9%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company24%
    Comms Service Provider14%
    Financial Services Firm9%
    Government6%
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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 Business44%
    Midsize Enterprise6%
    Large Enterprise50%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business20%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise63%
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    Small Business30%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise56%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business17%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise70%
    Buyer's Guide
    Kofax RPA vs. Microsoft Power Automate
    August 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Kofax RPA vs. Microsoft Power Automate and other solutions. Updated: August 2022.
    635,987 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Kofax RPA is ranked 13th in Robotic Process Automation (RPA) with 8 reviews while Microsoft Power Automate is ranked 3rd in Robotic Process Automation (RPA) with 62 reviews. Kofax RPA is rated 7.6, while Microsoft Power Automate is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of Kofax RPA writes "Stable, scalable, and provides flexibility to use already-developed components, but its documentation is not widely available and it needs a feature similar to Discovery Bot". 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". Kofax RPA is most compared with UiPath, ABBYY FlexiCapture, Blue Prism, Automation Anywhere (AA) and IBM Datacap, whereas Microsoft Power Automate is most compared with UiPath, Automation Anywhere (AA), Blue Prism, WinAutomation by Softomotive and ABBYY FlexiCapture. See our Kofax RPA vs. Microsoft Power Automate report.

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