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Pros
"Provides valuable tools working in integration with RPA tools.""It is stable and scalable.""This is a stable platform and we did not encounter any big problems.""The drag and drop functionality is quite good.""The pricing of the solution is quite good.""The OCR was quite stable and flexible.""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.""The flexibility to use already-developed components is really good. You can use it for Excel-related operations and other things."

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"It is a low-code platform. It is easy to use and good for automating small tasks such as expense approvals, timesheet approvals, etc.""It is Microsoft. So, you get the integration capability.""Power Automate is not complex and is very easy-to-use in deploying most development projects.""The solution offers a lot of documentation and tutorials for users to learn about various aspects and features.""Microsoft Power Automate is very easy to use.""Power Automate is intuitive and easy to use.""We have a good overview of our processes now thanks to Power Automate.""Its integration with the Office 365 ecosystem is most valuable. We use a lot of ready-to-use templates."

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Cons
"It needs a free training portal for anybody on the internet to use so that they can get an idea of what the possibilities are.""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. ""The solution could use some AI integrated features.""The product needs more AI capabilities.""Exception handling needs to be improved.""There is really nothing special about the capabilities of this product.""The process discovery could be a bit better.""The solution needs to be scalable."

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"Tech support could be more hands-on. Right now, they simply direct users to documentation instead of directly dealing with issues.""I need to have more integration capabilities from this solution.""It would be good to have some kind of on-premises solution for BPMN users, but I don't think Microsoft will ever go back to the on-premises solution. They all train their clients to use their online services. It is easy, but it doesn't follow the industry-wide standards. I can only use the processes that Microsoft gives us. I can't map a business process by using other standards or notations, such as Business Process Management (BPM). I have to use whatever Microsoft gives us. I would like to have support for some standards because if we decide to use another BPM tomorrow, we will have to remap everything in notation to transfer from this solution. This is the only block or obstacle that I see in using this solution. It is closed in its infrastructure.""The solution lacks maturity.""There is an RPA feature gap between this solution and other more mature products.""The solution could benefit from mirroring Oracle's use of videos and community forums to help users get acquainted with the product. It could use better online training and/or documentation.""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.""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."

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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)."
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  • "You pay for use and if you want a premium connector or adapter, but a lot of things are available for free."
  • "Power Automate is a much less expensive product than the competition."
  • "There are many different ways to license it."
  • "This solution can save money when used for simple tasks specifically using only Microsoft products."
  • "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."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer: 
    The flexibility to use already-developed components is really good. You can use it for Excel-related operations and other things.
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    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.
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    Its documentation is not widely available on the web. For Automation Anywhere, a lot of documentation and YouTube videos are widely available, whereas the documentation for Kofax is not that widely… more »
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    Yes, Attended Bots  which can run without centralized control Module. RPA Tools like Automation Anywhere, uiPath ,Power Automation they do support this.
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    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 »
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    ‌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 Company25%
    Transportation Company13%
    Comms Service Provider13%
    Logistics Company13%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company33%
    Comms Service Provider18%
    Financial Services Firm6%
    Government5%
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    Manufacturing Company19%
    Computer Software Company11%
    Government7%
    Insurance Company7%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company25%
    Comms Service Provider19%
    Financial Services Firm7%
    Energy/Utilities Company6%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business53%
    Midsize Enterprise7%
    Large Enterprise40%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business15%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise70%
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    Small Business33%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise55%
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    Small Business18%
    Midsize Enterprise12%
    Large Enterprise70%
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    Kofax RPA is ranked 11th in Robotic Process Automation (RPA) with 8 reviews while Microsoft Power Automate is ranked 3rd in Robotic Process Automation (RPA) with 63 reviews. Kofax RPA is rated 7.2, 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 HyperScience, whereas Microsoft Power Automate is most compared with UiPath, Automation Anywhere (AA), Blue Prism, WinAutomation by Softomotive and Nintex RPA. See our Kofax RPA vs. Microsoft Power Automate report.

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