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.
"The flexibility to use already-developed components is really good. You can use it for Excel-related operations and other things."
"The OCR was quite stable and flexible."
"Kofax RPA's best feature is its high success percentage in picking up information from documents, especially where the DPI is really low."
"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 pricing of the solution is quite good."
"Provides valuable tools working in integration with RPA tools."
"The most valuable features are workflow and process automation."
"The most valuable feature of Kofax RPA is the simplicity of automating tasks."
"Different trigger events were most valuable. You could schedule a process on a recurring basis, at a certain time of day or week, or when something happens, which is huge."
"Its complete integration with Microsoft tools and the inclusion of the CRM are the most valuable features. It is embedded directly in the Office package, so clients have direct access to it. It has a lot more functionality than other standalone solutions, such as UiPath or Blue Prism."
"It is a low-code platform. It is easy to use and good for automating small tasks such as expense approvals, timesheet approvals, etc."
"The most valuable feature of Microsoft Power Automate in the desktop version is web scraping because you can do a lot with it. I work in retail and you can study prices changes, which can give you a lot of information. The solution is no code which is a large advantage."
"The tool is very good at implementing automation within processes. It's saved us from doing a lot of manual processes."
"We have a good overview of our processes now thanks to Power Automate."
"The best feature of the tool is that it is generic, so it allows one to do as he wishes."
"The most valuable features of Microsoft Power Automate are the connectors, such as loops, which make things easier."
"RPA technology is constantly changing, and sometimes Kofax lags behind."
"The interface could be better from a usability standpoint."
"The process discovery could be a bit better."
"Kofax RPA's UI could be more user-friendly."
"I would like to see them further enhance the OCR, specifically in the multi-language support."
"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. "
"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."
"It's not as user-friendly as a solution such as UiPath, which is really easy to use."
"It would be great if it was able to integrate more with various other platforms. It would make development easier."
"The solution is difficult to customize. I would like to see more flexibility when it comes to using different kinds of activities."
"How long it takes to deploy will depend on how confident you are with your development. The development itself is not easy."
"Their OCR capabilities are not as evolved as the other tools."
"The OCR part or scanning of documents is missing."
"I've had issues with reordering columns. When I tried to do it, it seemed to take a long time, and then, later, it gave me some kind of error."
"The debugging tools require improvement as well as the monitoring which goes along with it."
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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."
Kofax RPA is ranked 12th in Robotic Process Automation (RPA) with 10 reviews while Microsoft Power Automate is ranked 3rd in Robotic Process Automation (RPA) with 47 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 Vantage, Blue Prism, Automation Anywhere (AA) and SAS Data Management, whereas Microsoft Power Automate is most compared with UiPath, Automation Anywhere (AA), Blue Prism, WinAutomation by Softomotive and ABBYY Vantage. See our Kofax RPA vs. Microsoft Power Automate report.
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