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We performed a comparison between Kofax 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.

To learn more, read our detailed Kofax RPA vs. UiPath report (Updated: August 2022).
635,162 professionals have used our research since 2012.
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Pros
"The most valuable features are workflow and process automation.""It is very simple and easy to learn compared to any other RPA tools such as UiPath, Automation Anywhere and Blue Prism.""It is stable and scalable.""The most valuable feature of Kofax RPA is the simplicity of automating tasks.""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 pricing of the solution is quite good.""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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"Orchestrator contains a lot of useful apps, data services, and machine templates. From a usability perspective, the most valuable aspects are its custom activities, libraries, and object repositories. In terms of integration, I like the ability to use APIs and call automations from UiPath apps. The most valuable feature from a human-in-the-loop perspective is the action center.""UiPath has definitely reduced the percentage of human errors that we have in our processes. In our system, all of the bots follow our best practices so there is a very small chance of error.""AI is a good feature. I am looking forward to that making life easier. It has enabled us to automate more processes. Based on the requirement, chat can hand over the process and we can kick off that bot to do the job. If someone has a problem with a ticket or with a schedule, they can connect to the schedule department or schedule bot.""UiPath handles the infrastructure, maintenance, and updates as a managed service, and that means we don't have to take care of those things. All future updates and enhancements are managed by them.""We have various automations in various applications like desktop, mainframe-based, and SAP-based applications. I work with almost all of the applications. I see good progress no matter what we do. The most valuable feature is that UiPath works with all these solutions.""The product has reduced the cost of our automation operations.""I feel comfortable with UiPath. The thing that I like most is that UiPath has a very large community and a large ecosystem. So, it is easy to connect with other applications or platforms.""We are seeing many hours saved with respect to automation. Automation should be on every project's agenda."

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Cons
"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.""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. ""There is really nothing special about the capabilities of this product.""The interface could be better from a usability standpoint.""The process discovery could be a bit better.""Automation with the latest websites is not effective. The support of newer websites developed using new technologies would improve this solution.""Exception handling needs to be improved.""The product needs more AI capabilities."

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"The licensing could be more flexible.""We are doing automation to take care of all our processes, but we still need support people 24/7 to monitor these jobs. So, human intervention is still there. We have two people monitoring these automations 24/7 because there are still some challenges with the automation.""One thing I don't like about UiPath is that it does not have a very good user interface for a newbie. It's not that the user interface itself is bad, but when I started using it, it was very difficult for me to understand the tool and how to use it... The user interface should be a little simpler than it is right now, as it is very complex.""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.""One of the 2018 projects was built using version 18.2. We then got a report from users that it was not working. Most of the time, it failed on multiple use cases. When we took the process from the owner to repair and troubleshoot, we found that many packages were not being recognized by the new version, which is 2020. So, we had to upgrade to the latest package, then do a repair. It took a good amount of time for us to repair the package. We had to go back to the UAT environment, then do testing and get approval from the UAT. We then had to sign-off and deploy pre-production and post-production Hypercare. So, the automation cycle being repeated by almost 40% is quite costly to the business, but this is rare.""We have seen that UiPath doesn't have the capability to identify unknown pop-ups. This needs improvement.""When it comes to document processing, they could work on more accurately identifying objects from PDF files.""Monitoring and statistics need improvement. It's quite hard to export if you want a long, clear report. It's quite hard to do that based on the style and functionality. You have to feed in your own functionality to do this."

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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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  • "The pricing is average; it is not too high nor too low."
  • "The pricing is good compared to other software. Based on the features that UiPath is providing, and the community support, the price is reasonable."
  • "The licensing system is something that needs to be improved."
  • "The licensing is close to optimum; however, there is room for improvement in both the cost and flexibility of the licenses."
  • "If you want to start doing RPA, I think you should definitely go with UiPath because it has the Community edition. You can just install it and check whether or not your process works fine with UiPath. It will be an attended bot, but you can form an idea whether your bot can easily be automated."
  • "It is cost-effective and has an affordable price."
  • "The price of Orchestrator is pretty high in general as well as compared to other solutions, because Automation Anywhere does not charge for its Control Room."
  • "The licensing is too expensive. It is not a cheap product. We constantly have to build business cases where we have to justify our existence as an RPA team."
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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:I can only speak to UiPath since that is the only RPA solution that I have used. I know that there are specific packages that you can integrate into your project that is specifically made to work with… 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 »
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    Also Known As
    Kofax Kapow, Kapow
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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.

    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 Offers:

    • Stability
    • Scalability
    • Flexibility
    • High-performance
    • Ease of use
    • Security

    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.

    UiPath Benefits

    Some of the benefits of using UiPath include:

    • Little to no code needed: You can easily develop automations and automation-powered applications without prior coding knowledge.

    • Increased productivity: Skilled AI robots facilitate more efficiency and lead to better customer satisfaction.

    • Speed: You can automate more processes, faster, with drag-and-drop AI and ready-to-go templates available through Marketplace.

    • Supports different processes: Regardless of which processes you need to run, UiPath provides different types of robots (attended, unattended, or hybrid) to accommodate your needs.

    • Faster ROI: Benefit from an increased ROI with UiPath’s automated end-to-end, enterprise-wide solution.

    • Community-centric: It offers a free trial in its community edition with active community support, tutorials and tips.

    • Cost-effectiveness: This tool is cost-effective because there are minimal operational costs.

    UiPath Components

    UiPath includes the following components:

    • UiPath Studio: This component uses visual aids such as diagrams and flowcharts to design automation processes. It also involves the coding and sequencing of these processes. It consists of Graphical User Interface (GUI) buttons, drag and drop features, and pre-built templates.

    • UiPath Robot: In this component, multiple bots are deployed to execute the automation processes using predefined rules.

    • UiPath Orchestrator: This component functions as a web-based application that schedules, deploys, and manages processes.

    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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    Sample Customers
    Aetna, BNP Paribas, Citi, Goldman Sachs, HSBC, ING, Aviva, Humana, Willis, Merck, University Hospitals, CardinalHealth, American Red Cross, Alegri, Capita
    Airbus, Bank of America, Berkshire Hathaway, Chevron, CVS Health, DHL, General Electric, Google, Lufthansa, NASA, NTT, Orange, Philips, Singtel, Spotify, The Home Depot, Toyota, Uber, United Airlines, UnitedHealth Group, Wells Fargo
    Top Industries
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    Computer Software Company27%
    Logistics Company18%
    Transportation Company9%
    Comms Service Provider9%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company24%
    Comms Service Provider14%
    Financial Services Firm9%
    Government6%
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    Financial Services Firm21%
    Computer Software Company11%
    Manufacturing Company8%
    Healthcare Company6%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company21%
    Comms Service Provider16%
    Financial Services Firm10%
    Energy/Utilities Company6%
    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 Business21%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise63%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business18%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise67%
    Buyer's Guide
    Kofax RPA vs. UiPath
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    Kofax RPA is ranked 13th in Robotic Process Automation (RPA) with 9 reviews while UiPath is ranked 1st in Robotic Process Automation (RPA) with 169 reviews. Kofax RPA is rated 7.2, while UiPath is rated 8.6. 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 UiPath writes "Starts ready-to-use, has good tools for developers, facilitates optimization of existing processes for significant time saving ". Kofax RPA is most compared with ABBYY FlexiCapture, Blue Prism, Microsoft Power Automate, Automation Anywhere (AA) and SAS Data Management, whereas UiPath is most compared with Microsoft Power Automate, Automation Anywhere (AA), Blue Prism, Robocorp and ABBYY FlexiCapture. See our Kofax RPA vs. UiPath report.

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