Microsoft Power Automate vs UiPath comparison

 

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Executive SummaryUpdated on Mar 6, 2024
 

Categories and Ranking

Microsoft Power Automate
Ranking in Robotic Process Automation (RPA)
2nd
Average Rating
7.8
Number of Reviews
123
Ranking in other categories
No ranking in other categories
UiPath
Ranking in Robotic Process Automation (RPA)
1st
Average Rating
8.8
Number of Reviews
770
Ranking in other categories
No ranking in other categories
 

Mindshare comparison

As of June 2024, in the Robotic Process Automation (RPA) category, the mindshare of Microsoft Power Automate is 24.7%, up from 20.8% compared to the previous year. The mindshare of UiPath is 28.8%, up from 27.4% compared to the previous year. It is calculated based on PeerSpot user engagement data.
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Featured Reviews

AG
Apr 29, 2021
Easy to create automated workflows, good integration with Microsoft tools, and stable and scalable
Microsoft shouldn't charge extra for the database license if you want to store the data in the database during the trial. We wanted to have a historical trend of the data, and we started with the trial version of the tool. The database license is not included with the trial version, and you have to purchase it separately. Because we had a budget constraint, we had to pull all the information manually from the system, massage it, and push it to the dashboard. About two months ago, we have upgraded to the full-fledged version in which the database is integrated. The database license should be there in the trial version, but they have totally decoupled it. They should have provided a bundle, at least for the trial version, so that once a person or a firm gets a sense of it, they can start building. It might be because they wanted to sell additional licenses or premium licenses, and that's why they have added it in the premium version. It should have more cognitive features. Automation Anywhere and UiPath are different because they have cognitive functionality plus intelligent automation. The cognitive functionality is currently not there in Microsoft Power Automate. It is just for workflow automation and basic bot-level tasks. It should have more cognitive features, which probably will be launched in a couple of years.
NicolasSandros - PeerSpot reviewer
Apr 29, 2024
Has a lot of use cases, great automation capabilities, and helpful support
I'd rate the initial setup eight out of ten. It's pretty easy to implement. We use Azure Virtual Machines to deploy the robots and usually use a lot of the Azure services in conjunction with the robots. The cloud is on UiPath's automation cloud. That's where we have our servers - to manage the robust deployed data on multiple virtual machines. In terms of maintenance, there are always releases and updates, and then you can usually design your own robots to watch over the other robots, which is really interesting. You have the flexibility to make your own monitoring; if it sees something wrong, you can enter a ticket and then dispatch it to the support team to respond to it. My whole developer team is involved in maintenance; however, I have specific support team members. There's 28 developers and seven support team members in that group.

Quotes from Members

We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
 

Pros

"The most valuable feature is how much you can do with this solution."
"The most valuable features are that it is low-code and simple."
"The best feature of the tool is that it is generic, so it allows one to do as he wishes."
"I like the scalability option and the simplicity, the way we can really use the interface to easily scale up."
"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."
"Technical support is available regionally and it's quite good."
"The solution is comparatively quick to deploy for making smaller automation processes."
"So far, the tech support has provided me with good enough support and knowledge."
"It's helped us minimize our on-premises footprint."
"They have also recently added a feature for attended automation, Picture in Picture, which is also nice to have. It's helpful because you don't want to just sit back and let the bot run and not work during that attended automation. Using the PiP feature, you can have it running on your desktop without having to interrupt it to your work."
"UiPath's automation features are all equally valuable, but we use the unattended bots the most."
"The product has freed up employee time. It’s likely freed up more than a day, an average of 12 hours at least. That’s 12 hours per day. It allows our employees to focus on more high-value work."
"UiPath is user-friendly."
"We're just starting to use UiPath now, but the automation process which reduces human intervention is the one we like most."
"The most valuable feature is that it can be integrated with almost anything. We use in-house applications and we're able to integrate them through the database using endpoints and APIs. This sharing of information between systems via UiPath means our staff gets results quicker."
"UiPath support is amazing."
 

Cons

"One of the challenges is dealing with OCR text recognition."
"The solution lacks maturity."
"Automatic selectors that allow me to select parts of a website could be more adaptable."
"These products have some limitations, such as the need to build some custom controls in PCF or use the JSON format."
"Microsoft Power Automate's basic activities are not strong."
"They've already improved it, but I guess a testing suite would be nice to be able to test your automations in real time."
"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."
"The solution could offer more specific training. There should be more examples of what the functions can do and more instructions and explanations to the process."
"Overall the training and documentation could be better. There's just so much of it, so a streamlined way to get to the information I need would be ideal."
"One thing that would be helpful is if the support team could quickly help us when we raise a ticket. It takes them at least one or two hours to get back to us. With Automation Anywhere, if there is a Severity 1 issue, their support responds within 15 minutes."
"I would like more incorporation of AI features to allow for intelligent character recognition."
"UiPath could work towards more engagement on the community practice side. Some of our people are having a hard time understanding how to make sense of the data that UiPath puts out."
"There has been a huge improvement in Linux, Microsoft, and Mac support recently. However, we still struggle with the implementation in Citrix environments. The solution works with Citrix, but there is room for improvement."
"There are some functionality limitations on UiPath that we could have access to on different platforms."
"It would be very helpful for us if they provided more business use cases and helped us to learn them."
"Citrix and email automation could be improved. We can use the features, but the accuracy isn't 100 percent."
 

Pricing and Cost Advice

"The price of the solution is reasonable."
"The solution is $150 per month for the unattended add-on, and the normal Power Automate comes with an E3 license."
"The cost to use Microsoft Power Automate is approximately $15 per user per month, for the basic plan. However, the solution comes free with the Microsoft 365 Suite."
"This is a cost-effective RPA solution."
"Initially, we had a Microsoft account for Office 365. Later, we discovered that our license included access to Power Automate at no additional cost. There was a small fee for additional features, but it was negligible compared to the benefits. There are not any additional fees required to use the solution."
"It had by far the fairest licensing on the market. For the money, you got a very good value."
"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."
"It is free with Office 365 subscription."
"I love the flexibility because ownership is willing to work with us to make sure commercials are viable."
"UiPath is expensive."
"The licensing cost is very high."
"We found the pricing for UiPath reasonable. We compared it with Blue Prism and Automation Anywhere, and based on features and pricing, UiPath stood out."
"The solution is affordable enough to get a good return on your investment."
"I don't know the cost. Maybe $25,000 for the year. I would definitely say it's worth the money."
"UiPath is expensive."
"The pricing is competitive, and for large-scale use cases, UiPath may make better sense cost-wise. However, it is not very viable for small-scale use cases. Power Automate is much cheaper and has similar functionalities. UiPath offers two options. If you choose the on-premises option, then you would have to manage it yourself, but if you go for the fully managed one, then there won't be any overhead cost. We are gradually moving to Power Automate and Power Apps because we are already on the Microsoft stack, and it helps us reduce the footprint. If the cost of UiPath were comparable to that of Power Automate, then UiPath would have been the better alternative."
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Answers from the Community

reviewer1749891 - PeerSpot reviewer
Jan 27, 2022
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Top Industries

By visitors reading reviews
Financial Services Firm
13%
Computer Software Company
12%
Manufacturing Company
10%
Government
6%
Computer Software Company
15%
Financial Services Firm
14%
Manufacturing Company
8%
Government
6%
 

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Small Business
 

Questions from the Community

RPA that Bots can run without centralized control?
Yes, Attended Bots which can run without centralized control Module. RPA Tools like Automation Anywhere, uiPath ,Power Automation they do support this.
How do I choose between UiPath and Microsoft Power Automate?
Microsoft‌ ‌Power‌ ‌Automate‌ ‌is‌ ‌intuitive‌ ‌and‌ ‌easy‌ ‌to‌ ‌integrate‌ ‌and‌ ‌use.‌ ‌I‌ ‌like‌ ‌that‌ ‌there‌ ‌is‌ ‌no‌ ‌coding‌ ‌experience‌ ‌necessary,‌ ‌and‌ ‌appreciate‌ ‌the‌ ‌automated‌...
How is Automation Anywhere compared to Microsoft Power Automate?
‌Neither‌ ‌solution‌ ‌requires‌ ‌any‌ ‌coding‌ ‌experience,‌ ‌and‌ ‌both‌ ‌are‌ ‌easy‌ ‌to‌ ‌use‌ ‌and‌ ‌have‌ ‌great‌ ‌drag-and‌ ‌drop‌ ‌functionality.‌ ‌The‌ ‌training‌ ‌and‌ ‌resources‌ ‌for‌ ‌A...
Best RPA tools for IBM iSeries
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 w...
I am evaluating Blue Prism and UiPath for RPA for my company. Which one do you recommend?
I'm very familiar with UiPath and the RPA industry: was hired by Daniel Dines in 2015 when there were 35 employees and left in 2019 when there were 3K+. I'm a big believer in the product, leadershi...
What do you like most about UiPath?
UiPath is user-friendly, meaning even without coding knowledge, we only need basic logic understanding.
 

Also Known As

Power Automate, Microsoft Flow, MS Power Automate, WinAutomation by Softomotive, ProcessRobot by Softomotive
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Sample Customers

1. Coca-Cola 2. General Electric 3. Siemens 4. Accenture 5. Deloitte 6. Johnson & Johnson 7. Ford 8. Nestle 9. Procter & Gamble 10. IBM 11. Amazon 12. Google 13. Microsoft 14. Adobe 15. Cisco 16. Oracle 17. SAP 18. Intel 19. HP 20. Dell 21. Verizon 22. AT&T 23. T-Mobile 24. Walmart 25. Target 26. Home Depot 27. McDonald's 28. Starbucks 29. Nike 30. Apple 31. Facebook 32. Twitter
1. Accenture 2. Deloitte 3. PwC 4. IBM 5. Capgemini 6. KPMG 7. Ernst & Young 8. Infosys 9. Cognizant 10. Wipro 11. Tata Consultancy Services 12. HCL Technologies 13. Genpact 14. Tech Mahindra 15. DXC Technology 16. Atos 17. NTT Data 18. CGI 19. L&T Infotech 20. Hexaware Technologies 21. Mindtree 22. Mphasis 23. Virtusa 24. Syntel 25. Zensar Technologies 26. WNS Global Services 27. Hexaware Technologies 28. Larsen & Toubro Infotech 29. Persistent Systems 30. QuEST Global 31. Sonata Software 32. Zensar Technologies
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