Microsoft Power Automate vs UiPath comparison

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Executive Summary
Updated on Mar 6, 2024

UiPath and Microsoft Power Automate offer extensive automation capabilities, seamless integration with other systems, and competitive pricing. UiPath is praised for its user-friendly interface and robust security measures, while Microsoft Power Automate is commended for its diverse range of pre-built connectors and customizable options.

  • Features: UiPath is valued for its user-friendly interface, extensive automation capabilities, seamless integration, and robust security measures. Microsoft Power Automate is praised for its ease of automation, workflow streamlining, application integration, notifications, and time-saving features. Additionally, Power Automate offers a wide range of pre-built connectors and customizable options.
  • Room for improvement: While both platforms have areas for improvement, such as enhancing user interface and performance, the choice between UiPath and Microsoft Power Automate ultimately depends on the specific needs and preferences of the user.
  • Deployment: UiPath users suggest that the spent about three months on deployment and a week on setup, while others spend a week on both. Reviews for Microsoft Power Automate indicate varying timeframes, with some users taking three months for deployment and others only a week, with an additional week for setup.
  • Customer support: Users have praised UiPath and Microsoft Power Automate for their excellent customer service and support. They have commended the promptness and effectiveness of the teams, as well as their knowledge and helpfulness in resolving issues.
  • Pricing and ROI: Both solutions accommodate different business needs with their flexible licensing options, but UiPath users have reported a more favorable return on investment regarding cost savings, productivity improvement, and workflow streamlining. Microsoft Power Automate users expressed satisfaction with its automation capabilities, efficiency, and seamless integration with various applications. The platform's flexibility, user-friendly interface, and range of pre-built connectors were also commended.

The summary above is based on over 100 recent interviews with UiPath and Microsoft Power Automate users. To access the review's full transcripts, download our comparison report.

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Q&A Highlights
Question: Which one to choose, Power Automate or UiPath, for unattended and attended bots implementation for a simple RPA use case?
Answer: Uipath
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"I have found the scheduling and email notifications features to very good compared to other RPA tools I have used.""Technical support is responsive.""Microsoft Power Automate offers over 200 connectors that enhance the user experience.""It has a gamut of things. Power Automate is easy to configure. It is more for a citizen developer. It is low code/no code. It is one of the easiest tools when it comes to configuration. By default, we have a lot of Microsoft products on our laptops or desktops. So, it is very easy to configure the remaining products.""The approval feature is the most important feature. We also use the flow history feature. It is a very useful product as compared to other products. We can automate easily when a list is updated. We can also handle approval-related issues and integrate it with emails.""In just in one click, we can see any documentation, etc., that we need. It makes it very easy to navigate.""The most valuable features of Microsoft Power Automate are the connectors, such as loops, which make things easier.""The program requires no code making it very easy to implement various functions."

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"I found the Library option as most valuable because first, we can avoid the development of the same task again by developing and publishing a task as an activity into the Orchestrator, and second, in case of any changes required, the developer can make the required changes and republish in the Orchestrator with the new version.""The most valuable aspect is its ease of use.""It's low code/no code which makes it very easy to work with.""It took us only about two days of man-hours to build it out. Thus, it is easily implemented, programmed, and deployed. The ease of use and implementation together are a huge value-add and time saver to any organization.""It's a complete ecosystem. It has everything you need.""The product helps us establish and maintain best practices while simplifying workflows.""UiPath has helped reduce human error.""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."

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"When you are doing desktop automation, they do not have a clear structure to create the code.""Power Automate is too complicated - it forces you to go through extra tasks instead of streamlining your workflow.""The solution is not actually satisfying the complex programs that we want to execute.""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.""Technical support needs to be able to respond quickly to queries. Right now, they are much too slow.""The connectors and the integration capability can be improved. Microsoft RPA is a growing platform, and it is not yet particularly mature.""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.""There should be a comprehensive or enterprise level of application to provide the cognitive AI, and there should be orchestration so that I can control all the robots on one station. The other tools are currently providing these features."

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"Usually, what happens is whenever we talk to a business stakeholder, the first concern is data security. And the moment that you talk about a bot in an unattended fashion going and reading the data source, concerns arise since there's not much control at a certain point.""It would also be great to have UiPath Insights included in the free Orchestrator. The Insights module is currently only available for paid licenses. It would be great for developers to have it included in the free version, because then we could try it out.""They still need some improvement in their new version of UiPath Studio, called StudioX, to improve design for Excel and email automation work.""Studio is a bit overwhelming in the beginning. They could get add some details, but not so many, into the foundation training. I've seen StudioX and loved the colors. Please get the colors into Studio. I loved the flow and that you got all these activities and colors too. It was so much easier. It was visually easier to understand where to click. It was really user-friendly.""Governance has room for improvement but that's more of a cultural thing. It depends on your company. We have the reference architecture that we have in place, but it's easy for someone to say, "Okay, I need to make an adjustment here outside of that reference architecture." Because it's so easy for them to do that, they leave the company now that a non-compliant bot is out there running a production process, we need to be able to rank that in. There needs to be footwork that we have to do as an organization for my team as opposed to a true problem with the platform.""Sometimes it takes time to provide results.""The training could be improved by clarifying more and more at every step.""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
  • "This solution is bundled with our Office 365, so there is no additional licensing fee."
  • "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."
  • "This solution is reasonably priced and offers a free trial period."
  • "There are many different ways to license it."
  • "There is flexibility in pricing."
  • "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."
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  • "It costs much less and it does much more than the competitors' solutions."
  • "The pricing differs on the requirements. If there is a huge purchase, then we get a discount. There is not a fixed pricing of the product."
  • "If you want to do a demo trial, it is a 30 days free."
  • "The community edition is completely free. Then, people say, "There is nothing to lose, let me try it.""
  • "There are operational benefits in terms of time savings and user satisfaction of not having to do menial, repetitive tasks."
  • "Traditionally, Automation Anywhere and Blue Prism are the biggest things competing against UiPath. Those are usually what most of the clients lean towards, if they see a cheaper licensing option. Clients choose UiPath because it's easier to deploy and learn within their teams."
  • "We saw ROI in 15 days."
  • "They give it away in the community edition for free, so I use it at home."
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    Answers from the Community
    Questions from the Community
    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 »
    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: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, leadership… more »
    Top Answer:The most valuable features of UiPath are test automation, test suite, test manager, and document understanding.
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    Also Known As
    Power Automate, Microsoft Flow, MS Power Automate, WinAutomation by Softomotive, ProcessRobot by Softomotive
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    Microsoft Power Automate is a powerful tool that streamlines and automates tasks within an organization. 

    It is used for workflow automation, data integration, and creating automated notifications and approvals. 

    Power Automate connects different applications and services, such as SharePoint, Excel, and Outlook, to automate data transfer and synchronization. 

    UiPath is a user-friendly automation software that streamlines business processes by automating repetitive tasks. It offers extensive automation capabilities, seamless integration with other systems, and robust security measures. 

    Users appreciate its intuitive design, ease of use, and ability to automate complex workflows. 

    Its seamless integration with various applications ensures smooth data exchange and enhances workflow management, while strong security measures protect sensitive data and maintain compliance with industry standards.

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    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
    Top Industries
    Computer Software Company24%
    Financial Services Firm17%
    Manufacturing Company13%
    Financial Services Firm13%
    Computer Software Company12%
    Manufacturing Company10%
    Financial Services Firm19%
    Computer Software Company14%
    Manufacturing Company8%
    Healthcare Company6%
    Computer Software Company15%
    Financial Services Firm14%
    Manufacturing Company8%
    Company Size
    Small Business38%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise49%
    Small Business20%
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    Large Enterprise67%
    Small Business24%
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    Large Enterprise62%
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    Large Enterprise65%
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    Microsoft Power Automate vs. UiPath
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    Microsoft Power Automate is ranked 2nd in Robotic Process Automation (RPA) with 123 reviews while UiPath is ranked 1st in Robotic Process Automation (RPA) with 763 reviews. Microsoft Power Automate is rated 7.8, while UiPath is rated 8.8. The top reviewer of Microsoft Power Automate writes "Provides valuable integration with other Microsoft tools". On the other hand, the top reviewer of UiPath writes "Facilitates end-to-end automation, has good AI and document understanding capabilities, and saves us costs previously spent on manual tasks". Microsoft Power Automate is most compared with Automation Anywhere (AA), Blue Prism, IBM Robotic Process Automation (RPA), Fortra's Automate and Tungsten RPA, whereas UiPath is most compared with Automation Anywhere (AA), Blue Prism, Robocorp, Pega Robotic Process Automation and Tungsten RPA. See our Microsoft Power Automate vs. UiPath report.

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