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Pros
"The connectors are a very good feature.""The most valuable features are that it is low-code and simple.""The whole platform seamlessly integrates well.""Overall, it is a great service at the given price. It is very modern, and it integrates in a great way with pretty much anything. It is also fast.""It's an intuitive product. It's not overly technical.""Its usability is very valuable because it has a quite simple flow. It is very user-friendly. It provides you templates. I started learning with the help of Teams templates, and then I started providing them. It is always good to start with a template so that you understand how it works. Its branches are quite user-friendly. You can put expressions in it. It allows you to link and test the flow so that you can check whether everything is running properly. From a business standpoint, Power Automate is quite good for a non-tech person. It is not like Java, HTML, or C++, which are very developer-driven. Power Automate is a more business-oriented kind of tool.""The most valuable feature is the ability and ease of linking multiple connectors within the same flow.""It is a great solution for simple automation activities or simple automation of simple tasks. It is also integrated with Office 365. Integration is an absolute breeze with any RPA software."

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"The technical support is good.""The most valuable feature is the ability to integrate across multiple systems.""The best feature is that it doesn't require any other connectivity.""The solution is very easy to use. It's a code three platform that works very easily with documents to create custom automations.""This product has an easy-to-use interface with nice detail in the features.""The most valuable feature is that you can run multiple automations at the same time, in parallel.""I find WinAutomation's linear approach to the code and function calling valuable."

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"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 solution lacks maturity.""Their OCR capabilities are not as evolved as the other tools.""The solution could have more integration with different platforms.""Not suitable for connecting other applications like browsers and third party applications.""It is mostly integrated with the Microsoft environment. Unlike UiPath, we cannot really use external tools with Microsoft Power Automate. There should be a possibility to integrate it with external tools or systems.""Sometimes, Microsoft changes the game rules, and the free tools are no longer free, which makes it too hard to explain to customers. It is a SaaS service, so the cost is calculated based on the execution hours. However, we don't know the background of this cost because we cannot touch the infrastructure. They can be more open to developers or customers about this. The infrastructure part must be open for the customers.""Tech support could be more hands-on. Right now, they simply direct users to documentation instead of directly dealing with issues."

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"The stability of the product is not very good and can even fail with simple projects.""It should work better for Angular websites, as it has a lot of problems.""The OCR functionality needs to be improved.""WinAutomation is scalable to a certain extent. I would rate it seven for the scalability, which could be better. Softomotive is better scalable than WinAutomation in this regard.""One of the challenges is dealing with OCR text recognition.""The solution could use some more advanced AI tools. It's one of the solution's only weaknesses.""There is a limitation in setting up loops, where it does not support multiple conditions."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "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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  • "This solution is reasonably priced and offers a free trial period."
  • "This is a cost-effective RPA solution."
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    Questions from the Community
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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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    ProcessRobot (Softomotive) and WDG were very promising. They were adding niche features such as chatbots with IVR support etc. Now, after their acquisition by Microsoft and IBM respectively, their… more »
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    Hey! That's a great question to ask. While I'm biased and use Kryon for RPA, I do have a colleague who has worked with Softomotive before. Here are a few pros and cons:  The pros: -The work is made… more »
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    I find WinAutomation's linear approach to the code and function calling valuable.
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    Also Known As
    Power Automate, Microsoft Flow, MS Power Automate
    Softomotive WinAutomation, WinAutomation
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    Overview

    Microsoft Flow is now Power Automate—a versatile automation platform that integrates seamlessly with hundreds of apps and services.

    WinAutomation provided by Softomotive is the world’s best desktop automation tool and provides a powerful, robust and easy to use Windows-based platform for building software robots.

    WinAutomation brings the benefits of Robotic Process Automation to your desktop. It offers the most powerful, robust and easy to use Windows-based software that allows you to automate routine and repetitive tasks. WinAutomation helps you reduce costs and improve the overall speed and accuracy of business processes.

    WinAutomation can automate ANY windows-based task you can imagine

    Augment your own work by automating time consuming, repetitive tasks and free up valuable time for more value-added activities. WinAutomation can automate simple administrative tasks, involving simple data transfer between systems, to complex business processes and workflows. Interact with any Desktop or Web Applications, send e-mails, work with all kinds of documents and folders, search for images on the screen, work with FTPs, databases, MSOffice products and much-much more.

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    Sample Customers
    SNCF, Air France, Avanade
    xerox, harris&ford, JDM Wealth Management, Fetter Group
    Top Industries
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    Manufacturing Company19%
    Computer Software Company11%
    Transportation Company7%
    Government7%
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    Computer Software Company25%
    Comms Service Provider19%
    Financial Services Firm7%
    Energy/Utilities Company6%
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    Computer Software Company28%
    Comms Service Provider25%
    Financial Services Firm6%
    Government4%
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    Small Business33%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise55%
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    Midsize Enterprise12%
    Large Enterprise70%
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    Midsize Enterprise10%
    Large Enterprise30%
    Find out what your peers are saying about Microsoft Power Automate vs. WinAutomation by Softomotive and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
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    Microsoft Power Automate is ranked 3rd in Robotic Process Automation (RPA) with 63 reviews while WinAutomation by Softomotive is ranked 15th in Robotic Process Automation (RPA) with 7 reviews. Microsoft Power Automate is rated 7.6, while WinAutomation by Softomotive is rated 7.4. The top reviewer of Microsoft Power Automate writes "Very user-friendly and easy to use but requires better user training at first". On the other hand, the top reviewer of WinAutomation by Softomotive writes "You can build your RPA solutions with this easy-to-use product but the stability is questionable". Microsoft Power Automate is most compared with UiPath, Automation Anywhere (AA), Blue Prism, Kofax RPA and Nintex RPA, whereas WinAutomation by Softomotive is most compared with UiPath, ProcessRobot by Softomotive, Automation Anywhere (AA), VisualCron and Blue Prism. See our Microsoft Power Automate vs. WinAutomation by Softomotive report.

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