Microsoft Power Automate vs WinAutomation by Softomotive comparison

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We performed a comparison between Microsoft Power Automate and WinAutomation by Softomotive 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.
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"The ease of use and the integration with some of the existing products that we have would be its main takeouts.""I like that Power Automate gives us a connector to be able to connect different data sources or different software.""So far, the tech support has provided me with good enough support and knowledge.""The best part is the automated workflow, which is quite good and easy. It is just drag-and-drop. We are able to create workflows quite quickly. We are able to directly integrate the data that it generates with Power BI dashboards. Its integration is quite good with other Microsoft tools, such as Power BI. The visualization of the data has become helpful for us.""I like the scalability option and the simplicity, the way we can really use the interface to easily scale up.""Technical support is available regionally and it's quite good.""The most valuable features of Microsoft Power Automate are the connectors, such as loops, which make things easier.""The solution offers a lot of documentation and tutorials for users to learn about various aspects and features."

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"WinAutomation is very handy to use, and it has the power to interact with multiple systems, such as SAP, Oracle, or .NET systems.""To me, what's most useful in WinAutomation by Softomotive is that it's quite intuitive, especially because most of the capabilities of the older WinAutomation remain. You also don't need to do or know hard coding, and this is another useful feature of the solution. I also like that WinAutomation by Softomotive integrates very well with Microsoft products, especially Microsoft Office, and this is great news because most companies use Microsoft Office. Having a very good integration with the Microsoft Office suite covers a lot of bases, and is one of the advantages of WinAutomation by Softomotive.""Triggering and scheduling were pretty good. There was no real commitment with WinAutomation because the licensing was very fair and you could trigger bots very easily."

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"On the governance side, there isn't enough documentation on how to govern Power Automate. People just build bespoke automation, which then becomes a problem point for different companies.""I would like more integration with other tools. It integrates well with Microsoft products, but there should be more integration with other platforms and tools, such as chatbots.""Things need to be improved with respect to RPA kinds of solutions.""It would be great if it was able to integrate more with various other platforms. It would make development easier.""The connectors and the integration capability can be improved. Microsoft RPA is a growing platform, and it is not yet particularly mature.""The technical support has room for improvement.""During their merger, some key functions were eliminated which no longer allows it to run independently from the cloud as a standalone for other companies. For example, options to schedule and trigger have been removed. It would be nice to have these capabilities back. The flow and the connectivity between databases and so on is a bit complex as well.""Power Automate is too complicated - it forces you to go through extra tasks instead of streamlining your workflow."

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"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.""They've already improved it, but I guess a testing suite would be nice to be able to test your automations in real time.""What needs improvement in WinAutomation by Softomotive is its stability. Stability is quite important to me. Another area for improvement in the solution is robot scheduling because it's not 100% accurate, in particular, it's 90% accurate. The monitoring of the robot could also be improved because it's not very straightforward, and you have to look in a few places or at least two places which means that monitoring is not a one-glance process."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "We are just using the free products at the moment. We are using the ones that come with the license that we have got."
  • "Microsoft Power Automate is expensive. The full license is quite expensive."
  • "It costs us nothing because we use it on the built-in cost that is a part of our existing license for 365. To use it more extensively, there are different pricing models. Its licensing is complex. It is complex to evaluate the cost in advance. As a result, people don't use it because they don't know what overall cost they are going to incur. There are too many criteria to figure out how much it is going to cost you to use the product to its full extent. Its licensing model should be improved, and the pricing should be more visible and transparent."
  • "Its licensing cost is comparatively less as compared to Automation Anywhere. We have bought a two-year license agreement."
  • "It depends and varies a lot according to the licensing terms. There is no cost to maintain if we have less than 10 forms. Microsoft only charges if there are more than 10 forms. So, most of the companies can survive without paying anything extra. It is included in the Office 365 licensing."
  • "There should be increased transparency about which features attend the pricing."
  • "The price is right. If you have Office 365 It's included."
  • "The license cost could be better."
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  • "My company switched to a monthly payment for the WinAutomation by Softomotive license. I don't have the exact figure, but it roughly amounts to 500 Euros a year which isn't bad."
  • "It had by far the fairest licensing on the market. For the money, you got a very good value."
  • "Comparatively, WinAutomation is cheaper than the other automation tools. When we purchased the license, it was around $50 or $60 per user most probably per month."
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    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.
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    Top Answer:WinAutomation is very handy to use, and it has the power to interact with multiple systems, such as SAP, Oracle, or .NET systems.
    Top Answer:Comparatively, WinAutomation is cheaper than the other automation tools. When we purchased the license, it was around $50 or $60 per user most probably per month.
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    Also Known As
    Power Automate, Microsoft Flow, MS Power Automate
    Softomotive WinAutomation, WinAutomation
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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:

    • SharePoint
    • Microsoft BI
    • Microsoft Office
    • Asana
    • Mailchimp
    • Twitter
    • Trello
    • Google Docs
    • Salesforce
    • OneDrive

    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:

    • Cloud flows: Automations that are triggered by a specific event in the cloud or on-premises, such as an email or a social media post related to your organization.
    • Scheduled flows: As soon as a designated time is reached, a scheduled process is triggered and continues to run until it completes all of its assigned scheduled tasks.
    • Desktop flows: This allows users to automate their desktop by recording their screen. The visual flow designer automates mouse and keyboard clicks. Desktop flows can be used for extracting text from files, retrieving files from folders, and more.
    • Business process flows: This automation can be designed in order for employees with different security roles to have a smooth work experience that best suits the tasks they need to perform.

    A few of the major benefits of Microsoft Power Automate include:

    • Automated processes improve workforce productivity and reduce human error.
    • Streamlined repetitive and time-consuming tasks.
    • Constant access to the solution via the mobile app to create, run, and monitor automated workflows from anywhere at any time.

    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."

    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
    Manufacturing Company18%
    Computer Software Company15%
    Financial Services Firm13%
    Computer Software Company15%
    Financial Services Firm11%
    Comms Service Provider8%
    Manufacturing Company8%
    Computer Software Company17%
    Comms Service Provider11%
    Financial Services Firm10%
    Insurance Company7%
    Company Size
    Small Business34%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise52%
    Small Business18%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise69%
    Small Business62%
    Midsize Enterprise8%
    Large Enterprise31%
    Small Business25%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise59%
    Buyer's Guide
    Microsoft Power Automate vs. WinAutomation by Softomotive
    March 2023
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    Microsoft Power Automate is ranked 2nd in Robotic Process Automation (RPA) with 52 reviews while WinAutomation by Softomotive is ranked 20th in Robotic Process Automation (RPA) with 3 reviews. Microsoft Power Automate is rated 7.6, while WinAutomation by Softomotive is rated 8.4. 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 "Intuitive, integrates well with other products, and doesn't require hard coding". Microsoft Power Automate is most compared with UiPath, Automation Anywhere (AA), Blue Prism, IBM Robotic Process Automation (RPA) and Kofax 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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