SAP Process Orchestration vs Tungsten RPA comparison

 

Comparison Buyer's Guide

Executive Summary
 

Categories and Ranking

SAP Process Orchestration
Average Rating
8.2
Number of Reviews
28
Ranking in other categories
Business-to-Business Middleware (1st)
Tungsten RPA
Average Rating
7.4
Number of Reviews
24
Ranking in other categories
Robotic Process Automation (RPA) (12th)
 

Mindshare comparison

As of July 2024, in the Business-to-Business Middleware category, the mindshare of SAP Process Orchestration is 8.1%, down from 13.7% compared to the previous year. The mindshare of Tungsten RPA is 0.6%, up from 0.4% compared to the previous year. It is calculated based on PeerSpot user engagement data.
Business-to-Business Middleware
Unique Categories:
No other categories found
Robotic Process Automation (RPA)
1.3%
 

Featured Reviews

Shashank ShekharSingh - PeerSpot reviewer
Mar 9, 2023
Highly scalable solution that fulfils the need for connectivity mediation
I primarily use Process Orchestration for integration Process Orchestration fulfils the need for middleware to mediate types of connectivity. Process Orchestration doesn't provide authentication for data sent to us, meaning we have to rely on client certificate-based or basic authentication.…
RR
Jan 18, 2023
The solution handles batch processing efficiently
I rate Kofax seven out of 10 for ease of setup. Setting up Kofax isn't always straightforward, but it's not overly complex. It's in the middle. The average deployment time is hard to pin down. It's part of our ABN NAMRO infrastructure, which prevents us from doing things quickly. The time it takes isn't due to Kofax. Everything needs to be optimized based on internal procedures, etc. Generally, it isn't a big issue for us.We do everything in-house with a platform team of around six people that handles maintenance, lifecycle management, etc. The maintenance consists of updating the infrastructure and installing new applications. Sometimes our accounts raise vulnerabilities that need attention, but they're usually minor.

Quotes from Members

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

Pros

"Process Orchestration fulfils the need for middleware to mediate types of connectivity."
"It is a scalable solution."
"The most valuable feature is the seamless integration with backend systems."
"The solution's technical support is good."
"In my opinion, SAP PO is the most mature suite of tools to integrate processes across SAP environments at this moment. It's really unbeatable because it allows you to integrate whatever scenarios you can imagine."
"The initial setup was straightforward."
"It provides essential features such as continuous monitoring of all interfaces are crucial for our needs."
"I rate the product's setup phase a nine on a scale of one to ten, where one is difficult and ten is easy since it is a very easy process."
"The OCR was quite stable and flexible."
"Kofax RPA's best feature is its high success percentage in picking up information from documents, especially where the DPI is really low."
"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 drag and drop functionality is quite good."
"It is very simple and easy to learn compared to any other RPA tools such as UiPath, Automation Anywhere and Blue Prism."
"The product provides end-to-end solutions for different business problems."
"The pricing of the solution is quite good."
"The solution is scalable."
 

Cons

"Data modeling is an area of concern in the product where improvements are required."
"It requires some maintenance."
"The older version of the solution will no longer be supported."
"The cloud capability features need improvement."
"The product roadmap suggests it will approach the end of support in several years, and a lot of innovations are now implemented by SAP not in SAP PO, but in SAP Integration Suite, hence, the platform is stable, but doesn't receive a lot of new features in recent updates."
"We encounter challenges while connecting to MQTT and MQDD adapters."
"The solution could be more scalable."
"It is not a scalable solution for the cloud. I would not recommend this for the cloud."
"The scalability has room for improvement."
"I would like to see them further enhance the OCR, specifically in the multi-language support."
"This product has room for improvement in support of aviation. The interface could be improved in the next release."
"The product needs more AI capabilities."
"I'd like to see a recording function and a more simple interface."
"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."
"Exception handling needs to be improved."
"The technical support must be improved."
 

Pricing and Cost Advice

"The solution is highly-priced."
"The price of SAP Process Orchestration was reasonable."
"The pricing depends on what type of client you are with SAP and the contract you have. There is a licensing cost that needs to be paid."
"Looking at market conditions, vendors nowadays are giving products at very low price levels. However, SAP Process Orchestration have not yet reduced their prices. The prices could be reduced a lot to stay competitive."
"There are fees in addition to the licensing."
"The pricing for this solution is fine."
"The license is a one-time payment, and additional costs are only incurred on the infrastructure side since it's an on-premise solution."
"My company deals with different pricing models of the product, according to which we don't pay for the solution directly, but we do pay for the maintenance part."
"I give the price of the solution a six out of ten."
"The normal price for an on-premises license is €50,000. That's the price for one robot license. You can have more than one robot license but only one can be run at any one time. I believe the cost of adding a second robot is around €14,000."
"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."
"Kofax's prices are pretty reasonable."
"Kofax RPA's licensing costs are yearly and expensive."
"The pricing model for automation solutions like Automation Anywhere, UiPath, and Microsoft Power Platform is subscription-based, where costs are calculated based on factors such as the number of hours used and the scale of automation required.......With Kofax, you purchase a license upfront, and that's all you need. You can create as many automation workflows as you require without additional costs for individual use cases."
"Kofax RPA is moderately priced but expensive in comparison to UiPath and Power Automate."
"The cost depends on the number of licenses and the number of RPAs."
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Top Industries

By visitors reading reviews
Computer Software Company
15%
Manufacturing Company
15%
Financial Services Firm
7%
Energy/Utilities Company
7%
Financial Services Firm
14%
Computer Software Company
13%
Manufacturing Company
9%
Government
7%
 

Company Size

By reviewers
Large Enterprise
Midsize Enterprise
Small Business
 

Questions from the Community

What do you like most about SAP Process Orchestration?
It provides essential features such as continuous monitoring of all interfaces are crucial for our needs.
What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for SAP Process Orchestration?
We subscribe to annual licenses, and the competitive license cost is reasonable. We find that the cost is even more affordable compared to other options available in the market.
What needs improvement with SAP Process Orchestration?
Implementing changes and introducing new interfaces in Process Orchestration should have been more straightforward. The current system is burdened with a heavy load and has become overly complex, m...
What do you like most about Kofax RPA?
You can automate browsing tasks without needing a server connection. The platform provides its browser, allowing you to run anything inside it.
What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for Kofax RPA?
Previously, Tungsten RPA offered perpetual licenses, but now it has a subscription-based model for more flexibility, similar to the Microsoft developer platform.
What needs improvement with Kofax RPA?
Tungsten RPA features enhanced desktop automation capabilities, improved Active Directory integration, and upgraded recorder functionality. These updates will be available in the upcoming release. ...
 

Also Known As

SAP NetWeaver Process Integration, NetWeaver Process Integration
Kofax RPA, Kofax Kapow, Kapow
 

Overview

 

Sample Customers

Lenovo, Dansk Supermarked A/S, Ego Pharmaceuticals Pty. Ltd, Kaeser Kompressoren
Aetna, BNP Paribas, Citi, Goldman Sachs, HSBC, ING, Aviva, Humana, Willis, Merck, University Hospitals, CardinalHealth, American Red Cross, Alegri, Capita
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