2021-08-12T08:38:00Z
Netanya Carmi - PeerSpot reviewer
Content Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
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How do I choose between UiPath and Microsoft Power Automate?

UiPath and Microsoft Power Automate? What is the bottom line?

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2021-08-19T07:24:32Z
Aug 19, 2021

Microsoft‌ ‌Power‌ ‌Automate‌ ‌is‌ ‌intuitive‌ ‌and‌ ‌easy‌ ‌to‌ ‌integrate‌ ‌and‌ ‌use.‌ ‌I‌ ‌like‌ ‌that‌ ‌there‌ ‌is‌ ‌no‌ ‌coding‌ ‌experience‌ ‌necessary,‌ ‌and‌ ‌appreciate‌ ‌the‌ ‌automated‌ ‌workflow‌ ‌and‌ ‌drag-and-drop‌ ‌functionality.‌ ‌I‌ ‌found‌ ‌the‌ ‌solution‌ ‌to‌ ‌be‌ ‌very‌ ‌stable‌ ‌and‌ ‌reliable,‌ ‌which‌ ‌is‌ ‌not‌ ‌necessarily‌ ‌the‌ ‌case‌ ‌with‌ ‌UiPath.‌ ‌I‌ ‌like‌ ‌that‌ ‌Power‌ ‌Automate‌ ‌has‌ ‌a‌ ‌90-day‌ ‌trial‌ ‌period.‌ ‌I‌ ‌think‌ ‌that’s‌ ‌more‌ ‌realistic‌ ‌than‌ ‌30‌ ‌days‌ ‌in‌ ‌terms‌ ‌of‌ ‌deciding‌ ‌whether‌ ‌the‌ ‌solution‌ ‌is‌ ‌right‌ ‌for‌ ‌me.‌ ‌The‌ ‌pricing‌ ‌of‌ ‌both‌ ‌solutions‌ ‌is‌ ‌reasonable,‌ ‌but‌ ‌it’s‌ ‌a‌ ‌benefit‌ ‌that‌ ‌Power‌ ‌Automate‌ ‌comes‌ ‌included‌ ‌with‌ ‌Office‌ ‌365‌ ‌and‌ ‌therefore‌ ‌there‌ ‌is‌ ‌no‌ ‌additional‌ ‌licensing‌ ‌fee.‌ ‌There‌ ‌seems‌ ‌to‌ ‌be‌ ‌a‌ ‌bit‌ ‌of‌ ‌a‌ ‌feature‌ ‌gap‌ ‌between‌ ‌Power‌ ‌Automate‌ ‌and‌ ‌other‌ ‌RPA‌ ‌solutions,‌ ‌which‌ ‌might‌ ‌be‌ ‌more‌ ‌mature.‌ ‌ ‌UiPath‌ ‌helps‌ ‌to‌ ‌prevent‌ ‌human‌ ‌error‌ ‌and‌ ‌offers‌ ‌excellent‌ ‌data‌ ‌quality.‌ ‌I‌ ‌like‌ ‌the‌ ‌ability‌ ‌it‌ ‌has‌ ‌to‌ ‌“set‌ ‌and‌ ‌forget.”‌ ‌I‌ ‌also‌ ‌really‌ ‌appreciate‌ ‌the‌ ‌UiPath‌ ‌community‌ ‌and‌ ‌the‌ ‌ability‌ ‌to‌ ‌interact‌ ‌with‌ ‌and‌ ‌ask‌ ‌questions‌ ‌of‌ ‌other‌ ‌users.‌ ‌ ‌


Conclusions‌ ‌Which‌ ‌option‌ ‌you‌ ‌ultimately‌ ‌choose‌ ‌may‌ ‌have‌ ‌a‌ ‌lot‌ ‌to‌ ‌do‌ ‌with‌ ‌what‌ ‌ecosystem‌ ‌you‌ ‌would‌ ‌like‌ ‌it‌ ‌to‌ ‌integrate‌ ‌with.‌ ‌Power‌ ‌Automate‌ ‌integrates‌ ‌better‌ ‌with‌ ‌Microsoft‌ ‌while‌ ‌UiPath‌ ‌integrates‌ ‌better‌ ‌with‌ ‌other‌ ‌solutions

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Celestine - PeerSpot reviewer
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2021-08-23T03:57:23Z
Aug 23, 2021

I could see some points being covered in the previous reply. 


In my opinion, I would go with a solution that meets my needs. If it is plain and simple RPA and you have office 365 it is okay to try with Power Automate and decide. 


If there is complex processing involved, I would prefer trying both solutions to make the decision. 


UiPath is obviously much more mature. In my opinion, Power Automate may have a simple drag and drop for Microsoft products but getting that work with other than Microsoft products may need more skills compared to UiPath. 


I may be wrong as I'm not a practitioner of either one of the platforms. 

Michael Wilczynska - PeerSpot reviewer
Managing Director at Wianco OTT Robotics GmbH
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2022-01-10T11:33:01Z
Jan 10, 2022

If you have a hammer, everything is a nail...


That is why we often see RPA developers talking about their used RPA solutions like there is nothing better on the market...


If you really want to know, which solution fits best into your automation strategy, ask the companies that used your suggested solutions and maybe switched to a completely different one, for good reasons, because this will reveal the real pros and cons.


If you are interested, I can provide you the contact to a project manager in the RPA space at one of the big 4 companies and he might provide you a "look behind the curtain" of what they now use, even though they already partnered with the so-called big RPA players before...

Sahil Sharmaa - PeerSpot reviewer
Sr. Associate Technologies L2 at Publicis Groupe
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2021-09-06T12:08:18Z
Sep 6, 2021

It depends on your infrastructure and on the kind of projects you are looking to Automate.

If most of the process within your organisation heavily rely on the microsoft eco sysytems and are not too complex in terms of steps, then the easiest and the best solution to use for automation would be Microsoft Power Automate. The key thing here is that at least 50% of the steps need to be using MS excel, word,outlook or office 365 apps in some way to achieve the end results.

However, if your processes requires the use of multiple applications both native (desktop based) or online , then the best automation solution would be UiPath. This product excels at GUI based automations, Citrix based automations and also provides you with a lot of flexibility in incorporating other solutions

Bottom line.. for small/medium complexity solutions which use microsoft eco-system , its MS power automate.

Else UiPath would be a better choice in all other scenarios

Emilio Valle - PeerSpot reviewer
PROGRAMMER at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
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2022-02-03T19:00:49Z
Feb 3, 2022

My point of view: to be honest, I have been working just with UiPath. Also, I tried to use Microsoft Power Automate twice. However, it was a little bit different, so I didn't like it.


UiPath really works for me and, of course, for the company.


You can try both products to check which one fits better. 


Microsoft Power Automate provides 90 days trial, and UiPath you can use the community version that allows you to try it. The only thing is that you can't schedule a bot.

Hope this helps.

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