Hi PeerSpot users,
We had a customer who has been using colonies for process mining. They are interested in long-term prices with UiPath. But first, they would like to do some experiments.
Can UiPath support the SaaS model as other competitors do?
Thanks for your help!
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Co-founder and CEO at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Oct 5, 2021
Hi Shibu, a new concept within the RPAaaS, besides being available from the cloud, is pay for what you use.
Still most platforms provide the 24x7 availability of agents which for SMB are too expensive. AutomationEdge, which is considered a contender in the 2021 PEAK analysis from Everest, has an option to pay by chunks of minutes and/or chunks of operations, in case of IT automation, per month.
My years of experience with Uipath and SAP is a key factor for the completion of projects in automation, sales, human resources departments and in general in all areas.
In the automation area, it is very common for users to want to automate processes without the help of specialized tools and it is a very big mistake that we must avoid, trying to do a job only with tools like Excel.
It can be...
Director of Community at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Aug 26, 2021
Hi @Madison Sophia Bennett,
You have mentioned integration between automatic tools and Excel.
In your opinion, what other popular software should be integrated (or have already been integrated) with leading RPA tools to be used by an HR department? What about a sales department?
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
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.
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...
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
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.