2019-12-03T10:44:00Z
it_user434868 - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Director of Delivery at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
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What advice do you have for others considering BotFarm?

If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering BotFarm, what would you say?

How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?

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GD
Technical Analyst at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 5
2022-10-03T13:53:17Z
Oct 3, 2022

I currently work with BotFarm. My company also uses IQ Bot, but it's still in the exploration stage. I'm an end-user or customer of BotFarm. Right now, five thousand two hundred people use BotFarm within the company. The solution isn't that difficult to maintain. My advice to anyone looking into using BotFarm is that it's the same with other products, and it all boils down to whether you can afford the solution or not. My rating for BotFarm, particularly its latest version, is nine out of ten.

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AA
Vice president at KPMG
Reseller
2022-08-15T21:24:23Z
Aug 15, 2022

I would rate this solution a ten out of ten.

SantiagoMartinez - PeerSpot reviewer
VP of Transformation & Innovation at Teleperformance
Real User
Top 10
2022-07-05T21:55:00Z
Jul 5, 2022

I would recommend BotFarm an eight out of ten.

Leo  Porfirio - PeerSpot reviewer
RPA Developer at Telefónica
Real User
Top 20
2022-04-28T21:38:58Z
Apr 28, 2022

I rate BotFarm an eight out of ten.

Amar S - PeerSpot reviewer
Automation Project Manager at a performing arts with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-09-02T08:35:30Z
Sep 2, 2021

I rate BotFarm an eight out of ten.

SS
Senior RPA Developer at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Real User
Top 5
2021-06-18T20:20:00Z
Jun 18, 2021

I am using Automation Anywhere which BotFarm is integrated and comes as a package. In this era, every large company is trying to implement ways to automate their processes using any Robotic Process Automation (RPA) tool. Automation Anywhere comes highly recommended in the market as being very reliable. I would recommend this solution to others. I rate BotFarm a nine out of ten.

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Akshay Pandey - PeerSpot reviewer
Associate Systems Analyst at NSEiT Limited
Real User
Top 5
2021-05-24T09:44:47Z
May 24, 2021

We're partners. I started off with version 11, and currently, I'm working on 11.3.3. There's a new solution, RPA A2019. That's the new version. I have that certification, however, I have no projects for now on that. I'd recommend the solution. Automation Anywhere is a very good solution if you're looking to expand all your work areas. There are lots of businesses out there that say that they don't require this, however, once the solution is implemented using RPA, businesses themselves have a lot of time and resources to expand their research areas. The growth increases exponentially. I'd rate the solution at a nine out of ten.

Rithwik Neelam - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior software Engineer at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 5
2021-05-22T15:03:36Z
May 22, 2021

I would recommend this solution to others. I would advise any of your new developers to start using it as soon as possible, it will be beneficial for them to get started. I rate BotFarm ten out of ten.

PD
Senior Software Engineer at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 10
2021-05-22T13:53:56Z
May 22, 2021

BotFarm by Automation Anywhere is great for building bots. Overall, on a scale from one to ten, I would give BotFarm a rating of eight.

PR
group head it at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-05-19T11:57:02Z
May 19, 2021

Those wanting to implement this solution make sure you have a team that can support you. Getting individuals with the qualified skillsets required has proven to be difficult. I rate BotFarm a seven out of ten.

SS
Senior RPA Developer at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Real User
Top 5
2021-05-19T11:57:00Z
May 19, 2021

Our team consists of around 15 people. I recommend the use of Automation Anywhere, although version 11.3.5 should be chosen, as it contains certain new commands for automation in respects of the share purchase agreement. Automation Anywhere constitutes the latest version and the addition of extra commands makes things much simpler. The previous version required one to automate via scripting and the use of MetaBot. I rate BotFarm as an eight out of ten.

AG
Digital Strategy Manager at a energy/utilities company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-05-07T10:07:00Z
May 7, 2021

We are just a customer. Bot Farm is a cloud solution. We already have A2019, and Bot Farm is one of the products of Automation Anywhere. It's a cloud version we are using and due to it being on the cloud, it is always continuously updated to the latest version. Bot Farm is for firms that have reached a certain level of maturity. You don't require Bot Farm if you are having applications that are not consuming your licenses. It becomes very useful when you have a use case that has spiked the variation in the load. Regardless, you need to do the math correctly to get the ROI associated with the licensing costs, the value, and the use case intended. I'd rate the solution at an eight out of ten.

DB Prabhu - PeerSpot reviewer
Consultant at a tech consulting company with 1-10 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-04-21T17:09:31Z
Apr 21, 2021

If you have a good use case, you should go ahead and use it. Ultimately, it depends on whether you have a good use case. I would rate BotFarm a seven out of ten.

JG
Director at a consultancy with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 10
2021-03-12T16:36:45Z
Mar 12, 2021

We're partners. I am into consulting and my company is in consulting. Overall, I would rate the solution at an eight out of ten. We've largely been satisfied with their level of support and the capabilities, although the deployment could be easier. They have a lot of good features in place. As is typical for many of the RPA technologies, it's important to have a good design in place and that could resolve the development and the deployment.

RR
Manager Technical Solutions Architect at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 10
2020-12-23T13:48:05Z
Dec 23, 2020

I would advise others to do a thorough discovery and walkthrough of processes and then decide based on what suits their requirements. Sometimes people think that they can go to a pure cloud model, hybrid model, or on-premises model, but they should first identify the requirements and processes. They should go for what is required for their organization's needs. They shouldn't go for BotFarm just because it is good. It should also meet their needs. I would rate BotFarm an eight out of ten. It is a good and evolving technology, and it can be very helpful for different business operations. I have good words for Automation Anywhere and BotFarm.

CJ
Managing Director at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Real User
Top 10
2020-12-18T12:36:48Z
Dec 18, 2020

I would recommend this solution to anyone who is interested in using it. I would rate BotFarm an eight out of ten.

NN
Deputy General Manager - IT at a pharma/biotech company with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
Top 10
2020-12-11T11:50:14Z
Dec 11, 2020

We're just customers. We're using the latest version of the solution right now. I would recommend the solution to other companies if they are looking at an extensive integration across the tech stack within their organization. I would advise that if a company seriously considers the product, that they speak really clearly with Automation Anywhere. They need to ensure that their company will have the support they need, and if they do, they should consider proceeding. Overall, we've been happy with the solution. I would rate it at a nine out of ten.

Jhon Jimenez - PeerSpot reviewer
Technological Architect Director at PersonalSoft
Real User
2020-11-10T07:34:42Z
Nov 10, 2020

We are a consulting services provider. We are working on automation. Often deal with public cloud and hybrid deployment models. Overall, I'd rate the solution ten out of ten.

Nayeem  Mohammed - PeerSpot reviewer
Program Manager - IA at Proven Consult
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2020-11-06T15:09:47Z
Nov 6, 2020

We're business partners with Automation Anywhere. In our factory, we do not work hands-on on the development tasks or the day-to-day activity. I tend to supervise and manage the RPA programs. I'd recommend the solution. It's a good application, and it's a stable one. As a company, if you feel that your ROI is pretty high and with Automation Anywhere you are able to achieve the desired ROI that you are looking for, then I would definitely say Automation Anywhere is a very good solution to adopt. Overall, I would rate the solution eight out of ten.

NN
Technical Lead at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
2020-10-04T06:40:27Z
Oct 4, 2020

We pay approximately $15,000 USD per year.

AshishTyagi - PeerSpot reviewer
Solutions Architect at PureSoftware Ltd
Real User
2020-07-23T07:58:00Z
Jul 23, 2020

It’s hard to give any advice without seeing the project you are working with. If you want to purchase any RPA tool, then I’d have to check the project or your process so that I can identify the requirement and I can see which product will completely fulfill your requirement. Make sure to choose your solution based completely on the project you wish to automate. In other words, I can’t give you any direct answer. If you’re automating a web application, then I would use UiPath. If you’re also automating their applications but you have to automate PDFs as well, then I would definitely choose Automation Anywhere, but the selection of the tool is completely based on the project you wish to automate. I am rating Automation Anywhere 7.5 out of 10 in terms of their activity. Sometimes, when I am in the middle of something, I experience issues or my work gets stuck. This rating is based on my three years of experience with Automation Anywhere. Although they give very good support, I still wasted a lot of time because of the above mentioned issues. So, for this reason, I am giving Automation Anywhere a rating of 7.5 out of 10.

SB
Program Manager at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Real User
2020-06-17T10:55:59Z
Jun 17, 2020

I would rate this solution a seven out of ten.

GN
VP Software Engineering at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
2020-06-17T10:55:58Z
Jun 17, 2020

Automation Anywhere is the leading RPA solution right now. At this point, it is too early for me to officially recommend it. However, at this moment, based on what I have seen so far, I recommend it. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

Shantanu Chande - PeerSpot reviewer
Lead Project Engineer at Peristent Systems
Real User
2020-06-08T06:11:06Z
Jun 8, 2020

My advice for anybody who is considering this solution is to have a proof of concept first. It is important because it may be that some of the features required by the client are not included in BotFarm. As this is a very user-friendly product, it can scale into the organization once the PoC is complete. I would rate this solution a seven out of ten.

Ben Huang - PeerSpot reviewer
Founder at BSDC PTE. LTD.
Real User
2020-04-19T07:40:00Z
Apr 19, 2020

It is a good solution. I would recommend it. I would rate it an eight out of ten. To make it a ten it should be more user-friendly. The community version should also be more stable. It should allow the user to directly download and install without the need to deploy through the SAS system. They should also have more video material and guidelines.

VK
Senior Software Engineer at FIS
Real User
2020-02-02T10:42:12Z
Feb 2, 2020

My advice to anybody who is implementing this solution is to carefully consider what it is that you need to do because it requires planning. With the correctly planning, the RPA deployment will be stable. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

Sachin-Arora - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Vice President at Inspira Enterprise
Real User
2020-01-29T11:22:00Z
Jan 29, 2020

This is a product that I recommend and we will be moving to the cloud version in the future. My advice to anybody who is considering this solution is to first check your prerequisites in terms of hardware and system requirements that are needed for the installation. This is important. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

VivekMishra - PeerSpot reviewer
AVP, Technology & Solutions at Cygnet
Real User
2020-01-26T09:26:00Z
Jan 26, 2020

Overall, this is a pretty good product and nobody else in the market is providing RPA at this level. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

it_user1261617 - PeerSpot reviewer
Sr. Solution Support Consultant CMA-CGM Serving Notice Period at CMA CGM
Real User
2020-01-22T12:45:00Z
Jan 22, 2020

We use the cloud deployment model. Currently, we're just doing the migration process. After that, we'll merge with Logic Farm too. The trouble we ran into was that we downloaded the Bot and we were using a manual batch of the downloader. We ran into trouble with customer support as well. I'd rate the solution nine out of ten.

SP
Sr. Director at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Real User
2020-01-22T12:44:00Z
Jan 22, 2020

From a technical standpoint, you need to be careful with the UI application. There might be issues with it in cases where object recognition is going to be tougher. I would definitely look at what the UI interface needs in order to be automated from a UI perspective. Be careful with what you choose. I would rate this product a nine out of 10.

SN
Senior Principal Consultant at a computer software company with 5,001-10,000 employees
MSP
2019-12-30T06:00:00Z
Dec 30, 2019

I am hoping that once the entire concept of 2019 BotFarm is released, they will have a proper structure of monetization in place. We are hoping that the bots would be much more value-driven rather than just showcase capabilities. My advice for anybody who is implementing this solution is to understand the scalability, number one. They need to know what they are looking for. Then, user requirements are important. We've tried the lifecycle of the bots for research and we've found that you need to align it and integrate it with the insights from the performance engine, which is behind the scenes and gives insights from the bots. From the holistic standpoint of the product offering, there are a lot of things that need to be done. I don't think that the platform really enables you to do the structuring and handle business use cases in a seamless manner. Anybody should be able to pick this up and find insights. Right now, this is a micromanagement-based product. I would rate this solution a six out of ten.

SR
Digital Transformation Specialist at a healthcare company with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
2019-12-03T10:44:00Z
Dec 3, 2019

We're using the enterprise version of the solution and an unfinished deployment model. I'd rate the solution six out of ten. To give it a higher rating, the solution needs to boost its public services and machine capabilities. In terms of advice, I'd give to others considering implementation, I'd say that they need to trust the methods. Consider things early to find the gaps properly.

Related Questions
Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Service Delivery Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Oct 3, 2022
Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with BotFarm. What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?
2 out of 32 answers
SR
Digital Transformation Specialist at a healthcare company with 501-1,000 employees
Dec 3, 2019
The stability needs to be improved.
SN
Senior Principal Consultant at a computer software company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Dec 30, 2019
I think that the governance framework is completely missing from this solution and something needs to be done about it. Other products are ahead of BotFarm in this regard. Having the validation of the bots is something that can be improved. Pricing for this solution can be better. I would like to have access to self-service support.
it_user434868 - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Director of Delivery at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Oct 3, 2022
Hi Everyone, What do you like most about BotFarm? Thanks for sharing your thoughts with the community!
2 out of 33 answers
SR
Digital Transformation Specialist at a healthcare company with 501-1,000 employees
Dec 3, 2019
The solution is easy to use and easy to apply.
SN
Senior Principal Consultant at a computer software company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Dec 30, 2019
The entire backend system structure is something that I found really valuable.
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