2021-12-21T09:04:00Z
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Which one to choose, Power Automate or UiPath, for unattended and attended bots implementation for a simple RPA use case?

Hi community,

I work at a Construction company (size: over 10,000 employees).

Currently, we're considering these 2 RPA tools: Power Automate and UiPath.

Requirements:

  1. Feature richness, product roadmap and industry adoptions are priority decision makers for us.
  2. A simple RPA use case.
  3. Unattended and attended bots.
  4. However, the cost is a significant factor here too. 

We would like to focus our attention on a single offering that is scalable in terms of feature and license cost over time. Please advise which of those 2 tools to choose based on our requirements.

Thank you!

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JV
Software Consultant at TANGENT SOLUTIONS
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2022-01-27T04:34:48Z
Jan 27, 2022

UiPath 

JV
Software Consultant at TANGENT SOLUTIONS
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Jan 27, 2022

@Evgeny Belenky 
Looking at your requirements:


  1. Feature richness, product roadmap and industry adoptions are priority decision makers for us.
    1. UiPath has a full stack of features that are well integrated across their full solution. Microsoft is coming on in leaps and bounds but my opinion it is still a bit fragmented. The PowerAutomate focus in my opinion was focused on desktop or attended automation whereas UiPath started from the enterprise automation point of view. Hence orchestration of Bots is one of their advantages over PowerAutomate.


  2. A simple RPA use case.
    1. I think here both can deliver on simple use cases - there are many.


  3. Unattended and attended bots.
    1. UiPath's unattended Bots are definitely stronger and the answer lies in Orchestration. The ability to scale a bot farm is where they are stronger.


  4. However, the cost is a significant factor here too.
    1. Cost is always a difficult case as it is use case dependent. If you want to implement attended Bots with limited vertical use cases and already have the correct O365 licenses then PowerAutomate is a good fit. However if you want to scale at enterprise level with a well defined end to end RPA platform for large horizontal use cases then UiPath is a better fit. You need to weigh up how wide you want to scale and to what extent you want to manage the Automation deployments.  



These are my own opinions. And I am not trying to imply PowerAutomate is a bad product at all. It depends on the use case, scale of deployment and budget you have. There are good reasons why products are rated as market leaders. You can look at Gartner, Forrester and the likes to help you in your decision.

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