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Question: IBM digital business automation with UiPath vs IBM RPA with Automation Anywhere?
Answer: Sincerely we are just using UiPath, I haven't tryied Automation Anywhere however I've heard it's easy to use too.
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"There are many features that are valuable including Whatsapp messages, OCR, and image recognization, but I have not tried all of them.""We have seen AA bringing immense value to the clients once operational. Bot deployment is easy and controlling Access is easy with RBAC With Recent additions. User groups and user management is on par with tools like Blue Prism & UiPath.""IQ Bot is the most important feature and it has been extensively used by our clients.""Tasks now don't depend upon the unavailability of certain employees/colleagues to be completed. Also, bots can run all day long which also affects the overall budgets.""The scheduling feature allows for scheduling of the bots to a specific time every day, which helped remove the dependency on humans completely.""The Bot Store is an online library where anybody can find variously developed, production-ready bots.""Automation Anywhere is stable, scalable, and easy to use.""Excel automation is one of the best features in Automation Anywhere. If we have to work with multiple excel sheets with lots of rows and columns, it gets really difficult to keep track of this is done manually. But Automation Anywhere makes it really simple and error-free."

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"UiPath is easy to use with very simple drag and drop functionality that allows you to automate processes without knowledge of coding.""The solution reduces human error significantly.""The training available in UiPath is really awesome and the material makes you automation-ready so that one can work on real-time projects.""I'm not worried about the stability of the product. If others are using it in the cloud with much more complicated processes than we are automating, it's not really a concern of mine.""The UI Explorer can examine the underlying structure of the application's user interface.""When COVID hit, and we needed to manage 200,000 samples a day and figure out where they were in the world. It would take humans about half a day to get an answer. Within a week, we put together automation that pulled data within 30 seconds from every single information system across our network.""Previously, nobody could automate the process. The design and implementation allowed clients to handle their own data, for example, for transfers and items like that. We were able to digitize entirely from end to end. Now, the customer doesn't have to come to the bank and they don't need a pen and paper. They just have to log on and fill out the details of their request.""The fact that you can scale automations without having to pay attention to the infrastructure for doing so is quite critical. The infrastructure could require a lot of maintenance resources and affect costs, so that feature is quite important."

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"Their bot runners could be made to handle multiple payloads at the same time because if I want to run multiple parallel operations, the number of bot runners that I have to buy just keeps increasing. It is adding to the cost. However, there is a possibility that we don't need that many bot runners, and we can run multiple operations in a bot runner. This would be a great addition to have.""While exporting a package, an option to de-select all the depending/referenced files should be available. Currently, it only allows for selecting all the files. Also, the views should be re-sizable as they are currently a fixed width. This would enable to view long file names easily eliminating any chances of exporting the wrong file.""I would like a couple more features where I can talk and the line comes up automatically. I can just put on a mic, like in "Ok Google". With "Ok Google", I can tell it to please open an Excel spreadsheet with the header read. If this is there, then I don't even need to sit on a computer, I can just dictate my commands and it will automatically come up.""For assisted automation, the AA bot needs the facility to be triggered through an application interface after collecting input from the user.""I would like to see them continue building out documentation with more video-aides.""It would be better to make it more user-friendly so that individuals with no experience can pick it up pretty quickly.""One of the challenges that I face every now and then while working with A2019, is around the bot agent updates. Every week/alternate weeK, I receive an error while running my bots, that asks me to update the bot agent.""If I build a bot today and don't use it, however, in several months, someone tries to use it, there's a 30-40% change the bot will fail in one or two areas."

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"The platform that shows the reports and errors is not too transparent.""The stability needs to be improved, as does the scalability.""We have seen that UiPath doesn't have the capability to identify unknown pop-ups. This needs improvement.""There are a lot of cloud solutions that we already use in our organization. However, with UiPath, we have stayed on-prem out of concern for security. We don't have clarity on if cloud solution is going to work securely.""I'd like the solution to address how can I see more opportunities and capitalize on the improvement of any kind with an obvious focus on RPA.""The graphics could always be improved.""Improvement should definitely be made in the area of screen capture, where Adobe Flash is still being used.""You can't get the response that you want until the people in the field decide that they want to change and adopt it. That will be the challenge. Managing the change is huge for us. It's always an obstacle. It's not that, can you automate something, it's more of a question of, internally, will they let you automate something?"

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"Costs savings have been seen by employing bots for multiple shifts instead of people.""If it is saving FTE and Generating a good ROI then it is Worth Investing.""It is the most economically friendly and it provides you with a lot of functions.""I find the license pricing to be competitive and reflective of the pricing models throughout the RPA space, and I believe there is a lot of value in continuing to maintain the free community edition platform.""This is a value for the money product.""The price is a little bit high but the support is good.""My only suggestion in terms of pricing is very generic and that is to consider that as much as RPA saves cost and does automation, please get a realistic estimation done on whether you are really achieving any ROI over your investment with RPA.""There is a free trial so that they can get an overview, and there are different licenses that are very affordable and can suit every business model."

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"I only know about the community version. They give us two robots as a part of the community version, and they are enough for my practice and personal automations. For the office work, my Infra team checks the licenses needed for a particular use case, and my management team manages the pricing and licenses.""There are some automations that save us thousands of hours monthly. These are automations that we run 24/7 as well as some automations that we run every five minutes for installing backups.""My advice is to ask about how the licensing works and how to get access to the other services that UiPath provides.""The investment is relatively small compared to the potential in qualitative and quantitative benefits that can be achieved.""I think the setup cost is quite nominal, but the licensing might be on a higher side when compared to Automation Anywhere.""If you are a smaller organization, use the free community version of the software to get a feel for its features and abilities.""I am currently using the Community Version, free of charge.""Licensing can be cumbersome and makes overall pricing needs somewhat hard to forecast, but not too difficult once the tool is scaled."

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author avatarDaniel Robus
Real User

My question to you would be - Why are you mixing the two vendors? Do you have licenses for both and are trying to maximize investment? 


If you have IBM automation you probably have other IBM technology - let the IBM automation run on that as its integration is a little more complicated than UiPath and may cost you time in execution. 


If you have both IBM and UiPath then I would use UiPath for any areas that are not integral to the IBM technology or systems. 


I would need to know a little more about your strategy before giving a definitive answer to your question but all 3 are good technical foundations depending on the scenario.

author avatarCelestine
Real User

If you are looking at a high level, IBM’s digital business automation looks like something that will work well for IBM products with pre-built integration packages. On the other hand, Automation Anywhere or UiPath also offers automation that support multiple technology. If you are looking for any specific guidance having technology in the center, I will be able to add some more view points. Fundamentally all the leading RPA products do not differentiate themselves much as of now in terms of capabilities. In licensing models products come up with variations. 

author avatarWillem De Jongh
User


RPA technology has been in the market for quite some time now. Benefits are quite common for all platforms. Everyday a new platform is being introduced. You should check whether you want to automate simple process(es), that do not consume 100% of an agent to execute, or you want to automate a complex End-to-End process, how many departments are involved, business/IT systems and data source need to be accessed. For example the difference between a Question/Answer chatbot or a Cognitive bot that understands human language and access any corporate systems to provide solve the issue of the requester autonomously.


Can you start really small, through a consumption model or implement the full blown system at once with lots of idle time of the agent while developing the processes to be automated. Many times the required infrastructure can be costly when growing the implementation.


How are the processes implemented, how much can be done drag&drop and how much need complex scripting. Ease of maintenance in the long term. What are the standard technologies that are available. Does it include ETL, AI/ML, API, OCR as standard, optional or integration with as part of the platform.


Many technical and business factors come in play and should be reviewed before even looking at a platform.


author avatarJack Frano
Reseller

Although I've worked with UiPath (not Automation Anywhere), my experience is now solely with AutoMate from Help Systems. 


I would recommend aligning IBM's digital business automation with Robotic Process Automation and how it works. It seems to be a very different tool from RPA. If programming is required in the use of IBM's digital business automation go with RPA.  

Questions from the Community
Top Answer: It depends on your use case. Is it simply to automate a couple of processes? Is it to augment a human team? AA is very good in certain situations but lacks in others. For me, it's more the team that… more »
Top Answer: From my experience using AA tool, it depends on the applications that you want to automate, because there some applications that AA has limitations for, such as the Oracle. For web-based applications… more »
Top Answer: It is a highly preferred RPA tool. You can check my Automation Anywhere Review to know more.
Top Answer: I can only speak to UiPath since that is the only RPA solution that I have used. I know that there are specific packages that you can integrate into your project that is specifically made to work with… more »
Top Answer: Yes, Attended Bots  which can run without centralized control Module. RPA Tools like Automation Anywhere, uiPath ,Power Automation they do support this.
Top Answer: Microsoft‌ ‌Power‌ ‌Automate‌ ‌is‌ ‌intuitive‌ ‌and‌ ‌easy‌ ‌to‌ ‌integrate‌ ‌and‌ ‌use.‌ ‌I‌ ‌like‌ ‌that‌ ‌there‌ ‌is‌ ‌no‌ ‌coding‌ ‌experience‌ ‌necessary,‌ ‌and‌ ‌appreciate‌ ‌the‌ ‌automated‌… more »
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Automation Anywhere is a global leader in Robotic Process Automation (RPA), empowering customers to automate end-to-end business processes with intelligent software bots – AI-powered digital workers that perform repetitive and manual tasks, resulting in dramatic productivity gains, optimized customer experience and more engaged employees. The company offers the world’s only cloud-native and web-based automation platform combining RPA, artificial intelligence, machine learning and analytics, yielding significantly lower TCO, higher security, and faster scalability than legacy monolithic platforms. Its Bot Store is the world's first and largest marketplace with more than 1,200 pre-built, intelligent automation solutions. Automation Anywhere has deployed over 2.8 million bots to support some of the world’s largest enterprises across all industries in more than 90 countries. 

For additional information, visit www.automationanywhere.com.

UiPath is leading the “automation first” era – championing a robot for every person and enabling robots to learn new skills through AI and machine learning. Through free and open training, UiPath is led by a commitment to bring digital era skills to millions of people around the world, thereby improving business productivity and efficiency, employee engagement and customer experience.  The company’s hyperautomation platform combines the #1 Robotic Process Automation (RPA) solution with a full suite of capabilities that enable every organization to scale digital business operations at unprecedented speed. The company has already automated millions of repetitive, mind-numbing tasks for businesses and government organizations all over the world including approximately 50% of the Fortune 500.

UiPath was recently recognized as the top company on Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500, a ranking of the fastest public and private technology companies in North America, was recently featured in CNBC Disruptor 50, and #3 on the 2019 Forbes Cloud 100.

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Automation Anywhere (AA) is ranked 2nd in Robotic Process Automation (RPA) with 142 reviews while UiPath is ranked 1st in Robotic Process Automation (RPA) with 162 reviews. Automation Anywhere (AA) is rated 9.0, while UiPath is rated 9.0. The top reviewer of Automation Anywhere (AA) writes "While the platform is feature-rich and easy to use, it is the skill of the coder that determines how well the platform is leveraged". On the other hand, the top reviewer of UiPath writes "Starts ready-to-use, has good tools for developers, facilitates optimization of existing processes for significant time saving ". Automation Anywhere (AA) is most compared with Microsoft Power Automate, Blue Prism, Kryon RPA, IBM Robotic Process Automation (RPA) and Pega Robotic Process Automation, whereas UiPath is most compared with Microsoft Power Automate, Blue Prism, Kryon RPA, Pega Robotic Process Automation and Kofax RPA. See our Automation Anywhere (AA) vs. UiPath report.

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