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"The ease of building automation and the development environment""The most valuable feature is the ability to write custom code.""The reusability of the solution is excellent. It's a superior feature - far superior to any other tool on the market.""I would say that the stability of Blue Prism is superior to any of the competing products because of the maintainability of the features and the openness of the tool.""Once it does the monitor, it collects the respective data and creates an output that is required for reconfiguration.""The user performance is the most valuable feature.""It is more secure for complex implementations.""The solution is very complete. It's a good solution, for the kind of features that they offer."

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"The second thing that I like about Datacap is the fingerprint capture which is easy to configure on Datacap. From the form of the document, if a document is redundant in the same department, we can configure the capture based on the form of the documents""While we are doing indexing, we tag the document type. It's programmed inside of Datacap to automatically detect the document based on a given template. It auto-indexes that document, which means that it automatically tags the correct document type to the scanned document.""The solution automates manual data entry."

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"Blue Prism is slightly difficult for the non-technical user.""Selecting the right business processes that are stable enough to automate can be challenging.""The cost is a bit high. Other tools are much cheaper.""They should improve the user-friendliness and they should change their business model.""I wouldn't call Blue Prism user-friendly. It's one of its downfalls. They would benefit from having drag and drop functionality, for example. It would make them a strong competitor in the space. There needs to be less reliance on coding for customization, similar to Microsoft's Power Automate.""Blue Prism might consider adding package options to allow users to come onboard in different ways that meet their needs rather than buying in to the whole package.""The vendor does not make their pricing clear when you are searching for it, which is something that needs to be improved.""The main issue is screen scraping with Blue Prism gives us a big challenge because we need to define which technologies are web-based have been built instead of by itself discovering the technology that it is built on."

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"The interface can be more intuitive.""When I scan a document in Datacap that has a watermark or the document is a little distorted, the image output is poor. It either becomes completely black, or there is so much distortion that we cannot read the numbers or the addresses mentioned in the POD. When we scan a document, we expect the output to be at least 95 percent accurate.""I would like better ease of use and more support options."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "The licensing structure is complex and the minimum contract length is three years."
  • "We pay about $15,000 per quarter in licensing costs. We don't have to pay for any other extra costs. There isn't, for example, an extra cost for technical support. We just pay the licensing."
  • "There are many RPA solutions available from different vendors and the pricing for Blue Prism is competitive."
  • "Annual licensing costs were somewhere between $5,000 - $10,000 for the development tool. For the control tower, I think fees were about $50,000 annually."
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    While we are doing indexing, we tag the document type. It's programmed inside of Datacap to automatically detect the document based on a given template. It auto-indexes that document, which means that… more »
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    When I scan a document in Datacap that has a watermark or the document is a little distorted, the image output is poor. It either becomes completely black, or there is so much distortion that we… more »
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    We use Datacap for scanning Proof of Delivery and Proof of Pickup from our delivery agents and drivers. We have a defined workflow in Datacap, and we process these documents into our imaging system… more »
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    Also Known As
    Blue Prism Thoughtonomy Virtual Workforce, Blue Prism Virtual Workforce, Thoughtonomy Virtual Workforce
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    Overview

    The Thoughtonomy Virtual Workforce is a highly flexible intelligent automation platform. It uses software to replicate the way people work in existing applications and systems, the processes they follow, and the decisions they make, to deliver automation without disruption.

    IBM Datacap helps you streamline the capture, recognition and classification of business documents and extract important information. Datacap supports multiple-channel capture by processing paper documents on scanners, mobile devices, multi-function peripherals and fax. It uses natural language processing, text analytics and machine learning technologies, like those in IBM Watson, to automatically identify, classify and extract content from unstructured or variable documents. The software can reduce labor and paper costs, deliver meaningful information and support faster decision making.

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    Sample Customers
    Cabot Credit Management, Hovis, Utilita
    Turkcell, PowerSouth Energy Cooperative, Central Nacional Unimed, Conqord Oil
    Top Industries
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    Financial Services Firm33%
    Energy/Utilities Company22%
    Manufacturing Company11%
    Real Estate/Law Firm11%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company26%
    Comms Service Provider14%
    Financial Services Firm12%
    Insurance Company6%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company30%
    Comms Service Provider13%
    Financial Services Firm12%
    Energy/Utilities Company7%
    Company Size
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    Small Business25%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise56%
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    Small Business50%
    Large Enterprise50%
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    Blue Prism Cloud is ranked 6th in Robotic Process Automation (RPA) with 15 reviews while IBM Datacap is ranked 4th in Intelligent Document Processing (IDP) with 3 reviews. Blue Prism Cloud is rated 7.8, while IBM Datacap is rated 7.4. The top reviewer of Blue Prism Cloud writes "Additional functionality over the Enterprise version make good over the difficulty of installation". On the other hand, the top reviewer of IBM Datacap writes "Enables us to extract data from the documents to make the research of the documents easier for our clients". Blue Prism Cloud is most compared with Blue Prism, Microsoft Power Automate, UiPath, ABBYY FlexiCapture and Edgeverve AssistEdge Cloud RPA, whereas IBM Datacap is most compared with ABBYY FlexiCapture, Kofax TotalAgility, Kofax RPA, IQ Bot and Hyland Brainware.

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