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Question: How do I choose between UiPath and Microsoft Power Automate?
Answer: 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 solutionsBottom 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
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"The most valuable features are that it is low-code and simple.""Power Automate is not complex and is very easy-to-use in deploying most development projects.""It servers our purposes in bringing together all types of applications, being able to automate them with the right intelligent output from the data that we plugin.""It is a very useful solution. You don't need to create an infrastructure in your environment just for triggers or executions. You don't need to invest in the infrastructure. With Power Automate, we can call or trigger custom web services and routines. We are also using the flow for gathering data from Microsoft Dynamics.""The tool is very good at implementing automation within processes. It's saved us from doing a lot of manual processes.""The initial setup is pretty easy.""It's easy to learn.""The solution is easy to understand and to develop connectors."

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"At my previous company, in the best scenario, we removed almost 200 hours per month of client usage, making it automated with almost zero errors. So, about 32 employees were freed up from their work per month, and now there are only two. This has enabled employees to focus on higher-value work that involves human-base interaction. This saved the client money and provided a recruitment benefit.""We’ve improved our efficiency. Even just our cost analysis has been great. As we do new contracts, we know what it's going to cost exactly.""The initial setup is good. There are no problems.""UiPath support is amazing.""People, in their careers, can become relevant again. If they are in a dying industry or disrupted industry, they can get into something that's growing rapidly. If you have a computer, and a decent internet connection, you can have a new career in a fairly short amount of time.""Regarding the ease of building automations, I'm not sure how it's done because I'm not a programmer myself, but it's great. Just looking at how fast they moved once we had the program settled in — it was quite fast. For this particular process, which is assembling a document, talking to DocuSign, sending out emails, and so on, the deployment of production was like "today." It was quite quick.""The training available in UiPath is really awesome and the material makes you automation-ready so that one can work on real-time projects.""UiPath Studio's UI automation activities help me in easily developing automation. It is difficult for RPA developers to write complex code because no one knows everything about all automation areas. For UI automation, it is not mandatory for a developer to know how to write the code for the element on the screen that needs to be clicked or typed into. The UI automation packages of UiPath provide built-in activities, and developers can directly drag and drop and indicate the element on the screen that needs to be clicked or typed into."

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"It would be great if it was able to integrate more with various other platforms. It would make development easier.""Inability to use a lot of connectors without having a premium license.""It's not as user-friendly as a solution such as UiPath, which is really easy to use.""Execution of workflows could be improved.""It is mostly integrated with the Microsoft environment. Unlike UiPath, we cannot really use external tools with Microsoft Power Automate. There should be a possibility to integrate it with external tools or systems.""Tech support could be more hands-on. Right now, they simply direct users to documentation instead of directly dealing with issues.""The solution is still maturing, and it's going to take time for that to happen.""When comparing with Automation Anywhere, there are a couple of things that this product doesn't have. One of the major things is the key management system. It would be great if they improve this. Its documentation can also be improved."

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"There are so many offerings and configurations and customizations that make things a bit complicated. Streamlining it would be ideal.""Between version 19 and version 20, the orchestrator tool interface has changed a lot. It totally changed. The menu changed, the place of the button changed. It took me a week to understand and to make myself used to this new interface.""The UiPath Academy needs to have more courses that are easy for normal people to understand. The material is very good but some of the courses are hard for normal people.""We have mixed reviews for the technical support and depending on the topic, they will answer faster or slower, more personalized or not.""There are some limitations like the UiPath Executor becoming stuck when running 10GB text files, which is something that really needs to be fixed.""The pricing could be more transparent. Overall, I think the pricing is fine, but they keep changing it. It should be more structured. They don't have to tell us what their pricing is, but they should publish how the product is broken down.""The pricing for Orchestrator and unattended robots could use improvement. If we plan to roll out and implement more robots, then perhaps lower costs on Orchestrator and unattended robots would make adoption even easier.""It was quite new for me and it took time to adjust to it and understand it. At times, some processes took longer with the tool, initially. But when you do them on a regular basis, you understand it better and it takes much less time. Setting up the systems could be difficult initially. It would be better if it were more user-friendly for non-technical users."

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"Currently, we are using the free license for testing. After everything is done, we'll buy the license.""Microsoft Power Automate is expensive. The full license is quite expensive.""I am not aware of the recent pricing model, but during the time that I was using this solution is was reasonable.""There are many different ways to license it.""We are just using the free products at the moment. We are using the ones that come with the license that we have got.""This solution is bundled with our Office 365, so there is no additional licensing fee.""The licensing cost for us at this time is between $8 and $20 per user, per month.""There should be increased transparency about which features attend the pricing."

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"The price of UiPath is higher than competitors, although the cost depends on what functionality and tools you require""Over and above the subscription fees, we're paying probably $51,000 a year right now.""The pricing is good compared to other software. Based on the features that UiPath is providing, and the community support, the price is reasonable.""This solution is not cheap but the price is worth it because by following the documentation and using the support, you get good robotic processes that are stable.""I hope in the future the costing will be trimmed down, especially on Studio.""Do your research, the infrastructure piece is important to understand before purchasing.""I think the setup cost is quite nominal, but the licensing might be on a higher side when compared to Automation Anywhere.""The price of Orchestrator is pretty high in general as well as compared to other solutions, because Automation Anywhere does not charge for its Control Room."

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Netanya Carmi
author avatarCelestine
Real User

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. 

Questions from the Community
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 »
Top Answer: ‌Neither‌ ‌solution‌ ‌requires‌ ‌any‌ ‌coding‌ ‌experience,‌ ‌and‌ ‌both‌ ‌are‌ ‌easy‌ ‌to‌ ‌use‌ ‌and‌ ‌have‌ ‌great‌ ‌drag-and‌ ‌drop‌ ‌functionality.‌ ‌The‌ ‌training‌ ‌and‌ ‌resources‌ ‌for‌ ‌AA‌… 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: I'm very familiar with UiPath and the RPA industry: was hired by Daniel Dines in 2015 when there were 35 employees and left in 2019 when there were 3K+. I'm a big believer in the product, leadership… more »
Top Answer: Every project we've delivered that has some sort of time savings to it has had an intrinsic ROI.
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Microsoft Flow is now Power Automate—a versatile automation platform that integrates seamlessly with hundreds of apps and services.

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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Microsoft Power Automate is ranked 3rd in Robotic Process Automation (RPA) with 56 reviews while UiPath is ranked 1st in Robotic Process Automation (RPA) with 162 reviews. Microsoft Power Automate is rated 7.4, while UiPath is rated 9.0. The top reviewer of Microsoft Power Automate writes "Very user-friendly and easy to use but requires better user training at first". 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 ". Microsoft Power Automate is most compared with Automation Anywhere (AA), Blue Prism, WinAutomation by Softomotive, Nintex RPA and Kofax RPA, whereas UiPath is most compared with Automation Anywhere (AA), Blue Prism, Kryon RPA, Pega Robotic Process Automation and Kofax RPA. See our Microsoft Power Automate vs. UiPath report.

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