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Score 7.6 out of 100

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Score 9.1 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Automation Anywhere

Where we are having huge manpower expenditures for our internal processes and all the processes where we can't take the risk of compliance issues or errors with respect to data processing. If there are too many human interventions required then for such kind of processes this software is not suitable.
Chakravarthy SSNTK | TrustRadius Reviewer

BlackLine

BlackLine is well suited for an organization dealing with high volumes of data or with multiple divisions seeking for integrated reporting and more dynamic analysis and data tracking. It may not be as appropriate for smaller companies with manageable data requirements. Much of the functionality that BlackLine offers may be found as part of a company's existing software packages, though perhaps not with as much functionality or customizability.
David Tilton | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Automation Anywhere

  • Exception handling is pretty decent. WE don't have to worry about process being stuck as it moves to the next iteration on its own.
  • Automation is easier to achieve as it doesn't require high coding skills or designing a specific framework.
  • It can achieve PDF editing and automation, which in our case of policy documents has been valuable.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

BlackLine

  • Task Management is straightforward. Ownership, review, and approval are straightforward and pretty easy to configure and follow.
  • Account Reconciliation works similarly. Supporting documents can be attached to a given rec to ease the audit. If balances change after approved, the approval is peeled back.
  • Integration with our financial system works seamlessly. Configured to run every 4 hours each day, it's helpful to know even when balances change, BlackLine is up-to-date.
Joshua Henke | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Automation Anywhere

  • Automation Anywhere doesn't come with easy installation, We need to install Java, IDEs and Databases in an orderly fashion which we are not able to do.
  • Automation Anywhere has no workflow design which is not making us to understand the process.
  • Automation Anywhere has no fit to size object cloning.
Premnath R | TrustRadius Reviewer

BlackLine

  • There is some inconsistency in design of some of the pages (e.g. the Atlas grid is not always available).
  • Some navigation is frustrating (e.g. you have to use a drop-down menu to add a team rather than being able to start typing and use autocomplete to find the team, some selections such as Designate multi-currency on reconciliations take you back to the top of the page rather than just marking it, etc)
  • Can't delete unused data sources.
Jennifer Nicholoff | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Automation Anywhere

Automation Anywhere 9.4
Based on 4 answers
It is the best automation tool.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

BlackLine

BlackLine 8.8
Based on 8 answers
  • To continue to enjoy and leverage on the automation functionalities BlackLine offers for this process.
  • Make more gains on running this process efficiently and keep our Finance Teams on high-end value addition projects
  • With a foreseeable increase in transaction volumes when activities pick up, we need a tool we can really on to handle the volume
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Automation Anywhere

Automation Anywhere 8.0
Based on 6 answers
On more complex use cases, Automation Anywhere requires technical background like knowledge on network protocols and database language on task creation, and even people with technical background might have some trouble in the beginning because of the product particularities on how variable manipulation works, or how to get the object cloning (a more resilient screen manipulation command) to work as intended.The scheduling of tasks on the Control Room and the autologin feature isn't intuitive as they should, so much of this works requires documentation analysis to get it done on the first time.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

BlackLine

BlackLine 8.8
Based on 46 answers
BlackLine is great as a method of generating consistency across the organization and is easy to use as a preparer of the software. It also provides a method to emphasize the key pieces of information/accounts that are important to the organization and do a minimal amount on accounts that are lower risk.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Automation Anywhere

Automation Anywhere 8.5
Based on 11 answers
Automation Anywhere is a great tool for a low cost, fairly easily scalable, and quickly learned. The company is growing by leaps and bounds and continually pushing the automation boundaries. The problem with fast expansion is that sometimes you can grow more quickly than you can appropriately support your products. While Automation Anywhere has an excellent support structure in place, every company and situation is different, and they often struggle with why problems arise in the system and how to fix them.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

BlackLine

BlackLine 8.8
Based on 112 answers
When needed they are there. In 3 years we haven't needed much with regards to support after our implementation. That being said I feel scheduled consulting and personal reach outs would go a long way to helping support customers as new features and opportunities are pushed out.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Automation Anywhere

Automation Anywhere 8.4
Based on 2 answers
Perfect training from the online academy the software offers it for free
Chakravarthy SSNTK | TrustRadius Reviewer

BlackLine

No score
No answers yet
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Implementation Rating

Automation Anywhere

Automation Anywhere 8.6
Based on 3 answers
Nothing in particular
Chakravarthy SSNTK | TrustRadius Reviewer

BlackLine

BlackLine 9.1
Based on 3 answers
Change is something you deal with on any new implementation. Users were already experienced with SAP Gen template. This was a new way of doing things so education of everyone was critical to success. Selling folks on this was an easier way to do their job was the key to success
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Automation Anywhere

Other than Automaton Anywhere I have also used UiPath. What I like about Automation Anywhere is the object cloning and the way you can move the mouse and either go to a particular point or go to an element. That's very easy and intuitive in Automation Anywhere. It gets the job done in terms of getting the data out of the pages. Although I have other tools, I still have this habit of going through the clicks. If you're going through the clicks, Automation Anywhere is the best.
Albert Jose | TrustRadius Reviewer

BlackLine

For FloQast, the answer is easy as they have built their platform around integration with existing Excel workbooks which is exactly what we were trying to get away from. Cadency has a lot of similarities to BlackLine and in some areas it had a more fluid UI experience however the key differentiator was BlackLine's Data Import Template. The DIT allows users to upload directly into BlackLine large amounts of data which becomes crucial whenever updates are made to the company's existing Chart of Accounts.
Michael Restuccia | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Automation Anywhere

Automation Anywhere 9.0
Based on 2 answers
Highly reliable once you start experiencing the results. It helps you to have a clear cut results with better productivity numbers and financial savings
Chakravarthy SSNTK | TrustRadius Reviewer

BlackLine

No score
No answers yet
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Return on Investment

Automation Anywhere

  • Our overall business has saved numerous hours of work where individuals were freed up to perform higher level thinking tasks.
  • Following a necessary reduction in workforce that was not driven by RPA, we were able to automate processes that kept the remaining workload from overwhelming the remaining workforce.
  • The use of robotics process automation has inspired many workers to come up with different approaches to problems including both automation and analytics.
Brady Rothrock CPA, CFE, ACDA, MS-BIA | TrustRadius Reviewer

BlackLine

  • Reduction of audit fees due to auditors having full visibility of global entities
  • Reduction of hours preparing reconciliations as the reconciliations roll forward from one month to the next
  • Auto-certification feature lets the accounting team focus on the more complex accounts
Alina J. Orriols | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Automation Anywhere

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Automation Anywhere Editions & Modules

Edition
Cloud-Only Starter Pack$7501
Advanced Pack (Cloud or On-Premises)Contact for quote
  1. per month
Additional Pricing Details

BlackLine

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

BlackLine Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

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