Automation Anywhere vs. Catalytic

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Automation Anywhere
Score 8.1 out of 10
N/A
Automation Anywhere, headquartered in San Jose, California, offers their robotic process automation (RPA) software.
$750
per month
Catalytic
Score 9.1 out of 10
N/A
Catalytic headquartered in Chicago offers their Catalytic Automation Cloud, which they state is used by operations, finance, procurement, HR, and legal organizations to automate and orchestrate complex and variable processes.N/A
Pricing
Automation AnywhereCatalytic
Editions & Modules
Cloud-Only Starter Pack
$750
per month
Advanced Pack (Cloud or On-Premises)
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Automation AnywhereCatalytic
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
Automation AnywhereCatalytic
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User Ratings
Automation AnywhereCatalytic
Likelihood to Recommend
8.3
(48 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.7
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
8.0
(4 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Availability
8.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
9.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
9.8
(8 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Online Training
8.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
8.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Configurability
8.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Ease of integration
8.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Product Scalability
9.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
7.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
7.0
(1 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Automation AnywhereCatalytic
Likelihood to Recommend
Automation Anywhere
Automation Anywhere is well suited for automating repetitive or complex tasks that can be performed on a timeline such as data processing, data extraction, and file transfers. Automation Anywhere also has capabilities for integration with legacy applications and APIs to automate more complex data flows. Automation Anywhere is also ideal for automating document processing, form filling and other web activities since it has both image recognition and image-based automation capabilities.

On the other hand, Automation Anywhere is less appropriate for tasks requiring high levels of system intelligence such as machine learning or natural language processing as these require different types of technology. Additionally, if a task requires manual elements such as validations or reviews then Automation Anywhere may not be the most suitable solution either. It can be possible to set up automated validations but that might not always result in an ideal solution due to its limitations.
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Catalytic
Catalytic is best suited for process automation. It is great with unstructured data and the machine learning capability is so accessible. The AI aspect is super intuitive and helps make good business decisions. The ability to drop pushbots into process and then do a seamless handshake to a human and back again is not something I have seen anywhere else.
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Pros
Automation Anywhere
  • Now I easily generate the invoices and quotation generation is an easy task now. Previously it was very time consuming as we have to drag the data from the excel sheets.
  • I will praise its integration with other software that has facilitated us to make amendments in the data across those platforms.
  • Its interface is very easy and user friendly.
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Catalytic
  • Automation of processes that allow us to scale as we mature our processes
  • Integration between systems in an out of the box manner
  • Business Process optimisation
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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.
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Catalytic
  • Funky UI - doesn't take much to get used to
  • Handlebar
  • Hard to grasp the full extent of the power of the application
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Likelihood to Renew
Automation Anywhere
To continue enjoying the benefits of our productivity improvements and efficiency focus.
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Catalytic
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Usability
Automation Anywhere
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.
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Catalytic
Using Catalytic is dead simple, click and drag. Start simple and iterate. Once you start using the tool, you soon want to add more in and then the more you add in the higher the ROI. People will start to line up to want to use it, and realise the benefits
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Support Rating
Automation Anywhere
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.
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Catalytic
We have been so lucky with Catalytic, the team have been super responsive and more than willing to go that extra mile to make sure we have everything that we need. Even with the time zone challenges, they are the kind of team that will always make sure they are available and will follow up until we have the answer and more.
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Online Training
Automation Anywhere
Perfect training from the online academy the software offers it for free
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Catalytic
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Implementation Rating
Automation Anywhere
Nothing in particular
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Catalytic
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Alternatives Considered
Automation Anywhere
Automation anywhere scores well with respect to other solutions when we look at bot implementation, bot management, and basic automation. From a security perspective as well, AA fares well as compared to other solutions. UIpath is better suited when we operate using VPN systems and integrating with homegrown solutions.
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Catalytic
We started on the process automation journey a few years back and people kept coming back to ask, was there an alternative that would allow us to connect all the disparate systems in my organisation. We looked at RPA, that wasn't the answer, some of the larger players could do what we were looking for, but it came at a price that precluded usage. Then we should Catalytic was right in that sweet spot, - we call it bang for buck, functionality that was accessible from a price point of view but delivered in terms of realising our goals
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Scalability
Automation Anywhere
Highly reliable once you start experiencing the results. It helps you to have a clear cut results with better productivity numbers and financial savings
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Catalytic
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Return on Investment
Automation Anywhere
  • Customer satisfaction has increased. They are pleased with faster development and execution.
  • Cost internally for our company is heavy and the client doesn't bear the full cost for it.
  • We didn't need to train our staff a lot for this. Just a week of overview was enough to get started.
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Catalytic
  • Made us look more closely at why we do what we do
  • Shortened the cycle time on a lot of previously manual processes
  • Better experience for our customer base
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