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207 Ratings
Top Rated
207 Ratings
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Score 8.6 out of 100
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Score 8.2 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    BI Standard Reporting

    Automation Anywhere

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.2

    Microsoft BI (MSBI)

    82%
    Microsoft BI (MSBI) ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Pixel Perfect reports

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.6
    86%
    44 Ratings

    Customizable dashboards

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    51 Ratings

    Report Formatting Templates

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.9
    79%
    49 Ratings

    Ad-hoc Reporting

    Automation Anywhere

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.3

    Microsoft BI (MSBI)

    83%
    Microsoft BI (MSBI) ranks higher in 4/4 features

    Drill-down analysis

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.5
    85%
    46 Ratings

    Formatting capabilities

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.4
    84%
    51 Ratings

    Integration with R or other statistical packages

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    41 Ratings

    Report sharing and collaboration

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.3
    83%
    51 Ratings

    Report Output and Scheduling

    Automation Anywhere

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.3

    Microsoft BI (MSBI)

    83%
    Microsoft BI (MSBI) ranks higher in 5/5 features

    Publish to Web

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.6
    86%
    46 Ratings

    Publish to PDF

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.7
    87%
    46 Ratings

    Report Versioning

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    42 Ratings

    Report Delivery Scheduling

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.3
    83%
    45 Ratings

    Delivery to Remote Servers

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.9
    79%
    26 Ratings

    Data Discovery and Visualization

    Automation Anywhere

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.2

    Microsoft BI (MSBI)

    82%
    Microsoft BI (MSBI) ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    49 Ratings

    Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    46 Ratings

    Predictive Analytics

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    44 Ratings

    Access Control and Security

    Automation Anywhere

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.5

    Microsoft BI (MSBI)

    85%
    Microsoft BI (MSBI) ranks higher in 4/4 features

    Multi-User Support (named login)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    48 Ratings

    Role-Based Security Model

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.4
    84%
    45 Ratings

    Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.6
    86%
    48 Ratings

    Single Sign-On (SSO)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.8
    88%
    30 Ratings

    Mobile Capabilities

    Automation Anywhere

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.4

    Microsoft BI (MSBI)

    84%
    Microsoft BI (MSBI) ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Responsive Design for Web Access

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.7
    87%
    38 Ratings

    Mobile Application

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.3
    83%
    29 Ratings

    Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    38 Ratings

    Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

    Automation Anywhere

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.1

    Microsoft BI (MSBI)

    81%
    Microsoft BI (MSBI) ranks higher in 6/6 features

    REST API

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.8
    78%
    21 Ratings

    Javascript API

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    21 Ratings

    iFrames

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.4
    84%
    20 Ratings

    Java API

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.4
    84%
    19 Ratings

    Themeable User Interface (UI)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    20 Ratings

    Customizable Platform (Open Source)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.6
    76%
    16 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Automation Anywhere is rated higher in 3 areas: Likelihood to Renew, Performance, Support Rating
    • Microsoft BI (MSBI) is rated higher in 5 areas: Usability, Availability, Online Training, Implementation Rating, Configurability
    • Automation Anywhere and Microsoft BI (MSBI) are tied in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.7

    Automation Anywhere

    87%
    47 Ratings
    8.7

    Microsoft BI (MSBI)

    87%
    75 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    9.7

    Automation Anywhere

    97%
    2 Ratings
    8.0

    Microsoft BI (MSBI)

    80%
    25 Ratings

    Usability

    8.0

    Automation Anywhere

    80%
    4 Ratings
    8.7

    Microsoft BI (MSBI)

    87%
    14 Ratings

    Availability

    8.0

    Automation Anywhere

    80%
    2 Ratings
    9.5

    Microsoft BI (MSBI)

    95%
    4 Ratings

    Performance

    9.0

    Automation Anywhere

    90%
    2 Ratings
    7.0

    Microsoft BI (MSBI)

    70%
    4 Ratings

    Support Rating

    9.6

    Automation Anywhere

    96%
    15 Ratings
    8.8

    Microsoft BI (MSBI)

    88%
    21 Ratings

    In-Person Training

    Automation Anywhere

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.9

    Microsoft BI (MSBI)

    69%
    3 Ratings

    Online Training

    8.0

    Automation Anywhere

    80%
    1 Rating
    8.5

    Microsoft BI (MSBI)

    85%
    2 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    8.0

    Automation Anywhere

    80%
    2 Ratings
    9.6

    Microsoft BI (MSBI)

    96%
    14 Ratings

    Configurability

    8.0

    Automation Anywhere

    80%
    1 Rating
    10.0

    Microsoft BI (MSBI)

    100%
    2 Ratings

    Ease of integration

    8.0

    Automation Anywhere

    80%
    1 Rating

    Microsoft BI (MSBI)

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Product Scalability

    9.0

    Automation Anywhere

    90%
    1 Rating

    Microsoft BI (MSBI)

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Vendor post-sale

    7.0

    Automation Anywhere

    70%
    1 Rating

    Microsoft BI (MSBI)

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Vendor pre-sale

    7.0

    Automation Anywhere

    70%
    1 Rating

    Microsoft BI (MSBI)

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Automation Anywhere

    Automation anywhere is well suited in most rule-based processes. It can manage high-volume transactions with accuracy and scale up quickly. It is very flexible in terms of integration and implementation. The bots can be scheduled, monitored and performance can be reported on a regular basis. It works well with most enterprise solutions.
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    Microsoft

    The Microsoft BI suite of tools, which comprises tools from the SQL Server suite, provides end-to-end features and functionality for businesses of any size. Users who need dashboards and reports fast will benefit from this tool. It’s simple to connect to databases, cloud storage systems, and CSV files of any type. This makes the dashboards suitable for a more rapid presentation workflow because we can easily incorporate them into PowerPoint presentations. Enterprise and standard editions are both available for some tools.
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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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    Microsoft

    • The layout of Power BI is very intuitive. Someone that is familiar with Excel and working with Charts and Graphs in that environment will find the learning curve a rather short one to start using Power BI.
    • I like the way Power BI fits an assortment of users and how the functionality that you engage is replicated in Excel, that being Power Query and Power Pivot. So what you learn in one tool can be readily applied towards the other which allows you to more effectively apply your training.
    • I appreciate how Microsoft is working to develop tools that go a long ways to empowering the end user. Prior to Power BI I would have had to consult with a "BI" professional to develop a dashboard. With Power BI I don't have to consult with anyone, I can work to put together the dash board I want and using a tool set that is really robust and allows me to engage an enormous amount of data. It's provides a great deal of flexibility and the types of data I can connect to.
    • Updates...Microsoft is working diligently to keep Power BI current with monthly updates. They do a really good job of listening to the end user, if there is functionality not currently present just give them a month or so.
    • Just to be clear, even though it's easy to get going right out of the gate with Power BI it provides plenty of opportunities to create some really sophisticated reporting solutions. With DAX in Power Pivot and M language in Power Query, you are provided with plenty of head room to do some really amazing things in Power BI.
    • Training...there are resources across the web for learning and growing your skills and Power BI. And what's even better is the majority of those resources are free.
    • Data engagement, when presenting the data to the end user Power BI goes a long way to allowing that end user to engage the data and begin to identify root cause by simply interacting with the graph/chart/data set. It allows for really fluid engagement. Prior to Power BI so many times during the presentation of data we often times ended the engagement with that data with more questions than what were answered. With Power BI, more often than not, the end user is able to get answers to the questions by simply clicking on the data in the graph/chart/dataset to see the details. This tool really does have the capacity to make you look like a rock star.
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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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    Microsoft

    • The race to perfect gathering of Non-Traditional datasets is on-going; with Microsoft arguably not the leader of the pack in this category.
    • Licensing options for PowerBI visualizations may be a factor. I.e. if you need to implement B2C PowerBI visualizations, the cost is considerably high especially for startups.
    • Some clients are still resistant putting their data on the cloud, which restricts lots of functionality to Power BI.
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    Pricing Details

    Automation Anywhere

    Starting Price

    $0

    Editions & Modules

    Automation Anywhere editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules
    Cloud-Only Starter Pack$7501
    Advanced Pack (Cloud or On-Premises)Contact for quote2

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Microsoft BI (MSBI)

    Starting Price

    $999 per user/per month

    Editions & Modules

    Microsoft BI (MSBI) editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules
    Power BI Pro9.991
    Power BI Premium4,9952

    Footnotes

    1. per user/per month
    2. per month

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Likelihood to Renew

    Automation Anywhere

    To continue enjoying the benefits of our productivity improvements and efficiency focus.
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    Microsoft

    Microsoft BI is fundamental to our suite of BI applications. That being said, Northcraft Analytics is focused on delighting our customers, so if the underlying factors of our decision change, we would choose to re-write our BI applications on a different stack. Luckily, mathematics are the fundamental IP of our technology... and is portable across all BI platforms for the foreseeable future.
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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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    Microsoft

    The Microsoft BI tools have great usability for both developers and end users alike. For developers familiar with Visual Studio, there is little learning curve. For those not, the single Visual Studio IDE means not having to learn separate tools for each component. For end-users, the web interface for SSRS is simple to navigate with intuitive controls. For ad-hoc analysis, Excel can connect directly to SSAS and provide a pivot table like experience which is familiar to many users. For database development, there is beginning to be some confusion, as there are now three tool choices (VS, SSMS, Azure Data Studio) for developers. I would like to see Azure Data Studio become the superset of SSMS and eventually supplant it.
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    Reliability and Availability

    Automation Anywhere

    No answers on this topic

    Microsoft

    The product has been reliable.
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    Performance

    Automation Anywhere

    No answers on this topic

    Microsoft

    SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) can drag at times. We created two report servers and placed them under an F5 load balancer. This configuration has worked well. We have seen sluggish performance at times due to the Windows Firewall.
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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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    Microsoft

    While support from Microsoft isn't necessarily always best of breed, you're also not paying the price for premium support that you would on other platforms. The strength of the stack is in the ecosystem that surrounds it. In contrast to other products, there are hundreds, even thousands of bloggers that post daily as well as vibrant user communities that surround the tool. I've had much better luck finding help with SQL Server related issues than I have with any other product, but that help doesn't always come directly from Microsoft.
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    In-Person Training

    Automation Anywhere

    No answers on this topic

    Microsoft

    This training was more directed toward what the product was capable of rather than actual programming.
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    Online Training

    Automation Anywhere

    Perfect training from the online academy the software offers it for free
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    Microsoft

    I have used on-line training from Microsoft and from Pragmatic Works. I would recommend Pragmatic Works as the best way to get up to speed quickly, and then use the Microsoft on-line training to deep dive into specific features that you need to get depth with.
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    Implementation Rating

    Automation Anywhere

    Nothing in particular
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    Microsoft

    We are a consulting firm and as such our best resources are always billing on client projects. Our internal implementation has weaknesses, but that's true for any company like ours. My rating is based on the product's ease of implementation.
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    Alternatives Considered

    Automation Anywhere

    In terms of costing, Uipath is more cost effective. Uipath doesn't support Unicode based websites but Automation Anywhere can help on this front. The user interface of Uipath is more user-friendly and attractive over Automation Anywhere. AA has a stronger network of resellers as compared to Uipath so you may be getting pushed for it and it's advisable to make decisions based on your own specific requirements.
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    Microsoft

    We have used the built in ConnectWise Manager reports and custom reports. The reports provide static data. PowerBI shows us live data we can drill down into and easily adjust parameters. It's much more useful than a static PDF report.
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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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    Microsoft

    No answers on this topic

    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.
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    Microsoft

    • As a SaaS provider we see being able to provide self-service BI to our client users as a competitive advantage. In fact the MSSQL enabled BI is a contributing factor to many winning RFPs we have done for prospective client organisations.
    • However MSSQL BI requires extensive knowledge and skills to design and develop data warehouses & data models as a foundation to support business analysts and users to interrogate data effectively and efficiently. Often times we find having strong in-house MSSQL expertise is a bless.
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