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126 Ratings
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Score 7.6 out of 100
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Score 7.8 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

Microsoft Power Automate

[Microsoft Power Automate (formerly Microsoft Flow) is well suited] if you have scenarios where you want to automate email notifications or getting approvals from different stakeholders.Also if you need integrations with some other M365 Applications, this works great. To make the flows running longer than 30 days you need to do some workarounds like create new flow post 30 days. This is still a challenge in Power Automate
Ankit saxena | 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

Microsoft Power Automate

  • Allow for important tasks, reminders and emails to be automatically redelivered and pinned for importance.
  • Ease of template use and flow wizard to help those unfamiliar with its potential.
  • Integrates across the entire O365 suite which makes the tool easy to access and little effort to deploy. Simple licensing roll-out is all that is needed.
  • Self-help knowledge base is very informative.
Jesse Bickel, MS - PMP | 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

Microsoft Power Automate

  • One thing is, unlike PowerApps, it's not for everyone. You need some technical know how.
  • Sometimes connections get broken and you might have to recreate the Flow, which can be a nightmare scenario depending on how big it is.
  • Cryptic error messages, I feel we could be given more info when a Flow fails.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Automation Anywhere

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

Microsoft Power Automate

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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

Microsoft Power Automate

Microsoft Power Automate 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Microsoft Power Automate (formerly Microsoft Flow) is very user friendly. It is mostly just click to add functions or connections and then fill in pertinent information to ensure that the connector functions the way that you want. I was able to create my first flow within minutes just by looking through the connectors and piecing it together.
Phillip Templeton | 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

Microsoft Power Automate

Microsoft Power Automate 7.2
Based on 7 answers
So Microsoft Flow support for its general troubleshooting or correcting issues is excellent. But to my knowledge, Microsoft Flow itself does not have service providers, even though they offer templates on their online app. I have found myself many times trying to complete individual actions that have no known template or even forum example. Every business is unique, and Microsoft does an excellent job of providing versatile yet straightforward systems. Microsoft Flow is definitely on the more advanced side of things. Having support or being able to purchase superior service (on building personalized flows) would be great.
Matthew Smith | 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

Microsoft Power Automate

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Implementation Rating

Automation Anywhere

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

Microsoft Power Automate

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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

Microsoft Power Automate

Like all plugin type enabler programs, Flow bridges a gap that SharePoint couldn't fill on its own. SharePoint allows for some helpful automation of collaboration, but where it falls short is where Flow has an opportunity to elaborate. On-Prem Nintex and SharePoint 2016 are both the pinnacle of ease of use and user experience, but they are no longer available to our organization. Since it is the survivor, the goal is to learn to adapt and make the platform sing. If Flow gets the triggers and event-based activity sorted out, along with doing a great job of prepackaging some basic critical functionality like approvals, WIP tracking, and notifications, it should be a great addition to the tool kit.
Chris Carpenter | 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

Microsoft Power Automate

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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

Microsoft Power Automate

  • With Microsoft Flow, you can connect to many data sources such as DocuSign, Dropbox, Facebook, Google Drive, Google Sheets, Office 365, OneDrive, Salesforce, Slack, SQL Server, and Twitter.
  • Templates are often useful for automating many common business workflows, but you can easily create your own as well.
  • Negative - Not all column types are supported by Flow.
Anonymous | 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

Microsoft Power Automate

General

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

Microsoft Power Automate Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

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