SolarWinds Task Factory vs. UiPath Automation Platform

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
SolarWinds Task Factory
Score 8.3 out of 10
N/A
According to the vendor, SolarWinds Task Factory saves time managing tedious ELT/ETL tasks with high-performing SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) components that can be used within the Visual Studio environment to connect to nearly any data source. Task Factory’s components and tasks have been optimized to ensure fast performance of data-centric applications, and the user can run Task Factory…N/A
UiPath Automation Platform
Score 8.5 out of 10
N/A
UiPath's hyperautomation platform combines a Robotic Process Automation (RPA) solution with capabilities to enable organizations to scale digital business operations at speed, automating millions of repetitive, mind-numbing tasks for businesses and government organizations all over the world.
$420
per month
Pricing
SolarWinds Task FactoryUiPath Automation Platform
Editions & Modules
Task Factory
1,245 (annual subscription license)
per server
Task Factory Azure Data Factory
1,495 (annual subscription license)
per ADF node
Automation Developer
$420
per month
Unattended Automation
$1380
per month
Automation Team
$1930
per month
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
SolarWinds Task FactoryUiPath Automation Platform
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
YesYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsA 60-day trial is available. Buyers can also configure any of these plans to fit the business needs.
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Features
SolarWinds Task FactoryUiPath Automation Platform
Data Source Connection
Comparison of Data Source Connection features of Product A and Product B
SolarWinds Task Factory
9.4
40 Ratings
12% above category average
UiPath Automation Platform
-
Ratings
Connect to traditional data sources9.440 Ratings00 Ratings
Data Transformations
Comparison of Data Transformations features of Product A and Product B
SolarWinds Task Factory
9.1
39 Ratings
10% above category average
UiPath Automation Platform
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Ratings
Simple transformations8.739 Ratings00 Ratings
Complex transformations9.635 Ratings00 Ratings
Data Governance
Comparison of Data Governance features of Product A and Product B
SolarWinds Task Factory
9.4
3 Ratings
12% above category average
UiPath Automation Platform
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Ratings
Integration with data quality tools9.22 Ratings00 Ratings
Integration with MDM tools9.63 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
SolarWinds Task FactoryUiPath Automation Platform
Likelihood to Recommend
8.2
(40 ratings)
9.7
(195 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.2
(3 ratings)
9.0
(7 ratings)
Usability
9.1
(1 ratings)
8.0
(6 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
9.1
(1 ratings)
8.0
(82 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(2 ratings)
Implementation Rating
8.2
(1 ratings)
8.0
(2 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
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8.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
SolarWinds Task FactoryUiPath Automation Platform
Likelihood to Recommend
SolarWinds
Since I started working with this great tool all data analysis programs have been running effectively. Implementation of projects and tasks have been effective and reliable. Data collected from each department gives us working plan on better management of various programs. The Dimension Merge SCD Transform helps us to load large volumes of data within a short period of time.
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UiPath
UiPath Automation Platform is well-suited for automating repetitive and time-consuming tasks such as invoice processing, data entry, and report generation. By using UiPath Automation Platform, employees can focus on more strategic tasks, which leads to increased efficiency. Additionally, UiPath Automation Platform is highly effective at automating rule-based processes, such as financial processes like bank statement reconciliation, account payable, and account receivable processes that follow a set of predetermined rules.
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Pros
SolarWinds
  • The single most beneficial component to Task Factory is the Upsert component. If you're familiar with writing MERGE statements in T-SQL, you'll appreciate the Upsert component. Drag the component into your Data Flow and a few clicks later you have a MERGE without the code complexities.
  • Where some native SSIS components leave you wanting more, Task Factory extends on many of these components as well as support for data sources not native to SSIS components.
  • The number of extra components that come in the Task Factory tool kit will expand your tool belt to do just about anything you need or want to accomplish in SSIS.
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UiPath
  • UiPath is very simple to learn.
  • Any type of application can be automated (Desktop Application, Web Application and also applications reachable only via remote technologies such as Citrix, Remote Desktop and so on).
  • The writing of a process code takes place entirely through the use of objects. In the event that there were no objects capable of solving a particular problem, it is possible to use some languages of the .net platform such as: VB.net, C#.
  • It is easy to scale the solution by adding more robots to run a process in case the solution requires more performance in the future.
  • It can also be used by functional analysts to design the flow to be automated.
  • An academy is available online where basic and advanced courses can be taken. It is also possible to take a completely free basic certification.
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Cons
SolarWinds
  • It was built by Pragmatic Works who sold it to SentryOne and now Solar Winds, concerned about future support. SolarWinds is discontinuing support for related products such as BiXpress.
  • Had issues with connecting to certain versions of SQL Server - would fail when deploying one package - had to deploy the entire solutions.
  • Occasional random failures observed with the Filter tranform.
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UiPath
  • As I mentioned, Excel automation is not very effective, there are a number of packages to add, but there is nothing as smooth as a good macro.
  • Working with selectors is certainly challenging and UiPath does a good job with that, but there is room for improvement since the interface could be smarter in selecting the right attributes and warn the user if something is not properly setup.
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Likelihood to Renew
SolarWinds
Task Factory has become a key product for our use of doing ETL work in SSIS. Their custom SSIS components allow us to work simply on the data engineering side of things. We can ignore the lower level work needed to connect to disparate data sources. This allows us to work faster and provide more value to the business
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UiPath
This platform has so much potential and have been garnering a lot of attention by proving benefits in terms of saving operational and manpower costs. I am sure with minute efforts we were able to achieve our ROI and the same is the case with many of our customers whom we have been working around Digital Automation initiatives.
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Usability
SolarWinds
Compared to some of the other transformations I have worked with, it really is pretty simple for the type of functionality you get
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UiPath
It's an easy to maintain and easy to use RPA Tool. It has a relatively low learning curve when compared to other RPA tools in the market. That is mostly due to it's Academy where the bulk of engineers gather their information from. And their Community Forum, is outstanding with support from around the world and almost, if not all, every topic imaginable in the RPA field.
The Community Edition is updated on a regular basis, and last year they even managed to release a build every month!
The Orchestrator, Platform, Go!, Academy is cloud based which makes access to information and data very easy.
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Reliability and Availability
SolarWinds
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UiPath
Its a cloud based platform which is easily available and used
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Performance
SolarWinds
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UiPath
It has proved and provided good performance across platforms and technologies.
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Support Rating
SolarWinds
Overall, the best vendor we currently have on the data side of the house. No issues, issues are resolved very quickly and upgrades go without any issues.
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UiPath
UiPath RPA has an exceptional studio interface. It has been a year and so since I am using UiPath RPA. Whether it is some my personal task to scrape information & links from the Journal or find a specific character string from multiple PDF collection using OCR, UiPath RPA has made its roots to our technological ecosystem
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Online Training
SolarWinds
No answers on this topic
UiPath
Video material supported by text. The training has evolved a lot in the past 3 years to become more attractive. Specific training tracks exist for the different roles in RPA development, where everyone is expected to learn basic development.
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Implementation Rating
SolarWinds
Overall it went smoothly. Had a couple of gotchas with licensing and upgrading but nothing that really stopped us.
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UiPath
The implementation was quick and practical
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Alternatives Considered
SolarWinds
ZappySys is an alternative provider that we tested. However, we found the ease of use, set up and installation to be much simplier and quicker using Task Factory. ZappySys has a number of the same connectors but are more difficult to setup and the GUI is not as intuitive and simple to use.
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UiPath
As compared to other products, we require programming knowledge and concepts to work but UiPath is for everyone. It provides us extensive event logging at various stages and effective exception handling for applications and business. It increases our agility and enhances the overall productivity further by using the source control SVC. The solution that we implemented is also very scalable in terms of incorporating new requirements.
The open source tools require lots of IT effort in order to set up and maintain over time. UiPath is like a complete package and customer service is also active in terms of solving issues arising while automating procession on a day to day basis.
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Scalability
SolarWinds
No answers on this topic
UiPath
It can be widely used across various departments regardless of platform the product,processes, use cases are build on.
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Return on Investment
SolarWinds
  • We were able to support our developers with Task Factory features and reduce the development time by 40%.
  • Recently Task Factory has changed their pricing module and it seems to be pretty costly for our process. Our business team has started to evaluate whether this is worth it going forward.
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UiPath
  • We are well on our way to automating our expenses, saving so many hours for project managers and engagement managers.
  • Proofs-of-concept excite our clients, though we are yet to make a sale on a project.
  • UiPath specifically has incited interest with our apprentices and has led them to join the RPA team.
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