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UiPath Enterprise RPA Platform Review: "UiPath is a Major Upgrade in Automation and Digital Transformation"
- It provides more control while dealing with Web Applications, Desktop Applications, VDI and Image-Based Automation on Citrix.
- Can be extended its scope on Mainframe Automation.
- GitHub Integration in order to maintain different repositories for different process.
- Implementing image-based automation is quite challenging especially when you are working on the Client network using VDI.
- There can be many more activities that need to be provided so it can be further enhanced.
- If not possible to give the activities, then at least provide some paid activities like Abby OCR when it comes to the Optical Character Recognition.
- They have recently rolled out a course which is having contents for automating salesforce application, but no automation is required when you use sales force for development.
- Extension to Linux based Applications.
- Security can be further enhanced by providing different activities rather than basic Typesecurestring in order to control logging at the verbose level.
lot of activities that work in the background.
- UiPath provides free trial version of both Community and Enterprise edition. UiPath provides free tutorials and documentations
- UiPath provides a strong, active and very helpful official community platform for clarifying doubts, sharing issues etc and has assigned an official team for providing support for the community users through this platform.
- UiPath is an easy to learn and use tool with a great user interface.
- Unlike other leading RPA tools UiPath provides a great user interface so that a person with minimum technical knowledge can understand the flow
- UiPath provides large number of activities which we can reuse as per our need just by changing the properties and parameters
- It provides the flexibility to create custom activities as per users need.
- UiPath provides the flexibility to use unattended robot without need of Orchestrator.
- UiPath orchestrator component is a very powerful tool which if utilized effectively can make the robot management and monitoring very easy.
- Sometimes it is difficult to find the objects locators using UiPath especially on Legacy Platforms.
- The licencing cost per user is higher when compared to other RPA tools available in market.
- Non availability of maximize option in Property edit box, argument value edit box is another flaw.
inbuilt activities and support for custom activities.
We have tried automating insurance processes for our internal stakeholders and the result and feedback received was awesome. We have automated processes for claims processing where we have validated various excel formulas to calculate correct the payouts. The best part is we can reuse the automated processes.
- One benefit I've noticed is the training modules. These modules have provided users with a good base of knowledge to create bots without any prior experience. This has made it very user-friendly which can be a concern when it comes to RPA platforms.
- Another benefit is the re-usability of the platform. We have been able to share bots amongst teams to use for clients with similar needs/processes with slight modifications. Similarly, teams have shared bots they have used to improve internal processes, usually PMO related.
- UiPath is a good platform for improving overall efficiency with PMO activities. It is based on Microsoft SharePoint workflow which makes the interface more familiar and my team has been able to use it to confirm the accuracy of travel expenses and client invoicing.
- UiPath can work to improve overall processing capabilities in terms of data. While I have not personally experienced it, other users within my company have had an issue in running a bot pulling information from multiple large data files. I believe UiPath is most likely working to improve this aspect.
- Firstly, Web scraping - Data scraping became so easy after deploying Uipath. It provides various OCR engines to get through Scraping.
- Secondly, Excel Automation - It seems like UiPath studio is well suited for excel automation.
- Thirdly, Remote Controlling - using Orchestrator you can easily invoke remote robots so as to get your work done on remote machine and working on current machine.
- We have deployed the technology since 6 mos. We are facing a major challenge in front of us. The invoice automation can only be done when the invoices are on website. Usually we fetch invoices from partner websites as PDF. Thus we are doing an extra work in scraping PDF.
- There is need of Screen Recording facility when performing robot activities. So that it is easy to debug when the robot gets stopped unexpectedly.
- When writing data to excel there should be an option to write the data one by one to excel file or inside a buffer table. Till now UiPath stores excel/table data first to a temporary table and then writes to excel/csv. There can be a case when you want to write the data directly to excel/csv. In other words, the data should be written real-time.
Fetching data from various sources/channels > Writing to CSVs > Merging daily CSVs > Getting Insights and analytics
UiPath Enterprise RPA Platform Review: "UiPath will change the way how you thing about process improvments"
- UiPath Academy
- UiPath Community
- Friendly user UiPath layout
- Good Uipath support
- Abby software should be provided, now you have to pay for tis advance OCR tool
- You need to have at least some programing skills, UiPath say at the beginning you do not need....
- Easy to implement, also with little coding experience.
- Users always get excited when they see a robot doing their 'boring' tasks.
- Tons and tons of options and features.
- Upgrading to newer versions can be a challenge
- Customer support can be a hassle
- Excellent low code environment, easy for beginners to pick up as well as experts in the field. Very intuitive and due to UiPath Studio being an application rather than a web-app, it is much quicker and more stable than other low code tools such as Oracle Integration Cloud.
- Brilliant online learning through UiPath academy, perfect for people who are new to either UiPath or RPA in general. Easy to listen to and very informative. Doesn't take ages to get through or to understand either.
- UiPath Go and third-party support help massively when creating automations as it is likely someone has done something similar already. So given that the automation is open-source, it is very easy to get going.
- Easy to use orchestrator allows for deploying robots with minimal stress, switching from DEV to PROD environments is very simple.
- Selecting variables for functions can be tricky for novices as there are no "recommended" variables and some are badly named and require googling, memorizing, and wasting time.
- It is expensive and for low-level automations there are cheaper or free alternatives.
- Adding extensions can cause issues, some do not install properly and sometimes pre-requisites are not listed.
It is less appropriate to use where integration/automation is already included, such as with certain Oracle cloud systems.
1. Fetching website data to a local spreadsheet in one click.
2. Automatic feeding the local data to other websites for client management.
3. Fetching new prices from product specific sites.
- Native Excel support makes it a unique RPA tool among all others.
- Data fetching from different websites using the scraping feature.
- No coding is required.
- RE Framework requires more understanding.
- Some features like data scraping do not apply in every case where a websites changes/updates its HTML structure.
- UiPath does not have debugging in the robot feature.
Not well suited for where websites changes/updates their structure on a regular basis.
- User-friendly interface. It is very easy to get UiPath expert. The only mantra is getting your hands dirty and you will be a guru of it in no time.
- I believe UiPath Academy is well organized to get you started with the RPA.
- ReFramework was a bit confusing at first for me, but once I got my feet dirty in there and it's pretty useful in there.
- Excel Addins disappears while I use Excel application scope, but it works fine if I use start process/job. It would be great if this issue gets resolved.
RPA has become a game changer in our Engineering project deliveries by enabling us to deliver project well before the deadlines. RPA is used for Citrix automation, Recruiting, Project Management Invoice Preparation, AutoCAD 2D to 3D model conversion, Data Transfer between Project wise and Business Collaborator portal, Finance Invoice processing with OCR and many related tasks. The stakeholders were able to showcase the effectiveness of RPA in their annual report.
- Citrix Data Entry and Validation
- Bulk file download and upload
- Invoice preparation by integrating with VBA Scripting
- Finance invoice processing with OCR
- Artificial Intelligence and decision making capability for BOTs in the long run
- Automatic licence management between different tenants based on work load
- Being an industry leader, UiPath can focus on zero coding environment so that even people with no programming knowledge can use it
- I liked the Step-Recording tool, very intuitive.
- I liked the workflow.
- I liked REFramework, it helps a lot in controlling logs.
- I liked the drag-and-drop interface, extremely simple and fast to use!
- The reading part of the PDF needs to be reviewed and the use of variables updated.
- The PDF reader should be reviewed. It has many bugs when trying to scan a PDF to the internet.
- Suppose we need to fetch data from a web application and process the data to generate report and mailing, all these activities are done very simple and effective way.
- In-build framework helps for easy implementation.
- Tools - is an intelligent automation tool. It helps in fetching data from multiple pages without any coding.
- It cannot handle large processes.
- Code implementation is hard to get for new things.
- Slow execution.
- Easy to learn and easy to use
- Strong UI Explorer feature
- Universal search feature
- Easy activity creation for process automation
- Hanging issue of AI while implementing
- Slow startup of application
- No Validation is displayed in the application as if the user starts the app from system startup instead of double-clicking application setup.
- UiPath handles a lot of problems we are facing in Citrix environment like windows keys and commands.
- It is easy to read the text from Image, PDF using OCR engines like Google, Microsoft and results are accurate.
- We can also add our own DLL or NuGet packages in UiPath.
- For Web scraping, UiPath is the best solution. It gives you the result in few seconds.
- They could implement a find option in the workflow. It is very difficult to find the activities in the flowchart or sequence.
- Debugging, takes too much time. They could implement it how visual studio does it currently. If we put a break point, it should stop at that point. No need to show the process.
- Add option for adding own line of code inside a sequence.
After UiPath proved its value at reading data from applications and we had built up our trust in the tool, we started to make robots that could also put data into the systems. This had major benefits in terms of time savings and quality of data, but also the mood of our employees was an important factor.
- Ease of use. It's very intuitive to use, so pretty much anyone can automate their own process (as long as it is relatively simple).
- Fast. You can have a flow running in a day.
- The predefined activities make it easy to drag and drop building blocks for a process. Just set the parameters and you're good to go.
- The academy is free which gives you the opportunity to check it out and get comfortable with it without having to spend a lot of money.
- The community really helps. Most questions you have are already answered (and if not, support is excellent).
- Support generally answers within a day and keeps checking up with you to make sure a solution was reached.
- Even though it is easy to use, programming a robot that can be used by different persons requires a lot more skills. It is not as easy as they make it seem
- Getting to know UiPath with the Robot/Studio/Orchestrator components can be quite complicated and challenging. Fortunately there is the academy, but still not easy
- The different license models are not clear.
The most obvious problems are the 'swivel chair' operations where data from one system needs to be inputted in another. Other uses cases include building Excel tools based on data from systems and transforming data from one format to another (financial).
An interesting case was where our company had contracts with customers. The customers would then make orders based on that contract. However, often there were errors where the order had different data compared to the contract (e.g. different pricing, transportation). Those orders have to be adapted to the contract as soon as possible. A robot currently takes care of that instead of an employee that had to check regularly for wrong orders.
- Ease of use
- The interface is user-friendly.
- The implementation and editing of selectors make the tool extremely powerful.
- Courses at UiPath Academy make learning very easy and fast.
- The Orchestrator course is really good.
- The documentation of Re-Framework is very confusing.
- UiPath user interface is very intuitive and user-friendly.
- UiPath Academy provides lots of great training courses and training material.
- There's good support for developers to help with coding mode advanced automation processes.
- Our developers faced some application slowness while developing a very complex process with dozens of mxml files. This was only during development though, the actual automation execution is running very smoothly.
- Browser Automation. Beats Selenium in this.
- Drag and drop makes it fun and easy to understand. The community is really helpful.
- Endless possibilities with cognitive introduction and Standford NLP.
- Easy to manipulate and understand the selector concept.
- Plug and play for IT reports, employee task management.
- Creating more job opportunities in every segment of the product.
- Engaging more complex systems and scalability.
- User-friendly tool to implement automation.
- Free learning platform with detailed material helps an organization to get trained and find developers easily.
- Regular upgrades with new features released almost every quarter.
- The best community forum where someone can post and get answers for most of their queries.
- Few legacy applications are still not supported for automation. But UiPath recently announced some activities with which legacy systems can also be well automated.
- No inbuilt chat functionality among the other developers of the team.
- No inbuilt error reporting feature. A support ticket should be raised manually.
- Various options to automate Citrix applications.
- Intuitive user interface to develop and design the solution. Three different ways to design the workflow allows us to get a better design.
- UI browser and intuitive editable selectors allow the developer to fine tune the robot for better automation.
- A wide range of third-party packages and a very warm community to support and solve most doubts.
- Impressive interaction between workflow files.
- The user interface is very intuitive, but could be more effective if the design allows a better view of the large and complex workflows
- Cross-platform support, not only Windows users but Unix user as well.
- They can be more orginal in the layout of the Studio app. Feels like a Office app for RPA
- Orchestrator for Community Edition users works very slowly and not that fluent as expected
UiPath Enterprise RPA Platform Review: "Easy to learn and use, and full of creativity and passion to create great things"
- Excellent management of project files and dependencies
- Easy integration with .Net technologies, also you can include new activities and features through the Package manager, that use all the power of NuGet
- Large set of activities that allow you to build the bots for a lot of scenarios and use cases. The limit is your imagination.
- Easy deployment of the projects and bots, locally or remotely through Orchestrator platform
- Easy coding and programming by the use of a quite friendly language: VB.net
- They have to improve the way of how to show error message to the developer, I mean in which file is the error and also, offer suggestions in case that you declare a wrong type of variable or if you are missing something else.
- For Citrix/Remote desktop environments they have to improve the recognition of some elements in the remote screen, the added a new package to do this but is still in beta version and need several adjustments.
- It would be awesome if we might choose the language we want to use to code the activities, because even when VB.net is easy, is not the most popular language, rather, C# is currently one of the most famous
- Easy integration with other applications
- Free On-line academy
- Free Community Edition
- UiPath has Orchestrator to manage robots but it's not worth it when we consider a project with less than 50 robots.
- Lack of documents about how to create Custom Activities. It would be great to have some detailed information. Today we have just the basics, so if you don't have experience it can be very hard to develop.
- It will be great to implement AI features in the future.
When I started working with UiPath I realized that it was a tool that would make a big difference in the market. Using it since 2015 I realized that the main focus of UiPath is to bring ease in the development of the robot. And that's exactly what the tool provides us. In addition, the online academy is a great differential. With free courses and a wide range of courses available, it is very easy for anyone to learn what RPA is and start applying it on a day to day basis. The Community version of the tool is also a great advantage compared to other tools available in the market.
In addition to the strengths mentioned above, the ease of integration with other tools is also somewhat surprising. Creating Custom Activities is something very easy to do. To this day I have not seen any situation where it was not possible to use UiPath to resolve because of this easy integration.
I can not stop commenting also about the Forum. There you can connect with several people who also use UiPath and share experiences. With just a few clicks you can find the solution that bothers you so much, as well as being able to share your own experiences.
In conclusion, I believe that UiPath is the market leader precisely for bringing ease of development and especially for listening to its users.
I've been working with UiPath since 2015. When we compare this RPA tool with others available in the market, we can see that the big difference is community-focused work. In addition, we can see that Uipath has been perfecting itself very quickly, which makes it a bit difficult to keep up with so many changes in such a short time. I would not say that this is a disadvantage, but that it is necessary to be in constant learning. Another point I wanted to mention is that the Orchestrator is a bit expensive, since it is necessary to purchase it separately. We should also make it clear that Orchestrator is only worth it if we have at least 50+ robots in operation. The lack of a resource that manages fewer robots is something that would be needed.
- Computer Vision: Latest CV activity enables efficient Citrix automation.
- Custom Activities: UiPath is very close to .net and C# languages and helps to expand the functionality by writing custom codes for actions which are not supported by UiPath
- Heaven for developers of a C#, Java, dot net background.
- Ease of development and BOT implementation.
- Awesome UiPath support team always help you whenever you are in a difficult situation.
- Not very great PDF activities.
- Debugging and testing is not up to the mark as provided by other RPA vendors
- Code sometimes becomes very large as each activity occupies some space on your computer screen. So it is difficult to look at the whole code in a single view. Another too,l like (AA), is good at that.
UiPath Enterprise RPA Platform Review: "UiPath has the best training courses and the best learning curve"
- Very easy to use, great learning curve. The UiPath academy is possibly the best portal to learn among other tools.
- Speed to start produced verified results.
- Excellent orchestrator for managing robots and logs.
- Best OCR is available on the market, including Citrix automation.
- I miss a functionality similar to the "immediate window" of Visual Studio. The Immediate window is used to debug and evaluate expressions, execute statements, and print variable values. The Immediate window evaluates expressions by building and using the currently selected project.
- Adapting the automation to new versions of the product can be challenging.
- It's not the most cost-friendly tool in the market.
UiPath Enterprise RPA Platform Scorecard Summary
About UiPath Enterprise RPA Platform
UiPath provides an enterprise RPA platform.
According to the vendor, key business benefits include:
• More than 2,750 enterprise customers and government agencies use UiPath's Enterprise RPA platform to rapidly deploy software robots that perfectly emulate and execute repetitive processes, boosting business productivity, ensuring compliance and enhancing customer experience across back-office and front-office operations.
• Our technology is used by thousands of companies particularly in document management, contact center, healthcare, finance and accounting, human resources, and supply chains and to address major technical challenges, including data extraction and migration, process automation, application integration and business process outsourcing.
• We encourage the best minds to contribute and create the next leap in RPA. More than 300,000 developers of all ranks are building upon the UiPath Community Edition, and to support this growing pool of talent, we brought UiPath Academy to the world as the first open online training and certification platform dedicated to RPA users. More than 200,000 users spanning all continents have enrolled in at least one of our online courses since its launch in April 2017.
Based in New York City, UiPath’s presence extends to 31 offices across 19 countries throughout North America, Europe, and Asia.
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