UiPath, the best way into RPA!
Alexander Cooper | TrustRadius Reviewer
Updated December 12, 2019

UiPath, the best way into RPA!

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Overall Satisfaction with UiPath Enterprise RPA Platform

We are using the UiPath Enterprise RPA Platform to produce proofs-of-concept for clients showing UiPath as an integration tool between Oracle legacy systems. Also aiding form filling in said systems and in new cloud-based systems. We are also in the process of linking UiPath automation with machine learning and artificial intelligence to automate our in-house expenses. Only the Capgemini Oracle Platform as a Service team are using UiPath as of now (that I am aware of). The business problems it addresses are lack of integration tools between old Oracle Legacy software and new or third-party applications or platforms.
  • 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.
  • 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.
BluePrism is UiPath's biggest competitor and is a world leader in the Robotic Process Automation section, and unfortunately, I do not see UiPath overtaking them in the next year. However, with UiPath being, in my opinion, much more accessible, the junior talent in our community accessing UiPath and getting into RPA will lead UiPath to become more popular in the future.
When used in conjunction with Oracle services or with other partner applications or platforms. Like any automation tool, the system it is deployed on must be robust, not prone to change, and normally require little human intervention. However, when used with advanced technologies, such as artificial intelligence and machine learning, it can be used to automate heavy tasks such as expenses.

It is less appropriate to use where integration/automation is already included, such as with certain Oracle cloud systems.