Clearing the path to automation
February 07, 2019

Clearing the path to automation

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with UiPath Enterprise RPA Platform

We've been using UiPath internally to create a few robots for testing logins and interface interactions on some of the platforms we work with.

We haven't really solved any business problems, per se, yet, but I can see us using this tool in the future for automating a lot of testing that is tedious, boring and error-prone for our developers to perform.

Pros

  • The main strength of UiPath is the ease of use. I was able to build simple, working robots myself using the drag-and-drop functionality in a workflow. No programming was required, which is awesome for people who have great automation ideas and would like to apply them to their work, but are afraid to get their hands "dirty with code". This is one of the biggest strengths an RPA tool can have since it tackles one of the main challenges: people are generally afraid robots will replace them and make them redundant. If you can give the same people access to an RPA tool they can easily understand and use, they will turn that fear into creative ways of automating boring work and gaining more time to do valuable, interesting work.
  • Another thing I really liked was the ability to use existing robots/workflows in the creation of new ones. I'm not aware of any UiPath competitors offering this feature as well, but it's a powerful tool to have in your RPA software. It means you can re-use previous automation steps easily, without having to re-write code or build workflows from scratch.

Cons

  • I haven't found anything missing from UiPath, but this may change as we delve deeper into its capabilities. The only thing I can think that would help "codeless users" would be some sort of color coding that we could add to workflow blocks. This may even be a feature, but I couldn't find it. It would allow someone who has a structured, but code-less approach to build a robot by figuring out what each block does. For example, I could color data gathering blocks yellow, data crunching blocks green and data outputs orange. However, I may be the only one needing such a convoluted way of structuring their work :)
I have used SeeShell a bit, but it seems to be much more limited in terms of functionality.
Based on our current experience with the tool, I don't see any limitations to what the tool can do. So you could potentially use it to automate anything from single end-user interactions to complex business processes. Since we have not yet used the paid version, the cost could potentially be the only drawback. I do think that even if UiPath charges a hefty price for their tool, it is still well worth the value it brings, especially for organizations that will use it to its full potential.

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