UI Path - A good choice for beginners & experts
April 01, 2019

UI Path - A good choice for beginners & experts

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with UiPath Enterprise RPA Platform

In my company, we have used UiPath since 2017 by the IT department COE team. To date we have had no process where we could not robotize using UiPath. Of course, it is necessary to focus on processes that have standards, are manual and repetitive. RPA is not about robotizing everything, but rather robotizing the processes that are prepared for it.

Until today we robotized several areas. Among them: P2P, R2R, O2C and HR. It was a great challenge in the beginning, however, we currently have more than 200 robots in operation here.

We are automating processes in our legacy systems that either do not provide API access or would require significant development time to rewrite the core programming. By using UiPath and RPA we can reduce the amount of operations hours required without affecting our product's core functionality. This automation allows us to evolve our operations analysts as business and process analysts allowing for a more well-rounded team. UiPath is also making us full document and understand everything. Where certain analysts knew only their own processes we can now diversify and spread operations knowledge among everyone.


Also I have achieved following automation targets through UiPath :

1. Sanity tests for the web platform UI components and functionality availability.

2. Report generation for the business users by taking screenshots and recording error details for the transactions from the web portal

3. Manual tasks done by support team on request like service restart, service now ticket creation etc

4. Weekend maintenance task where multiple interdependent systems gets restarted with zero downtime on product availability.

Pros

  • UiPath has user friendly interface for both studio and orchestrator.
  • UiPath can easily integrate with multiple third party apps which makes it more sustainable where our automation needs to interact with apps like service now, twilio etc
  • Installing and maintaining UiPath environment is quite an easy task and they work well both in open and behind firewall environments
  • UiPath activities are so perfectly named that we do not have to look towards any guide for help
  • UiPath have a good pre and after sales service where they provide all kind of help required based on your license subscription

Cons

  • More integration options can be provided for PDF files
  • The documentation of ReFramework is very confusing, although there is the Advanced Course of UiPath, where the focus is ReFramework itself. I believe this is the most difficult, since certification is mandatory in ReFramework, and it is the Framework indicated by the company for the solution of problems
  • Whatever flows I develop using previous versions, it becomes little difficult to open the same in latest versions. We need to update all the package which was used earlier
  • Pricing is bit aggressive compared to other but is manageable for the quality of software they provide.
  • With latest versions some bugs are there, some features like "get visible text" is not reliable always. So always migrate to latest version after 2 or 3 months once the product is stabilized.
  • Not many object or element tools for interacting with a legacy system of SAP or other ERP systems
  • Our company has found high ROI for their projects due to the nature of its highly transactional, repetitive and necessary work.
  • The fact that the overall cost of the bots developed in UiPath compared to other RPA tools is low, the ROI starts with a high note
  • There is also full fledged RPA academy training which no other competitor offers. So again in terms of training we get a free training & ROI is again high as there is zero cost of training for an employee.

With a wave of many RPA vendors, UI path is
the best one I've used till date. The overall IDE, the simplicity of the
visuals and the complete yet free version of studio has no parallel. The fact
that the overall cost of the bots developed in UI Path compared to other RPA
tools is low, the ROI starts with a high note! There is also full fledged RPA
academy training which no other competitor offers. It has clear distinctions
between various recorders for Desktop, Web & Citrix. Its advanced computer
vision to get correct elements is also like no other. Has a user friendly drag
& drop workflow which requires minimum knowledge of .Net for coding
purposes. UiPath software and platform is a fast, easy and reliable way
of developing your RPA team, implementing your automations and maintaining it.
As an organization implementing RPA, you need to look at what pricing they
offer, and compare it with what other RPA providers (e.g. BluePrism,
AutomateAnywhere, Kofax Kapow) have to offer, while also considering what value
each of them offer.


Have a better activities side
bar that breaks up the available activity boxes so you are
not always searching for things.This software can really
increase your operating efficiency, and doest need
an expensive IT team to use it. Benefits of the RPA projects really stand out
in the results of the company, if you are not using RPA solutions you should
start now with UiPath. If you're looking for agility and ease of
implementation, and great support and integration with other tools, there's no
way you can not choose UiPath instead of other tools on the market. Any
guy having who wants to still groom in Programming and RPA can opt this tool as
it will never hamper coding skills of any one.

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