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Automation Anywhere Vs UiPath: Which RPA Tool Will You Choose?

In this article, we take a look at the basic differences between Automation Anywhere and UiPath- two of the most popular RPA tools.

As the world is moving towards building new processes, it has fuelled the absolute necessity for automation. Now, every organisation, big or small is aiming to automate business processes in a way that it complements the manual strategising. 

RPA is a technology that automates repetitive tasks by mimicking human actions, and the process is a set of sequential actions that lead to desired results. Using RPA, you can design a program using some logic and sequence wherein a tool initialise the bot which goes through the data, analyse the relevant data and extract it and paste it to an excel file.

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While RPA is becoming the new age marvel which is being utilised by enterprises to automate their tasks and processes, the market for RPA is mostly dominated by two powerful and dynamic RPA companies – UiPath and Automation Anywhere. In this article, we do a comparative analysis of the two most popular robotic process automation (RPA) tools.

In terms of popularity on Google search trends, UiPath beats Automation Anywhere by a big margin.

Cognitive Features

Automation Anywhere has combined RPA with native artificial intelligence (AI) to support unstructured data, web-based architecture, its acquisition of KlevOps to enhance attended automation, its strong ecosystem supported by its marketplace and more than $800 million in funding to accelerate further product research and development. Automation Anywhere is the first company with a native cognitive, analytics and Bot Store.

UiPath has a lower cognitive services ability than Automation Anywhere, but with partnerships with other vendors, the company may enhance its cognitive abilities as well. If we look at UiPath, we can see that after its acquisition of ProcessGold and StepShot last year, UiPath became the first company of scale to converge on both process mining and Robotic Process Automation. According to Gartner, this combination of RPA with process mining and AI/ML creates intelligent hyper-automation for UiPath customers.

Partnerships

Automation Anywhere came out with a strategic partnership with Microsoft, which will assist thousands of businesses of all sizes across multiple industries, enhance processes with automation. Customers will now be able to access Automation Anywhere bots from Microsoft Azure to help manage large, unstructured datasets, decrease time-to-market, and lower operating costs.  Automation Anywhere customers have the ability to run automations directly from the application of choice – MS Excel, SFDC, Google Sheets. Automation anywhere has strategic partnerships with Workday and Salesforce as well.

UiPath, on the other hand, has partnered with Sisense, an analytics platform to leverage Sisense’s technology platform to deliver advanced business analytics capabilities to UiPath’s industry-leading RPA software platform. The integration of Sisense’s AI-powered analytics to the UiPath platform takes the customers’ automation strategy to the next level.  Apart from that, UiPath has a partnership with ABBYY on content intelligence to enable digital workers to turn content into business insights. As a UiPath technology partner, ABBYY’s Content IQ technologies and solutions automatically classify documents and extract data turning content into structured, actionable information, thus enhancing the customer experience, and improving operational efficiency.

Also Read: What UiPath Layoffs Mean For Robotic Process Automation Industry?

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Vishal Chawla
Vishal Chawla is a senior tech journalist at Analytics India Magazine and writes about AI, data analytics, cybersecurity, cloud computing, and blockchain. Vishal also hosts AIM's video podcast called Simulated Reality- featuring tech leaders, AI experts, and innovative startups of India.

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