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Robotic Process Automation is a new age technology in today’s market used to automate mundane tasks, and to do this we need RPA Tools. To upskill your career in RPA, getting a UiPath training or Automation Anywhere training is a must, as this can help you land as an RPA developer. In this article on RPA Tools, the following topics will be covered:
Before I give you a detailed list of the top RPA tools in today’s market, let me tell you the different types of RPA tools available.
All the RPA tools can be segregated into 4 different types of tools that are built as the extension of the previous generation of bots. Refer to the following table for the same.
|Type of RPA Tools||Description|
|Excel automation and Macros||Simple automation solutions to automate basic processes.|
|Programmable Solution bots||Interact with other systems based on the client’s requirements /inputs.|
|Self Learning Tools||Analyze human actions and perform the same on various platforms|
|Cognitive automation bots||Self-learning bots which can handle unstructured data, and make decisions based on complex, unstructured input.|
Since you must have got an idea about the types of tools available, let us look into the list of the top RPA tools present in today’s market.
|Vendor/Tool||Free Version Available/ Not||Pricing||Usability||Selected Partners|
|Another Monday||30 days free trial||–||Smart process tracking, Drag & Drop cognitive automation||KPMG, PwC|
|AntWorks||–||–||Collaboration tool provides Bot cloning||CyberArk, Vincix|
|Automation Edge||30 days of free trial||–||Drag and Drop technology and Cognitive features||Wipro, Keyvrox|
|Automation Anywhere||Provides a community edition/ free edition||–||Drag & Drop and provides AI-Augmented RPA||Ernst and Young, Cognizant|
|BluePrism||30 days of free trial||–||Drag & Drop features, used for enterprise automation||Accenture, Capgemini|
|Contextor[Acquired by SAP]||–|
Price per block of 1,000 transactions per month [OR] Pay-per-use
|Provides cloud deployment, and a visual designer to create bots||Worldline, IBM|
|Jacada||–||–||Desktop automation with high accuracy||Priceline.com, DirecTV|
|Kofax||Provides free trial||–||Unified Design Environment, and provides built-in analytics||BMW, Dominos|
|Kryon Systems||Provides free trial||–||Provides strong analytics &deployment efficiency||PwC, EY|
|NICE Systems||30 days of free trial||–||–||Accenture, Cognizant|
|Pega||30 days of free trial||–||Visual designer studio||Accenture, Capgemini|
|Redwood Software||30 days of free trial||–||–||Heineken, Airbus|
|UiPath||Community Edition||Studio License (Annual): $2000 – $3,000||Drag and Drop functionality, Easy to use visual designer||Cognizant, Deloitte|
|Visual Cron||45-day free trial||per server||Integration and task scheduling tool||Amazon, Apple|
|WorkFusion||30 days of free trial||per process||Drag and drop builder and provides machine learning capabilities||Bank of America, PNC|
Well, as you can see above that each tool has its own positive and negative factors. But, if you talk about the market leaders, it is the famous trio i.e. Blue Prism, UiPath & Automation Anywhere. Refer to the following table for the differences between these tools.
|UiPath||Blue Prism||Automation Anywhere|
|Has Community Edition / Free Edition||Has recently launched a free edition.||Recently launched a Community Edition|
|Most Popular Tool||Popular than Automation Anywhere||Less Popular than others|
|No programming knowledge required||It provides functionality that allows the user to write code, but users can manage without it.||No programming knowledge required|
|Has free online training and certification programs||Provides official certification program||Recently launched a certification of 50$.|
|Provides desktop, web and Citrix automation||Designed for Citrix automation for BPO.||Reasonable across all mediums.|
Now that you know the parameters you have to consider while selecting the tool, you should have an understanding of when to choose which tool. Refer to the following image to understand which tools suits your needs the best.
Looking at the above tools, if you want to upskill your career in the field of RPA, then we at Edureka provide a structured curriculum on UiPath to help you master the tool. We are also one of the official training partners of Automation Anywhere, where we will provide you with the Enterprise Edition. If you wish to master, then check out our courses on UiPath and Automation Anywhere.
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