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Comprehensive list of Robotic Process Automation (RPA) Tools (2021)

Introduction

Robotic Process Automation(RPA) tools are mainly associated with the configuration of task automation. There are numerous RPA tool vendors, and choosing one could be overwhelming. However, following this well researched list is a good place to start. This list features 10 popular RPA tools in no particular order.

www.uipath.com

UiPath RPA is a high-level platform dedicated to providing seamless automation of data entry on any web form & desktop application. It supports Excel and provides SAP and Citrix integration.

What’s the user interface of the tool?Web, Desktop
What’s the automated system under test?Android, IOS
Programming Style?HTML, Flash, AJAX, PDF, Java and Silverlight
What’s the price range?$3990/year/user
Is there a free trial?Yes

www.automationanywhere.com

Automation Anywhere is the leading Robotic Process Automation (RPA) platform. The enterprise-grade solution combines sophisticated RPA, AI and embedded analytic technologies to create software bots to automate and manage front and back office tasks.

What’s the user interface of the tool?Web, Desktop, Enterprise Applications (Salesforce, Microsoft Excel, G Suite), Mobile app
What’s the automated system under test?Android, iOS
Programming Style?Python and Java
What’s the price range?$9000 /user/year
Is there a free trial?Yes

www.appian.com

Appian provides a software development platform that combines intelligent automation and enterprise low-code development to rapidly deliver powerful business applications.

What’s the user interface of the tool?Web, Desktop, Mobile
What’s the automated system under test?Android, iOS
Programming Style?Java
What’s the price range?$60/month/user
Is there a free trial?Yes

www.pega.com

According to its vendor, Pega Robotic Process Automation (RPA) enables organizations to automate those tedious, time-consuming manual tasks.

What’s the user interface of the tool?Web, Desktop
What’s the automated system under test?Android, iOS
Programming Style?Java
What’s the price range?$90/month/user
Is there a free trial?Yes

www.blueprism.com

Blue Prism Intelligent RPA can automate and perform mission critical processes, designed to allow users the freedom to focus on more creative, meaningful work.

What’s the user interface of the tool?Web
What’s the automated system under test?Web and different applications
Programming Style?Java
What’s the price range?Price not provided by vendor
Is there a free trial?Yes

www.nintex.com

Nintex RPA automates repetitive, manual business processes. From projects in Excel to CRM systems, Nintex RPA enables enterprises to leverage trained bots to quickly automate mundane tasks more efficiently.

What’s the user interface of the tool?Web
What’s the automated system under test?Web and different applications
Programming Style?no code
What’s the price range?$85/month
Is there a free trial?Yes

www.electroneek.com/

ElectroNeek lets you automate hundreds of attended and unattended processes and run them concurrently at no cost, paying only for developer seats.

What’s the user interface of the tool?Web, Desktop
What’s the automated system under test?Web and different applications
Programming Style?JavaScript and Python
What’s the price range?$5400/year
Is there a free trial?Yes

www.zapier.com/

Zapier’s integration platform allows the automation of daily tasks that involve using two or more applications.

What’s the user interface of the tool?Web
What’s the automated system under test?Web and different apps
Programming Style?No code
What’s the price range?$0 – $599/month
Is there a free trial?Yes

flow.microsoft.com

According to Microsoft, Power Automate allows anyone with knowledge of the business process to create repeatable flows that when triggered leap into action and perform the process for them. Power Automate became more robust in May 2020 when Microsoft acquired Softomotive. With the acquisition, WinAutomation, the most powerful and intuitive platform for Windows automation became a part of Power Automate.

What’s the user interface of the tool?Web
What’s the automated system under test?Web and different apps
Programming Style?No code
What’s the price range?$15 – $500/month
Is there a free trial?Yes

About the Autor

Jamiu Idowu

Jamiu Idowu

Entrepreneur seeking to shape the world through IT and emerging technologies. Enjoys research and technical writing, and can serve as a bridge between technology and its users.

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