Tonkean vs UiPath

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You have taken the first step towards automating your processes, people & technology by coming here. Great job! 

The next step? Finding a solution that works for YOU and your unique needs as a non-technical business leader. 

Here, you will find a comparison of Tonkean’s no-code business operations platform and UiPath’s Robotic Process Automation (RPA) platform.

What is UiPath?

UiPath’s hyperautomation platform combines the #1 Robotic Process Automation (RPA) solution with a full suite of capabilities that enable every organization to scale digital business operations at unprecedented speed.

What is Tonkean?

Tonkean is an enterprise no-code platform that empowers operations teams to compose natural workflow experiences that drive efficiency and adaptability faster. Unlike other low-code/no-code automation platforms, Tonkean is the only platform that enables ops teams to solve complex operational challenges in a truly no-code environment.

UiPath is for repetitive tasks

UiPath is best for automating simple, rule-based, repetitive tasks within a Windows or mobile device’s visual interface, such as scanning document information and putting it into another system, among other tedious data entry tasks.

Tonkean is for end-to-end processes

Tonkean is built to empower non-technical business teams to automate processes end-to-end – with context and complex business logic and without code (examples being lead flow, matter intake, customer support handling, etc.).

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Top five differences between Tonkean and UiPath

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The main difference between Tonkean and UiPath is fundamental in who the platforms are built for and the philosophy behind automation. Here we break down five key differences between the platforms. 

Tonkean UiPath
Who it's suited for Citizen developers, Ops teams IT users, Certified business users, Specialized engineers
Automation philosophy Automate dynamic, human-centric, end-to-end processes Automate repetitive tasks in legacy/on-premises systems
Handling exceptions Automatically reaches out to human-in-the-loop for exceptions/unknowns Changes/exceptions in behavior breaks functionality
Path to ROI/value In days delivered directly by makers in business operations In weeks/months delivered by RPA engineers and business users working together
How it works with Cloud Best for technology stack that is mostly cloud-based Best for non-cloud systems that lack backend connectors like APIs and web hooks

What other citizen developers say about Tonkean

"I have seen first-hand the impact that Tonkean can make in transforming complex processes at enterprise scale, resulting in millions of dollars saved from removing time-consuming manual tasks and eliminating other one-off solutions"

– Mary O'Carroll, Former president of CLOC and head of legal operations at Google.

"We can take risks. We can try things out because it's us doing the no-code behind the scenes. This is really key and impactful and we can see the ROI and benefit right off the bat"

– Frances Pomposo, Senior Director of Legal Operations and Chief of Staff to General Counsel

"The combination of being able to implement changes right away without devs and the security of the platform made us want to choose Tonkean."
– Tim Dougherty, Special Projects & Strategy

Why choose Tonkean over UiPath

True no-code for operations teams


Tonkean was built from the ground up to enable business operations teams to automate processes end-to-end and deliver value in days by making typical technical automation features accessible in a 100% no-code builder.


UiPath requires certified IT developers to create bots and needs a team of RPA engineers to deploy and maintain the bots, typically taking weeks to deliver value. 

“I disliked the cost to my company. I found it difficult to justify unless it was a full time teams job to integrate it, rather than everybody doing this in addition to their job. Also, it was marketed as a tool anybody could do. I do not think that’s true. “

– Caroline C, Lean Ambassador (Verified G2 Review)


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When you need context and complex business logic


Tonkean compliments RPA platforms, acting as the orchestration layer to the RPA “bots” that are automating tasks. In other words, Tonkean adds more advanced business logic to RPA platforms, automating processes end-to-end instead of stringing tasks together, extending its value significantly.


UiPath is great with handling repetitive tasks like scanning documents and moving data in legacy systems, but struggles with the context (taking actions and mapping it to a business process, when a bot does X, etc.)


“Not so easy to implement complex processes that include validations or error checking.”

– Validated G2 review

When your systems are majority cloud


Tonkean is 100% on the cloud and makes development and deployment of automation platform independent.

“Tonkean being a hundred percent cloud-based means I’m not blocked and don’t have to run virtual machines on my Mac in order to build automation out.”

Chris Giddings, Sr. Solutions Architect and Innovations Lead, EVERSANA



UiPath works best when you are automating separate tasks in legacy/in-house systems but struggles when your infrastructure is majority cloud. 

“One big issue with the RPA and business process automation space is that the development and maintenance of those solutions is still platform dependent.”

– Chris Giddings, Sr. Solutions Architect and Innovations Lead, EVERSANA

But frankly, users love both of us

"If you want a system that can adapt to how your people work instead of the other way around, that’s Tonkean."

Veronica Yu, Director of Legal Operations, Instacart

"We find that employees have no fears, but are rather grateful to be relieved from the repetitive and monotonous tasks . . . so that they can concentrate on more interesting, creative, and value-adding activities."

Benjamin Bock, Head of Digital Transformation and Automation, Siemens Mobility

Tonkean vs RPA

Tonkean makes it easy for your automation and citizen development teams to define business logic around RPA bots and other systems or tools (i.e. SaaS apps, custom apps, etc.) to handle dynamic processes while minimizing maintenance overhead.

Robotic Process Automation (RPA)Tonkean Platform
Automate Manual Tasks Legacy Systems
Process Unstructured Data (NLP/OCR)
Time-Based Orchestration
Orchestration With Business Logic
API Integrations With SaaS/Custom Apps
No-Code Automation Builder
Human-in-the-Loop Automation Workflows
AI-Powered People Coordination
Cross-System Data & Process Mapping
Complex Workflow Automation Logic
Proactive Process Monitoring
Stateful Real-Time Business Reports
Composable Enterprise Model
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