Compare HelpSystems Automate Schedule vs. VisualCron

HelpSystems Automate Schedule is ranked 18th in Workload Automation while VisualCron is ranked unranked in Workload Automation with 2 reviews. HelpSystems Automate Schedule is rated 0, while VisualCron is rated 10.0. On the other hand, the top reviewer of VisualCron writes "Internal customers are able to perform their tasks without the IT department's assistance". HelpSystems Automate Schedule is most compared with OpCon, whereas VisualCron is most compared with WinAutomation by Softomotive and UiPath.
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There are different add-ons, like the Self Service or Vision model. It all depends on what agents you have in your environment. We have a mainframe and Windows, and while I think SQL is free, SAP or anything beyond that has different connectors that might need a license.SMA is big on free training. They do monthly training down at their headquarter office. As long as you own the product, the only thing you pay for is your employees' travel expenses. The training is free. They are willing to train people and give them the knowledge. That way, you are equipped to do what you need to do.Cost depends on your environment. We are doing stuff now with failover and recovery, so we have boosted our costs.Compared to AutoSys and ISE, OpCon was a lot cheaper to put in. AutoSys is hundreds of thousands of dollars to just install it because they don't have an interface into our system. You have to teach them what your system does.The cost is based on the number of jobs. You pay for what you use. For us, the support cost is between €20,000 and €30,000 per year. It's too expensive.This solution is slightly more expensive than our previous solution. Right now, we are paying about $40,000 a year. However, we think it's well worth the cost to keep things automated, reducing our staff.The purchasing price was in the $30,000 or $40,000 range, but I don't remember how much of that was licensing or installation and how it was broken out.The total cost of ownership is about the same to our previous product. The costs are relatively similar.

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We are fine with a rather cheap setup. Licensing with VisualCron is fair. You have a simple one-year licence in different sizes. There isn't a licensing jungle with hundreds of options and opt-ins.ROI is 95 percent.

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Overview

Our founders met at NASA while they were solving some of the toughest IT issues in the world at that time. The work was challenging and required lots of repetitive tasks to maintain NASA’s mainframes and complex IT processes.

Believing that there had to be a better way, they formed SMA Technologies. Since that time, we have been working with the single purpose of unlocking our clients’ potential by streamlining their IT processes and helping employees be more productive by leveraging our automation platform, OpCon.

By freeing them from repetitive tasks, they can focus on doing the critical work that will help them drive the business. No matter the industry, from financial services to aerospace, we are there to help our customers use the power of automation to simplify complex IT issues, enabling them to solve their toughest business challenges.

Automate Schedule is a powerful enterprise job scheduling solution that integrates workloads from across Windows, UNIX, Linux and IBM i systems from a central console. By handling tedious, manual processes both within and across your mission-critical applications, Automate Schedule saves time and resources for the work that moves your business forward.

VisualCron combines many features into one product. Through scheduling you can set your Jobs to run on a specific time or event. The Tasks in each Job automate scripts and eliminate human errors. Through various Tasks you can integrate different systems through file transfer and conversion.

Offer
Accel­er­ate dig­i­tal trans­for­ma­tion through work­load automation

Automate repetitive tasks so you can focus on projects that drive your business forward. Find out how OpCon workload automation enables you to create repeatable, reliable workflows - all managed from a single platform.

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Sample Customers
LOHR, Carnival Cruise Lines, Herbalife, Digital Federal Credit Union, Synergent, Frandsen Bank & TrustFundtech, Informatica, Energy Solutions, Bayer7 Eleven, ABB Sécheron SA, Adobe Systems Incorporated, Amazon Europe Core, Apple, Assa Abloy, Aston Martin, Banco Santander, BMW (Australia)
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Financial Services Firm79%
Government6%
Insurance Company3%
Consumer Goods3%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company40%
Insurance Company11%
Comms Service Provider7%
Media Company6%
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