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"The interface is simple, user-friendly, and very intuitive.""The most valuable feature is the drag-and-drop interface, which is very Windows-like.""The most valuable features for my client are timing and scheduling.""The licensing of the product is very good. You only need to license it once and then you have it forever.""I actually quite liked the no-coding functionality.""The pricing is excellent. I would give them perfect marks in that regard.""The solution is continuously adding more integrations to help with workflows and bot and task creation.""This tool has machine learning and voice recognition and computer vision, which are both quite useful aspects. These aren't available in other tools. It's a good addition to this tool and it gives the solution an edge on the market."

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"It helped us reduce manual steps.""It has improved our organization with more automation within the business departments and less administration and development in the IT department. Usually, as the IT department, we are the bottleneck for many requirements within the business. With this tool, the business departments are able to perform many task themselves.""'ve only had a few cases where I've had to request support in the past 12 years of use, but the support response time and resolution were was extremely quick.""The ability to clone jobs to shorten the time it takes to implement a process has been invaluable, but its flexibility also gives us the ability to create a job that can handle a multifaceted process with a complex workflow.""VisualCron is a very powerful program to automate different steps in your business processes. We use it to automate replacing files and inform departments about the replacement."

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"The OCR for Hebrew text needs to be improved.""The vendor is currently working on a solution that allows us to automatically create a process that is based on a document that we receive via email.""They do not encrypt passwords, so this is an issue with HIPAA compliance.""The solution has a very weak knowledge base.""It's possible that they could use a stronger community for seeking guidance and help.""The technical support could be better. We suffer from language barriers, as we are in Argentina.""Some companies have asked for voice integration. This is likely part of the roadmap.""The interface could be more user-friendly and easier to navigate."

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"The error timeout and info could be better. When making web request calls, it will time out sometimes and we won't get any useful info out of the error response.""Our suggestion to make it better and more manageable in terms of GDPR: Implement it in a very partnership way.""I would like for VisualCron to expand audit log to show who changed job variables that are initialized per job run.""VisualCron seems to operate like an efficient machine when it comes to improvements and enhancements and new features. I always appreciate the quick response I get when bringing up an issue or coming up with suggestions. I've mentioned before that it would be great to see a move away from SQLCE and XML configuration files.""There are some conditions in the mail trigger, but you can only use them as an "AND" condition, not as an "OR" condition. This is an improvement that could be useful. For example, some people put "invoice" in the subject and others put "invoice" in the body. If I want to make a trigger for everybody whose sending invoices, I have to make two jobs for this now."

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"I like the way this solution is priced because you can buy a license, or you can buy the software outright.""It comes with a package that costs approximately $20,000 USD per year.""While solutions like UiPath and Blue Prism cost around $11,000-$12,000 for each license, this product costs around $7,000 and you can keep it forever."

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"ROI is 95 percent.""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.""The pricing is extremely fair, and because of that I recommend purchasing multiple instances to split out the processing load across multiple application servers.""ROI is one month."

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Top Answer: This tool has machine learning and voice recognition and computer vision, which are both quite useful aspects. These aren't available in other tools. It's a good addition to this tool and it gives the… more »
Top Answer: While I'm not sure of the exact pricing, it's my understanding that the solution is one the cheapest compared to UiPath, Automation Anywhere and Blue Prism, or the other tier-one options.
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Overview
Modular dealership management system that includes service dispatching, accounts payable, vehicle merchandising, parts invoicing.

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.

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Sample Customers
Aldergrove Financial Group, Preferred Health Professionals, Mindbeam Technologies, First Credit Union in British Columbia, Vestcom International, Prime Liberty Benefits, University of Tampa, CNLBancshares, World Precision Instruments, BJ's Restaurants, Globe Pequot Press, Accudata Technologies, Norton Healthcare, Pacific Toxicology Laboratories
7 Eleven, ABB Sécheron SA, Adobe Systems Incorporated, Amazon Europe Core, Apple, Assa Abloy, Aston Martin, Banco Santander, BMW (Australia)
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider25%
Computer Software Company15%
Financial Services Firm12%
Energy/Utilities Company7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company24%
Comms Service Provider24%
Financial Services Firm8%
Insurance Company4%
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Small Business67%
Midsize Enterprise22%
Large Enterprise11%
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HelpSystems AutoMate is ranked 14th in Robotic Process Automation (RPA) with 8 reviews while VisualCron is ranked 7th in Robotic Process Automation (RPA) with 5 reviews. HelpSystems AutoMate is rated 7.6, while VisualCron is rated 9.8. The top reviewer of HelpSystems AutoMate writes "Great technical support, with lots of features added regularly and very good scalability capabilities". On the other hand, the top reviewer of VisualCron writes "Has made us more efficient, eliminating manual processes that free up our employees to take on more of their prioritized projects on a daily basis". HelpSystems AutoMate is most compared with UiPath, Ansible, Automation Anywhere (AA), Blue Prism and TIBCO ActiveMatrix BPM, whereas VisualCron is most compared with WinAutomation by Softomotive, UiPath, OpCon, ActiveBatch Workload Automation and ArcESB. See our HelpSystems AutoMate vs. VisualCron report.

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