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"I like the integration with Watson and the possibility to have an intelligent reading of all the customers' documents.""The solution's ease of use is its most valuable aspect.""The quality is great! It's very strong and has a very strong platform.""IBM Robotic Process Automation is very easy to use.""If you have a business process, and once you have automated that process, you have a readily available workflow in place."

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"It helped us reduce manual steps.""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.""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.""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 time it takes for approvals, and risk analysis could be faster.""IBM should provide specific solutions for specific problems, like templates for invoicing processes, or general templates for creating efficient processes.""Stability could be better.""We're based in Thailand, but the documentation is not in Thai, which makes it difficult for us. If they could translate all of their documentation into our language, we'd be very grateful.""This RPA should be under the umbrella of BPM. This is what the future should be."

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"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.""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."

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"IBM licensing is annual and based on Virtual Processor Cores (VPC). This provides flexibility as part of the containerization environment."

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"ROI is one month.""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 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."

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Top Answer: IBM Robotic Process Automation is very easy to use.
Top Answer: Stability could be better. It also gets difficult with every new version of Java or every new version of Windows.
Top Answer: We use RPA to test mainframe solutions because they never change.
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IBM Robotic Process Automation with Automation Anywhere enables you to automate the highly repetitive tasks normally performed by humans with robotic process automation (RPA) so you can boost employee productivity and allow employees to focus on higher-value knowledge work. The RPA solution from IBM includes market-leading RPA technology from Automation Anywhere, Inc. that is pre-integrated with IBM Business Process Manager Express, which allows organizations to orchestrate and manage multiple RPA bots, and better handle business process exceptions.

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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The Hanover Insurance Group
7 Eleven, ABB S├ęcheron SA, Adobe Systems Incorporated, Amazon Europe Core, Apple, Assa Abloy, Aston Martin, Banco Santander, BMW (Australia)
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Computer Software Company33%
Comms Service Provider23%
Financial Services Firm8%
Government6%
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Computer Software Company27%
Comms Service Provider25%
Financial Services Firm8%
Government5%
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IBM Robotic Process Automation (RPA) is ranked 17th in Robotic Process Automation (RPA) with 5 reviews while VisualCron is ranked 8th in Robotic Process Automation (RPA) with 5 reviews. IBM Robotic Process Automation (RPA) is rated 8.6, while VisualCron is rated 9.8. The top reviewer of IBM Robotic Process Automation (RPA) writes "Once you have automated a business process it offers a readily available workflow ". 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". IBM Robotic Process Automation (RPA) is most compared with UiPath, Automation Anywhere (AA), Blue Prism, Microsoft Power Automate and WinAutomation by Softomotive, whereas VisualCron is most compared with Microsoft Power Automate, WinAutomation by Softomotive, UiPath, ActiveBatch Workload Automation and Control-M. See our IBM Robotic Process Automation (RPA) vs. VisualCron report.

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