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"The product has been very stable."

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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 user interface needs to be improved."

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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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"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: The product has been very stable.
Top Answer: This is the cheapest of the product's line of solutions. Their licensing model is based upon the size of the hardware that it's sitting on. Therefore, the more robust hardware, the bigger your license… more »
Top Answer: The user interface needs to be improved. It's very rarely used. Technical support is difficult to work with. I would like to see more adapters created that allow other protocols to send to it.
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Overview
IBM Sterling Connect:Direct provides security-rich, point-to-point file transfers to lessen dependency on unreliable File Transfer Protocol (FTP) transfers. It is optimized for high-volume delivery of files within and among enterprises. The solution ensures more reliable movement of files, from batch integration and movement of large images or catalogs, to synchronization with remote locations.

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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HZMO, Bank of Communications
7 Eleven, ABB Sécheron SA, Adobe Systems Incorporated, Amazon Europe Core, Apple, Assa Abloy, Aston Martin, Banco Santander, BMW (Australia)
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Computer Software Company26%
Financial Services Firm25%
Comms Service Provider11%
Government7%
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Comms Service Provider24%
Computer Software Company24%
Financial Services Firm9%
Government5%
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Sterling Commerce Connect:Direct is ranked 7th in Managed File Transfer (MFT) with 1 review while VisualCron is ranked 4th in Managed File Transfer (MFT) with 5 reviews. Sterling Commerce Connect:Direct is rated 8.0, while VisualCron is rated 9.8. The top reviewer of Sterling Commerce Connect:Direct writes "Secure and stable with a straightforward initial setup". 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". Sterling Commerce Connect:Direct is most compared with IBM Sterling File Gateway, AWS Transfer for SFTP, HelpSystems GoAnywhere MFT, Aspera On Demand and BMC Control-M Managed File Transfer, whereas VisualCron is most compared with WinAutomation by Softomotive, UiPath, OpCon, ActiveBatch Workload Automation and Microsoft Power Automate.

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