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Pros
"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 solution is comparatively quick to deploy for making smaller automation processes.""The pricing of the solution is competitive, which is good for the Romanian market.""The solution is very easy to use. It's a code three platform that works very easily with documents to create custom automations.""The most valuable feature is the ability to integrate across multiple systems.""This product has an easy-to-use interface with nice detail in the features.""The most valuable feature is that you can run multiple automations at the same time, in parallel.""The technical support is good.""The best feature is that it doesn't require any other connectivity."

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Cons
"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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"We find the solution to be not that user-friendly, and might be using the older version, which really did not have a lot of features, so my review is mostly based on the older version.""The solution could offer more specific training. There should be more examples of what the functions can do and more instructions and explanations to the process.""The solution could use some more advanced AI tools. It's one of the solution's only weaknesses.""One of the challenges is dealing with OCR text recognition.""The stability of the product is not very good and can even fail with simple projects.""The OCR functionality needs to be improved.""There is a limitation in setting up loops, where it does not support multiple conditions.""It should work better for Angular websites, as it has a lot of problems."

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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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"This solution is reasonably priced and offers a free trial period.""This is a cost-effective RPA solution."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: 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.
Top Answer: 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.
Top Answer: 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… more »
Top Answer: ProcessRobot (Softomotive) and WDG were very promising. They were adding niche features such as chatbots with IVR support etc. Now, after their acquisition by Microsoft and IBM respectively, their… more »
Top Answer: The most valuable feature is the ability to integrate across multiple systems.
Top Answer: This solution is reasonably priced and offers a free trial period.
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Softomotive WinAutomation, WinAutomation
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Overview

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.

WinAutomation provided by Softomotive is the world’s best desktop automation tool and provides a powerful, robust and easy to use Windows-based platform for building software robots.

WinAutomation brings the benefits of Robotic Process Automation to your desktop. It offers the most powerful, robust and easy to use Windows-based software that allows you to automate routine and repetitive tasks. WinAutomation helps you reduce costs and improve the overall speed and accuracy of business processes.

WinAutomation can automate ANY windows-based task you can imagine

Augment your own work by automating time consuming, repetitive tasks and free up valuable time for more value-added activities. WinAutomation can automate simple administrative tasks, involving simple data transfer between systems, to complex business processes and workflows. Interact with any Desktop or Web Applications, send e-mails, work with all kinds of documents and folders, search for images on the screen, work with FTPs, databases, MSOffice products and much-much more.

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Sample Customers
7 Eleven, ABB Sécheron SA, Adobe Systems Incorporated, Amazon Europe Core, Apple, Assa Abloy, Aston Martin, Banco Santander, BMW (Australia)
xerox, harris&ford, JDM Wealth Management, Fetter Group
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company23%
Comms Service Provider19%
Outsourcing Company8%
Construction Company5%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company34%
Comms Service Provider23%
Financial Services Firm6%
Energy/Utilities Company4%
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Small Business67%
Midsize Enterprise11%
Large Enterprise22%
Find out what your peers are saying about VisualCron vs. WinAutomation by Softomotive and other solutions. Updated: January 2021.
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VisualCron is ranked 8th in Robotic Process Automation (RPA) with 5 reviews while WinAutomation by Softomotive is ranked 14th in Robotic Process Automation (RPA) with 8 reviews. VisualCron is rated 9.8, while WinAutomation by Softomotive is rated 7.6. 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". On the other hand, the top reviewer of WinAutomation by Softomotive writes "You can build your RPA solutions with this easy-to-use product but the stability is questionable". VisualCron is most compared with UiPath, OpCon, Control-M, ActiveBatch Workload Automation and Tidal Automation, whereas WinAutomation by Softomotive is most compared with Microsoft Power Automate, ProcessRobot by Softomotive, Automation Anywhere (AA), UiPath and SAP Contextor. See our VisualCron vs. WinAutomation by Softomotive report.

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