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What advice do you have for others considering WinAutomation by Softomotive?


If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering WinAutomation by Softomotive, what would you say?

How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?

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Real User

Due to the issues with scalability, I do not recommend this product. I would rate this solution a seven out of ten.

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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

This is definitely a product that I can recommend. The price is cheaper than other tools and it has a lot of features. I would rate this solution a six out of ten.

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My advice for anybody who is considering WinAutomation is that it is a very good tool. They definitely need to use it. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

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Top 20MSP

It takes slightly longer than you would expect to set something up that's resilient. Building resilience takes as long as building in the logic. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

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Top 10Real User

I think the advice I can give someone considering this solution has to do with making a smart choice. If someone wants to do some RPA project without already knowing a product, then he or she needs to take quite a long time to learn about RPA. You can look at the subject to learn about it and then learn a little bit about programming. There is not just one place to find this kind of tutorial and educational material. A single vendor will only provide what you need to use their product. Each vendor has different educational materials from different perspectives and different methods of teaching. If they want us to use Softomotive as a solution, they may have to do less work in learning about RPA because it is easy to use. But they should probably also visit the UiPath website or maybe AutomationAnywhere to compare the products and features. In many ways, the products are the same with the ultimate goal being that of creating a working RPA process. But I think there is a difference in the availability of information and user communities. UiPath has a little bit more structured education system and their community is larger. Because Softomotive is not as widely used it is more difficult to ask other users questions. You may have to direct your questions to the software team. But with UiPath, they can ask questions through a web portal like forum.uipath.com. It is less stressful to ask a question and get an answer from other users. ProcessRobot users also have a smaller community but they cannot ask questions from support unless they have the license for the product. WinAutomation is different. It is kind of a semi-commercial product but it is not totally free like open-source. There is also a little restriction on which questions you can ask of support before you invest in the product. They are very responsive and also helpful and their company helps people directly. You go through a sort of process. Maybe Softmotive might not always find an answer or give you a particular solution. Then you can also be a little creative and look for how something is solved using other RPA tools like consulting UiPath Academy. This might give you some hints about what you are trying to accomplish. Sometimes I have found that I kind of I reached a dead end. I had no answer as to where to go. I was just confused and then I could not find any answer from the Softmotive website and there was nowhere to ask the question that I had. Other vendors also have wonderful features and then I tested those to see what they could do. It is kind of a long process to develop a stable process and you have to continue to learn. On a scale from one to ten where one is the worst and ten is the best, I would rate this product as a seven. Of course to rate this software higher, they would need to work on the stability issues, enhance the available resources for users, and fill in some of the features that are missing which other products already have.

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Top 5Real User

We're partners with Softomotive. We're currently using the 2019 version of the solution. I would recommend the solution to those who want to start exploring RPA and the benefit of RPA without investing too much money. It's a helpful way to get to know the technology. I'd rate the solution nine out of ten.

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Top 20Real User

The solution is web-based. We're partners with WinAutomation. I'd advise others to be patient and learn how to program it properly. The results will come, but there will be a learning curve. I'd rate the solution nine out of ten.

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We've used versions 4.0, 5.1, and 6.0 as well. We use the on-premises deployment model. In terms of advice I'd give to others, I'd say, first of all, they should make sure they are implementing the most recent version, not the old version that I have used. However, I'd suggest having a limited scope and to plan to work meticulously because if there is a bigger project, instead of making something wherein you're not able to reuse the components which you have already done for one project, and reuse it for the other project, a lot of time is wasted in copy-pasting code. I'd rate the solution six out of ten.

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