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Able2Extract Professional

3 Ratings
Score 8.8 out of 101

Mozenda

5 Ratings
Score 9.1 out of 101

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Able2Extract Professional

Simple conversions from Acrobat PDF docs that have been created by Word, Excel, etc., probably do not need this program. But if you are ever faced with anything more than simple, straightforward conversions, this program is definitely worth it and will save hours of work. I have not found anything else that even comes close.
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Mozenda

To date, we've had a lot of success collecting the information we require with Mozenda. I haven't encountered a specific example where Mozenda isn't a good fit. In fact, it was using another builder that had some pretty significant limitations that sent me looking for something like Mozenda. While Mozenda is several times more expensive than the previous tool, the return on our investment was almost immediate (less than one month). Definitely worth it!
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Pros

  • Creates editable spreadsheets from Excel documents that have been scanned.
  • Allows certain segments of documents to be selected for editing.
  • Allows bulk conversion.
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  • Action Items. Mozenda is broken down into a series of actions that can be performed on a page. Some actions take you to other pages. The action list, while short, provides a comprehensive set of tools for scraping just about any website (I haven't met one where it didn't work yet).
  • Error Handling. I've used some scraping tools that have virtually no error handling. Mozenda has great error handling; the software almost always pinpoints the exact action where the agent failed and why.
  • Speed. Mozenda is very fast at obtaining results. Other "bot" software can be slow and cumbersome but Mozenda plows through pages rapidly and accurately aggregates information.
  • XPath compatibility. One of the most powerful features of Mozenda is the integrated ability to use XPaths to get at the exact bits of information we're after on a particular website. Access to visible information is only limited by imagination.
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Cons

  • It's a little challenging to edit the row breaks.
  • Sometimes selecting all the pages in a document is cumbersome. "Select all" with custom conversion does not always choose all pages.
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  • Page Credits. It's hard to determine exactly how many page credits will be used in a scraping action. You can end up using a lot more page credits than you bargain for unless you really know what you're doing. Page credits are the lifeblood of the SaaS.
  • Software Intelligence. This is a pro and a con. The software has built-in intelligence that tries to understand what the agent writer intends. Sometimes this results in new columns being added to the results when the results should be fit into existing results columns.
  • Testing Bugs. You can test an agent in the Agent Builder, but it is kind of buggy. There are times when it hangs and then the only way to get out of it is to open Task Manager and end the task.
  • Windows Only. Enough said.
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Alternatives Considered

None, except for conversions in Acrobat.
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I'm only personally experienced with UBot Studio and Scrapy. UBot Studio isn't a bad application, though it has quite a large number of bugs when compared to Mozenda. UBot touts itself as low-code, but requires a significant understanding of programming logic to use the program effectively. Using UBot, we were able to get virtually all the results we wanted, but at a much higher labor cost than Mozenda. During initial implementation of UBot, it took me a full week to develop a particularly complicated agent. Using Mozenda, I was able to recreate the same agent in 4 hours. The ROI has been remarkable, and Mozenda really is a low-code platform.
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Return on Investment

  • I save hours of work when dealing with client information. It takes only a few documents for me to recover the cost of this software in time saved.
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  • Costly. My only complaint was the initial price tag associated with Mozenda. It was expensive. However, we quickly learned that it was worth the money. The development team behind Mozenda has really done a thorough job of creating a fast, easy-to-use platform.
  • Speed to Market. Getting and curating the information we need is what pays the bills. Mozenda makes that happen as a tool that reduced agent development time from days to hours.
  • Low Code. One very positive aspect of Mozenda is the low code functionality. There are a lot of sites that can be scraped with simple point-and-click actions. That means we can train users who aren't coders to write good agents with very little support from our developers.
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Pricing Details

Able2Extract Professional

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details
Lifetime license: $149.95 / 30-Day Subscription: $34.95 / Volume licensing available: Contact us

Mozenda

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details