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Adobe Send & Track

6 Ratings
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Score 9.6 out of 101

AutoMate BPA Server

1 Ratings
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Score 8 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Adobe Send & Track

When signatures are needed quickly or across great distances, it's a great program
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AutoMate BPA Server

Anything where automation would be helpful, I'd recommend. If you're doing a task over and over again, Automate can likely work and do it for you. It helps to keep things running exactly the same so that when failures occur, they can easily be traced to their source.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Workload Automation

Adobe Send & Track
AutoMate BPA Server
6.5
Multi-platform scheduling
Adobe Send & Track
AutoMate BPA Server
9.0
Central monitoring
Adobe Send & Track
AutoMate BPA Server
6.0
Logging
Adobe Send & Track
AutoMate BPA Server
5.0
Alerts and notifications
Adobe Send & Track
AutoMate BPA Server
7.0
Analysis and visualization
Adobe Send & Track
AutoMate BPA Server
3.0
Application integration
Adobe Send & Track
AutoMate BPA Server
9.0

Pros

  • Text edits, which allow for addendums
  • Quicker work flow
  • Confirmed recipients
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  • Very detailed task builder. Easy to read step by step a task's operation even if you don't have much programming knowledge.
  • Scheduling for automation jobs is very flexible. Allows us to create all kinds of job schedules as needed.
  • Organization of jobs, tasks, conditions is done well. Allows us to easily manage our items.
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Cons

  • This could be my computer, but it does freeze a lot, leading to glitches
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  • AutoMate's Windows interface can be quite buggy at times. We are using the latest and final build of AutoMate 10. It took many iterations to get this most stable build, but there are still many little issues that happen when building tasks. Copying and pasting too much causes GUI errors and can crash. Things don't indent properly, success/failure arrow lines in the Job window don't flow perfectly straight, etc. There is a newer version AutoMate 11, but it's so buggy we can't even use it properly.
  • Memory management is terrible on Aut 10 and 11. Just working in the program for a little bit building tasks has memory leaks that don't resolve until you close out of the program. You'll be using several GB of ram in no time.
  • Dashboard reporting could be better. We'd like a better way to track how jobs are running, when failures occur, etc. You can do that now, but the interface is cumbersome.
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Alternatives Considered

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At an older job we used to use SSIS as kind of an automation tool as well as it could also be used to connect to FTP sources, read files, etc. AutoMate is simply centrally designed to be true automation software. It is much more robust, can work with a variety of software (including SSIS itself) and is much quicker to integrate and troubleshoot.
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Return on Investment

  • Quicker Workflow
  • Happy vendors/clients
  • Less mailbox clutter
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  • It's been a net positive as AutoMate requires less eyes on specific tasks so that people can focus attention elsewhere and do more analysis.
  • Less manual work also decreases the chances of mistakes and/or missed jobs. Since Automate can schedule everything, send email notifications, etc., there is less time wasted.
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Pricing Details

Adobe Send & Track

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

AutoMate BPA Server

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