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Agiloft Custom Workflow/BPM

2 Ratings
Score 10 out of 101

AutoMate BPA Server

1 Ratings
Score 8 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Agiloft Custom Workflow/BPM

Agiloft is perfect for managing requisitions, linking those requisitions to their appropriate contracts (and getting the contracts directly executed via DocuSign or Adobe), notifications on upcoming renewals, spend tracking, trend analysis, contractor access management and ticket automation, audits, and much more. The tool flexible enough to integrate with other platforms but users need to be made aware of the requirements/limitations of the integrations.
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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

Agiloft Custom Workflow/BPM
AutoMate BPA Server
6.5
Multi-platform scheduling
Agiloft Custom Workflow/BPM
AutoMate BPA Server
9.0
Central monitoring
Agiloft Custom Workflow/BPM
AutoMate BPA Server
6.0
Logging
Agiloft Custom Workflow/BPM
AutoMate BPA Server
5.0
Alerts and notifications
Agiloft Custom Workflow/BPM
AutoMate BPA Server
7.0
Analysis and visualization
Agiloft Custom Workflow/BPM
AutoMate BPA Server
3.0
Application integration
Agiloft Custom Workflow/BPM
AutoMate BPA Server
9.0

Pros

  • Ease of use for both end users and administrators
  • Limitless workflow development to automate processes
  • Flexibility to integrate with other software platforms
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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

  • We have a history of quick but unhelpful responses from customer support. Fortunately, we are able to work with our implementation specialist when support tickets require escalation. There is a clear eagerness to assist, but the communication from support lacks depth. You have to be extremely specific with your desired resolution.
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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

  • Agiloft has streamlined the requisitioning process and eliminated manual effort and repetitive low-value tasks.
  • We now have a single source of truth for our SOC audits.
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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

Agiloft Custom Workflow/BPM

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Required
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