Apify vs. Astera ReportMiner

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Apify
Score 8.5 out of 10
N/A
Apify is presented as a one-stop shop for web scraping, data extraction, and robotic process automation (RPA) needs. The web is the largest source of information ever created by humankind, and Apify is presented as a software platform that aims to enable forward-thinking companies to leverage its full potential and rich data that it has to offer.…
$0
per month
Astera ReportMiner
Score 8.4 out of 10
Mid-Size Companies (51-1,000 employees)
Astera Reportminer provides a solution for data ingestion and integration for unstructured data sources. ReportMiner liberates business data trapped in documents such as PDFs, PDF forms, PRN, TXT, RTF, DOC,DOCX, XLS, and XLSX. With features for data cleansing/scrubbing, business rules-based data quality verification, data transformation (merging, splitting, normalizing, denormalizing, and more), and loading into high-end database platforms, an integration flow can be designed to extract,…N/A
Pricing
ApifyAstera ReportMiner
Editions & Modules
Starter Plan
49 USD
per month
Scale Plan
499 USD
per month
Business Plan
999 USD
per month
Apify for Enterprise
Custom
Fully-customized web scraping and automation solution for any scale.
Apify for Individuals
Freemium
The easiest way to get started with Apify. Forever free, but with limits.
ReportMiner Enterprise
Contact sales
per user
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
ApifyAstera ReportMiner
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
YesYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesYes
Entry-level Setup FeeOptionalOptional
Additional DetailsThe lowest-priced plan that has all the features needed is recommended. If users exceed the platform usage credits for a plan, a notification is sent, and the excess usage will be added to the next invoice or the user can upgrade to a higher plan.Discounts are provided for 10 pack, 20 pack, 50 pack, and enterprise-wide ReportMiner Professional licenses.
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User Ratings
ApifyAstera ReportMiner
Likelihood to Recommend
8.1
(9 ratings)
8.3
(7 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
9.5
(2 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
ApifyAstera ReportMiner
Likelihood to Recommend
Apify
It is common practice for developers to search for REST endpoints on other websites in order to retrieve data from other websites in a structured format such as JSON. However, not all websites have built distinct REST APIs; in this situation, Apify is quite beneficial. The majority of the time, the data that an organization collects is what is considered to be of the utmost importance. In comparison to the other systems that are currently accessible, Apify makes it simple to supply clean data.
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Astera Software
Astera ReportMiner is well suited for those who work with EMR Data or business operations data where different platforms may report on similar data but not everything is the same between the different systems and how they export their data. It works especially well when systems can't edit their exports so you need to clean up data a lot before they are combined into a single file. It is less appropriate a solution when you are trying to combine large data, let's say thousands of files and need some sort of platform to deduce analytic patterns out of it. This is more used for data preparedness rather than big data analysis. This may have changed with recent updates, however they do not do a good job of updating customers on new releases so keeping track of their developments is something worth doing if data management is an important part of your/your company's role.
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Pros
Apify
  • Fast response time, easy to talk to on human and technical level.
  • Scalable solution capable of adding additional feature requirements.
  • Well documented API, we are able to do some changes by ourselves.
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Astera Software
  • ReportMiner's OCR accuracy is flawless to my experience. I use the program to pull values from check details, and have yet to find an error.
  • ReportMiner's interface is easy to learn. I never even got formal training on the program. I watched some YouTube videos and learned as I went.
  • ReportMiner training personnel is very knowledgeable and quick to respond. Anytime I ran into a problem I could not figure out on my own, they would get back with me within a half a day.
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Cons
Apify
  • Managing a big number of people and tasks.
  • Larger scale monitoring system.
  • Allow users to search and replace datasets by enhancing APIs.
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Astera Software
  • Could provide some features to help with advanced analytics for big data. (i.e. larger data sets)
  • Too much clutter on their Youtube page, they should highlight the tutorials so they are easier to find for new users. Get rid of old tutorial video playlists so the organization is clean and up to date.
  • Have sales rep follow up with customers to offer product updates, new product releases, and do check ins to see if customers have suggestions for feature improvement.
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Likelihood to Renew
Apify
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Astera Software
It is the best way to get a multi line record from pdf to Excel in one row.
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Support Rating
Apify
I was very happy with the support I received from Apify. They are always ready to answer all your questions and help solve problems you have.
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Astera Software
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Alternatives Considered
Apify
Although the purposes and aims of all three products vary widely, I have found Apify to be the most effective option for web scraping for academic purposes. As someone with only a few months' worths of experience with web scraping, I have found Apify's detailed blog posts and very friendly customer support invaluable in my research.
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Astera Software
I have never actually used another program like ReportMiner. Before I was just using PDF viewers such as Adobe that had OCR capabilities. I would have to select a range of numbers and copy and paste to Excel. It was tedious, slow, and sometimes error prone. I chose to learn ReportMiner because it saves me at least 4 times the amount of time I would have to use by copy and pasting.
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Return on Investment
Apify
  • Data gathering process is fully automized with high relevance output.
  • Data are up-to-date with minimum delay.
  • We use extra time for better decision making process instead of report preparation.
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Astera Software
  • Efficient and automated data extraction. Saves time and resources.
  • User-friendly interface and good documentation. It is therefore easiest to learn and apply in a short time.
  • Documents, which have various formats of data tables or arrangement, needed a lot of manual fixing. So it required a lot of time for validation and quality control.
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ScreenShots

Apify Screenshots

Screenshot of the Apify dashboard where web scraping projects and extracted data are accessed.Screenshot of a list of some of the use cases for Apify.Screenshot of ready-made actors (tools) for web scraping or automation projects such as Instagram Scraper, YouTube Scraper or the Web Scraper.

Astera ReportMiner Screenshots

Screenshot of the AI-powered data extraction in Astera Report Miner that allows users to extract information from unstructured data sources automatically without creating templates.Screenshot of the automated report mining that generates report models for each file in the folder and successfully generated files to the AI Generated Report Models folder.Screenshot of the standalone report models that automatically uses the Auto create layout model in the tool.Screenshot of where Astera ReportMiner provides an option to extract data from PDF files that have images or scanned documents that are saved as PDFs with Optical Character Recognition (OCR) feature. Users can also select the suitable resolution to apply OCR.Screenshot of the drop-down menu where users can choose purchase orders or invoices. Users can provide the layout of the data that they want to extract from these source files either via importing a layout defined object from a dataflow or importing a layout from a JSON.