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Likelihood to Recommend

Apify

Suited for data extraction, data processing, product mapping, RPA, price comparison, web automation, SEO audit.
Lea Petrášová | TrustRadius Reviewer

HelpSystems Automate Desktop

It's great for repetitive or regularly scheduled activities like reports or file transfers. However, it's not so good for on-demand activities. It doesn't support task shortcuts to run specific tasks. If it did it would be perfect.
Kwame H. Baptiste | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Apify

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HelpSystems Automate Desktop

  • FTP jobs. Flexible scheduling and file watching options (send a file when added to a folder). Also flexible file naming capabilities - when a vendor wants a file with a different format (or vice-versa) Also the new encryption steps are handy.
  • File watching capabilities - If you have files that have to be somewhere by a certain time this is very handy. You can pair this with Automate's email capability (easy to use).
  • File Copying - If you have a lot of files that have to be sent on a schedule this is the way to go. You can also filter by date so only recent files are copied.
  • File Purging - like copying you can use date filters to purge old files - no more clogged folders!
  • Conditional statement functionality - If/Then, Loops, etc. Easy to use and makes the tasks MUCH more useful.
David Croney | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Apify

  • I'm not a huge tech guy, soI don't know what exactly could be improved.
Dan Henyk | TrustRadius Reviewer

HelpSystems Automate Desktop

  • Calendars
  • Tasks scheduling
Farjad Habib | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Apify

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HelpSystems Automate Desktop

HelpSystems Automate Desktop 10.0
Based on 1 answer
It's just very easy to use, extremely versatile, and very reliable. It's hard to find use cases where it won't work.
Kwame H. Baptiste | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Apify

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HelpSystems Automate Desktop

HelpSystems Automate Desktop 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Support is very helpful and responsive, although using the tool is very user-friendly, so I hardly use the service.
Kwame H. Baptiste | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Apify

We tended to use our custom solutions before, but we were never able to reach such scalability as we have with Apify.
Lea Petrášová | TrustRadius Reviewer

HelpSystems Automate Desktop

Farjad Habib | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Apify

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HelpSystems Automate Desktop

  • Positive: Reliability on FTP jobs - really important on bank files.
  • Negative - annual support a little pricey - but not unusual for this level of software.
  • Positive: Does not require a dedicated administrator, especially after the jobs are created and tested. I perform other job duties and this rarely interferes with them.
  • Positive - Since it is easy to learn and use it makes it easy to have a back up administrator
David Croney | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Apify

General

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

Apify Editions & Modules

Edition
Apify for Teams499 USD1
Apify for Business999 USD2
Apify for EnterpriseCustom3
Apify for IndividualsFreemium4
  1. Ideal for small teams working together on projects.
  2. Perfect for companies with larger teams or more demanding projects.
  3. Fully-customized web scraping and automation solution for any scale.
  4. The easiest way to get started with Apify. Forever free, but with limits.
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HelpSystems Automate Desktop

General

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

HelpSystems Automate Desktop Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

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