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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 Plus

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Apify

No answers on this topic

HelpSystems Automate Plus

  • 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.
Anonymous | 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 Plus

  • 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.
Anonymous | 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 Plus

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Apify

No answers on this topic

HelpSystems Automate Plus

  • 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.
Anonymous | 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.
Additional Pricing Details
If you're not sure which plan is right for you, just pick the lowest-priced plan that has all the features that you need. If you exceed the platform usage credits for your plan, you will get a notification, and the excess usage will be added to the next invoice.

HelpSystems Automate Plus

General

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

HelpSystems Automate Plus Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

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