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Score 8.7 out of 100
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Likelihood to Recommend

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Breakout is great for streamlining processes keeping track of key things and also helps in setting accountability with the assign and collaborate feature.
Amit Singh | 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

Feature Rating Comparison

Reporting & Analytics

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8.6
HelpSystems Automate Plus
Dashboards
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9.1
HelpSystems Automate Plus
Standard reports
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8.6
HelpSystems Automate Plus
Custom reports
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8.2
HelpSystems Automate Plus

Process Engine

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8.4
HelpSystems Automate Plus
Process designer
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8.6
HelpSystems Automate Plus
Process simulation
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9.1
HelpSystems Automate Plus
Business rules engine
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8.6
HelpSystems Automate Plus
SOA support
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8.2
HelpSystems Automate Plus
Process player
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8.2
HelpSystems Automate Plus
Form builder
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8.6
HelpSystems Automate Plus
Model execution
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7.7
HelpSystems Automate Plus

Collaboration

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9.1
HelpSystems Automate Plus
Social collaboration tools
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9.1
HelpSystems Automate Plus

Content Management Capabilties

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7.3
HelpSystems Automate Plus
Content management
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7.3
HelpSystems Automate Plus

Pros

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  • Simple and easy to use interface
  • Provides third party integrations
  • Good support
  • Brings in accountability
  • Great for tracking
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

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  • Would be great they could come up with iOS and android versions as well
Amit Singh | 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

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Our organization had evaluated it for sometime, but it was on the higher side for the budget we had. Many of our departments used it for a while, even after the initial demo session many users from different departments had raised IT assistance requests. Keeping in mind these factors at hand we started exploring alternatives.
Anonymous | 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

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  • Breakout is pretty affordable, the ROI has been great for us
Amit Singh | TrustRadius Reviewer

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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HelpSystems Automate Plus

Pricing Details

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General

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

HelpSystems Automate Plus

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

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8.6
HelpSystems Automate Plus
8.0

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