CMW Platform vs. Fortra’s Automate

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
CMW Platform
Score 8.9 out of 10
Mid-Size Companies (51-1,000 employees)
CMW Platform (formerly Comindware) is a business process management software centered on worklows to build automations. It implements a drag-and-drop interface along with Excel-style rules and forms.N/A
Fortra’s Automate
Score 8.9 out of 10
N/A
Fortra's Automate (formerly HelpSystems Automate) is a robotic process automation platform for desktop applications. According to the vendor, it offers the ability to automate almost any business process, and no technical expertise is required—IT and business users alike can understand the drag-and-drop interface.N/A
Pricing
CMW PlatformFortra’s Automate
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
CMW PlatformFortra’s Automate
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesYes
Entry-level Setup FeeOptionalOptional
Additional DetailsComindware Tracker is available for purchase on a per-user subscription plan.
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User Ratings
CMW PlatformFortra’s Automate
Likelihood to Recommend
7.2
(70 ratings)
10.0
(4 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
6.8
(5 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
8.5
(23 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
CMW PlatformFortra’s Automate
Likelihood to Recommend
CMW Lab
CMW has less integration capabilities, this is something that can definitely be improved in the future. On a side note, the MS Outlook integration option is excellent. The UI is decent for its purpose and the platform is well suited for a range of business requirements - customer order management, document tracking and approval management. You name it, they have it.
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Fortra
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.
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Pros
CMW Lab
  • Graphical workflow builder capability makes it easy to set workflow in form of spreadsheets to improve visibility.
  • Workflow automation in the cloud unifies tasks, documents and resources in real-time.
  • Integration with outlook makes it easy to manage workloads direct to the email.
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Fortra
  • 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
CMW Lab
  • I would like to see Comindware Tracker come in a free pricing tier.
  • I would like to see Comindware Tracker offer more granular roles to be assigned to workflow users.
  • I would like to see Comindware Tracker integrate with more ERP systems and to offer more import/export/migration capabilities from other workflow management systems.
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Fortra
  • A reporting capability on tasks: enabled, disabled, by folder, by trigger, etc. Currently there is none.
  • An "OR" in their conditional statements - currently there is only "AND".
  • Some kind of temporary backup when changing a task - separate from the current back up/restore functionality (which works well).
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Likelihood to Renew
CMW Lab
Very likely.
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Fortra
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Usability
CMW Lab
Because of good work experience with it. I give 9 rating to it. It decrease our work time and managing every task using it is easy with its features. For different work we don't need many software. Now we are working with this simple software which helps in all our work.
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Fortra
It's just very easy to use, extremely versatile, and very reliable. It's hard to find use cases where it won't work.
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Support Rating
CMW Lab
It's more of drag and drop functionality. It is quite easy to set up. Creation of form is very easy. Support Team of Comindware Tracker is good and very friendly. It is efficient in terms of task management, project management, team management, vendor/client tracking.
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Fortra
Support is very helpful and responsive, although using the tool is very user-friendly, so I hardly use the service.
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Alternatives Considered
CMW Lab
Other than trying Comindware Tracker it is newer to me, I have used Adobe software multiple times and are familiar with their products. I won't stack Comindware Tracker against them because they both are amazing. I like using Comindware tracker because it is easy to use and is great for me, it helps optimize and maintain my workflows.
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Fortra
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Return on Investment
CMW Lab
  • Comindware Tracker is versatile and can be used to automate common business processes.
  • Comindware Tracker offers process adjustments and visibility in real time.
  • Comindware Tracker anticipates the organization's document and data management in a unified way.
  • It provides analytical analysis as well as complex reports to help us run our business more efficiently.
  • It is ideal for the automation and execution of processes by classifying tasks.
  • Comindware Tracker helps in quick and easy simplification of operations.
  • Comindware Tracker improves the agility of routine activities.
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Fortra
  • 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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ScreenShots

CMW Platform Screenshots

Screenshot of Graphical Workflow BuilderScreenshot of Drag'n'drop Web-form DesignerScreenshot of Collaboration toolsScreenshot of Workflow automationScreenshot of Workflow trackingScreenshot of Outlook intergration

Fortra’s Automate Screenshots

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