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Likelihood to Recommend

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.
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Pros

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

IBM Workload Automation

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Cons

HelpSystems Automate Desktop

  • Calendars
  • Tasks scheduling
Farjad Habib | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Workload Automation

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Usability

HelpSystems Automate Desktop

HelpSystems Automate Desktop 10.0
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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

IBM Workload Automation

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Support Rating

HelpSystems Automate Desktop

HelpSystems Automate Desktop 10.0
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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

IBM Workload Automation

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Alternatives Considered

HelpSystems Automate Desktop

Farjad Habib | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Workload Automation

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Return on Investment

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

IBM Workload Automation

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Pricing Details

HelpSystems Automate Desktop

General

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

IBM Workload Automation

General

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

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