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Likelihood to Recommend

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

OpenText XM SendSecure

It is super easy to use any time we have a need to send something encrypted. It is great, because if we have a client that needs to send us something, we can send that person a link and they are able to use that to send us a protected file.
Matthew Ottis | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

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

OpenText XM SendSecure

  • It is very user-friendly even for users that are not particularly tech-savvy.
  • The integration into Outlook makes it so convenient to use.
  • Gaining access to the portal is easy as well, so if you are away from your workstation, you can still send things securely.
Matthew Ottis | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

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

OpenText XM SendSecure

  • Only compatible with Outlook 2010 or newer.
  • Only compatible with Windows OS.
  • No other complaints so far.
Matthew Ottis | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

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

OpenText XM SendSecure

None. We were not able to email securely.
Matthew Ottis | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

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

OpenText XM SendSecure

  • It allowed us to become HIPAA compliant with email.
  • It integrates seamlessly into our current email interface.
  • Support we have received has been excellent. Always timely.
Matthew Ottis | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

HelpSystems Automate Plus

Pricing Details

HelpSystems Automate Plus

General

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

OpenText XM SendSecure

General

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

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