3 Ratings
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Score 7 out of 100
8 Ratings
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Score 10 out of 100

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

SAP Replication Server

I asked questions about a warm standby and multicast replication. We ended up using bi-directional replication and a warm standby db. Having 3 or more live OLTP DB's where each was read-write was going to be difficult to manage for contention if the same table was being updated. We stuck with an easier solution to have only two OLTP's, and then used additional DB's as read-only DW's.
Bruce Speidel | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Data Source Connection

HelpSystems Automate Plus
SAP Replication Server
10.0
Connect to traditional data sources
HelpSystems Automate Plus
SAP Replication Server
10.0
Connecto to Big Data and NoSQL
HelpSystems Automate Plus
SAP Replication Server
10.0

Data Transformations

HelpSystems Automate Plus
SAP Replication Server
10.0
Simple transformations
HelpSystems Automate Plus
SAP Replication Server
10.0
Complex transformations
HelpSystems Automate Plus
SAP Replication Server
10.0

Data Modeling

HelpSystems Automate Plus
SAP Replication Server
8.0
Data model creation
HelpSystems Automate Plus
SAP Replication Server
8.0
Metadata management
HelpSystems Automate Plus
SAP Replication Server
8.0
Business rules and workflow
HelpSystems Automate Plus
SAP Replication Server
7.1
Collaboration
HelpSystems Automate Plus
SAP Replication Server
8.2
Testing and debugging
HelpSystems Automate Plus
SAP Replication Server
8.4

Data Governance

HelpSystems Automate Plus
SAP Replication Server
8.0
Integration with data quality tools
HelpSystems Automate Plus
SAP Replication Server
10.0
Integration with MDM tools
HelpSystems Automate Plus
SAP Replication Server
6.1

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

SAP Replication Server

  • guaranteed delivery
  • high availability
  • scalable
  • low latency
  • data transformation
Gene Baker | 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

SAP Replication Server

  • So far we have not dealt with any challenges since we started to utilise its functionality or high speed data replication, with integrated transnational data from different data sources to exchange the replication of data.
  • Our only small concern is it takes extra effort to maintain the hardware and you need special DBAs skills to properly utilise its functionality with its capacity .
Pradeep Bele | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

HelpSystems Automate Plus

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SAP Replication Server

SAP Replication Server 10.0
Based on 1 answer
SAP support has been outstanding. They have quick response times and always meet their SLAs. Any time we have an issue that needs to be researched they are able to get back to us quickly with resolution.
Gene Baker | 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

SAP Replication Server

Hands down Sybase has the best replication
Bruce Speidel | 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

SAP Replication Server

  • A positive is that it allow quick business decision making on the basis of real time data. Huge time saving for business.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

HelpSystems Automate Plus

General

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

SAP Replication Server

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

HelpSystems Automate Plus
8.0
SAP Replication Server
10.0

Support Rating

HelpSystems Automate Plus
SAP Replication Server
10.0

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