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Score 9.1 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

WEBCON BPS

Really well suited for processes which work with documents, seems less (but it is possible) appropriate for single/no data actions (e.g. just provide a quick update in SQL database without any process).
Dominik Cholewiński | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Reporting & Analytics

HelpSystems Automate Plus
WEBCON BPS
9.1
Dashboards
HelpSystems Automate Plus
WEBCON BPS
9.1
Standard reports
HelpSystems Automate Plus
WEBCON BPS
9.1
Custom reports
HelpSystems Automate Plus
WEBCON BPS
9.1

Process Engine

HelpSystems Automate Plus
WEBCON BPS
8.9
Process designer
HelpSystems Automate Plus
WEBCON BPS
9.1
Process simulation
HelpSystems Automate Plus
WEBCON BPS
10.0
Business rules engine
HelpSystems Automate Plus
WEBCON BPS
8.2
SOA support
HelpSystems Automate Plus
WEBCON BPS
9.1
Form builder
HelpSystems Automate Plus
WEBCON BPS
8.2
Model execution
HelpSystems Automate Plus
WEBCON BPS
9.1

Content Management Capabilties

HelpSystems Automate Plus
WEBCON BPS
9.1
Content management
HelpSystems Automate Plus
WEBCON BPS
9.1

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

WEBCON BPS

  • Easy to develop, doesn't require high end programming crew.
  • Short learning curve for end user.
  • Easy to integrate with legacy technologies.
Gregory Gawkowski | 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

WEBCON BPS

  • The configuration of the user interface is sometimes not so flexible. However, it can be developed from the (fully flexible then).
Dominik Cholewiński | 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

WEBCON BPS

Great support while implementing, affordable consulting and great follow up
Gregory Gawkowski | 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

WEBCON BPS

  • ROI seems really quick, as processes are delivered really fast (on the go in an agile way)
Dominik Cholewiński | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

HelpSystems Automate Plus

General

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

HelpSystems Automate Plus Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

WEBCON BPS

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
$0*

* installation

WEBCON BPS Editions & Modules

Edition
WEBCON BPS Express$01
  1. installation
Additional Pricing Details
WEBCON BPS Express is a free edition for test and productive use up to 10 GB of database size (see starter.webcon.com) WEBCON BPS Standard and Enterprise versions are available as perpetual, per user licenses. Pay per month model is also available.

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

HelpSystems Automate Plus
8.0
WEBCON BPS
9.1

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