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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

WinMan ERP Software

Winman ERP is well suited to our business and we have not felt the need to look further. The great strength for us is the MRP facility but each business is unique and must make it's own assessment. The accounting side just works - nothing to add here.
Cameron Read | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Security

HelpSystems Automate Plus
WinMan ERP Software
10.0
Single sign-on capability
HelpSystems Automate Plus
WinMan ERP Software
10.0
Role-based user permissions
HelpSystems Automate Plus
WinMan ERP Software
10.0

Reporting & Analytics

HelpSystems Automate Plus
WinMan ERP Software
9.0
Dashboards
HelpSystems Automate Plus
WinMan ERP Software
8.0
Custom reports
HelpSystems Automate Plus
WinMan ERP Software
10.0

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

HelpSystems Automate Plus
WinMan ERP Software
10.0
Accounts payable
HelpSystems Automate Plus
WinMan ERP Software
10.0
Accounts receivable
HelpSystems Automate Plus
WinMan ERP Software
10.0

Inventory Management

HelpSystems Automate Plus
WinMan ERP Software
10.0
Inventory tracking
HelpSystems Automate Plus
WinMan ERP Software
10.0
Automatic reordering
HelpSystems Automate Plus
WinMan ERP Software
10.0
Location management
HelpSystems Automate Plus
WinMan ERP Software
10.0

Order Management

HelpSystems Automate Plus
WinMan ERP Software
10.0
Pricing
HelpSystems Automate Plus
WinMan ERP Software
10.0
Order entry
HelpSystems Automate Plus
WinMan ERP Software
10.0
Cost of goods sold
HelpSystems Automate Plus
WinMan ERP Software
10.0

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

WinMan ERP Software

  • MRP - our inventory forecasting is done within Winman using the MRP facility. This allows us to place timely orders with our suppliers.
  • Inventory transfers and value uplifts (to reflect actual landed cost) are simply catered for and fully integrated into the accounting system.
  • Integration with our website ensures that accurate data flows throughout the whole process.
Cameron Read | 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

WinMan ERP Software

  • Having used Winman ERP for a long time now it fully suits our needs.
Cameron Read | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

HelpSystems Automate Plus

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

WinMan ERP Software

WinMan ERP Software 10.0
Based on 1 answer
My few queries are answered promptly.
Cameron Read | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

HelpSystems Automate Plus

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

WinMan ERP Software

WinMan ERP Software 10.0
Based on 1 answer
As with any business project, a clear plan with clearly defined outcomes is key.
Cameron Read | 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

WinMan ERP Software

Having used Winman ERP for many years through various iterations we have not felt the need to look elsewhere
Cameron Read | 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

WinMan ERP Software

  • The key thing is to be able to do more with less people, removing as much repetitive work as possible.
  • More automation allows us to grow the business whilst being able to concentrate on core competencies that cannot be automated such as product development, branding and marketing.
  • Inventory planning is simplified through the use of MRP. Top level skus are readily converted into POs for timely component procurement which means we have the best opportunity to fill sales orders.
Cameron Read | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

HelpSystems Automate Plus

General

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

WinMan ERP Software

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

HelpSystems Automate Plus
8.0
WinMan ERP Software
10.0

Support Rating

HelpSystems Automate Plus
WinMan ERP Software
10.0

Implementation Rating

HelpSystems Automate Plus
WinMan ERP Software
10.0

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