Mozenda, a dexi brand vs. Octoparse

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Mozenda
Score 7.0 out of 10
N/A
Mozenda, a dexi brand since the June 2020 merger, is web data extraction software that since its founding in 2007, boasts tens of thousands of individuals, academic institutions, government agencies, and enterprises worldwide as users, who get data from the web to perform business intelligence, competitive pricing, market sentiment, and other forms of analysis.N/A
Octoparse
Score 7.9 out of 10
Small Businesses (1-50 employees)
Octoparse is a free web scraping software that turns unstructured or semi-structured data from any website into structured datasets, no coding needed. Extracted data can be exported as API, CSV, Excel, HTML, TXT, or into a database. It’s a free tool for data analysis and mining. Scraping the web on a large scale simultaneously, based on distributed computing, is the most powerful feature of
$89
per month
Pricing
Mozenda, a dexi brandOctoparse
Editions & Modules
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Standard Plan
$89
per month
Standard Plan
$890
per year
Professional Plan
$890
per month
Professional Plan
$1,890
per year
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
MozendaOctoparse
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup fee$89 per month
Additional Details
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Small Businesses

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Medium-sized Companies
Fortra Automate
Fortra Automate
Score 9.0 out of 10
Fortra Automate
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Score 9.0 out of 10
Enterprises

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User Ratings
Mozenda, a dexi brandOctoparse
Likelihood to Recommend
7.0
(2 ratings)
8.1
(4 ratings)
User Testimonials
Mozenda, a dexi brandOctoparse
Likelihood to Recommend
Dexi ApS (dexi.io)
The Mozenda platform is well suited to some specific scenarios that may work well for your organization. It is especially helpful for basic scraping of information from simple websites. If the information you need to obtain is clearly stated on a website, then Mozenda is a simple solution to capture that data quickly and easily.
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Octopus Data Inc
Octoparse is utilized to scratch item information from sites and programming projects that don't give XML or API and import them in web based businessAdditionally, it has solid capabilities to extract data from various types of sites, which is truly splendid. However it is not suitable to be used only in the free version as the features and usecases are limited.The user woould not face issues in implementation in the premium version. Implemetion specificallly in web-crawling does not require octoparse completely,but scrapping data, yes.
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Pros
Dexi ApS (dexi.io)
  • Action Items. Mozenda is broken down into a series of actions that can be performed on a page. Some actions take you to other pages. The action list, while short, provides a comprehensive set of tools for scraping just about any website (I haven't met one where it didn't work yet).
  • Error Handling. I've used some scraping tools that have virtually no error handling. Mozenda has great error handling; the software almost always pinpoints the exact action where the agent failed and why.
  • Speed. Mozenda is very fast at obtaining results. Other "bot" software can be slow and cumbersome but Mozenda plows through pages rapidly and accurately aggregates information.
  • XPath compatibility. One of the most powerful features of Mozenda is the integrated ability to use XPaths to get at the exact bits of information we're after on a particular website. Access to visible information is only limited by imagination.
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Octopus Data Inc
  • user design is easy to understand compared to other automation tools
  • the support team is helpful, they really answer
  • the software can get data into spreadsheets, and in a large number
  • there is a free plan to start
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Cons
Dexi ApS (dexi.io)
  • The user interface for managing agents can be improved
  • When websites change, the agents could be better at dynamically updating
  • The "credit" usage can be confusing
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Octopus Data Inc
  • Haven't had any issues with the program or company. But there's certainly a learning curve. More tutorial videos wouldn't hurt.
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Alternatives Considered
Dexi ApS (dexi.io)
I'm only personally experienced with UBot Studio and Scrapy. UBot Studio isn't a bad application, though it has quite a large number of bugs when compared to Mozenda. UBot touts itself as low-code, but requires a significant understanding of programming logic to use the program effectively. Using UBot, we were able to get virtually all the results we wanted, but at a much higher labor cost than Mozenda. During initial implementation of UBot, it took me a full week to develop a particularly complicated agent. Using Mozenda, I was able to recreate the same agent in 4 hours. The ROI has been remarkable, and Mozenda really is a low-code platform.
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Octopus Data Inc
Other similar products like webautomation.io and webscarpper.io were tried and implemented along with Octoparse. Thier trial versions have much more limited features. The complexity while using Octoparse is relatively low and much more effecient and powerful to implement as compared to other softwares. Also usecases are quick to learn and implement.
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Return on Investment
Dexi ApS (dexi.io)
  • Stay relevant in the market
  • Ensure product placement against competitors
  • Dramatically enhance profitability
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Octopus Data Inc
  • it gives profound database for my research and make the whole process a lot more easier. the power of automation!
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