My review of Foxtrot RPA
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
April 02, 2019

My review of Foxtrot RPA

Score 8 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Foxtrot

Foxtrot is currently being used at the organization level. It is a fantastic tool in serving as a force multiplier. It allows us to efficiently perform mass maintenance operations within a few hours. The best part is that it does so by mimicking the data input of an actual person, so no backend coding or programming is required and neither is the support of IT. In addition, it allows for the natural audit logs and monitoring of applications to still pick up any operations done by the tool organically.
We utilize it in addition for remote process automation tasks. We have been able to phase out several manual processes and schedule automated script tasks, which can perform the operations much quicker and with virtually no errors.
  • Automating repetitive data input tasks.
  • Allows for the development of quick solutions without the need for IT.
  • Provide robust functionality for the automation of manual tasks.
  • It could use better handling of emulator response times and states. For example, oftentimes the tool moves faster than the emulator can perform tasks and the whole process can crash, forcing the user to start over.
  • It could use a drag and drop workflow interface, which might make it easier to create complex scripts.
  • As previously mentioned, Foxtrot has allowed us to become infinitely more efficient in handling mass maintenance scenarios within the organization. It has allowed us to go from development to deployment often within a couple of days including testing.
  • It has further allowed for the remote automation of manual tasks performed on a daily basis and freed up that time so that the resources can be more efficient within their functions and get more things done.
  • The tool has allowed for the creation of several template scripts that can be utilized anytime for similar situations, which has made us even more efficient in that the development of the script only happens one time and provides for infinite uses without any additional overhead.
Foxtrot does not have nearly as much in terms of functionality and workflow tools. It is primarily meant for automating and creating scripts that help with mainframe-based maintenance and migration tasks. In addition, it is very efficient in simulating the actions of an individual for daily and manual tasks. We selected Foxtrot because it was the tool that was recommended by the main vendor we needed to interface with, and industry-wide it was the main tool being used by other financial institutions with similar platforms to perform the tasks that we bought the platform to perform.
It is well suited for the automation of repetitive data input tasks and manual entries. It is also well suited for developing solutions to speed up and automate ad-hoc mass maintenance tasks. It is not well suited for situations where workflows or approvals are needed, and it is also not ideal when supervision of the application needs to be constant.