We performed a comparison between BotFarm and VisualCron based on real PeerSpot user reviews.
Find out in this report how the two Robotic Process Automation (RPA) solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
"One of the most valuable features is the solution's simple automation regarding object cloning and strings variables."
"The most valuable features are PDF extraction and emailing."
"BotFarm is an easy solution to use and the interface is better than older versions."
"The record option and the OCR technology have been great."
"It is easy to use and very stable. It is a rugged product, and it doesn't break so easily."
"The most important feature of BotFarm is web automation."
"The solution seems to offer high stability. We haven't seen any bugs or glitches. It doesn't crash or freeze."
"The solution is very stable. We don't have issues with bugs or glitches."
"We don't have to do any coding. We just plug and play and it works."
"VisualCron is a very powerful program to automate different steps in your business processes. We use it to automate replacing files and inform departments about the replacement."
"I have called customer service three times and the experience has not been good. They do not offer 24/7 support, which forces us to wait till the next working day to solve a problem."
"The licensing schemes could be more competitive. They need to be much more flexible in their pricing."
"The OCR tool, the optical character recognition tool, could be more efficient."
"The solution automation is incapable of interacting with our Pega software application development. It is based on the nested table concept and it is unable to read these tables. Several projects have been put on hold because of that."
"The only challenge that we have faced with BotFarm is that there is no continuous deployment. The whole world is moving to the DevOps model, but BotFarm is still not on the DevOps model. It should have integration with the DevOps model. The migration of the bots or bots pipeline is currently purely manual."
"Normally we need to monitor the solution using an AWS console and the control room. We would like to have a standardized dashboard to see all the information in one place."
"We do have some troubles with the internal software commands, but we have been troubleshooting this bug to fix it."
"The discovery suite that they just acquired could be included."
"The only problem I face when I use the tool is that it doesn't contain much documentation or it doesn't have many video tutorials on its features."
"There are some conditions in the mail trigger, but you can only use them as an "AND" condition, not as an "OR" condition. This is an improvement that could be useful. For example, some people put "invoice" in the subject and others put "invoice" in the body. If I want to make a trigger for everybody whose sending invoices, I have to make two jobs for this now."
BotFarm is an enterprise-level robotic process automation (RPA) solution. What is unique about BotFarm is that users can buy RPA processes based on demand and not be confined to a license or a strict capacity structure. BotFarm, a robust product of Automation Anywhere, is the only RPA solution that allows users to buy only the products they need when they need them. BotFarm allows users to launch all the robots they need to get tasks completed sooner and more efficiently than many other products in the marketplace today. This consumption-based business model will result in significant savings and increase an organization's overall profitability.
Reviews from Real Users
Akshay P., Associate Systems Analyst at NSEiT Limited, relates, “It is very easy, simple. You're working on a notepad, and you don't need to know programming to work on this. The dashboards are quite good, especially on the latest versions.”
A Digital Strategy Manager at an energy/utilities company shares, “The scalability is the solution's most valuable aspect. The reason Bot Farm is used is to have only one license available whenever you have a spike in the transactions. That is a core feature. That is something which we are using to the maximum. It's working well due to the fact that the solution use case is quite structured.”
A Senior RPA Developer at a tech services company tells us, “The solution is great to automate any repetitive tasks, which you might do on a daily basis. For example, the organization may need to be generating invoices or extracting data from PDF files daily. It is very versatile in what you can automate. This has improved my organization by cutting down on repetitive tasks that now can be automated.”
VisualCron combines many features into one product. Through scheduling you can set your Jobs to run on a specific time or event. The Tasks in each Job automate scripts and eliminate human errors. Through various Tasks you can integrate different systems through file transfer and conversion.
BotFarm is ranked 7th in Robotic Process Automation (RPA) with 20 reviews while VisualCron is ranked 17th in Robotic Process Automation (RPA) with 2 reviews. BotFarm is rated 8.2, while VisualCron is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of BotFarm writes "Reliable and easy to use with good dashboards". On the other hand, the top reviewer of VisualCron writes "Has many features and plugins but it's not easy to set up". BotFarm is most compared with Automation Anywhere (AA), UiPath, ABBYY Vantage and Blue Prism Cloud, whereas VisualCron is most compared with Microsoft Power Automate, Control-M, UiPath, WinAutomation by Softomotive and ActiveBatch Workload Automation. See our BotFarm vs. VisualCron report.
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