Excellent Automation Suite
Our company uses VisualCron for several different kinds of automation. We have several alerts based off of our ERP system that we have emailed to our users. These alerts have frequencies ranging from every five minutes to once a month. We have used VisualCron to automate certain Crystal Reports to have them print at a specific work station at different times of the day. This significantly reduces some labor time and improved our efficiency. We also use VisualCron for more complex tasks such as reading input from a hot folder, scraping some variables off of that file, then running a web macro on a customer site to generate ASNs.
There is an initial learning curve, as with any software. One thing I do not like is global conditions. In my opinion, conditions should be job specific, but that is just my opinion.
Incredible time-saving software and outstanding support
This has saved us so much time and money over the years we've used it (going on our fourth year now) that it's allowed us to focus on optimizing our company and expand it further because of how much time we're saving on the automation processes.
Their outstanding, speedy customer support is also something that is an awesome experience for us. We've not once been disappointed with their support yet, going at 4+ years with VisualCron.
* The almost endless amount of tasks and variable-combination you can create in order to get the automation you need for your day-to-day production and workload.
* The INCREDIBLY speedy support-responses we receive whenever we have questions regarding the product, features or anything. Our experience with other companies when it comes to support is ~1-3 days for responses. With VisualCron it took 3 hours at the most. Their average/fastest in our experience is anywhere between 5-25 minutes. That is outstanding and impressive, and it shows that they understand the concept of time=money.
*Their affordable price-tags compared to their competitors was something that also drew us in and made us chose their product, as well as their reputation for their great customer support, which is something we value highly.
*Their extensive logging-functions where you can chose pretty much how much you want to log, how long you want it saved, how detailed you want it and more.
There was a bit of a steep learning curve at first as it was a little overwhelming with all the combinations of tasks and variables you can use. It took me a little while to figure out that you can simply press F1 in pretty much any of the active windows within the software and you get a whole in-depth explanation/guide of what it means, what it does, how to use it, the various functions etc.
Product is good But the company became greedy
product is good, Company Support policy is bad.....
The product can do scheduling and many other tasks seamlessly. We have around 10 license.
Forcing to buy the Support plan even to move the license from 1 server another server is just pathetic. WHy should i by support plan only for doing this. Servers can crash anytime i should have option to deactivate it in one server and move to another server. Recently the Visualcron made it manditory that we need to purchase a support plan for this. because of this we are going to stop using this product and switch to some other product. Those who are planning to buy the product, please be careful. You have to shell extra doallrs every year even though you don't it any support.
Response from VisualCron
Keeping the Maintenance active ensures your company that we can help you right when you have problems. Solving critical issues without support can be very costly.
The yearly mainteanance is currently $299 per server which is about 1/10 of what competiors charge. But on top of that we can offer you a discount. Please contact us via email.
You need VisualCron
Get VisualCron, it's incredibly reliable and does whatever you need.
VisualCron is an amazing tool that has many built in features that allows anyone to set up automated jobs, triggered by files, time events, or called by other jobs. It allows you to run any program, pass any variable, create custom variables, send e-mails, send Slack messages, access FTPs, watch directories for files arriving, changed, renamed, etc... The more you use it, the more functionality and purpose you find. Customer service is quick to reply personally to any question small or big you may have, in addition to strong documentation and a forum of users helping each other with the same service team participating on the forum as well.
Basic functionality is intuitive, other features have a steeper learning curve and some nuance. Cost has been steadily increasing over the years... but it is still a bargain --- but may be harder to get approval if this is your first implementation. Good thing there is a 45 day, full functionality trial!
Best Automation Tool Available on Earth
Reduced manual work significantly , therefor cost, time, reducing error , faster work process.
This is the best automation tool available in market.
This is the best tool so far , we are using VC to automate almost every IT tasks , starting from simple file copy, downloads, SSIS to complex Web Service, server management and so on.
We are 1000+ Job running every day and literally running our business.
None as such. I have not found anything to dislike this product.
Wonderful Product for Scheduling Tasks
We have over 10 dedicated servers that run over 600 tasks to support supplemental business critical application functions. We have been using VisualCron for over 5 years and it has been a solid platform for us. The product support team is one of the best I have ever experienced.
Ease of configuration, Ease of DEVOPS integration, flexibility of features, Wonderful Product Support.
Would love to see this product support true load balanced environments for fault tolerance.
Outstanding too, highly recommended
Exceptional experience for me and all the clients I have recommended it
Everything about the tool is on the "pros" category. If you are an IT manager or run any IT operations you will find this tool fantastic.
Fast support as well, I send an email and it doesnt matter what time is in Europe or the US I get quick and accurate support
I recommend this to lots of my clients and the only push back we get is the cost
We've been using the product for 6+ years and it simplified our processes greatly; it simply works!
There is a gret array of features and support is always available for troubleshooting or for new features requests.
Would definitely recommend!
Versatility; vast array of features
Great responsive support
Great value for the price
No cons that I can think of; like everything else there is a learning curve for some but nothing too difficult
User-friendly and handy
The ease on how you can build a flow and make it interactive with a lot of kind of feedbacks.
Also the speed on correcting bugs from the development team. And from time to time the addition of new and useful functions.
The number new bugs/problems that it has. It also has some missing functions but the team is going to cover and implement them progressively
Awesome Support! Amazing speedy results and solutions.
makes all jobs viewable in one spot so that all of our users can support them without getting on the servers.
no real issues. the upgrade process is a bit cumbersome at this time as you have to update all clients and servers to be able to update the software