GUI Automation Software
Macro and GUI automation for Windows, Linux, and IBM i.
What is GUI Automation?
GUI automation is a way to mimic user actions, like mouse and keyboard input, to automate processes involving clicks, field inputs, image recognition, and scrolling. While not considered the most elegant method for automation, sometimes the only way to enter into and extract information from an application is through its user interface.
For users faced with this challenge, Automate provides the most complete set of tools for intelligent GUI automation and macros. With Automate's no-code, drag-and-drop approach to task development, creating complex macros has never been easier. Automate provides dozens of tools for manipulating windows, clicking links, and incorporating logic based on the status of windows.
Create Complex Macros In Minutes, Not Days!
How Does GUI Automation Work?
With Automate you get an all in one, easy-to-use solution that utilizes drag-and-drop task building that is both robust and intuitive to create solutions for any macro project at hand. Still writing those complex and sophisticated macros? Now you can easily create them, without writing a single line of code!
- Drag-and-drop task building enables tasks to be constructed rapidly. No programming code or writing batch files.
- Enable macros across multiple applications including Excel, Access, Outlook and Word.
- Great for application integration and automatic report generation.
- Add new functionality to your old applications: email, FTP, scheduling, file sharing.
- Expand tasks to do even more using Automate's library of actions and activities.
Benefits of GUI Automation
Create automation tasks with pre-programmed actions and graphical workflow designer
Cleanse and transform files for processing quickly and easily
Tasks can move from screen to screen to choose from buttons and drop-down menus
Increase accuracy by slashing data processing errors to near-zero level
GUI Automation Use Cases
Monitoring websites for response times
Automation bots can run every few minutes to log into a website, search for a keyword, and log the load time for each of the pages. The user can set a threshold for that load time in the task, and if the threshold is missed, notification is immediately sent to the owner of the site so it can be repaired as soon as possible.
GUI automation can also be used for testing changes to websites. The task can spin through screens with no errors and much faster than a human.
Data backups & event log file management
A utilities and energy provider, TransAlta, used robotic process automation to manage event log files but also needed a way to back up information. In the past, it could only be backed up by a highly-experienced operator interacting with the GUI for the backup application. Now, a GUI automation bot mimics user actions, saving the team precious time and providing TransAlta peace of mind that their data is safe and secure.
Multi-step business processes
Marketing company Vestcom needed automation to help with the process of producing customized shelf-edge marketing solutions. Every week, new labels needed to be created for customers with product information like UPC number, item description, and pricing. This data came through FTP, SFTP, VPN, and email. Then the data was transferred to a production server, cleansed, and transformed into print-ready files. There were also customer-specific business rules that needed to come into play.
With GUI automation, Vestcom was able to completely automate the data pulling, uploading, and application automation, all enforced with business rules, saving them 200 hours per week.