Automation is key in today’s world. Not only can it help reduce human error, it can save time and cut costs.

If you’re looking for file transfer automation software to help support your automation goals, you’ve come to the right place! Forget scripts, homegrown processes, and legacy PC tools. Automatic file transfer software, like GoAnywhere MFT allows its users to effortlessly configure when files should move between internal systems, other users, or trading partners.

This software is often used to manage recurring or high-volume file transfers, so other business-critical tasks can be simultaneously pursued and efficiently prioritized. Whether you send a dozen file transfers a week, hundreds a day, or more, automation is a smart and beneficial step to boost your business.

Automation is Key

Automatic File Transfer Software with GoAnywhere

File transfer automation software is a powerful tool to have in your toolbelt. As a secure FTP automation software solution, GoAnywhere MFT lets users quickly automate file transfers and schedule projects to run using its built-in scheduler or any existing scheduler software. Built-in scheduling allows for executing workflows at future dates and times. You can schedule workflows as “one time” or to run every minute, every hour, or every day – whatever or whenever your preference.

Calendars can even be easily customized to ensure workflows don’t run on days they shouldn’t. Workflows (Projects) can also be automated, executing whenever a file monitor detects new, modified, or deleted files in targeted folders. The file monitor can also alert you if an error occurs during the process, such as a file failing to reach its intended location. Goodbye manual work, hello simplicity!

Workflows can be called from local and remote command lines, scripts, and programs using the provided commands and APIs. They can additionally be called as Web Services using SOAP or REST requests. To execute Workflows based on user activity, triggers can monitor for events like when a file is uploaded or downloaded. Setting a trigger allows you to set in motion a sequence of actions prompted by an event. Triggers eliminate the time-consuming process of manually completing routine follow-up tasks.

Executing Workflow and File Automation Projects in GoAnywhere

Users can achieve workflow and file automation with a single click within GoAnywhere’s browser-based administrator. GoAnywhere MFT can not only execute multiple projects with its job management system, administrators can define multiple job queries to group projects that share common characteristics or service level agreements (SLAs).

Each job queue can define the priority of their jobs, as well as the maximum number of concurrent jobs that can be executed from the queue. Job queues can be managed and prioritized through GoAnywhere's Administrator interface.

Workflows can also be executed in Debug mode, which allows users to interactively execute tasks one step at a time. At each stopping point, the values for the variables can be viewed or changed before the next task is executed.

Don’t Wait – Automate!

With GoAnywhere MFT’s free license, you’ll be able to do just that with the FTP client module. The free license also includes an FTP Server, 5 Secure Mail accounts, and 5 GoDrive users. The free license is perfect for small organizations who don’t exchange sensitive files or need to comply with data security regulations. Start the free trial and you’ll receive email instructions on how to get started.

Automation Testimonials

GoAnywhere has significantly reduced the man-hours needed to manage day-to-day operations by automating report generation, file moves, and with automated notifications.

Application Support Specialist | Insurance Provider

We use GoAnywhere to automate the interchange of files, both internally and externally. It has significantly increased the speed and efficiency in which we are able to interact with vendors and has allowed us the opportunity customize solutions to a broader audience.

EDI/System Integration Developer II | Data and Analytics Solution Provider

How Your Peers Achieve Automation with GoAnywhere

Government: Adams County, Colorado

The fifth largest county in Colorado, Adams, discovered a streamlined, consistent way to automate their file transfers between internal systems, external systems, and trading partners with GoAnywhere MFT.

To facilitate a payroll project, the team in Adams County started using GoAnywhere's run-time mode to verify that files are correct before going out. As soon as the files are approved by staff, they're sent out with the click of a button.

Read the Full Story: Automating File Transfers Across Multiple Systems 

Banking & Finance: Sentinel Benefits & Financial Group

Security is aessential to financial file transfers. After years of batch scripts and manual processes, Sentinel Benefits & Financial Group now relies on file transfer automation software to automate and send data securely and efficiently.

In one notable example, Sentinel implemented GoAnywhere to assess management fees for the retirement advisory arm of the business. Prior to using GoAnywhere, Sentinel employees manually posted fee transactions: because fees are sometimes paid from plan assets, fee transactions must be posted to withdraw money to cover the costs. Thanks to GoAnywhere, the transactions are now handled automatically, with 600-700 transactions running in seconds rather than employees completing each transaction manually.

Read the Full Story: Recouping Lost Time with a Secure MFT Solution 

Manufacturing: Dayton Parts

As a manufacturer and distributor of thousands of parts for trucks, Dayton Parts' primary focus is their customers. Before moving to GoAnywhere MFT, staff members spent nearly 100 hours manually extracting and pasting data into emails over a 6-day period — all because the inventory and processing procedure involved going outside a normal IBM i (iSeries) server function. Learn how Dayton Parts automated their growing file transfer needs and simplified data distribution with GoAnywhere Managed File Transfer — reducing time spent on the old process from six days to three hours.

Read the Full Story: Automating Data Movement and Distribution 

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