5 / 5 2 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

Large, IBM i-centric data centers

Average Ratings

2 Reviews
  • 5 / 5
  • 5 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    Not provided by vendor
  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Deployment
    Mobile - Android Native
    Mobile - iOS Native
  • Training
    Live Online
    In Person
  • Support
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • HelpSystems
  • Founded 1983
  • United States

About Robot

Robot leads the class in performance and reliability, providing modular, automated job scheduling, performance monitoring, message management, backup and recovery, and reporting solutions for IBM i and attached servers. Robots worry-free operations have been saving more than 5,500 companies both time and money through automation for over 30 years.


Robot Features

  • Backup Log
  • Backup Scheduling
  • Compression
  • Continuous Backup
  • Encryption
  • Incremental Backup
  • Local Server Options
  • Multiple System Support
  • Remote Server Options
  • Secure Data Storage
  • Web Access / Restoration
  • Business Rules Management
  • Collaboration
  • Data Mapping
  • Lifecycle Management
  • Process Analysis
  • Process Capture
  • Process Change Tracking
  • Process Mapping
  • Process Modeling & Design
  • Process Simulation
  • Backup
  • Creation / Development
  • Data Migration
  • Data Replication
  • Data Search
  • Database Conversion
  • Monitoring
  • Performance Analysis
  • Queries
  • Relational Interface
  • Virtualization
  • Archiving
  • Audit Trails
  • Compliance Reporting
  • Consolidation
  • Data Visualization
  • Event Logs
  • Network Logs
  • Remediation
  • Syslogs
  • Thresholds
  • Web Logs

Robot Reviews Recently Reviewed!


Veteran software still manages IBMi well!

Mar 28, 2018
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 10.0/10 Not

Pros: Easy to use; problem- and bug-free; flexible. It's been around for a LONG time--- we've been using it since the 1980's on IBM systems! Works very well.

Cons: The web or windows client doesn't really provide benefits over the green-screen format, & in my opinion, the green screen is more user-friendly---which is WEIRD! Every time I've tried to use the web client version, it's clunkier or it takes longer to do what is a simple function on the green screen. I also think the reports are lacking --- clunky to use, not enough canned reports.

Overall: We use it to schedule all recurring jobs on our IBMi systems--- except if they require QSECOFR authority level. It saves a lot of time in job set-ups, & also job tracking. It's been an integral part of our production environment for (literally ) decades.

The Robot products have saved our company alot of time and money over the past 5+ years. Great tool!

Nov 27, 2017
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 10.0/10 Not

Pros: We have used Robot Schedule, Console, Space and Alert and all products have been great time saving tools and great resources. Schedule in particular has helped automate well over 100 processes that run seamlessly in the background which allows us to spend our time on more important day to day tasks and projects. Schedule was easy to set up and has been very easy to maintain or make changes when needed and ensure we get our important jobs created overnight and get our reports out to internal customers effectively and efficiently. Robot Console, in conjunction with Robot alert has significantly helped us monitor our system and we are notified immediately if there are any issues. One particular issue that required a fix from another vendor, allowed us to use console to automatically re-enable an important system user until the fix was applied. This saved us from having to constantly monitor the user and avoided any problems that would have created.

Overall: Reduced time spent monitoring systems and processes. Improved customer service to internal clients.