GUI Automation Software

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 a complete set of tools for intelligent GUI automation. With Automate's no-code, drag-and-drop approach to task development, and the Automate Recorder, a best-in-class step recording tool, automating complex tasks has never been easier. 

Automate Complex Tasks In Minutes, Not Days

How Does GUI Automation Work?

GUI Automation | Processes to Automate

With Automate, you get an all-in-one, easy-to-use solution with drag-and-drop task building that is both robust and intuitive to create solutions for any project without writing a single line of code. 

  • Drag-and-drop task building enables tasks to be constructed rapidly
  • 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

Streamline GUI Automation with the Automate Recorder


The Automate Recorder offers a best practice approach for GUI automation, so you can quickly and easily build, accelerate, and distribute automation for desktop and browser-based applications. Purpose built for practical use, the Automate Recorder empowers UI-driven automation without writing any code, and provides the right balance of flexibility and power for real-world recordings.

Through the step recorder interface, user actions, such as keystrokes and mouse clicks, are converted into automation actions within your Automate workflow. From there, you can update, edit, and manage recordings easily. Add programming logic, including loops and conditional logic, and incorporate non-UI automation, like calling an API.

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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. 

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We needed to automate our processes to keep our labor costs under control, minimize the potential for human error, and ensure we meet our customers' expectations.

Ron Evans, Director of Data Center Operations, Vestcom International

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Automate is an intuitive IT automation platform designed to help businesses of any size increase efficiency and maximize ROI throughout the organization. Try it free for 30 days.