SAN FRANCISCO, March 18, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Weeldi, a San Francisco Bay Area-based company innovating the way processes are automated on the web, has partnered with vCom, the premier IT spend management firm for the mid-market, providing vCom with a fast path to automate processes for data extraction on the web enabling them to immediately capture critical business data from thousands of web pages at scale via the Weeldi API.
Cofounded in 2019 by Moe Arnaiz and Mathieu Guilmineau whose last SaaS company was acquired by a $6.7B private equity firm — Weeldi provides customers a fast and reliable means of automating processes on the web, filling gaps where API‘s are unavailable or incomplete and tools like Robotic Process Automation (RPA) are difficult to deploy and costly to support.
“RPA is top-of-mind for businesses as they look to automate repetitive tasks and while it can work well in a stable and static private server environment, automating processes using RPA tools quickly gets unwieldy in the wilds of the web where you run into common challenges like OTP, Captchas, IP Blocking, multiple website versions, multiple web frameworks, scheduling, website timeouts, and the list goes on. Trying to solve these problems with RPA leads to an endless, expensive cycle of customization and maintenance, as companies struggle to reliably automate processes on the web,” said Arnaiz.
“With Weeldi, we‘re offering an out-of-the-box solution, deliberately leveraging technologies like AI and modern web drivers to solve the challenges of automating processes on the web all in one platform, to make automation of processes on the web more stable and predictable from project and cost standpoint,” said Guilmineau.
“I couldn’t be happier with Weeldi,” says vCom COO Sameer Hilal. “All the data we need from invoices, reports, and portals are being collected automatically. We‘re getting exactly what we need, faster and cleaner, and freeing up our development team for other projects. And the best part is we‘re only paying for successful outcomes: we‘re not paying for development hours or RPA bot hours: we‘re only paying for the extracted data.”
A SaaS tool, Weeldi has simplified data extraction for vCom across more than 30 telco and technology vendor websites, extracting text and capturing data from web pages and transforming it into an easily consumable API, enabling integration at scale into vCom‘s award-winning vManager software. Embedded in Weeldi‘s platform are solutions to solve a range of challenges synonymous with the web. (Read more about Weeldi vs RPA)
“vCom is using the Weeldi API to run more than a thousand automations on various schedules from monthly to on-demand, and able to build new automation instructions in minutes,” said Hilal. “We deploy RPA to automate other internal processes, but for this use case, on the web, there‘s no comparison.”
Source: Virtual Strategy