GoAnywhere MFT Software


GoAnywhere MFT is a managed file transfer and sharing software that enables users to secure, automate and manage all their file transfers and related processing tasks. The solution is suitable for businesses of all sizes and can be deployed either in the cloud or on premise.

The solution offers features such as workflow management, version control, user management, file synchronization, encryption and document management. GoAnywhere MFT provides an intuitive interface and several workflow features that help users eliminate the need for manual processes, single-function tools and custom programs that were required traditionally. The solution offers a mobile app through which users can access files from any location.

GoAnywhere MFT offers a flexible pricing option that enables users to license only the required specific features. The solution is available in both free and paid versions and also offers a free trial. GoAnywhere provides several customer support options such as a customer portal, an online support forum and phone and email assistance.



116 Reviews of GoAnywhere MFT

Overall rating

4.75 / 5 stars

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January 2019

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 501-1,000 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

January 2019

An excellent tool for managing a large number of file transfer jobs

We have only used the Director part of the software. It replaced an unwieldy regime of various scripts that mainly copied data between external and internal servers. It has enabled us to greatly increase the number of running jobs without losing track, and to move data analysis jobs and workflows into GoAnywhere. The built-in modules for FTP and other file transfer protocols make it easy to construct file transfer jobs that would be cumbersome in a scripting language. The daily reports make it easy to follow up any failed jobs.

Pros

The software makes it easy to have many timed jobs running hourly, daily, weekly, monthly, with a nice overview of how many jobs succeeded or failed. It has a graphical "programming language" with a set of convenient functions for handling and manipulating strings and numbers and file metadata. The software can use a large number of transfer protocols, including FTP, HTTP(S), WebDAV, Windows share, SFTP.

Cons

The FTP funtionality is somewhat limited, particularly in checking for the existence of remote files and directiories, and only downloading those that differ from local files. The scripting language is a bit limited in the number of functions available. Running an executable and capturing its output into a variable or rowset is somewhat convoluted.

January 2019

Ron from Northwestern University

Company Size: 10,000+ employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

January 2019

GoAnywhere Review

GoAnywhere gives Northwestern University a reliable platform for data exchange with outside partners.

Pros

Highly intuitive user interface. Very reliable operation.

Cons

The need for loops and indexes for examining rowset data is clumsy and not intuitive.

December 2018

Andrew from Bottomline Technologies

Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

4 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

December 2018

Quick and Easy

Overall I would consider my experience with GoAnywhere MFT to be very positive over time my company has adopted the use of this product as our standard file management solution across all lines of business.

Pros

GoAnywhere MFT is one of the quickest and easiest server products to install I've encountered. In under 15 minutes you'll be logging into the web service front end. Also of note is that GoAnywhere's performance is top notch. For example when I was looking for a full featured SFTP server I tested over half a dozen options. GoAnywhere's file transfer performance far exceeded all the others and unlike many of them it didn't crush the CPU while doing it. Once installed setting up basic file transfer flows is straight forward with plenty of logging and the ability to add alerting throughout every part. GoAnywhere's ability to work with just about any subsystem you might want to use is quite impressive.

Cons

The internal programming language is simple and has a lot of powerful tools but is a bit inconsistent and lacking some basic functions like the ability to check for the existence of a variable before using it.
Although the release notes indicate it is possible to setup the HTTPS Web Client to meet PCI compliance standards the documentation does not provide details on how to accomplish this. Customer support although very responsive were not able to help me with this. This is a small ding in a product that is otherwise a model of security standards.

December 2018

Bhargava from Bio-Rad Laboratories

Company Size: 5,001-10,000 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

December 2018

Excellent product - Value for Money

We have been able to centralize all our MFT scripts which were scattered in a lot of different servers and applications. When a vendor (Say a bank) changes their SSH keys or some maintenance we would not know until something breaks in one of our systems and had multiple teams supporting them. Some of these are legacy applications and there is no one to support as well. But with GoAnywhere we moved all these scripts (MFT use-cases) and Resources (sFTP, FTP, HTTP(s), REST, etc) configured in one single place and maintenance/support has become easy. Our business teams have seen the value as the effort it takes to orchestrate a use-case is less than a week (1-2 days usually). Great product and very easy to use.

Pros

Easy to create resources (sFTP, FTP, REST, HTTP, FTPs, etc) and test them with out testing the actual scripts. Very easy to use and they have good documentation which is easy to follow. Its very intuitive. Product works as advertised. We were able to centralize all MFT scripts. Encryption/Decryption works excellent, job monitoring and Job Scheduling is easy. Integrates with AD.
I find the product to be good value for money and easy to support as well. Does not take much effort to get trained as well.

Cons

After using the product for 6+ years, nothing comes to mind that I did not like about this product.

December 2018

Damien from Nemours Children's Hospital

Company Size: 5,001-10,000 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

December 2018

Solution Solver

Pros

With this software package, it is very easy to spin up new connections and exchange data with external partners with a quick turnaround time and little development effort.

Cons

There is very little that I don't enjoy about this software, however, I do believe the debugging of projects could provide better error messages.

December 2018

Minela from Unum

Company Size: 10,000+ employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

December 2018

All about that data

Pros

This lessens the need for people to handle data. Everyone from employees to customer are kept more up to date. Great at handling secure transfers and company is continually releasing updates.

Cons

Can be a little hard on older systems but overall excellent software

October 2018

Mark from US Nonwovens

Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

October 2018

GoAnywhere: All things to all protocols

Having been immersed in Internet Protocol file management processes since the 90's I've utilized several applications for the execution of FTP, SFTP, SMTP, SSH, etc. tasks. GoAnywhere is a welcomed evolution in the discipline in that it handles just about any protocol and provides all the necessary tools for simple, verifiable scripting of just about any file management solution one could require.

Pros

It handles just about any protocol and provides all the necessary tools for simple, verifiable scripting of just about any file management solution one could require.

Cons

I suppose if it made coffee, it would be perfect.

October 2018

Anand from AB Cartridge Pvt Ltd

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

October 2018

File transferring made easy

Pros

Option to Schedule file transfer between clients, enterprise level solution. easy to use, centralized monitor.

Cons

All good so far, working perfectly for our kind of distributed office environment.

October 2018

Jeff from TAG

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

October 2018

Continue to find new things and ways to use this product !

This product has reduced by over 90%, human intervention with handing data in the company. We have also been able to keep our representatives and customers more up to date with emails and such.

Pros

The ability for it to handle;e secure transfers of data both externally and internally. They continually add more functions and features relevant to the state of their market.

Cons

Nothing with the actual software but you really need to run it on newer hardware as with the newer releases. Performance can take a hit on older machines.

Response from HelpSystems of HelpSystems

Replied October 2018

Thanks for the great review, Jeff! Great to hear the positive impact it's had on your team and customers.

September 2018

Gordon from Trans Am Piping Products Ltd.

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

September 2018

GoAnywhere MFT for Trans Am Piping Products Ltd.

We use it mainly for processing vendor invoices and customer EFT payment advices. This saves our accounting department many hours every day processing simple and redundant tasks. They have more time for problem solving.

Pros

How you have so many ways of processing information from various sources. We process most things from e-mail but also do some with VANS or direct connect to our business partner's system to get our files.

Cons

It is missing an OCR capability. We do this through various other methods. We use PDFbox from apache.org for data PDF's and we use AUTOMATE from Help Systems for image PDF's.

Response from HelpSystems of HelpSystems

Replied September 2018

We appreciate the feedback, Gordon! Happy to hear GoAnywhere has enabled your team to focus on more strategic tasks.

September 2018

Jack from L. Hansen's Forwarding LTD

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

September 2018

Awesome produt

Pros

The ease of use and how powerful it can be. I've just barely begun to scratch the surface and it does more then what I need it to do.

Cons

It doesn't support Odette FTP so I was forced to purchase another product for Odette

Response from HelpSystems of HelpSystems

Replied September 2018

Thank you, Jack! Appreciate you taking the time to share your positive experience. Glad to hear GoAnywhere has meet your needs (and then some!).

September 2018

Maggie from Europa Sports Products

Company Size: 201-500 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

September 2018

Wonderful Product

We use it to manager files to our sFTP site and internal file movement

Pros

Easy to use, great support. Like that I am able to buy the components that I need when I need them.

Cons

Nothing that comes to mind

Response from HelpSystems of HelpSystems

Replied September 2018

Thank you, Maggie! We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience using GoAnywhere. Happy to hear such positive feedback!

August 2018

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

August 2018

Saved me hours of work

Moving files across systems, domains and external vendors

Pros

Fantastic software that has saved countless hours for scheduled jobs and transfers. Awesome support and easy upgrade path

Cons

Knowledge base was sometimes difficult to search for specific examples of code, but live support was really good

August 2018

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

2 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

August 2018

Great way to automate processes

Pros

We use GoAnywhere to deliver thousands of files to hundreds of locations, both onsite as well as offsite, every day. GoAnywhere never fails on its own, but if something in the process does fail, it records the steps, so you know exactly where to go to fix it. Re-running a job is a simple click. This has been such a time saver.

GoAnywhere allows you to seamlessly create, send, pickup, or sync files and automate the process. The level of customization is unmatched for the price.

Cons

Creating more complicated jobs can be difficult. But that's more on me than them. I was just kind of thrown into GoAnywhere, and while figuring out the majority of the features and functionality were simple enough, some of the more complicated tasks took a lot longer to figure out. If I had some official training or documentation, I don't think that would have been an issue.

May 2018

Jorge from Coomeva

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

May 2018

We have been using GA over 10 years and it adresses all of our secure transfer needs and more

Pros

GAMFT has contributed to secure and automate several process of file transfer with third parties.
We have eliminated the human intervention with critical information
Green Light Tech has been our strategic vendor to implement GoAnywhere, outstanding support.

Cons

The database that it uses and that it is necessary to migrate it in some cases, the others things are fine

March 2018

Joseph from State of Maryland - DLLR

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

March 2018

We have been using GA for over 10 years and it addresses all of our secure transfer needs and more.

We were able to rapidly build sophisticated file transfers that requires us to manipulate data into many different file formats with our many trading partners at a very low cost.

Pros

The tool is web-based which allows us to use it from any workstation (no PC client - yeah!) and it handles all the complexities of secure file transfers and file manipulations in various formats with ease that frees our time to focus on rapidly delivering business solutions v. wasting time on manually coding.

Cons

We would like to see anti-virus software and the ability to either zip or unzip files since we expanded the use of GA to handle document imaging.

March 2018

Eduardo from Coomeva - Colombia

Company Size: 10,000+ employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

March 2018

It is a great produt that permit integrate diferents plattaforms.

A lot of proccess were improved and secured thru safe carry of information data.

Pros

it is very easy to use.
Very clear in error details.
interface is very simple and easy to use.
Excellent support service.

Cons

The database that it uses and that it is necessary to migrate it in some cases.
The others things are fine.

December 2017

Max from American Packaging Corp.

Company Size: 501-1,000 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

December 2017

Easy to use, does everything I need, and they helped do my first project.

Allowed us to quickly setup encrypted communications when we had no in-house expertise on doing it. It allowed a major accounting initiative to be done on-time and on-budget and runs completly automated.

Pros

Everything is menu driven and easy to setup. No having to know everything about how encrypted communication protocols work. I needed to setup secure SFTP communications with a banking partner and I had never done this before. They helped me set it up and get it working and it was pretty obvious as we went thru the process how much complex configuration was being done by the product. The user interface is intuitive and the menus easy to follow. I also purchased their secure email component because we wanted a way to have vendors give us their banking information in a secure mannor without having to mail that info to us. Again, the product does all the work. I have yet to find anything I wanted to do that GoAnyWhere was not able to do quite easily.

Response from HelpSystems of HelpSystems

Replied December 2017

We can¿t thank you enough for your kind review of GoAnywhere MFT! We're glad to hear how easy it's been for you to use and the impact it's made at American Packaging Corp.

December 2017

David from Alliance Coal

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

December 2017

Great product and it's nice when developers listen to customers for ideas about new functionality!

Pros

The versatility it provides in handling many different file types , email, encryption/decryption options, etc. needs. It's also nice that it runs on different platforms, as we have it deployed on more than one operating system.

Cons

The reporting functionality is pretty minimal in the base product. The support portal is limited in that it doesn't allow customers to update a case from the portal once it has been submitted.

December 2017

Kevin from DestinationXL Group

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

December 2017

easy to learn, flexible, functional

Pros

the ability to connect to different types of systems, the project designer interface is very easy to learn and use, very short learning curve but with a great deal of functionality

Cons

error handling can be difficult to get used to; trying to get other developers to follow established internal standards and naming conventions is extremely trying!