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What is FinalBuilder?

Automating your Build process is simple with FinalBuilder. With FinalBuilder you don't need to edit xml, or write scripts. Visually define and debug your build scripts, then schedule them with windows scheduler, or integrate them with Continua CI, Jenkins or any other CI Server.

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Automating your Build process is simple with FinalBuilder. With FinalBuilder you don't need to edit xml, or write scripts. Visually define and debug your build scripts, then schedule them with windows scheduler, or integrate them with Continua CI, Jenkins or any other CI Server.


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VSoft Technologies
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Year Founded
1996
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Canberra, Australia
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@FinalBuilder
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Head of Investor Relations & Global Distribution
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

We used FinalBuilder to automate a highly specialised XML workflow. Formerly, this workflow would have required an enormous amount of manual labour. The problem with manual labour, as everyone knows, is that it is highly error prone. The game designers on our team would regularly "bork" the XML files by doing too many manual edits under pressure. We could not change the XML schema due to it being consumed by 3rd party tools, so we were forced to work with this less than ideal situation until we hit upon the idea to use Final Builder to automate everything. A few tweaks, some research into the FinalBuilder documetnation, and viola, a highly functioning tool! We could now perform the same task flawlessly in seconds, that formerly took up to 30 minutes and was highly error prone. No more anxious game designers, and the programmers could focus on more productive work. We also used FinalBuilder to automate our build pipeline processes later on, as it had already proved itself quite nicely during our testing with the XML automation. The main comment I would make is that the FinalBuilder interface is very intuitive and very well documented, with plenty of tips and examples that make putting together complex workflows like XML schema rewrites a breeze compared to using command-line utilities or other build tools. The wonderful "block by block" flow tools allow even non-programmers to easily change the workflows and designs once a more experienced developer has written the initial workflow. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I think Final Builder's UX design could be updated a little bit more for 2020 with a cleaner design. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

XML schema workflow rewrites of complex XML documents that cannot be screwed up. Automation removes human error. The main issue was to replace command line tools with somethign more intuitive. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Software Engineer
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

FinalBuilder is comprehensive with more than 600 available actions. It is integrated with several version control products and can be used for enterprise automation. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

For some reason, it is unknown to many developers and DevOps. I used to have it as part of Delphi and used it only for building my applications. Years later, after the boom of the SDLC, agile development, and continuous integration, I started using it as a crucial part of my toolchain. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Beware of the name as it is misleading. FinalBuilder is much more capable than just a build tool. It is an automation tool which happens to be capable of building several kinds of applications. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I'm not using it right now because it doesn't belong to the company toolchain. Still, I used it for years on several companies as the primary build tool, and many times for deploying the applications according to the local SDLC. For some time, we used it paired to FinalBuilder Server until VSoft replaced it with Continua CI. The included actions were especially useful during deployment to remote servers, replacing old-style automation tools. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Senior Associate, Technology Strategy
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
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What do you like best?

This tool can be used to automate tasks. Perfect tool for build and deployment for on prem applications. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

No using it in the recent times. Not sure about its compatibility with the cloud solutions. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I was able to solve for integrating TFS Build with FinalBuilder Deployment. It was fantastic. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Project Manager
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

I’m happy with G2 I was skeptical at first, but I would recommend it. You are able to archive almost everything and save it Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

It’s a expensive, also Commandline build fail at times Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Try it it’s going in the right direction Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I’m actually experimenting with it my company doesn’t rise it Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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What do you like best?

I am the actions finalbuilder provide to do easy programming stuff. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I don't see any downside using finalbuilder tool. I am very happy using this tool. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I recommend ing to other to go for use. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I am doing automation using finalbuilder like build, deployment and patches using scheduling and continuous integration. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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What do you like best?

Graphical scripting. Yet flexibility. You can achieve almost anything Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Well I am using Delphi. And there could be situations where commandline build fails where Delphi IDE is successful. It is rare. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The core is to build a system reliable. So same result all the time given the same input. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Flexible nature

Tidy user interface

Easy to use Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I never really came across anything I didn’t like Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

It may seem expensive but once you look at it’s features the price is actually reasonable Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I used Final Builder to build a complex system developed in Delphi Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Its very intuitive GUI and powerful features for DevOps and Builds Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

GitHub integration is missing and CLI options needs improvement Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Automated builds, Automated Testing & DevOps Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Information Technology and Services
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

Comprehensive feature set. Flexible design for all build objects. Great error logging and control of execution flow. There is no build scenario that we cannot build with FinalBuilder. It handles everything we throw at it. With scripting support built-in to each object, it's infinitely flexible. Great UI and constantly under development. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Not much to dislike. FinalBuilder ticks all the boxes for us. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Do it. FinalBuilder is a comprehensive solution for building software with a great interface, flexible design and great integration with other products. Great support from the team behind it, and all at a reasonable price. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Continuous builds of complex software including desktop, web, web services, installer packages, database integration and updates, file management etc. What used to take hours manually, or by using previous products is now automated and fully error-trapped for complete end-to-end software building. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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