We are a web hosting company and needed a way to automate downloads (for backup purposes), I found Robo-FTP and have been very impressed with the product.
I created a script from Robo-FTP's built-in script language which schedules downloads from several different sites nightly at 2:00 am. If there was a problem with the download, the product email's me a notification so I can manually check it out. This has saved me soooo much time and energy. With Robo-FTP's automation script, I don't ever have to think about the FTP program again and I can be sure my files are getting downloaded.
I would recommend this product to anybody who does repetitive file transfer tasks with FTP.