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  • "The cost is basically $100 a job, give or take."
  • "This is an area where it is a little difficult to work with BMC. They want to do licenses by job, which is what we have. For example, the simplest is to license by job, but they can also license by nodes. While the licensing is simple to use, it might not be the correct licensing model for the customer. It is okay because we want to license by job, which is something measurable. At the end of the day, licensing by job is the most important."
  • "The cost of the hardware is high. Because you need to license each job, it is costly."
  • "You're going to spend a lot of money upfront, but the benefits you're going to get out of it are going to quickly pay for it."
  • "Initially, our licensing model was based on the number of jobs per day. That caused some issues because we were restricted to a number. So at our renewal time we said, 'We want to convert from number of jobs to number of endpoints.' That cost us extra money but it gave us additional capabilities, without worrying about the number of jobs."
  • "BMC's price is based on the number of jobs."
  • "You must accept that BMC licensing can be very confusing. No one can easily understand how they calculate things, whether it is user-based, job-based, or server-based. The calculation is quite tough. How BMC calculates licensing is not easily available anywhere."
  • "There are human costs in addition to the standard pricing and licensing of this solution."
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  • "Currently, we are paying approximately $7,000 yearly, which includes support."
  • "ActiveBatch is currently redesigning themselves. In the past, they were a low cost solution for automation. They had a nice tool that was very inexpensive. With their five-year plan, they will be more enhancement-driven, so they're trying to improve their software, customer service, and the way that their customers get information from them. In doing that, they're raising the price of their base system. They changed from one pricing model to another, which has caused some friction between ActiveBatch and us. We're working through that right now with them. That's one of the reasons why we're why we were evaluating other software packages."
  • "The pricing was fair. There are additional costs for the plugins. We have the standard licensing fees for different pieces, then we have the plugins which were add-ons. However, we expected that."
  • "I like ActiveBatch Workload Automation's licensing model because they're not holding you down on an agentless model or agent model, where every server needs to have an agent. That's the main selling point of the solution and I hope they stay that way."
  • "If you compare ActiveBatch licensing to Control-M, you're looking at $50,000 as opposed to millions."
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    Control M
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    Overview

    Control-M simplifies application and data workflow orchestration on premises or as a service. It makes it easy to build, define, schedule, manage, and monitor production workflows, ensuring visibility, reliability, and improving SLAs.

    • Accelerate new business applications into production—by embedding workflow orchestration into your CI/CD pipeline
    • Scale Dev and Ops collaboration, with a Jobs-as-Code approach
    • Simplify workflows across hybrid and multi-cloud environments with AWS, Azure and Google Cloud Platform integrations
    • Deliver data-driven outcomes faster, managing big data workflows in a scalable way
    • Take control of your file transfer operations with integrated, intelligent file movement and visibility

    Orchestrate your entire tech stack with ActiveBatch Workload Automation and Enterprise Job Scheduling. Build and centralize end-to-end workflows under a single pane of glass. Seamlessly manage systems, applications, and services across your organization. Eliminate manual workflows with ActiveBatch so you can focus on higher value activities that drive your company forward.

    Limitless Endpoints: Use native integrations and our low-code REST API adapter to connect to any server, any application, any service.

    Proactive Support Model: 24/7- US-based support and predictive diagnostics.

    Low Code Drag-and-Drop GUI: Easily build reliable, customizable, end-to-end processes.

    CompleteFTP – the most customizable SFTP Server for Windows

    Companies worldwide rely on the CompleteFTP family of products to securely transfer confidential files. From the entry-level free FTPS server, through the powerful mid-range SFTP server for Windows, to our state-of-the-art, enterprise-level Managed File Transfer server, the CompleteFTP family offers an edition for every application.

    CompleteFTP is a proprietary FTP server for Windows by EnterpriseDT that supports FTP, FTPS, SFTP, SCP, HTTP and HTTPS.

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    Sample Customers
    CARFAX, Tampa General Hospital, Navistar, Amadeus, Raymond James, Railinc
    Informatica, D&H, ACES, PrimeSource, Sub-Zero Group, SThree, Lamar Advertising, Subway, Xcel Energy, Ignite Technologies, Whataburger, Jyske Bank, Omaha Children's Hospital
    3 Italia SPA, TeliaSonera, IntelliTeK and many more
    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    Financial Services Firm35%
    Computer Software Company12%
    Retailer8%
    Transportation Company7%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company34%
    Financial Services Firm15%
    Comms Service Provider11%
    Insurance Company7%
    REVIEWERS
    Insurance Company36%
    Financial Services Firm18%
    Leisure / Travel Company9%
    Pharma/Biotech Company9%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company29%
    Comms Service Provider13%
    Financial Services Firm10%
    Manufacturing Company7%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company24%
    Comms Service Provider22%
    Financial Services Firm18%
    Outsourcing Company5%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business13%
    Midsize Enterprise10%
    Large Enterprise76%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business10%
    Midsize Enterprise8%
    Large Enterprise82%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business23%
    Midsize Enterprise31%
    Large Enterprise46%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business52%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise34%
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    Buyer's Guide
    Managed File Transfer (MFT)
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    ActiveBatch Workload Automation is ranked 4th in Managed File Transfer (MFT) with 7 reviews while CompleteFTP is ranked 22nd in Managed File Transfer (MFT). ActiveBatch Workload Automation is rated 8.8, while CompleteFTP is rated 0.0. The top reviewer of ActiveBatch Workload Automation writes "Everything runs automatically from start to finish; we don't have to worry about somebody clicking the wrong button". On the other hand, ActiveBatch Workload Automation is most compared with AutoSys Workload Automation, Tidal Automation, Automic Workload Automation, VisualCron and BMC Control-M Managed File Transfer, whereas CompleteFTP is most compared with CA XCOM Data Transport and BMC Control-M Managed File Transfer.

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