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Question: Comparing Automic Workload Automation, Automic/Appworx Applications Manager, and OpCon
Answer: @PhilippeLLORET, All worked out fine in the end. We had demos for all three products, and it was decided that Automic Workload Manager was the best option for our needs. The vendor is now able to provide some support for the Automic Workload Automation product.
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  • "The pricing is very reasonable."
  • "OpCon cost us $80,000 in 2017 money, and that included everything: support, installation, onsite assistance during the conversion, etc. It's been a worthwhile investment by far."
  • "We currently renewed with one of their new technology bundles. It's around $36,000 annually. We run a query of our SQL in our SQL database to see how many jobs we run. They're charging us per usage and whatever add-ons you want to use with OpCon."
  • "It used to be per machine, so we had X number of devices licensed. Now it's not. If we had a lot of machines, the new license might've decreased the cost. Unfortunately, we didn't see the same gains."
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    Rick Murray
    PhilippeLLORET - PeerSpot reviewerPhilippeLLORET
    Real User

    Hello Rick, I couldn't help you with the Appwork applications manager. 


    On the other hand, one thing that is certain that
    we are satisfied to have migrated all our jobs processing under OpCon (120 000
    jobs/days) since 2018. 


    We have improved in terms
    of service quality, we have made progress in the automation of our business
    process and we benefit from more functionalities and reduces operating costs.


    OpCon is a true
    Enterprise Scheduler.


    I hope this will help you in your
    research.

    Rick Murray - PeerSpot reviewerRick Murray
    User

    Ian,

    It isn't that AWA wont work. It comes down to support from another vendor. The vendor isn't currently familiar with AWA, so they are taking classes, and will be able to support it in the future

    IanKnight - PeerSpot reviewerIanKnight
    User

    We are about to start to use AWA and was wondering why that platform will not work for you going forward?

    Albert Jurisic - PeerSpot reviewerAlbert Jurisic
    Real User

    I am sorry because cannot help you. We have no experience with Appworx Application Manager.

    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:This solution could be improved in the areas of reporting, forecasting, and intelligence. In addition, the portability and deployment, artificial intelligence and machine learning, whether it's… more »
    Top Answer:Our primary use case for this solution is to schedule our batch, applications and data warehouse batches automatically. I'm an enterprise application architect and we're a customer of AppWorx.
    Top Answer:The most valuable feature is the automation in general.
    Top Answer:The licensing and pricing model changed this last year, so we're getting used to that. I think it's ultimately going to end up being more expensive. It depends on the scale of the business. It used to… more »
    Top Answer:I'm sure there's plenty that could be improved, but some of the biggest pain points aren't necessarily a fault of OpCon itself. For example, the FICS integration is a little bit clunky. We've had some… more »
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    CA Automic Applications Manager
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    Overview

    AppWorx Workload Automation automates your Ellucian’s Banner or Fiserv DNA processing. This innovative, best-in-class task scheduling solution accelerates your processing, provides visibility and control over business processes, and mitigates risk in both environments.

    AppWorx Workload Automation Can:

    • Automate banner processes without writing scripts
    • Automate testing
    • Document process flows and procedures
    • Maintain a history and audit trail of production runs
    • Automate migration from development to test to production environments
    • Reduce training
    • Eliminate human errors associated with manual tasks

    Benefits of AppWorx Workload Automation For Your Ellucian’s Banner

    • Automate recurring business processes, such as administration and record-keeping, while complying with state and federal reporting requirements.
    • Batch jobs are processed accurately.
    • If there are any inconsistencies or job failures, Automic for Banner immediately sends email notifications to the appropriate personnel.
    • Significantly improve your return on investment.
    • Automating batch processing and report generation.
    • Eliminating server overload by using a combination of features (AppWorx provides queues to control the number of jobs that can be submitted to a server at any given time, can spot duplicate runs of the same reports, and can delay impromptu reports submitted by individuals until all regularly scheduled reports are processed, etc.).
    • Eliminates the need for developers to write shell, PERL, or batch scripts to automate scheduling.
    • Automatically keeps a history of every job run, the parameters that were used, and the output generated at each step. These records are readily available for viewing online and can be printed for reference.
    • Export and import utilities make migration an error-free, repeatable process. Database logins, printers, and libraries can be mapped when you are moving process flows to a new environment. Mapping eliminates potentially erroneous code changes.

    Benefits of AppWorx Workload Automation For Your Fiserv DNA Processing

    • Run DNA jobs directly, eliminating the need to copy and release queues for each batch cycle.
    • Automatically run DNA jobs at the optimum time using sophisticated scheduling.
    • Run multiple DNA jobs at the same time in parallel from one batch station.
    • Eliminate potential data entry errors by automatically retrieving parameters from your enterprise databases.
    • Automatically check the results from one step to ensure data integrity before continuing to the next step.
    • Alert production analysts to problems the instant they occur.
    • Coordinate processing steps across all software applications.
    • Automatically distribute output files to vendors.
    • Perform all operations from one GUI client.

    Reviews from Real Users

    “The most valuable feature for me is the scheduling,” says an enterprise application architect at a retailer who has been using the solution for close to 10 years.

    A manager at a tech services company adds that “The interface is good. The compliance-related features are very good.”


    OpCon is a robust and flexible platform capable of scaling up to meet the needs of clients running 140,000+ daily jobs across multiple environments and operating systems. Our proven migration framework helps clients painlessly transition from outdated or cost inefficient platforms thanks to our deep organizational expertise, REST API, and extensive library of legacy connectors. We have a variety of consulting options available for clients and offer no-cost training for the life of the contract.

    Offer
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    Accel­er­ate dig­i­tal trans­for­ma­tion through work­load automation

    Automate repetitive tasks so you can focus on projects that drive your business forward. Find out how OpCon workload automation enables you to create repeatable, reliable workflows - all managed from a single platform.

    Sample Customers
    Sandvik, Hanwha Life
    LOHR, Carnival Cruise Lines, Herbalife, Digital Federal Credit Union, Synergent, Frandsen Bank & Trust
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    Computer Software Company19%
    Comms Service Provider12%
    University10%
    Real Estate/Law Firm8%
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    Financial Services Firm78%
    Insurance Company8%
    Government4%
    Manufacturing Company2%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Financial Services Firm24%
    Computer Software Company23%
    Insurance Company10%
    Comms Service Provider7%
    Company Size
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    Small Business15%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise71%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business26%
    Midsize Enterprise43%
    Large Enterprise31%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business14%
    Midsize Enterprise10%
    Large Enterprise76%
    Buyer's Guide
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    AppWorx Workload Automation is ranked 16th in Workload Automation while OpCon is ranked 2nd in Workload Automation with 17 reviews. AppWorx Workload Automation is rated 0.0, while OpCon is rated 9.0. On the other hand, the top reviewer of OpCon writes "Four connectors work with KeyStone and allow us to automate every batch-processing task". AppWorx Workload Automation is most compared with Automic Workload Automation, Control-M, ActiveBatch Workload Automation and AutoSys Workload Automation, whereas OpCon is most compared with Control-M, AutoSys Workload Automation, IBM Workload Automation and VisualCron.

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