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We performed a comparison between Automic Automation Intelligence and Stonebranch Universal Automation Center based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Workload Automation solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.

To learn more, read our detailed Automic Automation Intelligence vs. Stonebranch Universal Automation Center report (Updated: September 2022).
632,779 professionals have used our research since 2012.
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Pros
"Often times there are criteria that cannot be determined by the system, which allows a human to make the determination and use the Self-Service Solution Manager to trigger a job.""There's also a self-service solution manager... that allows us to enable staff to run complex automation tasks by clicking a button and entering some information. They don't have to have access to the OpCon environment to kick off those kinds of events.""Having the jobs laid out while attaching dependencies is a nice addition to the program.""It seems like it would scale well.""The biggest example in which OpCon has improved my organization is that we have to download and process files from the federal reserve several times a day. If we don't do it in a certain timeframe, we can be penalized. It's the fact that we can download these files, process them, get our accounting teams the information they need to work the exceptions that is one of the most important roles.""MAS is by far the best feature, although not a feature of the software specifically. MAS has more knowledge than our employees, so we have been able to develop schedules that are far beyond our own skillset.""For us, the most valuable feature of the solution is the file transfer piece and being able to automate the moving of files around between our various vendors. It reduces the time involved versus somebody having to individually move the files around.""With a simple click of a button in self-service, the department or the user can complete his/her job."

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"The Action Packs are a good feature."

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"Stonebranch performs well, and the graphical representation is excellent. Overall, it requires more technical effort from our teams, but the solution is intuitive, so anybody can use it.""The support is good from Stonebranch Universal Automation Center.""The interface is very user-friendly and easy to navigate.""I like the dashboard and the various workflows.""The features are upgraded, and every six months they're releasing patches."

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Cons
"Licensing would be the first part I would overhaul. Each time a new licensing paradigm comes out, more features are removed and costs are added. They "add" features that are rarely used and increase charges for the number of jobs run. I'm sure someone in finance got a raise for their brilliance but the end-users won't thank them one bit. Expect price hikes and threats when you hold them to account at every opportunity.""We are still in the early stages of our implementation, so at this point, I cannot see any needed improvements or features.""The logs are a little daunting to look at the first few times, however, as you begin to understand what you're looking at, it becomes easier.""The only downside to OpCon is that its features can be complicated and really must be taught. Most of our users don't have training beyond the free Basic Training that SMA provides, so for fresh eyes, it is kind of difficult to understand some of the language used.""There are some limitations in the actual jobs that are created and how you're able to rename files. Suppose you're bringing in, say, 10, 15, or 20 reports from a core system, and you're using an "asterisk character" to identify files. For example, if you're grabbing files that start with this, end with this, but the characters in between could be different, it has to retain that same name in the destination. It won't allow you to rename them with a date stamp or the like.""The initial setup is very complex, but that's not necessarily something that needs to be improved. I'm told that in the next version they're improving the upgrade process. So that's in the works already.""It would be great if you could create physically separate "clients," as I call them. I wish I could have a production client and a testing client and that they would be separate.""A way to select multiple jobs in the UI for a quick change or to hold, release, et cetera, would be nice."

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"Integration of the solution could be improved."

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"Stonebranch Universal Automation Center could improve the analytics.""It would be ideal if they had the exact same features as the CA Workload Automation DE series. It would be helpful to have calendaring options.""It can't handle negative written codes.""I would rate Stonebranch somewhere in the middle for ease of setup. It wasn't too straightforward for us because our infrastructure is complex.""It's not available on the cloud, so they should take that due to safety, security, and scalability."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "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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  • "Stonebranch is cheaper than Control-M, so many companies are using Stonebranch."
  • "The price of the solution is at a medium level compared to the competition."
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    Questions from the Community
    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… 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… more »
    Top Answer:The Action Packs are a good feature.
    Top Answer:The integration of the solution could be improved and I'd like to see some kind of integration with IPA.
    Top Answer:We provide this solution to our customers, they generally use it for plugins for their customers. I'm a data management… more »
    Top Answer:Stonebranch performs well, and the graphical representation is excellent. Overall, it requires more technical effort… more »
    Top Answer:Stonebranch is cheaper than Control-M, so many companies are using Stonebranch. The license is paid every year.
    Top Answer:It's not available on the cloud, so they should take that due to safety, security, and scalability.
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    Also Known As
    Terma Suite
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    Overview

    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.

    Today, many organizations embracing digital transformation are struggling to manage complex, mission critical workloads. Advanced analytics solutions are required to reduce risks and costs in a constantly changing technology landscape.

    Automic delivers enterprise workload automation solutions with a predictive analytics workload platform that provides companies the necessary visualization, adaptability and intelligence to successfully manage complex workloads. Unlike other vendors, Automic offers the only solution on the market which provides a single-pane-of-glass across multiple vendors and applications.

    With Automic Automation Intelligence your critical workloads data can be a source of business insights to drive improvements in your IT Operations, your digital transformation journey, and your business success.

    The Stonebranch Workload Automation solution, part of our Universal Automation Center platform, helps organizations automate, manage, and orchestrate their IT processes - across hybrid IT environments. 


    1. Workflow Orchestration and Automation: Holistically control scripts, jobs, tasks, and IT processes running across your on-prem, hybrid cloud, and/or multi-cloud environments.

    2. Real-Time Automation: With our event-driven automation technology, it is now possible to achieve real-time automation across your entire hybrid IT environment.

    3. Self-Service Automation: With a focus on ease-of-use, you can empower your workforce with self-service automation using member roles and permissions.

    4. BI & Analytics: Centralize operational control and insight with proactive monitoring, reporting, and alerts

    Product Features:

    - Drag-and-drop Workflow Creation: You don’t have to be a developer to create automation. Custom scripting is a thing of the past. Easily create workflows with an intuitive drag-and-drop user interface.

    - DevOps enabled: Align priorities between IT Ops and DevOps with Jobs-as-Code, Infrastructure-as-Code, and bundle-and-promote features.

    - Limitless 3rd Party Integrations: Integrate into any platform or application from the mainframe to the cloud. Use pre-packaged integrations, build your own, or download integration blueprints from the community-driven opensource marketplace.

    - Available on-premises or as a SaaS-based deployment, the UAC is a modern platform built to scale with your business.

    Offer
    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.

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    Sample Customers
    LOHR, Carnival Cruise Lines, Herbalife, Digital Federal Credit Union, Synergent, Frandsen Bank & Trust
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    Nissan, Coop, United Supermarkets, Groupon, CSC, Orbitz, Johnson & Johnson, BMW, Qantas.
    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    Financial Services Firm78%
    Insurance Company8%
    Government4%
    Manufacturing Company2%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Financial Services Firm27%
    Computer Software Company17%
    Insurance Company11%
    Manufacturing Company6%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company17%
    Financial Services Firm17%
    Insurance Company14%
    Comms Service Provider8%
    REVIEWERS
    Financial Services Firm38%
    Insurance Company13%
    Computer Software Company13%
    Retailer8%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Financial Services Firm23%
    Computer Software Company19%
    Insurance Company12%
    Comms Service Provider9%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business26%
    Midsize Enterprise43%
    Large Enterprise31%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business13%
    Midsize Enterprise9%
    Large Enterprise78%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business10%
    Midsize Enterprise12%
    Large Enterprise78%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business4%
    Midsize Enterprise22%
    Large Enterprise74%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business13%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise74%
    Buyer's Guide
    Workload Automation
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    Automic Automation Intelligence is ranked 23rd in Workload Automation with 1 review while Stonebranch Universal Automation Center is ranked 12th in Workload Automation with 5 reviews. Automic Automation Intelligence is rated 9.0, while Stonebranch Universal Automation Center is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of Automic Automation Intelligence writes "Very reliable with great Action Pack feature". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Stonebranch Universal Automation Center writes "Allows you to schedule jobs on applications like Informatica and SAP". Automic Automation Intelligence is most compared with Redwood Software - Workload Automation Edition, HelpSystems Automate, Automation Anywhere (AA) and Automic Workload Automation, whereas Stonebranch Universal Automation Center is most compared with Control-M, IBM Workload Automation, AutoSys Workload Automation and CA Workload Automation ESP.

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