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We performed a comparison between Automic Workload Automation and MOVEit based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

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"Reliability is always important, and the reliability of the system is outstanding.""Last year, we added a second environment and the OpCon Deploy product. This has allowed us to build a testing environment. This has been a great addition for us as we can work through our workflows without disrupting our production environment.""The end code response allows us to evaluate how a process finished, set the termination/end code appropriately, and then trigger further processing based on how it ended.""The whole product is valuable to us because of the integrations that it has with the MCP and the Windows environments. You have to have the agent on each one of them that you want to monitor. The integrations that we have created are along the lines of extracting files and sending them through SFTP to another vendor. Those are the things that were taking a lot of time away from my staff.""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.""Thus far we have only had a few minor problems, all of which the vendor addressed quickly. We have not encountered any major problems. The product is very stable and reliable.""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.""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."

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"The most valuable features are the predefined templates for application-specific jobs and the access for different users.""Both the stability and the scalability of Automic Workload Automation are great.""I like that Automic Workload Automation has many features compared to other products. There are a lot of good features, and architecture-wise there is a valuable client concept. The architecture and the multi-tenancy is a multi-client concept. That is also useful.""The monitoring and troubleshooting features are rich and with the dashboards and other features, automation work is made easier.""The reason we went with Automic is very simple. We were using ESP, which was a Broadcom product. So, Automic happened to be a natural fit. It was a much easier transition from ESP to Automic. We had familiarity with the vendor and the product.""The most valuable features are its robustness, it's highly scalable, and it's easy to implement.""Automic is 99 percent stable. We've never had a problem with stability.""The feature that I have found most valuable is that we can control between a lot of operating systems and other products because we have a lot of old and new products in our environment. It helps us to control all of them together."

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"MOVEit's best features were the number of options available, like folder creation, and user-friendliness.""Offers a large collection of very good path planning algorithms.""The most valuable feature of MOVEit is the upload speed.""Especially at the time of monitoring, it's a nice way to take a look at the script and take a look at run time, which gives enough information for the files that are getting picked or not.""The convenience of renaming files and using time stamps to segregate them has been very valuable.""I admire its ability to transfer really large files. One of the files that we transferred was 70 gigs. We didn't try anything larger than that, but so far, whenever somebody came to us to process a really large file, we were able to do it successfully. It can handle large files. That is one thing that I like about Automation.""From an administration standpoint, it's very easy to manage, and I feel pretty confident in the security of the product. From an end-user standpoint also, it's very easy.""The renaming and timestamp features are great."

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"More functionality within self-service would be greatly appreciated.""I would like to see OpCon being accessible using a mobile app.""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.""A way to select multiple jobs in the UI for a quick change or to hold, release, et cetera, would be nice.""Of course they have a RESTful API within OpCon, but they have that new web services agent that we installed because we have some SOAP APIs and we had to interact with SMA to get things running. Our developers did do some tweaks, but we have now been able to get some test jobs running, and understand how the workflow goes back and forth.""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.""The products are extremely powerful and capable. Anytime you have such capability, the programming/configuration that goes into making it work can be complicated.""We would like a display of the created date, created by, and last modified date, as well as modified by."

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"There are some monitoring features that could be added.""In most of the packages available, it took time to study and gain knowledge of the features and resources due to poor documentation.""The interface could be made more user-friendly in terms of job creation and scheduling, especially when doing bulk job creation.""This solution's out-of-box automation sets could be improved. They could be industry standardized out-of-box, or even runbook automation processes could be useful—just some plug-and-play automation processes out-of-box. It has many integration capabilities, from APIs to databases, but if the customer sees some out-of-box automation processes in it, it could be useful.""The manage file transfer area could be better. The file transfer area needs improvement. Other products like Control-M have some good features in this area.""In terms of what can be improved, we are in Israel, so we work in Hebrew. Now they are starting to move it also from English to Hebrew and to support the language, but for us it has been very difficult because the Hebrew looks like gibberish. So there are language issues.""There are pain points, like anything else. Sometimes, things they say work, and sometimes, they don't work. You need to find out why they don't work and then go back and have them fixed.""The web-based edition is missing a lot of the most important features available in Automic, we have absence. For example, when I'm scheduling a job, there is normally a flag that you can toggle to activate and deactivate the task, but that doesn't work properly in the web version. It's missing a lot of the calendar and scheduling features."

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"We have had some challenges. Earlier when we were setting it up, a component called gateway, which runs in the DMV, was not working as expected. It was going down very often. That means most of our vendors were not able to connect using SFTP because that service was down. We had to put in a lot of monitoring to make sure if that goes down, there is some visibility instantaneously so that our system admins can go and do a restart.""Since I have to monitor two times a day, it would be nice if they have script templates.""It would be beneficial to include a feature that allows you to hide items and not be locked out if someone has made too many password attempts.""Communication can be improved between the product owners and users.""At times, we had connection issues with MOVEit, and it had a tendency to reboot without any reason.""Something that I would like to see is better upgrade support. We had looked at getting help with an upgrade, and to do it after hours, it was going to be $6,000. It only takes 15 minutes to do. It'd be nice if the after-hour support was a little more reasonable.""It takes some time to learn and understand how the solution functions.""The initial setup is a bit difficult."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "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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  • "There are different licensing fees for cases where high availability is important."
  • "They have changed the pricing on their licensing, and it's cheaper than before."
  • "Its price is way up there with BMC. It is a little bit on the expensive side."
  • "This solution is pretty well-priced."
  • "I'm not sure about licensing costs, but I know the base price is about $3,000, and you can get some kind of discount per node."
  • "The pricing is based on the number of servers and agents."
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  • "I haven't really priced out many other products like this, but I feel it's reasonable. Their upgrade support after hours was going to be $6,000. I just made the decision to wing it and just do it during business hours and call support if there was a problem."
  • "When compared to other products I've used, I believe MoveIt is worth the money someone might pay to use it."
  • "Technical support is only available with a paid license."
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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:I use Automic Workload Automation for SAP-related use cases. They are primarily functional and nonfunctional job… more »
    Top Answer:I would tell potential customers that they must use third-party software like Control-M, Stonebranch, AutoSys, or Tidal… more »
    Top Answer:@PhilippeLLORET, All worked out fine in the end. We had demos for all three products, and it was decided that… more »
    Top Answer:It satisfies our requirements but they don't do new improvements as per the market.
    Top Answer:With the new other vendors coming up, they come up with certain features, in addition to the file transfer. But MOVEit… more »
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    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.

    Deliver the fully agile enterprise using CA Automic Workload Automation 

    The modern enterprise needs to orchestrate a complex, diverse landscape of applications, platforms and technologies. Workload automation can prove a critical differentiator, but only if it provides intelligent automation driven by data analytics.

    The IT landscape is currently more complex than ever: Islands of automation are a barrier to scaling and standardizing your workload activities. Processing errors are common because of manual handoffs. And the lack of an end-to-end view of the business process make inefficiencies and problems difficult to resolve. In addition to this, you are operating 24x7 and cannot find maintenance windows to upgrade your infrastructure in order to innovate. 

    CA Automic Workload Automation gives you the agility, speed, visibility and scalability needed to respond to the constantly changing technology landscape. It centrally manages and automates the execution of business processes end-to-end; across mainframe, cloud and hybrid environments in a way that never stops—even when doing an upgrade to the next version.

    Ipswitch Managed File Transfer is an automated file transfer system to manage, view, and control all file transfer services. You will always know where your files are with predictable and secure delivery, extensive reporting, and easy integration with existing systems.
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    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
    ING, Adidas, 84.51, ESB
    Cambridgeshire County Council, Capita Document & Information Services, Enterasys, City of Guelph, Hermes
    Top Industries
    Financial Services Firm78%
    Insurance Company8%
    Manufacturing Company2%
    Financial Services Firm29%
    Computer Software Company16%
    Insurance Company10%
    Manufacturing Company6%
    Financial Services Firm32%
    Manufacturing Company14%
    Insurance Company10%
    Financial Services Firm20%
    Computer Software Company16%
    Comms Service Provider9%
    Healthcare Company29%
    Financial Services Firm29%
    Logistics Company14%
    Manufacturing Company14%
    Financial Services Firm16%
    Computer Software Company14%
    Insurance Company9%
    Company Size
    Small Business28%
    Midsize Enterprise41%
    Large Enterprise31%
    Small Business13%
    Midsize Enterprise8%
    Large Enterprise78%
    Small Business15%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise68%
    Small Business13%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
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    Small Business16%
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    Large Enterprise71%
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    Automic Workload Automation is ranked 7th in Workload Automation with 9 reviews while MOVEit is ranked 6th in Managed File Transfer (MFT) with 8 reviews. Automic Workload Automation is rated 8.2, while MOVEit is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of Automic Workload Automation writes "It's a stable solution for scheduling finance-related tasks". On the other hand, the top reviewer of MOVEit writes "Provides the ability to securely transfer very large files and has great logging capability". Automic Workload Automation is most compared with Control-M, AutoSys Workload Automation, AppWorx Workload Automation, Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform and ASG-Zena, whereas MOVEit is most compared with AWS Transfer for SFTP, BMC Control-M Managed File Transfer, Fortra GoAnywhere MFT, IBM Sterling File Gateway and MessageWay.

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