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AutoSys Workload Automation vs. IBM Workload Automation
July 2022
Find out what your peers are saying about AutoSys Workload Automation vs. IBM Workload Automation and other solutions. Updated: July 2022.
621,327 professionals have used our research since 2012.
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Pros
"Reliability is always important, and the reliability of the system is outstanding.""We're also starting to use its Self Service and Solution Manager. My team in the data center and some of the development team use the Self Service. Developers are using the Self Service for upon-request jobs for their testing. They used to have to go through us to schedule testing and now they can just go on and kick it off all they want. They have also really appreciated that they have access to view and/or submit jobs.""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.""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.""With a simple click of a button in self-service, the department or the user can complete his/her job.""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.""It seems like it would scale well.""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."

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"The most valuable features of AutoSys Workload Automation are the file transfer protocol and file watcher. The solution has a user-friendly user interface. It is very simple to use. You have a scope of all your jobs, jobs are what you call tasks that you will automate in the solution. It lets you monitor everything in these jobs.""It is very valuable for us when we are trying to arrange or orchestrate jobs into a system. It is helpful for triggering jobs for a scheduled task.""The most valuable feature of this solution is the functions are easy to use.""AutoSys Workload Automation is a stable solution.""This solution has made my clients' workplaces a lot less labor-intensive.""It gives a real-time view of all the batch processing that we have. Monitoring-wise, it is really good.""The solution has been stable.""The features that I have found most valuable with AutoSys are that it is scalable, easy to use, fast, and always available. That's very important because if it's not steady then it's a real problem. So, at this point, we are satisfied with it."

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"The support from Cisco is very good. I was with them as a company for 40 years""The whole product is valuable because it is a tool for batch automation.""This solution has a request feature where users can request the added features they need to have developed. Based on client voting for those features, these are developed and released.""The project we worked on involved the running of nearly 24,000 job instances in a single day, so I would say that the solution is stable."

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Cons
"We are still in the early stages of our implementation, so at this point, I cannot see any needed improvements or features.""Stability is an area for improvement. There are FTP agents that run on the MCP and they are there so that we can transfer a file from the MCP to the Windows environment or vice versa. Sometimes, and nobody has been able to figure out why, it just goes down, and all of my jobs that need it are hanging or failing... It would be very helpful if they could figure out what in the world is happening with that FTP client that's on the MCP.""A way to select multiple jobs in the UI for a quick change or to hold, release, et cetera, would be nice.""The products are extremely powerful and capable. Anytime you have such capability, the programming/configuration that goes into making it work can be complicated.""Upgrading to newer versions remains complex.""More functionality within self-service would be greatly appreciated.""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.""Enterprise Manager is a little clunky which I know they're addressing in the solution's manager."

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"In terms of what should be in the next release, I want integration and AI and so on. I'd like easy reporting where you can compare information, for example, "that job normally takes three minutes and last time it took six minutes or 10 minutes." Then you can get the information to the engineer of which job is taking more time than normal - understanding strange behavior compared to the baseline.""The solution could improve by having support for container environments.""I am not sure whether it is our limitation or a tool limitation because we haven't yet explored it, but whenever we look for different types of reporting, we have some limitations in getting those. It could be because of the way we have set it up internally in our enterprise, but it would be helpful if we can customize the reporting features and some of the alerts that can go out. When we connect enterprise systems, each one looks for a different use case, and if we can get different types of reporting, it will be helpful.""We had a few issues, however, the issues were more on the infrastructure rather than with the application itself.""AutoSys Workload Automation could improve in the Linux environment. The previous versions of the AutoSys Workload Automation let you take the profile of the user that you were using to run the tasks that you're going to automate, but in the latest versions, you can't do that, you need to make more definitions and it's a little bit difficult. It was easier in the previous versions.""We are trying to see if we can use this from a cloud perspective with AWS, Azure, and other clouds, but it seems that there is no cloud integration in this product. We would like to see cloud integration. We are very pleased with this solution, but we are moving our application to the cloud, and we found out that it doesn't support any cloud features. So, we are trying to find a replacement.""The graphical interface can be improved.""The reporting system, currently, could be better."

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"The configuration of IBM Workload Automation has some challenges. We have a difficult time customizing it, but it is similar to other solutions.""There should be more custom documentation, specifically around Java APIs. There should also be more training. In terms of features, we are currently using only 50% of its features. We don't use all features that are available, but there is always room for improvement in all of the tools.""The performance of the previous versions could be better.""This solution does have bugs and could be improved in this regard. However, these bugs are resolved relatively quickly."

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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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  • "The pricing needs to be improved. Some of my client's complained that it was too expensive."
  • "The price of this solution is reasonable and there is an annual license required."
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  • "It is about one-third of the cost of a controller."
  • "The contract is with the customer with whom we are working, so IBM is not directly involved in this."
  • "We transitioned from a server license to per job license, and that saved us a lot money."
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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:Control-M acts as a single, centralized interface for monitoring and managing all batch processes, which is helpful… more »
    Top Answer:AutoSys Workload Automation is a stable solution.
    Top Answer:The pricing needs to be improved. Some of my client's complained that it was too expensive.
    Top Answer:This solution has a request feature where users can request the added features they need to have developed. Based on… more »
    Top Answer:This solution does have bugs and could be improved in this regard. However, these bugs are resolved relatively quickly.
    Top Answer:As a business we are slowly transitioning from legacy type apps and scripts jobs to web running jobs, via web services… more »
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    Also Known As
    CA Workload Automation, CA Workload Automation AE
    IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler, IBM TWS
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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.

    AutoSys Workload Automation delivers end-to-end visibility of application workloads and dependencies across platforms, ERP systems, and the cloud. Business applications are ensured for availability thanks to event-based triggering, real-time alerting, and dynamic critical path management. By intelligently and effectively assigning workloads based on real-time information about the available computing resources and service level agreements, AutoSys Workload Automation scales to enterprise demands with ease. The solution permits businesses to swiftly provision and handle workloads in physical, virtualized, and cloud environments. The platform helps to reduce the cost and complexity of managing mission-critical business processes, ensuring consistent and reliable service delivery. AutoSys Workload Automation is a job control solution that allows you to manage workloads via a command-line interface (CLI) or graphical user interface (GUI).

    AutoSys Workload Automation Features

    AutoSys Workload Automation has many valuable key features. Some of the most useful ones include:

    • Multi-platform scheduling: Manage and visualize a process end to end across multiple platforms from a central point of control.
    • Extensive scalability: Provide production scalability without the need for multiple server instances.
    • Extensive app support: Manage workloads for business apps such as PeopleSoft, SAP, and Oracle E-Business. This results in lower operating costs and increased cross-enterprise visibility.
    • Built-in fault tolerance: Robust, lights-out operations with automated recovery that facilitates the availability of business systems by enabling jobs to be completed accurately and on time.
    • Self service: End-users have the ability to request and execute workload processing that is controlled by workload policy and governance processes. This gives businesses more control over their own services.
    • Security and compliance: Better meet regulatory compliance requirements by defining access permissions at any level. If there are problems, you can view what was changed, by whom, and at what time.

    AutoSys Workload Automation Benefits

    There are many benefits to implementing AutoSys Workload Automation. Some of the biggest advantages the solution offers include:

    • Job scheduling, monitoring, and reporting: Jobs can be scheduled across platforms. When a job enters different production schedule phases, keep track of it and give reports.
    • Create reports that ease regulatory compliance and improve control.
    • Forecasting is used to detect and comprehend the business impact of work within a job stream. You can send notifications for overdue tasks or bypass less critical jobs.
    • Managing resources: The solution assesses the resources that are available and schedules jobs to achieve a defined SLA, enhancing resource utilization.

    Reviews from Real Users

    AutoSys Workload Automation stands out among its competitors for a number of reasons. Two major ones are its file transfer protocol and its visibility for batch processing. PeerSpot users take note of the advantages of these features in their reviews:

    One PeerSpot reviewer, an IT consultant at a computer software company, writes, “The most valuable features of AutoSys Workload Automation are the file transfer protocol and file watcher. The solution has a user-friendly user interface. It is very simple to use. You have a scope of all your jobs, jobs are what you call tasks that you will automate in the solution. It lets you monitor everything in these jobs.

    Another PeerSpot reviewer, a head at an insurance company, notes, “It gives a real-time view of all the batch processing that we have. Monitoring-wise, it is really good. It also gives us the ability to connect different software processes.”

    IBM Workload Automation is a complete solution for batch and real-time workload management, available for distributed mainframe or hosted in the cloud. Use it to drive business and IT workloads on hosted servers, with virtually no cost of ownership for your central server. Increase your productivity with powerful plan- and event-driven scheduling, and run and monitor your workloads wherever you are. This includes interfaces dedicated to application developers and operators, providing them both autonomy and precise governance.
    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
    Gaumont, Mercantil do Brasil, CCEE, Hanwha Life
    Standard Life Group, Banca Popolare di Milano, A*STAR, ArcelorMittal Gent
    Top Industries
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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%
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    Financial Services Firm46%
    Insurance Company15%
    Energy/Utilities Company10%
    Healthcare Company7%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Financial Services Firm31%
    Computer Software Company21%
    Insurance Company8%
    Manufacturing Company7%
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    Financial Services Firm29%
    Manufacturing Company18%
    University6%
    Media Company6%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Financial Services Firm24%
    Computer Software Company23%
    Comms Service Provider10%
    Insurance Company6%
    Company Size
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    Small Business26%
    Midsize Enterprise43%
    Large Enterprise31%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business14%
    Midsize Enterprise10%
    Large Enterprise76%
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    Small Business12%
    Midsize Enterprise5%
    Large Enterprise84%
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    Small Business11%
    Midsize Enterprise8%
    Large Enterprise81%
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    Small Business7%
    Midsize Enterprise4%
    Large Enterprise89%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business11%
    Midsize Enterprise9%
    Large Enterprise80%
    Buyer's Guide
    AutoSys Workload Automation vs. IBM Workload Automation
    July 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about AutoSys Workload Automation vs. IBM Workload Automation and other solutions. Updated: July 2022.
    621,327 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    AutoSys Workload Automation is ranked 4th in Workload Automation with 10 reviews while IBM Workload Automation is ranked 8th in Workload Automation with 4 reviews. AutoSys Workload Automation is rated 7.6, while IBM Workload Automation is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of AutoSys Workload Automation writes "Mature, reliable, scalable, and helpful for orchestrating jobs". On the other hand, the top reviewer of IBM Workload Automation writes "A stable solution ". AutoSys Workload Automation is most compared with Control-M, Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform, CA Workload Automation ESP, Automic Workload Automation and BigFix, whereas IBM Workload Automation is most compared with Control-M, HCL Workload Automation, Tidal Automation, Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform and CA Workload Automation ESP. See our AutoSys Workload Automation vs. IBM Workload Automation report.

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