I work as Mainframe Manager (Systems & Programming) at an Insurance company.
Currently, we're looking to obtain enterprise-level job automation covering both mainframe and distributed systems.
What is your experience/opinion when you compare Stonebranch Universal Automation Center and Control-M?
Thanks for the help!
Some automation SW have desktop versions that are robust.
However, I think they better manage to improve their versions in the cloud to speed up the processes of advanced integrations of all areas.
What do you think? Is it necessary?
Regional Manager/ Service Delivery Manager at ASPL INFO Services
24 August 21
Hi @Madison Sophia Bennett,
This is a very good query and my response is below:
The way I look at this is as follows: if my requirement necessitates the below points, the project automation software should be integrated.
- Collaboration. The ability to communicate and share information with team members about a project is a foundational element of project management.
- Task Management. The primary capability of all project management tools is all about creating lists of tasks that are tracked and managed as part of a given project.
- Time Tracking. Keeping track of time allocated and used for the project is an important project management capability.
- Scheduling. It’s not enough to just assign tasks; project management is also about scheduling due dates and managing deliverables. Typically project management tools use Gantt charts to visually illustrate a project schedule.
There are a number of key considerations to evaluate as part of a decision on cloud project management
- Features. The basics of project management, including scheduling, task creation, and project tracking, are part of all cloud-based project management tools. Beyond the basics, it’s important to identify if there are other required features that you need, whether it’s directly integrated billing or a specific type of collaboration capability.
- Integrations. Every organization is already using all kinds of different tools to get things done, whether it’s an existing collaboration, file sharing, customer relationship management, or another tool. Identify the tools that matter to your organization and make sure that the project management service you’re considering has integrations with them.
- Cost. Cloud-based tools are always driven by cost-per-user subscriptions. Consider the total cost to operate a given service as a key factor when evaluating different options.