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Julia Frohwein - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Director of Delivery at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
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What needs improvement with AutoSys Workload Automation?

Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with AutoSys Workload Automation.

What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?

PeerSpot user
6 Answers
PeerSpot user
Batch Scheduling DTS, Service Delivery Lead at a computer software company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
03 December 20

The graphical interface can be improved.

Atul Pednekar - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Manager at Colgate
Real User
Top 10
05 May 20

Support definitely needs improvement. It's possible they're in some kind of transition so I'd like to give them the benefit of the doubt but it's an issue. The pricing is definitely something they should look at, it's quite expensive. Finally, the latest features like the quick searching or better reporting and analysis of the jobs which are running in, needs to be improved. It's a great product but with the latest feature set there is a large scope for improvement. From a manageability point of view, the easy upgrade should be included and the frequent feature update too. Reporting and notifications need to be improved too, these are important things.

Chandra Mohan Suruliappan - PeerSpot reviewer
Lead Consultant at Infosys Technologies Ltd
Real User
24 December 18

* It needs improvement in the high-availability side. * It needs improvement in WCC console and EEM console to make it user-friendly.

System Architect at a financial services firm with 51-200 employees
Real User
21 October 18

The installation process is complex, and is pretty archaic. The people who developed this had very little concern with GUI interface and it is all command line. Everything is K-space, and if you misspell a task by uppercase, lower case, etc. you just completely think that the task is different.

Technology Director at The Travelers Companies, Inc.
30 July 18

Performance improvements in the UI would be appreciated. It lacks support and integration with cloud computing platforms.

IT Process Automation Engineer with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
03 July 18

We see improvement possibilities in the processing provision of predefined evaluations or individual objects, or in the Self Service portal, which can be used by any user to monitor objects or start objects.

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Related Questions
Netanya Carmi - PeerSpot reviewer
Content Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Nov 16, 2021
How does Control-M compare with AutoSys Workload Automation? Which would you choose and why?
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Janet Staver - PeerSpot reviewer
Tech Blogger
16 November 21
Control-M acts as a single, centralized interface for monitoring and managing all batch processes, which is helpful because nothing gets left unattended since it is all visible in one place, and therefore can be addressed in a timely manner. I like that Control-M includes a proactive management that is extremely useful in the event of production failures. In addition, Control-M makes it easy to identify bottlenecks, using their Forecast feature along with production simulations. It also has a solid GUI that is capable of efficiently handling more than 80,000 jobs in a single day. In addition, the use of the alert system they offer makes it possible to act in a coordinated and efficient manner when solving problems. Their self-service feature is powerful, allowing jobs to be set up and available to users via the web. Another useful feature is the workload change manager, which provides developers with the ability to implement Control-M into the coding and design stages beforehand instead of after the fact. This is a huge time-saver because you are able to see results immediately without having to wait for a scheduler to make changes. One thing I find to be cumbersome about Control-M is enabling its secure mode, which could be the reason why some customers may be reluctant to adopt it. AutoSys Workload Automation is fast and easy to install and use. In terms of deployment, it is a great solution. Integration with SAP is great, too, and I have found that only minimal maintenance is necessary. I am satisfied with it because it has proven to be an excellent tool. The only thing that bothers me is I feel that the reporting and notifications could be slightly improved. Conclusion: Control-M and AutoSys Workload Automation have many varied capabilities. While Control-M supports file transfers and batch file executions and can run SQL queries or stored procedures, I think it may be unnecessary for smaller organizations or particular environments where backend automation or utilizing a large infrastructure isn’t crucial for an organization. Having said that, I personally decided on AutoSys Workload Automation. At the end of the day, what you choose will heavily depend on your specific organization’s needs.
it_user686973 - PeerSpot reviewer
User at ibm
Mar 29, 2021
We are in process of evaluating best scheduler tool for our client. Currently we are using ASG Zena. We find it complex to administer and no technical documents are available to self learn. I have gone through various articles and posts and seems like Control M, CA and Tidal are most widely used. Can you guys please share your experiences/thoughts which one would be the best choice? Thanks
2 out of 24 answers
11 July 17
HI, I don't know which solution is the best, it depends on so many things. But as you want to self learn, why don't you try or have a look on Open Source solutions as OJS or Rundeck?
PeerSpot user
IBM Hybrid Cloud Solution Leader - Core and SO Accounts at IBM
11 July 17
If IBM is not a possibility, BMC then. Try to allign with an IBM or BMC business partner with proven installation/setups already made "recently". If customer has "Mainframe", IBM for sure. Tidal i do not know but with CA, historically there was always too much scheduler engines to go for and no one in particular to get focused.
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