AutoSys Workload Automation Review

Granular Security enables self-service role-based access. There are still too many screens and the use cases need to be handled in a more "compact" way.


What is our primary use case?

A strong aspect of our current use case is to provide integration with the Zeke mainframe scheduler and enable cross platform job dependencies between the two worlds.

How has it helped my organization?

Self-Service can enable the support team to move from being a bottleneck to being the go-to team for expertise and advice and to focus on maintaining the infrastructure.

What is most valuable?

Granular Security enables self-service role-based access. JIL language is always a big accelerator for creating/editing job flows efficiently.

Great at handling timezones and daylight savings adjustments.

What needs improvement?

Despite the commitment of the development team to improve the UI since version 11.3, the WCC module still lacks true quality. There are still too many screens and the use cases need to be handled in a more "compact" way. I have not seen the v12 product yet.

Note that this product is now a legacy product with a dwindling user base and support.

Do not consider for a green site implementation

For how long have I used the solution?

We've been using v11.3.6 for years, and the tool in general since 2006.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

We've had no issues with the stability.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We've had no trouble scaling it for our needs.

How are customer service and technical support?

Customer Service:

The user conference used to be a great way to catch the attention of the development and product management team. Sadly, these are a thing of the past.

Technical Support:

Technical support has noticeably gone down since the Broadcom takeover of CA. A lot of the knowledge base is now on line and the expectation is that users self-support with that. The level of depth that the support organisation provides is not as deep as previously. We have not experienced any emergency situations though, so can't comment on that.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup was not hugely complicated, but do set aside four to six man-months if you are not using specialist services. The product does require some careful thinking around the High Availability and security sides. Thorough qualifications testing is recommended for a scheduler, too.

What about the implementation team?

If you don't buy competence, you will need to build it internally which takes time. The recent versions of the product are a lot more complex than the relatively simple 4.0.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Legacy product with dwindling user base and support.

What other advice do I have?

Get some specialist help if you don't have internal knowledge.

This product is now legacy.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises

Which version of this solution are you currently using?

11.3.6
**Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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