CA Process Automation Review

Easy to debug and troubleshoot. Some regular expression functionality was left out of the product.


What is our primary use case?

CA Process Automation manager is a very powerful production tool. It has built a lot of processes for the following:

  • Server deployment
  • Onboarding workflows
  • Integrations with multiple products. 

It is a true orchestration engine. We have implemented solution for several clients. I could instrument a lot of client requirements in this product. I have seen this product evolve from day one.

What is most valuable?

  • Integration plugins 
  • Approval console
  • Flexibility within the tool so you can have subprocesses. 
  • Easy to debug and troubleshoot.

What needs improvement?

  • Regex
  • Make some of the features more open source that way developers can have more flexibility.

For how long have I used the solution?

More than five years.

What was our ROI?

There are a lot of automation savings from any process which is repeatable. Most clients use the translation of man hours saved, using this information to compute the savings realized.

What other advice do I have?

Somehow the product group within CA left the product dry from some regular expression functionality.

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