CA Workload Automation Review

I prefer it for its ease of use, ease of understanding, and getting people to understand how the tool works


What is our primary use case?

We run millions of jobs through it every day using it for financial transactions, banking, credit cards, PeopleSoft, payroll, etc. We use it for everything.

How has it helped my organization?

It has just been in use in this organization for many years. It is just a standard go-to tool for scheduling.

What is most valuable?

It works.

What needs improvement?

I do not have any features that I need to see, but there is a lot of stuff coming out and the tools that attach to AutoSys. That will be very helpful in making it easier for our customers to view and see how their jobs are performing. 

For how long have I used the solution?

More than five years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It is very stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We are huge, so it is very scalable. We are probably one of their biggest customers.

How is customer service and technical support?

The issues that we do have, they solve very quickly. Right now, we do not have any outstanding ones that I am aware of. Support from them has always been fantastic.

How was the initial setup?

CA installation processes are never anything but complex.

What other advice do I have?

It has been my go-to tool for 28 something years, and it has not failed me yet. There are all kinds of schools of thought as to what is the best scheduler to choose. I am an AutoSys proponent. I prefer AutoSys over the other ones out there for ease of use, ease of understanding, and getting people to understand how the tool works. Other schedulers do things differently than AutoSys. So, it really depends on what it is you need your scheduler to do in order for you to be able to choose which one to use.

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