CA Workload Automation Review

It has been a very stable staple for us

What is most valuable?

Mostly its stability.

What needs improvement?

With requirements, they have "always" and "skip" on them. That would be nice, for them to have it on triggers also. So, if a customer says, "I want to demand this output, only these certain triggers," the scheduler could shut it off.

For how long have I used the solution?

More than five years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It's very, very stable. We've never had any problems with it.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

I would give scalability a 10 out of 10.

How is customer service and technical support?

We've used it for a couple of questions when we didn't know the answers. They were great, and very informative. We've even used it for CA Datacom. And since I was a newbie doing upgrades with that, they pretty much held my hand through it, and gave me different suggestions. So, thumbs up to them.

What other advice do I have?

The one that we actually support is the CA-7 Edition for the scheduling package. It's very, very stable, always has been. And we rarely have any problems with it, so that's great.

The important criteria when selecting a vendor include

  • that it works with other products
  • stability, definitely
  • and that it works great in DR.

If I were to advise someone who is looking at this kind of solution, I would say always look at multiple products, and decide from there. I would tell themabout the staple we've had with the CA-7 here, some people may say it's old, pre-historic, but it works great for us.

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