CA Workload Automation Review

The graphical interface makes it more accessible to all end-users for monitoring


What is our primary use case?

Workload automation and job scheduling.

How has it helped my organization?

The graphical interface makes it more accessible to all end-users for monitoring. It also has automated failover, and flexibility in solving job scheduling challenges.

The flexibility allows us to successfully integrate an acquired business’ fiscal close with our own, even though there is a lot of variance as to when they run in the calendar month.

What is most valuable?

  • Easy to use.
  • Supports job scheduling on mainframe and distributed systems.

What needs improvement?

Better documentation with fully explained examples for some of the job types.

For how long have I used the solution?

More than five years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

No issues with stability.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

No issues with scalability.

How is customer service and technical support?

Excellent support, skilled support technicians.

Which solutions did we use previously?

Old solution did not have a distributed support model that was robust enough.

How was the initial setup?

It was complex. We had to convert our old solution to the new one with no downtime.

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

I’m not involved with this aspect of the product.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We did not evaluate other options.

What other advice do I have?

This product has allowed us to provide more business value to our company by automating more processes.

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