CA Workload Automation Review

Calendaring for batch jobs to run on a schedule is what makes it valuable for us


What is our primary use case?

We use it for batch processing. We're a service bureau, so a number of our customers contract with us to use it for mainframe batch processing.

How has it helped my organization?

There are certain batch jobs that need to run on a regular basis in order for our customers to receive reports and updates, and CA-7 provides that for us. So that improves the function of our agencies.

What is most valuable?

The ability to create calendars, calendaring for batch jobs to run on a scheduled frequency.

What needs improvement?

The cross-platform arena, where you can run work on multiple platforms, needs improvement.

For how long have I used the solution?

More than five years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Stability is a 10 out of 10.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Scalability is a nine out of 10.

How is customer service and technical support?

Technical support is a 10 out of 10.

Which solutions did we use previously?

We used punch cards back in 70s and 80s. This is the solution that took over from IBM punch cards.

How was the initial setup?

I did not do the initial setup.

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

I certainly think the pricing is worth the value.

What other advice do I have?

Evaluate whether it performs all the functions you need for batch processing.

Disclosure: IT Central Station contacted the reviewer to collect the review and to validate authenticity. The reviewer was referred by the vendor, but the review is not subject to editing or approval by the vendor.
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