Automic Workload Automation Valuable Features

Vinit Choudahry
Technical Consultant at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
The most valuable feature is the one for SAP batch processing. It's not just ordinary job processing. There are certain other mid-level workload automation tools which can handle the OS level, but SAP is something which is really very critical. Automic stands out from the ordinary tools because handling SAP processes is absolutely easy with it. Integrating SAP applications with Dollar U is very easy. It's just a few considerations and there you go. You can initiate your processing. View full review »
SrProduc3570
Sr Production Control Analyst at a logistics company with 10,001+ employees
It's easy to use. When you schedule jobs, if you can speak English you can schedule them easily and correctly. There's a lot of flexibility because the product allows you to do many tasks, in multiple ways, so you can choose the way that works best for your environment. View full review »
Irvin Carney
DevOps Engineer at 84.51
* The modulation of some of the things, like how the things are connected and disconnected. You have different login objects that you can quickly put to other different objects and other objects that you create, which makes transporting things very easy from one environment to the next. * I like the documentation that is out there. It is very good and the community that comes with it is really good. It provides a lot of different use cases similar to ours that people have for specific things which we can go out, look at, and receive some help on. * It is very technology agnostic. It fits with pretty much all the different types of technology, different types of servers, and different other types of languages that we use; it fits in very well with everything. View full review »
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Marc Massie
Data Operations Lead at 84.51
Number one, A+, is the scripting language, and the ability to go in, and take an already robust, consistent, strong tool, and turn it into an incredibly scalable, flexible tool, that you can literally do anything you want to with. Back in the old days, I would think, "Okay, if I need a specific job done, I would think, what type of Shell script, or maybe a Python program, would I have to right to get this done?" Now I can do everything inside of Automic itself, using Shell scripts, or using the Automic scripting language itself; makes it very powerful. View full review »
Ruairi Brennan
IT Manager at ESB
* Stability * Versatility * It is integrated across all our IT platforms in our infrastructure, which is a big plus. View full review »
Christine Bauder
Assistant Director of Production Services
An important feature is the ability to modify PeopleSoft Run Controls at run-time. We run all of the batch processes for the Student Information Systems, Finance, and HCM, which use Peoplesoft in our shop. The ability to modify dates, query names, batch numbers, etc., is paramount to my team. The ability of the Automic script/coding is also a valuable asset as it provides a way for us to meet any customer's requirements, no matter what it is, we can do it with Automic scripting. View full review »
Marcel Specht
IT Automation Specialist at Dm- Drogerie Markt
The very special feature that we use is the connection to ServiceNow. View full review »
Technica1d50
Technical Architect at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
The ability to be able to automate more of our business processes: * It gives us a lot of leverage in terms of what we can do with the product. * The predictive analytics portion, which is the reporting capability, gives us a lot of useful data. View full review »
Eric Felker
Software Engineer at a media company with 10,001+ employees
This product has really helped Comcast and the organization streamline a lot of independent jobs that we might have had. We can take something from crontab, something that's very nitty-gritty and low-level, and be able to put it into a nice interface, and be able to track it at every junction along the way, add alerting, all kinds of stuff, interdependencies. The list goes on and on. View full review »
ITSpeciac65b
IT Specialist Automation Service Coordinator at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
The most valuable feature is the automation. There is the possibility to understand its different components. It is very open, where you can run different scripts or program scripts in PowerShell or Bash. Thus, it is open for various languages, and not closed to Java, where some other tools might be. View full review »
Mohamed Elazzouzi
Production Systems Engineer at Sofrecom
I have found new methods for converting scripts from Dollar U to ONE Automation. For example, I take the dynamic library from Dollar U and put it in the dynamic binary library in ONE Automation. This enables us to use Dollar U scripts in ONE Automation. It's easy for integration, not like BMC Control-M. It's clear when there are errors or bugs. We can just go to the logs and read the error code and find what needs to be done. View full review »
Jared Kessans
Lead Systems Administrator at Great American Insurance
The usability of the user interface. It just makes sense and it is easy to see the flow of the processes. We have been slowly migrating to the web-based user interface, which has some of the older features missing, but also introduces additional new features. View full review »
Axel Lambrecht
Systems Engineer at Merck KGaA
* Flexibility * Easy to use * Stable automation engine * We do not have to use a broad variety of agents to connect to different types of systems. View full review »
SystemsE3ac2
Systems Engineer at a tech services company
You can create very fine, granular workflows with a lot of possibilities. It gives you the possibility to do things in many ways. We do not have so many cases where you just can copy information here and there. Our customers have special needs, and we can use the tool to do that. View full review »
VInce Sola
Manager, Application Administration at a leisure / travel company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The ability the system has to dynamically create groups, schedules, and workflows is crucial to AMC. In a fast-paced, agile environment, the teams at AMC are very lean. Monitoring and maintaining of all the approximately 2,000,000 executions of Automic jobs are managed by only three employees. The system has been designed to be as dynamic and versatile as the business processes and teams that own them. View full review »
Hubert Rossle
System Specialist at a tech services company
We are on the user side of CA, not system engineers. We control the different batches, and this way is better for handling the systems than the way that we did it before. I like the script engine of CA, where you can build everything you want. If there are features not implemented, then you can script something around it, and it works. View full review »
Irvin Carney
DevOps Engineer at 84.51
How technology agnostic it is. It works with all the different legacy solutions we have and it allows us to look at things in one location, as opposed to going to a lot of different places. View full review »
AutomicJ40b0
Automic Job Developer at a insurance company with 10,001+ employees
We are able to combine job scripting on the server and automation engine on the GUI. Therefore, we are capable to work in SAP and on the servers, then file transfer the whole product line, which Automic offers. View full review »
Aicke Sandrock
Engineering Job Scheduling at IT S Care
* All the possibilities, like scripting different objects. * All the components that can be used to design workflows; process automation. View full review »
Automati60f2
Automation Engineer at a tech services company with 5,001-10,000 employees
The main features are the enormous, stripped function, which the software provides. Also, its many different agents which are supported in different platforms. View full review »
Consulta4f85
Consultant
Most valuable is the script language that we use. There is also the opportunity to use the database information inside of the automation engine and current existing objects that you can stack against it. I use this automation solution, because it is very flexible. This automation solution supports a lot of computer platforms. Also, a lot of operating systems are supported other than automation solutions. The one big advantage is the Bose-Bose implementation methods. One is with the graphical use interface, where you can use small items, and it is possible to implement via programming language, but mostly this is not the case. Mostly from my point of view, I need to isolate what is the use case of the customer, and what needs to be done. This is not technical. View full review »
Ali Imran
Head of Branchless Banking at a financial services firm with 5,001-10,000 employees
The best thing about the product is its agility. It is a complete solution: people, process, and technology. View full review »
Uc4Admindd71
UC4 Administrator at a financial services firm
It depends for me as an administrator. There are a lot of features which help us get a stable application. It is easy to have a stable production line, because this app supports us very well. View full review »
Martin Mertens
Manager of Global Process Automation at Adidas Group
It is an easy product to use, and we can use it for end-to-end process automation. We also have the capabilities to do dashboarding, therefore we have an analytics product that can provide other things and value for us. View full review »
Eric Gauthier
Senior System Engineer at BECU
It is very scalable and robust, and it keeps growing with us. View full review »
Mladen Stankovic
Systems engineer at a comms service provider with 5,001-10,000 employees
The most valuable feature is that I do not have to wait for one job to finish, then manually click on the next one to start. Automation is the best feature. View full review »
UnixAdmiff01
Unix Administrator at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
* ECUs * Easy scheduling * Reliability View full review »
Alain Feyereisen
Application Operating Service Manager at a financial services firm with 201-500 employees
The most valuable parts are the scalability and flexibility, where you can do whatever you think, then you can realize it in the product and have many ways to do it. So, there is not one road you can take, but many roads. View full review »
Adrian Northage
Automic Admin at IT Service Solutions Service Delivery
The two main things about it are its versatility and stability. For versatility, we bought it to do one job, and we now use it now for several jobs on all different types of applications. In regards to its stability, it is very reliable. We have never had any unplanned crashes. View full review »
Automatic360
Automation Admin
The main things that we use it for are job control and batch. For these, it does very well. View full review »
MichaelJones
Lead Production Control Specialist at SAIF Corporation
The new release is web-based, so that's a big, big improvement. A lot of our products that we use right now are going to that platform. It's easy to train other people. A new developer could come in and learn it very quickly. View full review »
Phil-Taylor
Director at WageWorks
Doing more with less. It's allowing us to increase our overall volumes of data that we're working with, without actually increasing the overall amount of team that we need to monitor it. Since we can rely on its availability and quality, it has not been an issue. View full review »
ArchiveA93e0
Archive And Research And Development Lead at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
Being able to script, create something I want the software to do for a specific job. This allows me to do that. Very powerful. It's a scheduling tool on steroids. We can have a job run at certain times. If it fails, reset it a number of times and then send an e-mail. Send e-mails on any type of event. Calendar creation, schedule things on certain days, year-end stuff, period end. It's endless, really. View full review »
SystemsA7501
Systems Analyst at a tech services company
The features of the calendar are the most valuable, then the scripting. With the scripting, we can script all things, which is a first. As far as our schedules, if we have problems, we can create our own process in the automation, which is good. View full review »
Automati4bee
Automation Engine Admin at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
* File transfer * The solution for rocket automation, as a file transfer and its agents. * Mostly SAP scripting. * Integration with most of the platforms that we have within the company's Windows, Linux, and Unix. Integrating these inside the automation agent for scheduling, backups, file transfer, and SAP jobs. View full review »
Matthias Wanke
Automation Engineer at Ing-Diba Ag
We can perform across platform automation with a product, and we are not bound to one architecture or system. We can bind together a lot of systems and ways of integrating systems. That is the most positive effect on our end. It is very flexible to program around your automation. View full review »
Enzo Fusco
Systems Engineer at Consoft Systemi
The most valuable feature is that it can be installed on any type of application on every kind of operating system and the agent can use it on these applications and systems. View full review »
SeniorPrd2b5
Senior Programmer at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The workflow allows us to integrate multiple applications into one flow and come up with a business result. View full review »
Michael K.
Systems Administrator at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
The most valuable features are that a lot systems are supported. You can use this for z/OS, Windows, Unix, SAP, etc. View full review »
Tomas Ferenc
ICT Consultant at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Its stability. View full review »
Bartlomiej Stawecki
Consultant at Project Management.Pl
* Reliability * Transparency * Its processes are repeatable. * Easy to manage. These are the most important features. View full review »
Software66d6
Software Engineer at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
* To automate the business. * The SQL agent View full review »
Associated2d
Associate Director at Pbb Deutsche
Our key feature is that we have different clients for different environments. We can manage all our environments using a transport case as a name of a feature. It is very helpful to have the same setup in each environment. View full review »
SeniorSy2f47
Senior Systems Engineer at a non-tech company with 11-50 employees
It is easy to manage and customize the system. It performs well. View full review »
Hartwig Esch
Administrator at VW Financial Services
The most valuable feature is it always runs things automatically that you normally have to do manually, like download files. We also use the FTP agent, where you have to download and upload files at a specific date. View full review »
Erwin Antona
User at Aci
Having automated, real-time notifications. If something is not available it's automatic where or whom to notify. And it's continuous processing. View full review »
Departme91c0
Department Manager at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
The most valuable feature is the combination of normal job management with file transfer and scripting, so we have everything onboard. View full review »
Yalin Yuksel
System Specialist at Türkiye İş Bankası
I am using Automic Workload Automation for disaster recovery, and its monitoring capabilities and its scalability for our operations. It is very good. View full review »
Worker32ab
Worker
Stability. It works without issues. View full review »
Hesham ElSheikha
Workload Automation Expert at a financial services firm with 5,001-10,000 employees
We can use anything on the server, like PowerShell and flash. We can use whatever language that will make things easier. View full review »
Wolfgang Tappert
Consultant at a tech vendor with 201-500 employees
Monitoring is very good. View full review »
Christoph Meyer
Team Lead at a financial services firm
We are an old-fashioned company. We are only using the product for batch processing. View full review »
Achim Henkman
Service Management at Siemens Industry
Process automation. View full review »
Carsten Berger
Senior System Engineer at a pharma/biotech company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Our customers appreciate it mostly because it takes a lot of effort away from them. You can trust the system. If the system works well, the customers are satisfied. Most of our issues are related to the system, not the job scheduling, such as, bugs and unexpected downtime of the application or database. View full review »
SystemsAeeb4
Systems Administrator at Athene Deutschland Service Gmbh
It does its job. View full review »
Norbert Bollinger
Production Services at a government with 1,001-5,000 employees
It is a way to test the system from production, which is nice. View full review »
Supporte6e9e
Supporter at a insurance company with 10,001+ employees
At the moment, we have clear batches to see workflows to control. In the next version, I do not know what is coming up for us. View full review »
Roman Rauchwarter
Systems Analyst at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
It is flexible. We can do additional scripting in Automic script, in combination with JSL language. View full review »
Joe Murray
IT Support at a government with 201-500 employees
* File transfer is excellent * Very intuitive interface (Java version) * Process flows are very easy to build. * Events are useful to trigger process flows based on external factors. * Zero downtime upgrade is a great idea! View full review »
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