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Greg Payne
Real User
Sr. Analyst/Technology Infrastructure at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Dec 30 2018

What is most valuable?

To me, the most valuable features are its ease-of-use and being able to clone some of what you've done with some of the rules. It makes it really… more»

How has it helped my organization?

One of the biggest advantages is the prevention of problems from getting more severe. If you know what's going on, and if there are things that you… more»

What needs improvement?

I just installed version 12.3, which actually already has a number of new features. It's going to make it easier for some of our new users. I'm… more»

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

The licensing structure and pricing are comparable to what we've been used to paying and maybe even better. Just the fact that we're getting an… more»

What other advice do I have?

For what it was produced for, it's an excellent product. It's done everything that we wanted to do with the product and more, which has been a… more»
Anonymous User
Real User
Infrastructure Engineer Manager at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Jan 04 2018

What is most valuable?

The simplicity of it, as far as getting new people to use the tool. It's very flexible. You can customize what you need to, which is good. For… more»

How has it helped my organization?

It allows us to respond faster to issues. If there are issues that come out, we're able to capture a message and alert somebody about it.

What needs improvement?

It does everything we need right now, I can't know of anything else we really need at the moment. If I really had to put my finger on anything… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

The path we were going down was between IBM and CA, and we thought about which one we should go with. For us, the flexibility and scalability is… more»

What other advice do I have?

Our most important criterion when selecting a vendor is how closely do we partner with them, that is the biggest thing for us. What kind of… more»
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Daniel Khan
Real User
IT Director at McKesson
Jan 01 2018

What is most valuable?

It's very secure, because it's a legacy application. It allows a natural, organic encapsulation of data.

How has it helped my organization?

The benefit is that the ROI, since it's 35 years old, the ROI is coming back over and over and over. I don't think it improves the way our company functions. Because of its age, it's… more»

What needs improvement?

Definitely having more web-based interface. Definitely be more mobile-open. More APIs, more open source to it.

What other advice do I have?

The most important criteria when selecting a vendor are depth of support, intelligence on the industries that we are in, and similarities of different organizations so we can leverage… more»
Connie Johnson
Real User
Operations Integration Specialist at TCF Financial Group
Jan 14 2018

What is most valuable?

I do not have to keep recordings. It is there and is proactive. It helps the operators, human editors, and me.

How has it helped my organization?

It watches the slug, the BDIs, and the other systems that we have. It alerts the operators when it is time to repair the communications and the IPLs.

What needs improvement?

I am not using all the stuff that I could use now, so I do not know. It is working very well for us. There is just so much in there that I am not utilizing, though I might not need to… more»

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend the solution. It is a very friendly solution: Easy to upgrade and it is pretty self-contained. It does everything you need it to. Most important criteria when… more»
Leo Cadegan
Real User
Systems Programmer at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jan 11 2018

What is most valuable?

* Simplicity of use * Reliability of the product * Scalability * The performance functionality The width and breadth of the options available that we do currently not use, but are available to us.

What needs improvement?

The further expansion of the mainframe teamcenter interface. Also, the web services support is something that I am looking into. Though, it currently meets my needs perfectly the way it is. The GUI interface could be improved, but that is… more»

What other advice do I have?

Most important criteria when selecting a vendor: * Cost * Functionality * Cost of the business.
Patrick Barrez
Real User
IT Team Manager at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Jan 11 2018

What is most valuable?

The product is really a very good automation. It's around the Rolls-Royce products of the automation products that are around. It's a very stable product. I very much like the SSM… more»

How has it helped my organization?

We have managed to avoid a lot of incidents with it. We can, in fact, with OPS/MVS cope with some incidents before they happen.

What needs improvement?

There is always room for improvement and new features, and we like new features, so if CA delivers them, we are happy to use them.

What other advice do I have?

Regarding important criteria when selecting a vendor, it's all together: It's the stability, it's the support. I also know some of the developer guys, and that's really an add-on if… more»
Richard Chow
Real User
Systems Programmer at a energy/utilities company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Dec 12 2017

What is most valuable?

To minimize the labor of responding to the required message. So, an automatic response is minimizing the labor work.

How has it helped my organization?

To reduce the number of repetitive motions required by a human to respond to the system. This automation automatically replies, so the benefit is to reduce repetition of work.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

Because sometimes the system has new messages. Every time we installed another new product, the message is different, so we would have to constantly upgrade, and follow up with the… more»

What other advice do I have?

We really do need this product. We have the necessity now, because we have implemented for so long that we can't function without this product. Implement and write the script… more»
Michelle Browning
Real User
Systems Programmer at Regions Financial Corporation
Dec 13 2017

What is most valuable?

It brings up the jobs. We can schedule them into different groups, so we can bring up the base system first and then the applications just run on top of the that; then the jobs that… more»

How has it helped my organization?

It does what it's supposed to do. What we need it to do is just bring our tasks up and bring them down, and in the right order.

What needs improvement?

Some of the commands are long. For example, to start a job, instead of just doing "s" plus space, to start a task, you have to type in "ssm", space, "sj", space, "job equals." That's… more»

What other advice do I have?

It works well.
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