CA Workload Automation Initial Setup

ProgramA2d79
Program Analyst at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
As I recall, there is a transfer application from our AM to our AE. That went very well. Any problems that we had with that we probably caused ourselves, because we wanted to rename a lot of stuff, which was probably a bad idea, but I could not control that. I think it was relatively smooth. It could have been smoother. I do not think it was a fault of the program. I think it was more our fault. View full review »
Greg Wade
Senior IT Developer at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
It was both straightforward and complex. The information gathering to get the product installed takes time and effort. Once we had everything gathered, the installs went very smoothly and quickly. The complexity of the product has to do with the information gathering: * What it has to do? * Where it has to do it? * How it has to interface? * What databases are we connecting to and to what IDs? * What servers are we logging into? * What IDs do we have to use? * How are the parts connecting? * Are there ports that need to be opened? * Are there firewalls that need to be adjusted? * Are there various things that we have to account for that we were not initially thinking about? The documentation covers these, but it is just a matter of gathering all of them. The information gathering can take a week. The product install takes minutes. View full review »
Richard Cron
Supervisor For Support Operations at Hollister Incorporated
I was involved in the initial set up. The way that it was brought to us, in our initial setup, we had a lot of initial questions and they replied, "Well, set it up the way you want it." It was kind of confusing from an end-user support aspect, asking them what are the best practices. They didn't say what the best practices were. So we had to come up with the best practices. That was the only downfall. View full review »
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Directora7fb
Director at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
I was involved in the initial setup and it's complex because you have to convert from the old software that's not CA to the new software. That was back in 2008 so it's been awhile. View full review »
Pete Wirfs
Programming Specialist at SAIF Corporation
It was complex, but we also hired Automic business support staff to come and assist, and they helped us get through all the complexities, very easily. View full review »
SrSystem3e20
Sr. Systems Programmer at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
We had Professional Services help us, and it wasn't really that difficult. We did have onsite training and migration services and we paid for them. It wasn't hard to understand for our people. View full review »
RaymondFordham
CA Seven Workload Automation Admin at Home Depot
I was involved with the upgrades. They were very streamlined. View full review »
ScottPeters
Consultant at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
I was not involved in the initial setup. We did do a migration recently, which I worked on. That included setting up a new environment to move our workload from an older, unsupported version to the newer version. The sales and support team and technical teams were responsive and answered every question when I needed assistance. View full review »
SrITInfr9969
Sr IT Infrastructure Analyst at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
We had Cybermation come in-house to work with us, in doing the conversion back in 2001. It took about one year to convert all of our systems. View full review »
SystemsEd624
Systems Engineer at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Straightforward. It's not difficult. View full review »
Rafael Lubera
Technology Special Automation at CME Group Inc.
I wasn't involved in the initial setup but I do the upgrades. They're straightforward. View full review »
Donna Conley
Autosys Admin at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
CA installation processes are never anything but complex. View full review »
ITProces0b08
IT Process Automation Engineer with 1,001-5,000 employees
The setup of the system was relatively easy. View full review »
LeadOpsA91a3
Lead Ops Analyst at Total System Services, Inc.
I wasn't involved in the initial setup. They were already a CA 7 customer when I joined. I have been involved in some of the upgrades. They can be a little complex. It's just a big complex product that takes a lot of evaluation. View full review »
Mike Woods
Senior Director Mainframe Services at Blue Hill Data Services
The system programmer who worked on the project, he actually set it up within a week. There was a couple of tweaking, turning, and configurations that had to be done after that, but it was up and running in about 10 days. We were able to convert another scheduler over to it without an issue. View full review »
Angel Alanis
Senior Software Programmer at American International Group
I was not involved in the initial setup. View full review »
Reviewer7208
System Architect at a financial services firm with 51-200 employees
The initial setup was complex. It had too many components. View full review »
Len Mack
IT Senior System Engineer at a insurance company with 10,001+ employees
It was complex. We had to convert our old solution to the new one with no downtime. View full review »
Workload626f
Workload Automation Scheduler at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Complex, but we have a complex schedule. View full review »
SeniorSy6fa7
Senior Systems Programmer at a government with 5,001-10,000 employees
I did not do the initial setup. View full review »
Infrastrb6c0
Infrastracture Team Lead at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
I was not a part of the initial setup. View full review »
StaffSys83e6
Staff Systems Engineer at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
It is relatively simple. View full review »
Gabor Huszar
Senior Technology Specialist at TELUS Corporation
I've done multiple products. I've been significantly involved in setup. It's very straightforward. Easy installation. Just follow the steps that installation requires and that's it. View full review »
Teresa Johnson
Senior Operations Analyst at a financial services firm with 5,001-10,000 employees
Changing scheduling tools will never be a simple process, but the conversion tools and specialist assigned to us made it a smoother transition. View full review »
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