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Anonymous User
Real User
Program Analyst at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jan 07 2018

What is most valuable?

Its scheduling and its notification to us. We need to know when things are taking too long and when it fails, but we really need to schedule jobs to run. We need to have things run in… more»

How has it helped my organization?

We were able to eliminate an overnight operator job, for one thing. He just left, but we did not replace him. We get better reports than we use to have. Basically it runs jobs on a… more»

What needs improvement?

There is a difference between a web interface and the thick client interface. We particularly like a thick client interface, and it has gone away. I am finding that is disappointing… more»

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend it. Actually I do not even know another automation product. I would not know what else to recommend. I appreciate training and support from a vendor. They should… more»
Anonymous User
Real User
Applications Developer
Nov 29 2017

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is probably just the robustness of the platform itself, where you can go in and put any code inside of it and, as long as the server that you have it running… more»

How has it helped my organization?

We don't have to manually run things anymore. We can have the work that a team of 50 people would do, all inside of one platform.

What needs improvement?

Again, lack of documentation, that is an issue. When we do need to bring it down for maintenance, it is always a scary moment for us because we have never had it crash. When we don't… more»

What other advice do I have?

When choosing a vendor, since we're a university, what is important is the cost, and then who does it benefit. Is it going to benefit the student body? If it does, perfect. It does… more»
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Greg Wade
Real User
Senior IT Developer at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jan 07 2018

What is most valuable?

* Reliability * Stability * Expandability: It scales well.

How has it helped my organization?

We have ended up using it as a Tier 1 application supporting other Tier 1 applications. We schedule all jobs, everything from payroll to how to move oil around the country.

What needs improvement?

A lot of what we want is going to be based on our particular solution, not for something everybody else could use at the same time. Different companies use AutoSys differently. They… more»

What other advice do I have?

Use this product. I have used the competitors' products. I have used AutoSys. If there is a comparison, I will give them my views as to what I think of all the products. My view right… more»
Richard Cron
Real User
Supervisor For Support Operations at Hollister Incorporated
Nov 28 2017

What is most valuable?

The actual scheduling of our jobs has helped us tremendously. Before it was all done manually, and we've totally automated the whole functionality… more»

How has it helped my organization?

It cuts down on time, where actual people have to sit down and do things. We no longer have that issue, where we would have to bring in multiple… more»

What needs improvement?

More benefits with the agent upgrades, and that's about it. Other than that we have no complaints with it. It's been awesome.

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

Our old product that we had with SAP was more of a manual process, but our company is going to more automation-based products. That was our main… more»

What other advice do I have?

When we are selecting a vendor, what's important to us are * support, that's number one * price * maintenance which all seem to be reasonably well… more»
Anonymous User
Real User
Director at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Nov 29 2017

What is most valuable?

The ability to * monitor your critical work * track the service levels * recover the work and predict the work, if it's late or not.

How has it helped my organization?

It hasn't really improved things because, before that, we had something similar. It hasn't not improved, but it's just necessary to use for the… more»

What needs improvement?

Easier user options with the web browser part of it because it's not very friendly and you can't do as much as you can on the native software. They… more»

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

We were using a similar product before 2008, BMC Control-M. We know that's the way we need to manage the work.

What other advice do I have?

I would say the most important criteria to us when selecting a vendor are * usability * operational friendliness * cost, obviously * and… more»
Anonymous User
User
Db2 Says Programer at a insurance company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Nov 23 2017

What is most valuable?

We're able to monitor a complex workload, easily see where we're at in our batch flows, and take care of problems before they become bigger issues… more»

How has it helped my organization?

I think just having visibility into it; our managers can see what's going on too. It's not just a single technician that's a bottleneck trying to… more»

What needs improvement?

The main push is the web UI, to be able to give it to our business users. They don't want to have to log in to a mainframe to use the product. If… more»

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

Yes, CA Scheduler, at that time. I think they were dropping support for CA Scheduler.

What other advice do I have?

When choosing to work with a vendor, the most important criteria I look for are * a long-term relationship * a partnership * willing to grow *… more»
Clark Ammons
Consultant
AutoSys Administrator/Engineer PS Consultant at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Jun 26 2017

What is most valuable?

CA Workload Automation AutoSys Edition is one of the most powerful schedulers that you have on the open systems, or going between Window servers; to be able to schedule and take… more»

How has it helped my organization?

The benefit of using this product is the fact that your return on investment is major. When you don't have to teach people how to script or how to write different codes because of the… more»

What needs improvement?

To make it a lot more user-friendly, in order to make it so other people can use it without having to do much training with it; the more user-friendly it is, the easier it is to work… more»

What other advice do I have?

I think it's one of the most powerful workload automation processes that are out there. It is able to reach across platforms. It's able to reach across appliances. It's able to… more»
Pete Wirfs
Real User
Programming Specialist at SAIF Corporation
Jan 01 2018

What is most valuable?

It has allowed us to automate many of the functions of our operations staff. For instance, we had production control staff spending two hours a day… more»

How has it helped my organization?

* It gives us higher accuracy rates and faster performance of our batch processes. * Higher reliability of our business processes. Reliability is a… more»

What needs improvement?

I am looking forward to more of their dashboard features. I think it would be very valuable for us to have dashboard features that could be… more»

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

Our old solution was losing its ability to scale. As our organization was changing, we needed a product that could change with us, and CA Workload… more»

What other advice do I have?

When selecting a vendor it really centers around the product reliability for us, and we saw that in this product. I actually sat by several people… more»
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