CA Workload Automation Valuable Features

ProgramA2d79
Program Analyst at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
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 a very sequential order, so it is very useful that we can schedule the work flows. View full review »
Applicat26ef
Applications Developer
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 on has the legs to be able to execute all that, it's good to go. View full review »
Greg Wade
Senior IT Developer at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
* Reliability * Stability * Expandability: It scales well. View full review »
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Richard Cron
Supervisor For Support Operations at Hollister Incorporated
The actual scheduling of our jobs has helped us tremendously. Before it was all done manually, and we've totally automated the whole functionality, so there's no longer a case where somebody didn't run something. It's 100 percent reliable. View full review »
Directora7fb
Director at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
The ability to * monitor your critical work * track the service levels * recover the work and predict the work, if it's late or not. View full review »
it_user558510
Db2 Says Programer at a insurance company with 5,001-10,000 employees
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. We had a stuck file-watcher we weren't aware of, and then because of alerting, instead of missing an SLA, we were able to reach out and get the file in time to still make our batch commitments. View full review »
Pete Wirfs
Programming Specialist at SAIF Corporation
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 entering date parms into our daily business processes. And now, CA Workload Automation does it for us. View full review »
SrSystem3e20
Sr. Systems Programmer at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
* Flexibility * Ease of use * The capabilities of the product to schedule on multiple platforms, multiple operating systems. Also, over time the CA workload agent has gotten much better. For our organization it's important for us to communicate in a secure fashion between the host and the other platforms, and we are able to do that with our CA product, with ESP. View full review »
ITSystem280e
IT System Analyst Senior at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
* Dependability * Delivering on the execution of the jobs * Zero downtime All the above are definitely important. View full review »
RaymondFordham
CA Seven Workload Automation Admin at Home Depot
* Durability * The secure database itself * Usability of it In a billion dollar company, you want a scheduling product that is very robust, which can handle the magnitude of schedules that we run through it. View full review »
ScottPeters
Consultant at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Probably WCC. The aggregator reporting utility which tells us our throughput in lag and latency. View full review »
SrITInfr9969
Sr IT Infrastructure Analyst at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
Flexibility of scheduling jobs in PDS members, and not a database, gives you so many more options. ESP is a solid product and works extremely well, it's very reliable. Enhancements are always being added with new features. You can add jobs/applications/agents in ESP very quickly; it just takes minutes to do. View full review »
SystemsEd624
Systems Engineer at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
* Ease of use * Scripting capabilities View full review »
Rafael Lubera
Technology Special Automation at CME Group Inc.
Scheduling in general. Running anything in crontab, you need to put a lot of logic into it to make it work. With this product, you don't have to worry about it. You have the schedule object where you put all the dates or holidays in it, and it does it for you. View full review »
Donna Conley
Autosys Admin at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
ITProces0b08
IT Process Automation Engineer with 1,001-5,000 employees
We often have to implement complicated processes. Automic Automation Engine provides us the ability to map logic using a scripting language. We have an advantage where practically all automation problems can easily be implemented within the Automation Engine. View full review »
LeadOpsA91a3
Lead Ops Analyst at Total System Services, Inc.
Its stability and reliability, that it's been there for 20 years and 30 years, and it's always been the number one scheduler. View full review »
Mike Woods
Senior Director Mainframe Services at Blue Hill Data Services
ITSupporb50e
IT Support at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Mostly its stability. View full review »
Angel Alanis
Senior Software Programmer at American International Group
* The automation of it * The triggering * The scheduling of the jobs * The processes We recently got iDash. So, we are starting to review iDash with CA-7 now, and we are using it. View full review »
Len Mack
IT Senior System Engineer at a insurance company with 10,001+ employees
* Easy to use. * Supports job scheduling on mainframe and distributed systems. View full review »
Workload626f
Workload Automation Scheduler at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
The scheduling feature allows us to know when jobs are going to run and makes sure they run in the order needed. View full review »
SeniorSy6fa7
Senior Systems Programmer at a government with 5,001-10,000 employees
The ability to create calendars, calendaring for batch jobs to run on a scheduled frequency. View full review »
Infrastrb6c0
Infrastracture Team Lead at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
The flexibility and the scalability that it can be used from the back-end. It is very user friendly. View full review »
StaffSys83e6
Staff Systems Engineer at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
* Enterprise cross-platform scheduling * MVS scheduling We have couple of hundred thousand jobs scheduled monthly via ESP so it is critical. View full review »
Gabor Huszar
Senior Technology Specialist at TELUS Corporation
Lowell Fultz
Enterprise Automation Engineer with 5,001-10,000 employees
* Flexible agent configurations * Integration with multiple services and applications across the enterprise. View full review »
Teresa Johnson
Senior Operations Analyst at a financial services firm with 5,001-10,000 employees
Inherit Dependencies. Reduces scheduling errors for holiday processing. View full review »
Chandra Mohan Suruliappan
Lead Consultant at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Virtual machine usage: It helped us to schedule the job to run on multiple servers based on the workload. It is automatically taking care of workload balance based on configuration settings. Calendar usage is also very useful. It allows us to use our own calendar. View full review »
reviewer826599
Consultant with 1-10 employees
Administering with the command line: The feature creates similar jobs in bulk using the command line. View full review »
Dave Jannetty
Technology Director at a insurance company with 10,001+ employees
The web UI is beneficial and the granular security policies allow us to cover all of our audit requirements. View full review »
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