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"The price was fairly in line with other automation tools. I don't think it's exorbitantly expensive, relatively speaking.""I don't think we've ever had a problem with the pricing or licensing. Even the maintenance fees are very much in line. They are not excessive. I think for the support that you get, you get a good value for your money. It's the best value on the market.""It allows for lower operational overhead.""Currently, we are paying approximately $7,000 yearly, which includes support.""ActiveBatch is currently redesigning themselves. In the past, they were a low cost solution for automation. They had a nice tool that was very inexpensive. With their five-year plan, they will be more enhancement-driven, so they're trying to improve their software, customer service, and the way that their customers get information from them. In doing that, they're raising the price of their base system. They changed from one pricing model to another, which has caused some friction between ActiveBatch and us. We're working through that right now with them. That's one of the reasons why we're why we were evaluating other software packages.""If you compare ActiveBatch licensing to Control-M, you're looking at $50,000 as opposed to millions."

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Top Answer: We use the main job-scheduling feature. It's the only thing we use in the tool. That's the reason we are using the tool: to reduce costs by replacing manual tasks with automated tasks and to perform… more »
Top Answer: The cost is outside the scope of my job responsibilities. Obviously we're using it, so it was worth the cost. I think it's a tremendous product. I don't know what the cost is compared to others, but… more »
Top Answer: It could be easier to provide dashboards on how many jobs are running at the same time; more monitoring.
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Overview

Orchestrate your entire tech stack with ActiveBatch Workload Automation and Enterprise Job Scheduling. Build and centralize end-to-end workflows under a single pane of glass. Seamlessly manage systems, applications, and services across your organization. Eliminate manual workflows with ActiveBatch so you can focus on higher value activities that drive your company forward.

Limitless Endpoints: Use native integrations and our low-code REST API adapter to connect to any server, any application, any service.

Proactive Support Model: 24/7- US-based support and predictive diagnostics.

Low Code Drag-and-Drop GUI: Easily build reliable, customizable, end-to-end processes.

IBM Sterling Connect:Direct provides security-rich, point-to-point file transfers to lessen dependency on unreliable File Transfer Protocol (FTP) transfers. It is optimized for high-volume delivery of files within and among enterprises. The solution ensures more reliable movement of files, from batch integration and movement of large images or catalogs, to synchronization with remote locations.
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Informatica, D&H, ACES, PrimeSource, Sub-Zero Group, SThree, Lamar Advertising, Subway, Xcel Energy, Ignite Technologies, Whataburger, Jyske Bank, Omaha Children's HospitalHZMO, Bank of Communications
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Insurance Company44%
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Computer Software Company41%
Insurance Company11%
University7%
Financial Services Firm6%
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ActiveBatch Workload Automation is ranked 2nd in Managed File Transfer with 9 reviews while Sterling Commerce Connect:Direct is ranked 6th in Managed File Transfer. ActiveBatch Workload Automation is rated 9.2, while Sterling Commerce Connect:Direct is rated 0.0. The top reviewer of ActiveBatch Workload Automation writes "Everything runs automatically from start to finish; we don't have to worry about somebody clicking the wrong button". On the other hand, ActiveBatch Workload Automation is most compared with Control-M, Automic Workload Automation, AutoSys Workload Automation, Stonebranch Universal Automation Center and Tidal Automation, whereas Sterling Commerce Connect:Direct is most compared with IBM Sterling File Gateway, AWS Transfer for SFTP, Aspera On Demand, Aspera Managed File Transfer and MOVEit.

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