We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"It's definitely worth the cost."
"Our annual maintenance costs are $45,000. The initial cost is separate."
"Cost depends on your environment. We are doing stuff now with failover and recovery, so we have boosted our costs."
"This solution is certainly not the cheapest, but we win in time."
"We currently renewed with one of their new technology bundles. It's around $36,000 annually. We run a query of our SQL in our SQL database to see how many jobs we run. They're charging us per usage and whatever add-ons you want to use with OpCon."
"The cost is just shy of $20,000. That's for two licenses annually, production, and failover. It is a pricey solution. Comparatively speaking, you can certainly find schedulers which are cheaper. In some cases, you can find ones that are free or use free solutions. However, OpCon is by far the superior quality product, and you pay for that. This also has a cost savings associated with an FTE, so you can more than outweigh the cost of the solution if you were to reduce the staff that you have onsite. Plus, this means that you don't need to have someone during irregular hours."
"SMA is big on free training. They do monthly training down at their headquarter office. As long as you own the product, the only thing you pay for is your employees' travel expenses. The training is free. They are willing to train people and give them the knowledge. That way, you are equipped to do what you need to do."
"I believe our cost is about $150,000 annually."
OpCon is a robust and flexible platform capable of scaling up to meet the needs of clients running 140,000+ daily jobs across multiple environments and operating systems. Our proven migration framework helps clients painlessly transition from outdated or cost inefficient platforms thanks to our deep organizational expertise, REST API, and extensive library of legacy connectors. We have a variety of consulting options available for clients and offer no-cost training for the life of the contract.
ASG-Zeke is an automated job scheduler that dynamically schedules and dispatches events, and monitors every aspect of your job schedule.
ASG-Zeke provides wide ranging functionality, including system command scheduling, automatic variable calculation and substitution, step-level condition code validation, workload balancing, schedule forecasting and simulation, SAF security, optional SMP/E support, simultaneous support for multiple JCL libraries, electronic vaulting capabilities, pre-built calendars, and other utilities. When you add ASG’s cross-platform agent(s), scheduling is extended to all the major platforms, including Windows, Linux, UNIX, OS/400.
ASG-Zena is a robust, enterprise-wide workload management solution for distributed operations environments that support “event-based” scheduling as well as traditional time and date-based scheduling methodologies.
ASG-Zena provides non-invasive integration of legacy applications, ERP, and newer, “message aware” environments such as .NET and J2EE that offer advanced IT process automation. From a single console, users can manage workloads and several scheduling points across multiple platforms, including Windows , as well as multiple UNIX and Linux operating environments and on the AS/400. ASG-Zena improves efficiency and reduces costs. It also offers exception-based management, a highly scalable component-based architecture, fault tolerance, role-based security, and graphical drag-and-drop workload definition. (https://www.asg.com/Smart-Catalog/ASG-Zena.aspx)
Automate repetitive tasks so you can focus on projects that drive your business forward. Find out how OpCon workload automation enables you to create repeatable, reliable workflows - all managed from a single platform.
ASG-Zeke is ranked 19th in Workload Automation while ASG-Zena is ranked 10th in Workload Automation with 2 reviews. ASG-Zeke is rated 0.0, while ASG-Zena is rated 9.0. On the other hand, the top reviewer of ASG-Zena writes "A stable and reliable product that provides quick visualizations to see where things are". ASG-Zeke is most compared with CA Workload Automation CA 7, Tidal Automation, CA Workload Automation iDash, Control-M and AutoSys Workload Automation, whereas ASG-Zena is most compared with Control-M, IBM Workload Automation, AutoSys Workload Automation, Automic Workload Automation and Compuware ThruPut Manager.
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