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"This solution is certainly not the cheapest, but we win in time.""OpCon cost us $80,000 in 2017 money, and that included everything: support, installation, onsite assistance during the conversion, etc. It's been a worthwhile investment by far.""Yearly, it's around $30,000.""Our licensing is on a yearly basis.""Our license is for 1000 jobs. Including support, the license and upgrades are 2000 euros a month.""Yearly, we're paying about $62,000. OpCon has an all-inclusive feature and module license, but you pay per task.""Our annual maintenance costs are $45,000. The initial cost is separate.""On a yearly basis our cost is between $25,000 and $30,000."

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"It costs too much. That's why we are now looking at other products.""There are no costs in addition to the standard licensing fees."

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Overview

Our founders met at NASA while they were solving some of the toughest IT issues in the world at that time. The work was challenging and required lots of repetitive tasks to maintain NASA’s mainframes and complex IT processes.

Believing that there had to be a better way, they formed SMA Technologies. Since that time, we have been working with the single purpose of unlocking our clients’ potential by streamlining their IT processes and helping employees be more productive by leveraging our automation platform, OpCon.

By freeing them from repetitive tasks, they can focus on doing the critical work that will help them drive the business. No matter the industry, from financial services to aerospace, we are there to help our customers use the power of automation to simplify complex IT issues, enabling them to solve their toughest business challenges.

Deliver the fully agile enterprise using CA Automic Workload Automation 

The modern enterprise needs to orchestrate a complex, diverse landscape of applications, platforms and technologies. Workload automation can prove a critical differentiator, but only if it provides intelligent automation driven by data analytics.

The IT landscape is currently more complex than ever: Islands of automation are a barrier to scaling and standardizing your workload activities. Processing errors are common because of manual handoffs. And the lack of an end-to-end view of the business process make inefficiencies and problems difficult to resolve. In addition to this, you are operating 24x7 and cannot find maintenance windows to upgrade your infrastructure in order to innovate. 

CA Automic Workload Automation gives you the agility, speed, visibility and scalability needed to respond to the constantly changing technology landscape. It centrally manages and automates the execution of business processes end-to-end; across mainframe, cloud and hybrid environments in a way that never stops—even when doing an upgrade to the next version.

Chef, is the leader in DevOps, driving collaboration through code to automate infrastructure, security, compliance and applications. Chef provides a single path to production making it faster and safer to add value to applications and meet the demands of the customer. Deployed broadly in production by the Global 5000 and used by more than half of the Fortune 500, Chef develops 100 percent of its software as open source under the Apache 2.0 license with no restrictions on its use. Chef Enterprise Automation Stack™, a commercial distribution, is developed solely from that open source code and unifies security, compliance, infrastructure and application automation with observability. Chef provides an unequaled developer experience for the Coded Enterprise by enabling users to express infrastructure, security policies and the application lifecycle as code, modernizing development, packaging and delivery of any application to any platform. For more information, visit http://chef.io and follow @chef.

Offer
Accel­er­ate dig­i­tal trans­for­ma­tion through work­load automation

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.

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Sample Customers
LOHR, Carnival Cruise Lines, Herbalife, Digital Federal Credit Union, Synergent, Frandsen Bank & Trust
ING, Adidas, 84.51, ESB
Facebook, Standard Bank, GE Capital, Nordstrom, Optum, Barclays, IGN, General Motors, Scholastic, Riot Games, NCR, Gap
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm75%
Government6%
Insurance Company6%
Manufacturing Company3%
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Computer Software Company32%
Financial Services Firm13%
Comms Service Provider10%
Insurance Company10%
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Financial Services Firm34%
Manufacturing Company15%
Retailer9%
Insurance Company9%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company40%
Comms Service Provider11%
Financial Services Firm8%
Insurance Company5%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company30%
Comms Service Provider12%
Financial Services Firm8%
Government7%
Company Size
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Small Business18%
Midsize Enterprise44%
Large Enterprise38%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business43%
Midsize Enterprise29%
Large Enterprise28%
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Small Business13%
Midsize Enterprise20%
Large Enterprise67%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business2%
Midsize Enterprise5%
Large Enterprise93%
REVIEWERS
Small Business13%
Midsize Enterprise27%
Large Enterprise60%
Find out what your peers are saying about BMC, SMA Technologies, Advanced Systems Concepts and others in Workload Automation. Updated: February 2021.
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Automic Workload Automation is ranked 7th in Workload Automation with 5 reviews while Chef is ranked 15th in Configuration Management. Automic Workload Automation is rated 7.6, while Chef is rated 0.0. The top reviewer of Automic Workload Automation writes "Saves time and reduces human errors, but the technical support can be quicker". On the other hand, Automic Workload Automation is most compared with Control-M, AutoSys Workload Automation, Ansible, AppWorx Workload Automation and BMC TrueSight Server Automation, whereas Chef is most compared with Ansible, SCCM, BigFix, BMC TrueSight Server Automation and CFEngine Enterprise.

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