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Pros
"There's also a self-service solution manager... that allows us to enable staff to run complex automation tasks by clicking a button and entering some information. They don't have to have access to the OpCon environment to kick off those kinds of events.""The automation of processes is the most valuable feature. One of the major hurdles for us over the last few years, before we found OpCon, was to make our nightly process happen automatically. Being a bank, we have nightly update processes that have to happen for posting transactions, for example, and it was a huge load off our department to have that automated.""It has streamlined operations, specifically with the timing of our processes. We don't have to worry about if things are going to run at a certain time. The automation allows us to say, "Okay, we want this to run at this time, and this to not run until that is done." So, it has really streamlined the accuracy and timeline of when jobs run throughout the day.""The biggest example in which OpCon has improved my organization is that we have to download and process files from the federal reserve several times a day. If we don't do it in a certain timeframe, we can be penalized. It's the fact that we can download these files, process them, get our accounting teams the information they need to work the exceptions that is one of the most important roles.""It's very scalable. Right now we're barely scratching the surface of what it can do. I've looked at Symitar's instance of OpCon and they're running something like 13,000 jobs a day with all the clients that they have. So it can go from small use cases like ours to enterprise-level.""It seems like it would scale well.""The stability of this solution is awesome. It's the only product I've ever seen that you can actually build to fix itself if it has a problem. You'll build something and, if you find an issue, you can say, 'Hey, if this happens again, do this to correct it.'""When a lot of jobs are scheduled on different platforms, without any interaction possible between them, it's very difficult to manage things. With OpCon we avoid this difficulty. It's very visual."

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"It has its own object-oriented scripting language and you can reload your object in many different places.""The monitoring and troubleshooting features are rich and with the dashboards and other features, automation work is made easier.""It integrates well with the CICD pipeline.""Both the stability and the scalability of Automic Workload Automation are great.""The Zero Upgrade feature is the most valuable."

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"It's very stable. If you ask me for the success rate metrics, it's more than 90% for both."

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Cons
"I would like to have an interface with PowerShell. PowerShell has a lot of functionality. We use it a lot because we're a Windows shop. Having a built-in tool or interface with PowerShell would go a long way.""A way to select multiple jobs in the UI for a quick change or to hold, release, et cetera, would be nice.""It is a complex product to use. Programming the schedules is complex. It does require training from OpCon... I would like to see some online training, some videos. When I bring in a new employee... it would be nice if there was some basic information for her to look at to understand this program. Even for my systems administrator, it would be helpful if there were tips and tricks available.""It's not something you can just quickly grab, try, run, and play with. You have to get the knowledge and train yourself. It was easy for me, but I also took the time to throw myself into it. There is a learning curve to a certain extent. You have to learn the rules.""I have noticed lately that [tech support's] first answers tend to be, "Let's upgrade it to the latest and greatest first," without looking into anything. The last couple of times I've logged a ticket that's been the response, which is a little frustrating. We're not big on just upgrading on a whim. We do full testing.""There is a learning curve. We had to go to class, learn, and take their training classes, then come back. We got assistance from OpCon as well to convert our processes on the Unisys machine over to the IBM. Now, when we add new products, it's pretty straightforward to write a new process and schedule it, then run it at a set time of day.""I would like to see them improve the Solution Manager for the web application. It's the future for us. Our customers need a lot of functionality, but there isn't that functionality within Solution Manager. So they have to develop and improve it.""I would like more web-based training from SMA. That would be nice. Our primary OpCon representative is phenomenal, but we would like some training opportunities for learning on our own. When I started utilizing OpCon, the sheer breadth of it made for a very daunting task. I was almost fearful to start, not to mention fearful to go change things and possibly hinder a job."

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"In most of the packages available, it took time to study and gain knowledge of the features and resources due to poor documentation.""We would like a way to test our cloud-based automations on-premises, and then migrate them to the cloud after they have been tested, without needing an additional license.""The vendor support is really bad and should be improved.""There are some monitoring features that could be added.""Its dashboard can be improved. In version 12, they have already moved to a web-based interface from a UI. We are looking into this feature now. We are also looking for available APIs that we can use to interface the engine into our other systems. There should be a subservice facility that we can use to interface with Microsoft Teams and send out authorization on job executions. We have seen a feature like this in other products that we are looking into."

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"The price is an area that should be addressed because the price is high."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"This solution is certainly not the cheapest, but we win in time.""It's definitely worth the cost.""Our license is for 1000 jobs. Including support, the license and upgrades are 2000 euros a month.""This solution is slightly more expensive than our previous solution. Right now, we are paying about $40,000 a year. However, we think it's well worth the cost to keep things automated, reducing our staff.""The pricing is very reasonable.""Yearly, we're paying about $62,000. OpCon has an all-inclusive feature and module license, but you pay per task.""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.""Scaling is pricey."

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"There are different licensing fees for cases where high availability is important.""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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"The cost is very high compared to anything else available."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: Often times there are criteria that cannot be determined by the system, which allows a human to make the determination… more »
Top Answer: This tool, like any other quality product, fits the idea of "You get what you pay for." The SMA Technologies consultants… more »
Top Answer: The products are extremely powerful and capable. Anytime you have such capability, the programming/configuration that… more »
Top Answer: The monitoring and troubleshooting features are rich and with the dashboards and other features, automation work is made… more »
Top Answer: There are different licensing fees for cases where high availability is important. There is also a certain complexity in… more »
Top Answer: We found that some Actions Packs and plugins do not have documentation, are incomplete, or are of poor quality. In most… more »
Top Answer: It's very stable. If you ask me for the success rate metrics, it's more than 90% for both.
Top Answer: The cost is very high compared to anything else available.
Top Answer: The price is an area that should be addressed because the price is high.
Comparisons
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Overview

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.

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.

Micro Focus Operations Orchestration is the next-generation IT Process Automation solution for those businesses who want to automate their processes, operations, and IT tasks from the data center to the cloud. This solution allows IT to focus on innovation instead of on mundane tasks, and has many business benefits, which are discussed in detail below.

Micro Focus Operations Orchestration supports multiple IT domains, such as Cloud, Virtualization, SAP Orchestration, Security Ops, and Dev/Ops.

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
Casablanca INT, Internet Initiative Japan, Railway Information Systems, Samsung SDS, and Turkcell.
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm78%
Insurance Company8%
Government4%
Manufacturing Company2%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company28%
Financial Services Firm18%
Insurance Company10%
Comms Service Provider9%
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm34%
Manufacturing Company15%
Retailer9%
Insurance Company9%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company33%
Financial Services Firm12%
Comms Service Provider12%
Insurance Company5%
REVIEWERS
Comms Service Provider23%
Financial Services Firm15%
Healthcare Company8%
Energy/Utilities Company8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company32%
Comms Service Provider14%
Financial Services Firm12%
Government6%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business25%
Midsize Enterprise43%
Large Enterprise32%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business56%
Midsize Enterprise21%
Large Enterprise23%
REVIEWERS
Small Business13%
Midsize Enterprise21%
Large Enterprise66%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business5%
Midsize Enterprise9%
Large Enterprise86%
REVIEWERS
Small Business17%
Large Enterprise83%
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Automic Workload Automation is ranked 5th in Workload Automation with 5 reviews while Operations Orchestration is ranked 12th in Process Automation with 1 review. Automic Workload Automation is rated 8.0, while Operations Orchestration is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Automic Workload Automation writes "Good integration, responsive support, and a short learning curve". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Operations Orchestration writes "Sustainable and easy to use with good stability". Automic Workload Automation is most compared with Control-M, AutoSys Workload Automation, Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform, AppWorx Workload Automation and Stonebranch Universal Automation Center, whereas Operations Orchestration is most compared with Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform, Control-M, Microsoft System Center Orchestrator, Appian and IBM BPM.

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