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Find out what your peers are saying about Automic Workload Automation vs. Stonebranch Universal Automation Center and other solutions. Updated: November 2021.
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Pros
"OpCon has also reduced our data processing times because of the way you can build out workflows. It can run things in sequence. It's not restricted to a linear process, so you can run multiple jobs at once, allowing for multi-threaded jobs.""The automation part of OpCon is the most valuable for us, with all the core processing. It's really mostly hands-off unless we have failures. In our old days, we'd spend a good part of the day doing processing via manual tasks. We don't have to do any of that any longer.""File Watcher can run jobs when files are made available in a folder.""The whole product is valuable to us because of the integrations that it has with the MCP and the Windows environments. You have to have the agent on each one of them that you want to monitor. The integrations that we have created are along the lines of extracting files and sending them through SFTP to another vendor. Those are the things that were taking a lot of time away from my staff.""The most valuable features are its integration into Windows, into VM, and into AIX, as well as SQL.""The core system is the most valuable part: being able to view the processes that we've never really been able to view as a whole before. That is super-helpful, as is being alerted when issues arise.""We're also starting to use its Self Service and Solution Manager. My team in the data center and some of the development team use the Self Service. Developers are using the Self Service for upon-request jobs for their testing. They used to have to go through us to schedule testing and now they can just go on and kick it off all they want. They have also really appreciated that they have access to view and/or submit jobs.""There are three features which are valuable: the automated calendar functions; the notification process for failed jobs or unscheduled events occurring, via email and text messaging; and the ability for the scheduling package to communicate across multiple platforms."

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"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.""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."

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"The interface is very user-friendly and easy to navigate.""I like the dashboard and the various workflows.""The tasks are incredibly capable, and as long as you name them with a nice, uniform naming convention, they are very useful. You can create some interesting workflows through various machines, or you can just have it kick off single tasks. All in all, I really like the Universal Task. You can do some mutually exclusive stuff, such as an "A not B" kind of thing. It has a lot of capabilities behind the scenes."

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Cons
"It was hard to automate in the beginning because there were a lot of concepts. I had to learn a lot of things, as I never used such a software before. I learned a lot of the concepts and ideas behind it in the beginning.""We are still in the early stages of our implementation, so at this point, I cannot see any needed improvements or features.""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.""The biggest area where there is room for improvement would be integration with their code. They've got a function for embedded scripts and it would be nice if that worked with a code or versioning management system, like GitLab.""There is room for improvement needed around setting up the calendars and frequencies. I would like more flexibility in what jobs run. Sometimes, with frequencies, I can't find what I want to without putting a little more labor into it.""Some additional logging-information reporting would also help. They have all the information there but you still have to search around and look back. It's not right there for you, where you click and can get the reporting. You have to know the system and do some additional searches. So reporting is another area that they can build on by simplifying it.""The process of getting automations done and the process of testing them is a little complicated.""The ability to retrieve information from logs in variables to display relevant information would be helpful."

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"The vendor support is really bad and should be improved.""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.""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.""There are some monitoring features that could be added."

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"It can't handle negative written codes.""There is room for improvement with its connectivity with the Microsoft SRS system. It is very weak. They keep telling us it works with it, and technically it does, but it does not provide a lot of visibility. We have lost a lot of visibility migrating to Stonebranch, compared with just running tasks on the SRS server. That's really about the only thing that is a sore point for us.""It would be ideal if they had the exact same features as the CA Workload Automation DE series. It would be helpful to have calendaring options."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"The pricing is over $100,000 for our credit union and I believe it's $89,000 for our clients, in total, annually.""On a yearly basis our cost is between $25,000 and $30,000.""Our license is for 1000 jobs. Including support, the license and upgrades are 2000 euros a month.""The pricing is very reasonable.""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.""The purchasing price was in the $30,000 or $40,000 range, but I don't remember how much of that was licensing or installation and how it was broken out.""Cost depends on your environment. We are doing stuff now with failover and recovery, so we have boosted our costs.""Scaling is pricey."

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"There are no costs in addition to the standard licensing fees.""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."

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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: I like the dashboard and the various workflows.
Top Answer: It can't handle negative written codes. If a program was providing a negative value, it wouldn't be able to handle it… more »
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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.

The Stonebranch Workload Automation solution, part of our Universal Automation Center platform, helps organizations automate, manage, and orchestrate their IT processes - across hybrid IT environments. 


1. Workflow Orchestration and Automation: Holistically control scripts, jobs, tasks, and IT processes running across your on-prem, hybrid cloud, and/or multi-cloud environments.

2. Real-Time Automation: With our event-driven automation technology, it is now possible to achieve real-time automation across your entire hybrid IT environment.

3. Self-Service Automation: With a focus on ease-of-use, you can empower your workforce with self-service automation using member roles and permissions.

4. BI & Analytics: Centralize operational control and insight with proactive monitoring, reporting, and alerts

Product Features:

- Drag-and-drop Workflow Creation: You don’t have to be a developer to create automation. Custom scripting is a thing of the past. Easily create workflows with an intuitive drag-and-drop user interface.

- DevOps enabled: Align priorities between IT Ops and DevOps with Jobs-as-Code, Infrastructure-as-Code, and bundle-and-promote features.

- Limitless 3rd Party Integrations: Integrate into any platform or application from the mainframe to the cloud. Use pre-packaged integrations, build your own, or download integration blueprints from the community-driven opensource marketplace.

- Available on-premises or as a SaaS-based deployment, the UAC is a modern platform built to scale with your business.

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
Nissan, Coop, United Supermarkets, Groupon, CSC, Orbitz, Johnson & Johnson, BMW, Qantas.
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
Financial Services Firm47%
Insurance Company16%
Computer Software Company11%
Transportation Company11%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company31%
Financial Services Firm18%
Comms Service Provider10%
Insurance Company10%
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 Business5%
Midsize Enterprise20%
Large Enterprise75%
Find out what your peers are saying about Automic Workload Automation vs. Stonebranch Universal Automation Center and other solutions. Updated: November 2021.
552,136 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Automic Workload Automation is ranked 5th in Workload Automation with 5 reviews while Stonebranch Universal Automation Center is ranked 8th in Workload Automation with 4 reviews. Automic Workload Automation is rated 8.0, while Stonebranch Universal Automation Center is rated 9.0. 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 Stonebranch Universal Automation Center writes "Allows us to streamline the workflow so that the machines aren't sitting idle, and production is much quicker". Automic Workload Automation is most compared with Control-M, AutoSys Workload Automation, Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform, AppWorx Workload Automation and BMC TrueSight Server Automation, whereas Stonebranch Universal Automation Center is most compared with Control-M, IBM Workload Automation, AutoSys Workload Automation, ActiveBatch Workload Automation and Redwood Business Process Automation - Workload Edition. See our Automic Workload Automation vs. Stonebranch Universal Automation Center report.

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