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"Auto-scheduling is the most valuable feature. We have the ability to schedule [batch jobs on our Unisys mainframes] seven days in advance, so we know exactly how we're running every night.""The most valuable feature is the self-service because it has made it possible to provide simple and quick solutions in the handling of certain tasks.""Previously, we would receive a file from a vendor, then we would have to go through and make changes to individual accounts in our core system. There are probably between 10 to 20 accounts any given week. It probably took around five minutes for it to run through the report and make all the changes, and that was if there was nothing complicated with all very straightforward changes. Now, that is done in 30 seconds.""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.""It has also helped to streamline our operations. We contract out our collection department so they are no longer housed on our system. They're housed on another platform. OpCon is able to not only pull in our data, but it also, on a daily basis, updates that third-party.""Manual processing has been automated 99 percent by OpCon. With new processes, we give it at least two weeks manual so we can write down the details of how to do the steps, then we automate it. Within a month, it has been automated, then it's no longer a manual process.""One of the advantages of OpCon is the ability to use the API and web services. We couldn't do that with our previous solution. We have been able to change our procedure for ticketing. When a job is down, we can immediately create a ticket from OpCon in our ticketing solution, which is ServiceNow, using the web services.""I have been pleased with the support that we can get from the European partners. I think they are very good. All the time, when we have a question, they have an answer. It is very reassuring to have that support every day. Then, you can concentrate on your job and OpCon is just there to work. For us, it's perfect."

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"Easy configuration and integration with SAP.""This solution has made my clients' workplaces a lot less labor-intensive.""AutoSys Workload Automation is a stable solution.""The most valuable feature of this solution is the functions are easy to use."

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Cons
"Do your first install, your first upgrade, with SMA. It's simple, it's as per the manual, as per the training, but you need that little bit of confidence.""The ability to retrieve information from logs in variables to display relevant information would be helpful.""What can get complicated is if you're doing anything more than just the built-in jobs. If you're using the more advanced features, troubleshooting becomes extremely complicated.""The calendar interface and the frequency interface is a very powerful, yet complex, section of OpCon in which all our staff have made mistakes. They have implemented what they believed was logically correct and then afterward discovered that their logic was flawed because OpCon did it a different way. That part, which is incredibly useful, is also incredibly dangerous. The interface or the ability to directly do more functions within the frequency definitely has room for expansion. As good as it is, it can be a lot better.""Usage is a little complex. It's not like you can bring somebody in and they can just use it. They have to be trained... As far as complexity goes, it's right up there.""There is some difficulty with the ease of use when I don't have some of the templates that were already created. More templates would be great. Non-core featured templates are my biggest struggle.""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.""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."

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"Quick search feature and job analysis could be improved.""The graphical interface can be improved.""The solution could improve by having support for container environments."

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"The new version is going to have more web services where you could string together various web services so that you can create a workflow across multiple web services, which I don't think is there today."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"This solution is certainly not the cheapest, but we win in time.""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.""Annually, we pay $29,000. This is for a blanket policy that covers everything, like licensing and support."

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"The pricing needs to be improved. Some of my client's complained that it was too expensive.""The price of this solution is reasonable and there is an annual license required."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: There are a lot of valuable features. The version that we're currently casting, Self Service, is going to be the most… more »
Top Answer: We currently renewed with one of their new technology bundles. It's around $36,000 annually. We run a query of our SQL… more »
Top Answer: Enterprise Manager is a little clunky which I know they're addressing in the solution's manager. It's annoying that our… more »
Top Answer: AutoSys Workload Automation is a stable solution.
Top Answer: The pricing needs to be improved. Some of my client's complained that it was too expensive.
Top Answer: The graphical interface can be improved.
Top Answer: My manager deals with procurement. Therefore, I don't really have visibility on the exact pricing. I'm not sure if it's… more »
Top Answer: The new version is going to have more web services where you could string together various web services so that you can… more »
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Also Known As
CA Workload Automation, CA Workload Automation AE
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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.

CA Workload Automation is an enterprise scheduling solution for the automation of IT processes in a heterogeneous environment. It automates and delivers millions of mission-essential services across thousands of companies worldwide. With the CA team and expert community, you get so much more than software. Work with us to get to mission-accomplished—every second of your business.

Hosted on z Systems™, CA Workload Automation ESP Edition (ESP) utilizes an object-oriented architecture to reduce and simplify scheduling definitions. Operations and application development teams can easily define schedules and calendars once and reuse them many times.

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
Gaumont, Mercantil do Brasil, CCEE, Hanwha Life
Sandvik, DHL, Landmark Group, SAIF
Top Industries
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Financial Services Firm76%
Government5%
Insurance Company5%
Manufacturing Company3%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company29%
Financial Services Firm17%
Insurance Company10%
Comms Service Provider9%
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Financial Services Firm47%
Insurance Company14%
Energy/Utilities Company10%
Healthcare Company7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company30%
Financial Services Firm21%
Comms Service Provider8%
Manufacturing Company7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Financial Services Firm24%
Computer Software Company24%
Insurance Company22%
Manufacturing Company4%
Company Size
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Small Business21%
Midsize Enterprise43%
Large Enterprise36%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business45%
Midsize Enterprise28%
Large Enterprise27%
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Small Business11%
Midsize Enterprise5%
Large Enterprise84%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business18%
Midsize Enterprise16%
Large Enterprise65%
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AutoSys Workload Automation is ranked 8th in Workload Automation with 5 reviews while CA Workload Automation ESP is ranked 11th in Workload Automation with 1 review. AutoSys Workload Automation is rated 6.2, while CA Workload Automation ESP is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of AutoSys Workload Automation writes "Configuration and integration with SAP is great; lacking in reporting and notifications". On the other hand, the top reviewer of CA Workload Automation ESP writes "Stable, connects with everything, and has great technical support". AutoSys Workload Automation is most compared with Control-M, Automic Workload Automation, Ansible, IBM Workload Automation and Automic Continuous Delivery Automation, whereas CA Workload Automation ESP is most compared with Control-M and Stonebranch Universal Automation Center.

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