Compare CA Workload Automation vs. IBM Workload Automation

CA Workload Automation is ranked 3rd in Workload Automation with 32 reviews while IBM Workload Automation is ranked 5th in Workload Automation with 1 review. CA Workload Automation is rated 8.4, while IBM Workload Automation is rated 10.0. The top reviewer of CA Workload Automation writes "We need to have things run in a very sequential order, so it is very useful that we can schedule work flows". On the other hand, the top reviewer of IBM Workload Automation writes "Provides a robust, full spectrum enterprise-wide WLA platform". CA Workload Automation is most compared with Control-M, Automic Workload Automation and IBM Workload Automation, whereas IBM Workload Automation is most compared with Control-M, CA Workload Automation and Stonebranch Universal Automation Center.
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Pros
This solution enables us to improve our daily processing times. We can do everything faster than before we used this solution.It is a fairly stable solution.The web UI is beneficial and the granular security policies allow us to cover all of our audit requirements.Automic Automation Engine provides us the ability to map logic using a scripting language.We automate recurring processes, keeping track of IT processes controlled worldwide.It has helped to simplify cross-dependency between MVS and Open systems jobs.We use CA Workload Automation AE r11.3.6 to automate enterprise-wide scheduling and file transfers using an FTP plugin.It has improved my organization by automating IT applications.

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Provides a robust, full spectrum enterprise-wide WLA platform.The DWC, when configured correctly, is a great GUI tool to provide Self-Service Scheduling capabilities to the user community.I have supported this product in literally 100s of different environments and its unmatched in its ability to scale to any size.

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Cons
There is a slow response time by tech support. Unless, you say it's severity level one. That will give you a two hour timing window for them to call you. It doesn't really happen exactly in two hours, but they try.Performance improvements in the UI would be appreciated.It lacks support and integration with cloud computing platforms.We see improvement possibilities in the processing provision of predefined evaluations or individual objects, or in the Self Service portal, which can be used by any user to monitor objects or start objects.Reduce the number of operational files. This would make the job of a system programmer supporting ESP easier.The WCC could be improved.​The cross-platform arena, where you can run work on multiple platforms, needs improvement.Needs better documentation with fully explained examples for some of the job types.

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Slow down on the releases a bit. I fully understand that IWA functionality is increasing at an amazing rate, but trying to keep up with the upgrades is rough.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
It is overpriced.I certainly think the pricing is worth the value.People need to pay attention to how they use their ESP agents on the distributed platform. That's where some of the cost comes in, based on how many you need or how many you use.CA pricing has been a problem, and not looked upon favorably here at all.

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To my knowledge, IWA is the only WLA product that will provide "parallel tracking" capability to assist in upgrading from one platform to IWA.

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Ranking
3rd
out of 21 in Workload Automation
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11,131
Comparisons
5,834
Reviews
32
Average Words per Review
386
Avg. Rating
8.4
5th
out of 21 in Workload Automation
Views
6,390
Comparisons
4,181
Reviews
1
Average Words per Review
593
Avg. Rating
10.0
Top Comparisons
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Also Known As
IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler, IBM TWS
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Overview

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.

IBM Workload Automation is a complete solution for batch and real-time workload management, available for distributed mainframe or hosted in the cloud. Use it to drive business and IT workloads on hosted servers, with virtually no cost of ownership for your central server. Increase your productivity with powerful plan- and event-driven scheduling, and run and monitor your workloads wherever you are. This includes interfaces dedicated to application developers and operators, providing them both autonomy and precise governance.
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Sample Customers
Gaumont, Mercantil do Brasil, CCEE, Hanwha LifeStandard Life Group, Banca Popolare di Milano, A*STAR, ArcelorMittal Gent
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm50%
Insurance Company13%
Energy/Utilities Company12%
Healthcare Company8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Financial Services Firm26%
Software R&D Company13%
Government10%
Manufacturing Company10%
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm25%
Manufacturing Company17%
Local Government8%
University8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Healthcare Company15%
Software R&D Company14%
Marketing Services Firm14%
Financial Services Firm13%
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