Compare CA Workload Automation vs. Puppet Enterprise

CA Workload Automation is ranked 3rd in Workload Automation with 32 reviews while Puppet Enterprise is ranked 7th in Configuration Management with 1 review. CA Workload Automation is rated 8.4, while Puppet Enterprise is rated 8.0. 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 Puppet Enterprise writes "It has reduced the time of production changes or environment changes". CA Workload Automation is most compared with Control-M, Automic Workload Automation and IBM Workload Automation, whereas Puppet Enterprise is most compared with SCCM, Ansible and BigFix.
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Pros
The most valuable feature of this solution is the scheduler.I have found new methods for converting scripts from Dollar U to ONE Automation. For example, I take the dynamic library from Dollar U and put it in the dynamic binary library in ONE Automation. This enables us to use Dollar U scripts in ONE Automation.The most valuable feature is the one for SAP batch processing... There are certain other mid-level workload automation tools which can handle the OS level, but SAP is something which is really very critical. Automic stands out from the ordinary tools because handling SAP processes is absolutely easy with it.It saves a lot of time and mistakes, because we used to do a lot of manual work. Since we added automation a little bit over a year now, it has enhanced our daily work.We automate very manual, robust tasks, which are very time consuming and not error-free.We impose some standards for backup and restore operations.An important feature is the ability to modify PeopleSoft Run Controls at run-time.It's pretty stable. After implementation, there hasn't been a single event where we shifted our jobs for the day from automated to manual.

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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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The main purpose for this automation tool would be: deploying, controlling, ordering change for the system and IT Infrastructure.Puppet Enterprise has reduced the time of production changes or environment changes.

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Cons
I would like to see more types of Calendars in the next release of this solution.There were many bugs in the last version. For example, we could only use capital letters for searching for agent names. Also, we had a problem with ONE Automation where we couldn't use the PGA and SGA in Oracle Databases for resolving RAM because the last version didn't have this capability.There are certain jobs that are triggered one after another. It would be helpful to have a more user-friendly way of seeing how these jobs are connecting from one server to another.Depending on the properties of the jobs and pre- and post-conditions, there needs to be more flexible and richer conditions that I can check for. This would be a great addition.There could be a better user interface for end users. They should make it more intuitive, not based on Java.With every new version, things that would previously work, Automic breaks them. So, we have to report the new bugs. Therefore, every time when we patch the system, there is usually a new bug or a feature that was working, then it stops working.There are some scripting elements that could be added.Some of the things we don't do are mainly because we don't know how to do them. Hands-on training can be expensive, so we find other ways to work around things to forgo the hands-on training. It is also an issue because we are a Linux shop and most trainers are Windows-based.

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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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At the beginning the initial setup was kind of complex.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
I only know that AWA is cheaper than Control-M, but I'm not aware of the numbers.Certain licenses can be a bit expensive. The PeopleSoft agents, in particular, are a bit pricey.This is a support system for us, not our core business, so we purchased this product inexpensively.We came to a very good deal, but it took us three years to finalize.We have increased efficiency with this application.We receive time efficiency from this product.Every time there is a task which must be repeated, the solution can reduce costs.There are a lot of new features, but we do not use them because they are too expensive. The price point could be less.

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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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Overview

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.

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.

Puppet Data Center Automation helps sysadmins automate configuration and management of machines and the software running on them. With our software, businesses can make rapid, repeatable changes and automatically enforce the consistency of systems and devices, across physical and virtual machines, on prem or in the cloud.

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Sample Customers
ING, Adidas, 84.51, ESBGaumont, Mercantil do Brasil, CCEE, Hanwha LifeLos Alamos National Laboratory, GitHub, IP Commerce, Cedexis, Spiceworks, Server Density, Swisstopo, Chockstone, Constant Contact, NICS, Citrix
Top Industries
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Financial Services Firm35%
Manufacturing Company14%
Insurance Company9%
Comms Service Provider7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company24%
Financial Services Firm22%
Government11%
Marketing Services Firm8%
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Financial Services Firm50%
Insurance Company13%
Energy/Utilities Company12%
Healthcare Company8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company27%
Financial Services Firm18%
Government7%
Manufacturing Company7%
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Software R&D Company35%
Comms Service Provider11%
Media Company8%
Newspaper7%
Company Size
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Small Business10%
Midsize Enterprise20%
Large Enterprise71%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business5%
Midsize Enterprise11%
Large Enterprise84%
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Small Business11%
Midsize Enterprise6%
Large Enterprise83%
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Small Business71%
Midsize Enterprise14%
Large Enterprise14%
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