Compare Compuware ThruPut Manager vs. VisualCron

Compuware ThruPut Manager is ranked 10th in Workload Automation with 1 review while VisualCron is ranked 11th in Workload Automation with 4 reviews. Compuware ThruPut Manager is rated 10.0, while VisualCron is rated 9.8. The top reviewer of Compuware ThruPut Manager writes "The service level and automated capacity manager functions allow us to control priorities, support SLA's and manage our 4HRA and reduce MLC for some software bills". On the other hand, the top reviewer of VisualCron writes "Sends error alerts on job failure to appropriate IT and/or business contacts". Compuware ThruPut Manager is most compared with AutoSys Workload Automation, whereas VisualCron is most compared with WinAutomation by Softomotive and UiPath.
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There are different add-ons, like the Self Service or Vision model. It all depends on what agents you have in your environment. We have a mainframe and Windows, and while I think SQL is free, SAP or anything beyond that has different connectors that might need a license.SMA is big on free training. They do monthly training down at their headquarter office. As long as you own the product, the only thing you pay for is your employees' travel expenses. The training is free. They are willing to train people and give them the knowledge. That way, you are equipped to do what you need to do.Cost depends on your environment. We are doing stuff now with failover and recovery, so we have boosted our costs.Compared to AutoSys and ISE, OpCon was a lot cheaper to put in. AutoSys is hundreds of thousands of dollars to just install it because they don't have an interface into our system. You have to teach them what your system does.The cost is based on the number of jobs. You pay for what you use. For us, the support cost is between €20,000 and €30,000 per year. It's too expensive.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 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.The total cost of ownership is about the same to our previous product. The costs are relatively similar.

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ROI is one month.We are fine with a rather cheap setup. Licensing with VisualCron is fair. You have a simple one-year licence in different sizes. There isn't a licensing jungle with hundreds of options and opt-ins.ROI is 95 percent.

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Overview

Our founders met at NASA while they were solving some of the toughest IT issues in the world at that time. The work was challenging and required lots of repetitive tasks to maintain NASA’s mainframes and complex IT processes.

Believing that there had to be a better way, they formed SMA Technologies. Since that time, we have been working with the single purpose of unlocking our clients’ potential by streamlining their IT processes and helping employees be more productive by leveraging our automation platform, OpCon.

By freeing them from repetitive tasks, they can focus on doing the critical work that will help them drive the business. No matter the industry, from financial services to aerospace, we are there to help our customers use the power of automation to simplify complex IT issues, enabling them to solve their toughest business challenges.

ThruPut Manager automatically and intelligently optimizes batch processing. By balancing workload and improving batch throughput, ThruPut Manager delivers significant savings in software license fees and monthly licensing costs (MLC), and may allow you to defer expensive hardware upgrades. Systems programmers can use ThruPut Manager to: Better prioritize batch processing based on business-related policies and goals Automatically select the most urgent jobs first without system overload Verify jobs have the resources they need and proactively manage resource contention between jobs Minimize rolling 4-hour average (R4HA) processing peaks with or without “soft capping”.

VisualCron combines many features into one product. Through scheduling you can set your Jobs to run on a specific time or event. The Tasks in each Job automate scripts and eliminate human errors. Through various Tasks you can integrate different systems through file transfer and conversion.

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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 & TrustRBC7 Eleven, ABB Sécheron SA, Adobe Systems Incorporated, Amazon Europe Core, Apple, Assa Abloy, Aston Martin, Banco Santander, BMW (Australia)
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Financial Services Firm79%
Government6%
Construction Company3%
Consumer Goods Company3%
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Software R&D Company41%
Insurance Company10%
Comms Service Provider7%
Media Company6%
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