We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"If we choose to purchase consulting hours, that is an additional cost. However, we've been lucky enough that we've not used all of our allotted consulting hours. Therefore, that is not something that we have had to purchase a lot of. The last time that we purchased consulting hours was roughly two years ago. We purchased a block of 10 for $2,500. It was $250 per hour."
"It's definitely worth the cost."
"Yearly, it's around $30,000."
"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."
"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."
"Cost depends on your environment. We are doing stuff now with failover and recovery, so we have boosted our costs."
"I believe our cost is about $150,000 annually."
"Scaling is pricey."
"Its pricing and licensing could be a little bit better. Based on my experience and discussions with other existing customers, everybody feels that the regular Managed File Transfer piece, not the enterprise one, is a little overpriced, especially for folks who already have licensed Advanced File Transfer. We understand that Advanced File Transfer is going away and is going to be the end of life, and there is some additional functionality built into MFT, but the additional functionality does not really correlate with the huge price increase over what we're paying for AFT already. This has actually driven a lot of people to look for alternative solutions."
"The cost of the hardware is high. Because you need to license each job, it is costly."
"Initially, our licensing model was based on the number of jobs per day. That caused some issues because we were restricted to a number. So at our renewal time we said, 'We want to convert from number of jobs to number of endpoints.' That cost us extra money but it gave us additional capabilities, without worrying about the number of jobs."
"Pricing can be steep, but you get what you pay for."
"This is an area where it is a little difficult to work with BMC. They want to do licenses by job, which is what we have. For example, the simplest is to license by job, but they can also license by nodes. While the licensing is simple to use, it might not be the correct licensing model for the customer. It is okay because we want to license by job, which is something measurable. At the end of the day, licensing by job is the most important."
"Its cost is a little bit higher than other solutions such as AutoSys or DAC. For the demo, there were some plans, such as start plan, scale plan, etc. Pricing was based on the plan."
"There are two different types of licenses available. The first is based on the number of jobs that we run per day, and the other is based on the number of agents that we install. My current project has a contract for five years."
"BMC's price is based on the number of jobs."
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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.
Control-M simplifies application and data workflow orchestration on premises or as a service. It makes it easy to build, define, schedule, manage, and monitor production workflows, ensuring visibility, reliability, and improving SLAs.
Optimize IT workload in high-volume, hybrid, heterogeneous environments
Dollar Universe Workload Automation (formerly CA Automic Dollar Universe) automates and optimizes IT workloads in today’s high volume, hybrid, heterogeneous environments. Its real-time, event-driven fully distributed architecture guarantees your business processes complete on time, in a reliable, reportable and measurable fashion. Dollar Universe Workload Automation offers innovative, decentralized architecture that delivers high resilience even in tough environments and limits the risk of a single point of catastrophic failure. Clocks, calendars, events and alerts can all be combined with complex dependencies to efficiently drive the most critical IT processes you need to run your business.
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.
Control-M is ranked 1st in Workload Automation with 36 reviews while Dollar Universe Workload Automation is ranked 22nd in Workload Automation. Control-M is rated 8.8, while Dollar Universe Workload Automation is rated 0.0. The top reviewer of Control-M writes "Allows us to integrate file transfers more readily, resolve issues quickly, and orchestrate a diverse landscape of vendor products". On the other hand, Control-M is most compared with AutoSys Workload Automation, IBM Workload Automation, Automic Workload Automation and ActiveBatch Workload Automation, whereas Dollar Universe Workload Automation is most compared with Automic Workload Automation, AutoSys Workload Automation and IBM Workload Automation.
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