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Shariq Nadeem
Consultant
Consultant at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Feb 23 2017

What is most valuable?

The simplicity of the GUI is the most valuable feature for us.

How has it helped my organization?

My organization has automated a lot of tasks that were previously being done manually like processing of cheques from... more»

What needs improvement?

Out of the box reporting and provision for customization/integration with other products are the areas where this... more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

This would be one the expensive lines of product in IBM's portfolio, so initial costs can run high if someone is buying... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

I have been consistently using Tivoli Workload Scheduler as a one stop solution for my various client's job scheduling... more»

What other advice do I have?

It's a very good scheduling product if you have a combination of mainframe and distributed environments that have batch... more»
Anonymous User
Real User
Automic Job Developer at a insurance company with 10,001+ employees
Jul 16 2018

What is most valuable?

We are able to combine job scripting on the server and automation engine on the GUI. Therefore, we are capable to work in SAP and on the servers, then file transfer the whole... more»

How has it helped my organization?

It is easy to learn, but hard to master. If you have been working for years with this product, it is easy to understand the whole product and work with the needs that we have.... more»

What needs improvement?

Some of the usual features are now not there, for example: For calendar details, in versions before, you could see it because it was a different color or different letter. Now, it... more»

What other advice do I have?

The version before was overloaded because if opened various windows, it was not easy to understand if you were new to the product. The newest version is easier to understand.... more»
Charles (Stan) Nutt
Real User
Senior Associate at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Feb 19 2017

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is the ease of coding up schedules to run jobs in both the mainframe and distributed... more»

How has it helped my organization?

It allowed us to consolidate our monitoring down to one particular console in one particular environment.

What needs improvement?

We need the ability to be able to have Windows user passwords changed periodically and automatically.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Well, the product is part of our ELA with CA, but we do have a specific number of licenses we can use for the... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

We previously had Maestro for scheduling the distributed environment and CA7 for scheduling the mainframe environment.

What other advice do I have?

Take the time to learn how to use the GUI and learn how to code the schedules. There are a lot of different ways to... more»

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