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Lowell Fultz
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Enterprise Automation Engineer with 5,001-10,000 employees
Jan 23 2018

What is most valuable?

The DWC, when configured correctly, is a great GUI tool to provide Self-Service Scheduling capabilities to the user community. The variety of agents available allows for… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Provides a robust, full spectrum enterprise-wide WLA platform. I have practical experience with all of the major "Enterprise" WLA products (Control-M, CA-7, and Zeke)… more»

What needs improvement?

This may not be the norm, but 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… more»

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

If you are running an IBM Mainframe, why would you want any other product as your z/OS based WLA "hub" ? To my knowledge, IWA is the only WLA product that will provide… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

I am currently supporting both IWA and CA-7 while my company decides on which direction to go forward.

What other advice do I have?

Having used all of the major WLA platforms, I believe: * IWA is the most user-friendly and feature-packed product on the market today. * Control-M is a close second (even… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Not applicable. I have used IWA, CA-7, Control-M, and Zeke in the past.


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What is IBM Workload Automation?

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.
Also known as
IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler, IBM TWS
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