OpCon Primary Use Case

NickWilcox
Senior Applications System Analyst at Frandsen Financial
We are an in-house Fiserv Premier bank. This solution allows us to automate a lot of the core processing. View full review »
TobyFinnegan
Director of IT at Frontwave Credit Union
We use it predominantly, and almost exclusively, for core processing with our financial system. View full review »
reviewer1240275
Administrator, Core Application Services at a financial services firm with 201-500 employees
We use it to run our core system, Corelation KeyStone, as well as all of our batch processing and file movement, automation, and extract processing. View full review »
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Janice Scott
Executive Director of MIS at a K-12 educational company or school with 501-1,000 employees
We have a very small IT shop. I have two helpdesk people, three programmers, and an assistant director. We were running all of our jobs manually. I had a nighttime person and a daytime person in the operations area, and we started getting into more integrations and it was taking a lot of time away from staff to upload data to other vendors. We also use it for resource monitoring when we are waiting for files to come in from other departments. As soon as they come in, we pick them up and process them and that's been a lifesaver, as well, for both the user department and for our department. We also use it to monitor emails. We have the dependency with the Unisys MCP product and two Windows boxes that we have the agent on. So it's for multi-platform dependencies. We're trying to use it to the hilt and get as much bang for the buck from it as we can. View full review »
reviewer1246428
VP IT at a financial services firm with 11-50 employees
We use it as an automation tool to send and receive files and process batch jobs on our core banking system. It can also archive files for us. We use OpCon to automate anything that we can automate. View full review »
MartinTargett
Director of Production Control and Operations at NYSDOT
We chose OpCon to replace a scheduling package that was controlling approximately 10,000 batch jobs every day. So the main purpose of OpCon, for us, is to replace an aging homegrown solution with a more advanced scheduling product that has more bells and whistles. We use it for job control. We have Enterprise Manager on desktops communicating to agents that are on our mainframe computer. We haven't yet completed the conversion. We are about 30 percent converted right now. We still running 70 percent of the work through our old scheduling package. We have two main shops. One of them is an upstate shop and one is a downstate shop. I run the downstate shop. We have about 10,000 jobs, of which 5,000 to 6,000 are in that downstate system. We have deployed about 2,000 jobs out of a total of 6,000 jobs, downstate. View full review »
ArturoRivera
IT Manager Business Solutions Delivery at CBC Federal Credit Union
We use it to automate multiple platforms: our mortgage platform, our core platform, and other instances where we're working with third parties to whom we have to move data. It does about 90 percent of our automation. Very rarely do we do anything that's not automated. For example, we do not manually upload anything. It's all done through OpCon. View full review »
reviewer1292079
Operations Analyst - Primary OpCon at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
We use OpCon to run a multi-institution environment. It allows us to keep tabs on all our customers at the same time. It's convenient in that way. If anything fails, we don't have to have our operations staff log into a credit union, or a specific institution, to find out what is going on. OpCon will tell us what is going on in each one. Therefore, our operators are free to continue on with their manual work and not worry about what is supposed to be automated. They only look into an institution when something fails. An operator can't monitor 10 screens at the same time and see everything that is going on. OpCon allows us not to need to do that. We are using OpCon's service off the cloud (SaaS). View full review »
reviewer1242813
Vice President of Information Technology at a financial services firm with 201-500 employees
Over the course of my 15 year use, we automated dozens of processes with easily hundreds of tasks. Then, almost six years ago, we outsourced a large number of processes so we didn't do them in-house, and as a result OpCon wasn't doing very much for us for a time. About two years ago, we started automating new processes. Now, with OpCon, we have automated about half a dozen good sized processes. I am using a very recent version. View full review »
reviewer1250583
Senior Core Systems Specialist at a financial services firm with 201-500 employees
Primarily, it is used for automation of our daily processing with our core system, Symitar. There are the jobs that we run every day. We also have weekly and monthly jobs setup. These jobs have to do with different departments or reports run on specific days of the week or month. We process all of our ACHs and shared draft or check processing in OpCon. Also, VISA credit card processing is all done through OpCon. We are running anywhere between 400 to 500 jobs a day, on average. View full review »
reviewer1247148
System Administrator at a financial services firm with 51-200 employees
We use it for automation of our nightly workflows as well as automation of our internal processes that are happening all day, including moving files, and running jobs on our core system. We also interface it with a lot of the database servers. We use it for a lot. View full review »
reviewer1241877
System Analyst at a financial services firm with 51-200 employees
The solution is for our core system processing, which runs our scheduled programs. We are a financial institution, so it does our postings, reporting, nightly processes, and file transfers for anything which needs to go in and out of the core going to designated places. OpCon now does any type of repetitious work that we would have an operator do. I have it implemented in our accounting and card departments for their processes, our payment systems, and HR for the onboarding/offboarding of employees. We also have it in IT. View full review »
JoeRocco
Operations Manager at a construction company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Our primary use case is file movement. View full review »
reviewer1240278
Systems Developer at a financial services firm with 51-200 employees
We own the solution ourselves on-prem, but our core system is cloud-hosted. It runs all types of jobs to make changes to our database. From our end, we primarily use it to pull and push information to our cloud-hosted system: moving files around, making changes to files, and those types of things. People use the tool in every job role that we have. Our organization is a financial institution, so we have people in lending, people in member services, people in operations, risk, and marketing. View full review »
reviewer1246431
Manager at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
We're using it to automate our nightly processing work, such as transfers and the actual integrations into our core banking system. We do a lot of file transfers and complicated job processing. We have a lot of processes that have two jobs that have to run before other jobs can run, and based on the output of one job it may need to do one thing or another. OpCon allows us to build complicated workflows that handle all of that. It performs flawlessly. We were able to go live the first night with zero problems. View full review »
reviewer1248072
Core Application Programming Manager at a financial services firm with 201-500 employees
We use OpCon for job automation for our core financial software. The majority of it is pushing files between vendors and our core, for processing, marketing mailers, and reports. We also have their Self Service software, so employees can kick off a job manually and it fires off certain jobs in our core. It then pushes and pulls files and sends them off to vendors. It could be processing file maintenance. There are a whole host of things that we use it for. We're on Symitar's cloud software, EASE, and they have their own OpCon that our OpCon, on-premise, talks to. Before we migrated to EASE, we were running about 2,000 to 3,000 unique jobs a month. Now, we're running about 1,500 unique jobs a month or about 300 jobs a day. View full review »
MarkRoshier
OpCon/xps Support at Nationwide Building Society
We use it to run all of our batch across seven Unisys mainframes. It's installed on Windows. View full review »
Jean-MarieLEBORGNE
Engineer at CONSEIL DÃPARTEMENTAL 83
It is designed to schedule jobs everyday. We now have 750 automated processes. Primarily, we use it for everyday jobs spread out among all our IT. Apart from all the benefits that we have from OpCon, the biggest advantage is having a centralized point to check everything happening under IT. Mostly, it is for scheduled tasks, not manual tasks. View full review »
reviewer1254588
Computer Operations Manager at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
We use it for batch job automation and batch processing automation. View full review »
PhilippeLLORET
Manager Applications Operation Group at Groupama Supports et Services
We started using the OpCon product with a contract management application doing migration between Dollar Universe and the OpCon solution. The first time we used the OpCon product for scheduling programs we had around 7,000 jobs running on this application. Today, we have around 41,000 jobs per day. We have around 4,000 host computers in production and we have 618 applications running on the solution. We have migrated about 90 percent of our information systems to OpCon. We have to finish the project and finalize the migration for the remaining 10 percent or less. View full review »
reviewer1243401
IS Operations Manager at a financial services firm with 201-500 employees
We have it running batch processing across our mainframe and Windows Server environments. OpCon also integrates with a third-party SFTP tool and through that we have OpCon driving all of our file transfers as well. We've automated hundreds of processes with OpCon, representing a good 80 percent of our processing. View full review »
ElizabethTinajero
IT Operations Systems Analyst Lead at Credit Human Federal Credit Union
We use it throughout the enterprise, company-wide. View full review »
RonBroaddus
Systems Director at a financial services firm with 51-200 employees
We are using it for automating our core processing system. Probably 65 to 70 percent of our operations have been automated by OpCon. It currently runs all of our primary operations throughout the day, as far as we schedule everything through it. Our plan is to continue to automate the remainder of our processes, which are not automated, so we can get as much automated as possible. View full review »
MikeAbbe
Manager of Remote Services at Dow Chemical Employees Credit Union
We use it for automating business processes. View full review »
CarynWright
Senior Analyst at iQ Credit Union
We use it for automating with our core system, Symitar. We've automated some 100 processes with it. Of what we can automate, about half is now automated. View full review »
ScottPortwood
AVP Operations at Dickinson Financial Corp.
We manage all the tasks run on the IBM. View full review »
AaronWright
Core Operations Analyst at a financial services firm with 201-500 employees
Our primary use would be for the enterprise data that we are utilizing, receiving files, and inputting jobs in and out of our core. We have been using it quite extensively for important things: any ACH processing, remote deposit processing, file transfer protocol, and for any files that we need to send back and forth everyday. My roles include anything with our core, things relegated to OpCon, and any ATM processing. These three things are my primary function. View full review »
CharlesMcClain
Application Support Analyst II at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We're a credit union, so we use it for daily operations. We have over 1,700 jobs automated. We are still working on it. The list is growing every day. I add two or three whole, automated processes — schedules with projects — every two weeks. View full review »
Adam-Watts
Unisys Infrastructure Support Specialist at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
We use OpCon for scheduling batch jobs on the Unisys mainframe. It controls all of the batch work. Therefore, if we want to rerun a job or add a new job in, It is used for controlling this Unisys batch work. View full review »
Nicolas VERNOUX
EMEA Datacenter & Network Operations Manager at a wholesaler/distributor with 1,001-5,000 employees
We use OpCon for scheduling production tasks in many kinds of environments. The main ones are located on i5 i-series, OS/400. But we also use it in our Windows environment and on SAP. It handles around 10,000 jobs a day for us. A lot of the jobs that are now in OpCon were already automated, but they were on other platforms and systems. For example, the world production batch that is running on OS/400 was automated on OS/400, with OS/400 programs. We moved the automation of the system to OpCon. We improved some of the parts, but we kept the main core of the production plan. View full review »
reviewer1244556
Senior System Automation Analyst at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
We use it for pretty much everything. We purchased it when we converted to Symitar and that was the primary reason for using it. But we use it for all different vendors, downloading files, and running Oracle queries and VB scripts, etc. View full review »
reviewer1444713
Sr. Systems Programmer at a financial services firm with 201-500 employees
We use it a lot for file transfers from SFTP sites down to our network folders, and we also use it for other kicking off processes in our core platforms. We also run some PowerShell scripting through it. It does quite a bit. We're looking at eventually using it for some Active Directory pieces, but we haven't gotten there yet. View full review »
reviewer1253301
AVP IT Operations at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
We use OpCon as our central scheduling system. It runs a bunch of automations for our core system as well as for any automated system that needs to be scheduled. View full review »
reviewer1263174
National Monitoring, Capacity and Availability at a government with 10,001+ employees
We use it for batch processing and online processing. I work for a government department which represents 43 sub-departments, so our department literally has thousands of systems. We have about 25,000 automated jobs set up in OpCon, but I don't know what percentage that would represent, overall, of the jobs in the 43 departments. View full review »
reviewer1242072
User at a government with 1,001-5,000 employees
We use OpCon to schedule three jobs, repeated ten times a day and five days a week. This solution gives us the ability to look at each job's output online and determine whether it is ok or not. It can restart failed jobs when they are fixed, and it maintains a log history for statistics. View full review »
Learn what your peers think about OpCon. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: April 2020.
447,228 professionals have used our research since 2012.