OpCon Questions

Rick Murray
Sr. Data Coordinator at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees

I have been an AWA client for around 16 years. Due to a core conversion it is being recommended that we convert from Automic Workload Automation to Automic/Appworx Applications Manager or OpCon.

I am not familiar with the Appworx Application Manager or OpCon, so I am not sure of the benefits and limitations compared to AWA.

Looking for the good, the bad, and the ugly on these options.

I should also add that we are looking for a true Enterprise Scheduler.

Any thoughts and suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance.

Rick MurrayIan, It isn't that AWA wont work. It comes down to support from another… more »
Julia Frohwein
Content and Social Media Manager
IT Central Station
Nov 08 2020

Hi Everyone,

What do you like most about OpCon?

Thanks for sharing your thoughts with the community!

Julia Frohwein
Content and Social Media Manager
IT Central Station
Nov 08 2020


We all know it's really hard to get good pricing and cost information.

Please share what you can so you can help your peers.

Miriam Tover
Content Specialist
IT Central Station
Nov 08 2020

Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with OpCon.

What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?

Miriam Tover
Content Specialist
IT Central Station
Nov 08 2020

How do you or your organization use this solution?

Please share with us so that your peers can learn from your experiences.

Thank you!

Julia Frohwein
Content and Social Media Manager
IT Central Station
Nov 08 2020

If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering OpCon, what would you say?

How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?

Workload Automation Questions
Custer Chiu
Enterprise Workload Automation – SME at Dairy Farm
Mar 24 2021

I am researching workload automation tools. What is the best workload automation tool for the retail industry? We require up to 3000 nodes and simultaneous data transfer.

Rick KaneThere are a number of solid workload automation solutions for the retail… more »
Jean Bernard HUROUIt is interesting to know complementary information so that I can suggest to you… more »
Bartłomiej WlazłowskiThere are several solid and reliable solutions. Please look at the EMA Radar WLA… more »
Gerardo Batuyong
Senior IT Consultant at a tech services company with 11-50 employees

I'm a Senior IT Consultant in a government department. 

I'd like to know how Control-M compares with other products in terms of workload automation and orchestration?

Gerardo BatuyongWe have been using Control-M from BMC for about seven years now, and we are very… more »
Radomir P.Sometime ago I have preapring a comparison matrix of workload automation tools… more »
IT Central Station

There are so many processes and tasks that can be automated in a business using a workload automation solution. When a business first introduces workload automation, what would you suggest are the best process or tasks to begin automating? Do you have any suggestions for how to plan what to automate and at what stage?

PhilippeLLORETIf we refer to the scheduling part of application servers there are 2 types of… more »
Alain FeyereisenI would also start with jobs related to IT infrastructure like backups, cleanup… more »
User at a tech company with 10,001+ employees
Mar 29 2021

We are in process of evaluating best scheduler tool for our client. Currently we are using ASG Zena. We find it complex to administer and no technical documents are available to self learn.
I have gone through various articles and posts and seems like Control M, CA and Tidal are most widely used.
Can you guys please share your experiences/thoughts which one would be the best choice?


it_user585141You do not have the right mix of comparison of products…we replace Control M all… more »
Kyle HarrisHi In terms of functionality, integration, learning curve and administration.… more »
William LinnControl M has been around for a long time,  others are trying to get into the… more »