Stonebranch Universal Automation Center Other Solutions Considered

Brian
Sr. System Programmer at a retailer with 1,001-5,000 employees
We evaluated BMC and we looked at CA's products - we already had CA in house. Tivoli was another we looked at. There were four or five on the list, and we dropped it down to three pretty quickly. BMC would have been in the running, but they were... "arrogant" is the word I want to say. They just brushed us the wrong way. I think they have a great tool but the sales pitch that they sent to us did more chopping of other products instead of selling their own. View full review »
Earl Diem
Manager Performance and Automation Engineering at PSCU Financial Services
In terms of Stonebranch’s agent technology and compatibility with other vendors, it's been very good. We migrated off of the SAP platform or BOE; we had an old instance of Data Integrator. There were a lot of things that the other tools that we looked at when we did our PoC - tools such as Automic and Automate It - just simply wouldn't do. They had problems integrating with the old version of Data Integrator. We PoC'ed three platforms before we made the decision to go with Stonebranch. Automic was one, who was subsequently bought, about four months after we made our decision, by CA. We looked at a Windows-based solution called Automate which wasn't anywhere close, at the time, to Stonebranch as far as schedulers go. Automate had a lot more UI-manipulation capabilities, which Stonebranch and Automic didn't really have - you don't usually go in and automate processes with the latter two. They're more straightforward workflow tools, rather than automating UI processes. From our experience in the PoC, Stonebranch's web-based platform wasn't converted from a client-server platform like some of the other platforms we looked at. And being agent-based, it was easy to use. It didn't require a steep learning curve. And, again, that integration to some of the technologies that we were using was important. We're now about 75 percent of the way to migrating all the Data Integrator services and some of the SSIS ETL jobs we have running out there to Informatica. Stonebranch integrated to all three of those ETL platforms right out-of-the-box through the REST API. We really didn't have to struggle with those integrations, so that was great. View full review »
SeniorTe1d8f
Senior Technical Analyst at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
We did evaluate many other options. View full review »
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Frank Burkhardt
Application and Database Administrator at Blue Bird Corporation
I am pretty sure that we did not evaluate other companies beside Stonebranch. View full review »
Mike Booher
Systems Programmer II at a insurance company with 501-1,000 employees
We looked at a few automation schedulers. The long-term direction is that we're looking at a ten-to-15-year plan to migrate off the mainframe. It made sense to get an enterprise solution that was open-systems based. That's what Stonebranch brought to us. View full review »
Doug Perseghetti
Consulting Systems Engineer at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
We price-lined options including Computer Associates, BMC, IBM's product, etc. View full review »
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Application Manager at a insurance company with 10,001+ employees
We did look at UC4 (Automic Software), but after evaluation, UAC had more to offer. View full review »
reviewer948096
User at a insurance company with 501-1,000 employees
I was not there at the time of the switch. View full review »
reviewer948099
User at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
I was not part of the decision process of picking a solution. View full review »
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User
Yes, CA Unicenter was considered. View full review »
reviewer958347
BI - BO Data Services Architect with 1,001-5,000 employees
We are a SAP shop, we have evaluated Redwood, WorkFusion, and Stonebranch. View full review »
dwalin
DevOps Engineer at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
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User at a financial services firm
reviewer958341
Managing Director at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
We evaluated seven products and brought in three for proof of concept. View full review »
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