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Anonymous User
User
Application Manager at a insurance company with 10,001+ employees
Nov 13 2018

What is most valuable?

* The possibility to connect multiple tasks in a workflow across domains and operating systems. * Also the UDM file… more»

How has it helped my organization?

* We migrated multiple scheduling applications to UAC for less costs and more efficient management. * Scripting is also… more»

What needs improvement?

* Virtual resource priorities could be better. * Maybe in the future, the use of queues. * Promoting objects to multiple… more»

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

Choose an enterprise license to have unlimited agents, tasks, etc.

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

We used: * IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler * Redwood CPS for scheduling SAP tasks * Redwood Cronacle * Opalis, also * AT… more»

What other advice do I have?

No additional comments.
Anonymous User
Real User
User at a insurance company with 501-1,000 employees
Oct 23 2018

What is most valuable?

Workflows in general. It's great to automate across multiple servers through multiple applications. It is also useful to… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Made the job of automating tasks easier, especially tasks that cross application boundaries. Since we have applications… more»

What needs improvement?

The FTP tasks. Ever since UAC changed to using cURL for FTP, we have had a lot of issues. 90% or more of our FTP tasks… more»

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

The pricing of this product, compared to competitors is great. There is a general ease of set up for agents on all systems… more»

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

CA7/CA11 - switched due to cost.

What other advice do I have?

UAC is a wonderful product, and as an end user, I would fully suggest looking into this product.
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Anonymous User
Real User
User at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Oct 23 2018

What is most valuable?

Workflow editor and the ability to visually see how a particular job or set or jobs will run together, when and under what conditions.

How has it helped my organization?

UAC has improved our organization by exposing many dependencies between our batch jobs that would not be visible before. This helped us improve our… more»

What needs improvement?

REST API can be improved by exposing more information about running instances. For example, the failed error message of a Stored procedure task… more»

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

No.

What other advice do I have?

Keep up the great work and awesome support!
Anonymous User
Real User
User
Nov 21 2018

What is most valuable?

* The layout of the UI is solid. * It has really helped scale automation efforts. * I also like the existing templates.

How has it helped my organization?

The organization supports an application which impacts multiple platforms. This has helped a great deal with the initial setup and ongoing… more»

What needs improvement?

* FTP tasks have been an issue. * It has also been challenging to support PGP encryption which is a fairly standard encryption method.

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

Found it to be reasonable and worth the investment.

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

At other organizations, I have used CA Unicenter. It was OK, but on working with UAC, I prefer this tool.
Anonymous User
Real User
BI - BO Data Services Architect with 1,001-5,000 employees
Nov 20 2018

What is most valuable?

* Ready-to-use standard API or interfaces available, and flexible scheduling. * The beautiful part of scheduling is you… more»

How has it helped my organization?

It really helped with the heavy lifting of the integration and scheduling gaps within our MDM solution and other systems… more»

What needs improvement?

For me, Stonebranch can do more than integration and scheduling, like real-time interfacing services and point-to-point to… more»

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

I'm very much pleased with the setup process or installation process, and licensing.

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

We didn't have one enterprise scheduling to automation tool before Stonebranch. With Stonebranch, we are able to bring all… more»

What other advice do I have?

No.
Anonymous User
Real User
User at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Oct 23 2018

What is most valuable?

From a Product Owner perspective, I can say that for me, the most valuable features are: web interface, business services allowing to segregate users, reporting capabilities.

How has it helped my organization?

It provides good automation capabilities, our company decided that UAC will be a group standard. It provides great value to our business.

What needs improvement?

In my opinion, training materials and FAQ/support should be improved. For people who start using UAC in a DevOps model, it's hard to understand configuration and how UAC works, how to… more»

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

No.
Charvi Sharma
Real User
Technology Analyst at a retailer with 10,001+ employees
Nov 13 2018

What is most valuable?

It is very user-friendly, and it is quite easy to use. Moreover, you can integrate a lot of applications by using this… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Earlier, it used to take us a lot of time for file transfers and creating a backup, but after this automation, the pain… more»

What needs improvement?

More number of FAQs should be provided because I found it hard to configure when I started using this tool.

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

Pricing is very comparable to other tools in the market.

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

No, I did not.

What other advice do I have?

No.
Anonymous User
User
User
Nov 13 2018

What do you think of Stonebranch Universal Automation Center?

What is our primary use case?

Universal Agent is used as a distributed scheduling agent with IBM Workload Scheduler for z/OS. It's used in different environments (development, production) for scheduling jobs on open systems.

How has it helped my organization?

Universal Agent and its infrastructure make it very easy to schedule jobs on every system using one scheduler.

What is most valuable?

Universal Agent runs very stable and just needs very less maintenance.  The easy-to-use interface gives access to the shell environment of the target system.

What needs improvement?

A migration tool for encrypted username/password to use the new keystore feature. Enabling proxy certificates for IBM's System SSL would be great.

For how long have I used the solution?

One to three…
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What is Stonebranch Universal Automation Center?

Stonebranch provides efficient enterprise-wide workload automation software solutions that solve complex IT business processes in a simple way - from Amazon Web Services, Docker, Openstack, Hadoop, Microsoft Azure to z/OS batch processes on the mainframe.

Go with Stonebranch and automate IT business processes to achieve:

  1. Single “pane of glass” so your IT team control the status of all scripts, jobs, tasks, workflows running across all servers and VM machines.
  2. Reduce manual IT effort and increase efficiency via automated scheduling and execution of all jobs. No IT engineers manually executing tasks or scheduling activities locally on each VM.
  3. Automatic notifications and alerts (email, ticket, SNMP, SMS) if a workflow condition is not satisfied.
  4. Central repository, auditing and configuration management of all workflow logic, script definitions, job executions.
  5. Universal Automation Center provides the full hands-on experience on Premise and Cloud, get your free trial here.


Universal Automation Center (UAC) is a system of four enterprise workload automation products:

Universal Controller is the UAC workload automation and job scheduling software. A central component of the Controller is the integrated drag-and-drop workflow definition tool. This feature allows you to define workflows that closely model your business processes.

Universal Agent is a vendor-independent scheduling agent that collaborates with existing job scheduler(s) on all major computing platforms, both legacy and distributed. All schedulers that run on: z/Series, i/Series, UNIX, Linux, Windows are supported. Universal Agent can be deployed on your job scheduler server and on each machine in your environment where you need to execute batch workloads. The Agent is scheduled as a local task within your scheduler and communicates across your network to control the execution of work. Status and output are reported back to the job scheduler server in real time.

Universal Data Mover provides for the managed file transfer of files between servers and applications. UDM is a centralized and self-managing solution that provides a unified strategy for moving large files between legacy and distributed applications.

Universal Data Mover Gateway automates, secures and simplifies your B2B file transfer processes.

Stonebranch Universal Automation Center customers

Nissan, Coop, United Supermarkets, Groupon, CSC, Orbitz, Johnson & Johnson, BMW, Qantas.

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