Tidal Automation Reviews

Filter by:Reset all filters
Industry
Loading...
Filter Unavailable
Company Size
Loading...
Filter Unavailable
Job Level
Loading...
Filter Unavailable
Rating
Loading...
Filter Unavailable
Considered
Loading...
Filter Unavailable
Order by:
Loading...
  • Date
  • Highest Rating
  • Lowest Rating
  • Review Length
Search:
Reviewer957656
Real User
Tidal Administrator at a retailer with 5,001-10,000 employees
Feb 18 2020

What is most valuable?

The feature that I find to be valuable, as I'm working with other folks, is the ability to cross-schedule across platforms, and the flexibility that comes with that. I'm kind of biased, as I've only… more»

How has it helped my organization?

When I started here, they had already been on Tidal for about five years. So I'm not really sure where they were before Tidal. They did a lot of mainframe things in the past. From what I've heard from… more»

What needs improvement?

For the most part, the drill-down and the logging are really good. But if we take an Informatica job, for example: We have the ability, and the operators have the ability, to actually drill down and… more»

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

In my previous company we used the Lawson ERP's internal job scheduler. There were Windows tasks that we had to check on. They were running a lot of VB6 stuff. In my current company, I came onboard… more»

What other advice do I have?

As with any product you're looking at, first of all, don't get pigeonholed into it. Don't have a laser-focus on an individual product. But with Tidal, especially now that they're rebuilding the… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

At my previous company they looked at IBM, CA, and one other solution. The reason my old company went with Tidal back then, was that it was the only one that offered integration with Lawson.
EmmetWagle
Real User
Sr System Engineer at a financial services firm with 5,001-10,000 employees
Feb 05 2020

What is most valuable?

The first, big thing that we got out of using Tidal Workload Automation was having a centralized view of the status of all of our batch processes across all these systems… more»

How has it helped my organization?

For administrators, the alerting has been a big plus, in addition to having a place to go and look at the status. They can be notified when there's something happening in… more»

What needs improvement?

Their software installation and update process could use some improvements. I'm pretty sure they're working on that, but that's definitely an area where it could be… more»

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

Another advantage of Tidal is that it is a pretty affordable scheduler tool that lets us do a lot. You get a lot of bang for the buck. It has always seemed pretty… more»

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We only had crontab on a bunch of Unix systems. We looked into Tidal because we were having so many missed processes. Our environment is so much bigger and more… more»

What other advice do I have?

The big thing I would say to someone who is deploying this new, aside from having a naming standard and the structure, would be to get their security groups right… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

When we did the initial implementation, we did a full product comparison. We looked at the top four and did a comparison of the features of what seemed like the best… more»
Find out what your peers are saying about Tidal Software, BMC, Broadcom and others in Workload Automation. Updated: March 2020.
407,401 professionals have used our research since 2012.
LeeAnn McLennan
Real User
Application Engineer at Columbia Sportswear
Feb 16 2020

What is most valuable?

I love the "where used by" feature where you can find out where a particular job action, job event, or even a connector is being used. That is really good. I've seen a lot… more»

How has it helped my organization?

We are using it for cross-platform workloads. That is probably the biggest reason that we are using it. The solution is generally good. Over the years, we have needed to… more»

What needs improvement?

The solution’s drill-down functionality, so admins can investigate data or processes, depends on what we are looking at. In some places, it is better than others and… more»

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

Our yearly licensing costs are between $10,000 to $20,000. They have always been reasonable with us. I like that non-production licensing is about half the cost of… more»

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I think we had a variety of solutions that were sort of stitched together.

What other advice do I have?

Depending on how you will roll it out, engage people who will be managing the jobs earlier in process so they are aware and can help plan how Tidal is used across the… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We have on occasion looked at other options simply just to be aware of what is out there. We don't plan to change anything right now that I'm aware of simply because we… more»
JonFredrickson
Real User
JDE Manager at Oshkosh
Mar 05 2020

What is most valuable?

The most important features are being able to schedule jobs and being able to monitor and act on those jobs if they fail. Even if they're successful, we're able to act on them. The solution also… more»

How has it helped my organization?

The biggest thing we see is the fact that when we schedule a job we know that it will submit, and if there are any errors we will be notified and able to resolve them. That's our biggest benefit. That… more»

What needs improvement?

One thing I would like to see is better training on both how to set up and support the product as well as on how to make use of the product, especially regarding the scripting that is available… more»

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

The licensing model is very flexible and very transparent. I wish we were at a point where we could have a truly enterprise-wide license, but the way we licensed it limits our financial exposure in… more»

What other advice do I have?

Don't feel ashamed that you'll wonder why you waited so long. I've used so many other products, gotten them up and running, but I don't know of any other product that works as easily as Tidal does for… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We've used Control-M, we've used the JDE scheduler, and we've used Smart Scheduler. None of them can do everything that Tidal can do. None of them is really good, once you submit a job, at knowing… more»
JasonJavitz
Real User
Tidal Administrator at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jan 16 2020

What is most valuable?

For us, the calendaring system is very robust. Some of the teams have very specific requests for when they need jobs to run. That's been really valuable, because a lot of times, when people run scripts, if they run on a holiday, they're going to fail. We've even started adding some European holidays… more»

What needs improvement?

The biggest problem for us was the Transporter tool that works through the API. It's like a GUI into the API where you can transfer and compare jobs between two Tidal spaces. Up until the last few months, the Transporter tool that was offered was not really good at all. It was hard to take a job in… more»

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

We have an enterprise contract, so if we want to add another agent, or if we want to add another master, we don't have any restrictions on those things. Other vendors don't have that flexibility. For me, as an admin, that makes it easy because I don't have to think about what a new master is going… more»

What other advice do I have?

Because our environment is older, it's a little tough to integrate some of the newer features that they're offering. That's because of the way we had to configure our environment for older versions that didn't have these newer features. In terms of how you delegate permissions, how you set up… more»
Real User
Team Lead at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
Feb 04 2020

What is most valuable?

We use quite a few of the features: * Calendaring * Complex dependencies * Intra-system and inter-system dependencies, respectively, within a system and within systems… more»

How has it helped my organization?

As far as investigating what ran and when, it is fine for the most part. You can investigate on the GUI and take a look at different things. We've been using it for 15… more»

What needs improvement?

Tidal enables admins and users to see the information relevant to them for the most part. It depends on what you are looking at. One of the weaknesses of the product is… more»

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

Our annual maintenance cost is competitive for what we have and what they do. We haven't bought anything new in terms of adapters or new agents. We did a purchase a few… more»

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We were using SAP native schedule, which was fairly primitive.

What other advice do I have?

We originally liked the product for the user interface, because of it was easy to use and the features, such as calendaring, dependencies, etc. I don't think the solution… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Going back 15 years when we bought the product, we looked into AutoSys and a BMC product. We looked at three or four solutions back then. We liked Tidal because of the… more»
AndrewGriffin
Real User
Lead Control Analyst at Central States Funds
Feb 11 2020

What is most valuable?

One of the most useful features is being able to set up a schedule and create dependencies. The calendar can kick off processes at certain times, based on dependencies… more»

How has it helped my organization?

People who are on the Client Manager were complaining about response issues. It's never been proven that a batch job is causing the issue, but they do find that so many… more»

What needs improvement?

We've had some quirky stuff happen on an occasional basis where a job does not take off. For example, a job we expected to be finished by 3:00 a.m. is sitting there and… more»

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

I'm not in the financial end, so I don't know what our licensing costs are. I know that Tidal integrates with a product called JAWS Workload Analytics, which will analyze… more»

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We had two mainframes running all of our applications. We were using CA products. Our health application was ClaimFacts, from TriZetto, but they were dropping support for… more»

What other advice do I have?

The biggest advice I can give is to test Tidal first. Run the whole schedule, whatever you're putting in. Run everything you can and test Tidal before you bring it over to… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

There was one option back then, but by the time they wanted to come in for a demo, we had already decided to use Tidal.
Real User
Production Control Analyst at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Feb 13 2020

What is most valuable?

The automation aspect of the solution is the most important. I'm able to construct groupings that have dependencies which automatically allow the proper jobs to run in the… more»

How has it helped my organization?

With the portfolio of jobs that we're talking about, it's continuing to grow. There is way more work being added to the system than there is work that is being retired… more»

What needs improvement?

From an administrative point of view, I wouldn't give really high marks to the solution. I actually entertained getting the JAWS application at one point. One of the… more»

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

My experience was that it was very difficult to figure out the licensing cost on an annual basis. I don't know if they've changed the model, but I remember it would take a… more»

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

As I mentioned, we came off of Maestro. Back in 2004 or 2005, when we were looking at schedulers, Tidal was one of the solutions we demoed. Universally, we all decided… more»

What other advice do I have?

One piece of advice I would have is that if you get into a product, try to keep it upgraded. It's to your benefit, support-wise to be, maybe not on the cutting or the… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

There were five solutions we looked at in total. Two were ruled out right away. When we went to do demos with the three of them, the third one couldn't even do the demo… more»
See 6 More Tidal Automation Reviews

Articles

User Assessments By Topic About Tidal Automation

Find out what your peers are saying about Tidal Software, BMC, Broadcom and others in Workload Automation. Updated: March 2020.
407,401 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Tidal Automation Questions

What is Tidal Automation?

Tidal is the world’s leading workload automation platform for hybrid, multi-cloud environments. It’s an enterprise-class single pane-of-glass product to help manage, automate, and orchestrate business processes, applications, data, middleware, and infrastructure across the enterprise. With more than 35 years of experience helping world-class companies optimize business value from their IT, Tidal has unparalleled subject matter expertise in digital automation. We invite you to see for yourself.

Also known as
Tidal Workload Automation, Cisco Workload Automation, Tidal Enterprise Scheduler
BUYER'S GUIDE
Download our free Workload Automation Report and find out what your peers are saying about Tidal Software, BMC, Broadcom, and more!