Tidal Automation ROI

Tidal Administrator at a retailer with 5,001-10,000 employees
I would say we have seen a return on investment by going with Tidal, and not only because of the volume of jobs we're running, but because of the variation of jobs that we're running. It gives us the ability to manually adjust processes on-the-fly, and having that visibility and quick reaction to failures has been a big plus for us. View full review »
Sr System Engineer at a financial services firm with 5,001-10,000 employees
Tidal Workload Automation is a no-brainer for us, given the importance of the processes that we have. The cost for coordinating, managing, and getting all these things to complete, while warning us when things are not running on time, to me, makes it a no-brainer. I do not know how to quantify our ROI. We get everything that we pay for in the product, and there are even features that we do not use. View full review »
LeeAnn McLennan
Application Engineer at Columbia Sportswear
Thinking of all the people involved in checking jobs on a daily basis, manually running jobs or auditing them through standalone tools, and trying to connect them. We have saved hundreds of hours weekly, which is substantial. I am able to create something predictable and manageable in such a way that we know that we will get alerted if there's a problem and know how jobs are going to run. People can see and manage their jobs on a daily basis without having to talk to me about them. The return on investment is scope of jobs, making it so the management of jobs is not something that is handled by one team. It can be parsed out to the schedulers who know and understand those jobs so they can have some control over them, then I don't have to worry about all the different jobs streams. I just have to look from above and be able to help make sure that the system itself works. View full review »
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JDE Manager at Oshkosh
We have an MRP process that runs nightly, but we could not go live unless we got that to work. If it wasn't for Tidal, we would not have been able to get that to work the way they wanted it to work. None of the other schedulers could be doing what we're doing with Tidal in our MRP process, which is part of our manufacturing of our firetrucks. I don't know if I can put a value on that. We wouldn't be able to run our MRP process if it wasn't for that. Also, being able to know that the jobs are going to run or that we're going to be alerted when they don't run is very beneficial to us because we do a lot of integrations to OSN. If we don't send out invoices we don't get paid. There's a lot of value to what Tidal does. There are savings in our total cost of ownership because we're able to go from running Robot on five different servers down to just Tidal running on a fault-tolerant server. The money we save almost gets us to break-even given the amount of money that we would be spending on Robot. We're going from our admin person supporting robot on multiple different systems to supporting just one implementation of Tidal. His job is four times as easy. For the administration side of Tidal, there's my team of six senior analysts and me. We also have BAs and developers who have access to view jobs and submit jobs. We also give them the ability to create jobs, but they haven't really embraced that. They would rather that we do that. We're trying to implement a paradigm shift along the lines of, "We're just here to make sure the tool works. You guys actually use the tool," but they just want to see that it works and have us do everything on the tool. I'm trying to decide which way is better and eventually we'll decide on one or the other. But right now we let the end-users, business analysts, and developers create the jobs, submit them, and test them. View full review »
Team Lead at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
The ROI is pretty straightforward. It's a mission-critical app, and if we had to go back and do things the way we used to, it would be impossible. It would be undoable because now we would build a whole system that depends on functionality that is in Tidal. For example, to do something like calendars in SAP, they will be nowhere near as sophisticated or high quality. Could you do intrasystems dependencies? You could. However, there would be quite a bit of work to make that happen. It would be too complex. While here it is two clicks, and you're done. The alternative would be to go to a different product. But how? Migrating to a new product would be expensive, consuming, and complex. I just don't see that happening. View full review »
Production Control Analyst at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
I don't really have metrics for ROI. It's more of a feeling because we've been able to consolidate from all these separate scheduling products into this one scheduling tool, allowing us to have direct dependencies between things. That's an efficiency in itself, but I don't have any statistics to support the number of hours saved and the number of dollars saved. Overall, it has improved our business model with automation. View full review »
Senior Consultant at Corbishley Consulting
Overall, the TCO is pretty good. There has never really been a conversation where any customers I have worked with complained about it. View full review »
Sr. Platform Engineer at a software R&D company with 10,001+ employees
We have seen return on investment. View full review »
Data Platforms Operations Lead Managed Hosting at a marketing services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
For ROI we'd have to figure out how many man-hours am we're saving with Tidal versus not having it or having one of the other automation tools. We've grown up with it. I can't imagine being without it. Back in 2016, when we looked at possibly switching over to another solution, it wasn't a clear path to migrate to any of the other tools. We literally run our whole enterprise on this, so if Tidal goes down, the world stops. We feel we're getting a pretty good deal with Tidal. It's supporting $600 to $700 million in revenue. View full review »
Tidal Administrator at Devon Energy
The time that it saves my staff is not huge, maybe four hours a week. It has helped our organization by having one scheduler, instead of multiple schedulers, and having resources to support dependencies. It saves both monetary resources as well as fiscal resources. We don't want people to look at the screens on multiple platforms, and say, "Okay, this job is done. Go trigger another job." The TCO is okay, but not out-of-the-box. View full review »
Automation Manager at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
If you can automate things that people are doing, you will save time and resources because people can be doing more value-add work than manual stuff. Broadly speaking, if you start automating all of your clients' compliance evidence and collecting, it becomes standard, then the people who are doing that can do something more useful. If you extrapolate that, then that is time well spent and saved. View full review »
IT Vendor Manager at a paper AND forest products with 5,001-10,000 employees
We have seen ROI from savings in time. We run on average about 2,200 jobs a day. This is a cost savings for us due to the fact that our users do not have to run these jobs manually since Tidal will do it for them. As an estimate, this has probably freed up 10 full-time people, in the various departments, about an hour or two a day. View full review »
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