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Score 5.7 out of 100
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Likelihood to Recommend

ActiveBatch Workload Automation

I can only speak for our environment, but it has allowed us to get away from the unfriendly Informatica PowerCenter workflow schedule. And coordination of Informatica/Tableau/ICEDQ has been a BIG help to us. We have not tried to drill down to the Informatica session-level of detail, just stayed with running workflows. The session-level logic seemed complicated.
Michael Scocca | TrustRadius Reviewer

Bonita Platform

Bonita BPM is well suited for:
  • UI design and experience in general.
  • Connectors: Data Base connectors with almost every DB suite.
  • BPMN language and standard: Very good instantiation of Business Process Management Notation.
  • Sub-process.
  • Roles and automation of business process.
  • Great business rule engine.
  • Perfect integration using Java code, which is easy to maintain and improve.
  • Great reporting tools.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Workload Automation

ActiveBatch Workload Automation
5.9
Bonita Platform
Multi-platform scheduling
ActiveBatch Workload Automation
5.1
Bonita Platform
Central monitoring
ActiveBatch Workload Automation
5.1
Bonita Platform
Logging
ActiveBatch Workload Automation
7.1
Bonita Platform
Alerts and notifications
ActiveBatch Workload Automation
5.1
Bonita Platform
Analysis and visualization
ActiveBatch Workload Automation
8.0
Bonita Platform
Application integration
ActiveBatch Workload Automation
5.1
Bonita Platform

Reporting & Analytics

ActiveBatch Workload Automation
Bonita Platform
6.7
Dashboards
ActiveBatch Workload Automation
Bonita Platform
8.2
Standard reports
ActiveBatch Workload Automation
Bonita Platform
5.8
Custom reports
ActiveBatch Workload Automation
Bonita Platform
6.1

Process Engine

ActiveBatch Workload Automation
Bonita Platform
7.9
Process designer
ActiveBatch Workload Automation
Bonita Platform
9.9
Process simulation
ActiveBatch Workload Automation
Bonita Platform
6.9
Business rules engine
ActiveBatch Workload Automation
Bonita Platform
8.9
SOA support
ActiveBatch Workload Automation
Bonita Platform
7.8
Process player
ActiveBatch Workload Automation
Bonita Platform
6.7
Support for modeling languages
ActiveBatch Workload Automation
Bonita Platform
7.6
Form builder
ActiveBatch Workload Automation
Bonita Platform
8.4
Model execution
ActiveBatch Workload Automation
Bonita Platform
6.7

Collaboration

ActiveBatch Workload Automation
Bonita Platform
9.9
Social collaboration tools
ActiveBatch Workload Automation
Bonita Platform
9.9

Content Management Capabilties

ActiveBatch Workload Automation
Bonita Platform
3.2
Content management
ActiveBatch Workload Automation
Bonita Platform
3.2

Pros

ActiveBatch Workload Automation

  • File management - moving, archiving, and folder cleanup are a drag-and-drop breeze. The visual representation of file management steps includes date/time filtering, file/folder/both specification, and recursion all in an easy and intuitive unit.
  • FTP/SFTP/FTPS - while one must still write the FTP scripts, the interface simplifies much of the infrastructure, allowing the developer to encapsulate the script text in a graphical package that is easy and intuitive.
  • PowerShell integration - for anything that isn't easy in ActiveBatch's GUI, simply drop in a PowerShell step and write the task in PoSh - anything returned from PoSh can then be used by the following steps.
Grady Patterson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Bonita Platform

  • Bonita seems particularly suited for processes requiring a great deal of human interaction. Its user model allows you to control access to business processes in a fine-grained way. This allows for business processes to move smoothly between users and services as the process advances.
  • The definition and usage of custom forms from the latest version of Bonita seems particularly powerful. It allows for a thorough customization of the look-and-feel and does not require complex developments.
  • The web interface and administration section have greatly improved in the latest versions. Installation and configuration of processes has become more flexible and more structured. The administration section gives a good view on failed processes, allowing to analyse problems in an efficient way.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

ActiveBatch Workload Automation

  • While I like being able to reuse scheduling objects and the like, more work needs to be done to help one not reinvent the same scheduling object without realizing it and to then find scheduling objects that have similar schedules even if they are worded slightly differently than what I'm expecting. It needs to be "smarter". It was easy to accumulate a pool of scheduling objects that while named differently, had exactly the same schedule. It was also hard to sift through to find the little differences between similarly named scheduling objects.
  • The logger had a clean enough interface but it could be more legible and offer contextual help to describe the messages one is reading. I remember trying to read black text on a medium gray background with Courier size 10-11 font. Not so easy to read quickly and to parse through the relevant parts. I think some selective color coding would be good and links to message definitions or any form of further information would be nice. Maybe the ability to export the log file to various formats would also be helpful.
  • I don't remember a dashboard that at a glance on the top level would highlight what jobs failed completely and which jobs might have warnings or non-critical errors. I got emails because I defined to get them. Maybe again if there was a way to color-code the type of error would be good nice-to-have.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Bonita Platform

  • There is only one business data model. Even if deploying new processes does not require stopping the platform, the BDM update requires it.
  • During the platform evolution often new bugs were introduced so it was risky to deploy the platform in the low minor version. For example, there were memory leaks from 7.2.0 to 7.2.3.
  • The administrator portal could be improved. It is hard to look at subprocess data, for example and it is sometimes better to investigate with SQL queries. I don't like new (7.3) task list either.
Maciej Michalak | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

ActiveBatch Workload Automation

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Bonita Platform

Bonita Platform 10.0
Based on 1 answer
We just renewed our license
Olatunji Akanbi | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

ActiveBatch Workload Automation

ActiveBatch Workload Automation 6.3
Based on 3 answers
ActiveBatch's usability is where it shines. It is pretty straight-forward to learn and administer. Our engineers like it because you can use a GUI to manage it or leverage the command line & api's. You can also create templates or clone existing "jobs" so you don't have to recreate the wheel. It is easy to chain jobs together to make them run in a specific sequence as well.
Mark McCully | TrustRadius Reviewer

Bonita Platform

Bonita Platform 10.0
Based on 1 answer
It is so simple to use that sometimes we don't have to train people on how to use our processes or navigate the platform.
Olatunji Akanbi | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

ActiveBatch Workload Automation

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Bonita Platform

Bonita Platform 8.0
Based on 4 answers
Engine itself is efficient enough for most cases I dealt with. It can also be extended by clustering. I have done performance tests with JMeter and only managed to induce the crash of... JMeter. If there are efficiency issues they usually concern bad design/implementation of created apps or bottlenecks in integrated systems. Although I have met two cases with efficiency loss.
1. Java 7 related PermGen saturation caused by big number of installed apps (there is no jar dependency reusal between apps option).
2. Big number of waiting event handlers in processes stresses the database.
Maciej Michalak | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

ActiveBatch Workload Automation

ActiveBatch Workload Automation 4.0
Based on 2 answers
We have been pretty happy with ActiveBatch support so far. Luckily, we have not had any major issues with it - so we haven't logged a lot of support tickets. The response time to tickets is about average and the level of expertise of the support engineers seems about average as well. Our sales team has been helpful in getting faster responses when necessary as well.
Mark McCully | TrustRadius Reviewer

Bonita Platform

Bonita Platform 5.0
Based on 3 answers
Resolution time is sometimes slow
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

ActiveBatch Workload Automation

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Bonita Platform

Bonita Platform 7.2
Based on 8 answers
Nothing in particular
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

ActiveBatch Workload Automation

We looked at several other workload automation solutions and hands down we all looked at each other after seeing the demo and we all understood the genius of the application. To be honest we were all stunned and talked about it for weeks afterward. It didn't even compare to the other platforms we had demos of. We knew instinctively that this was the one.
Steve Schneider | TrustRadius Reviewer

Bonita Platform

Bonita BPM does have some nice visual tools. The annual maintenance is not so high and we particularly liked the visual tool to create business rules. Bonitasoft’s color-coded tools make life a bit simpler and more memorable for beginners or non-coder people. We really like Bonitasoft’s color-coded tools for creating rules.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

ActiveBatch Workload Automation

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Bonita Platform

Bonita Platform 7.5
Based on 10 answers
Respect of BPMN standard over the long term. Good enhancements by Bonitasoft for new use cases, for example the introduction of a real form editor even if it has been technically difficult to manage. Once done though, we have far greater possibility of human interaction.
richard gay | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

ActiveBatch Workload Automation

  • ActiveBatch [Workload Automation] has increased our nightly processing stability exponentially. Our prior automation software was unreliable and often failed without explanation. Since moving to ActiveBatch [Workload Automation] we have had incredible stability, and any nightly processing errors that happen now are attributed to a cause other than automation. It's the most reliable software we currently use at our company.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Bonita Platform

  • Business processes are now more transparent to the users as Bonita allowed us to integrate the data from multiple systems in one place, so decision making is now easier.
  • Process auditing is now straightforward based on the reporting features of Bonita.
John Wadie | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

ActiveBatch Workload Automation

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

Bonita Platform

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

ActiveBatch Workload Automation
4.6
Bonita Platform
9.2

Likelihood to Renew

ActiveBatch Workload Automation
Bonita Platform
10.0

Usability

ActiveBatch Workload Automation
6.3
Bonita Platform
10.0

Performance

ActiveBatch Workload Automation
Bonita Platform
8.0

Support Rating

ActiveBatch Workload Automation
4.0
Bonita Platform
5.0

Implementation Rating

ActiveBatch Workload Automation
Bonita Platform
7.2

Scalability

ActiveBatch Workload Automation
Bonita Platform
7.5

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