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Score 5.7 out of 100
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Score 8.7 out of 100

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

Breakout

Breakout is great for streamlining processes keeping track of key things and also helps in setting accountability with the assign and collaborate feature.
Amit Singh | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Workload Automation

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

Reporting & Analytics

ActiveBatch Workload Automation
Breakout
8.6
Dashboards
ActiveBatch Workload Automation
Breakout
9.1
Standard reports
ActiveBatch Workload Automation
Breakout
8.6
Custom reports
ActiveBatch Workload Automation
Breakout
8.2

Process Engine

ActiveBatch Workload Automation
Breakout
8.4
Process designer
ActiveBatch Workload Automation
Breakout
8.6
Process simulation
ActiveBatch Workload Automation
Breakout
9.1
Business rules engine
ActiveBatch Workload Automation
Breakout
8.6
SOA support
ActiveBatch Workload Automation
Breakout
8.2
Process player
ActiveBatch Workload Automation
Breakout
8.2
Form builder
ActiveBatch Workload Automation
Breakout
8.6
Model execution
ActiveBatch Workload Automation
Breakout
7.7

Collaboration

ActiveBatch Workload Automation
Breakout
9.1
Social collaboration tools
ActiveBatch Workload Automation
Breakout
9.1

Content Management Capabilties

ActiveBatch Workload Automation
Breakout
7.3
Content management
ActiveBatch Workload Automation
Breakout
7.3

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

Breakout

  • Simple and easy to use interface
  • Provides third party integrations
  • Good support
  • Brings in accountability
  • Great for tracking
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

Breakout

  • Would be great they could come up with iOS and android versions as well
Amit Singh | 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

Breakout

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Breakout

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Breakout

Our organization had evaluated it for sometime, but it was on the higher side for the budget we had. Many of our departments used it for a while, even after the initial demo session many users from different departments had raised IT assistance requests. Keeping in mind these factors at hand we started exploring alternatives.
Anonymous | 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

Breakout

  • Breakout is pretty affordable, the ROI has been great for us
Amit Singh | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

ActiveBatch Workload Automation

Pricing Details

ActiveBatch Workload Automation

General

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

Breakout

General

Free Trial
Yes
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
Breakout
8.6

Usability

ActiveBatch Workload Automation
6.3
Breakout

Support Rating

ActiveBatch Workload Automation
4.0
Breakout

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