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Score 5.8 out of 100
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Score 8.7 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

ActiveBatch Workload Automation

I used to work in a company that only used SQL Server Agent to handle imports and exports of ETL data. ActiveBatch is far more powerful and easy to use, so I definitely would recommend it. I would think of three questions: (1) Do you handle a large volume of exports and imports in a given week? (2) Do you need a lot of configurable options, such as with scheduling? (3) Do you utilize a variety of ETL processing tools (such as GlobalScape EFT and Microsoft SSIS) but want one tool to work with them all? If yes to those questions, then ActiveBatch would well fit the bill for you then.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

CA Workload Automation

CA Workload Automation is well suited for firms having to manage and monitor multiple applications operating in multiple environments. and having SLA requirements. CA Workload Automation is less appropriate and not cost-effective for non-critical applications and/or jobs. CA Workload Automation is ideal for companies that require reliable and stable Production support for their business critical jobs to finish on time.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Workload Automation

ActiveBatch Workload Automation
5.8
CA Workload Automation
8.6
Multi-platform scheduling
ActiveBatch Workload Automation
5.0
CA Workload Automation
8.8
Central monitoring
ActiveBatch Workload Automation
5.0
CA Workload Automation
8.5
Logging
ActiveBatch Workload Automation
7.0
CA Workload Automation
8.8
Alerts and notifications
ActiveBatch Workload Automation
5.0
CA Workload Automation
8.8
Analysis and visualization
ActiveBatch Workload Automation
8.0
CA Workload Automation
8.3
Application integration
ActiveBatch Workload Automation
5.0
CA Workload Automation
8.7

Pros

ActiveBatch Workload Automation

  • Everything in one place
  • Easily manage multiple machines and their scripts
  • Supposed to allow for more in-depth schedule 'chaining', e.g. when this job ends it kicks off another
Sean Ford | TrustRadius Reviewer

CA Workload Automation

  • All batch jobs can be monitored from one dashboard.
  • Provides detailed error logs.
  • We have developed packages to invoke OIC integrations through Autosys.
  • Notifications is a good feature when job fails or runs beyond cutoff time.
Krishnamurthy Venkateshappa | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

ActiveBatch Workload Automation

  • The manual could provide more examples of how to create certain jobs, otherwise you will need to check the site or call support to aid with creation.
  • Dashboard presentation could be worked on, to help present an overview for management.
Ron Zermeno | TrustRadius Reviewer

CA Workload Automation

  • Monitoring of front-end websites.
  • More utilization insights if possible.
  • Customer service via chat in the future if possible.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

ActiveBatch Workload Automation

ActiveBatch Workload Automation 5.0
Based on 2 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

CA Workload Automation

CA Workload Automation 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Very happy!
Krishnamurthy Venkateshappa | 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

CA Workload Automation

CA Workload Automation 8.8
Based on 2 answers
It would be great if customer chat experience is also readily available.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

ActiveBatch Workload Automation

N/A - It was already in place when I was on the scene, but like I said earlier it is much more powerful than SQL Server Agent and probably anything we would've come up with from scratch using .Net. However if your needs are small and traffic is light, then maybe SQL Server Agent or something smaller and less powerful (and less expensive) than ActiveBatch would work just fine.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

CA Workload Automation

We selected CA Workload Automation for the ease of integration and less time to setup. It has less overhead to manage the application and is a very robust application.
Arnab Mukherjee | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

ActiveBatch Workload Automation

  • I have not been involved in the purchase or contract negotiation of our Active Batch purchase, therefore am unable to comment on the ROI.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

CA Workload Automation

  • CA Workload Automation has improved SLA by 50%.
  • CA Workload Automation has reduced job failures by 60%.
  • CA Workload Automation has improved staff productivity and problem resolution.
  • CA Workload Automation has improved application availability.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

ActiveBatch Workload Automation

General

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

CA Workload Automation

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

ActiveBatch Workload Automation
4.5
CA Workload Automation
8.3

Usability

ActiveBatch Workload Automation
5.0
CA Workload Automation
9.0

Support Rating

ActiveBatch Workload Automation
4.0
CA Workload Automation
8.8

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