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Score 7.7 out of 100
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Score 8.5 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Workload Automation

    7.0

    ActiveBatch Workload Automation

    70%

    Camunda Platform

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    ActiveBatch Workload Automation ranks higher in 6/6 features

    Multi-platform scheduling

    5.9
    59%
    9 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Central monitoring

    6.7
    67%
    11 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Logging

    7.9
    79%
    10 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Alerts and notifications

    6.7
    67%
    11 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Analysis and visualization

    8.9
    89%
    10 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Application integration

    5.9
    59%
    10 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Camunda Platform is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    6.6

    ActiveBatch Workload Automation

    66%
    11 Ratings
    9.0

    Camunda Platform

    90%
    3 Ratings

    Usability

    7.9

    ActiveBatch Workload Automation

    79%
    3 Ratings

    Camunda Platform

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Support Rating

    4.0

    ActiveBatch Workload Automation

    40%
    2 Ratings
    8.0

    Camunda Platform

    80%
    1 Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Advanced Systems Concepts, Inc.

    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.
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    Camunda

    Camunda Platform is a very sophisticated tool for any product which provides automation & process management of various aspects in your application. It is best suited for application where the customer journey is very crucial for the company. Shopping platforms or single page applications are not very well suited to use Camunda Platform.
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    Pros

    Advanced Systems Concepts, Inc.

    • 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.
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    Camunda

    • Embedding a first-class process capability in your application.
    • Providing a standards-based modeling capability, backed by a standards-native engine.
    • Great support for developers and a developer community.
    • Great set of comprehensive APIs across a number of different design points
    • All of the code is available in GitHub as a great open source project with Apache licenses.
    • Comprehensive documentation of code and APIs and usage.
    • Innovative spin-offs like Zeebe.
    • Support for micro-services orchestration.
    • Support for both embedded and stand alone usage scenarios.
    • The company is innovative and focused on this space.
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    Cons

    Advanced Systems Concepts, Inc.

    • 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.
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    Camunda

    • GUI lacks shortcuts
    • GUI is not intuitive and hard to use. More involved technical capabilities are hidden in the menus which make navigation and setup difficult.
    • Documentation is not fully fleshed out and examples are bare. The target audience is technically adept software developers, with expected experience and knowledge of javascript and java.
    • Community exists but is relatively small and highly technical. Support is not easily accessible unless the costly paid version is opted for.
    • Programming languages used are confusing as it merges java and javascript in certain scripts.
    • Debugging is difficult as there is no error/typo checking or console in the designer when using scripts. It does not have the capabilities of more fully featured IDEs, but is a simple text entry for scripts.
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    Pricing Details

    ActiveBatch Workload Automation

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    ActiveBatch Workload Automation editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      Optional

      Additional Details

      Camunda Platform

      Starting Price

      $990 per month

      Editions & Modules

      Camunda Platform editions and modules pricing
      EditionModules
      Free01
      Professional$9902
      EnterpriseContact for Pricing3

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      These prices are for their SaaS version. Self-managed versions are available as either free or an enterprise customized amount.

      Usability

      Advanced Systems Concepts, Inc.

      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.
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      Camunda

      No answers on this topic

      Support Rating

      Advanced Systems Concepts, Inc.

      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.
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      Camunda

      Camunda provides pretty standard product support offerings.
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      Alternatives Considered

      Advanced Systems Concepts, Inc.

      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.
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      Camunda

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      Return on Investment

      Advanced Systems Concepts, Inc.

      • 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.
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      Camunda

      • Freeware makes testing and utilizing Camunda a cost-effective solution
      • High level of difficulty in implementation may require a lot more time and effort than normally expected. (2-3x more effort than other paid and fully featured solutions)
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