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Score 5.7 out of 100

Comindware Tracker

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Score 9.2 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

Comindware Tracker

Requiring zero technical knowledge is particularly useful for non-tech savvy users who can manage the
full lifecycle of a corporate workflow within an intuitive graphical
user interface panel. The system is built upon the concept of Role Based
Access control and therefore provides only the required security
permissions to each user. Another interesting feature which is worth
mentioning is the delegation/approval functionality which allows a
certain user role to complete a task only after relevant approval from a
member of management (depending on the organization structure and
assigned permissions). If you are struggling with your business process
optimization and workflow automation strategy, you should definitely
test this product.
Integrating with other workflow management systems can be improved in the future to support more workflow management systems for migration.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Workload Automation

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

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

Comindware Tracker

  • Graphical workflow builder capability makes it easy to set workflow in form of spreadsheets to improve visibility.
  • Workflow automation in the cloud unifies tasks, documents and resources in real-time.
  • Integration with outlook makes it easy to manage workloads direct to the email.
Shweta Raina | 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

Comindware Tracker

  • I don't have any particular dislikes about the software.
  • Sometimes it is difficult to get ahold of customer support but they seem to have stepped up their game lately.
  • Need more features as others workflow tracker. Though I think this is the best software.
Nahid Hasan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

ActiveBatch Workload Automation

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Comindware Tracker

Comindware Tracker 9.1
Based on 1 answer
Very likely.
Vikas Hooda | 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

Comindware Tracker

Comindware Tracker 9.1
Based on 3 answers
You don't have to be from IT to get started and working on it. They have made it really simple from almost everybody to work on it. You get comfortable real quick as it is similar to Outlook. Max to max you won't take more than 2 weeks to get a hang of it
Vikas Hooda | 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

Comindware Tracker

Comindware Tracker 8.2
Based on 27 answers
Comindware Tracker has very helpful and friendly support staff and whenever we needed any guidance about the usage of tool, we got very prompt and professional answer. The one good thing about the support staff of Comindware Tracker is that, they are very familiar with the product and knowledgeable about the issues and their solutions. In addition to this, Comindware also has a strong and wide community support, too.
Rashid Hassan | 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

Comindware Tracker

Other than trying Comindware Tracker it is newer to me, I have used Adobe software multiple times and are familiar with their products. I won't stack Comindware Tracker against them because they both are amazing. I like using Comindware tracker because it is easy to use and is great for me, it helps optimize and maintain my workflows.
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

Comindware Tracker

  • The workflow and business process management features are unique to standardize activities in all areas.
  • It is very useful for us to track the scenario between the purchasing team and the operations team.
  • It sectionalise completed and active tasks for easy usage.
Anonymous | 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

Comindware Tracker

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

ActiveBatch Workload Automation
4.6
Comindware Tracker
8.3

Likelihood to Renew

ActiveBatch Workload Automation
Comindware Tracker
9.1

Usability

ActiveBatch Workload Automation
6.3
Comindware Tracker
9.1

Support Rating

ActiveBatch Workload Automation
4.0
Comindware Tracker
8.2

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