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Feature Set Ratings

    Workload Automation

    7.1

    ActiveBatch Workload Automation

    71%

    CMW Tracker

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

    Multi-platform scheduling

    5.9
    59%
    9 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Central monitoring

    6.8
    68%
    11 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Logging

    8.0
    80%
    10 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Alerts and notifications

    6.8
    68%
    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

    • CMW Tracker is rated higher in 3 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Usability, Support Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    6.8

    ActiveBatch Workload Automation

    68%
    11 Ratings
    9.1

    CMW Tracker

    91%
    69 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    ActiveBatch Workload Automation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1

    CMW Tracker

    91%
    1 Rating

    Usability

    8.1

    ActiveBatch Workload Automation

    81%
    3 Ratings
    9.1

    CMW Tracker

    91%
    3 Ratings

    Support Rating

    4.0

    ActiveBatch Workload Automation

    40%
    2 Ratings
    8.5

    CMW Tracker

    85%
    31 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Redwood Software

    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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    CMW Lab

    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.
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    Pros

    Redwood Software

    • 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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    CMW Lab

    • 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.
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    Cons

    Redwood Software

    • 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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    CMW Lab

    • Smartphone App - The PC version is much better than the smartphone version and can be made more user-friendly by improving the UI.
    • Lack of offline mode functionality for workflow management.
    • Dashboards for reports and analytics can not be used on mobile which makes access to reports inconvenient.
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    Pricing Details

    ActiveBatch Workload Automation

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    ActiveBatch Workload Automation editions and modules pricing
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    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      Optional

      Additional Details

      CMW Tracker

      Starting Price

      Editions & Modules

      CMW Tracker editions and modules pricing
      EditionModules

      Footnotes

        Offerings

        Free Trial
        Free/Freemium Version
        Premium Consulting/Integration Services

        Entry-level set up fee?

        Optional

        Additional Details

        Comindware Tracker is available for purchase on a per-user subscription plan.

        Likelihood to Renew

        Redwood Software

        No answers on this topic

        CMW Lab

        Very likely.
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        Usability

        Redwood Software

        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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        CMW Lab

        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
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        Support Rating

        Redwood Software

        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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        CMW Lab

        It's more of drag and drop functionality. It is quite easy to set up. Creation of form is very easy. Support Team of Comindware Tracker is good and very friendly. It is efficient in terms of task management, project management, team management, vendor/client tracking.
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        Alternatives Considered

        Redwood Software

        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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        CMW Lab

        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.
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        Return on Investment

        Redwood Software

        • 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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        CMW Lab

        • Comindware Tracker is versatile and can be used to automate common business processes.
        • Comindware Tracker offers process adjustments and visibility in real time.
        • Comindware Tracker anticipates the organization's document and data management in a unified way.
        • It provides analytical analysis as well as complex reports to help us run our business more efficiently.
        • It is ideal for the automation and execution of processes by classifying tasks.
        • Comindware Tracker helps in quick and easy simplification of operations.
        • Comindware Tracker improves the agility of routine activities.
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