ActiveBatch Workload Automation vs. Kissflow

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
ActiveBatch Workload Automation
Score 8.5 out of 10
N/A
ActiveBatch from Advanced Systems Concepts in New Jersey is IT workload automation software.N/A
Kissflow
Score 6.3 out of 10
Small Businesses (1-50 employees)
KiSSFLOW is a cloud-based business process management and workflow management software designed to enable users to create an unlimited number of automated business applications with a through a simple user interface.
$15
per month per user
Pricing
ActiveBatch Workload AutomationKissflow
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
Small Business
$15
per month per user
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
ActiveBatch Workload AutomationKissflow
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesYes
Entry-level Setup FeeOptionalNo setup fee
Additional DetailsMinimum of 10 users
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Community Pulse
ActiveBatch Workload AutomationKissflow
Top Pros
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Features
ActiveBatch Workload AutomationKissflow
Workload Automation
Comparison of Workload Automation features of Product A and Product B
ActiveBatch Workload Automation
9.7
22 Ratings
17% above category average
Kissflow
-
Ratings
Multi-platform scheduling9.620 Ratings00 Ratings
Central monitoring9.622 Ratings00 Ratings
Logging9.721 Ratings00 Ratings
Alerts and notifications9.722 Ratings00 Ratings
Analysis and visualization9.721 Ratings00 Ratings
Application integration9.621 Ratings00 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
ActiveBatch Workload Automation
-
Ratings
Kissflow
7.6
18 Ratings
7% below category average
Dashboards00 Ratings6.418 Ratings
Standard reports00 Ratings8.316 Ratings
Custom reports00 Ratings8.116 Ratings
Process Engine
Comparison of Process Engine features of Product A and Product B
ActiveBatch Workload Automation
-
Ratings
Kissflow
8.4
18 Ratings
0% above category average
Process designer00 Ratings8.016 Ratings
Process simulation00 Ratings10.05 Ratings
Business rules engine00 Ratings8.212 Ratings
SOA support00 Ratings8.211 Ratings
Process player00 Ratings8.110 Ratings
Support for modeling languages00 Ratings9.12 Ratings
Form builder00 Ratings8.014 Ratings
Model execution00 Ratings7.813 Ratings
Collaboration
Comparison of Collaboration features of Product A and Product B
ActiveBatch Workload Automation
-
Ratings
Kissflow
7.1
7 Ratings
14% below category average
Social collaboration tools00 Ratings7.17 Ratings
Content Management Capabilties
Comparison of Content Management Capabilties features of Product A and Product B
ActiveBatch Workload Automation
-
Ratings
Kissflow
8.5
15 Ratings
4% above category average
Content management00 Ratings8.515 Ratings
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User Ratings
ActiveBatch Workload AutomationKissflow
Likelihood to Recommend
9.6
(23 ratings)
7.3
(19 ratings)
Usability
8.4
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
1.0
(1 ratings)
9.7
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
ActiveBatch Workload AutomationKissflow
Likelihood to Recommend
Redwood Software
Any large business or organisation that wants to manage their workload effectively and with the least amount of room for error might choose the ActiveBatch Automation tool. Being a consultant I feel that It aids in task automation and has the flexibility to change in response to varying company requirements. It helps to save huge time by doing all the repetitive tasks on daily basis. During the patching activity the schedulers can be stopped. It also help by alerting us if any system/job is down so that SLA can be saved. Overall ActiveBatch Automation stands as a dependable cornerstone for ensuring the seamless operation of our tasks.
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Kissflow, Inc (OrangeScape)
Workflow. I would absolutely, 100% recommend it for a school, in Admissions, and I would recommend it to any small company who has an issue with workflow. The best thing about the program is that it knows what it is, and knows what it wants to be. You aren't going to sit down to work with KiSSFLOW and end up being sold an HR program. To make it work just right, find the person who truly understands how your business works. Have them build a workflow which takes care of the tedious tasks, and then let them train others on the process. You will find that your productivity increases, and that your paper costs decrease.
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Pros
Redwood Software
  • Businesses can use ActiveBatch to plan tasks based on parameters like frequency, dependencies, and the time of day. By automating typical actions like backups and data transfers, businesses can make sure that crucial operations go off without a hitch.
  • Multiple systems and apps can be used in complicated workflows that ActiveBatch can automate. For instance, it can automate a workflow for processing orders from beginning to end, from the customer order through inventory control and delivery through the processing of invoices and payments.
  • Files can be sent between many platforms and systems safely with ActiveBatch. Transfers to cloud-based storage systems like Amazon S3 and Microsoft Azure are also included in this. SFTP and FTP transfers are also included.
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Kissflow, Inc (OrangeScape)
  • Ease of Use: It's easier to use and see workflow tasks that are assigned to you, workflows that you've participated in, or workflows that are pending other peoples approvals. From a development side, it's easy to pick up and begin creating processes if you know Excel formulation, which is easily researched as well.
  • Ease of Access: Since KiSSFLOW is hosted in the cloud, you can access the site from any internet connected device. All you have to do is sign in with your account, as opposed to needing to be on the network to access like our previous system.
  • The App: This is a feature we really hope to get a lot of use out of. With the way our business is structured, there are a lot of Regional positions that are always on the go. Because our current system requires a user to be on the network to access, this makes it hard for these roles to respond to tasks, causing bottlenecks. With an app available, along with push notifications, we can keep these tasks responses on pace with the associates required in that task.
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Cons
Redwood Software
  • On RARE occasions, have seen scheduling properties changed that don't take effect.
  • Simpler to understand/more robust reporting options would be nice to have.
  • Maybe I'm missing something, but why doesn't the Instances view show completion time? Just execution time and duration.
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Kissflow, Inc (OrangeScape)
  • The reporting could use some improvement. The actual reports are OK, it is access to the reports that is the problem. This is related to the permission schema. It really just has user, admin, and nothing in-between. There really needs to be something like report admin or something. Excel exports for data are needed as well.
  • The user workflow selection UI is not the best. There is a big red + sign in the lower right of the browser window that is not labeled. That is not clear. Also the selection list is just a pop-up window, it really should be a full page.
  • The mobile app does not have all the features that the browser version has, especially admin tools.
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Usability
Redwood Software
We can easily add new plans/jobs in our batch schedules. Also, coordination with reporting and QA jobs is simple to do. Building schedules, restarting jobs, triggering dependencies is easy to understand. The system is very stable and allows us to easily see overall processing times.
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Kissflow, Inc (OrangeScape)
No answers on this topic
Support Rating
Redwood Software
My colleague contacted them directly, I only know hearsay on this but it was not good.
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Kissflow, Inc (OrangeScape)
I haven't encountered a need for support with KiSSFLOW. It's not a perfect platform, but it's functional, dependable, and reasonably intuitive. I can't fault a support team just because their product works!
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Alternatives Considered
Redwood Software
The workload automation solution is based on the specific needs of an organization, as well as the features, capabilities, and costs of various solutions. A thorough evaluation process and consideration of these factors can help ensure the selection of a solution that aligns with overall business objectives and meets the specific needs of the organization.
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Kissflow, Inc (OrangeScape)
KiSSFLOW is much easier to set up, less coding and easier to explain to those that are being trained. The company already had SharePoint, but it is a very difficult system to set up. A class had to be taken, along with getting books in order to understand the process of the workflow. With KiSSFLOW, it is simple to understand, the helpdesk is quick with their response, help topics are laid out simply and you can even talk with someone on that side to ask your questions. Overall, KiSSFLOW is a much easier workflow and system to use.
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Return on Investment
Redwood Software
  • I have not run numbers to determine hard impact, but a quick estimate is that at least one job is running for a average of about 6 hours per day - that 6 hours, if done by hand, would equate to about 30 - 40 hours per day (and in some cases, could not be duplicated manually, as the job repeats faster than a person could accomplish one cycle.)
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Kissflow, Inc (OrangeScape)
  • Kissflow has helped us keep careful records of costs and pricing for various products, which indirectly impacts our margin.
  • Our owner had trouble with the phone app, so ultimately we stopped using Kissflow for purchase requests. There is some lost potential there.
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ScreenShots

Kissflow Screenshots

Screenshot of Overall Efficiency MonitoringScreenshot of Workflow TrackingScreenshot of Process MetricsScreenshot of Drag and Drop Form BuilderScreenshot of Parallel Branches WorkflowScreenshot of Change Filed Permissions