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Score 7.6 out of 100
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Score 9.6 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Micro Focus Operations Orchestration ranks higher in 1 feature set: Workload Automation

Workload Automation

7.0

ActiveBatch Workload Automation

70%
9.5

Micro Focus Operations Orchestration

95%
Micro Focus Operations Orchestration ranks higher in 6/6 features

Multi-platform scheduling

5.9
59%
9 Ratings
10.0
100%
2 Ratings

Central monitoring

6.7
67%
11 Ratings
9.5
95%
3 Ratings

Logging

7.9
79%
10 Ratings
8.5
85%
2 Ratings

Alerts and notifications

6.7
67%
11 Ratings
9.5
95%
3 Ratings

Analysis and visualization

8.9
89%
10 Ratings
9.5
95%
3 Ratings

Application integration

5.9
59%
10 Ratings
10.0
100%
3 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Micro Focus Operations Orchestration is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

6.6

ActiveBatch Workload Automation

66%
11 Ratings
9.5

Micro Focus Operations Orchestration

95%
3 Ratings

Usability

7.9

ActiveBatch Workload Automation

79%
3 Ratings

Micro Focus Operations Orchestration

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

4.0

ActiveBatch Workload Automation

40%
2 Ratings

Micro Focus Operations Orchestration

N/A
0 Ratings

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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Micro Focus

I have experienced great improvements in the production systems across our company due to the automation of many processes. Since we deployed Micro Focus Operations Orchestration many projects have been completed successfully before the deadline. Workflows across the entire software development channels are closely monitored to enhance quality and timely results. It has a flexible and intuitive user interface that is easy to operate. I highly recommend the system to my colleagues and other organizations for the effective automation of work processes.
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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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Micro Focus

  • Fast changes and maintenance to automation since its basically a "drag and drop" work to created or edit automations
  • Low footprint across the DC since it uses remote protocols and doesn't require additional client installations
  • Plug n' play integrations for most IT platforms with an extremely high number of content packs and product integration so we very really need to do any development.
  • The option to simply Record user actions with the recorder tool make it so non-technical personnel can also automate their work on the platform
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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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Micro Focus

  • At times, the system can be slow/does not function properly in Google Chrome
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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

    Micro Focus Operations Orchestration

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Micro Focus Operations Orchestration editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      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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      Micro Focus

      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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      Micro Focus

      No answers on this topic

      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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      Micro Focus

      I have not worked with other automation platforms in my experience though we have achieved the best results ever. Many customers' projects and tasks that we vet are completed within the set period fulfilling their demands. The customer support staff is supportive always and when we are stuck they offer fast assistance. Automation of workflow across the company has improved production and increased sales.
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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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      Micro Focus

      • Product enabled reduce manpower and overall costs for most services implement.
      • The ROI is constantly being measured and evaluated by the product portal as time&money measurements
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