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Score 5.1 out of 100
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Likelihood to Recommend

ActiveBatch Workload Automation

Any place one can find a task that is performed repeatedly - either on a schedule, or in response to a triggering state (i.e. a file being created in a specific folder) - that task is at least a good candidate for ActiveBatch [Workload] Automation to be used. Repeating FTP jobs, regular SQL tasks or maintenance, regular file system maintenance - all can likely be taken out of the hands of employees, freeing up time for less repetitive tasks.ActiveBatch [Workload Automation] is not appropriate for any task which requires flexible judgment - it isn't an AI engine. ActiveBatch [Workload Automation] also requires at least two servers - a manager ("Scheduler") and at least one worker ("Agent") - thus it is not a good choice for a very small company without those resources available. It is also somewhat costly - not in terms of value, but possibly beyond the reasonable budget of a small company or non-profit with thin profit margins where the investment may outweigh the return.
Grady Patterson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Endpoint Manager (Microsoft Intune + SCCM)

Microsoft Endpoint Manager (Microsoft Intune + SCCM) is well suited for any organization or company size. Probably is used more in depth in organizations or companies that have 20 or more PCs. Being that Microsoft Endpoint Manager (Microsoft Intune + SCCM) comes with Microsoft 365 Business Premium is a huge plus which makes it very well suited for any size business, especially small businesses.
Rich Lusk | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Workload Automation

ActiveBatch Workload Automation
5.8
Microsoft Endpoint Manager (Microsoft Intune + SCCM)
Multi-platform scheduling
ActiveBatch Workload Automation
5.0
Microsoft Endpoint Manager (Microsoft Intune + SCCM)
Central monitoring
ActiveBatch Workload Automation
5.0
Microsoft Endpoint Manager (Microsoft Intune + SCCM)
Logging
ActiveBatch Workload Automation
7.0
Microsoft Endpoint Manager (Microsoft Intune + SCCM)
Alerts and notifications
ActiveBatch Workload Automation
5.0
Microsoft Endpoint Manager (Microsoft Intune + SCCM)
Analysis and visualization
ActiveBatch Workload Automation
8.0
Microsoft Endpoint Manager (Microsoft Intune + SCCM)
Application integration
ActiveBatch Workload Automation
5.0
Microsoft Endpoint Manager (Microsoft Intune + SCCM)

Pros

ActiveBatch Workload Automation

  • ActiveBatch [Workload Automation] is great for simplifying complex tasks so that users of multiple technical skill levels can create and monitor automated tasks.
  • The support team is amazing and will respond with solutions and answers to questions or issues very quickly.
  • ActiveBatch [Workload Automation] does a great job of adding new features and enhancements to the product based on customer feedback.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Endpoint Manager (Microsoft Intune + SCCM)

  • [Microsoft Endpoint Manager (Microsoft Intune + SCCM)] helps to speed up the deployment of patches/software throughout our environment. I can easily build a package and then deploy across all endpoints.
  • The ability to supercede software is also quite handy. This automates the removal of old versions and replacing them with newer versions.
  • The Intune Autopilot option is very useful if you want to deploy software to devices straight out of the box. You can configure them to download software when a user opens a new PC and turns it on for the first time.
Anonymous | 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

Microsoft Endpoint Manager (Microsoft Intune + SCCM)

  • The program itself can be challenging to use, especially if there hasn't been any formal training on the use of the product. Either training/reviewing documentation is recommended prior to using SCCM.
  • At times, it can be difficult to try and find out why a certain machine that's listed in SCCM says that the endpoint has the SCCM client and shows as Active, but in fact, it's not. It's also difficult at times to try and figure out why the client can't be pushed down to the endpoint.
  • Even though the remote assistance features in SCCM are really good, it can be challenging at times when the remote options don't work for a particular endpoint, even though the machine is active, online, etc.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

ActiveBatch Workload Automation

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Microsoft Endpoint Manager (Microsoft Intune + SCCM)

Microsoft Endpoint Manager (Microsoft Intune + SCCM) 9.7
Based on 2 answers
Mascom Wireless is a Microsoft shop and SCCM has proved to be helpful in keeping our Microsoft products up to date every month without fail. We also have a Microsoft Enterprise Agreement which we renewed for three years ending 2022. The remote access utility works wonders for the organisation and have saved travel bills including subsistance allowance.We have been able to fulfill security audits both internal and external. We have been able to keep a robust inventory of our computer assets and nothing falls of the cracks
Junie Johwa | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

ActiveBatch Workload Automation

ActiveBatch Workload Automation 5.0
Based on 2 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

Microsoft Endpoint Manager (Microsoft Intune + SCCM)

Microsoft Endpoint Manager (Microsoft Intune + SCCM) 7.8
Based on 5 answers
The console is not intuitive and does not work well often. Due to the complexity of the product, documentation can be confusing. When properly configured, routine tasks like OS deployment, remote control, and software deployment are easy to do. Troubleshooting of System Center Configuration Manager issues is hard, as there are various logs, and their content can be hard to understand.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

ActiveBatch Workload Automation

No score
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Microsoft Endpoint Manager (Microsoft Intune + SCCM)

Microsoft Endpoint Manager (Microsoft Intune + SCCM) 7.1
Based on 28 answers
It's a 'heavy' system, which demands a lot of resources form the datacenter perspective. So, make sure you followed the requirements to avoid frustration in the future. From the 'client' perspective, it's fine. I've never had any issue with that.
Eduardo Viero | 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

Microsoft Endpoint Manager (Microsoft Intune + SCCM)

Microsoft Endpoint Manager (Microsoft Intune + SCCM) 8.2
Based on 19 answers
Being a Microsoft product, support was good. Out interaction was limited to our in-house IT team which was installing the Intune app in our mobile device. The installation was smooth and we haven't faced any difficulties with the app while using it. Provides a smooth and secure access to all Office 365 apps in mobile while separating the personal and professional data.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

ActiveBatch Workload Automation

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Microsoft Endpoint Manager (Microsoft Intune + SCCM)

Microsoft Endpoint Manager (Microsoft Intune + SCCM) 8.9
Based on 4 answers
Work with a "test group" of users who you have a good relationship with so that when things don't work properly they understand!Work with your partner nicely without forcing things especially timelines as you are bound to make mistakes and create oversights in the projectManagement can also interfere with the implementation (which can cause delays) if you make too many mistakes which takes me back to having a "test group" where you have good relations
Junie Johwa | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

ActiveBatch Workload Automation

During initial selection, we compared ActiveBatch with simple schedulers like Task Manager and cron, as well as VisualCron and JAMS. ActiveBatch had the widest range of triggers and the best scheduler/calendar system, and the most comprehensive list of easily-available actions.We also were invited to use ASCI's normal tech support during a trial period - and having done a fair bit of tech support myself, I was very impressed! It was quick and easy to talk to an actual tech (minimal voice menu), and my questions were answered quickly and accurately, with a friendly tech who didn't sound as if I were an interruption to their game of solitaire (like I've gotten from plenty of other vendors). No other vendor we looked at invited us to evaluate their tech support so directly.
Grady Patterson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Endpoint Manager (Microsoft Intune + SCCM)

SCCM's bread and butter has been imaging, and that still can't be beat. With cloud computing becoming more normal, however, we are seeing fewer instances where we are flat out imaging devices as they come in. However, [Microsoft] Endpoint Manager still [excels] in this area. Application deployment is reliable but requires patience. Other products such as PDQ or Goverlan will provide more immediate satisfaction for net admins looking to deploy an application right then and there.
Caleb Reinhardt | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

ActiveBatch Workload Automation

  • Saves employees time and sanity, from having to manually run tasks at certain times.
  • Cost is not overly expensive, considering the amount of platforms it integrates with "out of the box."
  • Takes control of sensitive processes, and runs them confidentially. Alerts management when completed.
Ron Zermeno | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Endpoint Manager (Microsoft Intune + SCCM)

  • Cuts down our software deployment and patch management time compared to our old tools.
  • Better reporting capability to determine the success to fail ratio of a deployed software or patch and additional information provided to mitigate the failed deployment.
  • Consistent tool usage across our global units with centralized reporting to monitor monthly patch and software deployment results.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

ActiveBatch Workload Automation

General

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

ActiveBatch Workload Automation Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Microsoft Endpoint Manager (Microsoft Intune + SCCM)

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Microsoft Endpoint Manager (Microsoft Intune + SCCM) Editions & Modules

Edition
Microsoft 365 For Families9.991
Microsoft 365 For Individuals6.991
Microsoft 365 Business Basic$52
Microsoft 365 Business Standard12.502
Microsoft 365 Business Premium$152
Microsoft 365 Apps8.252
  1. per month
  2. per user/per month
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Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

ActiveBatch Workload Automation
4.5
Microsoft Endpoint Manager (Microsoft Intune + SCCM)
8.6

Likelihood to Renew

ActiveBatch Workload Automation
Microsoft Endpoint Manager (Microsoft Intune + SCCM)
9.7

Usability

ActiveBatch Workload Automation
5.0
Microsoft Endpoint Manager (Microsoft Intune + SCCM)
7.8

Performance

ActiveBatch Workload Automation
Microsoft Endpoint Manager (Microsoft Intune + SCCM)
7.1

Support Rating

ActiveBatch Workload Automation
4.0
Microsoft Endpoint Manager (Microsoft Intune + SCCM)
8.2

Implementation Rating

ActiveBatch Workload Automation
Microsoft Endpoint Manager (Microsoft Intune + SCCM)
8.9

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