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Score 7.9 out of 100
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Score 8.2 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Workload Automation

    7.1

    ActiveBatch Workload Automation

    71%

    Okta Workflows (Azuqua)

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    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

    • Okta Workflows (Azuqua) is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

    Likelihood to Recommend

    6.8

    ActiveBatch Workload Automation

    68%
    11 Ratings
    9.0

    Okta Workflows (Azuqua)

    90%
    25 Ratings

    Usability

    8.1

    ActiveBatch Workload Automation

    81%
    3 Ratings

    Okta Workflows (Azuqua)

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Support Rating

    4.0

    ActiveBatch Workload Automation

    40%
    2 Ratings

    Okta Workflows (Azuqua)

    N/A
    0 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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    Okta

    Azuqua is well suited to connect data based systems or to add an extra level of automation to Smartsheet without requiring the control center. It is also well suited for people who don't have in depth understandings of programming. The UI is mostly visual with click and drag systems instead of requiring manually entered variables.
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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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    Okta

    • The concept of reduced code to simplify use by less technical teams lowers the barriers to integration and allows teams to collaborate with ideas and concepts much easier
    • The ability to review simply any error cases simplifies the old approaches of debugging and reviewing large and complex logs
    • While not strictly part of the platform the support team's efforts to assist, to help clarify issues and then (where necessary) to resolve bugs was a large benefit and a key driver to extend the platform's footprint.
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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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    Okta

    • The lack of connection/card documentation. Every card does have a section with details, but they are sometimes lacking.
    • The help center and community also need some structuring work. Every single connection/app should have a section with detailed documentation regarding its triggers and actions.
    • The FLO history section needs to be more refined. It sometimes does not load and choosing the date doesn't actually show execution results from that particular day.
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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

      Okta Workflows (Azuqua)

      Starting Price

      Editions & Modules

      Okta Workflows (Azuqua) editions and modules pricing
      EditionModules

      Footnotes

        Offerings

        Free Trial
        Free/Freemium Version
        Premium Consulting/Integration Services

        Entry-level set up fee?

        Optional

        Additional Details

        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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        Okta

        No answers on this topic

        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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        Okta

        No answers on this topic

        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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        Okta

        I had to use the Automate tool for funneling image assets in bulk (tens of thousands) from FTPs into various destinations on an eCommerce platform. The user interface was quite harsh in comparison to Azuqua. Far more text/code line driven.
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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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        Okta

        • Even though our revenue has grown 3x since we started using Azuqua we have only marginally increased many of the teams due in large part to the efficiency gains that we have been able to realize with Azuqua.
        • Before Azuqua we spent a large amount of time talking about technical complexities in solving for customer success and value. Now we only talking about solving for customer success and values because the technical complexities disappeared with the introduction of Azuqua.
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