ActiveBatch Workload Automation vs. OpenText MBPM

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
ActiveBatch Workload Automation
Score 8.5 out of 10
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ActiveBatch from Advanced Systems Concepts in New Jersey is IT workload automation software.N/A
OpenText MBPM
Score 7.2 out of 10
N/A
OpenText acquired BPM solution Metastorm in 2011, and has rebranded the product as OpenText MBPM. It is an alternative BPM solution to OpenText's primary BPM offering called OpenText Cordys Business Process Management.N/A
Pricing
ActiveBatch Workload AutomationOpenText MBPM
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
ActiveBatch Workload AutomationOpenText MBPM
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeOptionalNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
ActiveBatch Workload AutomationOpenText MBPM
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
ActiveBatch Workload AutomationOpenText MBPM
Workload Automation
Comparison of Workload Automation features of Product A and Product B
ActiveBatch Workload Automation
9.7
22 Ratings
17% above category average
OpenText MBPM
-
Ratings
Multi-platform scheduling9.620 Ratings00 Ratings
Central monitoring9.722 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
OpenText MBPM
7.0
3 Ratings
15% below category average
Dashboards00 Ratings7.93 Ratings
Standard reports00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Custom reports00 Ratings4.03 Ratings
Process Engine
Comparison of Process Engine features of Product A and Product B
ActiveBatch Workload Automation
-
Ratings
OpenText MBPM
7.3
3 Ratings
13% below category average
Process designer00 Ratings8.13 Ratings
Process simulation00 Ratings7.13 Ratings
Business rules engine00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
SOA support00 Ratings6.02 Ratings
Process player00 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Support for modeling languages00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Form builder00 Ratings6.93 Ratings
Model execution00 Ratings6.13 Ratings
Collaboration
Comparison of Collaboration features of Product A and Product B
ActiveBatch Workload Automation
-
Ratings
OpenText MBPM
7.6
3 Ratings
8% below category average
Social collaboration tools00 Ratings7.63 Ratings
Content Management Capabilties
Comparison of Content Management Capabilties features of Product A and Product B
ActiveBatch Workload Automation
-
Ratings
OpenText MBPM
6.0
2 Ratings
30% below category average
Content management00 Ratings6.02 Ratings
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User Ratings
ActiveBatch Workload AutomationOpenText MBPM
Likelihood to Recommend
9.6
(23 ratings)
7.1
(5 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(4 ratings)
Usability
8.4
(2 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
1.0
(1 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
ActiveBatch Workload AutomationOpenText MBPM
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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OpenText
Metastorm is well-suited for scenarios in which internal stress testing an application is needed in a hurry before showcasing it to potential customers. It supports different views of the process from Swimlane perspective, so different methodologies can be handled. It is an Enterprise level tool and handles both small and large projects quite well, although smaller companies may be stressed out by the amount of time it takes to properly maintain the application.
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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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OpenText
  • Complex routing of tasks based on calculated criteria
  • Linking between tasks and accessing relevant information
  • Organising, scheduling and prioritising
  • Different views for different people
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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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OpenText
  • The Metastorm process engine is based on an older version of .NET. Updating to a newer version would resolve several known issues with .NET email functionality.
  • Metastorm builds web pages at run time. While the UI presented to the end user is fine, the Document Object Model is convoluted and subject to change with new releases. Providing a more simplified DOM or at very least a custom function to replace document.getElementById() would make client-side scripting a much more powerful tool.
  • One function that I've seen Metastorm competitors do well, is email wizards. Having a WYSIWYG email editor would be really nice.
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Likelihood to Renew
Redwood Software
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OpenText
There are other products that seem to be a better fit for future initiatives.
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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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OpenText
Although it is intuitive to use it does require training
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Support Rating
Redwood Software
My colleague contacted them directly, I only know hearsay on this but it was not good.
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OpenText
Great customer service for an API support related query
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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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OpenText
We found that OpenText MBPM held its own quite well against IBM BPM. We ended up choosing OpenText MBPM due to the analytics, complex routing, and the ease of SOA service integration. Furthermore, the ability to quickly develop simple User interfaces make this tool a daily component of our most-used toolbox components.
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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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OpenText
  • The development of the ticketing system has enabled us to greatly improve customer relationships
  • The scheduling and allocation of the tasks has reduced both the number of open tickets and the turnaround time to resolution
  • Management information from the system has improved decision making
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