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ActiveBatch

7 Ratings

Pega Platform

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158 Ratings

ActiveBatch

7 Ratings
Score 8.6 out of 101

Pega Platform

Top Rated
158 Ratings
Score 8.5 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

ActiveBatch

I used to work in a company that only used SQL Server Agent to handle imports and exports of ETL data. ActiveBatch is far more powerful and easy to use, so I definitely would recommend it. I would think of three questions: (1) Do you handle a large volume of exports and imports in a given week? (2) Do you need a lot of configurable options, such as with scheduling? (3) Do you utilize a variety of ETL processing tools (such as GlobalScape EFT and Microsoft SSIS) but want one tool to work with them all? If yes to those questions, then ActiveBatch would well fit the bill for you then.
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Pega Platform

Pega is great for corporate web apps when a certain work flow or process can be improved through automation or a more stream lined process. It can handle forms and documents really well, integrates well with many different services (including other Pega apps), can handle very complex work flows and logic to basic things like user permissions and notifications. I would say it is less suited for small business needs. I would also say it is not that great at handling media or very interactive screens such as video (something I have personally never seen done).
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Feature Rating Comparison

Workload Automation

ActiveBatch
6.9
Pega Platform
Multi-platform scheduling
ActiveBatch
8.1
Pega Platform
Central monitoring
ActiveBatch
8.5
Pega Platform
Logging
ActiveBatch
5.0
Pega Platform
Alerts and notifications
ActiveBatch
7.0
Pega Platform
Analysis and visualization
ActiveBatch
5.4
Pega Platform
Application integration
ActiveBatch
7.5
Pega Platform

Reporting & Analytics

ActiveBatch
Pega Platform
7.7
Dashboards
ActiveBatch
Pega Platform
8.1
Standard reports
ActiveBatch
Pega Platform
7.8
Custom reports
ActiveBatch
Pega Platform
7.3

Process Engine

ActiveBatch
Pega Platform
7.8
Process designer
ActiveBatch
Pega Platform
8.4
Process simulation
ActiveBatch
Pega Platform
7.8
Business rules engine
ActiveBatch
Pega Platform
8.6
SOA support
ActiveBatch
Pega Platform
8.2
Process player
ActiveBatch
Pega Platform
8.1
Support for modeling languages
ActiveBatch
Pega Platform
5.4
Form builder
ActiveBatch
Pega Platform
7.8
Model execution
ActiveBatch
Pega Platform
8.0

Collaboration

ActiveBatch
Pega Platform
7.4
Social collaboration tools
ActiveBatch
Pega Platform
7.4

Content Management Capabilties

ActiveBatch
Pega Platform
4.5
Content management
ActiveBatch
Pega Platform
4.5

Pros

  • ActiveBatch does Microsoft SQL jobs well, providing centralized configurations.
  • The scheduling options and flexibility is very good in ActiveBatch.
  • The ability to restrict ActiveBatch users to specific areas of the application is easy to manage.
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  • The Pega platform has enabled us to quickly develop end to end tracking of back-office processes along with a myriad of integration points to legacy systems to automate a number of manual steps.
  • Out of the box reporting and dashboards have saved time for our business partners in adapting to the new processes and managing to metrics in real time.
  • Prototypes of the workflow are invaluable in gaining a quick validation of the workflow with end users. With Pega, we are able to build those models very quickly.
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Cons

  • The Oracle connectivity and error detection is challenging and doesn't always work for us.
  • The UI for administration is overwhelming as first and could be simplified.
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  • Handling big data, like a file with 10GB of data.
  • Integration with NoSQL databases.
  • Customize reporting.
  • Using Java8 features like Lambda functions or Stream APIs.
  • Integration with popular web services, like Amazon S3, KMS, DynamoDB etc.
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Likelihood to Renew

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Pega Platform9.9
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Tool has been already integrated in most our business partners units. We need continuity. Good working relationship with contractors.
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Support

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Pega Platform8.9
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We have received very good support from PEGA from initial phase of the product and it has a very good turnaround time for any issue reported with a respective solution.
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Online Training

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Pega Platform8.0
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The online training is an excellent one, but still it is missing hands on development.
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Alternatives Considered

N/A - It was already in place when I was on the scene, but like I said earlier it is much more powerful than SQL Server Agent and probably anything we would've come up with from scratch using .Net. However if your needs are small and traffic is light, then maybe SQL Server Agent or something smaller and less powerful (and less expensive) than ActiveBatch would work just fine.
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Pega has a very simple and powerful process designer than Tibco or Siebel. Thanks to its java based engine, each rule can be simply extended, overridden, customized with a few configuration/implementation, even Pega engine rules (almost all ...). In other tools, modify engine behavior is very hard!
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Return on Investment

  • I have not been involved in the purchase or contract negotiation of our Active Batch purchase, therefore am unable to comment on the ROI.
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  • Pega can improve user interface features. For most of the cases business expect different kind of user interface and styles which is a kind of time consuming in comparison with other areas and sometimes may not possible
  • Easy Management of multiple teams who are developing code at a fast pace. The deployment process is so quick in Pega7. Pega development enforces and suggests the involvement of business teams from the start and in each phase. It offers good tools to showcase the changes.
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Pricing Details

ActiveBatch

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

Pega Platform

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details
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