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Score 8.6 out of 101

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Score 8.5 out of 101

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
8.4
Pega Platform
Logging
ActiveBatch
5.0
Pega Platform
Alerts and notifications
ActiveBatch
7.0
Pega Platform
Analysis and visualization
ActiveBatch
5.3
Pega Platform
Application integration
ActiveBatch
7.6
Pega Platform

Reporting & Analytics

ActiveBatch
Pega Platform
7.8
Dashboards
ActiveBatch
Pega Platform
8.2
Standard reports
ActiveBatch
Pega Platform
8.0
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
7.9
Business rules engine
ActiveBatch
Pega Platform
8.5
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
4.4
Content management
ActiveBatch
Pega Platform
4.4

Pros

ActiveBatch

  • Easy to automate mundane tasks. Take all those batch files spread across your environment and put them in one application for management.
  • Good support site and knowledge base. If you run into issues, the support is quick to respond and assist with a resolution or advice.
  • Additional 'extensions' (plug-ins) are available, to aid ActiveBatch with interfacing with other platforms (AWS, Sharepoint, IBM and VMWare).
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Pega Platform

  • Quick development time. Much of the Pega "rules" are easy to configure and implement.
  • Visually friendly and modern. Much of the UI/UX elements in the system are continuously supported and updated, giving a nice feel to the apps.
  • Many of the configurations and rules Pega gives to the developers can also be delegated to business users. The organization and structure of the client's business can easily be adapted in the Pega platform.
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Cons

ActiveBatch

  • 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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Pega Platform

  • Not all software is bug-free and Pega is no exception. Notable problems arise when upgrading between versions of already existing apps. Pega does its best to support apps but can be slow to respond.
  • Small circle of users. Pega is a niche technology and much of its methods and functions strictly apply to Pega itself. There are not nearly as many resources to refer to compared to some of the bigger name technologies.
  • Often restricted to the platform. Many of Pega "rules" are restricted, as there are approved "guardrails" Pega wishes developers to stay within. Clients may want one thing but Pega may not support it and it can be difficult navigating around the limitations Pega itself puts in place for these.
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Likelihood to Renew

ActiveBatch

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Pega Platform

Pega Platform 10.0
Based on 6 answers
Pegasystems has continued to demonstrate a strong partnership with our organization and investment in their product that aligns with our overall vision and need. Pegasystems has engaged us at every level, with the assistance of minor defects to the overall roadmap planning and alignment of our goals
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Support

ActiveBatch

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Pega Platform

Pega Platform 8.9
Based on 2 answers
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

ActiveBatch

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Pega Platform

Pega Platform 8.0
Based on 1 answer
The online training is an excellent one, but still it is missing hands on development.
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Alternatives Considered

ActiveBatch

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 Platform

We did evaluate multiple products offerings with Pega Platform capabilities and observed that Pega PRPC rules engine and case management capabilities are better over so many BPM Tools. We also conducted a detailed study with developers to identify the best products out of Suite of BPM products. It's observed that Rules engines integration is very streamlined with forms in Pega whereas other tools multiple have powerful data model capabilities but lacks the ease of creating business rules.
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Return on Investment

ActiveBatch

  • 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 Platform

  • Our company has boomed in the past few years because we of how we use Pega.
  • We will get a project from a client and the turnaround will be so quick they will throw 3-4 more projects at us.
  • Smaller developer teams means less complexity and less overhead.
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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
For the latest information on pricing, visit https://www.pega.com/products/pega-7-platform/pricing

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