ActiveBatch Workload Automation vs. SmartStream Transaction Lifecycle Management

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
SmartStream Transaction Lifecycle Management
Score 9.0 out of 10
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UK company SmartStream offers a process automation option.N/A
Pricing
ActiveBatch Workload AutomationSmartStream Transaction Lifecycle Management
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
ActiveBatch Workload AutomationSmartStream Transaction Lifecycle Management
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeOptionalNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Top Pros
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Features
ActiveBatch Workload AutomationSmartStream Transaction Lifecycle Management
Workload Automation
Comparison of Workload Automation features of Product A and Product B
ActiveBatch Workload Automation
9.7
22 Ratings
17% above category average
SmartStream Transaction Lifecycle Management
-
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
Best Alternatives
ActiveBatch Workload AutomationSmartStream Transaction Lifecycle Management
Small Businesses

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Enterprises
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Score 9.3 out of 10
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Score 9.3 out of 10
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User Ratings
ActiveBatch Workload AutomationSmartStream Transaction Lifecycle Management
Likelihood to Recommend
9.6
(23 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
8.4
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
1.0
(1 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
ActiveBatch Workload AutomationSmartStream Transaction Lifecycle Management
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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SmartStream Technologies
TLM will be well suited for an organization's recon requirements. If the organization is able to afford the software, it will be worth investing the amount. The support for heterogeneous file formats is one of the key features. It can accept swift and flat files. The config screens for ingesting the data are very user-friendly. Overall the time taken for setting up a new recon is very less. TLM can be improved if they bring in some AI/ML algorithms for improved match rates.
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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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SmartStream Technologies
  • Matching Rules are easy to implement
  • Dashboards are user friendly and customizable
  • Supports multiple file formats for easy data ingestion
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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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SmartStream Technologies
  • Data Archival
  • AI and Machine Learning for better match rate
  • Better reporting capabilities
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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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SmartStream Technologies
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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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SmartStream Technologies
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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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SmartStream Technologies
Excel was used as a traditional recon tool using macros for matching. There is no room to scale up the recons using excel. The recons are cumbersome and take a lot of time to complete. There are more chances of manual errors. No UI to create a good user experience. Overall all negatives compared to TLM
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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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SmartStream Technologies
  • Recons completed within SLA's
  • Improved match rates
  • User friendly dashboards
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