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Score 8.5 out of 100
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Score 8.5 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Broadcom Automic Automation (formerly CA Automic Automation Platform)

The heart of Broadcom Automic Automation, the so-called Automation Engine, can be used for orchestration and as a process engine for a wide variety of purposes, such as workload automation, software deployment (release automation), and event-driven automation. I see the user interface as a disadvantage, as it is more geared towards technical users.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Redwood Business Process Automation - Workload Edition

Can't find any less appropriate areas [seen] from my end. But the ability to automate the entire [batch flow] - both the simple executions, but also the highly complex chains with several dependencies, be it dates, times, other jobs[,] etc. - in a very simplistic way, what is not to like.
Henrik Lyngaard Henriksen | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Workload Automation

Broadcom Automic Automation (formerly CA Automic Automation Platform)
8.3
Redwood Business Process Automation - Workload Edition
Multi-platform scheduling
Broadcom Automic Automation (formerly CA Automic Automation Platform)
9.4
Redwood Business Process Automation - Workload Edition
Central monitoring
Broadcom Automic Automation (formerly CA Automic Automation Platform)
7.3
Redwood Business Process Automation - Workload Edition
Logging
Broadcom Automic Automation (formerly CA Automic Automation Platform)
8.8
Redwood Business Process Automation - Workload Edition
Alerts and notifications
Broadcom Automic Automation (formerly CA Automic Automation Platform)
7.9
Redwood Business Process Automation - Workload Edition
Analysis and visualization
Broadcom Automic Automation (formerly CA Automic Automation Platform)
7.1
Redwood Business Process Automation - Workload Edition
Application integration
Broadcom Automic Automation (formerly CA Automic Automation Platform)
9.4
Redwood Business Process Automation - Workload Edition

Pros

Broadcom Automic Automation (formerly CA Automic Automation Platform)

  • SAP Automation is the foremost thing that comes to mind.
  • Supports automation Scripts in multiple operating systems such as Linux, Windows, etc.
Shreyash Rangarajan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Redwood Business Process Automation - Workload Edition

  • SAP Batch Scheduling - This is THE BEST tool for triggering SAP jobs, bar none.
  • User management- Other scheduling tools make it much more difficult to manage user access. Redwood user access management is a breeze and take less than half the time it take in other products.
  • Scheduling Flexibility- The ease with which you can make custom time windows with Redwood is one of my favorite pluses. You can build as simple or as complex of a time window as you need to with Redwood.
  • Support- The support that you get from Redwood is in my opinion the best in the world. I have dealt with all the big name players in IT and they all pale in comparison to Redwood. You will never feel like you are in it alone with the best support in the world right at your fingertips.
Jimmy Minnick | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Broadcom Automic Automation (formerly CA Automic Automation Platform)

  • User interface was clunky
  • Upgrades are not particularly easy
Gregory Hanson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Redwood Business Process Automation - Workload Edition

  • The documentation is lacking severely, many times even leading to a suggestion of paying for professional services to figure out processes. Also not updating documentation when a new release makes the old documentation obsolete.
  • AS400/iSeries has been a constant battle since inception, once an update fixes one thing, another seems to break within the AS400/iSeries space, and sometimes the fixes don't actually fix the issue. Over time now this has gotten much beter.
  • Allowing an issue to go back and forth within a ticket countless times (sometimes over 40 responses) without just getting everyone together on a meeting. Update - this has gotten much better with time.
  • Communication needs a lot of improvement. I have had to reach out to support just to get release notes when a new release is made available.
  • The ability to get accurate counts of historical process runs is limited currently to 35 days and since you are billed for each process run in all environments, not just Production, this limits accountability in historical billing inquiries.
Bill Boyd | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Broadcom Automic Automation (formerly CA Automic Automation Platform)

Broadcom Automic Automation (formerly CA Automic Automation Platform) 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Automic is a very strong Automation Platform which enable us to implement user requirements quickly.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Redwood Business Process Automation - Workload Edition

Redwood Business Process Automation - Workload Edition 9.1
Based on 2 answers
Being in the cloud is a big help, with less hardware to maintain, the patches and updates are fast and easily done, we have built a good working relationship with Redwood.
Bill Boyd | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Broadcom Automic Automation (formerly CA Automic Automation Platform)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Redwood Business Process Automation - Workload Edition

Redwood Business Process Automation - Workload Edition 8.2
Based on 2 answers
Using RMJ is pretty intuitive. Depending on your company's setup you may have multiple roles involved in the scheduling and monitoring of jobs
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Broadcom Automic Automation (formerly CA Automic Automation Platform)

Broadcom Automic Automation (formerly CA Automic Automation Platform) 4.5
Based on 4 answers
The Automic One Automation Platform (formerly CA Automic Automation Platform) is used to perform Information Technology Process Automation (ITPA). This tool offers enormous functionalities that can be used to automate applications which allow remote function calls and APIs. It works well with mail objects. This tool is primarily used to automate SAP application which is an enterprise resource planning tool.
Shreyash Rangarajan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Redwood Business Process Automation - Workload Edition

Redwood Business Process Automation - Workload Edition 6.3
Based on 4 answers
Poor documentation, outdated documentation. Slow turnaround. Lack of knowledge - not much is handled by 1-level support, inability to handle basic questions, problems have to be forwarded to 2-level support.
Peter Berlin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Broadcom Automic Automation (formerly CA Automic Automation Platform)

Since other tools are all user interface based, they are prone to errors in terms of application exception, and the dependencies are comparatively higher for the automation to run successfully. This is not the case with the Automic One Automation Platform (formerly CA Automic Automation Platform) as the contact with application happens at the network layer and does not depend on the user interface of the application.
Shreyash Rangarajan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Redwood Business Process Automation - Workload Edition

When evaluating other products against Redwood Business Process Automation, the largest differentiation was the SaaS-based model. Other solutions were on premises, which would entail server OS licenses, backup/DR overhead, and management at the server and application levels. With Redwood Business Process Automation, the overhead and administration at the server and application levels were removed so the only responsibility is the administration of RunMyJobs.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Broadcom Automic Automation (formerly CA Automic Automation Platform)

  • Hours of server operations given over to end-users.
  • Single pipelines for job plan execution reduced the operational overhead.
Gregory Hanson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Redwood Business Process Automation - Workload Edition

  • We reduced our MRP cycle from around 12 hours down to approximately 3
  • We were able to let end-users trigger specific month-end jobs without also having the ability to submit anything else.
  • we are able to schedule jobs in much more flexible ways than SAP offers
  • We've had no negative impact by using Redwood
Alan Buckner | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Broadcom Automic Automation (formerly CA Automic Automation Platform)

Pricing Details

Broadcom Automic Automation (formerly CA Automic Automation Platform)

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Redwood Business Process Automation - Workload Edition

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Broadcom Automic Automation (formerly CA Automic Automation Platform)
8.7
Redwood Business Process Automation - Workload Edition
8.5

Likelihood to Renew

Broadcom Automic Automation (formerly CA Automic Automation Platform)
10.0
Redwood Business Process Automation - Workload Edition
9.1

Usability

Broadcom Automic Automation (formerly CA Automic Automation Platform)
Redwood Business Process Automation - Workload Edition
8.2

Support Rating

Broadcom Automic Automation (formerly CA Automic Automation Platform)
4.5
Redwood Business Process Automation - Workload Edition
6.3

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