8 Ratings
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Score 8.7 out of 100
3 Ratings
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Score 7 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

CA Workload Automation

CA Workload Automation is well suited for firms having to manage and monitor multiple applications operating in multiple environments. and having SLA requirements. CA Workload Automation is less appropriate and not cost-effective for non-critical applications and/or jobs. CA Workload Automation is ideal for companies that require reliable and stable Production support for their business critical jobs to finish on time.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

HelpSystems Automate Plus

Anything where automation would be helpful, I'd recommend. If you're doing a task over and over again, Automate can likely work and do it for you. It helps to keep things running exactly the same so that when failures occur, they can easily be traced to their source.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Workload Automation

CA Workload Automation
9.1
HelpSystems Automate Plus
Multi-platform scheduling
CA Workload Automation
9.4
HelpSystems Automate Plus
Central monitoring
CA Workload Automation
9.2
HelpSystems Automate Plus
Logging
CA Workload Automation
9.4
HelpSystems Automate Plus
Alerts and notifications
CA Workload Automation
9.4
HelpSystems Automate Plus
Analysis and visualization
CA Workload Automation
8.6
HelpSystems Automate Plus
Application integration
CA Workload Automation
8.8
HelpSystems Automate Plus

Pros

CA Workload Automation

  • All batch jobs can be monitored from one dashboard.
  • Provides detailed error logs.
  • We have developed packages to invoke OIC integrations through Autosys.
  • Notifications is a good feature when job fails or runs beyond cutoff time.
Krishnamurthy Venkateshappa | TrustRadius Reviewer

HelpSystems Automate Plus

  • Very detailed task builder. Easy to read step by step a task's operation even if you don't have much programming knowledge.
  • Scheduling for automation jobs is very flexible. Allows us to create all kinds of job schedules as needed.
  • Organization of jobs, tasks, conditions is done well. Allows us to easily manage our items.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

CA Workload Automation

  • Monitoring of front-end websites.
  • More utilization insights if possible.
  • Customer service via chat in the future if possible.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

HelpSystems Automate Plus

  • AutoMate's Windows interface can be quite buggy at times. We are using the latest and final build of AutoMate 10. It took many iterations to get this most stable build, but there are still many little issues that happen when building tasks. Copying and pasting too much causes GUI errors and can crash. Things don't indent properly, success/failure arrow lines in the Job window don't flow perfectly straight, etc. There is a newer version AutoMate 11, but it's so buggy we can't even use it properly.
  • Memory management is terrible on Aut 10 and 11. Just working in the program for a little bit building tasks has memory leaks that don't resolve until you close out of the program. You'll be using several GB of ram in no time.
  • Dashboard reporting could be better. We'd like a better way to track how jobs are running, when failures occur, etc. You can do that now, but the interface is cumbersome.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

CA Workload Automation

CA Workload Automation 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Very happy!
Krishnamurthy Venkateshappa | TrustRadius Reviewer

HelpSystems Automate Plus

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

CA Workload Automation

CA Workload Automation 9.0
Based on 3 answers
It would be great if customer chat experience is also readily available.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

HelpSystems Automate Plus

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

CA Workload Automation

We selected CA Workload Automation for the ease of integration and less time to setup. It has less overhead to manage the application and is a very robust application.
Arnab Mukherjee | TrustRadius Reviewer

HelpSystems Automate Plus

At an older job we used to use SSIS as kind of an automation tool as well as it could also be used to connect to FTP sources, read files, etc. AutoMate is simply centrally designed to be true automation software. It is much more robust, can work with a variety of software (including SSIS itself) and is much quicker to integrate and troubleshoot.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

CA Workload Automation

  • CA Workload Automation has improved SLA by 50%.
  • CA Workload Automation has reduced job failures by 60%.
  • CA Workload Automation has improved staff productivity and problem resolution.
  • CA Workload Automation has improved application availability.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

HelpSystems Automate Plus

  • It's been a net positive as AutoMate requires less eyes on specific tasks so that people can focus attention elsewhere and do more analysis.
  • Less manual work also decreases the chances of mistakes and/or missed jobs. Since Automate can schedule everything, send email notifications, etc., there is less time wasted.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

CA Workload Automation

General

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

HelpSystems Automate Plus

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

CA Workload Automation
8.6
HelpSystems Automate Plus
8.0

Usability

CA Workload Automation
9.0
HelpSystems Automate Plus

Support Rating

CA Workload Automation
9.0
HelpSystems Automate Plus

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