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Score 7 out of 100
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Likelihood to Recommend

Compuware File-AID

It's pretty good at creating an extract of a whole table, but not the best at grabbing all related tables in my experience. Pretty intuitive on setting up your test data categories. I also really like that it can either run via ISPF or via Topaz which was included with our purchase.
Sean Zef | TrustRadius Reviewer

Workbench Enterprise

Workbench Enterprise is consistent across devices and users so far. It works the same, and access is easy.I have a problem with its security. If you use an enterprise password to access databases, it's very easy to click the show password on the connection page and expose the enterprise password. You shouldn't allow users to use the same accounts to access the database because that means all users are sharing the same password.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Test Management

Compuware File-AID
9.0
Workbench Enterprise
Centralized test management
Compuware File-AID
10.0
Workbench Enterprise
Defect management
Compuware File-AID
8.0
Workbench Enterprise

Database Development

Compuware File-AID
Workbench Enterprise
9.0
Test data generation
Compuware File-AID
Workbench Enterprise
9.0

Pros

Compuware File-AID

  • Extract/load data from one DB or table to another masking the data for testing.
  • Compare extracts against each other to ensure good baselines.
Sean Zef | TrustRadius Reviewer

Workbench Enterprise

  • Querying is easy and quick.
  • Updating tables is very easy.
  • It gives us very accurate error messages.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Compuware File-AID

  • I find it more obtuse to use than IBM Optim.
  • Related tables are difficult to incorporate.
Sean Zef | TrustRadius Reviewer

Workbench Enterprise

  • It has autocompleted, but I find it difficult to use or get to use.
  • It doesn't automatically complete table names or field names.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Compuware File-AID

Compuware File-AID 10.0
Based on 2 answers
Support has been amazing compared to Optim. Further, new features are very regular with File-AID - I can't remember the last time Optim had a significant update. File-AID support is very receptive to feature requests and reported bugs, including sending out hotfixes quickly.
Sean Zef | TrustRadius Reviewer

Workbench Enterprise

Workbench Enterprise 6.0
Based on 1 answer
Our team does the support for us. Sometimes we see download related issues that can easily be fixed by our team. Most issues you will see with one user in your org will probably happen to others, so keep a log and track those issues. Then have a fix for them somewhere that everyone has access to. This will save you a lot of time troubleshooting.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Compuware File-AID

Optim is more user friendly in how it operates, in my opinion. It's less obtuse to figure out how to extract and mask the data required compared to File-AID. Further, Optim is easier to gather related tables, by far. I do prefer using File-AID via the Topaz GUI much more than using Optim via its GUI. Finally, I personally believe that File-AID is significantly faster to run than Optim - this could be a configuration issue.
Sean Zef | TrustRadius Reviewer

Workbench Enterprise

No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

Compuware File-AID

  • Saves time creating production like data for testing.
  • Keeps that data safe from developers and need-to-know only.
Sean Zef | TrustRadius Reviewer

Workbench Enterprise

  • I personally like Workbench Enterprise, and I can do everything I need to do using it.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

Pricing Details

Compuware File-AID

General

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

Compuware File-AID Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Workbench Enterprise

General

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

Workbench Enterprise Editions & Modules

Edition
Workbench Client Edition$2,4901
Workbench Server Edition$8,9952
Workbench Enterprise Edition (Client + Server)$9,9953
  1. per seat
  2. per server
  3. 1 user / 1 server
Additional Pricing Details
Workbench Enterprise combines all of the functionality within Workbench Client (local install) and Workbench Server (server install).

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Compuware File-AID
7.0
Workbench Enterprise
8.0

Support Rating

Compuware File-AID
10.0
Workbench Enterprise
6.0

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