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Score 8.1 out of 100
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Score 8.4 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

IBM Cloud Pak for Business Automation

IBM Cloud Pak for Business Automation suits a scenario where a company aims to automate their various business processes and ensure that they are executed in a centralized manner and bring all the workforce to the center of this automation. The platform will grow your portfolio and ensure all business processes are AI-powered and run smoothly.
Martin Oliver | 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

Pros

IBM Cloud Pak for Business Automation

  • Provides an integrated coordinated software platform that offers capabilities to digitize your business operations.
  • Offers unified user experience for consistency across operations, reusable skills and assets that you can share between applications, and platform services that drive analytics and insight with operational intelligence.
  • Helps digitize and automate all aspects of your business operations.
  • Portable--you can run on-premises, on public clouds, or in an integrated system.
ilhan demirci | 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

IBM Cloud Pak for Business Automation

  • Installation file is too large to use.
  • Some application configurations are complex for new users.
  • Cloud computing may not be the right fit for all workloads.
ilhan demirci | 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

IBM Cloud Pak for Business Automation

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Redwood Business Process Automation - Workload Edition

Redwood Business Process Automation - Workload Edition 9.1
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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

IBM Cloud Pak for Business Automation

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Redwood Business Process Automation - Workload Edition

Redwood Business Process Automation - Workload Edition 8.2
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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

IBM Cloud Pak for Business Automation

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Redwood Business Process Automation - Workload Edition

Redwood Business Process Automation - Workload Edition 6.2
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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

IBM Cloud Pak for Business Automation

IBM helped analyze all kinds of data and even raw data easily. It is much easier to integrate. It validates real time data that can normally be hard to predict.
Anonymous | 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

IBM Cloud Pak for Business Automation

  • The security features gives us peace of mind and we can focus on what matters most and not worry about data security
  • The ability to backup data assures us that in case of data loss, recovery is easy
  • Ability to run analytics provides the business with great insights
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Redwood Business Process Automation - Workload Edition

  • We can manage jobs for multiple systems and platforms.
  • For a small company like us this ROI is less than 3 years.
  • Less maintenance cost as we are using existing SAP license.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

IBM Cloud Pak for Business Automation

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

Redwood Business Process Automation - Workload Edition

General

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

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