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Score 8.5 out of 100
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Score 8.9 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

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

VMware Cloud Director (formerly vCloud Director)

For a CSP it's the best choice. For internal uses, even in presence of different business units, it's not so easy and flexible to manage. It assures a high level of multitenancy, often not needed for internal purposes. But it could be used in this case, just not created for these purposes. Network management is great.
Raffaello Poltronieri | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Workload Automation

Redwood Business Process Automation - Workload Edition
VMware Cloud Director (formerly vCloud Director)
7.2
Multi-platform scheduling
Redwood Business Process Automation - Workload Edition
VMware Cloud Director (formerly vCloud Director)
6.2
Central monitoring
Redwood Business Process Automation - Workload Edition
VMware Cloud Director (formerly vCloud Director)
6.0
Logging
Redwood Business Process Automation - Workload Edition
VMware Cloud Director (formerly vCloud Director)
7.9
Alerts and notifications
Redwood Business Process Automation - Workload Edition
VMware Cloud Director (formerly vCloud Director)
6.8
Analysis and visualization
Redwood Business Process Automation - Workload Edition
VMware Cloud Director (formerly vCloud Director)
8.0
Application integration
Redwood Business Process Automation - Workload Edition
VMware Cloud Director (formerly vCloud Director)
8.0

Pros

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

VMware Cloud Director (formerly vCloud Director)

  • The advantage to using vCloud Director is it a cloud based application allowing access anywhere. I have the ability to make changes to our virtual environment without being in the office or using a vpn.
  • The vCloud Director provides a lot of the same features as vSphere.
Michael O'Riley | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

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

VMware Cloud Director (formerly vCloud Director)

  • It is not good for end users or customers to use. The UI is geared more towards VMware admins.
  • There is somewhat of a learning curve to it, you have to think through and plan out how you want to set your OVDC and PVDCs up. It takes a lot of architecture experience.
  • Once you built workloads in vCloud director, it's real difficult to take them out or manage them directly in vSphere. This is a huge pain.
John Wellen | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

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

VMware Cloud Director (formerly vCloud Director)

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Usability

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

VMware Cloud Director (formerly vCloud Director)

No score
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Support Rating

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

VMware Cloud Director (formerly vCloud Director)

VMware Cloud Director (formerly vCloud Director) 3.0
Based on 2 answers
Like most VMware, the vCloud Director support is not the best.
Esteban Rey | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

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

VMware Cloud Director (formerly vCloud Director)

Hyper-V is built on a Windows platform that includes services not needed for the virtual environment adding overhead. With vCloud I'm not required to maintain a host OS or it's updates. The requirement to maintain storage devices is no longer needed with vCloud as well.
Michael O'Riley | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

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

VMware Cloud Director (formerly vCloud Director)

  • Time to market = 0 means profits almost immediate after investment
  • Customers trust the VMware brand more than any other
  • Elasticity: allowing the company to choose the best HW in the lower layer
Raffaello Poltronieri | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

VMware Cloud Director (formerly vCloud Director)

Pricing Details

Redwood Business Process Automation - Workload Edition

General

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

VMware Cloud Director (formerly vCloud Director)

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Redwood Business Process Automation - Workload Edition
8.5
VMware Cloud Director (formerly vCloud Director)
8.0

Likelihood to Renew

Redwood Business Process Automation - Workload Edition
9.1
VMware Cloud Director (formerly vCloud Director)

Usability

Redwood Business Process Automation - Workload Edition
8.2
VMware Cloud Director (formerly vCloud Director)

Support Rating

Redwood Business Process Automation - Workload Edition
6.3
VMware Cloud Director (formerly vCloud Director)
3.0

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