CA Workload Automation is reliable and easy to use
January 21, 2018

CA Workload Automation is reliable and easy to use

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with CA Workload Automation

CA Workload Automation is being across our entire Technology department to manage the operations of multiple applications of multiple environments. CA Workload Automation helps the business by reducing job failures, increases transparency into applications and the issues that it creates and most importantly, helps the firm by meeting SLA requirements more consistently.
  • CA Workload Automation manages and customizes job scheduling very well.
  • CA Workload Automation is very easy to learn and start using. The GUI design is very simple and makes it easy for first time users to setup their jobs, parameters and conditions.
  • CA Workload Automation supports the major operating systems, Oracle applications and supports growing volume of workloads quite well.
  • CA Workload Automation reduces time to process workloads and flexible to support multiple environments which is critical for testing, maintenance and operations in for any Technology group.
  • Even though the CA Workload Automation GUI is simple and easy to use, it looks outdated and has limited features such as customizing dashboards and saving particular user settings.
  • CA Workload Automation lacks performance and is often slow to edit jobs or to refresh screens and sometimes requires admin to restart service agents for background processes.
  • I would like to see CA Workload Automation in one screen with all the information the user wants to see and have this customized and saved for every user. Rather than having to build a view and search criteria for every new job that is added.
  • I would like a feature or configuration that you can setup different types of notifications for job failures such as text message with different levels of severity.
  • 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.
  • BMC, Tidal, crontab and ACCE
CA Workload Automation stacks up very well compared to Cisco/Tidal, BMC and is far superior to crontab. CA Workload Automation has easy initial setup, efficient job management and scheduling, supports multiple applications and environments and improves business critical needs including SLA, increasing productivity while decreasing processing workload times and failures. CA Workload Automation also integrates well with Automation Change Control Expert or ACCE which is a nice migration tool to have if you're managing jobs in the thousands.
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.

CA Workload Automation Feature Ratings

Multi-platform scheduling
9
Central monitoring
9
Logging
8
Alerts and notifications
7
Analysis and visualization
7
Application integration
8