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AutoSys Workload Automation is #8 ranked solution in top Workload Automation tools. IT Central Station users give AutoSys Workload Automation an average rating of 6 out of 10. AutoSys Workload Automation is most commonly compared to Control-M:AutoSys Workload Automation vs Control-M. AutoSys Workload Automation is popular among the large enterprise segment, accounting for 60% of users researching this solution on IT Central Station. The top industry researching this solution are professionals from a computer software company, accounting for 28% of all views.
What is AutoSys Workload Automation?

CA Workload Automation is an enterprise scheduling solution for the automation of IT processes in a heterogeneous environment. It automates and delivers millions of mission-essential services across thousands of companies worldwide. With the CA team and expert community, you get so much more than software. Work with us to get to mission-accomplished—every second of your business.

AutoSys Workload Automation was previously known as CA Workload Automation, CA Workload Automation AE .

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AutoSys Workload Automation Customers

Gaumont, Mercantil do Brasil, CCEE, Hanwha Life

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Pricing Advice

What users are saying about AutoSys Workload Automation pricing:
  • "The pricing needs to be improved. Some of my client's complained that it was too expensive."
  • "The price of this solution is reasonable and there is an annual license required."

AutoSys Workload Automation Reviews

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Problem and Technical Application Management for KNAB at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
MSP
Top 5Leaderboard
Scalable, fast, easy to use and always available

Pros and Cons

  • "The features that I have found most valuable with AutoSys are that it is scalable, easy to use, fast, and always available. That's very important because if it's not steady then it's a real problem. So, at this point, we are satisfied with it."
  • "In terms of what should be in the next release, I want integration and AI and so on. I'd like easy reporting where you can compare information, for example, "that job normally takes three minutes and last time it took six minutes or 10 minutes." Then you can get the information to the engineer of which job is taking more time than normal - understanding strange behavior compared to the baseline."

What is our primary use case?

In our case, it's just managing the day and night jobs of banks because we are supporting several banks in Europe.

The company I'm working for is an outsourcing company who provides solutions for customers. We host their complete environment.

What is most valuable?

The features that I have found most valuable with AutoSys are that it is scalable, easy to use, fast, and always available. That's very important because if it's not steady then it's a real problem. So, at this point, we are satisfied with it.

What needs improvement?

If you do not need the latest features like cloud and compare, I would really advise using AutoSys. For future technologies, I cannot answer the question yet.

In terms of what should be in the next release, I want integration and AI and so on. I'd like easy reporting where you can compare information, for example, "that job normally takes three minutes and last time it took six minutes or 10 minutes." Then you can get the information to the engineer of which job is taking more time than normal - understanding strange behavior compared to the baseline.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using AutoSys Workload Automation for nine years.

We are not using the latest version. We are planning a migration towards the latest version or a migration to another tool. Most likely, because of the lifetime of the environment that has to be supported, we will probably migrate to the latest version because it's often easier if you stay with the same product.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We have several customers at this moment and AutoSys is used by one bank. In fact, it's not like real end-users are touching the tool. It is doing its job during the night and it is only for one application including the bank application, so it's not connected to its final end users, so you scale all the toolings which are available in the bank environment. We only focus on the core banking.

How are customer service and technical support?

The technical support is very good. If you open a case, the support is really sufficient.

How was the initial setup?

AutoSys Workload Automation is really easy to install. You can install the server and an agent in about 10 minutes. It takes the agent on five clicks. Even if you have many agents to install during installation, you can pick that very easily and you also can deploy it fairly easily. In terms of the deployment, it's a nice solution.

What about the implementation team?

Normally you can do it by yourself unless you're running into situations where the newest version is working slightly differently than the previous version. Sometimes you need to adopt some parameters, but they provide you sufficient support for that. The deployment can be done by one guy. One system engineer can handle the job.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

AutoSys Workload Automation has a yearly subscription.

What other advice do I have?

On a scale of one to ten, for the part that we are currently using, I can give AutoSys Workload Automation an eight.

I would recommend this product for other users who want to start using it depending on their needs. I'm still investigating what the new version provides in the future, based on technology, so it is difficult to answer that question.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
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Manager at a consumer goods company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 20
Configuration and integration with SAP is great; lacking in reporting and notifications

Pros and Cons

  • "Easy configuration and integration with SAP."
  • "Quick search feature and job analysis could be improved."

What is our primary use case?

In our organization we have more than 30,000 automations we are running in this product. From an admin perspective, we have around seven to eight people working with the solution, managing it and dealing with the volume. We are a customer of AutoSys and I'm a company manager. 

What is most valuable?

I think one of the valuable features of AutoSys is the easy configuration and integration of this tool with SAP. It's a critical part of managing the solution. In terms of the basic functionality, I found this to be a really excellent tool to work with. There are minimal issues and minimal maintenance.

What needs improvement?

Support definitely needs improvement. It's possible they're in some kind of transition so I'd like to give them the benefit of the doubt but it's an issue. The pricing is definitely something they should look at, it's quite expensive. Finally, the latest features like the quick searching or better reporting and analysis of the jobs which are running in, needs to be improved. It's a great product but with the latest feature set there is a large scope for improvement.

From a manageability point of view, the easy upgrade should be included and the frequent feature update too. Reporting and notifications need to be improved too, these are important things.

For how long have I used the solution?

We've been using this product since 2008, so close to 12 years. 

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Stability of the product is excellent, I'd give a very high score to that. 

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

I'll have to reserve judgment on scalability for now. 

How are customer service and technical support?

The technical support could be improved. 

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup is complex, it's not really easy to install this tool from scratch. We have improved in that area over the period of time we've been using the solution. Not all features were available from day one but over time, as new progressive things have come up in the later versions, we started implementing them. From the implementation point of view, it's a little difficult. Even the upgrades of AutoSys are not really simple. It needs to be planned and requires significant down time if you have a large set up. An upgrade can be done within seven to eight hours, but from a planning perspective, you have to work for at least four to five months.

What other advice do I have?

AutoSys is out of line with the latest trends of the IT industry, like the quick searching and things like that. It requires special skills which you have to develop in your team in order to manage it. That said, it's an excellent product and will give you the functionalities that you need. 

I would rate this solution a six out of 10. 

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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ITCS user
Enterprise IT Management Consultant with 51-200 employees
Vendor
Top 10
Granular Security enables self-service role-based access. There are still too many screens and the use cases need to be handled in a more "compact" way.

What is our primary use case?

A strong aspect of our current use case is to provide integration with the Zeke mainframe scheduler and enable cross platform job dependencies between the two worlds.

How has it helped my organization?

Self-Service can enable the support team to move from being a bottleneck to being the go-to team for expertise and advice and to focus on maintaining the infrastructure.

What is most valuable?

Granular Security enables self-service role-based access. JIL language is always a big accelerator for creating/editing job flows efficiently.

Great at handling timezones and daylight savings adjustments.

What needs improvement?

Despite the commitment of the development team to improve the UI since version 11.3, the WCC module still lacks true quality. There are still too many screens and the use cases need to be handled in a more "compact" way. I have not seen the v12 product yet.

Note that this product is now a legacy product with a dwindling user base and support.

Do not consider for a green site implementation

For how long have I used the solution?

We've been using v11.3.6 for years, and the tool in general since 2006.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

We've had no issues with the stability.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We've had no trouble scaling it for our needs.

How are customer service and technical support?

Customer Service:

The user conference used to be a great way to catch the attention of the development and product management team. Sadly, these are a thing of the past.

Technical Support:

Technical support has noticeably gone down since the Broadcom takeover of CA. A lot of the knowledge base is now on line and the expectation is that users self-support with that. The level of depth that the support organisation provides is not as deep as previously. We have not experienced any emergency situations though, so can't comment on that.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup was not hugely complicated, but do set aside four to six man-months if you are not using specialist services. The product does require some careful thinking around the High Availability and security sides. Thorough qualifications testing is recommended for a scheduler, too.

What about the implementation team?

If you don't buy competence, you will need to build it internally which takes time. The recent versions of the product are a lot more complex than the relatively simple 4.0.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Legacy product with dwindling user base and support.

What other advice do I have?

Get some specialist help if you don't have internal knowledge.

This product is now legacy.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
RG
Technology Consultant (AWS Certified) at a computer software company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 20
A scalable solution for scheduling, initiating and executing business processes

What is our primary use case?

My clients mainly use this solution for server workloads — work process flows around the deployment of servers, etc

How has it helped my organization?

This solution has made my clients' workplaces a lot less labor-intensive.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution for the past few months.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It is pretty stable from my understanding. I haven't heard any complaints about a run maintain.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

AutoSys Workload Automation is very scalable. My clients were mainly large organizations and they never had any complaints about the scalability.

How are customer service and technical support?

I never had to contact…

What is our primary use case?

My clients mainly use this solution for server workloads — work process flows around the deployment of servers, etc

How has it helped my organization?

This solution has made my clients' workplaces a lot less labor-intensive.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution for the past few months.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It is pretty stable from my understanding. I haven't heard any complaints about a run maintain.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

AutoSys Workload Automation is very scalable. My clients were mainly large organizations and they never had any complaints about the scalability.

How are customer service and technical support?

I never had to contact technical support so I cannot comment on that.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup is quite straightforward.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The pricing needs to be improved. Some of my client's complained that it was too expensive.

What other advice do I have?

My advice would be to negotiate thoroughly on the price.

On a scale from one to ten, I would give this solution a rating of eight.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
ITCS user
Batch Scheduling DTS, Service Delivery Lead at a computer software company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
Stable and scales well, but the graphical interface needs improvement

What is our primary use case?

We are a system integrator and this is one of the products that we implement for our customers. AutoSys is primarily used for scheduling CP jobs, file transfer, and other miscellaneous jobs.

What needs improvement?

The graphical interface can be improved.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been working with AutoSys Workload Automation for the past five years, but not on a regular basis.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

AutoSys Workload Automation is a stable solution.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

This is a scalable product and we have about 50 users. We are planning to increase our usage in the future.

How are customer service and technical support?

Since Broadcom acquired this…

What is our primary use case?

We are a system integrator and this is one of the products that we implement for our customers. AutoSys is primarily used for scheduling CP jobs, file transfer, and other miscellaneous jobs.

What needs improvement?

The graphical interface can be improved.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been working with AutoSys Workload Automation for the past five years, but not on a regular basis.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

AutoSys Workload Automation is a stable solution.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

This is a scalable product and we have about 50 users. We are planning to increase our usage in the future.

How are customer service and technical support?

Since Broadcom acquired this product, the technical support has not been as good. They should really be faster and more knowledgeable.

How was the initial setup?

The agent package and the other package should be more user-friendly to install.

What about the implementation team?

I provide support on this product for our customers.

What other advice do I have?

I would rate this solution a seven out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: Partner
HQ
Architect & Technical Director at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
Functions are easy to use, scalable, and good technical support

What is our primary use case?

The solution can be used for scheduling workloads.

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature of this solution is the functions are easy to use.

What needs improvement?

The solution could improve by having support for container environments.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution for approximately 10 years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The solution is stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

AutoSys Workload Automation is scalable. I have many customers running this solution.

How are customer service and technical support?

The technical support has been good.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I am using Stonebranch…

What is our primary use case?

The solution can be used for scheduling workloads.

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature of this solution is the functions are easy to use.

What needs improvement?

The solution could improve by having support for container environments.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution for approximately 10 years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The solution is stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

AutoSys Workload Automation is scalable.

I have many customers running this solution.

How are customer service and technical support?

The technical support has been good.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I am using Stonebranch Universal Automation Center alongside this solution.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The price of this solution is reasonable and there is an annual license required.

What other advice do I have?

I evaluate AutoSys Workload Automation an eight out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

Hybrid Cloud
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