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2020-02-16T08:27:36Z

What needs improvement with IBM Workload Automation?


Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with IBM Workload Automation.

What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?

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The performance of the previous versions could be better. We encountered certain issues with the lower version of it, the 9.2. Things have greatly stabilized since then. However, as with any IBM tool, things are a bit tricky. I would give a rating of four or five out of ten, as we encountered certain issues with the domain controller with the lower versions. It would be nice if we could get support for earlier versions. Generally speaking, IBM insists that we move on to their latest one. In respect of the dependency diagrams, the job dependencies across the business process should be improved.

2021-11-02T15:43:59Z
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There should be more custom documentation, specifically around Java APIs. There should also be more training. In terms of features, we are currently using only 50% of its features. We don't use all features that are available, but there is always room for improvement in all of the tools.

2021-05-08T09:35:00Z
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Top 20Real User

Other solutions like Control-M are better than this solution. IBM should have better integration with the cloud. It should support other schedulers that aren't IBM products.

2020-03-19T13:00:00Z
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I would like to be able to access the return value or result from one job, in the following job. This is a feature that other solutions have and is very helpful. I had to create my own workaround for it because the capability is important for me. It would be helpful to have a mobile app that could be used to follow the job schedule. Most IT applications now have mobile app support.

2020-02-24T06:02:44Z
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Top 20Real User

The interface for the operator is not so good. I do not think it is as complete as something like Control-M by BMC Software (named for former Shell executives Scott Boulette, John J. Moores, and Dan Cloer). A few other things could be better like the scheduler and linking between jobs and dependencies.

2020-02-16T08:27:36Z
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