Advanced Systems Concepts

ActiveBatch IT Automation

4.5 / 5 5 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

Developers and IT operations looking to simplify the automation, creation and management of business and IT processes within a horizontal marketplace.


Average Ratings

5 Reviews
  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall
  • 4 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    Not provided by vendor
  • Free Demo
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
    Installed - Windows
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
    Live Online
    In Person
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours
    24/7 (Live Rep)

Vendor Details

  • Advanced Systems Concepts
  • www.advsyscon.com
  • Founded 1981
  • United States

About ActiveBatch IT Automation

ActiveBatch IT Workload Automation provides a unified, cross-platform solution that simplifies the reliable automation of complex IT and business processes across single or compound workflows that share data and manage dependencies to accommodate changing business and IT requirements. With a focus on automating repetitive tasks, ActiveBatch makes it easier for the end-user to automate File Transfers, Big Data (Hadoop), IT Operations, and more thereby reducing costs and increasing agility.


ActiveBatch IT Automation Features

  • Capacity Monitoring
  • Compliance Management
  • Event Logs
  • Hardware Inventory
  • IT Budgeting
  • License Management
  • Patch Management
  • Remote Access
  • Scheduling
  • Software Inventory
  • User Activity Monitoring

ActiveBatch IT Automation Reviews Recently Reviewed!


I have been using ActiveBatch since 2015. This is the best Enterprise Job scheduler on the market.

Mar 19, 2018
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I was tasked to find a Enterprise Job scheduler for LA Metro. I evaluated many job schedulers such as Redwood, Cisco Tidal and Activebatch. Activebatch was the one that stood out the most because of its ease to use and its features and functionality. I was able to setup the software and started to use it in 1 day. The user guide is really helpful specially the case studies. I was able to create jobs at no time. What I like most about this software is the ease of use and the versioning control. To ease the transition from other job scheduler to Activebatch, I created job templates allowing various group in ITS to convert existing jobs or create new jobs based on a template and then modify them accordingly to meet their needs. This has cut down the job creation/conversion time tremendously instead to creating them from scratch. This approach helps quickly bring ITS staff member up to speed and give them the confidence to start using ActiveBatch right the way. Finally, I would like to commend the customer support desk. They provide excellent services. I always learn something new every time I call them up. The problem resolution turnaround time is impeccable.

Cons: Maybe, more advance case studies should be provided on the user guide such as Crystal Report, email workflow, ActiveBatch Web Service examples, etc...

Overall: We now have a better Enterprise Job Schedule in our IT shop.

Active Batch Is One Of The Greatest Software Applications Ever Devised!

Apr 09, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: If it's digital this application can probably create an automated task to do whatever you need, and do it extremely efficient. We have come up with some very complex plans/Jobs and I doubt we have even scratched the surface on what this application is capable of doing. I cannot stress enough how Active Batch can transform your company! The ROI on this application is astronomical. Once you see how powerful it is you will agree. I'm not being paid to say these things, I like and breath Active Batch almost every day and I always say, how did we stay in business before we started using Active Batch!

Cons: It's a complicated piece of software and we found it a little difficult to wrap our brains around the creating of jobs, and variables, however, ASCI support is the best in the business and they worked with us to get like the first 10 jobs working and from those 10 we were able to really branch out quickly.

Overall: This application is the driving force at First Rate Inc. It flawlessly runs all of our overnight processing jobs and helps us to see performance trends. It help us to meet our SLA's wit our clients.
Hands down one of the greatest software applications ever devised and keeps getting better!

Great Automation Tool

Apr 09, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I like all the possibilities for automations, scheduling and managing tasks to be carried out automatically.
Additionally, service and support from ActiveBatch is fabulous. They are really helpful and responsive.

Cons: Since the product is so diverse and can do so much, it can be really hard to get started using the product. Documentation is plenty, but not, at least to me, always easy to understand.
However this is definitely made up for by the help and support offered by their support team.

Overall impressed with capabilities from users and developers

Apr 09, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Job steps library, drag and drop.
Calendars and Schedules.
Constraints and constraints logics
Restart options

Cons: Map view in V10. Honestly I'm having difficulty coming up with something else that I like less with the ActiveBatch software.

Overall: Making workflows shorter and smaller.

Capterra-loader

Rich features with access to variables in stream and API config allows us to replace other ETL tools

Jun 21, 2018
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: Rich features and flexibility
Access to variables in stream, can replace other ETL tools
API config is straightforward
File triggers work well
Constraints and SQL based variables
Decent documentation

Cons: Some bugs in UI
Some features in UI are confusing and documentation doesn't always help

Overall: Cuts down time spent creating custom solutions with other tools using critical features right in the tool (API, file trigger, constraints)