Free RPA Software Alternative for the Enterprise

Free RPA tools can create technical debt that holds businesses back. Get ahead of the game with ActiveBatch Workload Automation

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Automate, Monitor, and Manage Innovative Digital Processes

RPA or Workload Automation?

RPA tools automate simplistic, repetitive tasks by interacting with user-interfaces (UI). As a result, minor changes to a UI often result in failed RPA processes and technical debt, preventing businesses from developing their automation strategies, placing additional pressure on IT, and increasing operational costs.

Workload automation (WLA) is a popular alternative to RPA for several reasons. Because WLA interacts programmatically with applications and systems, WLA solutions offer a much broader scope of process automation with greater efficiency and reliability.

With ActiveBatch Workload Automation, IT can orchestrate and simplify complex processes, building resilient, end-to-end workflows that connect databases, IT infrastructure, and business applications.


ActiveBatch Integrated Jobs Library

Design Workflows with Confidence

ActiveBatch's Integrated Jobs Library provides hundreds of no-code, platform-neutral tasks and API connections. Drag-and-drop prebuilt tasks can be used to assemble processes across disparate systems and applications. Visualize your workflows, run simulations, and optimize processes from an integration and automation hub.

  • Digital business automation: Microsoft apps suite, HR platforms, enterprise resource planning (ERP), business process management (BPM), and BI tools (SAP, IBM, and more)

  • ​Automated incident management: bi-directional integrations with industry leaders like ServiceNow and SCSM  

  • Secure managed file transfers: SFTP, FTPS, and more, with advanced file event triggers and parallel transfer capabilities

Monitoring and Alerting

Integrate and consolidate your process automation tools, legacy job schedulers (VisualCron, Task Scheduler alternatives), and in-house solutions. Then monitor and manage processes across the enterprise using real-time views into all instances, workflows, and environments.

  • Analyze data and workflow progress, from high-level dashboards to detailed, in-depth analyses and reports

  • Prevent overruns on critical processes with automated SLA Monitoring

  • Access in-depth reports that make it easy to optimize the IT environment

  • Resolve issues in record time with automated alerting and detailed logging – or, avoid those issues altogether with auto-remediation


Policy-Driven Governance

A Platform Built for Compliance

By consolidating, automating, and orchestrating processes from a single platform, users can maintain compliance and security standards with default settings and governance for the whole enterprise.

  • Streamline business rules across teams, departments, and geographic locations

  • Drive governance throughout the enterprise with full audit trails on all jobs and workflows

  • Prevent unauthorized access with granular permissioning, multi-factor authentication, and privileged access management

  • Minimize the impact of unwanted changes with complete revision histories and version rollbacks


ActiveBatch Self-Service Portal

Self-Service Automation for Business Users

Give business users on-demand access to the automation they need with the ActiveBatch Self-Service Portal. Business units can execute and monitor the back office processes they rely on through a secure, intuitive user interface, without having to open an IT ticket. Accelerate time-to-insight for critical data extractions and business operations reports while reducing IT’s workload.


Frequently Asked Questions

ActiveBatch is an enterprise job scheduling solution that automates much of what RPA does, but while providing a much more automation for business processes, data center management, resource provisioning, and IT operations. ActiveBatch users can develop, monitor, and manage automated processes, and seamlessly build tasks into end-to-end workflows, reducing manual errors and streamlining complex processes. See what you can achieve with ActiveBatch.

RPA implementations automate simple, repetitive tasks via the user-interfaces (UI) of other applications. Instead, workload automation tools integrate programmatically with applications for end-to-end processes that are much more reliable and stable. RPA software robots provide desktop automation for manual, rules-driven tasks whereas WLA is used to automate and orchestrate processes across the enterprise, using machine learning and artificial intelligence to optimize processes in real time. See what you can achieve with workload automation.

Yes. The ActiveBatch Self-Service Portal portal features an intuitive user-interface that allows non-IT users to run and monitor routine and ad hoc processes. Business users, Help Desk teams, and front office associates can access the web-based portal to run data queries, onboarding, file transfers, and more, while IT maintains control over workflow development, changes to the environment, permissions, and security. Explore the ActiveBatch Self-Service Portal.

As one customer stated in a case study, "If it's digital, ActiveBatch can do it." The ActiveBatch automation platform enables users to build, monitor, and manage automated processes that span the data center, IT operations and infrastructure, business processes, and so much more. Organizations can seamlessly coordinate data, dependencies, and resources across disparate applications and systems, enabling users to automate virtually anything. Explore ActiveBatch’s automation capabilities.

Be ready to automate anything.

Build and automate workflows in half the time without the need for scripting. Gain operational peace of mind with real-time insights, customizable alerting, and more.

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