Scheduling of the workflows: We had to run a few thousand scripts on a daily, weekly, monthly, semiannual, and annual basis. Without this tool, scheduling would have been really difficult. This tool also helps in documenting the runs, which would further enable us to check for defects.
Improvements to My Organization
It has made execution of workflows simple, especially batch runs.
Room for Improvement
We had to migrate from an E2 to an E3 framework, where we manually had to change the name of more than 1,000 instances in a batch. This could have been easy if it was automated, such as searching for a keyword and replacing it with the desired name. In BMC Control-M, this facility is only available for the file path and connection.
Use of Solution
I have used it for two years.
I have not encountered any stability issues.
I have not encountered any scalability issues.
Customer Service and Technical Support
Technical support is 7/10. I faced an issue in which the connection was lost in the middle of a run. It was a small batch, so I managed it by rerunning it. I contacted tech support on a weekend, because I had to run a weekly batch. I didn’t see much of an immediate response from them, but they were able to sort out the issue a little later.
I have used this since I joined my current company.
Initial setup was straightforward.
Pricing, Setup Cost and Licensing
Other Solutions Considered
Before choosing this product, I did not evaluate other options.
It is definitely a good tool in the business intelligence domain, which can be used for small or big batch runs.
Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Sep 14 2016