Control-M Review

It generates reports for all batch processes. Setup was easy.

Valuable Features

Job processing and flows are great. Report functionality on all batch processes using Crystal Reports is excellent. The escalation process on jobs is awesome and that goes for the various modules and their functionality.

Improvements to My Organization

We have minimum downtime now. We have a bigger online window for our users to work. We now have a central dashboard to monitor the entire companies processes that is running.

Room for Improvement

V9 has now come out with some new features; it has just been launched, so I will have to review and see what's covered in the new release.

Use of Solution

I have been using it for four years.

Deployment Issues

The support from the vendor is superb.

Stability Issues

I have not encountered any stability issues. We run on a Unix platform, so no issues. On Windows, we had issues using MySQL instead of Postgres as recommended by the vendor.

Scalability Issues

I have not encountered any scalability issues.

Customer Service and Technical Support

Customer Service:

We receive excellent support from our service provider.

Technical Support:

Technical support is excellent.

Previous Solutions

We previously used the IBM TWS solution. Control-M has much more functionality.

Initial Setup

Setup was easy and there is a migration tool available for most platforms.

Pricing, Setup Cost and Licensing

Pricing would be best to take the full suite and go with CPU licencing instead of TAS licencing.

Other Solutions Considered

Before choosing this product, we only evaluated Control-M.

Other Advice

It is the best in the market.

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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