Control-M Review

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


What is most valuable?

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.

How has it helped 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.

What needs 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.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using it for four years.

What was my experience with deployment of the solution?

The support from the vendor is superb.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

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.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

I have not encountered any scalability issues.

How are customer service and technical support?

Customer Service:

We receive excellent support from our service provider.

Technical Support:

Technical support is excellent.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

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

How was the initial setup?

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

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

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

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

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

What other advice do I have?

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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