Control-M Review

It acts as the mediator between the applications and the servers.


What is most valuable?

  • AFT
  • Job scheduling with various platforms
  • Blending options for module compatibility

Although I work with various modules for Control-M, i.e., SAP, Informatica, DB, OS, and Windows. We can't do AFT with either Windows scheduler nor with Linux cron jobs. Control-M is the center for all of the applications, where it acts as the mediator between the application and the servers. Not only is it secure, but there are various major applications we can work on.

How has it helped my organization?

All tasks related to Windows scheduler and Unix (linux) cron jobs are converted with BMC Control-M scheduling.

What needs improvement?

Version compatibility is one of the very few areas with room for improvement, but it is a big issue with minimum support. When we need to upgrade the product, we have to follow the exact Control-M prerequisites.

For plenty of applications, there are limits. Control-M uses options for configuring items such as the remote host for servers in the DMZ.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have used it for 4+ years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

I have not encountered any stability issues.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

I have not encountered any scalability issues.

How are customer service and technical support?

Currently technical support is awesome, 100%.

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

I did not previously use a different solution, such as Autosys and IBM Tivoli.

How was the initial setup?

Initial setup is easy to understand for any end user who does not have any prior knowledge of the product.

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

Pricing and licensing depends on the infrastructure and the jobs they can purchase.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Before choosing this product, I did not evaluate other options.

What other advice do I have?

It is an awesome product in the automation area, very robust and user friendly.

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