Control-M Review
The central scheduler tool provides automation of cross platform and batch processing. It has agents for iSeries, z/OS and UNISYS 2000.


What is most valuable?

  • User friendly interface
  • Self-service portal
  • Support for AS400 and mainframes
  • many more.

Not all central scheduler tools have agents for iSeries, z/OS and UNISYS 2000. These are valuable features because I don't have to use many tools and I have one central tool for all platforms.

How has it helped my organization?

Reduces cost, failure, and human error.

What needs improvement?

I would like to see a decrease is the licensing price.

For how long have I used the solution?

We have been using this for eight years. (Versions 6.4, 7, and 8.)

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

I did not encounter any issues with stability.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

I did not encounter any issues with scalability

How is customer service and technical support?

Technical support has a very weak first line of support, but a very good developer team in Israel.

Which solutions did we use previously?

I didn’t use a previous solution, but I saw and compared it with OpsWise, TWS and AutoSys.

It's like comparing iPhones (Control-M) with other phones (OpsWise, TWS and AutoSys).

Control-M has the best and most user friendly interface. It's very easy to use when you are just beginning your journey with central schedulers.

There are many features like modules for VMware, Hadoop, BladeLogic, databases, PeopleSoft, SAP and many more.

How was the initial setup?

The installation was quite simple. There was very good documentation.

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

The licensing is quite expensive.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We evaluated OpsWise, TWS, and AutoSys.

What other advice do I have?

Make sure you plan well when you begin automating jobs in Control-M.

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

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