Control-M Review
Offers high availability through software, supported by an Oracle RAC with ASM.


What is most valuable?

High availability through software, supported by an Oracle RAC with ASM, is a valuable feature. In operation, it is fantastic.

How has it helped my organization?

My clients are happy; the comment that gets repeated is, "Control-M is a very stable tool".

What needs improvement?

The web console consumes resources to my "high" point of view. Thinking about a totally web management environment is an opportunity for improvement.

For how long have I used the solution?

  • Operator = 2 years
  • Scheduling = 3 years
  • Administrator = 3 years

What was my experience with deployment of the solution?

Implementation was easy and quick.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

We have not encountered any stability issues. BMC Control-M is very stable in any version.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

BMC Control-M is an easy-to-run, scalable, robust platform or architecture tool.

How is customer service and technical support?

Customer Service:

Customer service is the best.

Technical Support:

Technical support is the best.

Which solutions did we use previously?

Previously, I had version 8, and I migrated to version 9 because of its high availability functionality.

How was the initial setup?

You cannot be an airplane pilot without education; with the right education and training, the solution does what it has to do and makes it fantastic.

What about the implementation team?

Providers implemented it; they were excellent.

What was our ROI?

I cannot mention ROI.

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

A good product always has a cost. I think the cost supports the efficiency of the product.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

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

What other advice do I have?

Is a very good option for the WLA tasks within a company. There is a lot of information on the internet for it. Analyze the costs vs the benefits and if you have the option to invest in a solution that gives you automation of almost everything in IT, acquire it. You will not regret it.

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

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