What is our primary use case?
We implemented Control-M to replace our mainframe only scheduler and the other disparate group of schedulers that we had used in lieu of a cross platform solution. That was nearly five years ago, and it has had a huge impact on the speed in which we can implement new solutions.
How has it helped my organization?
Cross platform scheduling has transformed how we run our estate workload. It is just so much more efficient now as we can tie together all the workloads across the estate and make the whole process reactive to events.
What is most valuable?
- Cross platform scheduling
- Built-in file transfer
- Batch impact management
They are all such valuable tools. Though, the ability to dynamically predict batch run time is so valuable.
What needs improvement?
It is a very strong product, but the reporting could be better. I know BMC is working on this feature and hope to see some improvements in future releases.
For how long have I used the solution?
More than five years.