Control-M Review

Provides valuable automation and file transfer capabilities that are critical for us


What is our primary use case?

We use this solution to automate batch processing, create automated workflows to support various applications, and integrate various endpoints in the workflow to support business processes.

File transfer between our company and partner is critical for us. MFT has provided this solution and we are now using MFT for internal and external file transfers.

How has it helped my organization?

With version 9.0.18, which included new features, it has increased the usage of Control-M.

Introduction of Control-M-managed file transfer has increased usage in our organization. BIM is a good tool to monitor SLAs, and being a financial organization, this is a very good feature for us.

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is the Autoedit variable resolution in planning. This feature allows developers to better understand the schedule, and allow them to correct any potential issues in advance.

The MFT dashboard is also a useful tool to track all file transfers. It provides detailed information about both source and destination.

What needs improvement?

Control-M MFT and Control-M API both need improvement.

The Control-M MFT has to support checksums for FTP transfer between our own Control-M agents.

The Control-M API does not support SQL database-type jobs, where a job has been configured to use the SQL catalog to locate SSIS.

BIM needs further improvement to include any dynamic-type jobs with the workflow.

The support and bug fix timeline need improvement.

For how long have I used the solution?

We have been using this solution since 2011.

How are customer service and technical support?

Technical support for this solution needs to be improved.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We did not use another solution prior to this one.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We did not evaluate other options before choosing this solution.

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