BMC Control-M Managed File Transfer Overview

BMC Control-M Managed File Transfer is the #7 ranked solution in our list of top Managed File Transfer tools. It is most often compared to HelpSystems GoAnywhere MFT: BMC Control-M Managed File Transfer vs HelpSystems GoAnywhere MFT

What is BMC Control-M Managed File Transfer?

Control-M Managed File Transfer enables you to intuitively build, schedule, and manage file transfers, just like any other batch job. Combining batch jobs and file transfers in a single system prevents data errors and job failures while improving visibility and control.

BMC Control-M Managed File Transfer Buyer's Guide

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What users are saying about BMC Control-M Managed File Transfer pricing:
  • "Its cost is high for small companies."

BMC Control-M Managed File Transfer Reviews

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Senior Systems Analyst at The Stamford Group
Real User
Top 10Leaderboard
Oct 11, 2020
Good alerting features send out immediate alerts when there is a problem

What is our primary use case?

I'm a Control-M analyst and we use the product for a data warehouse, for secure bank payments, banking applications, an externally accessed economics database, database housekeeping and various housekeeping tasks. We use it across Windows and Unix in lots of different areas where we need to coordinate the platforms, and also areas where the jobs that are running are critical so that if there's a problem we can know if they're not running correctly.

Pros and Cons

  • "The product works very well with the modules. If you have MFT, Managed File Transfer, or the old AFT, you can link that to processing jobs."
  • "The structure between the Control-M/Server and Control-M/Agent could possibly be improved."

What other advice do I have?

The work is really on the configuration side. Installation is not a problem these days. Push it out as much as possible, to have a dedicated team and to decide that you're going to investigate enterprise completely and figure out where the automation will pay the quickest dividends because the return on investment is very quick on these kinds of products. Once you start to use them and you realize how useful they are, then you really make a big difference to the company and it can save a lot of money for many large organizations. Obviously there will be some situations where it doesn't makeā€¦
Systems Engineer at a insurance company with 201-500 employees
Real User
Top 10
Feb 23, 2020
Nice dashboard with helpful alerting, but support for sending files needs to be implemented

What is our primary use case?

The MFT product is for transferring files with external partners, and on-premises as well. We use it in both of these use cases. We're doing file transfer internally on our on-premises network, between sites or servers. Then, we also do that via a secure connection with an external partner or on a separate network. It is basically the same as file transfer over an FTP.

Pros and Cons

  • "It has a nice dashboard for loading up the file transfers, so it's easy to follow the success or failure rates of the operations."
  • "Scalability is something that needs to be improved."

What other advice do I have?

This product is not feature-rich but it is a solid file-transfer solution. I would say that the features they have now are very good, although the product is not complete because you cannot send files. I would recommend it but at the same time, I think that everybody needs to test it and see if it meets their needs. The supported features are very good but obviously, if there is a protocol or something else that you need that isn't supported then it will not be suitable. I would rate this solution a seven out of ten.
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Dec 14, 2020
Easy to use, integrate, implement, and deliver

What is our primary use case?

We use it for one-to-many and point-to-point security encryption. I started with version 6.2. After that, I used version 6.4, 7, 8, and 9. Currently, I am using version 9.20, which is a software as a service version. I deploy this solution on-premises and cloud.

Pros and Cons

  • "Our customers find the self-service feature the most valuable. Control-M offers great value to businesses by providing an option to see different flows and control and orchestrate the sequence of the execution. It is easy to use and integrate with different solutions. It is a good solution that is easy to implement and deliver."
  • "Their support can be improved. I would like them to provide support in Spanish and have more knowledge."

What other advice do I have?

I would rate BMC Control-M Managed File Transfer a nine out of ten. Our clients are happy with this solution.