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An umbrella system allowing us to integrate many different systems into our heterogeneous environment
We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
The event monitor is very good. You can monitor when the file is created so you can pick up the file once it's done.
It is an umbrella system that allows us to integrate many different systems into our heterogeneous environment.
The main benefit is you can deploy everything with it.
It can support very complex environments and dependencies.
It gives us good feedback on visualizations and on how our processes have progressed.
The most valuable feature is the ability to see which problems have been resolved from deployment.
The product provides efficiency, in terms time, cost, and resources.
It provides a wonderful user interface which is easy to use.
The Automation API has opened up a world of possibilities for us, including the ability to create workflows on-demand using traditional DevOps tools.
I find it very helpful to be able to keep track of all our help desk tickets.
Most of our tasks also deal with databases, and Control-M's purpose-built module for the databases comes in very handy when handling database components.
BIM is a good tool to monitor SLAs, and being a financial organization, this is a very good feature for us.
The most valuable features are the managing of file transfers and the product keeping up with technology.
The monitoring tool is very good. It's very easy for expert and entry-level users to use on short notice.
It can do anything that I need. We do real-time jobs. We also do jobs that have to run at certain times. I have not been presented with a scheduling need that I was not able to do. It is very flexible and dynamic.
Monitoring is a valuable aspect of it. The monitoring tool is very good, and it is easy for expert and entry level users to use on a short notice.
There needs to be better error handling and error descriptions. It should be more clear what the errors are and what we can do to fix them.
It would be very beneficial for us to see integrations into cloud environments, especially into the Google Cloud environment because we are heading towards cloud.
There is an issue with the stability in the tool. The process of agent will stop, then the monitoring agent can't be recognized because the process is running, but you can talk with the system.
If you have a technical problem and need development of the tool, the support team is terrible, because they cannot help with the technical details.
At the moment, the version that we are using (version 12.0), the environment is complex with multiple installations. Therefore, the monitoring is not scalable, but this should be improved in 12.1 and 12.2.
We hope that we can integrate the new CD Directive into our portfolio, so we can bring the deployment and release management closer together.
The dashboard should allow you to see the current state of packages in each environment, not only on an individual application basis, but across the entire application platform.
The next major release needs to focus on the lightweight web client.
There's a lot of room for improvement and I think it can be more user-friendly.
A developer sandbox could be very helpful to try out new features or experience them.
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.
Their technicians should be more involved when we're applying new technology to Control-M, such as cloud. We're working with cloud right now, with AWS, and getting the attention of a technician, sometimes, can take some time. It would be nice if they had somebody assigned to it. Dedicated support.
I would like not to have to reach out to a third-party application company to do automated notifications. Right now, we still have people manually calling people and emailing people. There's a company called xMatters - and there are others - that has an API through Control-M that can automate any aspect of failure management. I'd like to see it build right into the product. I'd like to see a better notification product.
I'm not sure how the solution fits together with our business modernization initiatives, as there are things outside of my area, even though Control-M is the scheduling tool of the company. They may use other things, e.g., Big Data.
The reporting tool still needs a lot of improvement. It was supposed to get better with the upgrade, and it really didn't get better. It needs help, because it's such a useful thing to have. It needs to be more powerful and easier to use.
Pricing and Cost Advice
If you have a fixed contract, it has limits to spreading out. If you have a flexible enterprise license contract, then you have a lot of scalability for this tool.
I can save time and money more quickly.
We increased our quality and reduced our time costs.
Pricing can be steep, but you get what you pay for.
Licensing costs are around $3000 a year.
It works on task-based licensing.
This product saves hours in a day based on my experience working here versus other companies with manually operations.
We have a five-year contract with task-based licensing.
As we increase the number of tasks or jobs on the system, there are concerns about cost.
We have account based licensing. There are two or three types of licensing. One of them is based on the number of jobs, so we a license close to 4,000 jobs per day. The cost is based on the different modules, which we buy from them. If we a buy a hardware module, which we are presently using and integrating, that is an additional cost, but I'm not sure of the amount. Each module comes with a different cost.
we are more looking for a better cost/license/performance model because BMC, while we could say it's the best, is also the most expensive. That is what we are probably most annoyed with. We are paying something like €1,000,000 over three years for having 4,000 jobs running. That's expensive.
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