Anonymous UserSystem Admin and Architect at a financial services firm
We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"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."
"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."
"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."
"If a job fails, that development team is notified right away, which improves reliability. Previously, it was on the operators to notify the developers that their job failed, erred, or aborted. Now, it's all automated."
"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."
"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."
"The monitoring tool is very good. It's very easy for expert and entry-level users to use on short notice."
"The most valuable features are the managing of file transfers and the product keeping up with technology."
"BIM is a good tool to monitor SLAs, and being a financial organization, this is a very good feature for us."
"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."
"I find it very helpful to be able to keep track of all our help desk tickets."
"Scalability is something that needs to be improved."
"The structure between the Control-M/Server and Control-M/Agent could possibly be improved."
"Their support can be improved. I would like them to provide support in Spanish and have more knowledge."
"The initial setup was complex, because I wasn't used to it."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"A developer sandbox could be very helpful to try out new features or experience them."
"There's a lot of room for improvement and I think it can be more user-friendly."
"Its cost is high for small companies."
"We have a five-year contract with task-based licensing."
"This product saves hours in a day based on my experience working here versus other companies with manually operations."
"It works on task-based licensing."
"Licensing costs are around $3000 a year."
"Pricing can be steep, but you get what you pay for."
"The cost is basically $100 a job, give or take."
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.
Control‑M is a digital enterprise management solution that simplifies and automates diverse batch application workloads while reducing failure rates, improving SLAs, and accelerating application deployment.
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BMC Control-M Managed File Transfer is ranked 8th in Managed File Transfer with 3 reviews while Control-M is ranked 1st in Managed File Transfer with 16 reviews. BMC Control-M Managed File Transfer is rated 8.6, while Control-M is rated 8.8. The top reviewer of BMC Control-M Managed File Transfer writes "Good alerting features send out immediate alerts when there is a problem ". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Control-M writes "Easy to use, extremely stable, and offers excellent technical support". BMC Control-M Managed File Transfer is most compared with HelpSystems GoAnywhere MFT, IBM Sterling File Gateway, Sterling Commerce Connect:Direct, MOVEit and AWS Transfer for SFTP, whereas Control-M is most compared with AutoSys Workload Automation, IBM Workload Automation, Automic Workload Automation, ASG-Zena and Ansible.
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