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"As soon as you have an issue, a ticket is created and the tech support is quite responsive.""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 solution supports all file transfers.""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.""This solution has a vast amount of features and with every new release, there are lots of new features introduced. The application has high availability—we have multiple customers and it's highly available. On an application level, if something goes down with the primary, then the application goes over to the secondary, so it's very, very easy to do disaster recovery. From an application integration point of view, it has a lot of APIs, rich APIs. Every month, they are releasing new APIs and new updates, like Java, but more than that. Now they are introducing a couple more APIs, which you can use to integrate your controlling environment with any applications you want."

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"If it's dealing with SFTP or any kind of secure transfer, we don't hear about it. It's good. Everything works.""If I have a job that I need to run on the system and I want the data transferred, I can use GoAnywhere and schedule it on a daily basis, a weekly basis, or whatever, and it does the job for me to transfer the files over to the other systems, or back and forth.""When we were doing the demo, we took one project from the old system and got it running in GoAnywhere in less than 30 minutes. That says a lot. I've written queries and understand code, so I'm not a novice. Still, I think that's pretty impressive for a software product to be able to deliver a functional use case in half an hour.""Its speed is the most valuable because every integration used to take months with old SOA tools, integration buses, and that type of stuff. Now, we do integrations in a matter of days. Security is another valuable thing because every step in the workflow has an audit trace, which is great. This also brings a lot of confidence in automating business process workflows through this type of solution.""The use of this product has helped improve our organization and its ability to send or receive. It has done this by allowing us to remove any homegrown process and centralize needed actions.""We also use the Secure Folders module and the Web Client a lot. For example, we set up external vendors to come in and review files or folders in a Secure Folder. That way they can go in and review whatever information or data they need to do.""The SFTP and encryption functionality works well, and SFTP is the bulk of what we use.""GoAnywhere makes it easy to move files around. We have quite a bit of information we have to transfer to around 300 different companies that require us to send data on a regular basis. If we did this manually, it would require several employees."

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"An issue we have run into in our lower environments is that Control-M can log you out frequently.""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.""Scalability is something that needs to be improved.""The solution lacks a graphical user interface for reporting.""The only improvement I would suggest is the license pricing should be a little reduced. Apart from that, I don't see anything else as a major concern with the tool right now."

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"At present, HelpSystems GoAnywhere MFT integrates with an antivirus solution, but it's a bit kludgy.""If the hostname has a dash in it then it does not work.""The process of adding a vendor is very easy. You just point and click. You create your job, schedule, and project, and off you go. You just need to know what the processes do when you add in a new job that runs daily and so on. For us, it is not a problem, but maybe the documentation on that could be a little more straightforward. We, however, have no problems figuring that out. It is pretty straightforward for us.""GoAnywhere's interface could be a little more intuitive.""The product could be improved by being modular. There are more features in the core product than any client needs.""When a monitor invokes a project to accomplish something, that gets logged as a job. I've had a little difficulty figuring out where to look to see the monitor's activities itself, to see if the monitor is having a problem. For instance, if an account on a secure FTP server has expired, the monitor that uses that account doesn't announce to us that it's having a problem. I want to work with them on this to get it fixed.""Improvement in support or product relies on being ingenious, supportive, and listening to its customer base.""The support desk has room for improvement. I keep opening tickets and they keep telling me that they're closed, but they're not resolved."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"The licensing is a bit more expensive than other tools, so if a client is focused on the cost, that would be something to consider. The licensing should be cheaper.""Its cost is high for small companies."

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"The cost of GoAnywhere versus the value it brings to our data transfer operations is reasonable... The cost is relatively expensive but, back to the car analogy, that's to be expected with a Ferrari.""HelpSystems GoAnywhere MFT is very reasonably priced for the value it brings.""For what we pay to GoAnywhere every year, we are getting a fantastic deal. From a dollar perspective, it provides very good value.""It would be good for the company to explore a modular approach to selling the product so it could be cheaper and more attractive to users.""To have a solution like this for the price we're paying makes it cheap. Considering the time that it has saved us, and considering the development that we don't need to do, such as connectors and handling servers, the price is really affordable.""Pricing is based on a one-time license.""I get the invoices, and its price is fine and appropriate. It is well priced. Even if it was double the price, we'd use it. For us, it is indispensable. We're not going to go anywhere else. There are no additional costs. Its licensing is good. There is just one charge that we get. That's it.""Licensing can be expensive and it depends upon which features you want to buy."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: 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… more »
Top Answer: Their support can be improved. I would like them to provide support in Spanish and have more knowledge.
Top Answer: Its speed is the most valuable because every integration used to take months with old SOA tools, integration buses, and that type of stuff. Now, we do integrations in a matter of days. Security is… more »
Top Answer: Its user interface can be improved. The current user interface is a little basic for some of the use cases. We have to use an external component to enhance it. When we need a more appealing user… more »
Top Answer: We are a partner of HelpSystems. They have a branch office in Argentina for all Latin American countries, and we work with them. We use this solution to connect internet applications that… more »
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Also Known As
GoAnywhere MFT, GoAnywhere Managed File Transfer, Globalscape GlobalSCAPE Managed File Transfer, Globalscape WAFS
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Overview

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.

GoAnywhere MFT is an award-winning managed file transfer software which streamlines, secures, and automates critical file transfers through a centralized enterprise-level solution. The software allows organizations to connect to internal and external systems and exchange encrypted data using industry-standard protocols (e.g. OpenPGP, AES, FTPS, SFTP, HTTPS, AS2, and GPG).

This solution can save you time & money, improve security, and help meet compliance requirements.

Key Features: 

 - Browser-to-browser or sever-to-server file transfer and encryption 

 - Security features to help meet HIPAA, PCI DSS, SOX, GDPR, and other compliance requirements

- Cloud integration and hosted deployments

 - EDI X12 and EDIFACT file translation 

- Secure file sharing, email, and collaboration 

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British Sky Broadcasting
McKesson City of Modesto, California Kwik Trip Northwestern University Charter Communications
Top Industries
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Computer Software Company32%
Comms Service Provider14%
Financial Services Firm14%
Insurance Company9%
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Wellness & Fitness Company24%
Healthcare Company24%
Outsourcing Company6%
Non Profit6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company37%
Comms Service Provider14%
Financial Services Firm7%
Retailer5%
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Small Business26%
Midsize Enterprise32%
Large Enterprise42%
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BMC Control-M Managed File Transfer is ranked 8th in Managed File Transfer (MFT) with 6 reviews while HelpSystems GoAnywhere MFT is ranked 3rd in Managed File Transfer (MFT) with 15 reviews. BMC Control-M Managed File Transfer is rated 8.6, while HelpSystems GoAnywhere MFT is rated 9.4. 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 HelpSystems GoAnywhere MFT writes "Simplifies the movement of data to and from our IBM i system, saving us time and increasing productivity". BMC Control-M Managed File Transfer is most compared with AWS Transfer for SFTP, IBM Sterling File Gateway, Sterling Commerce Connect:Direct, MOVEit and Axway AMPLIFY Managed File Transfer, whereas HelpSystems GoAnywhere MFT is most compared with IBM Sterling File Gateway, Accellion, Sterling Commerce Connect:Direct, MOVEit and JSCAPE. See our BMC Control-M Managed File Transfer vs. HelpSystems GoAnywhere MFT report.

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