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Pros
"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.""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.""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.""As soon as you have an issue, a ticket is created and the tech support is quite responsive.""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.""The solution supports all file transfers."

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"The most valuable aspect is that it has good functionality.""This product has been a leader in the field of secure file exchange.""It's highly configurable, there is no need for standalone scripting.""Very high functionality with the ability to plug in your own code.""I have found almost all the features valuable."

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"Scalability is something that needs to be improved.""The structure between the Control-M/Server and Control-M/Agent could possibly be improved.""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.""The solution lacks a graphical user interface for reporting.""Their support can be improved. I would like them to provide support in Spanish and have more knowledge.""An issue we have run into in our lower environments is that Control-M can log you out frequently."

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"IBM is advising not to use the IT translate anymore but this is going to be an extra cost to the customer to use the alternative.""Too many features; UI is not good.""I would like to see auto-deployment without service disruptions.""The API capabilities could be expanded to make integration more versatile.""Not a ten because it's a bit complex, not so simple. It's one product but there are many screens."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"Its cost is high for small companies.""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."

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"It's reasonably priced at $800,000.""There are two types of customer licenses, an annual preview license, and an ELA-based license. I have found the solution is priced well. However, they need to review the pricing model because if you look at any other competitors, such as GlobalSCAPE, they do pricing based on the components and what you select. With this solution you have a monolithic application which you need to buy, there is no component level price discount."

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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: I have found almost all the features valuable.
Top Answer: There are two types of customer licenses, an annual preview license, and an ELA-based license. I have found the solution is priced well. However, they need to review the pricing model because if you… more »
Top Answer: IBM is advising not to use the IT translate anymore but this is going to be an extra cost to the customer to use the alternative. Additionally, the solution can improve the REST API protocols. If you… more »
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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.

Securely manage transfer files with authentication, encryption and audit trails while you retain administrative control of data using a library of templates.

Sterling File Gateway can help you increase secure and dependable file transfer with your trading partners. It consolidates disparate centers of file transfer activity and facilitates the security-rich exchange of file-based data over the Internet. It helps companies avoid the risk and operational issues that can result from using loosely controlled file-transfer servers.

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Computer Software Company32%
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Comms Service Provider14%
Insurance Company9%
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Financial Services Firm22%
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Find out what your peers are saying about BMC Control-M Managed File Transfer vs. IBM Sterling File Gateway and other solutions. Updated: November 2021.
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BMC Control-M Managed File Transfer is ranked 8th in Managed File Transfer (MFT) with 6 reviews while IBM Sterling File Gateway is ranked 6th in Managed File Transfer (MFT) with 5 reviews. BMC Control-M Managed File Transfer is rated 8.6, while IBM Sterling File Gateway is rated 7.0. 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 IBM Sterling File Gateway writes "The industry leader in secure file transfer, broadly adopted for its excellent capabilities". BMC Control-M Managed File Transfer is most compared with AWS Transfer for SFTP, HelpSystems GoAnywhere MFT, MOVEit, Sterling Commerce Connect:Direct and Axway AMPLIFY Managed File Transfer, whereas IBM Sterling File Gateway is most compared with AWS Transfer for SFTP, Sterling Commerce Connect:Direct, MOVEit, Aspera Managed File Transfer and HelpSystems GoAnywhere MFT. See our BMC Control-M Managed File Transfer vs. IBM Sterling File Gateway report.

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