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"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.""The solution supports all file transfers.""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."

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"The product has been very stable."

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"The structure between the Control-M/Server and Control-M/Agent could possibly be improved.""Scalability is something that needs to be improved.""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."

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"The user interface needs to be improved."

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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: The product has been very stable.
Top Answer: This is the cheapest of the product's line of solutions. Their licensing model is based upon the size of the hardware that it's sitting on. Therefore, the more robust hardware, the bigger your license… more »
Top Answer: The user interface needs to be improved. It's very rarely used. Technical support is difficult to work with. I would like to see more adapters created that allow other protocols to send to it.
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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.

IBM Sterling Connect:Direct provides security-rich, point-to-point file transfers to lessen dependency on unreliable File Transfer Protocol (FTP) transfers. It is optimized for high-volume delivery of files within and among enterprises. The solution ensures more reliable movement of files, from batch integration and movement of large images or catalogs, to synchronization with remote locations.
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British Sky Broadcasting
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Top Industries
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Computer Software Company32%
Financial Services Firm14%
Comms Service Provider14%
Insurance Company9%
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Financial Services Firm26%
Computer Software Company25%
Comms Service Provider10%
Government6%
Find out what your peers are saying about BMC, Seeburger, Advanced Systems Concepts and others in Managed File Transfer (MFT). Updated: November 2021.
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BMC Control-M Managed File Transfer is ranked 8th in Managed File Transfer (MFT) with 4 reviews while Sterling Commerce Connect:Direct is ranked 7th in Managed File Transfer (MFT) with 1 review. BMC Control-M Managed File Transfer is rated 8.6, while Sterling Commerce Connect:Direct is rated 8.0. 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 Sterling Commerce Connect:Direct writes "Secure and stable with a straightforward initial setup". BMC Control-M Managed File Transfer is most compared with AWS Transfer for SFTP, IBM Sterling File Gateway, HelpSystems GoAnywhere MFT, MOVEit and Axway AMPLIFY Managed File Transfer, whereas Sterling Commerce Connect:Direct is most compared with IBM Sterling File Gateway, AWS Transfer for SFTP, MOVEit, Aspera On Demand and HelpSystems GoAnywhere MFT.

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