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"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."

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"It helped us reduce manual steps.""It has improved our organization with more automation within the business departments and less administration and development in the IT department. Usually, as the IT department, we are the bottleneck for many requirements within the business. With this tool, the business departments are able to perform many task themselves.""'ve only had a few cases where I've had to request support in the past 12 years of use, but the support response time and resolution were was extremely quick.""The ability to clone jobs to shorten the time it takes to implement a process has been invaluable, but its flexibility also gives us the ability to create a job that can handle a multifaceted process with a complex workflow.""VisualCron is a very powerful program to automate different steps in your business processes. We use it to automate replacing files and inform departments about the replacement."

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

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"The error timeout and info could be better. When making web request calls, it will time out sometimes and we won't get any useful info out of the error response.""Our suggestion to make it better and more manageable in terms of GDPR: Implement it in a very partnership way.""I would like for VisualCron to expand audit log to show who changed job variables that are initialized per job run.""VisualCron seems to operate like an efficient machine when it comes to improvements and enhancements and new features. I always appreciate the quick response I get when bringing up an issue or coming up with suggestions. I've mentioned before that it would be great to see a move away from SQLCE and XML configuration files.""There are some conditions in the mail trigger, but you can only use them as an "AND" condition, not as an "OR" condition. This is an improvement that could be useful. For example, some people put "invoice" in the subject and others put "invoice" in the body. If I want to make a trigger for everybody whose sending invoices, I have to make two jobs for this now."

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"ROI is 95 percent.""We are fine with a rather cheap setup. Licensing with VisualCron is fair. You have a simple one-year licence in different sizes. There isn't a licensing jungle with hundreds of options and opt-ins.""The pricing is extremely fair, and because of that I recommend purchasing multiple instances to split out the processing load across multiple application servers.""ROI is one month."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: 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.
Top Answer: Sign up for BMC Software's AMIGO program (help for new installs and migrations) and go for the license where based on number of total tasks.
Top Answer: At this time, you can receive file transfers but it is not possible to send them. Ideally, we also want to be able to send files using this solution. Scalability is something that needs to be… more »
Top Answer: VisualCron is a very powerful program to automate different steps in your business processes. We use it to automate replacing files and inform departments about the replacement.
Top Answer: We are fine with a rather cheap setup. Licensing with VisualCron is fair. You have a simple one-year licence in different sizes. There isn't a licensing jungle with hundreds of options and opt-ins.
Top Answer: There are some conditions in the mail trigger, but you can only use them as an "AND" condition, not as an "OR" condition. This is an improvement that could be useful. For example, some people put… 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.

VisualCron combines many features into one product. Through scheduling you can set your Jobs to run on a specific time or event. The Tasks in each Job automate scripts and eliminate human errors. Through various Tasks you can integrate different systems through file transfer and conversion.

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British Sky Broadcasting7 Eleven, ABB Sécheron SA, Adobe Systems Incorporated, Amazon Europe Core, Apple, Assa Abloy, Aston Martin, Banco Santander, BMW (Australia)
Top Industries
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Computer Software Company46%
Comms Service Provider13%
Financial Services Firm8%
Insurance Company7%
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Computer Software Company21%
Comms Service Provider15%
Outsourcing Company11%
Logistics Company8%
Find out what your peers are saying about BMC Control-M Managed File Transfer vs. VisualCron and other solutions. Updated: November 2020.
446,626 professionals have used our research since 2012.
BMC Control-M Managed File Transfer is ranked 7th in Managed File Transfer with 2 reviews while VisualCron is ranked 4th in Managed File Transfer with 5 reviews. BMC Control-M Managed File Transfer is rated 8.6, while VisualCron is rated 9.8. 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 VisualCron writes "Has made us more efficient, eliminating manual processes that free up our employees to take on more of their prioritized projects on a daily basis". BMC Control-M Managed File Transfer is most compared with HelpSystems GoAnywhere MFT, IBM Sterling File Gateway, MOVEit, Sterling Commerce Connect:Direct and Axway AMPLIFY Managed File Transfer, whereas VisualCron is most compared with WinAutomation by Softomotive, UiPath and OpCon. See our BMC Control-M Managed File Transfer vs. VisualCron report.

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