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"The feature we use most in Control-M is related to the file transfer module. It is quite advanced compared to the other tools like Automate, etc. The new version which has come of same MFT has a lot of advanced features which makes it very easy to work with. There is less need for written programs and more GUI-based stuff.""We value Control-M mainly for the ability to control multiple nodes in a coordinated manner. Control-M has the ability to really coordinate across a lot of nodes.""Control-M has improved application reliability and the SLAs in our company by quite a bit. You can see if problems are coming. If we have an SLA in a couple of hours, we know well before that couple hours if processing is behind, and it allows us to take some preventative action.""It has absolutely saved us time. It has made us more efficient. As far as the processing between systems, we don't have as many people. They have been able to focus on other efforts, because we have been able to automate more stuff with Control-M.""Because it's a tool which allows us to do scheduled work, it allows for notifications when jobs aren't running within that scheduled time frame. This improves the opportunity to meet SLAs.""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."

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"The architecture of this solution needs improvement, it is very complicated. It creates a lot of problems in our environment. Most of the time I am trying to find and solve the problem."

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"One feature I would like to include is in the middle of the monitoring domain. In the monitoring domain, if I have to update a number of jobs, the only way to do it is by manually clicking on each job. I would like a feature that allows me to do a mass update in the jobs, which I feel is still lacking.""We would recommend modernizing the look and feel of Control-M. They also need to move towards more self-service and development in their environment. It's very antiquated.""Sometimes, with technical support, they will take feedback, but you don't know where that feedback goes or if it proceeds along in the thought process.""The company has been working with BMC on the MFT. There are still some things about MFT which don't work the way that we want with our needs. So, we would like to see that improved.""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."

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"We have account based licensing. There are two or three types of licensing. One of them is based on the number of jobs, so we a license close to 4,000 jobs per day. The cost is based on the different modules, which we buy from them. If we a buy a hardware module, which we are presently using and integrating, that is an additional cost, but I'm not sure of the amount. Each module comes with a different cost.""As we increase the number of tasks or jobs on the system, there are concerns about cost.""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."

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Top Answer: Please look at Enterprise Management Associates webpage. They are doing kind of deep analysis and comparison of all leading WLA products. I can also provide you this report 
Top Answer: Task-based or, alternatively, a fixed number of Agents. Task-based would, I feel, be much more popular in the market. I have worked ta sites that license anything from 5,000 to 500,000 jobs (i.e… more »
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TrueSight Orchestration, Atrium OrchestratorControl M
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Overview

IT process automation can significantly lower the cost of IT delivery and reduce the risk associated with manual interactions. BMC Atrium Orchestrator automates common, repeatable tasks to improve quality of service across the board.

  • Move from reactive, manual handling of requests to a fully automated system
  • Deliver consistent task and automation workflow results
  • Automate data collection for audit compliance
  • Align with best practices
  • Free up IT resources

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. 

Automate job scheduling and application deployment

  • Connect applications and workflow processes to quickly and reliably deliver business services
  • Realize the potential of big data while freeing IT for other tasks
  • Take control of your file transfer operations with secure scheduling, instant status visibility, and automated recovery
  • Accelerate application change and deployment cycle times with automated application workflow between test and production
  • Empower users to make decisions in real time and perform basic tasks in a view and language they understand
  • Deploy Control-M on-premises or on the cloud
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Ameritas, Buckeye Partners, KNAB, Dex Media, News UKCARFAX, ChipRewards, Sun Chemical, University of California, Unum
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Computer Software Company38%
Comms Service Provider12%
Insurance Company11%
Financial Services Firm6%
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Financial Services Firm42%
Healthcare Company8%
Retailer8%
Computer Software Company6%
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Computer Software Company44%
Comms Service Provider11%
Financial Services Firm9%
Insurance Company7%
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Small Business14%
Midsize Enterprise14%
Large Enterprise73%
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Small Business9%
Midsize Enterprise9%
Large Enterprise82%
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BMC TrueSight Orchestration is ranked 16th in Process Automation with 1 review while Control-M is ranked 1st in Workload Automation with 17 reviews. BMC TrueSight Orchestration is rated 6.0, while Control-M is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of BMC TrueSight Orchestration writes "A Scalable Monitoring solution that is easy to install, but not intended for Complicated Environments". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Control-M writes "File transfer module is quite advanced, this version has less need for written programs and is more GUI-based". BMC TrueSight Orchestration is most compared with Ansible, BMC TrueSight Server Automation, Operations Orchestration, ServiceNow Orchestration and Microsoft System Center Orchestrator, whereas Control-M is most compared with AutoSys Workload Automation, IBM Workload Automation, Ansible, Automic Workload Automation and Stonebranch Universal Automation Center.

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