Compare Control-M vs. Flux

Control-M is ranked 1st in Workload Automation with 17 reviews while Flux is ranked 14th in Workload Automation. Control-M is rated 8.4, while Flux is rated 0. 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". On the other hand, Control-M is most compared with CA Workload Automation, IBM Workload Automation and Ansible, whereas Flux is most compared with IBM Sterling File Gateway, Ansible and Control-M.
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There are different add-ons, like the Self Service or Vision model. It all depends on what agents you have in your environment. We have a mainframe and Windows, and while I think SQL is free, SAP or anything beyond that has different connectors that might need a license.SMA is big on free training. They do monthly training down at their headquarter office. As long as you own the product, the only thing you pay for is your employees' travel expenses. The training is free. They are willing to train people and give them the knowledge. That way, you are equipped to do what you need to do.Cost depends on your environment. We are doing stuff now with failover and recovery, so we have boosted our costs.Compared to AutoSys and ISE, OpCon was a lot cheaper to put in. AutoSys is hundreds of thousands of dollars to just install it because they don't have an interface into our system. You have to teach them what your system does.The cost is based on the number of jobs. You pay for what you use. For us, the support cost is between €20,000 and €30,000 per year. It's too expensive.This solution is slightly more expensive than our previous solution. Right now, we are paying about $40,000 a year. However, we think it's well worth the cost to keep things automated, reducing our staff.The purchasing price was in the $30,000 or $40,000 range, but I don't remember how much of that was licensing or installation and how it was broken out.The total cost of ownership is about the same to our previous product. The costs are relatively similar.

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Pricing can be steep, but you get what you pay for.Licensing costs are around $3000 a year.It works on task-based licensing.This product saves hours in a day based on my experience working here versus other companies with manually operations.We have a five-year contract with task-based licensing.As we increase the number of tasks or jobs on the system, there are concerns about cost.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.we are more looking for a better cost/license/performance model because BMC, while we could say it's the best, is also the most expensive. That is what we are probably most annoyed with. We are paying something like €1,000,000 over three years for having 4,000 jobs running. That's expensive.

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Overview

Our founders met at NASA while they were solving some of the toughest IT issues in the world at that time. The work was challenging and required lots of repetitive tasks to maintain NASA’s mainframes and complex IT processes.

Believing that there had to be a better way, they formed SMA Technologies. Since that time, we have been working with the single purpose of unlocking our clients’ potential by streamlining their IT processes and helping employees be more productive by leveraging our automation platform, OpCon.

By freeing them from repetitive tasks, they can focus on doing the critical work that will help them drive the business. No matter the industry, from financial services to aerospace, we are there to help our customers use the power of automation to simplify complex IT issues, enabling them to solve their toughest business challenges.

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

Flexible, integrated solution to meet highly complex processing needs with job scheduling, batch processor, and managed file transfer.

Flux automates batch processes into comprehensive workflows. Flux's batch job scheduling runs reports, triggers database jobs, runs Java code, executes ETL processes, transfers files, and runs command lines or shell scripts. Flux integrates batch job scheduling, managed file transfer, database queries and stored procedures, web services, and error handling to automate your batch job scheduling needs.

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Accel­er­ate dig­i­tal trans­for­ma­tion through work­load automation

Automate repetitive tasks so you can focus on projects that drive your business forward. Find out how OpCon workload automation enables you to create repeatable, reliable workflows - all managed from a single platform.

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Sample Customers
LOHR, Carnival Cruise Lines, Herbalife, Digital Federal Credit Union, Synergent, Frandsen Bank & TrustCARFAX, ChipRewards, Sun Chemical, University of California, UnumMetLifeDHL ExpressThe Clearing House Payments CompanyADPBank of New York MellonConway, IncCarnegie Mellon University
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Financial Services Firm79%
Government6%
Insurance Company3%
Consumer Goods3%
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Software R&D Company37%
Insurance Company9%
Comms Service Provider8%
Construction Company7%
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Financial Services Firm42%
Healthcare Company8%
Retailer8%
Software R&D Company6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company43%
Comms Service Provider9%
Marketing Services Firm6%
Insurance Company6%
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