We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"You must accept that BMC licensing can be very confusing. No one can easily understand how they calculate things, whether it is user-based, job-based, or server-based. The calculation is quite tough. How BMC calculates licensing is not easily available anywhere."
"Its cost is a little bit higher than other solutions such as AutoSys or DAC. For the demo, there were some plans, such as start plan, scale plan, etc. Pricing was based on the plan."
"This is an expensive product compared to other solutions, although I think that it is a good one. We are in a good position with licensing, as we can run 10,000 jobs."
"There are two different types of licenses available. The first is based on the number of jobs that we run per day, and the other is based on the number of agents that we install. My current project has a contract for five years."
"In our environment, pricing depends on the total number of maximum jobs that can run, which is fine. Therefore, if the number of jobs increases, then the licensing fees will increase."
"Initially, our licensing model was based on the number of jobs per day. That caused some issues because we were restricted to a number. So at our renewal time we said, 'We want to convert from number of jobs to number of endpoints.' That cost us extra money but it gave us additional capabilities, without worrying about the number of jobs."
"Pricing can be steep, but you get what you pay for."
"You're going to spend a lot of money upfront, but the benefits you're going to get out of it are going to quickly pay for it."
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Control-M simplifies application and data workflow orchestration on premises or as a service. It makes it easy to build, define, schedule, manage, and monitor production workflows, ensuring visibility, reliability, and improving SLAs.
Micro Focus Cloud Service Automation (CSA) provides open, heterogeneous, extensible enterprise-grade cloud service lifecycle management to design and orchestrate full stack services. CSA embraces existing automation assets with an enhanced orchestration engine, which provides IT with an informed, transparent delivery of secure compliant services for the hybrid cloud.
Control-M is ranked 1st in Process Automation with 36 reviews while Micro Focus Cloud Service Automation is ranked 29th in Cloud Management. Control-M is rated 8.8, while Micro Focus Cloud Service Automation is rated 0.0. The top reviewer of Control-M writes "Allows us to integrate file transfers more readily, resolve issues quickly, and orchestrate a diverse landscape of vendor products". On the other hand, Control-M is most compared with AutoSys Workload Automation, IBM Workload Automation, Automic Workload Automation, ActiveBatch Workload Automation and ASG-Zena, whereas Micro Focus Cloud Service Automation is most compared with Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform, VMware vRealize Automation (vRA), AWS Control Tower, Operations Orchestration and vCloud Director.
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