Control-M Reviews

4.3 out of 5 stars
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Real User
Systems Engineer - Senior Control M Admin at a tech vendor with 1,001-5,000 employees
Sep 26 2016

What is most valuable?

The features most valuable differ from client to client. One of our clients used Control-M to execute multiple scripts in distributed systems and mainframe environments, which in turn ensured proper functioning of equipment, updating data, BI... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Control-M helped automate workloads, which would have taken hours and hours of effort and resources. The tool increased the quality and efficiency of work performed with as minimum manual effort as possible. It also reduced cost to the... more»

What needs improvement?

Control-M as a tool has provided a really stable and effective platform to automate workloads. However, sometimes we do have to use different job types to achieve one task. For this scenario a welcome addition would be an application... more»
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Real User
Control-M Developer at a retailer with 1,001-5,000 employees
Feb 20 2017

What is most valuable?

Control-M has a huge number of features and utilities that assist users in monitoring their schedules, and developers to build schedules that interface with many technologies. Here are some that stand out: * Cross-platform support. A Linux... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Previous scheduling solutions were platform specific, so when the overnight batch processes crossed between technologies, manual intervention was required. This was time costly and meant that it was not possible to get an overall picture of... more»

What needs improvement?

The ability to work offline would be an improvement. It is sometimes inconvenient that you cannot load and work on a schedule – unless you are connected to a Control-M Server. For example, when you are away from the office or on a train… When... more»
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Real User
Production Control Analyst at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Aug 31 2016

What is most valuable?

* The GUI interface with the ability to oversee the whole enterprise in a graphical way * The ability to create filters for applications and groups * The ability to zoom in and out within applications or the whole enterprise These make... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Well, I am no longer with that company, but it gave us the tools to see the big picture and work toward more tightly integrating processes that were unnecessarily dependent on each other. It allowed us to automate responses and or trigger... more»

What needs improvement?

Version 8 introduced a whole new set of features that required more processing power, creating what I call "dead weights" that, if not interpreted in the right way, can cause duplication of processes. I am pretty confident that, knowing their... more»
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Middleware Analyst at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Sep 27 2016

What is most valuable?

* The ability to view a history of jobs\tasks that have run: This makes troubleshooting a breeze. * The ability to proactively forecast the runtime of a workflow: Managing SLA expectations and proactively generate alerts when the SLA won’t be... more»

How has it helped my organization?

It has given the organization visibility into how various applications relate to and depend on one another. It has reduced scripting and coding time down to almost zero with the out-of-the-box plugins.

What needs improvement?

There are many areas that have room for improvement in V7: * Specific to Control-M for Files Transfer: Have a broader list or custom pre & post commands when running a file transfer. * Customizable HTML shout emails, for a better user... more»
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Consultant
Senior Consultant at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Nov 27 2016

What is most valuable?

Control-M has a huge number of features, including: * Cross-platform support * Integration with applications such as Oracle, SAP, FTP, Hadoop, JMS, and many others. * A GUI with various filter options that allows you to manage jobs from one... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Before implementing Control-M, SAP or FTP related jobs were triggered using scripts. With Control-M, these jobs can be triggered using modules already integrated into Control-M, reducing team effort. Also, Forecast and BIM give us a clear... more»

What needs improvement?

The cost of Control-M is a major factor. It is difficult for small-scale organizations to use Control-M as a solution.
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What is Control-M?

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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