Control-M Alternatives and Competitors

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EmmetWagle
Real User
Sr System Engineer at a financial services firm with 5,001-10,000 employees
Feb 05 2020

What is most valuable?

The first, big thing that we got out of using Tidal Workload Automation was having a centralized view of the status of all of our batch processes across all these systems… more»

How has it helped my organization?

For administrators, the alerting has been a big plus, in addition to having a place to go and look at the status. They can be notified when there's something happening in… more»

What needs improvement?

Their software installation and update process could use some improvements. I'm pretty sure they're working on that, but that's definitely an area where it could be… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Another advantage of Tidal is that it is a pretty affordable scheduler tool that lets us do a lot. You get a lot of bang for the buck. It has always seemed pretty… more»

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We only had crontab on a bunch of Unix systems. We looked into Tidal because we were having so many missed processes. Our environment is so much bigger and more… more»

What other advice do I have?

The big thing I would say to someone who is deploying this new, aside from having a naming standard and the structure, would be to get their security groups right… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

When we did the initial implementation, we did a full product comparison. We looked at the top four and did a comparison of the features of what seemed like the best… more»
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MartinTargett
Real User
Director of Production Control and Operations at NYSDOT
Dec 17 2019

What is most valuable?

There are three features which are valuable: * automated calendar functions * the notification process for failed jobs or unscheduled events occurring, via email and text messaging * the ability for the scheduling package to communicate… more»

How has it helped my organization?

The part that jumps out is the notification process. The agent can now notify us, by email or text messages, when any jobs have failed or when any groups of jobs have finished successfully. Previously, it was a manual process where somebody… more»

What needs improvement?

There's a large learning curve which, for some of our less technical staff, has been an issue. It's still new to us. Every week we're finding new ways of doing things with the product. What we miss the most is having an in-house expert whom… more»

What other advice do I have?

I would highly recommend an onsite evaluation of OpCon that has already been deployed and seeing it fully in action, so that you could be better prepared to ask the right questions prior to getting it. All we saw was a remote demo and that… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We evaluated Control-M from BMC. Both OpCon and Control-M were going to provide us with the solution that we were looking for. The decisions were then out of my hands because it was then left up to the money people. The final selling point… more»
Real User
Automic Job Developer at a insurance company with 10,001+ employees
Jul 16 2018

What is most valuable?

We are able to combine job scripting on the server and automation engine on the GUI. Therefore, we are capable to work in SAP and on the servers, then file transfer the whole product line, which Automic offers.

How has it helped my organization?

It is easy to learn, but hard to master. If you have been working for years with this product, it is easy to understand the whole product and work with the needs that we have. Therefore, it offers a lot of things that we require. So, it is… more»

What needs improvement?

Some of the usual features are now not there, for example: For calendar details, in versions before, you could see it because it was a different color or different letter. Now, it is all similar icons, and some features are marking more… more»

What other advice do I have?

The version before was overloaded because if opened various windows, it was not easy to understand if you were new to the product. The newest version is easier to understand. However, right now, the performance is not as good as it used to… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

If the company is big, use Automic because you are able to automate things more easily. If the company is smaller, use Control-M. The understanding of it is easier than Automic, because it offers more. So, if you are smaller and don't need… more»
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