Control-M Benefits

ANIRUDHRAMESH
Production Engineer at Alphaserve Technologies®
We have many feeds coming in from different companies which are used by the business for various reasons and we must collectively have a central point to gather the files and feeds. We also use Control-M for encryption, decryption, and sending data across to different business users that begin at a point of time and making sure that we are not missing unnecessarily. It's a real help what we are getting. The example for us is we have a lot of business which depends on feeds which, if not properly processed, affect the stock exchange. So Control-M acts as a mediator in between that and provides it in a very efficient way. This has reduced a lot of manual intervention required as a business. View full review »
SystemAd1832
System Admin and Architect at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
The amount of work that gets done. We execute probably up to a million jobs a day. With Control-M, there is visibility into it. There are notifications when things go wrong. I don't think our company could run without it. I am sure it has improved application reliability and SLAs. View full review »
controlm6ba7
Control-M Analyst at a retailer with 1,001-5,000 employees
Everything that we schedule is run through Control-M. It supplies and provides what is needed, whether it is nighttime processing or cyclic job streams that are needed for the company to do what it needs to do. View full review »
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Jim Perrone
E-Business Engineer at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
We are receiving files from another system, then we use the File Watch Utility (because we have no view into the other system and how it works). However, when files arrive on certain servers, we're able to pick them up and trigger further downstream processes from them. 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. View full review »
Bhanu Prakash Badiginchala
Application Automation Deveoper with 1,001-5,000 employees
Control-M, with its huge integration capabilities, brought most of our scheduling activities under one roof. This adds to ease of use and support. To top that, the visibility it adds to the otherwise hidden information is very useful. In fact, invaluable. Although we do not use tens of additional plugins available, we can see how they can be valuable to other companies. BMC has now started concentrating more on APIs, which is a welcome move. This enables us to develop 'job as code'. This supports our efforts to adapt to a Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery model. We hope that they make it one hundred percent compatible as early as possible. View full review »
Paul Wayland
VP Control-M Scheduling at Northern Trust
I've never worked in a company where we weren't using it, so it's hard to say how it improves our organization. Our Oracle Database backup teams used to do this all themselves via cron. They've automated what was done by cron with Control-M. Other than that, everybody's using it. It saves us time. Instead of 800 applications internally doing their own thing, we centralize it into one location where there are notifications. Taking the power of economies of scale into one point of focus, it saves us money for sure. We turned a company of mom-and-pop little fiefdoms all over the place into a company where things are centralized in one location. View full review »
Robert-Stinnett
Automation Analyst at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
The Single pane of glass view has helped us to see the big picture. The auditing and archiving capabilities have helped us maintain compliance and provide for a single place to look for errors, check historical runs, etc. We have increased efficiency by reducing the number of people needed to watch and react to processing. The simplified integrations and scheduling across various products was a big win to reduce silos. The Automation API has opened up a world of possibilities for us, including the ability to create workflows on-demand using traditional DevOps tools. View full review »
ManagerD502d
Manager Digital Solutions at a transportation company with 10,001+ employees
The opportunity to automate work so you have an audit trail, especially with governmental requirements in a regulated industry, such as the airline industry. It's really important that we have that audit trail. 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. We have all sorts of things which run through it, both on distributed and mainframe platforms. They all seem to run quite successfully. We're looking to add some additional work off of distributed platforms that will run with Oracle types of processing. But, we have a lot of work to come to the tool that we're not using it for yet. View full review »
SrOperat4d63
Sr Operations Analyst at a insurance company with 1,001-5,000 employees
This product works with all the platforms that we use today. We're able to centralize our managing of job flows for all our platforms. That's how it really helps us. It has also improved our SLAs. In addition, it has definitely helped development. Now we have multiple developers running their jobs and it gives them a lot of flexibility. View full review »
HeadITPro298996
Head of IT Procurement at a renewables & environment company with 5,001-10,000 employees
I don't think it has actually maybe improved anything. It's a generic product. It just has some nice features. We could use a normal scheduler, like DOS, for the type of work we are doing but that would prevent self-service from users in the business, so that's why we are using BMC. View full review »
ITManageeb44
IT Manager at a Consumer Goods with 201-500 employees
The solution helps us to make sure that help desk tickets don't go unnoticed. View full review »
KeyurPatel
Control-M Tech Lead at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
With version 9.0.18, which included new features, it has increased the usage of Control-M. Introduction of Control-M-managed file transfer has increased usage in our organization. BIM is a good tool to monitor SLAs, and being a financial organization, this is a very good feature for us. View full review »
DataCent0d56
Data Center Operations Supervisor at a non-tech company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We use another product, which is a BMC competitor, and we were able to integrate the two product. Therefore, if a job fails, it is automatically contacting the development team who is in charge of that job. View full review »
it_user63360
Principal, IT Data Research and Mining Analyst at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
It has certainly evolved over time. The latest versions have much better dashboarding and we can see what's happening. That is a significant improvement. View full review »
RahulRANJAN
Database Security Specialist at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
Control-M has been there on back of all automated work lists by providing consistency, timely execution, and removing chances of human errors. View full review »
Don Writesel
Operations Manager at a retailer with 10,001+ employees
When we first started using Control-M, we had multiple scheduling solutions across several platforms. Going to Control-M consolidated all of them and allowed us reactivity across all of them based on the completion of processing. View full review »
Kevin Stevens
Operations Manager at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Cross platform scheduling has transformed how we run our estate workload. It is just so much more efficient now as we can tie together all the workloads across the estate and make the whole process reactive to events. View full review »
Paul Robins
Automation Specialist at a financial services firm with 5,001-10,000 employees
Control-M has enabled true enterprise batch automation, which combined with the other BMC Control products on our mainframe platform, allows us to run a 24/7 site with the lights out. View full review »
reviewer944232
User at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
* Job scheduling for our ETL batch jobs has become streamlined and more efficient. * We are now able to deliver data to our data warehouses and dashboards promptly. View full review »
Pedro Munoz
Co-fundador with 1-10 employees
Speeds up processes and automated tasks. BMC has taken the control of batch processing very far. View full review »
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