Control-M Pros and Cons

Control-M Pros

ANIRUDHRAMESH
Production Engineer at Alphaserve Technologies®
The feature we use most in Control-M is related to the file transfer module. It is quite advanced compared to the other tools like Automate, etc. The new version which has come of same MFT has a lot of advanced features which makes it very easy to work with. There is less need for written programs and more GUI-based stuff.
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TeamLdr34546
Team Lead at a transportation company with 5,001-10,000 employees
We value Control-M mainly for the ability to control multiple nodes in a coordinated manner. Control-M has the ability to really coordinate across a lot of nodes.
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HeadITPro298996
Head of IT Procurement at a renewables & environment company with 5,001-10,000 employees
You can let users access the system and manage jobs: self-service.
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Ram Lakshman
Senior Technical Consultant at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Self Service, BIM features are most valuable. As no need to login to EM client and check the job status.
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Jim Monlea
Workload Automation Wizard at a insurance company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Self Service for repeatable, low impact workload automation processes.
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JesusJimenez
Technical Support at a tech vendor with 10,001+ employees
Promotions between environments, as well as local, mass update, versioning, and self-service.
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Paul Clinton
Consultant, Production Control Services at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Cross-platform support: A Linux job can be dependent on a Windows job, which can be dependent on many other flavours of hardware/software. Your batch is therefore managed by a single tool, allowing you to monitor your entire flow.
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Nadiya Shaikh
Technical Support at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
I think the administration part is much more valuable than any other feature.
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it_user63360
Principal, IT Data Research and Mining Analyst at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Automation of the batch jobs is the most valuable feature.
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Don Writesel
Operations Manager at a retailer with 10,001+ employees
There is a batch monitoring tool called Batch Impact Manager, which proactively warns when processing is behind and SLAs are in jeopardy of being missed.
Maintaining and monitoring of workloads have been and continue to be the most valuable feature in our environment.
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Control-M Cons

ANIRUDHRAMESH
Production Engineer at Alphaserve Technologies®
One feature I would like to include is in the middle of the monitoring domain. In the monitoring domain, if I have to update a number of jobs, the only way to do it is by manually clicking on each job. I would like a feature that allows me to do a mass update in the jobs, which I feel is still lacking.
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TeamLdr34546
Team Lead at a transportation company with 5,001-10,000 employees
We would recommend modernizing the look and feel of Control-M. They also need to move towards more self-service and development in their environment. It's very antiquated.
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Ram Lakshman
Senior Technical Consultant at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
But for some issues, BMC will suggest to upgrade to new version which will not be feasible to standards of the organisation. Hence some work around should be shown to run the business until new version was upgraded.
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Jim Monlea
Workload Automation Wizard at a insurance company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Advanced File Transfer (AFT) has limitations that cause us to use a bit more licensing than we feel is appropriate.
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JesusJimenez
Technical Support at a tech vendor with 10,001+ employees
It can definitely expand promotions, so that a single job can be moved. Currently you can only promote a job by promoting the entire table.
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Paul Clinton
Consultant, Production Control Services at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Reporting in Control-M could use improvement.
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Nadiya Shaikh
Technical Support at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
We did encounter a few scalability issues. Sometimes, there are too many jobs in our environment on different servers, but that’s not the tool issue, we can simply increase the FS size. However, that requires bank cost; hence the scalability issue.
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it_user63360
Principal, IT Data Research and Mining Analyst at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
I would like to see automatic license management. And probably more importantly, some kind of machine learning to help identify the optimum automation path.
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Don Writesel
Operations Manager at a retailer with 10,001+ employees
It has a slight issue with daylight savings time while advancing the clock in the Spring.
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Kevin Stevens
Operations Manager at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
It is a very strong product, but the reporting could be better.
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