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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SystemAd1832
System Admin and Architect at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Monitoring is a valuable aspect of it. The monitoring tool is very good, and it is easy for expert and entry level users to use on a short notice.
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controlm6ba7
Control-M Analyst at a retailer with 1,001-5,000 employees
It can do anything that I need. We do real-time jobs. We also do jobs that have to run at certain times. I have not been presented with a scheduling need that I was not able to do. It is very flexible and dynamic.
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Jim Perrone
E-Business Engineer at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
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.
It has absolutely saved us time. It has made us more efficient. As far as the processing between systems, we don't have as many people. They have been able to focus on other efforts, because we have been able to automate more stuff with Control-M.
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Bhanu Prakash Badiginchala
Application Automation Deveoper with 1,001-5,000 employees
Most of our tasks also deal with databases, and Control-M's purpose-built module for the databases comes in very handy when handling database components.
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Paul Wayland
VP Control-M Scheduling at Northern Trust
The monitoring tool is very good. It's very easy for expert and entry-level users to use on short notice.
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Robert-Stinnett
Automation Analyst at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
The Automation API has opened up a world of possibilities for us, including the ability to create workflows on-demand using traditional DevOps tools.
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ManagerD502d
Manager Digital Solutions at a transportation company with 10,001+ employees
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.
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SrOperat4d63
Sr Operations Analyst at a insurance company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The most valuable features are the managing of file transfers and the product keeping up with technology.
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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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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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SystemAd1832
System Admin and Architect at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
The reporting tool still needs a lot of improvement. It was supposed to get better with the upgrade, and it really didn't get better. It needs help, because it's such a useful thing to have. It needs to be more powerful and easier to use.
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controlm6ba7
Control-M Analyst at a retailer with 1,001-5,000 employees
I'm not sure how the solution fits together with our business modernization initiatives, as there are things outside of my area, even though Control-M is the scheduling tool of the company. They may use other things, e.g., Big Data.
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Jim Perrone
E-Business Engineer at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Sometimes, with technical support, they will take feedback, but you don't know where that feedback goes or if it proceeds along in the thought process.
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Bhanu Prakash Badiginchala
Application Automation Deveoper with 1,001-5,000 employees
A developer sandbox could be very helpful to try out new features or experience them.
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Paul Wayland
VP Control-M Scheduling at Northern Trust
I would like not to have to reach out to a third-party application company to do automated notifications. Right now, we still have people manually calling people and emailing people. There's a company called xMatters - and there are others - that has an API through Control-M that can automate any aspect of failure management. I'd like to see it build right into the product. I'd like to see a better notification product.
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Robert-Stinnett
Automation Analyst at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
The next major release needs to focus on the lightweight web client.
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ManagerD502d
Manager Digital Solutions at a transportation company with 10,001+ employees
The company has been working with BMC on the MFT. There are still some things about MFT which don't work the way that we want with our needs. So, we would like to see that improved.
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SrOperat4d63
Sr Operations Analyst at a insurance company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Their technicians should be more involved when we're applying new technology to Control-M, such as cloud. We're working with cloud right now, with AWS, and getting the attention of a technician, sometimes, can take some time. It would be nice if they had somebody assigned to it. Dedicated support.
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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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