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HeadITPro298996
Real User
Head of IT Procurement at a renewables & environment company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Jul 29 2018

What is most valuable?

You can let users access the system and manage jobs: self-service.

How has it helped my organization?

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… more»

What needs improvement?

I don't think that we're actually looking for new features. I think we are more looking for a better cost/license/performance model because BMC… more»

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

The only thing we would object to are the license costs. That is what we are probably most annoyed with. We are paying something like €1,000,000… more»

What other advice do I have?

If you can afford it, it's good. If you do have an unlimited budget, or budget is not the main concern, and you want stability then I would say go… more»
Ram Lakshman
Consultant
Senior Technical Consultant at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Jun 22 2017

What is most valuable?

Self Service, BIM features are most valuable. As no need to login to EM client and check the job status. From any where we… more»

How has it helped my organization?

5 years back, our organisation runs Control-M 6.2. After upgrading to ver 7, application team benefited with the new… more»

What needs improvement?

All is well in Control-M tool . Thank you for new enhancements of tool . But for some issues, BMC will suggest to upgrade… more»

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

Compare to other tools Pricing and licensing was more. It should be decrease.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

N/A

What other advice do I have?

No.. Happy to work on Control-M and looking to upgrade current version Control-M ver 7 to 9. One suggestion after a stable… more»
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Jim Monlea
Real User
Workload Automation Wizard at a insurance company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jul 10 2017

What is most valuable?

Self Service for repeatable, low impact workload automation processes. BIM for SLA management. GUI client for visibility into the enterprise… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Offers a single pane of glass to our enterprise batch\workload automation environment. Allows us to empower business users to execute their own… more»

What needs improvement?

Advanced File Transfer (AFT) has limitations that cause us to use a bit more licensing than we feel is appropriate.

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

BMC does NOT have a great licensing model from my perspective.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We've used other stand-alone products that have their own scheduler while we've owned Control-M but have migrated away from that model to give… more»
Oscar Omar Posada Sanchez
Consultant
Business Service Management Architect at a tech consulting company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Apr 02 2017

What is most valuable?

High availability through software, supported by an Oracle RAC with ASM, is a valuable feature. In operation, it is… more»

How has it helped my organization?

My clients are happy; the comment that gets repeated is, "Control-M is a very stable tool".

What needs improvement?

The web console consumes resources to my "high" point of view. Thinking about a totally web management environment is an… more»

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

A good product always has a cost. I think the cost supports the efficiency of the product.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

Previously, I had version 8, and I migrated to version 9 because of its high availability functionality.

What other advice do I have?

Is a very good option for the WLA tasks within a company. There is a lot of information on the internet for it. Analyze… more»
JesusJimenez
Vendor
Technical Support at a tech vendor with 10,001+ employees
Jun 05 2017

What is most valuable?

Promotions between environments, as well as local, mass update, versioning, and self-service.

How has it helped my organization?

It is much easier to move and copy schedules. Versioning allows for quick restoration when an error is found.

What needs improvement?

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. In our environment we have very similar… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We used another solution. Our company was looking to standardize across the enterprise.
Paul Clinton
Consultant
Consultant, Production Control Services at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Jul 21 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 which interface with many technologies. Here… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Increased batch performance.

What needs improvement?

Reporting in Control-M could use improvement.

What other advice do I have?

Excellent product.
Nadiya Shaikh
Consultant
Technical Support at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Jun 25 2017

What is most valuable?

I think the administration part is much more valuable than any other feature. I don’t really remember the commands though, but working on the… more»

How has it helped my organization?

The project that I am working on is a banking project and a valuable customer to my organization; we get high revenue from it, hence the… more»

What needs improvement?

BMC keeps on improving this solution; there are many levels of improvement, customers can actually try the free trial version and provide feedback… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

Previously, I have used network and server monitoring for one and a half years; it was migrating to a different tool so I switched.

What other advice do I have?

It’s a good, easy to use, and automated product. It is already used in every organization.
Anonymous User
User
Control-M Workload Admin at a financial services firm with 5,001-10,000 employees
Jun 19 2017

What is most valuable?

Product is intuitive, you can start working with it and figure out the basics pretty quickly. The built in modules (examples: File Transfer… more»

How has it helped my organization?

One big example I can think of is the availability of the Self Service plug-in. The non scheduling IT users or business users will actually be able… more»

What needs improvement?

Quicker adoption of the newest versions of the product by all would help work out the bugs sooner.

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

Price is based on how many jobs come into the scheduler each day (not executions) across all your different environments.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

CA Workload Scheduler, archaic, not intuitive, lack of features.
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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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