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Dean Tuson
Real User
Control-M Developer at a retailer with 1,001-5,000 employees
Feb 20 2017

What is most valuable?

Control-M has a huge number of features and utilities that assist users in monitoring their schedules, and developers... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Previous scheduling solutions were platform specific, so when the overnight batch processes crossed between... more»

What needs improvement?

The ability to work offline would be an improvement. It is sometimes inconvenient that you cannot load and work on a... more»

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

Control-M is expensive, but you get what you pay for. Talk to your account manager and discuss licensing options.

Which solutions did we use previously?

I have had limited experience with Windows Task Scheduler, Cron and Autosys. These are very basic scheduling tools that... more»

What other advice do I have?

Do it.
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... more»
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Sandesh Choundawar
Consultant
Senior Consultant at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Nov 27 2016

What is most valuable?

Control-M has a huge number of features, including: * Cross-platform support * Integration with applications such as... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Before implementing Control-M, SAP or FTP related jobs were triggered using scripts. With Control-M, these jobs can be... more»

What needs improvement?

The cost of Control-M is a major factor. It is difficult for small-scale organizations to use Control-M as a solution.

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

Pricing is somewhat on high side. But it’s recommended for bigger organizations.

Which solutions did we use previously?

Previously, job scheduling was done internally using a SAP scheduler, Windows Task Scheduler, and cron. However, they... more»

What other advice do I have?

If you need a one-stop solution for all your automation needs, Control-M is your answer.
it_user540414
Real User
Master Scheduler at a tech company with 10,001+ employees
Mar 26 2017

What is most valuable?

There are no specific features that I could say are more valuable than others. The whole product is valuable to us.

How has it helped my organization?

* Ninety percent or more of the batch processing is now centralized into a single scheduling platform. This helps the... more»

What needs improvement?

There aren’t any improvements that I’ve come across with the most recent release. If I had to note one improvement, it... more»

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

It is task based pricing. It is based on the number of jobs brought into the system daily and any that remain in the... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

We already evaluated CA’s offering at the time because we were already using CA-7 on the mainframe.

What other advice do I have?

We use BMC’s Control-M software for our open systems and SAP batch processing. We will be looking at converting the... 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... 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... more»

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

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

Which solutions did we use previously?

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... more»
Marcel Cunha de Meneses
Consultant
IT Consultant at a tech consulting company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Mar 20 2017

What is most valuable?

Integration with different modules such as: Web Service -WS Advanced File Transfer - AFT

How has it helped my organization?

We use the Control-M modules to reduce the development time of the automations, using the modules. Web Service -WS (We... more»

What needs improvement?

I would like to see improvement in the integration of modules. As I worked with the modules, I saw the need for better... more»

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

This is quite specific. It will depend on the number of processes that you need to automate.

Which solutions did we use previously?

I thought of using a different solution, but this solution is as simple as other alternatives.

What other advice do I have?

Improve the disclosure of the modules for the clients and show the cases of success.
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.

Which solutions did we use previously?

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... 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.

Which solutions did we use previously?

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»
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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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