Control-M Valuable Features

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 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. View full review »
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. View full review »
Control-M Analyst at a retailer with 1,001-5,000 employees
The whole Control-M scheduling package is valuable. The most important features are that it is easy to use and graphical, since I'm a graphical person. This allows me to see it on the screen. I've used other scheduling tools, and the information wasn't there. Being able to see the jobs that connect to another job is real important to me. 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. I learned it intuitively, and it's easy to use. I speak to operators who sometimes have limited technical knowledge and they are able to pick it up with my help. They're able to pick it up pretty easily and do the functions that they need 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
* The ability to go from one system to another. * To be able to trigger something off of it, yet we are still on a mainframe for our batch processing. * To be able to trigger something from the batch, then distribute that back and forth. * The solution has always been very streamlined. * Ease of use * The BMC customer service behind the tool has been most valuable. View full review »
Bhanu Prakash Badiginchala
Application Automation Deveoper with 1,001-5,000 employees
Integration capabilities, plugins, support communities, visibility, MFT, Reports, APIs. As mentioned earlier, all these features mean that we don't need to use multiple solutions to do the task. It also makes things a lot easier that way. MFT changed the way we manage our file transfers. On top of that, all of it is directly visible in the same GUI. All the statistics can be viewed at the click of a button. Although a bit flaky sometimes, it is very helpful. Experts in the communities need a special mention here. There's a huge number of people who spend their valuable time helping each other, solving others problems. Although the actual BMC support can be slow in response sometimes, the expertise & the helpful nature of people in the BMC Community for Control-M more than make up for it. View full review »
Paul Wayland
VP Control-M Scheduling at Northern Trust
Monitoring is a valuable aspect of it. The monitoring tool is very good. It's very easy for expert and entry-level users to use on short notice. Also, the usability is good. View full review »
Automation Analyst at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
The most valuable feature is the Automation API - Jobs as Code. This is the future of workload automation. It brings Control-M into the DevOps sphere, and they are focusing a lot of effort with monthly releases of this product. View full review »
Manager Digital Solutions at a transportation company with 10,001+ employees
It creates an audit trail for jobs that we run off of it. With opportunity to run things through a repository, such as a scheduler, you have a better opportunity to ensure the information is where it needs to be when it needs to be there. View full review »
Sr Operations Analyst at a insurance company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The most valuable features are * the managing of file transfers * the product keeping up with technology. It's also very user-friendly and easy to manage job flow. View full review »
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. That's the most valuable thing. Control-M is a mature tool with many features. It's pretty stable and very easy to learn. You can become an expert in it within a short time. View full review »
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. View full review »
IT Manager at a Consumer Goods with 201-500 employees
I find it very helpful to be able to keep track of all our help desk tickets. View full review »
Control-M Tech Lead at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
The most valuable feature is the Autoedit variable resolution in planning. This feature allows developers to better understand the schedule, and allow them to correct any potential issues in advance. The MFT dashboard is also a useful tool to track all file transfers. It provides detailed information about both source and destination. View full review »
Data Center Operations Supervisor at a non-tech company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Automation is its most valuable feature. It comes down to if you schedule a job, then it runs on its own. You don't need to have an operator manually start a script, start a mainframe job, etc. I love the usability. It works. If a job fails, that development team is notified right away, which improves reliability. Previously, it was on the operators to notify the developers that their job failed, erred, or aborted. Now, it's all automated. View full review »
Principal, IT Data Research and Mining Analyst at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The automation of the batch jobs. View full review »
Database Security Specialist at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
The flexibility to schedule the jobs on various OS level platforms. It works on agent-level architecture, hence the usability is enhanced. View full review »
Don Writesel
Operations Manager at a retailer with 10,001+ employees
* Maintaining and monitoring of workloads have been and continue to be the most valuable feature in our environment. * 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. * Their forecasting tool is very handy. * They also have an API interface, although I cannot speak to it as we have not amassed enough experience to provide a fair assessment. View full review »
Kevin Stevens
Operations Manager at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
* Cross platform scheduling * Built-in file transfer * Batch impact management * Self-service They are all such valuable tools. Though, the ability to dynamically predict batch run time is so valuable. View full review »
Paul Robins
Automation Specialist at a financial services firm with 5,001-10,000 employees
Most valuable feature would be the ability to detect and notify when a process has not completed successfully. View full review »
User at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
* There is a wide range of connectors. * Ability to handle files remotely through the advanced file transfer feature. View full review »
Pedro Munoz
Co-fundador with 1-10 employees
Unlike the batch controls of other solutions, BMC includes a graphical user interface (GUI). It is comprehensive and a little daunting, but there are many options you can pick. View full review »
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