Control-M Valuable Features

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 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 »
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. View full review »
controlm6ba7
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 at iPSL
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 »
Robert-Stinnett
Automation Analyst at CARFAX
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 »
ManagerD502d
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 »
SrOperat4d63
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 »
Cristian Martinez
Pre-Sales Engineer, Solution Architect, Technical Area Coordinator at a consultancy with 11-50 employees
* The dependencies between multi-platform processes are very good. * The capabilities of the solution are great. * It offers very good reporting. * The product offers very good integration with other solutions. * The implementation and adoption are easy. View full review »
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. 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 »
ITManageeb44
IT Manager at a consumer goods company with 201-500 employees
I find it very helpful to be able to keep track of all our help desk tickets. View full review »
Cristian Martinez
Pre-Sales Engineer, Solution Architect, Technical Area Coordinator at a consultancy with 11-50 employees
Its compatibility with the new technologies and platforms, like the Google Cloud or Amazon, is the most valuable. Its console allows us to view the duration and execution of a process. It is also very easy to use and easy to implement. View full review »
KeyurPatel
Control-M Tech Lead at iPSL
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 »
DataCent0d56
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 »
Jorge Lozano
Software Consultant at a consultancy with 11-50 employees
It is very easy to use. The HA feature is also very good. View full review »
reviewer938901
Software Engineer at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
The most valuable features are the: * GUI console * Stability * Workflow View full review »
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