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Consultant
Technical Consultant at Atgen Software Solutions LLP
Aug 18 2017

What is most valuable?

This product has an excellent GUI that is user friendly and provides job management.

How has it helped my organization?

The BMC Control-M provides automated management by our various applications teams of PROD environments under one central GUI.

What needs improvement?

This product needs improvisation in regards to agility for job execution function.

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

My suggestion would be to select more job-based pricing options as the BMC Control-M solution has less jobs to offer.

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend to make use of outsourced software solutions such as Atgen for ensuring a stable setup process.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Before choosing this product, I evaluated a lot of options.
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 use to integrate with ODI e SOA) Advansed File… 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 integration several times. In the case of a Web… 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 solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

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.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Yes we evaluated. CA Workload Automation AE(AutoSys) IBM Tivoli System Automation
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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 to build schedules that interface with many… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Previous scheduling solutions were platform specific, so when the overnight batch processes crossed between technologies, manual intervention was required. This was time… 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 schedule – unless you are connected to a Control-M… 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 solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I have had limited experience with Windows Task Scheduler, Cron and Autosys. These are very basic scheduling tools that do not offer anywhere near the functionality of… more»

What other advice do I have?

Do it.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Before choosing this product, I did not evaluate other options.
Vineeta Jayasimhan
Consultant
Systems Engineer - Senior Control M Admin at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Sep 26 2016

What is most valuable?

The features most valuable differ from client to client. One of our clients used Control-M to execute multiple scripts in distributed systems and mainframe environments… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Control-M helped automate workloads, which would have taken hours and hours of effort and resources. The tool increased the quality and efficiency of work performed with… more»

What needs improvement?

Control-M as a tool has provided a really stable and effective platform to automate workloads. However, sometimes we do have to use different job types to achieve one… more»

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

Control-M does come with a lot of features, but with those features comes the hefty price tag. :) It is reasonable comparatively to some tools that may only do, say, one… more»

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I hadn't had a chance to work with any other solutions.

What other advice do I have?

It is a great product and it will be worth it, if you plan to utilize it to its full potential and on a larger scale.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Most of the places I worked already had the solution in place, hence I cannot comment on this.
Consultant
Integration Consultant at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Sep 05 2016

What is most valuable?

* No product downtime * Easy to administrate and use * A lot of integration tools and control modules We use the BPI (Java and web services) DB integrator, AFT file transfer, CM for Informatica… more»

How has it helped my organization?

The knowledge of the jobs has become transparent and business users can monitor and manage their own jobs through the self-service portal.

What needs improvement?

The reporting overall should be better; right now, external report tools have to be used. Reporting should be end-user modifiable; and there should not be a need for a separate reporting client. There… more»

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

It is expensive; the smallest IT service providers can’t implement it.

What other advice do I have?

Plan the hardware setup carefully, favoring *nix OS systems in the CTM-Server engine. Try to follow “best practice” instructions about the database considerations and software setups.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We evaluated IBM TWS and UC4 before choosing this product.

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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