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2018-07-08T08:03:00Z

What do you like most about Control-M?

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Top 20Consultant

Control-M has helped to improve our data transfers because it allows us to monitor the execution of the process. With other technologies, we cannot do that.

2021-09-02T21:06:00Z
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Real User

The best part about this product is that it has a lot of features. Control-M doesn't limit us and we can use it for a lot of things.

2021-08-18T20:28:00Z
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Real User

In the client, it provides a unified view for me. I can alter the view that I want to see jobs and conditions. This is nice to have. The fact that you can see everything in one space is very important, especially these days where everything is about data and monitoring as well as because we are working from home on a global basis. So, I can monitor jobs in real-time, along with any failures or anything that might be stuck. The real-time monitoring and the ability to see everything in one place is important for us because we operate 24/7.

2021-08-02T20:50:00Z
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Top 20Real User

In our bank, all new applications need to be implemented with Control-M. We try to look for the best way to establish communication between both products. One of the new features for us is Application Integrator. It is a very interesting feature because it lets us integrate with those applications that are not included in Control-M. By using Application Integrator, we can easily integrate new technologies. With the help of Application Integrator, we recently integrated with Blue Prism, which is a robotic product. We could integrate such processes into Control-M. Now, we are working with Ansible, and we are putting Ansible automated processes into Control-M.

2021-08-02T08:45:00Z
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Top 20Real User

The ability to integrate file transfers has been instrumental in allowing us to accomplish the things we need with Control-M. In our industry, we take a lot of data and either push it down to the stores or retail grocery stores. We take files and push them down to the stores or pull files and information from the stores and bring it back to corporate. So, it's two-way communication with file transfers. One of the bigger things that we do with Control-M is scheduling data moves and moving data from one location to another.

2021-07-31T00:53:00Z
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Top 10Real User

The most valuable features are the Advanced File Transfer and the manage file transfer. They make transferring files securely seamless. It's very easy to set up, get deployed, and have it transferred to and from vendors. As long as we can get our firewall rules implemented at a decent time, it's very easy and seamless to get important files transferred in a secure manner.

2021-07-25T13:58:00Z
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Top 20Integrator

Workload Archiving is a very good feature for us. It helps with our customer requirements in terms of reporting and auditing... Previously, when we didn't have any archive server, we managed the data in Control-M with man-made scripts, and we would pull the data for the last 365 days, or three or four months back. Since we installed the archiving, we have been able to pull the data, anytime and anywhere, with just one click.

2021-07-24T07:11:00Z
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Top 20Consultant

Control-M is useful to automate all critical and non-critical processes. Using Control-M, we can automate application workflows as well as file transfers involved in application workflows. We can also use it to run batches related to applications. Automating these processes reduces the RTO and RPO, which helps in the case of failures. It also helps us to identify bottlenecks and take corrective measures.

2021-07-23T10:30:00Z
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Top 10Real User

The multiple scheduling options allow you to do anything you want, whenever you want, and however you want. You can easily be in control when things happen.

2021-07-23T00:15:00Z
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Top 10Real User

The scheduling feature and scheduling tool are the most valuable features. I like the scheduling services that we have in Control-M, which are very beneficial to our organization because they are automating things. There is also less manual work. We can schedule a task without any manual interruptions.

2021-07-21T16:41:00Z
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Top 20Real User

We have a team called pro-mon and they monitor all the jobs for us. A single view for them makes it easy for them to monitor things.

2021-07-20T19:32:00Z
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Top 20Real User

Before Control-M, we didn't have a centralized view and could not view what happened in the past to determine what will happen in the future. The Gantt view that we have in Control-M is like a project view. It is nice because we sometimes have some application maintenance that we need to do. So, in a single console, we can hold the jobs for the next hour or two. We can release that job when it is finished. This is a really nice feature that we didn't have before. It is something really simple, but we didn't previously have a console where we could say, "For the next two hours, what are the jobs that we will run? And, hold these jobs not to run." This is really important.

2021-07-19T10:02:00Z
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Top 10Real User

Technical support is very helpful and available 24/7.

2021-06-18T21:31:00Z
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Top 10Consultant

It has multiple features. You can plan your execution in Control-M. It provides one single window where you can define workflows regardless of geographic boundaries and platforms. A batch process can be executed from this single window.

It provides insights into your processes. Your business people will know what process they are running and what is the state of the process. Instead of knowing that they're not going to meet the SLA the next morning, the business people immediately know the changes in their process.

Control-M is very easy. I can tell a non-technical person that this is how it works, and he would be able to easily understand it. Business people can understand the methodology of Control-M and the intuitive features that it has. It has a fantastic graphical user interface and is easy to understand. You just have to drag and drop but in a very intuitive way.

Monitoring features are also good. It has different color coding schemes, which can help you to understand the status of your workflow. An operator who is not that technical and is just monitoring the status of the application can see by color-coding the status of a process. If anything goes wrong or a process is stuck, it gives you a hint. You can just right-click and see the logs and the output. Even if the system is not right there in the data center and is located somewhere else, you can monitor it right from there and see the workflows.

2021-03-02T12:54:17Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

The initial setup is largely straightforward.

2021-02-17T14:21:40Z
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Top 20Real User

The most valuable features are the GUI console, stability, and workflow.

2020-11-23T17:14:00Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

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.

2020-11-22T17:27:00Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

The solution has the power to reduce resources, which is good for business. It is constantly updated to remain compatible with new technologies such as Amazon, Azure, and Google Cloud. It's very easy to take advantage of the compatibilities.

2020-11-20T10:39:00Z
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Top 10Reseller

It is very easy to use. The HA feature is also very good.

2020-11-09T23:10:44Z
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Real User

I find it very helpful to be able to keep track of all our help desk tickets.

2019-09-03T06:46:00Z
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Top 10Real User

The Automation API has opened up a world of possibilities for us, including the ability to create workflows on-demand using traditional DevOps tools.

2019-08-21T01:50:00Z
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Real User

Most of our tasks also deal with databases, and Control-M's purpose-built module for the databases comes in very handy when handling database components.

2019-08-15T09:48:00Z
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Real User

BIM is a good tool to monitor SLAs, and being a financial organization, this is a very good feature for us.

2019-08-01T09:10:00Z
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Real User

Control-M has improved application reliability and the SLAs in our company by quite a bit. You can see if problems are coming. If we have an SLA in a couple of hours, we know well before that couple hours if processing is behind, and it allows us to take some preventative action.

2019-06-12T13:17:00Z
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Real User

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.

2019-06-12T13:17:00Z
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Real User

Because it's a tool which allows us to do scheduled work, it allows for notifications when jobs aren't running within that scheduled time frame. This improves the opportunity to meet SLAs.

2019-06-12T13:17:00Z
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Real User

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.

2019-06-12T13:17:00Z
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Real User

The monitoring tool is very good. It's very easy for expert and entry-level users to use on short notice.

2019-06-12T13:17:00Z
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Real User

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.

2019-06-12T13:17:00Z
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Real User

The most valuable features are the managing of file transfers and the product keeping up with technology.

2019-06-12T13:17:00Z
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Real User

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.

2019-05-20T07:59:00Z
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Real User

The feature we use most in Control-M is related to the file transfer module. It is quite advanced compared to the 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.

2019-05-15T05:16:00Z
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User

Ability to handle files remotely through the advanced file transfer feature.

2018-10-15T13:24:00Z
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Real User

Automation of the batch jobs is the most valuable feature.

2018-08-09T07:01:00Z
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Real User

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

2018-07-08T08:03:00Z
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