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"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.""The initial setup is straightforward.""The Control-M interface is good for creating, monitoring, and ensuring the delivery of files as part of our data pipeline. There's a wealth of information in both the full client, as well as the web interface that they have. Both are very easy to use and provide all the necessary material to understand how to do various tasks. The help feature is very useful and informative and everything is very easy to understand.""As soon as you have an issue, a ticket is created and the tech support is quite responsive.""We can set up automated email notifications to the programmers or the whole team for a particular job. It helps save time because we're not consistently looking at the job to see if it has ended or failed.""The File Watcher utility, cyclic jobs, and email alert notification are valuable.""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.""The most valuable feature is the reporting function. It allows us to pull up reports for specific information that the end-users are looking for."

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"Axway consolidated all of our communications into one platform, simplifying network and port management. Now, all we have to do is open one port to this application, and we can remove all the firewall rules on that port. It's much more straightforward to manage from a security perspective. We used to rely on an archaic FTP solution, but Axway features SFTP, so it was an improvement security-wise.""It’s very flexible."

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"GoAnywhere makes it easy to move files around. We have quite a bit of information we have to transfer to around 300 different companies that require us to send data on a regular basis. If we did this manually, it would require several employees.""It enabled us to allocate staff toward other work. All the time that we would have wasted worrying about this stuff and correcting problems is put into other parts of our job. That's one of the best things about it, is that we don't waste time on these projects. We just don't have to worry about them because it lets us know if there's a problem.""Another nice feature is that you can invoke a native program from GoAnywhere. That helps you because you don't have to get fancy with agents. If a native program runs on the server that GoAnywhere is running on, like sed or perl, you can use it,""The most valuable feature is the Advanced Workflows.""We also use the Secure Folders module and the Web Client a lot. For example, we set up external vendors to come in and review files or folders in a Secure Folder. That way they can go in and review whatever information or data they need to do.""When users say, 'I'm building spreadsheets that I would like to be uploaded on a regular basis into the IBM i,' we are able to accommodate that request within a matter of hours rather than the days it would take to create programs to do that. That is very useful. It has eliminated several dozens of scripts for us.""The most valuable feature is the ability to call a workflow from another workflow. That really gives you an edge by increasing reusability and speeding up development time. You can create a workflow which is a type of template and then call that workflow from any other workflow... It has sped up development time by 80 to 90 percent.""I like the organization of resources, specifically listing out all of our FTPs and having a name and description to easily organize them. I also like the scheduler. The organization and the scheduling, being able to create the folders and the jobs, have been really helpful."

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"We have some plug-ins like BOBJ, and we need a little improvement there. Other than that, it has been pretty good. I haven't seen any issues.""Control-M reporting isn't that good. It is very limited. We would like the ability to create our own reports as well as the ability to publish dashboards in the cloud, which would help us. Improved reporting will help us determine statuses and get the answers that we need. However, I personally think BMC is not focusing on the reporting. I have even visited the BMC office in India, and asked, "Why haven't you improved the reporting?"""I've never been very successful when researching ways to utilize Batch Impact Manager. It's a tool to set up dummy jobs in your job flow and it's supposed to come back to you and say, 'Okay, for this job flow, you are 50 percent complete at a certain point in time'...I would like things like Batch Impact Manager to be a little more user-friendly, out-of-the-box.""Some of the features are not available. We were about to deploy the REST API, but we had some challenges. We had to use a third-party application. So, it should be improved in terms of integrating REST API jobs. That was something that was lacking. The customer was not that happy in terms of getting the desired output. So, we had to use a third-party application called Hangfire. We would like to have more videos on REST API integration, and we would like to have easy integration with the Control-M application through the REST API.""Its installation can be better. Currently, we have to install it manually. The file transfer feature can also be improved. It is not very easy to transfer a file from business to business. In terms of new features, they can include new technologies. It can have API integration.""Right now, Control-M is the leader in EMA analysis, which is similar to Gartner. However, clients want to invest in a strong technology, and therefore this product needs to keep up with the high expectations set for it.""I would like to have a web version of Control-M to replace the client. Currently, our support and jobs-creation teams are using the client and that needs to be installed on a PC. It's very heavy, consuming a lot of resources compared to the web portal. I know that they're trying to improve the client with the latest version, but for me, there hasn't been enough improvement yet.""An issue we have run into in our lower environments is that Control-M can log you out frequently."

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"One area of improvement is troubleshooting. When a transfer fails, they provide little information about the login, which makes troubleshooting difficult. Also, file transfer scheduling is primitive. By that, I mean you can't define a complex schedule, like scheduling a job to run at particular hours multiple times in a day.""We only hope that they continue to keep updating the solution and improving the offering. They could always do more updates and releases."

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"There is a function referred to as write CSV, to write a general text file. In this scenario of creating a simple text file, I ran into a situation where, if the product saw a quote or a double-quote in the data, it started wrapping all the text fields in double-quotes. The request I put in asks them to provide a feature that leaves my data alone and does not interpret anything.""The support desk has room for improvement. I keep opening tickets and they keep telling me that they're closed, but they're not resolved.""There are a number of built-in tasks in GoAnywhere. One, in particular, the write to CSV task, is slow. If you have, say, 100,000 records in your row set and you want to write them to a CSV file, it takes a long time. That definitely requires performance improvement.""The product could be improved by being modular. There are more features in the core product than any client needs.""At present, HelpSystems GoAnywhere MFT integrates with an antivirus solution, but it's a bit kludgy.""We are a little concerned because the maximum number of open connections allowed is 200, and we are pretty much maxed out... if they expanded the number of open connections allowed, we would be better off.""It would be helpful to have a way to actually have a job run without notifying the email addresses you have set up and without posting to the actual FTP... when you need to make a small change to a job that is deployed to production, and test that change, you have to go back and reset everything. It's not really a great way to test.""There's one persnickety issue about NAS permissions. That is a problem we have run into with GoAnywhere. I would like to see more focus on compatibility with/enforcement of user roles and access permissions across NAS, among other things. We have filed a couple of tickets on that in the past."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "The cost is basically $100 a job, give or take."
  • "This is an area where it is a little difficult to work with BMC. They want to do licenses by job, which is what we have. For example, the simplest is to license by job, but they can also license by nodes. While the licensing is simple to use, it might not be the correct licensing model for the customer. It is okay because we want to license by job, which is something measurable. At the end of the day, licensing by job is the most important."
  • "The cost of the hardware is high. Because you need to license each job, it is costly."
  • "You're going to spend a lot of money upfront, but the benefits you're going to get out of it are going to quickly pay for it."
  • "Initially, our licensing model was based on the number of jobs per day. That caused some issues because we were restricted to a number. So at our renewal time we said, 'We want to convert from number of jobs to number of endpoints.' That cost us extra money but it gave us additional capabilities, without worrying about the number of jobs."
  • "BMC's price is based on the number of jobs."
  • "You must accept that BMC licensing can be very confusing. No one can easily understand how they calculate things, whether it is user-based, job-based, or server-based. The calculation is quite tough. How BMC calculates licensing is not easily available anywhere."
  • "There are human costs in addition to the standard pricing and licensing of this solution."
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  • "Licensing can be expensive and it depends upon which features you want to buy."
  • "Pricing is based on a one-time license."
  • "It would be good for the company to explore a modular approach to selling the product so it could be cheaper and more attractive to users."
  • "For what we pay to GoAnywhere every year, we are getting a fantastic deal. From a dollar perspective, it provides very good value."
  • "The cost of GoAnywhere versus the value it brings to our data transfer operations is reasonable... The cost is relatively expensive but, back to the car analogy, that's to be expected with a Ferrari."
  • "I get the invoices, and its price is fine and appropriate. It is well priced. Even if it was double the price, we'd use it. For us, it is indispensable. We're not going to go anywhere else. There are no additional costs. Its licensing is good. There is just one charge that we get. That's it."
  • "To have a solution like this for the price we're paying makes it cheap. Considering the time that it has saved us, and considering the development that we don't need to do, such as connectors and handling servers, the price is really affordable."
  • "HelpSystems GoAnywhere MFT is very reasonably priced for the value it brings."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:Control-M acts as a single, centralized interface for monitoring and managing all batch processes, which is helpful… more »
    Top Answer:Hi! I don't know the "Oracle DAC Scheduler", but I can say that in most competitive solutions Control-m stands out in… more »
    Top Answer:The reporting is top-notch. I haven't found any other applications on the market that can replicate what Control-M… more »
    Top Answer:Axway consolidated all of our communications into one platform, simplifying network and port management. Now, all we… more »
    Top Answer:I don't know the exact cost of the Amplify license, but the support agreement costs around $30,000 annual.
    Top Answer:One area of improvement is troubleshooting. When a transfer fails, they provide little information about the login… more »
    Top Answer:Its speed is the most valuable because every integration used to take months with old SOA tools, integration buses, and… more »
    Top Answer:Its user interface can be improved. The current user interface is a little basic for some of the use cases. We have to… more »
    Top Answer:We are a partner of HelpSystems. They have a branch office in Argentina for all Latin American countries, and we work… more »
    Also Known As
    Control M
    SecureTransport, Axway SecureTransport, AMPLIFY Managed File Transfer, AMPLIFY MFT
    GoAnywhere MFT, GoAnywhere Managed File Transfer,
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    Control-M simplifies application and data workflow orchestration on premises or as a service. It makes it easy to build, define, schedule, manage, and monitor production workflows, ensuring visibility, reliability, and improving SLAs.

    • Accelerate new business applications into production—by embedding workflow orchestration into your CI/CD pipeline
    • Scale Dev and Ops collaboration, with a Jobs-as-Code approach
    • Simplify workflows across hybrid and multi-cloud environments with AWS, Azure and Google Cloud Platform integrations
    • Deliver data-driven outcomes faster, managing big data workflows in a scalable way
    • Take control of your file transfer operations with integrated, intelligent file movement and visibility
    As a multi-protocol MFT gateway, Axway SecureTransport provides the flexibility you need to support virtually any MFT use case. Secure, manage, and track file flows among people and applications inside your enterprise, and beyond your firewall to your user communities, mobile devices, and the cloud. Perform high-volume automated file transfers between systems, sites, lines of business and external partners, to user-driven communications and mobile, folder- and portal-based file sharing.

    GoAnywhere MFT is an award-winning managed file transfer software which streamlines, secures, and automates critical file transfers through a centralized enterprise-level solution. The software allows organizations to connect to internal and external systems and exchange encrypted data using industry-standard protocols (e.g. OpenPGP, AES, FTPS, SFTP, HTTPS, AS2, and GPG).

    This solution can save you time & money, improve security, and help meet compliance requirements.

    Key Features: 

     - Browser-to-browser or sever-to-server file transfer and encryption 

     - Security features to help meet HIPAA, PCI DSS, SOX, GDPR, and other compliance requirements

    - Cloud integration and hosted deployments

     - EDI X12 and EDIFACT file translation 

    - Secure file sharing, email, and collaboration 

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    Sample Customers
    CARFAX, Tampa General Hospital, Navistar, Amadeus, Raymond James, Railinc
    BNP Paribas Securities Services, Bollor_, E.ON AG Group, BMW Group, IdenTrust, Gassco, International Post Corporation, SNCF, DB Schenker Logistics, Logius, CSCA, La Poste
    McKesson City of Modesto, California Kwik Trip Northwestern University Charter Communications
    Top Industries
    Financial Services Firm31%
    Computer Software Company14%
    Healthcare Company7%
    Computer Software Company29%
    Financial Services Firm18%
    Comms Service Provider10%
    Insurance Company8%
    Computer Software Company26%
    Financial Services Firm15%
    Comms Service Provider9%
    Insurance Company8%
    Healthcare Company29%
    Wellness & Fitness Company19%
    Financial Services Firm10%
    Pharma/Biotech Company5%
    Computer Software Company35%
    Comms Service Provider12%
    Financial Services Firm8%
    Company Size
    Small Business12%
    Midsize Enterprise9%
    Large Enterprise79%
    Small Business13%
    Midsize Enterprise10%
    Large Enterprise77%
    Small Business13%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise73%
    Small Business26%
    Midsize Enterprise26%
    Large Enterprise48%
    Small Business15%
    Midsize Enterprise30%
    Large Enterprise55%
    Buyer's Guide
    Managed File Transfer (MFT)
    July 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about BMC, HelpSystems, Seeburger and others in Managed File Transfer (MFT). Updated: July 2022.
    621,327 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Axway AMPLIFY Managed File Transfer is ranked 9th in Managed File Transfer (MFT) with 2 reviews while HelpSystems GoAnywhere MFT is ranked 2nd in Managed File Transfer (MFT) with 17 reviews. Axway AMPLIFY Managed File Transfer is rated 8.6, while HelpSystems GoAnywhere MFT is rated 9.4. The top reviewer of Axway AMPLIFY Managed File Transfer writes "The solution consolidated all of our communications into one platform, simplifying network and port management". On the other hand, the top reviewer of HelpSystems GoAnywhere MFT writes "Simplifies the movement of data to and from our IBM i system, saving us time and increasing productivity". Axway AMPLIFY Managed File Transfer is most compared with Sterling Commerce Connect:Direct, MOVEit, AWS Transfer for SFTP, IBM Sterling File Gateway and Safe-T Secure Application Access, whereas HelpSystems GoAnywhere MFT is most compared with IBM Sterling File Gateway, MOVEit, BMC Control-M Managed File Transfer, AWS Transfer for SFTP and CA XCOM Data Transport.

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