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We performed a comparison between BizTalk Server and Control-M based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Process Automation solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
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"We can handle a large number of messages without any issues, ensuring that everything runs smoothly.""The most valuable feature is its reliability and stability. The first version of BizTalk was released in 2000, and many companies still use it. It was stable until 2013 when we had support.""The most valuable feature of BizTalk Server is that it will turn XML into flexible transactions.""Compared to the current solutions I use, like Azure Logic Apps and other cloud services, BizTalk was far better and more reliable.""BIzTalk's integration with Visual Studio is the most valuable feature of this product.""I rate the tool's stability a nine out of ten.""The tool's most valuable feature is its integration with the banks. Its messaging and routing capabilities are good.""Essentially, you can do whatever you like with these systems, and you do not have to take care about the scaling because if one server is overloaded, it just forwards the message to the next server, even if it were designated to a specific server. It weeds out the messages according to the load. If you want to scale it, you just add new servers."

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"The integration with ServiceNow is good. When a job ends and there are problems with it, we automatically open an incident in this platform, and the number of the incident is forwarded to Control-M. This means that we have a record of it with the log of the job.""The Automation API has opened up a world of possibilities for us, including the ability to create workflows on-demand using traditional DevOps tools.""The monitoring tool is very good. It's very easy for expert and entry-level users to use on short notice.""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.""The initial setup is largely straightforward.""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.""Self Service, BIM features are most valuable. As no need to login to EM client and check the job status.""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."

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"It's an on-premises system, requiring physical servers for deployment. This is different from Azure; you don't need any servers with Azure. If you have a subscription, you can do whatever you want. There are unit restrictions based on the environment (like non-production vs. production) in BizTalk. You need physical servers and databases. In Azure, those are not required – it's all in the cloud.""The product could be improved in monitoring, managing, and support functionalities.""The deployment could be simplified.""It's a complex product because you have many degrees of freedom to connect different parts together. Whether it's sensible or not, is up to you, but the machine does allow it. But because of the vast degrees of freedom, it's complex.""BizTalk lacks native cloud support. BizTalk doesn't offer in-built support for cloud. We need to use third-party adapters to connect it to cloud services.""BizTalk is in the past, Microsoft is not going to evolve it any further or add any new features.""BizTalk Server is an outdated legacy system that does not support messaging.""The product's deployment can be quicker"

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"The biggest improvement they could have is better QA testing before releases come out the door.""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.""While they have a very good reporting facility, the reports that I'm asked to produce, a lot of times aren't necessarily what we need.""It can definitely expand promotions, so that a single job can be moved. Currently you can only promote a job by promoting the entire table.""They can give more predefined plug-ins so that we don't have to create them.""A smartphone interface would be welcome.""I talked to Control-M guys back in October or November when they had a gathering here in Atlanta. We talked about not being able to go back in history in Helix Control-M for more than two weeks. We submitted a request for enhancement. They told us that they are working on it, and they are thinking of expanding that to 30 days. We would like to see it expand to 90 days, but they are working on it.""You need to pay for extra features if you need them."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "The cost will depend on the client's requirements."
  • "BizTalk Server is cheap. I would rate its pricing a two out of five."
  • "Based on the knowledge, it is relatively cheaper than Azure Identity Services and cloud services in general."
  • "It was not cheap, but it was affordable."
  • "BizTalk Server is not freeware. There's a significant licensing cost involved. Be sure you will actually utilize its features fully."
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  • "Compare to other tools Pricing and licensing was more. It should be decrease."
  • "BMC does NOT have a great licensing model from my perspective."
  • "we are more looking for a better cost/license/performance model because BMC, while we could say it's the best, is also the most expensive. That is what we are probably most annoyed with. We are paying something like €1,000,000 over three years for having 4,000 jobs running. That's expensive."
  • "We have account based licensing. There are two or three types of licensing. One of them is based on the number of jobs, so we a license close to 4,000 jobs per day. The cost is based on the different modules, which we buy from them. If we a buy a hardware module, which we are presently using and integrating, that is an additional cost, but I'm not sure of the amount. Each module comes with a different cost."
  • "As we increase the number of tasks or jobs on the system, there are concerns about cost."
  • "We have a five-year contract with task-based licensing."
  • "This product saves hours in a day based on my experience working here versus other companies with manually operations."
  • "It works on task-based licensing."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:The tool's most valuable feature is its integration with the banks. Its messaging and routing capabilities are good.
    Top Answer:The product's deployment can be quicker
    Top Answer:I recommend the product since it has helped us with verification and messaging. I rate it a seven out of ten.
    Top Answer:Control-M acts as a single, centralized interface for monitoring and managing all batch processes, which is helpful because nothing gets left unattended since it is all visible in one place, and… more »
    Top Answer:First of all, the shift from manual to automation has been valuable. We have a tool that can automate.
    Top Answer:They are expensive. If we were a small company, it would be complicated because we have to have strong sales and operations to be able to afford a tool of this level. Being a large company, the… more »
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    Connects systems both inside and across organizations, exchange data and orchestrate business processes across multiple systems.

    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
    Sample Customers
    Centrebet, Seoul National University Bundang Hospital, QualCare, Wªrth Handelsges.m.b.H, DTEK, Allscripts, United BioSource, Hogg Robinson
    CARFAX, Tampa General Hospital, Navistar, Amadeus, Raymond James, Railinc
    Top Industries
    Computer Software Company12%
    Financial Services Firm12%
    Manufacturing Company9%
    Financial Services Firm33%
    Computer Software Company13%
    Healthcare Company6%
    Financial Services Firm29%
    Computer Software Company13%
    Manufacturing Company7%
    Insurance Company7%
    Company Size
    Small Business43%
    Large Enterprise57%
    Small Business20%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise67%
    Small Business13%
    Midsize Enterprise9%
    Large Enterprise78%
    Small Business15%
    Midsize Enterprise9%
    Large Enterprise76%
    Buyer's Guide
    BizTalk Server vs. Control-M
    May 2024
    Find out what your peers are saying about BizTalk Server vs. Control-M and other solutions. Updated: May 2024.
    771,740 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    BizTalk Server is ranked 17th in Process Automation with 12 reviews while Control-M is ranked 4th in Process Automation with 110 reviews. BizTalk Server is rated 7.4, while Control-M is rated 8.8. The top reviewer of BizTalk Server writes "For production environments, messages are easily stored within the MessageBox database and offers multiple deployment methods ". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Control-M writes "We have seen quicker file transfers with more visibility and stability". BizTalk Server is most compared with IBM Sterling B2B Integration Services, SAP Process Orchestration, Camunda, SEEBURGER Business Integration Suite and Microsoft System Center Orchestrator, whereas Control-M is most compared with AutoSys Workload Automation, IBM Workload Automation, Rocket Zena, Automic Workload Automation and ESP Workload Automation Intelligence. See our BizTalk Server vs. Control-M report.

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