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  • "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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    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:ActiveTransfer lets us maintain the file in the staging area before we transfer it. After that, we can remove the file… more »
    Top Answer:I'm not aware of the exact cost. That product team at my company is responsible when we need any maintenance, new… more »
    Top Answer:Some things could be improved, especially how ActiveTransfer handles third-party file transfers. It would be nice to… more »
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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

    Imagine the simplicity of having a centralized console to easily manage partner files throughout your organization. That’s what you can do with webMethods ActiveTransfer for Managed File Transfer (MFT).

    Using this secure, reliable, centrally managed file transfer system, you can:

    -Exchange and schedule files of any size—even big data files—up to 25 times faster
    -Centrally manage file transfers, set up transfer schedules and configure users
    -Move large files quickly over long distances to increase partner response time
    -Securely exchange files with partners using the latest security and encryption techniques
    -Accelerate large file transfers by boosting performance 10 to 25 times, overcoming network
    latency and boosting productivity
    -Control transfer speeds and allocate necessary, network bandwidth to partners
    -Ensure acceptance of file transfers from approved IP addresses and assigned users
    -Schedule and create event-driven transfers
    -Trigger file transfers as the events occurs, such as completion of a batch job

    WS_FTP Server is a proven, effective, easy-to-use file transfer solution. Secure data in transit while integrating programmable methodologies that simplify file transfer tasks and improve efficiency. Improve control, visibility and security over file transfer activities by implementing safeguards against information leaks and data breaches.

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    Sample Customers
    CARFAX, Tampa General Hospital, Navistar, Amadeus, Raymond James, Railinc
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    BraunAbility, H&M Software, Killeen School, Positive Images UK, Scientific American, Sciforma, The Denver Broncos
    Top Industries
    Financial Services Firm31%
    Computer Software Company14%
    Healthcare Company7%
    Computer Software Company29%
    Financial Services Firm18%
    Comms Service Provider10%
    Insurance Company8%
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    Computer Software Company22%
    Comms Service Provider13%
    Energy/Utilities Company12%
    Company Size
    Small Business12%
    Midsize Enterprise9%
    Large Enterprise79%
    Small Business13%
    Midsize Enterprise10%
    Large Enterprise77%
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    Small Business13%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise71%
    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.
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    webMethods ActiveTransfer is ranked 12th in Managed File Transfer (MFT) with 1 review while WS_FTP Server is ranked 27th in Managed File Transfer (MFT). webMethods ActiveTransfer is rated 8.0, while WS_FTP Server is rated 0.0. The top reviewer of webMethods ActiveTransfer writes "It lets us maintain the file in the staging area before we transfer it". On the other hand, webMethods ActiveTransfer is most compared with , whereas WS_FTP Server is most compared with MOVEit and IBM Sterling File Gateway.

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