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Control-M Pros

HK
AVP - Systems Engineer at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
The File Transfer component is quite valuable. The integration with products such as Informatica and SAP are very valuable to us as well. Rather than having to build our own interface into those products, we can use the ones that come out of the box. The integration with databases is valuable as well. We use database jobs quite a bit.
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WB
Maintenance Manager at a transportation company with 10,001+ employees
If they have ad hoc requirements, then they can theoretically schedule their own file transfers with the Self Service. We are trying to push as much work back to the customers or developers that have that requirement, because they prefer to help themselves, if possible. We try empowering them and enabling them through Control-M, especially for file transfers, because it is a much broader base of the business then just with batch scheduling. Typically, with SAP batch scheduling, it would work with dedicated teams. With file transfers, the entire business is involved. There are business users, end users, etc. It definitely needs to be as simple as possible and as managed as well as possible. They need to manage it themselves, if possible, because our team is not growing but the number of customers, applications, and jobs are growing. We need to hand back some of the responsibility to the customer for them to resolve and action it.
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Randy Scott - PeerSpot reviewer
Sr. Systems Engineer at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Technical support is very helpful and available 24/7.
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Richard Meyer - PeerSpot reviewer
System Engineer at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
It gives us the ability to have end-to-end workflows, no matter where they're running.
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Robert-Stinnett - PeerSpot reviewer
Sr. Automation Engineer at a computer software company with 1,001-5,000 employees
It has certainly helped speed things up.
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AS
Subject Matter Expert at a consumer goods company with 10,001+ employees
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.
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SP
Lead Consultant at a media company with 1,001-5,000 employees
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.
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NP
Director at a performing arts with 5,001-10,000 employees
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.
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AB
Architect at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
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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BB
ITSM Implementation Manager at a transportation company with 10,001+ employees
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.
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Control-M Cons

HK
AVP - Systems Engineer at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
A lot of the areas of improvement revolve around Automation API because that area is constantly evolving. It is constantly changing, and it is constantly being updated. There are some bugs that are introduced from one version to the next. So, the regression testing doesn't seem to capture some of the bugs that have been fixed in prior versions, and those bugs are then reintroduced in later versions.
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WB
Maintenance Manager at a transportation company with 10,001+ employees
The high availability that comes from BMC with its supplied Postgres database is very limited. Even using your customer-supplied Postgres database is problematic. We have engaged with them regarding this, but it is difficult. My company doesn't want to do this and BMC doesn't want to do that. We just need to find some middle ground to get the proper high availability. We're also moving away, like the rest of the world, from the more expensive offerings, like Oracle. We are trying to use Postgres, which is free. The stability is good. It is just that the high availability configuration is not ideal. It could be better.
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Randy Scott - PeerSpot reviewer
Sr. Systems Engineer at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
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.
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Richard Meyer - PeerSpot reviewer
System Engineer at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
The stability of Control-M has Not been great. A big thing we've been trying to work on with BMC is observability. Modern applications should be observable and resilient, but we're finding that sometimes Control-M is not very resilient and many times Control-M is not very observable.
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Robert-Stinnett - PeerSpot reviewer
Sr. Automation Engineer at a computer software company with 1,001-5,000 employees
They can improve their interface.
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AS
Subject Matter Expert at a consumer goods company with 10,001+ employees
With the current version update, I'm not sure why we needed a separate database upgrade. Why not put it all in one package? Previously, you could do it either via a manual upgrade or an in-place upgrade but it wasn't separate.
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SP
Lead Consultant at a media company with 1,001-5,000 employees
With earlier versions, the support was not accurate or delivered in a timely manner. What would happen is that I would be in production mode and I would have an issue and would want to get someone on a call to see what was happening. But they would always say, “Hey, provide the log first and then we'll review and we'll get back to you." I feel that when a customer asks about a production issue, they should jump onto the call to see what is going on, and then collect the logs.
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NP
Director at a performing arts with 5,001-10,000 employees
We develop software. More frequently, we are working with microservices and APIs, using our integration tool, MuleSoft. While Control-M is really a good tool to integrate with other tools, it is important for them to continue improving their microservices and API.
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AB
Architect at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Some of the documentation could use some improvement, however, it gets you from point A to point B pretty quickly to get the solution in place.
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BB
ITSM Implementation Manager at a transportation company with 10,001+ employees
The MFT applications should have more functionality and flexibility within that tool. Having more flexibility with that tool for handling the one to many or many to one concept. Like being able to take data from one source and push it to many locations or pull data from many locations and bring it back into a single source. That's why we still use our TPS program for the file transfers just because we don't have some of those capabilities available to us within MFT.
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Control-M
August 2022
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620,987 professionals have used our research since 2012.