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Appian

Top Rated
159 Ratings

Control-M

85 Ratings

Appian

Top Rated
159 Ratings
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Score 8.3 out of 101

Control-M

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Score 8.8 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Appian

Surely Appian is not a Site Development Tool. So we should avoid the use of a system for just UX development. We should look for process automation as much as we can mature the use cases.
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Control-M

Control-M is very well suited for a global, multi-system platform where huge amounts of data are processed, collected and retained. It does not seem to be a slave to a particular OS or server platform. It generally works everywhere and with any computer system. It may be overkill for some small, unique, specialty businesses where a native scheduler would suffice
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Feature Rating Comparison

Workload Automation

Appian
Control-M
7.5
Multi-platform scheduling
Appian
Control-M
9.1
Central monitoring
Appian
Control-M
8.4
Logging
Appian
Control-M
6.6
Alerts and notifications
Appian
Control-M
8.1
Analysis and visualization
Appian
Control-M
7.4
Application integration
Appian
Control-M
5.3

Pros

  • Repeatable process. Once implemented in Appian, you have an automated process that will always work in the same way. No more dependencies on people remembering what needs to be done or how to do it.
  • Great integration with other applications. Appian allows you to integrate with many other applications to provide a seamless process flow.
  • Reporting capability. Appian has the ability to report on information from any connected system to provide real-time data. Very nice graphical and textual reports can be created.
  • Sites. The ability to create a place for a user to be able to perform their required job without having to see all of the other applications, reports and records. This allows a very focused approach for a user to interact with the system.
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  • Control-M provides the functionality required to run a lot of jobs in a short period of time. There are times when more than a thousand jobs are pushed through the system in a very short timeframe and Control-M is able to manage this workload with no problem.
  • The GUI interface used for monitoring and interacting with Control-M also is a big advantage when processing so many events. This provides real-time viewing and allows for quick responses from our technicians to act and recover issues. This is very important to our business that requires very little down time without major impact to our customers.
  • The history information Control-M captures and saves has been a big advantage when researching issues. This information is also used for quality control when making changes as well as satisfying audit requirements. This data is also used to manage capacity and performance of Control-M which has a long history of stability. This is important for many reasons but the number one reason for FIS would be the success it brings to our business and our customers' business.
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Cons

  • Appian is continually improving the product but having to learn new features every 3 months (upgrade schedule) can be a challenge.
  • Graphical user interface could use some additional improvements but it has come a long way already.
  • Sites could use some additional modifications. Currently, the News Feed is not available on a site.
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  • Control-M could provide improved dynamic workload management based on physical server resources.
  • Control-M for File Transfer could provide better diagnostic tools for troubleshooting connection errors.
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Likelihood to Renew

Appian9.5
Based on 11 answers
The amount of time and effort that we have spent on our applications with Appian almost guarantees that we will be renewing our licenses. The ROI of Appian has been very benfical
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Control-M8.6
Based on 4 answers
This has been our company standard.
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Usability

Appian8.8
Based on 28 answers
  • limitation in the UI development
  • lack of client scripting language
  • lack of better debugging and tracing tools
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Control-M8.1
Based on 5 answers
Control-M is easy to use, does not require much training for regular users, and is fairly straightforward when it comes to job setup.
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Support

Appian8.3
Based on 52 answers
In general, the Support team respond quickly and are knowledgeable and helpful. Account Management has been good and we have recently had an onsite visit from an Appian Architect and Account Manager to discuss Appian in the Cloud. Follow up from this meeting has been good with further information and pricing information received on a timely basis.
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Control-M8.1
Based on 7 answers
For the 16 years that I have supported Control-M, their support has always been fantastic. They are very responsive and typically either solve the issue or answer the question in a matter of one or two emails or phone calls. For any high severity type problems, team members 'swarm' the case and you may get multiple technicians assisting you at the same time. Support also as they say "follows the sun" so whenever you speak to someone, it is their daylight hours and you are not waiting for someone to fully wake up to provide support.
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In-Person Training

Appian9.0
Based on 1 answer
As analyst I participated in a developer boot camp. At times it was hard to keep up but most of the time it made sense. Trainer took the time to explain and slowed pace down to answer questions etc.
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No answers yet
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Online Training

Appian10.0
Based on 1 answer
Really great training platform. Very visual and easy to use.
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No score
No answers yet
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Implementation

Appian8.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.
Control-M7.9
Based on 3 answers
No. The implementation was 12 years ago.
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Alternatives Considered

As a matter of fact, I was not part of the selection process when Appian was selected for SADIE project. Appian was selected because of its quick application development capability. I heard - someone from the 3rd party development company mentioned - that anything can be built between 4-6 months (of course, enough time and adequate resource availability are factors to consider).
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The GUI is out-standing, very good compared to TWS or Autosys. It's fast and very reliable. The options such as: Alerts, Notifications, History, Reporting, made us select Control-M and not to forget the pricing, it's very competitive.
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Return on Investment

  • Increased Visibility - Visibility into the amount and type of work across the organization has allowed senior management to make better and more informed decisions
  • Improved Efficiency - Reduced the number of different work intake processes by 85% which makes the intake, review and disposition of requests much faster
  • ROI - Better decisions, more efficient processing of work requests improves resource management and allocation ultimately reducing costs
  • Workload Reduction - Many of the organization's processes were still be managed via spreadsheets and email. This required talented personnel to spend more time shuffling papers than focusing on more meaningful and rewarding work.
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  • It lets us run more jobs in production.
  • Lets us create complex job streams.
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Pricing Details

Appian

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
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Control-M

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
Additional Pricing Details

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