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Likelihood to Recommend

Automate.io

Any information transfer between systems. They have a lot of different applications that integrate with their system, which saves a lot of tedious follow-ups.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Control-M

The use of Control-M is recommended for the following circumstances:
  • Workload and batch processing automation.
  • Backend automation based processes
  • Silent execution of processes and no human intervention
  • Execution of workflows that are too complex for a human to handle
  • Massive operations on massive amounts of data
  • Invasive, with access to the data layer and business logic
  • Processes with focus on security, efficiency and reliability
  • When you want to predict the duration of each job and of the complete flow
  • In critical path management
  • For proactive alerting of deviations and possible job failures.
  • For workload simulation
  • Capability for resource automation
Raciel Hernández Barroso | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Cloud Data Integration

Automate.io
9.0
Control-M
Pre-built connectors
Automate.io
9.1
Control-M
Support for real-time and batch integration
Automate.io
8.9
Control-M
Data security features
Automate.io
9.1
Control-M

Workload Automation

Automate.io
Control-M
9.2
Multi-platform scheduling
Automate.io
Control-M
9.0
Central monitoring
Automate.io
Control-M
10.0
Logging
Automate.io
Control-M
9.0
Alerts and notifications
Automate.io
Control-M
8.0
Analysis and visualization
Automate.io
Control-M
9.0
Application integration
Automate.io
Control-M
10.0

Pros

Automate.io

  • Incredible support and guidance from staff.
  • Very intuitive to use (I migrated from Zapier and was able to rebuild all my automation flows from scratch quite quickly).
  • Great price.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Control-M

  • Control-M provides an easy-to-use and easy-to-interpret interface for users, with most of the screen options and field names being self-explanatory. The on-screen options provide for a full range of functionality for automating batch production requirements, with multiple options and flexibility.
  • The vendor provides Control-M a wide range of utilities for extracting information from the dataset and providing with a minimal amount of training required for use.
  • As the systems programmer for Control-M on the mainframe, the ease of installation is one of the nicest features. The installation is panel driven and can be used by a relatively inexperienced technician to install successfully in a matter of several hours.
  • Again, as the systems programmer, I appreciate the level of expertise of the technical support personnel. Over the past 20+ years, I have come to know them well and find them to be knowledgeable and willing to provide assistance for any and all queries.
  • The developers have always been willing to listen to requests for new functionality and enhancements to existing functionality and are working to have the same type of functionality across all platforms.
  • We are a large mainframe shop, still heavily dependent on mainframes to support and develop new software for the mainframe.
  • We have worked closely with BMC to participate in the beta testing program and have had the opportunity to have an impact on software development.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Automate.io

  • Speed. Screens sometimes take a long time to load, and data lists occasionally load very slowly or not at all, requiring a refresh.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Control-M

  • The reporting provided with Control-M could have more functionality, Many users end up creating their own reporting based on the Control-M DB. I believe BMC are addressing this.
  • Within the Advanced File Transfer (AFT) it would be useful to have an integrated FT server and not rely on the underlying SSH.
  • All batch schedulers have issues with fully automating tasks in a Windows environment and Control-M is no exception. Userids and profiles are harder concepts to deal with in the Windows world but BMC are doing their best to address this and Control-M would be better at handling these scenarios than the alternative products.
Mark Francome | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Automate.io

Automate.io 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Excellent tool, offering excellent ROI.
Dutch Dekkers | TrustRadius Reviewer

Control-M

Control-M 8.6
Based on 4 answers
It is a great product plain and simple. We've had Control-M for 20+ years and the support that BMC Software provides is really second to none. There is always a situation that someone can think of where I have to say, "No we can't do that", however I'm confident that we've been able to meet and most of the time exceed our end user expectations with what the product can offer them.
Zach Warren | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Automate.io

Automate.io 10.0
Based on 1 answer
It is brilliantly superb.
Dutch Dekkers | TrustRadius Reviewer

Control-M

Control-M 8.1
Based on 5 answers
Control-M's overall usability is very good because it is simple to use. Control-M SelfService is an easy tool to give to some of the users who want to use a web interface. The training curve for most users is very short and most of the functions are very simple to figure out.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Automate.io

Automate.io 9.3
Based on 6 answers
Amazing customer service! You can schedule a time to chat through the issue or use the chat. I've used each method once and both times they understood my issue and helped me resolve it. They were very thorough and persistent in determining the issue and fixing it. For example, July 1 on a Google Form was showing up as January 7 in Monday.com due to formatting conversions. After trying multiple versions to fix it myself, I couldn't get it corrected. Abhijeet from Automate fixed my bot to ensure the date was being reflected correctly in Monday.com and was patient enough to wait for me to test it several times. Customer service makes all the difference when you run into an issue and happy to report this crew rates an A+
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Control-M

Control-M 8.0
Based on 7 answers
Although the product is very stable there have been a few incidents when I needed support. I have worked with technicians from all around the globe because of the rolling support. This gives me the quickest support when I need it most in those early hours of the morning. The technicians I have worked with have been very knowledgeable and if necessary got help when needed.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Automate.io

Automate.io 10.0
Based on 2 answers
Make sure the person managing it knows APIs and Databases, so they can 'understand' what Automate does and offers. Without such conceptual understanding, Automate is too geeky. WITH such conceptual understanding, Automate is a Church Picnic easy.
Dutch Dekkers | TrustRadius Reviewer

Control-M

Control-M 7.9
Based on 3 answers
Plan ahead, communicate to stakeholders, involve stakeholders, do a thorough test drive and have a contingency plan.
Shiv Shivakumar | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Automate.io

We obviously have worked with a large number of different API's. But we would always be required to study the API ourselves, and build the code. Automate allows us to choose to use them and gain interactivity between apps instantly.
Dutch Dekkers | TrustRadius Reviewer

Control-M

I have been using this product for so long and it works so well we have not had the need to evaluate other job schedulers. I have occasionally looked to see what was out there but I have seen anything so far that would require me to go so far as to evaluate the products.
Dave Campbell | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Automate.io

  • Saves me 1-3 hours of work every single day.
  • Automating data entry has allowed me to keep a great visual record of numbers and customers in Google Sheets instead of relying on checking individual orders on Shopify or individual emails, etc.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Control-M

  • While I cannot share specific numbers I can say that Control-M has provided a level of scheduling and integration over the system it replaced that has increased productivity and increased reliably in our system. It has reduced the number of hours spent on monitoring and troubleshooting jobs, on a per job basis.
Eugene LaRoche | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

Control-M

Pricing Details

Automate.io

General

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

Automate.io Editions & Modules

Edition
Free$0.00
Startup$49.002
Growth$99.002
Business$199.002
Enterprise$399.002
  1. per month
Additional Pricing Details

Control-M

General

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

Control-M Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Automate.io
9.3
Control-M
10.0

Likelihood to Renew

Automate.io
10.0
Control-M
8.6

Usability

Automate.io
10.0
Control-M
8.1

Support Rating

Automate.io
9.3
Control-M
8.0

Implementation Rating

Automate.io
10.0
Control-M
7.9

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