12 Ratings
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Score 9.2 out of 100
98 Ratings
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Score 9.3 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Broadcom Automic Automation ranks higher in 1 feature set: Workload Automation

Workload Automation

9.1

Broadcom Automic Automation

91%
8.7

Control-M

87%
Broadcom Automic Automation ranks higher in 4/6 features

Multi-platform scheduling

9.7
97%
5 Ratings
8.6
86%
51 Ratings

Central monitoring

8.7
87%
5 Ratings
10.0
100%
49 Ratings

Logging

9.4
94%
5 Ratings
7.3
73%
50 Ratings

Alerts and notifications

8.9
89%
5 Ratings
8.4
84%
51 Ratings

Analysis and visualization

8.7
87%
5 Ratings
8.6
86%
48 Ratings

Application integration

9.4
94%
5 Ratings
9.6
96%
48 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Broadcom Automic Automation is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Renew
  • Control-M is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

9.1

Broadcom Automic Automation

91%
5 Ratings
9.6

Control-M

96%
51 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

10.0

Broadcom Automic Automation

100%
1 Rating
8.2

Control-M

82%
6 Ratings

Usability

Broadcom Automic Automation

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1

Control-M

91%
6 Ratings

Availability

Broadcom Automic Automation

N/A
0 Ratings
6.4

Control-M

64%
1 Rating

Performance

Broadcom Automic Automation

N/A
0 Ratings
7.3

Control-M

73%
1 Rating

Support Rating

4.5

Broadcom Automic Automation

45%
4 Ratings
9.1

Control-M

91%
15 Ratings

Implementation Rating

Broadcom Automic Automation

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2

Control-M

82%
8 Ratings

Configurability

Broadcom Automic Automation

N/A
0 Ratings
7.3

Control-M

73%
1 Rating

Ease of integration

Broadcom Automic Automation

N/A
0 Ratings
7.3

Control-M

73%
1 Rating

Product Scalability

Broadcom Automic Automation

N/A
0 Ratings
7.3

Control-M

73%
1 Rating

Vendor post-sale

Broadcom Automic Automation

N/A
0 Ratings
7.3

Control-M

73%
1 Rating

Vendor pre-sale

Broadcom Automic Automation

N/A
0 Ratings
7.3

Control-M

73%
1 Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

Broadcom

This product has huge capacity to run millions of jobs per month, can serve to enterprise level of business. If client is looking for platform base solution which can be deployed on-prem or cloud base technologies then this solution works well. It has very good licensing mechanism which is based on number of agents, and there is no limitation of number of jobs run. So client has not to worry on limitation of jobs and can scale of the automation in the environment. This reduced the total cost of ownership of product. Self service automation feature can reduce the client automation cost significantly. it has good batch job coverages from Mainframe to Microservices.
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BMC Software Inc.

Control-M is a reliable and well-developed product with excellent vendor support that updates and expands the software often and offers a cloud-based deployment choice. When there are many Batch processes in IT operations that need to be monitored and controlled to ensure IT services, Control-M is ideally suited for centralized workload automation and task management.
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Pros

Broadcom

  • Infrastructure Management.
  • Automation as code.
  • Zero time upgrades.
  • Integration with Kubernetes.
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BMC Software Inc.

  • Control-M provides a single, centralized interface for monitoring and managing all batch processes in the organization. Nothing is hidden or left unattended in a timely manner.
  • The proper use of the BIM component has allowed the change of paradigm in the operation, adopting a proactive management instead of the typical reactive management in the event of production failures.
  • The use of Forecast and production simulations allows you to identify bottlenecks and focus first on managing those failures that have the greatest impact on production SLAs.
  • Control-M/Change Manager has arrived to shorten development cycles from requirements gathering to production testing. It has been a utility that monetizes the development of Jobs meshes.
  • The GUI is capable of efficiently handling more than 80,000 jobs per day. This is certainly a challenge in designing a good user experience. I don't know if there is a reasonable limit to this. One of my clients runs more than 80,000 Jobs daily and the GUI remains smooth all the time.
  • Job-As-Code is a DevOps accelerator that has just begun to be adopted. Its implementation will make workload management even more cost-effective.
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Cons

Broadcom

  • Support. Many companies, at least in Europe, now get support from resellers.
  • The user interface is actually not well suited for non-technical users.
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BMC Software Inc.

  • As with most of the mainframe software products, documentation seems to be the weak link for the products - written by people and for people who already know what they need to do, not for people who are trying to figure how to use the product.
  • We are a large JES3 mainframe shop. As with all vendors who still provide software for mainframe systems, software is generally designed and developed for JES2 and is frequently not fully tested in a JES3 environment before being shipped out.
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Pricing Details

Broadcom Automic Automation

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

Broadcom Automic Automation editions and modules pricing
EditionModules

Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Control-M

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Control-M editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      Optional

      Additional Details

      Likelihood to Renew

      Broadcom

      Automic is a very strong Automation Platform which enable us to implement user requirements quickly.
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      BMC Software Inc.

      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.
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      Usability

      Broadcom

      No answers on this topic

      BMC Software Inc.

      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.
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      Reliability and Availability

      Broadcom

      No answers on this topic

      BMC Software Inc.

      We've had issues with a server crashing. The latest issue has the option for high availability which should help with that.
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      Performance

      Broadcom

      No answers on this topic

      BMC Software Inc.

      I've never seen a performance issue with Control-M.
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      Support Rating

      Broadcom

      The Automic One Automation Platform (formerly CA Automic Automation Platform) is used to perform Information Technology Process Automation (ITPA). This tool offers enormous functionalities that can be used to automate applications which allow remote function calls and APIs. It works well with mail objects. This tool is primarily used to automate SAP application which is an enterprise resource planning tool.
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      BMC Software Inc.

      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.
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      Implementation Rating

      Broadcom

      No answers on this topic

      BMC Software Inc.

      It is a good approach to define a distributed architecture when you have multiple control-m servers.
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      Alternatives Considered

      Broadcom

      1. Cost was the major factor without compromising the automation service which this product delivered. Other products are expensive and deliver the same outcome. 2. Limitation of job run, Broadcom Automic Automation allows to run unlimited jobs and helps to increase automation capability. 3. Number of automation packs available with no extra license cost. 4. Depth of coverage of technologies for batch job automation. 5. Required less number of hardware to achieve high availability.
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      BMC Software Inc.

      We last reviewed the market in 2001 (schedulers are long-term commitments!) and Control-M edged (by a very narrow margin) the Tivoli alternative, with Dollar Universe (now part of Automic) back in third place. We also tested the Tidal Software scheduler (now part of Cisco) but I cannot see that listed here. Control-M won out through reliability and cross-platform support. Since we made our choice it has become clear that Control-M has moved ahead of the alternatives.
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      Scalability

      Broadcom

      No answers on this topic

      BMC Software Inc.

      Control-M doesn't really use that many resources
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      Return on Investment

      Broadcom

      • Hours of server operations given over to end-users.
      • Single pipelines for job plan execution reduced the operational overhead.
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      BMC Software Inc.

      • I would expect this product to give a positive return on investment. Running jobs in cron for example would require a lot more scripting effort to ensure that the proper notifications are done on failures. With the built in functionality in Control-M the effort would be greatly reduced
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