Control-M vs. Dollar Universe Workload Automation

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Control-M
Score 7.2 out of 10
N/A
Control-M from BMC is a platform for integrating, automating, and orchestrating application and data workflows in production across complex hybrid technology ecosystems. It provides deep operational capabilities, delivering speed, scale, security, and governance.N/A
Dollar Universe Workload Automation
Score 7.5 out of 10
N/A
Dollar Universe Workload Automation (formerly CA Automic Dollar Universe) is IT workload automation software developed by ORSYP and now owned and supported by Broadcom (via acquiring CA Technologies).N/A
Pricing
Control-MDollar Universe Workload Automation
Editions & Modules
On-Premise
Contact Sales
SaaS
Contact Sales
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Control-MDollar Universe Workload Automation
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeOptionalNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
Control-MDollar Universe Workload Automation
Considered Both Products
Control-M
Chose Control-M
Control-M is the leader on workload automation. With 250 developers they always upgrade the product to develop new functionalities.
Chose Control-M
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 …
Dollar Universe Workload Automation
Chose Dollar Universe Workload Automation
We evaluated a couple of other similar products for functions, features, support, and cost. Dollar Universe has an overall higher score than the others.
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
Control-MDollar Universe Workload Automation
Workload Automation
Comparison of Workload Automation features of Product A and Product B
Control-M
8.8
51 Ratings
7% above category average
Dollar Universe Workload Automation
6.5
2 Ratings
23% below category average
Multi-platform scheduling8.751 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Central monitoring10.049 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Logging7.850 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Alerts and notifications8.351 Ratings6.02 Ratings
Analysis and visualization8.748 Ratings6.02 Ratings
Application integration9.348 Ratings6.02 Ratings
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User Ratings
Control-MDollar Universe Workload Automation
Likelihood to Recommend
9.3
(51 ratings)
7.0
(2 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.3
(6 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
9.1
(6 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
Availability
6.4
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
7.3
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
9.1
(8 ratings)
6.0
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
8.3
(5 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Configurability
7.3
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Ease of integration
7.3
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Product Scalability
7.3
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
7.3
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
7.3
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Control-MDollar Universe Workload Automation
Likelihood to Recommend
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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Broadcom
It is suitable for the scenarios that require more automation of the workloads in heterogeneous environments in order to reduce human errors and standardize the workflow.
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Pros
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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Broadcom
  • Functional across multiple platforms
  • Lightweight and reliable
  • More scope for increasing automation
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Cons
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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Broadcom
  • Maybe UI can be further improved to be more intuitive and user friendly.
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Likelihood to Renew
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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Broadcom
No answers on this topic
Usability
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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Broadcom
It is a good technical choice for the enterprise to promote automation and integration, and switching from the traditional silo manual work to a new event-driven, fully automated workflow, allowing better visibility and resilience.
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Reliability and Availability
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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Broadcom
No answers on this topic
Performance
BMC Software Inc.
I've never seen a performance issue with Control-M.
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Broadcom
No answers on this topic
Support Rating
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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Broadcom
It is generally ok, meeting our requirements, and the support tickets are handled properly within the agreed SLA.
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Implementation Rating
BMC Software Inc.
It is a good approach to define a distributed architecture when you have multiple control-m servers.
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Broadcom
No answers on this topic
Alternatives Considered
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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Broadcom
Well versed tool like others in industry.
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Scalability
BMC Software Inc.
Control-M doesn't really use that many resources
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Broadcom
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Return on Investment
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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Broadcom
  • Increased reliability
  • Minimises operators
  • Handy
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