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Score 7.8 out of 100
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Score 7 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Control-M

For our purposes, it is well suited. The learning curve for new users to develop a basic level of competence is relatively easy to accomplish. While the vendor has introduced many nice features since we started using the product (BIM and Forecast to name two that I would like to see our users take more advantage of), the basic product has remained readily accessible for users.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Dollar Universe Workload Automation

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Workload Automation

Control-M
7.5
Dollar Universe Workload Automation
6.5
Multi-platform scheduling
Control-M
9.0
Dollar Universe Workload Automation
7.0
Central monitoring
Control-M
8.4
Dollar Universe Workload Automation
7.0
Logging
Control-M
6.6
Dollar Universe Workload Automation
7.0
Alerts and notifications
Control-M
8.1
Dollar Universe Workload Automation
6.0
Analysis and visualization
Control-M
7.5
Dollar Universe Workload Automation
6.0
Application integration
Control-M
5.4
Dollar Universe Workload Automation
6.0

Pros

Control-M

  • Control-M Advanced File Transfer is a very useful add-on, allowing for a wide variety of file transfers to be configured "out of the box" and then used as part of the standard batch flow. This module is not included in the base price but is available at a relatively small additional cost.
  • Using Control-M's GUI (the Enterprise Manager) allows for efficient management of the enterprise and can tie up a lot of "loose ends". Often the first point of tracking problems is to check with the Control-M guys!
  • BMC is definitely moving the product forward, the new module "Application Integrator" is very helpful in building and deploying your own bespoke Control-M jobs and allows for closer and more secure integration.
  • Although Control-M does open up the enterprise in an operational sense, the security settings (should you choose to implement them) are robust.
Mark Francome | TrustRadius Reviewer

Dollar Universe Workload Automation

  • Functional across multiple platforms
  • Lightweight and reliable
  • More scope for increasing automation
Vaibhav Sharma | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Control-M

  • Single Major Action per job: this statement needs to be clarified. There are ways to do more than one action per job, and there are pre and post job commands available in most templates. Also some templates like FTP can have many instructions built in, like deleting source files after transfer (these are part of the positives). But basically you can only do one major action, like call one web service, or call one stored procedure per job. I believe this limitation is due to their licensing model, to ensure you will run as many jobs as possible.
  • The only other negative is a necessary corollary of a having a powerful product. The learning curve is not simple due to the power of the product. I would recommend dedicate training for the primary operators and users of the product.
Eugene LaRoche | TrustRadius Reviewer

Dollar Universe Workload Automation

  • Maybe UI can be further improved to be more intuitive and user friendly.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

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

Dollar Universe Workload Automation

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

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

Dollar Universe Workload Automation

Dollar Universe Workload Automation 7.0
Based on 1 answer
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

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

Dollar Universe Workload Automation

Dollar Universe Workload Automation 6.0
Based on 1 answer
It is generally ok, meeting our requirements, and the support tickets are handled properly within the agreed SLA.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

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

Dollar Universe Workload Automation

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

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

Dollar Universe Workload Automation

Well versed tool like others in industry.
Vaibhav Sharma | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Control-M

  • Troubleshooting has improved with multiple groups as they are easily able to determine if data loss/job failure is the reason for a data issue.
  • Conversion took significantly longer than was originally estimated by BMC so we had to run two platforms for almost 9 months. This definitely slowed down efficiency as many users did not know which tool to utilize for data load trouble shooting for close to a year.
  • Being able to communicate with users across the globe in a universal language and time reference has vastly decreased data issues and greatly improved proficiency in getting new jobs implemented quickly and without problems.
Erin Withers | TrustRadius Reviewer

Dollar Universe Workload Automation

  • Increased reliability
  • Minimises operators
  • Handy
Vaibhav Sharma | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Control-M

General

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

Dollar Universe Workload Automation

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Control-M
8.0
Dollar Universe Workload Automation
7.0

Likelihood to Renew

Control-M
8.6
Dollar Universe Workload Automation

Usability

Control-M
8.1
Dollar Universe Workload Automation
7.0

Support Rating

Control-M
8.0
Dollar Universe Workload Automation
6.0

Implementation Rating

Control-M
7.9
Dollar Universe Workload Automation

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