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Score 9.8 out of 100
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Score 9.5 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Workload Automation

    8.7

    Control-M

    87%

    GoAnywhere MFT

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Control-M ranks higher in 6/6 features

    Multi-platform scheduling

    8.5
    85%
    50 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Central monitoring

    10.0
    100%
    48 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Logging

    6.8
    68%
    49 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Alerts and notifications

    8.5
    85%
    50 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Analysis and visualization

    8.5
    85%
    47 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Application integration

    10.0
    100%
    47 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Control-M is rated higher in 3 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Usability, Support Rating
    • GoAnywhere MFT is rated higher in 5 areas: Likelihood to Renew, Availability, Performance, Implementation Rating, Product Scalability

    Likelihood to Recommend

    10.0

    Control-M

    100%
    50 Ratings
    9.7

    GoAnywhere MFT

    97%
    10 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    8.2

    Control-M

    82%
    6 Ratings
    10.0

    GoAnywhere MFT

    100%
    1 Rating

    Usability

    9.1

    Control-M

    91%
    6 Ratings
    8.1

    GoAnywhere MFT

    81%
    2 Ratings

    Availability

    6.4

    Control-M

    64%
    1 Rating
    9.0

    GoAnywhere MFT

    90%
    1 Rating

    Performance

    7.3

    Control-M

    73%
    1 Rating
    10.0

    GoAnywhere MFT

    100%
    1 Rating

    Support Rating

    9.1

    Control-M

    91%
    15 Ratings
    8.5

    GoAnywhere MFT

    85%
    8 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    8.2

    Control-M

    82%
    8 Ratings
    10.0

    GoAnywhere MFT

    100%
    1 Rating

    Product Scalability

    7.3

    Control-M

    73%
    1 Rating
    9.0

    GoAnywhere MFT

    90%
    1 Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    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

    GoAnywhere MFT

    GoAnywhere is easy to use and easy to learn. Once you get the basics down learning how to do advanced functions becomes even easier. Their support is top notch and is always ready to lend a hand.
    Todd Percival | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pros

    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

    GoAnywhere MFT

    • Data extraction: You can pull data from nearly any database and send it to users/partners in a variety of formats.
    • Data transformation: Great for massaging data and transforming it to XML, text, spreadsheets, etc.
    • Data Integration: An extremely useful tool for moving data between different systems. I have used it to integrate data from Oracle, Netezza, DB2, SQL Server, and even Interbase.
    Stewart Locklear | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Cons

    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

    GoAnywhere MFT

    • Reviewing support cases on support web site.
    • Testing remote resources is limited without creating a project.
    • With so many features, it can take awhile to master it.
    Hernan Gomila | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pricing Details

    Control-M

    General

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

    Starting Price

    GoAnywhere MFT

    General

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

    Starting Price

    Likelihood to Renew

    Control-M

    Control-M 8.2
    Based on 6 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

    GoAnywhere MFT

    GoAnywhere MFT 10.0
    Based on 1 answer
    No answer on this topic is available.

    Usability

    Control-M

    Control-M 9.1
    Based on 6 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

    GoAnywhere MFT

    GoAnywhere MFT 8.1
    Based on 2 answers
    Since using it and having time to work with it, its process and actions are growing on me and once a project is created one can implement across numerous location or platforms
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Reliability and Availability

    Control-M

    Control-M 6.4
    Based on 1 answer
    We've had issues with a server crashing.The latest issue has the option for high availability which should help with that.
    Gadi Ben-Avi | TrustRadius Reviewer

    GoAnywhere MFT

    GoAnywhere MFT 9.0
    Based on 1 answer
    No answer on this topic is available.

    Performance

    Control-M

    Control-M 7.3
    Based on 1 answer
    I've never seen a performance issue with Control-M.
    Gadi Ben-Avi | TrustRadius Reviewer

    GoAnywhere MFT

    GoAnywhere MFT 10.0
    Based on 1 answer
    No answer on this topic is available.

    Support Rating

    Control-M

    Control-M 9.1
    Based on 15 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

    GoAnywhere MFT

    GoAnywhere MFT 8.5
    Based on 8 answers
    GoAnywhere's support team is absolutely wonderful. They are always very fast to respond and will do anything that they can to help you with whatever dilemma you are facing. They also have a great user forum that is very helpful if you are looking for the solution to a problem or just want some advice from others. They are constantly looking to improve and always looking for suggestions on what customers would like to see next which is refreshing.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Implementation Rating

    Control-M

    Control-M 8.2
    Based on 8 answers
    It is a good approach to define a distributed architecture when you have multiple control-m servers.
    Oscar Narváez Del Rio | TrustRadius Reviewer

    GoAnywhere MFT

    GoAnywhere MFT 10.0
    Based on 1 answer
    Implementation was straight forward. We paid for 50 hours of professional service in case, we need help. We end using only 10 hours. I have only 1 month to convert over 120 scripts from FTP voyager to goanywhere. Old script was had written using bat files. Some of the batch file were written by some other person, who passed away. Documents for old script was not in details. With the professional service, I was able to convert all script within windows
    Parul Patel | TrustRadius Reviewer

    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

    GoAnywhere MFT

    • GoAnywhere adds features as extra modules, allowing you to start with the most basic file transferring solution and scaling up as you find other uses. Adding more modules means that you are building on an existing platform, and you will not need to seek out other vendors.
    • Compared to other products such as MoveIt, the projects can take more time to create as it seems less intuitive than MoveIt but adds to its potential as you learn the many extra functions available.
    Jesus Covarrubias, CEH | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Scalability

    Control-M

    Control-M 7.3
    Based on 1 answer
    Control-M doesn't really use that many resources
    Gadi Ben-Avi | TrustRadius Reviewer

    GoAnywhere MFT

    GoAnywhere MFT 9.0
    Based on 1 answer
    No answer on this topic is available.

    Return on Investment

    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

    GoAnywhere MFT

    • GA MFT has reduced the time and resources needed to devote to file transfer processes.
    • Administration of processes has become easier to manage.
    • Files are easily monitored to ensure successful transmissions. No more missed files!
    Bill Goodwin | TrustRadius Reviewer

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