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95 Ratings
201 Ratings
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Score 9.8 out of 100
201 Ratings
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Score 8.3 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Workload Automation

    8.7

    Control-M

    87%

    Pega Platform

    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

    Reporting & Analytics

    Control-M

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.3

    Pega Platform

    83%
    Pega Platform ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Dashboards

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.9
    89%
    61 Ratings

    Standard reports

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    61 Ratings

    Custom reports

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    60 Ratings

    Process Engine

    Control-M

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.2

    Pega Platform

    82%
    Pega Platform ranks higher in 8/8 features

    Process designer

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.5
    85%
    63 Ratings

    Process simulation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    55 Ratings

    Business rules engine

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    63 Ratings

    SOA support

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0
    70%
    49 Ratings

    Process player

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.5
    85%
    47 Ratings

    Support for modeling languages

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.4
    54%
    6 Ratings

    Form builder

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    58 Ratings

    Model execution

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.5
    95%
    54 Ratings

    Collaboration

    Control-M

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.0

    Pega Platform

    80%
    Pega Platform ranks higher in 1/1 features

    Social collaboration tools

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    49 Ratings

    Content Management Capabilties

    Control-M

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    4.4

    Pega Platform

    44%
    Pega Platform ranks higher in 1/1 features

    Content management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    4.4
    44%
    9 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Control-M is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Usability
    • Pega Platform is rated higher in 3 areas: Likelihood to Renew, Support Rating, Implementation Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    10.0

    Control-M

    100%
    50 Ratings
    8.7

    Pega Platform

    87%
    72 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    8.2

    Control-M

    82%
    6 Ratings
    10.0

    Pega Platform

    100%
    7 Ratings

    Usability

    9.1

    Control-M

    91%
    6 Ratings
    9.0

    Pega Platform

    90%
    1 Rating

    Availability

    6.4

    Control-M

    64%
    1 Rating

    Pega Platform

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Performance

    7.3

    Control-M

    73%
    1 Rating

    Pega Platform

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Support Rating

    9.1

    Control-M

    91%
    15 Ratings
    9.6

    Pega Platform

    96%
    13 Ratings

    Online Training

    Control-M

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0

    Pega Platform

    80%
    1 Rating

    Implementation Rating

    8.2

    Control-M

    82%
    8 Ratings
    10.0

    Pega Platform

    100%
    1 Rating

    Product Scalability

    7.3

    Control-M

    73%
    1 Rating

    Pega Platform

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    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

    Pega Platform

    Pega Platform has introduced the low code feature, using app studio seasonal and professional developer can develop application easily and quickly. The initial application can be build by Business analyst and product owner who has less knowledge of Pega Platform, further application can be enhanced/extended by professional developer. We can develop end to end application and promote to higher environment. Easily we can perform parallel development using branch.
    Anonymous | 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

    Pega Platform

    • Quick development time. Much of the Pega "rules" are easy to configure and implement.
    • Visually friendly and modern. Much of the UI/UX elements in the system are continuously supported and updated, giving a nice feel to the apps.
    • Many of the configurations and rules Pega gives to the developers can also be delegated to business users. The organization and structure of the client's business can easily be adapted in the Pega platform.
    Anonymous | 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

    Pega Platform

    • Need more learning materials. For Beginners who have previous programming experience with another language takes more time to learn.
    • If the developer is met with an issue in pega platform , they have to rely on Pega supporting team to fix it.
    • Customization is available but is not encouraged. Pega does not support faults that occur in customized solutions.
    Anonymous | 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

    Control-M Editions & Modules

    Additional Pricing Details

    Pega Platform

    General

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

    Starting Price

    $90 Per User Per Month

    Pega Platform Editions & Modules

    Edition
    Starter$90.001
    1. Per User Per Month
    Additional Pricing Details

    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

    Pega Platform

    Pega Platform 10.0
    Based on 7 answers
    Pegasystems has continued to demonstrate a strong partnership with our organization and investment in their product that aligns with our overall vision and need. Pegasystems has engaged us at every level, with the assistance of minor defects to the overall roadmap planning and alignment of our goals
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    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

    Pega Platform

    Pega Platform 9.0
    Based on 1 answer
    Pega Platform is enhancing its product and launching new features day by day which help to achieve customers needs. If I talk about the earlier version of Pega Platform (i.e. pega v5 and 6.3) there were many numbers of limitations in Pega Platform and if we need to do some customization then needed to write custom java and jave scripts to achieve the functionally. Now I can say Pega Platform is running with market trends and demand. Pega Platform is giving all the options which support the current technologies like decisioning capabilities, real time processing, mashup, process fabrics etc..
    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

    Pega Platform

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    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

    Pega Platform

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    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

    Pega Platform

    Pega Platform 9.6
    Based on 13 answers
    It’s very slow sometimes, but that may be our servers. Also the Knowledge Library needs some work - again, not sure if it’s our setup or what- but I’m unable to search the body of an article for content, so I have to be very intentional with tagging, but it’s not ideal.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Online Training

    Control-M

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Pega Platform

    Pega Platform 8.0
    Based on 1 answer
    The online training is an excellent one, but still it is missing hands on development.
    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

    Pega Platform

    Pega Platform 10.0
    Based on 1 answer
    Implementation is totally depend up on the requirement
    Anonymous | 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

    Pega Platform

    We did evaluate multiple products offerings with Pega Platform capabilities and observed that Pega PRPC rules engine and case management capabilities are better over so many BPM Tools. We also conducted a detailed study with developers to identify the best products out of Suite of BPM products. It's observed that Rules engines integration is very streamlined with forms in Pega whereas other tools multiple have powerful data model capabilities but lacks the ease of creating business rules.
    Anonymous | 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

    Pega Platform

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    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

    Pega Platform

    • For one of the applications we worked on, we were able to reduce the processing time on a case from 2 days to 20 minutes by utilizing Pega
    • We were able to resolve the issue of the routing of cases to users based on a specific algorithm by use of Pega
    • Pega case management feature was extensively used in one of the application to establish a parent-child relationship which was very helpful for all the business users
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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