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Score 9.5 out of 100
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Score 8.5 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Workload Automation

    8.7

    Control-M

    87%

    Redwood Reporting : Report2Web

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

    Multi-platform scheduling

    8.6
    86%
    51 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Central monitoring

    10.0
    100%
    49 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Logging

    7.3
    73%
    50 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Alerts and notifications

    8.4
    84%
    51 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Analysis and visualization

    8.6
    86%
    48 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Application integration

    9.6
    96%
    48 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Enterprise Content Management

    Control-M

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    9.1

    Redwood Reporting : Report2Web

    91%
    Redwood Reporting : Report2Web ranks higher in 11/11 features

    File sync, storage & archiving

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1
    91%
    1 Rating

    Document management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1
    91%
    1 Rating

    Records management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1
    91%
    1 Rating

    Content search & retrieval

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1
    91%
    1 Rating

    Enterprise content collaboration

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1
    91%
    1 Rating

    Content publishing & creation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1
    91%
    1 Rating

    Security, risk management & information governance

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1
    91%
    1 Rating

    Contract lifecycle management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1
    91%
    1 Rating

    Automated workflows

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1
    91%
    1 Rating

    Mobile support

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1
    91%
    1 Rating

    Integration

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1
    91%
    1 Rating

    Attribute Ratings

    • Control-M is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

    Likelihood to Recommend

    9.6

    Control-M

    96%
    51 Ratings
    8.2

    Redwood Reporting : Report2Web

    82%
    1 Rating

    Likelihood to Renew

    8.2

    Control-M

    82%
    6 Ratings

    Redwood Reporting : Report2Web

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Usability

    9.1

    Control-M

    91%
    6 Ratings

    Redwood Reporting : Report2Web

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Availability

    6.4

    Control-M

    64%
    1 Rating

    Redwood Reporting : Report2Web

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Performance

    7.3

    Control-M

    73%
    1 Rating

    Redwood Reporting : Report2Web

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Support Rating

    9.1

    Control-M

    91%
    15 Ratings

    Redwood Reporting : Report2Web

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    8.2

    Control-M

    82%
    8 Ratings

    Redwood Reporting : Report2Web

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Configurability

    7.3

    Control-M

    73%
    1 Rating

    Redwood Reporting : Report2Web

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Ease of integration

    7.3

    Control-M

    73%
    1 Rating

    Redwood Reporting : Report2Web

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Product Scalability

    7.3

    Control-M

    73%
    1 Rating

    Redwood Reporting : Report2Web

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Vendor post-sale

    7.3

    Control-M

    73%
    1 Rating

    Redwood Reporting : Report2Web

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Vendor pre-sale

    7.3

    Control-M

    73%
    1 Rating

    Redwood Reporting : Report2Web

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    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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    Redwood Software

    The tool is very powerful for obtaining and scheduling reports; however, I believe that if the cost were lower, more companies could obtain it
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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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    Redwood Software

    • [It] has [a] default report.
    • [It] has a section where you can create reports by making queries in SQL.
    • It has a Dashboard window where you can schedule reports in real time of the executions of the jobs or chains.
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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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    Redwood Software

    • It has a positive impact for the different managements since they can obtain their reports on a daily basis and in case any job fails on a recurring basis they can make decisions.
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    Pricing Details

    Control-M

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Control-M editions and modules pricing
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    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      Optional

      Additional Details

      Redwood Reporting : Report2Web

      Starting Price

      Editions & Modules

      Redwood Reporting : Report2Web 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

        Contact Redwood Software for pricing details.

        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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        Redwood Software

        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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        Redwood Software

        No answers on this topic

        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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        Redwood Software

        No answers on this topic

        Performance

        BMC Software Inc.

        I've never seen a performance issue with Control-M.
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        Redwood Software

        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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        Redwood Software

        No answers on this topic

        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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        Redwood Software

        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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        Redwood Software

        No answers on this topic

        Scalability

        BMC Software Inc.

        Control-M doesn't really use that many resources
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        Redwood Software

        No answers on this topic

        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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        Redwood Software

        • The Redwood system by itself is a very good tool that can pay off the investment in a very short time.
        • It has a positive impact for the different managements since they can obtain their reports on a daily basis and in case any job fails on a recurring basis they can make decisions.
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