Control-M vs. SAP NetWeaver BPM

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Control-M
Score 8.3 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
SAP BPM
Score 9.6 out of 10
N/A
SAP NetWeaver Business Process Management is a business process management offering and application infrastructure. It supports joint modeling of processes, central process execution via a Java-based engine, provision of interfaces for users, and integration of business rules into processes.N/A
Pricing
Control-MSAP NetWeaver BPM
Editions & Modules
On-Premise
Contact Sales
SaaS
Contact Sales
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Control-MSAP BPM
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeOptionalNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Features
Control-MSAP NetWeaver BPM
Workload Automation
Comparison of Workload Automation features of Product A and Product B
Control-M
8.8
58 Ratings
7% above category average
SAP NetWeaver BPM
-
Ratings
Multi-platform scheduling9.857 Ratings00 Ratings
Central monitoring9.956 Ratings00 Ratings
Logging9.657 Ratings00 Ratings
Alerts and notifications9.758 Ratings00 Ratings
Analysis and visualization3.855 Ratings00 Ratings
Application integration9.855 Ratings00 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
Control-M
-
Ratings
SAP NetWeaver BPM
10.0
2 Ratings
21% above category average
Dashboards00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Standard reports00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Custom reports00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Process Engine
Comparison of Process Engine features of Product A and Product B
Control-M
-
Ratings
SAP NetWeaver BPM
10.0
2 Ratings
18% above category average
Process designer00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Process simulation00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Business rules engine00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
SOA support00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Process player00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Support for modeling languages00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Form builder00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Model execution00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Collaboration
Comparison of Collaboration features of Product A and Product B
Control-M
-
Ratings
SAP NetWeaver BPM
10.0
2 Ratings
19% above category average
Social collaboration tools00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Content Management Capabilties
Comparison of Content Management Capabilties features of Product A and Product B
Control-M
-
Ratings
SAP NetWeaver BPM
10.0
2 Ratings
21% above category average
Content management00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
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User Ratings
Control-MSAP NetWeaver BPM
Likelihood to Recommend
9.8
(58 ratings)
10.0
(3 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
7.4
(7 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
8.1
(12 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Availability
6.4
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
7.3
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
9.1
(8 ratings)
5.0
(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-MSAP NetWeaver BPM
Likelihood to Recommend
BMC Software Inc.
Control-M is well suited for complex hybrid environments that contain many different platforms. It can handle several other scripts and has many different plugins that make the application more flexible. It can be used on-premises, in the cloud, or various scenarios. It is reliable and has been a leader in the scheduler space for several decades.
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SAP
It is well suited when we need to integrate business processes with SAP ERP and SAP CRM - the solution can be integrated with business rules/procedures defined in SAP ERP/CRM and NetWeaver can be used to monitor the rules and flag off exceptions. When there are multiple workflows running, it tends to slow down running of these processes. Also, it entirely depends on SAP portal for it to run efficiently.
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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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SAP
  • Virtual paper trail. Iterations of process and current documentation are all stored as "artifacts", leaving a great trail.
  • Configuration of users. BPM somewhat magically determines which users will be impacted and automates rules.
  • A pro (that is also a con) is the design interface. If you know what you are doing, it is incredibly powerful and malleable.
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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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SAP
  • Live readings would be nice.
  • Easier to maneuver
  • Work with all systems with the press of one keystroke
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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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SAP
As a big fan of SAP in general, the BPM solution fits right in with all the other things SAP does well, and does it with incredible efficiency
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Usability
BMC Software Inc.
It's not perfect, but there's a lot to like about Control-M. What can sometimes be confusing is the difference between different menus in Control-M. Sometimes, you can clearly see that different parts were designed and added by separate development groups. This leads to similar functions and visuals looking a little different in menus, etc.
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SAP
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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SAP
No answers on this topic
Performance
BMC Software Inc.
I've never seen a performance issue with Control-M.
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SAP
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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SAP
We have our own tech support for systems, I would say they probably could use more training on it, I don't really think it's anything regarding the SAP system, but more the knowledge they have on the system itself. It seems to take longer for them to fix any issues we may come across.
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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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SAP
No answers on this topic
Alternatives Considered
BMC Software Inc.
Since IBM Workload Automation isn't compatible with all of our project's operating systems, we've decided to switch to using Control-C instead. Second, the provider provides top-notch customer service in the event of an emergency. Control-M is a lightweight program that places few demands on the server's resources.
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SAP
I found the initial setup of NetWeaver is much simpler than other products especially in an SAP environment where we have SAP ERP/HRM/CRM as it can be well integrated with other SAP products. The only drawback is the need/dependency on SAP Portal. It is better suited in an environment where SAP ERP is running.
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Scalability
BMC Software Inc.
Control-M doesn't really use that many resources
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SAP
No answers on this topic
Return on Investment
BMC Software Inc.
  • In terms of ROI, Control-M pays for itself within 12 months of purchase, sometimes sooner. Pointing this out to your fellow product qwners will not make you popular.
  • By automating repetitive tasks you free staff from these mundane and error-prone roles and allow them to be more productive. An example would be using the AFT module for file transfers. File transfer scripts tend to be in-house scripts that need maintaining. Using the AFT removes most of this overhead and allows for easy problem resolution.
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SAP
  • Helped us harness integrated benefit from having SAP ERP/CRM by leveraging NetWeaver to define business processes/rules and monitor exceptions
  • Did not have any negative experience except for the fact that at times when multiple rules run, it can be somewhat slow
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