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Score 8.3 out of 100

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

SAP Business One

I am very likely (10) to recommend SAP Business One to my colleagues. I have had a great experience with the system with little to no issues. I like the peace of mind it provides me when performing my duties. Working in Events Management, it is really helpful having a system like this to monitor inventory and provide me with restock alerts.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Workload Automation

Control-M
9.2
SAP Business One
Multi-platform scheduling
Control-M
9.0
SAP Business One
Central monitoring
Control-M
10.0
SAP Business One
Logging
Control-M
9.0
SAP Business One
Alerts and notifications
Control-M
8.0
SAP Business One
Analysis and visualization
Control-M
9.0
SAP Business One
Application integration
Control-M
10.0
SAP Business One

Payroll Management

Control-M
SAP Business One
9.3
Pay calculation
Control-M
SAP Business One
9.2
Benefit plan administration
Control-M
SAP Business One
9.3
Direct deposit files
Control-M
SAP Business One
9.0
Salary revision and increment management
Control-M
SAP Business One
9.6
Reimbursement management
Control-M
SAP Business One
9.2

Customization

Control-M
SAP Business One
8.5
API for custom integration
Control-M
SAP Business One
8.4
Plug-ins
Control-M
SAP Business One
8.6

Security

Control-M
SAP Business One
8.4
Single sign-on capability
Control-M
SAP Business One
8.7
Role-based user permissions
Control-M
SAP Business One
8.2

Reporting & Analytics

Control-M
SAP Business One
8.4
Dashboards
Control-M
SAP Business One
8.0
Standard reports
Control-M
SAP Business One
8.2
Custom reports
Control-M
SAP Business One
8.9

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

Control-M
SAP Business One
6.4
Accounts payable
Control-M
SAP Business One
8.7
Accounts receivable
Control-M
SAP Business One
8.8
Global Financial Support
Control-M
SAP Business One
8.2
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
Control-M
SAP Business One
8.0
Intercompany Accounting
Control-M
SAP Business One
8.2
Localizations
Control-M
SAP Business One
8.4
Journals and Reconciliations
Control-M
SAP Business One
8.3
Enterprise Accounting
Control-M
SAP Business One
8.8
Configurable Accounting
Control-M
SAP Business One
7.9
Centralized Rules Framework
Control-M
SAP Business One
8.3
Standardized Processes
Control-M
SAP Business One
8.9

Inventory Management

Control-M
SAP Business One
8.5
Inventory tracking
Control-M
SAP Business One
8.8
Automatic reordering
Control-M
SAP Business One
8.3
Location management
Control-M
SAP Business One
8.5
Manufacturing module
Control-M
SAP Business One
8.2

Order Management

Control-M
SAP Business One
8.5
Pricing
Control-M
SAP Business One
8.6
Order entry
Control-M
SAP Business One
8.8
Credit card processing
Control-M
SAP Business One
8.8
Cost of goods sold
Control-M
SAP Business One
8.5
Order Orchestration
Control-M
SAP Business One
8.0
End-to-end order visibility
Control-M
SAP Business One
8.7
Order exception Resolution
Control-M
SAP Business One
8.2

Subledger and Financial Process

Control-M
SAP Business One
8.2
Automated Invoice Processing
Control-M
SAP Business One
7.8
Shared Services Payments
Control-M
SAP Business One
8.0
Billings Management
Control-M
SAP Business One
8.0
Customer Receipt Applications
Control-M
SAP Business One
8.5
Customer Collections
Control-M
SAP Business One
7.9
Revenue Recognition
Control-M
SAP Business One
8.1
Cash Management
Control-M
SAP Business One
8.4
Asset Management
Control-M
SAP Business One
8.8
Travel & Expense Management
Control-M
SAP Business One
8.0
Budgetary Control & Encumbrance Accounting
Control-M
SAP Business One
8.1
Period Close
Control-M
SAP Business One
8.7
Transactions Tax
Control-M
SAP Business One
8.6
Subledger Reconciliations
Control-M
SAP Business One
7.8
3rd Party Accounting Systems
Control-M
SAP Business One
8.0

Project Financial Management

Control-M
SAP Business One
8.9
Budgeting and Forecasting
Control-M
SAP Business One
9.0
Project Costing
Control-M
SAP Business One
9.0
Cost Capture
Control-M
SAP Business One
8.9
Capital Project Management
Control-M
SAP Business One
8.6
Customer Invoicing
Control-M
SAP Business One
9.1
Customer Contract Compliance
Control-M
SAP Business One
8.6
Project Revenue Recognition
Control-M
SAP Business One
9.1
Project Financial Performance Analysis
Control-M
SAP Business One
8.5
Project Financials Dashboard
Control-M
SAP Business One
8.8
Real-time Financial Reporting
Control-M
SAP Business One
8.8
Embedded Business Intelligence
Control-M
SAP Business One
9.1
Project Planning Collaboration
Control-M
SAP Business One
8.9

Project Execution Management

Control-M
SAP Business One
8.7
Project Planning and Scheduling
Control-M
SAP Business One
8.4
Project Manager Dashboard
Control-M
SAP Business One
8.6
Resource Manager Dashboard
Control-M
SAP Business One
8.7
Task Insight for Project Managers
Control-M
SAP Business One
8.3
Project Manager Mobile Functionality
Control-M
SAP Business One
8.2
Team Member Task Collaboration
Control-M
SAP Business One
8.3
Team Member Mobile Functionality
Control-M
SAP Business One
8.8
Project Candidate Search
Control-M
SAP Business One
8.6
Project Candidate Comparison and Analysis
Control-M
SAP Business One
8.9
Defineable Resource Pools
Control-M
SAP Business One
8.4
Defineable Resource Pools
Control-M
SAP Business One
8.9
Talent Profiles
Control-M
SAP Business One
10.0
Real-Time Project Reporting
Control-M
SAP Business One
8.4
Absence Management
Control-M
SAP Business One
9.3
Product Lifecycle Management
Control-M
SAP Business One
8.5

Grants Management

Control-M
SAP Business One
8.4
Award Lifecycle Management
Control-M
SAP Business One
8.4
Spending Control
Control-M
SAP Business One
8.6
Indirect Cost Management
Control-M
SAP Business One
7.7
Billing
Control-M
SAP Business One
8.9

Procurement

Control-M
SAP Business One
8.5
Sourcing Team Collaboration
Control-M
SAP Business One
8.3
Sourcing Analysis
Control-M
SAP Business One
8.3
Bids Analyzed and Compared
Control-M
SAP Business One
8.3
Catalog Shopping E-Commerce for Employees
Control-M
SAP Business One
8.8
Contract Authoring
Control-M
SAP Business One
8.4
Contract Compliance Management
Control-M
SAP Business One
8.5
Contract History
Control-M
SAP Business One
8.8
Contract Renewal Automation
Control-M
SAP Business One
9.1
Contract Repository
Control-M
SAP Business One
8.8
Contract Standardization and Enforcement
Control-M
SAP Business One
8.8
Electronic Signatures
Control-M
SAP Business One
8.6
Invoice Automated Matching
Control-M
SAP Business One
8.3
Purchasing Risk and Compliance Management
Control-M
SAP Business One
8.5
Requisitions-to-Purchase Orders Integrated
Control-M
SAP Business One
8.4
Spend Compliance Management
Control-M
SAP Business One
8.4
Supplier Assessment
Control-M
SAP Business One
8.6
Supplier Communication and Collaboration
Control-M
SAP Business One
8.4
Supplier Management
Control-M
SAP Business One
8.5
Supplier Portal
Control-M
SAP Business One
8.4

Risk Management

Control-M
SAP Business One
8.4
Risk Repository
Control-M
SAP Business One
8.2
Control Management
Control-M
SAP Business One
9.2
Control Mapping
Control-M
SAP Business One
8.6
Control Efficiency Assessments
Control-M
SAP Business One
7.9
Automated Control Assessments
Control-M
SAP Business One
8.3
Assessment Capture
Control-M
SAP Business One
8.2
Issue Detection
Control-M
SAP Business One
8.9
Automatic Notification
Control-M
SAP Business One
8.9
Remediation and Certification
Control-M
SAP Business One
7.8

Logistics

Control-M
SAP Business One
8.8
Transportation Planning and Optimization
Control-M
SAP Business One
8.4
Transportation Sourcing Management
Control-M
SAP Business One
8.8
Transportation Process Integration
Control-M
SAP Business One
8.8
Transportation Execution Management
Control-M
SAP Business One
9.1
Freight Payment Automation
Control-M
SAP Business One
8.1
Trade Management
Control-M
SAP Business One
9.1
Trade Regulatory Compliance Management
Control-M
SAP Business One
8.8
Customs Entry Management
Control-M
SAP Business One
9.1
Customs Document Management
Control-M
SAP Business One
9.1
Customs Document Collaboration
Control-M
SAP Business One
8.8
Fulfillment Management
Control-M
SAP Business One
8.8
Inventory Visibility
Control-M
SAP Business One
8.9
Warehouse Workforce Management
Control-M
SAP Business One
9.1

Manufacturing

Control-M
SAP Business One
8.5
Production Process Design
Control-M
SAP Business One
8.2
Supply Chain Business Flows
Control-M
SAP Business One
8.6
Production Management
Control-M
SAP Business One
8.4
Contracted Manufacturing Management
Control-M
SAP Business One
8.5
Configuration Management
Control-M
SAP Business One
8.4
Work Definition
Control-M
SAP Business One
8.7
Work Execution
Control-M
SAP Business One
8.5
Advanced Fulfillment
Control-M
SAP Business One
8.6
Manufacturing Costs
Control-M
SAP Business One
8.3

Supply Chain

Control-M
SAP Business One
8.3
Forecasting
Control-M
SAP Business One
8.4
Inventory Planning
Control-M
SAP Business One
8.4
Multi-tier Supply Chain Planning
Control-M
SAP Business One
8.1
Performance Monitoring
Control-M
SAP Business One
8.3

Product Lifecycle Management

Control-M
SAP Business One
8.6
Ideation Management
Control-M
SAP Business One
8.5
Requirements Management
Control-M
SAP Business One
8.3
Proposal Management
Control-M
SAP Business One
8.5
Innovation Portfolio Management
Control-M
SAP Business One
9.3
Product Master Data Management
Control-M
SAP Business One
8.9
Vendor Portal
Control-M
SAP Business One
7.7
Project Portfolio Management
Control-M
SAP Business One
9.3

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

SAP Business One

  • It allows making a real follow-up of the state of the company, without the need to wait for periodic reports. This provides a corrective tool for situations that deviate from the standard.
  • It prevents the business areas from working separately so the information is not duplicated and is managed effectively by all involved. thus avoiding conflicts and optimizing resources.
  • It allows the proper management of the client portfolio, accurately projecting the inputs and outputs of resources, products, orders, and invoices. Therefore, the inventory and cash flow are properly managed.
  • By correctly managing cash inflows and customer requirements, a real plan of goals can be established that is adjusted to the company's capabilities.
  • It is a standardized program in its use, with a parent company with decades in the market and renowned, which provides adequate user support to the tool.
Ronald Socorro | 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

SAP Business One

  • Following a bench mark process - this seems contradicting to flexibility however we have wished we could follow more of an industry benchmark. Our challenge as a small company has been knowing how to properly use the system. We have discovered that we have set up the system wrong based and are using it improperly which has cause a lot work to correct.
  • Better live reporting options - current we are on prem SQL. Yes SAP is moving to HANA however smaller companies like ourselves are not ready for that. We need to be able to maintain our existing SQL DB. We also have a demand for live BI Reporting. It has been difficult to do this with our current set up.
  • Error handling - have found it very difficult to troubleshoot. Errors are not always clear and answers are hard to find.
John SCOTT Livingston | 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

SAP Business One

SAP Business One 8.0
Based on 8 answers
I cannot run my business without SAP Business One in place. I only consult on on product and that is SAP Business One. Business volume goes to zero if I don't use SAP Business One. It is the best product on the market - head and shoulders above other ERP packages I have looked at or implemented in the past.
Dr. Don Maes | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

SAP Business One

SAP Business One 8.0
Based on 8 answers
SAP Business One is one of the best ERPs for a medium or small business
in the market today. It has a wide variety of modules and it is really
easy to use and set up. You can trace every transaction and know what
user performs it, at what time, and in which date, for all your audit
needs. When comparing SAP to its competition, SAP provides the best
overall solution for the price you are paying. If your business grows,
you'll always have the possibility to upgrade to a much complete version
from the same manufacturer.
Guillermo Villamizar | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Control-M

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SAP Business One

SAP Business One 9.0
Based on 3 answers
The SAP Business One software is up and running every time
you need it as it was planned. In more than 6 years that we have been
using the product, it has never been unavailable and if it ever was, it was because of a planned maintenance window scheduled in the company.
Guillermo Villamizar | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Control-M

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SAP Business One

SAP Business One 8.0
Based on 1 answer
SAP Business One performance depends mostly on the speed of your internal servers, should you have the solution on premise as we do. Sometimes the system tends to be a little slower for some users when others are executing really big reports of performing some batch loads, but generally, the performance is acceptable to all the users.
Guillermo Villamizar | 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

SAP Business One

SAP Business One 9.7
Based on 8 answers
I rate my experience with SAP Business One's support team as excellent (10). They are easy to contact and effortless to work with on any issue or concern. I like the support SAP provides for any of their products. SAP has a great backing and I would recommend them to any of my colleagues.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Control-M

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SAP Business One

SAP Business One 7.7
Based on 2 answers
The training I get was a consultant level training, so it's basically a 6 weeks training covering every aspect and every module of the system. It covered most common use cases and exercise training so you can get along with the software, as well as examples so there culd be a better understanding.
Guillermo Villamizar | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Control-M

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SAP Business One

SAP Business One 4.5
Based on 2 answers
Over the past two years SAP has added a great deal of new SAP Business One on-line training for version 9.0 and 9.1. Most of the training is very strong, but some is difficult to understand and follow. Additionally, SAP still has a few holes in their on-line training around Production, Bill-of-Materials, MRP and Service.
Robert Markley, Jr. | 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

SAP Business One

SAP Business One 7.8
Based on 26 answers
These implementations are not easy. Even a standard implementation can be difficult. With a never-been-done-before implementation, the implementation team and the user team need to be thorough with planning, make a decision on key points, and stick to them before any design happens. Our biggest challenge was not from StellarOne, rather it was from the mid-implementation decisions from our internal team. StellarOne did a great job warning us, implementing our decision, and then helping us adjust our SAP to handle the new direction we took.
Jose Arreola | 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

SAP Business One

SAP provides the most robust solution, with modules available for all department managers and even options for customization according to the company's special needs. We especially used the Crystal reports options to provide reports for each module. Overall, even if it's not the least expensive option, it has the best value for money.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Control-M

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SAP Business One

SAP Business One 9.0
Based on 2 answers
For most small businesses, the only way you outgrow SAP Business One is if the nature of your business changes radically. Going from 1 to 50 users is quite easy with SAP B1. Going beyond 50 may require moving to the Hana SAP B1 platform to maintain or improve performance, but the path is there.
Add-ons to SAP B1 can also be added as specific needs are encountered that are not closely met by the standard product. These may be required early in the product life because of the nature of your business, or as you expand the use of SAP B1.
Dr. Don Maes | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

SAP Business One

  • Employee efficiency has definitely increased with SAP Business One. This is attributed in a lot of ways to information visibility. Our employees are able to gather the data they need, quickly, and effectively.
  • Identifying inconsistencies in pricing has also been accomplished through use of reporting off individual tables. Previously, we weren't able to access our data in such a way as to enable us to write custom reports in-house.
  • We have also benefited greatly from having a single source of all business information. We utilize SAP Business One exclusively in-house. All documentation is attached to specific orders and Business Partners, as well as serialized equipment that has been sold.
John Bird | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Control-M

General

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

Control-M Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

SAP Business One

General

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

SAP Business One Editions & Modules

Edition
Starter$110.001
Limited$99.001
Pro$132.001
  1. Per Month
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Control-M
10.0
SAP Business One
8.8

Likelihood to Renew

Control-M
8.6
SAP Business One
8.0

Usability

Control-M
8.1
SAP Business One
8.0

Reliability and Availability

Control-M
SAP Business One
9.0

Performance

Control-M
SAP Business One
8.0

Support Rating

Control-M
8.0
SAP Business One
9.7

In-Person Training

Control-M
SAP Business One
7.7

Online Training

Control-M
SAP Business One
4.5

Implementation Rating

Control-M
7.9
SAP Business One
7.8

Scalability

Control-M
SAP Business One
9.0

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