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Score 9.8 out of 100
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Score 8 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Workload Automation

    8.7

    Control-M

    87%

    Tableau Server

    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

    BI Standard Reporting

    Control-M

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.5

    Tableau Server

    85%
    Tableau Server ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Pixel Perfect reports

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1
    91%
    29 Ratings

    Customizable dashboards

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.6
    86%
    92 Ratings

    Report Formatting Templates

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.7
    77%
    79 Ratings

    Ad-hoc Reporting

    Control-M

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.2

    Tableau Server

    82%
    Tableau Server ranks higher in 4/4 features

    Drill-down analysis

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.4
    84%
    93 Ratings

    Formatting capabilities

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.2
    62%
    91 Ratings

    Integration with R or other statistical packages

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.6
    86%
    58 Ratings

    Report sharing and collaboration

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.4
    94%
    87 Ratings

    Report Output and Scheduling

    Control-M

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.5

    Tableau Server

    85%
    Tableau Server ranks higher in 5/5 features

    Publish to Web

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.9
    99%
    83 Ratings

    Publish to PDF

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.2
    92%
    82 Ratings

    Report Versioning

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    68 Ratings

    Report Delivery Scheduling

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.2
    92%
    75 Ratings

    Delivery to Remote Servers

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.1
    51%
    9 Ratings

    Data Discovery and Visualization

    Control-M

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.3

    Tableau Server

    83%
    Tableau Server ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.7
    87%
    84 Ratings

    Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.7
    87%
    83 Ratings

    Predictive Analytics

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.5
    75%
    62 Ratings

    Access Control and Security

    Control-M

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.2

    Tableau Server

    82%
    Tableau Server ranks higher in 4/4 features

    Multi-User Support (named login)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    91 Ratings

    Role-Based Security Model

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    88 Ratings

    Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    90 Ratings

    Single Sign-On (SSO)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.4
    84%
    60 Ratings

    Mobile Capabilities

    Control-M

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.8

    Tableau Server

    78%
    Tableau Server ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Responsive Design for Web Access

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.7
    67%
    75 Ratings

    Mobile Application

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    60 Ratings

    Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.6
    86%
    66 Ratings

    Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

    Control-M

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.5

    Tableau Server

    75%
    Tableau Server ranks higher in 6/6 features

    REST API

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.3
    93%
    39 Ratings

    Javascript API

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.6
    96%
    36 Ratings

    iFrames

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    39 Ratings

    Java API

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.5
    55%
    7 Ratings

    Themeable User Interface (UI)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.1
    61%
    9 Ratings

    Customizable Platform (Open Source)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    4.6
    46%
    7 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Control-M is rated higher in 3 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Usability, Support Rating
    • Tableau Server is rated higher in 4 areas: Likelihood to Renew, Availability, Performance, Implementation Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    10.0

    Control-M

    100%
    50 Ratings
    7.8

    Tableau Server

    78%
    109 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    8.2

    Control-M

    82%
    6 Ratings
    10.0

    Tableau Server

    100%
    20 Ratings

    Usability

    9.1

    Control-M

    91%
    6 Ratings
    7.6

    Tableau Server

    76%
    16 Ratings

    Availability

    6.4

    Control-M

    64%
    1 Rating
    9.0

    Tableau Server

    90%
    18 Ratings

    Performance

    7.3

    Control-M

    73%
    1 Rating
    8.1

    Tableau Server

    81%
    16 Ratings

    Support Rating

    9.1

    Control-M

    91%
    15 Ratings
    7.2

    Tableau Server

    72%
    29 Ratings

    In-Person Training

    Control-M

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0

    Tableau Server

    80%
    4 Ratings

    Online Training

    Control-M

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0

    Tableau Server

    90%
    9 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    8.2

    Control-M

    82%
    8 Ratings
    9.1

    Tableau Server

    91%
    26 Ratings

    Product Scalability

    7.3

    Control-M

    73%
    1 Rating

    Tableau Server

    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

    Tableau Server

    Tableau Server is well suited for a data warehouse build and handling big data. Tableau data aggregation, transformation, clustering capability is powerful and easy to implement. The choice of charts and visualisation tools is outstanding. Customisation and dynamic data visualisation capability is superb. The user interface takes some time getting used to.
    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

    Tableau Server

    • It's good at doing what it is designed for: accessing visualizations without having to download and open a workbook in Tableau Desktop. The latter would be a very inefficient method for sharing our metrics, so I am glad that we have Tableau Server to serve this function.
    • Publishing to Tableau Server is quick and easy. Just a few clicks from Tableau Desktop and a few seconds of publishing through an average speed network, and the new visualizations are live!
    • Seeing details on who has viewed the visualization and when. This is something particularly useful to me for trying to drive adoption of some new pages, so I really appreciate the granularity provided in Tableau Server
    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

    Tableau Server

    • Tableau Server has had some issue handling some of our larger data sets. Our extract refreshes fail intermittently with no obvious error that we can fix
    • Tableau Server has been hard to work with before they launched their new Rest API, which is also a little tricky to work with
    Jacob Rasmussen | 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

    Tableau Server

    General

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

    Starting Price

    $12 Per User Per Month

    Tableau Server Editions & Modules

    Edition
    Creator$70.001
    Explorer$35.001
    Viewer$12.001
    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

    Tableau Server

    Tableau Server 10.0
    Based on 20 answers
    It simply is used all the time by more and more people.Migrating to something else would involve lots of work and lots of training.The renewal fee being fair, it simply isn't worth migrating to a different tool for now.
    Mathieu Gaouette | 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

    Tableau Server

    Tableau Server 7.6
    Based on 16 answers
    Tableau Server is unbeatable at creating easy to use, interactive dashboards for busy executives. The software also saves time for the busy analyst that is tired of always using Excel. Tableau Server is a head and shoulders improvement over Excel.
    Thomas Young | 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

    Tableau Server

    Tableau Server 9.0
    Based on 18 answers
    Our instance of Tableau Server was hosted on premises (I believe all instances are) so if there were any outages it was normally due to scheduled maintenance on our end. If the Tableau server ever went down, a quick restart solved most issues
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    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

    Tableau Server

    Tableau Server 8.1
    Based on 16 answers
    While there are definitely cases where a user can do things that will make a particular worksheet or dashboard run slowly, overall the performance is extremely fast. The user experience of exploratory analysis particularly shines, there's nothing out there with the polish of Tableau.
    Jonathan Drummey | TrustRadius Reviewer

    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

    Tableau Server

    Tableau Server 7.2
    Based on 29 answers
    We have consistently had highly satisfactory results every time we've reached out for help. Our contractor, used for Tableau server maintenance and dashboard development is very technically skilled. When he hits a roadblock on how to do something with Tableau, the support staff have provided timely and useful guidance. He frequently compares it to Cognos and says that while Cognos has capabilities Tableau doesn't, the bottom line value for us is a no-brainer
    Henry Yennie | TrustRadius Reviewer

    In-Person Training

    Control-M

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Tableau Server

    Tableau Server 8.0
    Based on 4 answers
    In our case, they hired a private third party consultant to train our dept. It was extremely boring and felt like it dragged on. Everything I learned was self taught so I was not really paying attention. But I do think that you can easily spend a week on the tool and go over every nook and cranny. We only had the consultant in for a day or two.
    Mashhood Syed | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Online Training

    Control-M

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Tableau Server

    Tableau Server 9.0
    Based on 9 answers
    The Tableau website is full of videos that you can follow at your own pace. As a very small company with a Tableau install, access to these free resources was incredibly useful to allowing me to implement Tableau to its potential in a reasonable and proportionate manner.
    Mel Stephenson | 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

    Tableau Server

    Tableau Server 9.1
    Based on 26 answers
    Implementation was over the phone with the vendor, and did not go particularly well. Again, think this was our fault as our integration and IT oversight was poor, and we made errors. Would they have happened had a vendor been onsite? Not sure, probably not, but we probably wouldn't have paid for that either
    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

    Tableau Server

    Today, if my shop is largely Microsoft-centric, I would be hard pressed to choose a product other than Power BI. Tableau was the visualization leader for years, but Microsoft has caught up with them in many areas, and surpassed them in some. Its ability to source, transform, and model data is superior to Tableau. Tableau still has the lead in some visualizations, but Power BI's rise is evidenced by its ever-increasing position in the leadership section of the Gartner Magic Quadrant.
    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

    Tableau Server

    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

    Tableau Server

    • Tableau does take dedicated FTE to create and analyze the data. It's too complex (and powerful) a product not to have someone dedicated to developing with it.
    • There are some significant setup for the server product.
    • Once sever setup is complete, it's largely "fire and forget" until an update is necessary. The server update process is cumbersome.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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