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Score 9 out of 100
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Score 7.5 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

Mitratech TAP Workflow Automation

From my few months of using the tool, I believe the tool would be best suited for Legal Ops (Contracting) & Procurement. Maybe even in competitive bidding (strategic sourcing: eg RFP & RFX). The tool may be less appropriate for Payment Processing/Collecting.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Workload Automation

Control-M
9.2
Mitratech TAP Workflow Automation
Multi-platform scheduling
Control-M
9.0
Mitratech TAP Workflow Automation
Central monitoring
Control-M
10.0
Mitratech TAP Workflow Automation
Logging
Control-M
9.0
Mitratech TAP Workflow Automation
Alerts and notifications
Control-M
8.0
Mitratech TAP Workflow Automation
Analysis and visualization
Control-M
9.0
Mitratech TAP Workflow Automation
Application integration
Control-M
10.0
Mitratech TAP Workflow Automation

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

Mitratech TAP Workflow Automation

  • Creating a user community and sharing knowledge of automation best practices.
  • Easy to use form and workflow builder.
  • Responsive and knowledgeable technical team.
Tamara Cook | 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

Mitratech TAP Workflow Automation

  • Adding form fields can be quite tedious as it has to be added to every stage/relationship.
  • It's difficult to remember where a certain condition/formula sits.
  • I wish the workflow itself can be exported for presentation/demo/documentation purposes.
  • I wish there was a way for more than one admin to configure the tool at the same time.
Anonymous | 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

Mitratech TAP Workflow Automation

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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

Mitratech TAP Workflow Automation

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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

Mitratech TAP Workflow Automation

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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

Mitratech TAP Workflow Automation

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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

Mitratech TAP Workflow Automation

Autodesk selected TAP because of its ability to handle more complex workflows. We vetted a lot of "light" automation solutions but wanted a tool that was flexible enough to handle our more extensive use cases.
Tamara Cook | 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

Mitratech TAP Workflow Automation

  • The tool hasn't rolled out yet so we cannot speculate the positive/negative impacts quite yet. However, I know it'll free up a lot of time for risk subject matter experts to gather vendor risk data for critical/high-risk vendors. From a negative standpoint, it may significantly delay the procurement process for purchases if due diligence is triggered and/or there's pushback from vendors.
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

Mitratech TAP Workflow Automation

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Control-M
10.0
Mitratech TAP Workflow Automation
7.3

Likelihood to Renew

Control-M
8.6
Mitratech TAP Workflow Automation

Usability

Control-M
8.1
Mitratech TAP Workflow Automation

Support Rating

Control-M
8.0
Mitratech TAP Workflow Automation

Implementation Rating

Control-M
7.9
Mitratech TAP Workflow Automation

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