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Score 7.8 out of 100
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Score 9.1 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Control-M

For our purposes, it is well suited. The learning curve for new users to develop a basic level of competence is relatively easy to accomplish. While the vendor has introduced many nice features since we started using the product (BIM and Forecast to name two that I would like to see our users take more advantage of), the basic product has remained readily accessible for users.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

TIBCO ActiveMatrix BPM

TIBCO ActiveMatrix is most useful for teams that need help mapping out their processes with other, co-dependent teams. It makes that conversation happen in a logical, structured way. The software is also helpful for professionals that need more data visualization in their business. On the opposite side, the software is not useful for really small businesses. It’s not worth the money.
Thomas Young | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Workload Automation

Control-M
7.5
TIBCO ActiveMatrix BPM
Multi-platform scheduling
Control-M
9.0
TIBCO ActiveMatrix BPM
Central monitoring
Control-M
8.4
TIBCO ActiveMatrix BPM
Logging
Control-M
6.6
TIBCO ActiveMatrix BPM
Alerts and notifications
Control-M
8.1
TIBCO ActiveMatrix BPM
Analysis and visualization
Control-M
7.5
TIBCO ActiveMatrix BPM
Application integration
Control-M
5.4
TIBCO ActiveMatrix BPM

Reporting & Analytics

Control-M
TIBCO ActiveMatrix BPM
9.6
Dashboards
Control-M
TIBCO ActiveMatrix BPM
10.0
Standard reports
Control-M
TIBCO ActiveMatrix BPM
10.0
Custom reports
Control-M
TIBCO ActiveMatrix BPM
9.0

Process Engine

Control-M
TIBCO ActiveMatrix BPM
8.6
Process designer
Control-M
TIBCO ActiveMatrix BPM
8.9
Process simulation
Control-M
TIBCO ActiveMatrix BPM
8.4
Business rules engine
Control-M
TIBCO ActiveMatrix BPM
9.5
SOA support
Control-M
TIBCO ActiveMatrix BPM
8.9
Process player
Control-M
TIBCO ActiveMatrix BPM
9.0
Support for modeling languages
Control-M
TIBCO ActiveMatrix BPM
8.0
Form builder
Control-M
TIBCO ActiveMatrix BPM
8.4
Model execution
Control-M
TIBCO ActiveMatrix BPM
7.9

Collaboration

Control-M
TIBCO ActiveMatrix BPM
8.5
Social collaboration tools
Control-M
TIBCO ActiveMatrix BPM
8.5

Content Management Capabilties

Control-M
TIBCO ActiveMatrix BPM
9.0
Content management
Control-M
TIBCO ActiveMatrix BPM
9.0

Pros

Control-M

  • Control-M Advanced File Transfer is a very useful add-on, allowing for a wide variety of file transfers to be configured "out of the box" and then used as part of the standard batch flow. This module is not included in the base price but is available at a relatively small additional cost.
  • Using Control-M's GUI (the Enterprise Manager) allows for efficient management of the enterprise and can tie up a lot of "loose ends". Often the first point of tracking problems is to check with the Control-M guys!
  • BMC is definitely moving the product forward, the new module "Application Integrator" is very helpful in building and deploying your own bespoke Control-M jobs and allows for closer and more secure integration.
  • Although Control-M does open up the enterprise in an operational sense, the security settings (should you choose to implement them) are robust.
Mark Francome | TrustRadius Reviewer

TIBCO ActiveMatrix BPM

  • Workspace and Openspace Console that offers a powerful method for troubleshooting and viewing the routing within a process
  • Easy representation of the corporate organization
  • Powerful IDE to design a business process as a TIBCO Business Studio BPM Edition
  • Testing and Debugging
Raffaele Califano | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Control-M

  • Single Major Action per job: this statement needs to be clarified. There are ways to do more than one action per job, and there are pre and post job commands available in most templates. Also some templates like FTP can have many instructions built in, like deleting source files after transfer (these are part of the positives). But basically you can only do one major action, like call one web service, or call one stored procedure per job. I believe this limitation is due to their licensing model, to ensure you will run as many jobs as possible.
  • The only other negative is a necessary corollary of a having a powerful product. The learning curve is not simple due to the power of the product. I would recommend dedicate training for the primary operators and users of the product.
Eugene LaRoche | TrustRadius Reviewer

TIBCO ActiveMatrix BPM

  • A little bit too conservative. Not really anything leading edge. [Tibco] has plenty of customers, and that means they will probably be around forever, but [product enhancements] seem to be more [abundant in competitor product offerings].
  • It would be great to have some pre-defined themes. Pie chart labels - it would be great to get more options for sizing and placement.
  • I find it hard to trust the online portal too much. I doubt the security that is offered by this software.
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

TIBCO ActiveMatrix BPM

TIBCO ActiveMatrix BPM 8.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

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

TIBCO ActiveMatrix BPM

TIBCO ActiveMatrix BPM 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Such a BPM sw is amazing and usefull. You have a gret visibility in design and development phase.
Sebastiano Manzella | 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

TIBCO ActiveMatrix BPM

TIBCO ActiveMatrix BPM 8.0
Based on 1 answer
Because our support team is always available also for development suggestions.
Sebastiano Manzella | 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

TIBCO ActiveMatrix BPM

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

TIBCO ActiveMatrix BPM

For BPM we looked at some IBM products suites, BPM Online, Oracle products and Pega Systems. The decision to go with AMX BPM was based on the evaluation by the software architect team and the cost of acquiring the TIBCO suites.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Control-M

  • Troubleshooting has improved with multiple groups as they are easily able to determine if data loss/job failure is the reason for a data issue.
  • Conversion took significantly longer than was originally estimated by BMC so we had to run two platforms for almost 9 months. This definitely slowed down efficiency as many users did not know which tool to utilize for data load trouble shooting for close to a year.
  • Being able to communicate with users across the globe in a universal language and time reference has vastly decreased data issues and greatly improved proficiency in getting new jobs implemented quickly and without problems.
Erin Withers | TrustRadius Reviewer

TIBCO ActiveMatrix BPM

  • In order to create a BPM management, you need to make a very solid data management model, which becomes very important in its reuse
  • The business process is very often unconnected with the implementation logic and therefore plays in favor of the re-usability of the software
  • Large customization at log level for which managing these tools can be handled minimizing effort
Domenico Bellifemine | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Control-M

General

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

TIBCO ActiveMatrix BPM

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Control-M
8.0
TIBCO ActiveMatrix BPM
9.1

Likelihood to Renew

Control-M
8.6
TIBCO ActiveMatrix BPM
8.0

Usability

Control-M
8.1
TIBCO ActiveMatrix BPM
9.0

Support Rating

Control-M
8.0
TIBCO ActiveMatrix BPM
8.0

Implementation Rating

Control-M
7.9
TIBCO ActiveMatrix BPM

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