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Score 9.8 out of 100
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Score 9 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Workload Automation

    8.7

    Control-M

    87%

    TIBCO® BPM Enterprise

    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

    Reporting & Analytics

    Control-M

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    9.6

    TIBCO® BPM Enterprise

    96%
    TIBCO® BPM Enterprise ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Dashboards

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    10 Ratings

    Standard reports

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    8 Ratings

    Custom reports

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    7 Ratings

    Process Engine

    Control-M

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.7

    TIBCO® BPM Enterprise

    87%
    TIBCO® BPM Enterprise ranks higher in 8/8 features

    Process designer

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1
    91%
    15 Ratings

    Process simulation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.5
    85%
    12 Ratings

    Business rules engine

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.7
    97%
    14 Ratings

    SOA support

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    15 Ratings

    Process player

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    10 Ratings

    Support for modeling languages

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    12 Ratings

    Form builder

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.4
    84%
    15 Ratings

    Model execution

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    15 Ratings

    Collaboration

    Control-M

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.5

    TIBCO® BPM Enterprise

    85%
    TIBCO® BPM Enterprise ranks higher in 1/1 features

    Social collaboration tools

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.5
    85%
    10 Ratings

    Content Management Capabilties

    Control-M

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    9.0

    TIBCO® BPM Enterprise

    90%
    TIBCO® BPM Enterprise ranks higher in 1/1 features

    Content management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    13 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Control-M is rated higher in 4 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Likelihood to Renew, Usability, Support Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    10.0

    Control-M

    100%
    50 Ratings
    9.3

    TIBCO® BPM Enterprise

    93%
    18 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    8.2

    Control-M

    82%
    6 Ratings
    8.0

    TIBCO® BPM Enterprise

    80%
    1 Rating

    Usability

    9.1

    Control-M

    91%
    6 Ratings
    9.0

    TIBCO® BPM Enterprise

    90%
    1 Rating

    Availability

    6.4

    Control-M

    64%
    1 Rating

    TIBCO® BPM Enterprise

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Performance

    7.3

    Control-M

    73%
    1 Rating

    TIBCO® BPM Enterprise

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Support Rating

    9.1

    Control-M

    91%
    15 Ratings
    8.0

    TIBCO® BPM Enterprise

    80%
    2 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    8.2

    Control-M

    82%
    8 Ratings

    TIBCO® BPM Enterprise

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Product Scalability

    7.3

    Control-M

    73%
    1 Rating

    TIBCO® BPM Enterprise

    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

    TIBCO® BPM Enterprise

    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

    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

    TIBCO® BPM Enterprise

    • 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

    • 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

    TIBCO® BPM Enterprise

    • 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

    Pricing Details

    Control-M

    General

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

    Starting Price

    TIBCO® BPM Enterprise

    General

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

    Starting Price

    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

    TIBCO® BPM Enterprise

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

    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

    TIBCO® BPM Enterprise

    TIBCO® BPM Enterprise 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

    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

    TIBCO® BPM Enterprise

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    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

    TIBCO® BPM Enterprise

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    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

    TIBCO® BPM Enterprise

    TIBCO® BPM Enterprise 8.0
    Based on 2 answers
    Because our support team is always available also for development suggestions.
    Sebastiano Manzella | 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

    TIBCO® BPM Enterprise

    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® BPM Enterprise

    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

    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

    TIBCO® BPM Enterprise

    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

    TIBCO® BPM Enterprise

    • 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

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