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Score 8.1 out of 100
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Score 7.3 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 iProcess

iProcess is a perfect BPM tool that has been able to solve complex business problems and situations, but with time newer and easier to use tools have also been developed by competing companies and thus this tool needs to evolve with the competition. Newer and more easy to use tools are also available from TIBCO as well such as AMX BPM.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Workload Automation

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

Reporting & Analytics

Control-M
TIBCO iProcess
7.7
Dashboards
Control-M
TIBCO iProcess
9.0
Standard reports
Control-M
TIBCO iProcess
7.0
Custom reports
Control-M
TIBCO iProcess
7.0

Process Engine

Control-M
TIBCO iProcess
8.4
Process designer
Control-M
TIBCO iProcess
9.0
Process simulation
Control-M
TIBCO iProcess
9.0
Business rules engine
Control-M
TIBCO iProcess
8.0
SOA support
Control-M
TIBCO iProcess
9.0
Process player
Control-M
TIBCO iProcess
8.0
Support for modeling languages
Control-M
TIBCO iProcess
7.0
Form builder
Control-M
TIBCO iProcess
8.0
Model execution
Control-M
TIBCO iProcess
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 iProcess

  • Performance. TIBCO iProcess is the most performant BPM I've even seen.
  • Manage large workloads. It can handle tens of thousands users and groups, hundreds of thousand or million live cases.
  • It can also manage very large and complex process definitions.
  • Very stable, once you get your business process up and running it is very stable.
Juan Francisco Tavira | 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 iProcess

  • It is complex to use.
  • The official support for the tool is not available anymore through TIBCO.
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 iProcess

TIBCO iProcess 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 iProcess

TIBCO iProcess 8.0
Based on 1 answer
It integrates all the BPM principles along with the great user interface and independent modules and engines.All the modules are separate and stand alone and thus provides easier understanding and ease of support.
Anonymous | 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 iProcess

TIBCO iProcess 7.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

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 iProcess

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 iProcess

iProcess is a previous generation product, it lacks OSGi and cloud so it is seen as "old". Due to this, it is difficult to choose new installations. All other options seem shiny in comparison. But regarding performance and stability, it is still unsurpassed.
Juan Francisco Tavira | 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 iProcess

  • Numbers are difficult to crunch, the best impact is that you always know the status of a single business case and the system runs fast and smoothly; your users will forget what waiting is.
  • Case tracking is perfectly accurate, having that you can extract statistical data and predict and optimize your business very accurately.
  • TIBCO iProcess administrators must be quite skilled; that increases your overall costs so the ROI will be delayed a bit.
Juan Francisco Tavira | 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 iProcess

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 iProcess
8.0

Likelihood to Renew

Control-M
8.6
TIBCO iProcess
8.0

Usability

Control-M
8.1
TIBCO iProcess
8.0

Support Rating

Control-M
8.0
TIBCO iProcess
7.0

Implementation Rating

Control-M
7.9
TIBCO iProcess

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