Control-M vs. Tungsten TotalAgility

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Control-M
Score 8.3 out of 10
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Control-M from BMC is a platform for integrating, automating, and orchestrating application and data workflows in production across complex hybrid technology ecosystems. It provides deep operational capabilities, delivering speed, scale, security, and governance.N/A
Tungsten TotalAgility
Score 8.2 out of 10
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Kofax TotalAgility brings cognitive capture capabilities to the hands of business analysts and non-technical users to solve content-centric challenges, including classification and extraction from financial documents, contracts, forms and other information-intensive documents. With it, the vendor says organizations can accelerate information intensive workflows by applying cognitive capture and artificial intelligence to unstructured data in order to automate and extract information and unlock…N/A
Pricing
Control-MTungsten TotalAgility
Editions & Modules
On-Premise
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Offerings
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Control-MTungsten TotalAgility
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeOptionalNo setup fee
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Control-MTungsten TotalAgility
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Features
Control-MTungsten TotalAgility
Workload Automation
Comparison of Workload Automation features of Product A and Product B
Control-M
8.8
58 Ratings
7% above category average
Tungsten TotalAgility
-
Ratings
Multi-platform scheduling9.857 Ratings00 Ratings
Central monitoring9.956 Ratings00 Ratings
Logging9.657 Ratings00 Ratings
Alerts and notifications9.758 Ratings00 Ratings
Analysis and visualization3.855 Ratings00 Ratings
Application integration9.855 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
Control-MTungsten TotalAgility
Likelihood to Recommend
9.8
(58 ratings)
8.0
(2 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
7.4
(7 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
8.1
(12 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Availability
6.4
(1 ratings)
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Performance
7.3
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
9.1
(8 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
8.3
(5 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Configurability
7.3
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Ease of integration
7.3
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Product Scalability
7.3
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
7.3
(1 ratings)
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Vendor pre-sale
7.3
(1 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Control-MTungsten TotalAgility
Likelihood to Recommend
BMC Software Inc.
Control-M is well suited for complex hybrid environments that contain many different platforms. It can handle several other scripts and has many different plugins that make the application more flexible. It can be used on-premises, in the cloud, or various scenarios. It is reliable and has been a leader in the scheduler space for several decades.
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Tungsten Automation (formerly Kofax)
The platform is an excellent solution for companies looking for a workflow automation system that can be used across departments and its return on investment becomes apparent once it is introduced in production for a business. Its ability to route work tasks dynamically between employees and outside parties, implement SLAs, and get information to a back-end source is excellent.
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Pros
BMC Software Inc.
  • Control-M provides a single, centralized interface for monitoring and managing all batch processes in the organization. Nothing is hidden or left unattended in a timely manner.
  • The proper use of the BIM component has allowed the change of paradigm in the operation, adopting a proactive management instead of the typical reactive management in the event of production failures.
  • The use of Forecast and production simulations allows you to identify bottlenecks and focus first on managing those failures that have the greatest impact on production SLAs.
  • Control-M/Change Manager has arrived to shorten development cycles from requirements gathering to production testing. It has been a utility that monetizes the development of Jobs meshes.
  • The GUI is capable of efficiently handling more than 80,000 jobs per day. This is certainly a challenge in designing a good user experience. I don't know if there is a reasonable limit to this. One of my clients runs more than 80,000 Jobs daily and the GUI remains smooth all the time.
  • Job-As-Code is a DevOps accelerator that has just begun to be adopted. Its implementation will make workload management even more cost-effective.
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Tungsten Automation (formerly Kofax)
  • Ease of use. The drag and drop configuration to create the processes makes the product easy to use and configure. Most of the icons are intuitive on what they are and how to use them. The use of the colored icons for each value also helps to know that that value is looking for.
  • Forms. The capture forms are easy to create and maintain. A new field can be added to the Extraction group and then the capture form is regenerated and that field is automatically added to the form with all the proper attributes. If an additional check box or field is added to the form, that field stays when regenerated. This differs from KTA 6.0.
  • Kofax has done pretty well integrating all the pieces of Kofax into one product. KC (Kofax Capture), KIC (Kofax Import Connector), KTM (Kofax Transformation Module with OCR), and workflow are all combined into KTA (Kofax Total Agility). This lets all of these features work together in one product. Kofax does keep adding more to the functions that maybe were left out original version. This makes Kofax Total Agility a robust product.
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Cons
BMC Software Inc.
  • As with most of the mainframe software products, documentation seems to be the weak link for the products - written by people and for people who already know what they need to do, not for people who are trying to figure how to use the product.
  • We are a large JES3 mainframe shop. As with all vendors who still provide software for mainframe systems, software is generally designed and developed for JES2 and is frequently not fully tested in a JES3 environment before being shipped out.
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Tungsten Automation (formerly Kofax)
  • Exception management within the platform can certainly be improved upon. If a job is suspended for any particular issue integrations can be put in place to attempt to handle them but it is kludgy and does not always work as anticipated.
  • The administration interface is based on Microsoft Silverlight which limits it to certain versions of Internet Explorer and the interface has seen better days. Their other application, Kofax Kapow, has a much more mature and intuitive interface. This supposedly is being replaced in the next major iteration but I have doubts it will be successfully done.
  • The product is expensive. It is also the Cadillac of workflow platforms with document transformation built in. In many cases the product can do what you want it to do but there may be other more cost effective platforms.
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Likelihood to Renew
BMC Software Inc.
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.
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Tungsten Automation (formerly Kofax)
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Usability
BMC Software Inc.
It's not perfect, but there's a lot to like about Control-M. What can sometimes be confusing is the difference between different menus in Control-M. Sometimes, you can clearly see that different parts were designed and added by separate development groups. This leads to similar functions and visuals looking a little different in menus, etc.
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Tungsten Automation (formerly Kofax)
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Reliability and Availability
BMC Software Inc.
We've had issues with a server crashing. The latest issue has the option for high availability which should help with that.
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Tungsten Automation (formerly Kofax)
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Performance
BMC Software Inc.
I've never seen a performance issue with Control-M.
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Tungsten Automation (formerly Kofax)
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Support Rating
BMC Software Inc.
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.
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Tungsten Automation (formerly Kofax)
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Implementation Rating
BMC Software Inc.
It is a good approach to define a distributed architecture when you have multiple control-m servers.
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Tungsten Automation (formerly Kofax)
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Alternatives Considered
BMC Software Inc.
Since IBM Workload Automation isn't compatible with all of our project's operating systems, we've decided to switch to using Control-C instead. Second, the provider provides top-notch customer service in the event of an emergency. Control-M is a lightweight program that places few demands on the server's resources.
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Tungsten Automation (formerly Kofax)
Kofax TotalAgility is a beast of a package that gives you a thousand ways to tackle a problem, but it may not be the best platform for your needs. It is more of an enterprise platform that integrates well with other systems with moderate development time. Other packages may be cheaper, easier, and faster to implement depending on needs.
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Scalability
BMC Software Inc.
Control-M doesn't really use that many resources
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Tungsten Automation (formerly Kofax)
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Return on Investment
BMC Software Inc.
  • In terms of ROI, Control-M pays for itself within 12 months of purchase, sometimes sooner. Pointing this out to your fellow product qwners will not make you popular.
  • By automating repetitive tasks you free staff from these mundane and error-prone roles and allow them to be more productive. An example would be using the AFT module for file transfers. File transfer scripts tend to be in-house scripts that need maintaining. Using the AFT removes most of this overhead and allows for easy problem resolution.
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Tungsten Automation (formerly Kofax)
  • Kofax TotalAgility is very expensive. Some customers have reported that using the KTA workflow has increased productivity and has a good ROI overall. The customers have not shared true numbers for me to give details.
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