Control-M bringing the organization together
May 06, 2016

Control-M bringing the organization together

Sean Kramer | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Control-M

We used Control-M to centralize the jobs scheduling across the organization that was previously handled by numerous independent scheduling systems. Control-M allowed us to bring all of our job scheduling into one tool and gave our Network Operations Center a clear view of all the jobs running accross the organization.

Pros

  • The ability to schedule jobs running on different platforms and to create dependenies between those jobs which is something that was not easily done with seperate independent scheduling systems.
  • The ability to provide one common process for all job development effort.
  • Gave our organization one view of all jobs running in the organization including centralized alerting and error handling processes.

Cons

  • The job development screens are not always intuitive and there is definately a learning curve to getting new users/job developers up to speed.
  • Control-M was originally developed as a mainframe scheduling tool and there are still some remnants of the mainframe mentality in the tool.
  • The centralization of our scheduled jobs was critical to the success of the IT organization. Prior to implementing Control-M, job monitoring was difficult and often jobs would fail and IT would not know until the business was already impacted. Control-M allowed us to proactively react to job failures and remedy before the business was even aware.
We looked at several other competitors to Control-M and had even gone back after having it installed and running for a while to make sure we were using the right tool. We always felt that Control-M had the right mix of feature and benefits to suit our needs. We never considered another tool as a good alternative to Control-M.
Control-M is an enterprise level tool and should only be undertaken if the organization has a large number of jobs to schedule and has the appropriate resources to assign to installing, administering, monitoring and creating the scheduled jobs. Governance, ownership and resource assignment a key factors that need to be considered up front.

Control-M Feature Ratings

Multi-platform scheduling
10
Central monitoring
9
Logging
6
Alerts and notifications
7
Analysis and visualization
8
Application integration
8

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