Control M Practical uses and Functions
June 20, 2016

Control M Practical uses and Functions

Ron Bryant | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Control-M

We use Control-M for our mainframe and distributed scheduling needs. Control-M self service is also utilized so that we can give end users the ability to schedule and run some of their own jobs when needed or on an on demand basis. Currently, we run an average of 25,000 jobs per day via Control-M.
  • Control-M has excellent calendar functionality that allows for detailed scheduling of jobs according to many specifics (day, month, year, time, preds, and several other conditions).
  • The software is also easy to navigate and group related jobs together for easy viewing of job streams or flow.
  • The alerts panel and its features make sure that if you encounter issues with any job it is brought to attention immediately for resolution.
  • I would like to see an "on demand" refresh put back onto the GUI interface as well as the auto refresh it currently has.
  • Although there are many different scheduling options, I think it would benefit the end users to have a better overall view of their jobs and job streams somehow.
  • One of the greatest rewards has come from the self service option. This cuts down on ad-hoc requests for jobs and frees up staff for other functions.
  • Software costs are less due to only needing one product to cover multiple operating platforms.
  • The ease of creating schedules and job relationships by just dragging the mouse to certain jobs saves time and is very convenient.
I have used CA scheduler, CA-7, and a few other products but none have been as easy to use as Control-M. The displays and alerts are much easier to understand and the use of the color coding for various types of alerts makes it simple to prioritize what alerts are most critical.
Control-M is capable of scheduling a large number of jobs and schedules across multiple platforms. This eliminates the need for multiple scheduling software products used to complete the business' daily work load. The customizable options when it comes to naming conventions and standards are limitless and completely up to the creator.

Control-M Feature Ratings

Multi-platform scheduling
Central monitoring
Alerts and notifications
Analysis and visualization
Application integration