Control-M Workload Automation review
June 21, 2016

Control-M Workload Automation review

Stefano Sensale | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review

Overall Satisfaction with Control-M

Many customers use Control-M to integrate critical business services in the whole organization. It gives you control of the processes and allows you to react in an efficient way. Most important applications like Hadoop, SAP, File Transfer, have been centralized with a significant cost reduction.
  • Is fast, reliable and scalable.
  • The agent-less feature for Unix and Windows is really powerful and appreciated.
  • It gives many option functionalities in a easy to use way. It allows you a very large customization use.
  • Latest version (v9) allows you to upgrade management of the agent.
  • Some workload automation tool to give you fast and easy access to the configuration (e.g. cli) instead of a Windows client.
  • The web-interface is really nice (SelfService) but the service configuration (view) is a little bit tricky.
  • The Smart Folder should have a cyclic parameter.
  • Agent-less and central agent upgrade management reduces maintenance infrastructure cost
  • Central management and monitoring reduces cost for FTE
  • Reduces resolution time for incident and business service outage with the alert integration
Since it's really scalable you can use Control-M in a little environment (<10 hosts) or very large environment (>50000 hosts). It's surely suggested in a complex network environment with a firewall and subnet because you can use the physical agent as a gateway to route a connection to a remote host via the agent-less feature.

Control-M Feature Ratings

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