Overall Satisfaction with Control-M
We are using Control-M version 8 to execute jobs in SAP (R/3 and Business warehouse) jobs, script jobs in Unix and a Windows platform. Mainly it is being used by SAP users and some TED (our internal data warehouse) users. it was helpful in automating many things.
- The GUI is very good
- BIM is very helpful
- In the monitoring domain, please enable users to modify things like owner, set to dummy (options which are grayed out must be opened).
- Just like we have folders under home, please create some thing like jobs where-in we put in the job name then select it and run them. This make easy in an organization like us where we get a lot of requests to just run the jobs.
- On the positive, the alerts and notifications option have helped us a lot.
The GUI is out-standing, very good compared to TWS or Autosys. It's fast and very reliable. The options such as: Alerts, Notifications, History, Reporting, made us select Control-M and not to forget the pricing, it's very competitive.
Extraction: In TWS, the extraction of a stream is very readable. Whatever option is selected/used in TWS, the composer command extracts those only and makes it easy to share with the users. But in Control-M, the xml file is huge. It displays all the options available and this makes it difficult for the users to understand. Introduce a special option just to extract what is there in the folder in a very user readable format like txt.
Control-M Feature Ratings
400 - we have users from SAP, Oracle, Hadoop, Unix & Windows using the Control-M Version 8