BMC - control M automation software
July 01, 2016

BMC - control M automation software

Shiv Shivakumar | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Control-M

Used in both mainframe and Unix environments for batch schedules/processing work loads.
  • Simplifies batch jobs
  • Automates batch jobs
  • Reduces failed batch jobs
  • Helps maintain track of SLA commitments
  • Provide more visibility into file transfer operations
  • Can work better on big data workloads
  • Helped achieve automation
  • Helped in designing workflow
  • Provides real time insight on JCL
control-M was the best in class for batch jobs on mainframe and hence went for it - later on it was broadened to work on Unix as well and hence leveraged this functionality
Suited for automating batch jobs. Control-M enables users with a good view of jobs. It could work faster in a big data job - at times, we can feel latency.

Control-M Feature Ratings

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

Control-M Implementation

Plan ahead, communicate to stakeholders, involve stakeholders, do a thorough test drive and have a contingency plan.
Change management was a minor issue with the implementation - communicate and get the whole stakeholder team involved
  • Actually no major issues