Control-M is a critical enterprise jobstream manager
February 01, 2017

Control-M is a critical enterprise jobstream manager

Jeff Drew | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Control-M

Control-M is used enterprise-wide and globally by our IT and business departments. We have a highly customized ERP system and many IT platforms that share the same data. Control-M helps manage the financials process, integration of tasks and many of the business continuity and housekeeping tasks. There are multiple technical platforms in several time zones and countries and Control-M helps manage and coordinate the jobstreams.
  • Control-M provides strong job auditing of who does what, when, where and how.
  • Multiple jobstreams are managed for multiple environments simultaneously from one enterprise server.
  • Since we have several OS and database platforms worldwide, this one scheduling application can handle all of it.
  • Control-M is relatively easy to learn and engage with at user levels. Job loads and forecasting are relatively intuitive.
  • Enhanced GUI functionality has been improving over the years, but screen design can lag behind depending on the version in use.
  • Speed of operation is reasonably good but can always be better. Many new features have been added which require more server resources for efficiency.
Manpower Inc. has used Control-M for more than a decade. In the past, Control-M offered broader controls, greater security and multi-system platform integration.
Control-M is very well suited for a global, multi-system platform where huge amounts of data are processed, collected and retained. It does not seem to be a slave to a particular OS or server platform. It generally works everywhere and with any computer system. It may be overkill for some small, unique, specialty businesses where a native scheduler would suffice.

Control-M Feature Ratings

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