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TechValidate Research on BMC Software Control-M Workload Automation

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1,346 Customers Surveyed

9,949 Data Points Collected

254 Published TechFacts

10 Published Charts

242 Published Case Studies



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Single Enterprise View for Computer Services

The ability to manage all the different flavours of platforms and solutions workload automation from a single GUI client vastly improves and shortens the life cycle of scheduling solution from Development though test and QA before a simple promotion to Production environments.

With the CCM having access to all tiers of the product, it gives me a single source of truth & managment of our Workload landscape.

Consultant, Small Business Computer Services Company

Case Study: Large Enterprise Computer Software Company

Introduction

This case study of a large enterprise computer software company is based on a June 2012 survey of BMC Software Control-M Enterprise Workload Automation customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

Challenges

  • Faced the following challenges with their batch jobs/scheduled work before their BMC Control-M deployment:
    • Need to reduce cost
    • Need to improve scalability and productivity
    • Need to improve service levels

Use Case

  • Runs 101 – 1000 jobs through BMC Control-M daily.
  • Has implemented the following Control-M components:
    • Control-M for SAP ERP

Results

  • Chose BMC Control-M for the following reasons:
    • Cloud capabilities
    • Product reliability
  • Reduced their operating expenses for IT workload automation by 25-49% with BMC Control-M.
  • Increased the productivity of their IT staff by 25% to 49% with BMC Control-M.
  • Achieved the following with BMC Control-M:
    • Improved meeting service levels by: 26-40%
    • Increased batch processing completed in batch window by: 41-60%
    • Reduced number of jobs failing by: 41-60%
    • Reduced server resources needed for WLA by: 61-80%

65% of BMC Control-M Users Surveyed Realized Their ROI in less than 2 years

Please estimate the payback period (ROI) for your investment in BMC Control-M?

Less than 3 months: 11%
3 - 6 months: 5%
7 - 12 months: 8%
13 - 18 months: 32%
19 - 24 months: 8%
More than 24 months: 35%

Why Control-M? – Ease of Implementation/Use, Platform/App Coverage, & Product Reliability

Why did you choose BMC Control-M?

Advanced file transfer
27%
Cloud capabilities
1%
Collaboration between operations and application development
23%
Compliance reporting
10%
Conversion capabilities
15%
Customer support
25%
Ease of implementation and use
49%
Forecasting capabilities
24%
Impact analysis
14%
Platform and application coverage
39%
Product reliability
42%
Restart capabilities
26%
Scalability
32%
Self Service and mobility
12%
Single enterprise view
46%
Subject matter expertise of account team
5%
Other
17%

Case Study: large enterprise financial services company

Introduction

This case study of a large enterprise financial services company is based on a June 2012 survey of BMC Software Control-M Enterprise Workload Automation customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“Control-M es muy amigable con los usuarios, abarca todas nuestras necesidades.”

Challenges

  • Faced the following challenges with their batch jobs/scheduled work before their BMC Control-M deployment:
    • Missing service level agreements
    • Unacceptable number of jobs were failing
    • Need to improve scalability and productivity

Use Case

  • Runs 10,001 – 25,000 jobs through BMC Control-M daily.
  • Has implemented the following Control-M components:
    • Control-M/Enterprise Manager
    • Control-M/Restart

Results

  • Selected BMC Control-M over the following vendor solutions:
    • Ninguna
  • Chose BMC Control-M for the following reasons:
    • Forecasting capabilities
    • Impact analysis
    • Dynamic workload management
    • Cloud capabilities
    • Restart capabilities
    • Single enterprise view
    • Ease of use
    • Ease of implementation
    • Customer support
  • Reduced their operating expenses for IT workload automation by > 75% with BMC Control-M.
  • Increased the productivity of their IT staff by > 75% with BMC Control-M.
  • Achieved the following with BMC Control-M:
    • Increased batch processing completed in batch window by: Over 100%
    • Reduced number of jobs failing by: 81-100%
    • Reduced server resources needed for WLA by: 81-100%

Service Delivery & Forecasting

I am an end user of the product. I think that the forecasting and the ability to notify others of the results of runs is it’s greatest value from my perspective.

IT Specialist, Large Enterprise Professional Services Company



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About BMC Software Control-M Workload Automation

BMC Control‑M is a digital enterprise automation solution that simplifies and automates diverse batch application workloads while reducing failure rates, improving SLAs, and accelerating application deployment.

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