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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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Cross-Platform Enterprise Solution

One flavour for all O/S – unix, Linux, Windows and VMS. Sophisticated tool with cross-platform dependencies, alerting, self-help features.

IT Specialist, Large Enterprise Retail Company

Simple and Powerful – Financial Services Co.

I like the ease with which the batch schedule can be amended/maintained through the desktop with Control-M. I also like the Advanced File Transfer Control Module which has made our FTP solutions so much simpler.

IT Systems Analyst, Medium Enterprise Financial Services Company

Case Study: Small Business Computer Services Company

Introduction

This case study of a small business computer 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.

“My favorite thing about Control-M is its reliability and scheduling capabilities.”

Challenges

  • Faced the following challenges with their batch jobs/scheduled work before their BMC Control-M deployment:
    • Need to standarized the batch job requests

Use Case

  • Runs > 25,000 jobs through BMC Control-M daily.
  • Has implemented the following Control-M components:
    • Control-M/Enterprise Manager
    • Control-M/Forecast
    • BMC Batch Impact Manager
    • Control-M Self Service
    • Control-M for Advanced File Transfer
    • Control-M for Databases
    • Control-M for SAP ERP
    • Control-M for Oracle e-Business Suite
    • Control-M for PeopleSoft

Results

  • Chose BMC Control-M for the following reasons:
    • Platform coverage
    • Single enterprise view
    • Ease of use
    • Ease of implementation
    • Product reliability
  • Achieved the following with BMC Control-M:
    • Improved meeting service levels by: 61-80%
    • Increased batch processing completed in batch window by: 81-100%
    • Reduced number of jobs failing by: 81-100%

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%

Solutions our Customers Leveraged prior to BMC Control-M

What vendor solutions did you use before selecting BMC Control-M?

CA7
27%
CA Scheduler
7%
CA Autosys
8%
CA Unicenter
5%
CA JobTrac
3%
CA ESP
8%
Cisco/Tidal
6%
IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler
21%
Redwood
3%
Robot
2%
Cron
27%
Windows Task Scheduler
24%
Other
23%

Case Study: Medium Enterprise Computer Services Company

Introduction

This case study of a medium enterprise computer 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.

Challenges

  • Faced the following challenges with their batch jobs/scheduled work before their BMC Control-M deployment:
    • Inability to complete batch processing in time available (batch window)
    • Unacceptable number of jobs were failing
    • Need for additional platform support
    • Inability to establish priorities as needed
    • Inability to satisfy IT audit and/or compliance requirements

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/Forecast
    • BMC Batch Impact Manager
    • Control-M for Advanced File Transfer
    • Control-M for Databases
    • Control-M/Restart
    • Control-M for SAP ERP
    • Control-M for Oracle BI

Results

  • Selected BMC Control-M over the following vendor solutions:
    • CA7
    • IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler
  • Chose BMC Control-M for the following reasons:
    • Compliance reporting
    • Self Service and mobility
    • Advanced file transfer
    • Dynamic workload management
    • Single enterprise view
    • Ease of implementation
    • Customer support
  • Reduced their operating expenses for IT workload automation by 50-74% with BMC Control-M.
  • Increased the productivity of their IT staff by 50% to 74% with BMC Control-M.
  • Achieved the following with BMC Control-M:
    • Improved meeting service levels by: 81-100%
    • 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%


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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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