Your BMC Control-M Alternative is Here

How does transparent pricing with no hidden fees sound? With RunMyJobs by Redwood, you don’t have to worry about the surprise overage costs BMC Control-M customers face.

  • Elimination of surprise cost overages and complex licensing models
  • Out-of-the-box functionalities without costly modules and connectors
  • 24/7 proactive customer support and a dedicated Customer Success lead on your account
  • Proven success migrating customers to RunMyJobs

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How Do We Stack Up?

Natively-designed for SaaS Yes No
SaaS implementation supports all features of on-prem version Yes No
Full environment SaaS updates, including agents Yes No
Built to promote re-use and minimize duplication of workflows and schedules for SaaS Yes No
Straightforward pricing and licensing with no surprise audits Yes No
Pricing built on job executions, not job templates Yes No
100% direct in-house experts for service and support Yes No


G2 Leader Summer 2022

#1 Rated Workload Automation Solution

Redwood consistently receives the G2 Leader Award as the top-rated workload automation solution.

2022 Value Leader

Best SaaS Based Workload Automation

EMA has recognized Redwood's SaaS-native success by awarding RunMyJobs with “Best SaaS Workload Automation Solution” and “Value Leader” designations.

SAP Platinum Partner

Unparalleled ERP Integration

Seamless integration with leading enterprise tools like SAP means RunMyJobs is the solution to beat.

Remove the guesswork from workload automation

  • Eliminate surprise cost overages and complex licensing models
  • Gain out-of-the-box functionality without costly modules and connectors
  • Experience 24/7 proactive, in-house customer support
  • Benefit from the support of a dedicated customer success manager
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Simplify Your Workload Automation Migration

Redwood's reliable processes and advanced migration tools make for a smooth transition from existing workload automation tools and job schedulers to RunMyJobs. Our proven migration approach is designed to mitigate risks, drive efficiency and our dedicated migration team will work closely with your team through every stage.

  1. Step 1: Configuration

    We assign a dedicated team, conduct a thorough analysis of your existing processes, and identify a phased migration plan that starts with your organization's low-risk processes, allowing your teams to gain confidence in the migration process.

    • Dedicated team assigned
    • Prepare environment
    • Redwood University Training
  2. Step 2: Data Import

    We start with a non-production environment to safely import and test your existing workload automations by using proprietary Mercury conversion tools to efficiently copy over your workload automations and give your teams hands-on experience.

    • Auto import using proven tools for Control-M, Autosys, Automic and more
    • Hands-on value enablement
  3. Step 3: Test & Go Live

    We verified all processes with acceptance testing and QA testing. Once it's approved, we will move individual process automations into production. We deliver results by using our agreed-upon phasing plan and go-live checklist.

    • Acceptance & QA testing
    • Systematic production phasing ensures smooth operations
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Migration made easy

Redwood's migration program provides a safe route for organizations that want an alternative to any job scheduling or workload automation tool available. For nearly three decades, we’ve successfully moved customers from BMC, Broadcom/CA, IBM, Tidal, AutoSys, Stonebranch, and more.

We can provide a roadmap for your automation in the digital era with unrivaled support that our customers consistently praise.

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As the UK's leading hotel company operating more than 700 hotels, our business never stops. We quickly migrated to Redwood, automating 1.3 million business-critical file transfers a month. We never miss a single transaction.

Rob Smith, Project Manager, Whitbread

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Frequently Asked Questions

What are Control-M Alternatives?

  1. RunMyJobs by Redwood
  2. ActiveBatch Workload Automation
  3. Snowflake
  4. AutoSys
  5. Cleo Integration Cloud
  6. Automatic Automation
  7. IBM Workload Automation
  8. Jams Scheduler
  9. Activeeon
  10. Stonebranch

Still not sure if Redwood is for you? Try our demo now.

What can you integrate with BMC Control-M?

BMC Control-M can be integrated with various tools and technologies to support end-to-end automation of batch processing and job scheduling operations. Some examples include:

  • Cloud platforms: Control-M can be integrated with Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure, enabling organizations to achieve smooth orchestration across cloud-native tools and manage and schedule batch processing operations in a cloud-based environment.
  • Databases: Control-M can be integrated with Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, and IBM DB2 to extract and process data for batch processing operations.
  • Mainframe systems: Control-M can be integrated with mainframe systems such as IBM z/OS and UNIX/Linux systems to support batch processing operations in mixed environments.
  • DevOps tools: Control-M can be integrated with DevOps tools such as Hadoop, Docker, Jenkins, Java, JSON, Git, Python, and Ansible to support continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) workflows for batch processing applications.
  • Business Intelligence and Analytics tools: Control-M can be integrated with BI and analytics tools such as Tableau, PowerBI, and SAS to enable organizations to extract and analyze batch-processing data and generate actionable insights.

These are just a few examples of the many different tools and technologies that can be integrated with BMC Control-M to support end-to-end automation of batch processing and job scheduling operations.

Learn more about Redwood’s many automation integrations.

Would a BMC Control-M alternative reduce my TCO?

Yes. For example, Redwood’s SaaS architecture eliminates the overhead of infrastructure and ongoing maintenance of the workload automation platform. Redwood also includes all features with unlimited connections to applications, services, and servers without licensing additional plugins. With Redwood’s simple pricing model, you only pay for the jobs you run, gaining enterprise-grade flexibility and scalability to help you grow. Explore why Redwood’s unified cloud platform lowers ownership costs.

Why should I consider BMC Control-M alternatives?

There are several reasons organizations may be looking at BMC Control-M alternatives, including the age of the tool, cost and complexity. Control-M is older, which makes it much less flexible end-to-end.

Also, the infrastructure is complex. For example, if an upgrade is needed, BMC Control-M often requires teams of people, multiple notifications, and dedicated downtime.

It is also expensive and can be error-prone. So, there is a chance that the optimizations you have made do not work. With BMC Control-M being based on a schedule, all IT processes need to be pre-scheduled in a sequence, which means you end up with longer processes allowing for buffer time. And the system must be shut down every day to predict the next day’s schedule, which means you are not really responding to things in real-time.

Lastly, scalability is challenging for BMC Control-M as you grow, despite cloud-based technology changing over the last 20 years. Change management has not evolved, unlike Redwood, so it feels like you are continuously “bolting on stuff to your car” instead of innovating past legacy capabilities. You can do it, but it will not work the way it optimally should as there are a lot of dependencies.

Need a BMC Control-M alternative? Try Redwood. We’ve hit over 50 billion automations this year and have catapulted hundreds of businesses to the next level of efficiency and productivity.

Should I migrate to a BMC Control-M alternative?

BMC’s Control-M solution is based on an architecture that is not well-suited to the needs of a modern enterprise. It requires a large installation footprint that is burdensome and time-consuming to update when security patches are needed. It has high operational and administrative costs as a result. A solution that performs more automation through agentless APIs and offers updates that upgrade every element simultaneously in minutes is significantly easier to run. See how Redwood’s SaaS delivery allows IT organizations to focus on automation not administration.