Workload Automation

The Best BMC Control-M Alternative

Comparing BMC Control-M with Tidal Workload Automation.


Tidal Software, an enterprise-level workload automation solution, offers a compelling alternative to BMC Control-M. With Tidal, you can automate and orchestrate your business processes across various environments, including on-premises, cloud-based, virtual machines, and hybrid setups.

Here are the reasons why Tidal is the best alternative to BMC Control-M:

  • Complex workflow orchestration
  • Managed file transfer capabilities for system-to-system file movement
  • Advanced automation capabilities replacing separate tools, scheduling silos, manual processes, and custom scripting
  • Connectivity to over 60 integrations
  • Complete integration with popular ERP systems
  • Rapid implementation enabling quick platform deployment in weeks
  • Proactive monitoring, alerting, and remediation
  • Pipeline orchestration optimizing DevOps processes
  • SLA compliance through dependency management, scheduling issue resolution, and timely critical process execution

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The Tidal Difference

Tidal Workload Automation Software sets itself apart from BMC Control-M through a range of distinctive features and capabilities:

Complex Workflow Automation

Tidal's exceptional scalability and intricate workload environments position it as the optimal solution for organizations dealing with many jobs and workflows, diverse systems and applications, and complex interdependencies. Tidal offers an automation platform that combines flexibility and control, addressing and handling complexity-related challenges.

Advanced Predictive Analytics

Utilizing predictive analytics, Tidal uses historical data and machine learning algorithms to provide real-time predictions on workload patterns, resource utilization, and potential bottlenecks.

SLA Management

Tidal offers powerful capabilities for Service Level Agreement (SLA) management, enabling organizations to monitor their critical business processes and workflows. With Tidal, you can proactively monitor, receive alerts, and take remedial actions in case of any SLA violations, ensuring the timely and smooth execution of your key operations.

Customized Views and Dashboards

Create customized views using the dashboard and share them with teams throughout your organization. These Graphical Views provide valuable insights into the relationships between jobs and the real-time status of their execution, enabling efficient monitoring and collaboration across your enterprise.

Developer-Friendly Automation

Tidal provides a comprehensive integration suite, including a full API, CLI, and adapters for SSH and web services, enabling effortless application integration within workflow automation. Tidal's repository ensures seamless synchronization of schedule changes with code changes, simplifying the management and coordination of updates throughout your automation processes.

Comprehensive Audit Documentation

Tidal offers many compliance features tailored for organizations that must adhere to strict compliance or regulatory requirements. With features such as audit trails, job-level tracking, and version control, Tidal empowers teams to maintain meticulous records of job executions, ensuring thorough documentation and adherence to compliance standards.


60+ Pre-Built Integrations for Cross-Platform Support

Tidal provides comprehensive automation capabilities across all layers of the enterprise, encompassing applications, middleware, and infrastructure.

Flexible Options

Connecting your software and business applications to the Tidal platform is effortless, thanks to our extensive pre-built, ready-to-run integrations and connectors. We offer integrations for various plugins and operating systems:

  • Apache Hadoop
  • Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Microsoft Microsoft SQL Server and Azure databases
  • Windows OS
  • Google Cloud Platform
  • IBM
  • Informatica
  • Kubernetes
  • Oracle
  • Salesforce
  • SAP
  • VMWare

Tidal Use Cases

Tidal offers versatile functionality for various use cases, including batch processing, big data tasks, mainframe job scheduling, ETL operations, and task scheduling.

It also empowers business users with self-service capabilities, enabling them to independently create templates, schedule jobs, and enhance organizational agility and productivity


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