Control-M documentation is available in HTML format. Older versions of Control-M are available in PDF only.

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View the latest release in one fully searchable and indexed format. Contains documentation of the latest application plug-ins (such as Hadoop), add-ons (such as Workload Change Manager and Workload Archiving) and all generic related modules like Administration, Installation, and more.

Control-M 9.0.21 Open link   NEW

Control-M 9.0.20 Open link

Control-M 9.0.19 Open link


Helix Control-M

View the latest release in one fully searchable and indexed format. Contains documentation of the latest application plug-ins (such as Hadoop) and all generic related modules like Administration, Installation, and more.

Helix Control-M Open link

Control-M Automation API 

Control-M Automation API is a set of programmatic interfaces that give developers and DevOps engineers access to the capabilities of Control-M within the modern application release process.

  • Helix (SaaS) version: Helix Control-M Automation API Open link

  • Dynamic monthly version: Automation API Open link

  • Control-M/EM-dependent versions:

    Automation API Open link

    Automation API Open link

    Automation API Open link


View the latest release of INCONTROL for z/OS documentation in one fully searchable and indexed format.



INCONTROL 9.0.20 Open link

Control-M - Videos

View the Control-M Videos Open link that explain the basics of Control-M, Control-M Managed File Transfer (MFT), BMC Batch Impact Manager, Control-M Workload Change Manager, and Control-M Workload Archiving.

Control-M Webinars are now available on the BMC Control-M YouTube Channel while the Control-M self-help and introductory videos can be found on Control-M Docs.      

Release Notes - Quick Reference

Click here to view the latest  Release Notes Open link .


Click a tile to visit the version's PDF page. These pages contain all the guides related to the version such as User, Installation, Administration, Parameters, and more.


  • The links below pertain to Control-M/EM versions.
  • For a summary of features introduced in the major versions, see Control-M Feature List.
  • PDF documentation is not available for version 9.0.21 and higher. Use the links to the online documentation, as listed at the top of this page.

9.0.20 Open link

9.0.19 Open link Open link

Release Notes, Flashes, Technical Bulletins, and PDFs

For the complete list of Control-M product documentation, please refer to the A-Z list.


BMC Helix Control-M

Control-M Main Components

Control-M Additional Components

Control-M Conversion

Control-M Application Plug-ins



Related BMC Communities

Control-M on BMC Communities

Control-M AMIGO Program

BMC AMIGO is a program designed to assist customers with the planning of product upgrades to a newer version – “Success through proper planning”. This program is offered to BMC customers currently subscribed to BMC Customer Support.

BMC will provide collateral containing upgrade best practices compiled by experts in BMC Support and R&D. You can leverage this information to create your upgrade plan. Upgrade experts in BMC Customer Support will review your plan and offer advice to help ensure your success.

The AMIGO program is available for the products listed below. The links have specific details for each of the listed products (requires a BMC Support Central login).

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NOTE: The AMIGO Program provides help planning your upgrade. It does not provide expedited resolution for technical issues encountered during the upgrade process, nor is it a substitute for a Professional Services engagement.

If you desire assistance with the execution of your upgrade plan, please contact your BMC Account Manager for help engaging BMC Professional Services.

License Information

For information about license entitlements, see License Entitlements.

For third party license agreements, see Third-Party Product Terms of Use for Control-M 9.0.21.

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  1. Jorge Roldan

    buenos días. Por que no hay traducciones en español,? hay en francés, alemán, la comunidad de habla hispana es muy grande, podrían considerarla por favor. saludos. jorge.

    May 15, 2020 08:53
    1. Yechezkel Schatz

      Buenos días, Jorge. Muchas gracias por los comentarios. Yo notifiqué a Product Management y les pedí que consideraran planes para traducir la documentación al español. Le informaré a usted sobre cualquier novedad.

      May 17, 2020 03:38
  2. Patricia Becerra

    Requiero saber si es posible realizar una integración y/o gatillar un evento desde un Control-M desde el Onpremise hacia la nube y vice versa. Esto dado a que la la inyección se realiza en el onpremise con control de la malla y el proceso en la nube y el control-m debe realizar procesos posteriores y es el que brindará la visibilidad del proceso completo.

    Aug 10, 2020 02:51
  3. Rafael Adolfo

    Deseo saber como activar emdesktop para Control M v 8 y poder exportar los archivos xml En la versión 7 lo utilizaba.

    Sep 20, 2020 10:23
    1. Yechezkel Schatz

      Hi Rafael, For best results, I recommend that you approach BMC Support and leverage the AMIGO program. They will guide you through the optimal upgrade plan. I hope this helps, Yechezkel

      Sep 22, 2020 07:39
  4. Mohammad Ansari

    Where can I get control - M version 8 documentation ?

    Feb 19, 2021 01:45
    1. Yechezkel Schatz

      Hi Mohammad,

      Although version 8 is no longer supported, you can still access the Control-M online documentation at I can't promise how much longer it will be available, though. I hope this helps.



      Feb 19, 2021 02:33
  5. Cristian daniel Dorsch

    Buenas tardes, coincido con el comentario de Jorge, Por que no hay traducciones en español? Saludos, Cristian

    Apr 06, 2021 12:32
    1. Yechezkel Schatz

      Gracias, Cristian. He transmitido su comentario a Product Management.

      Apr 22, 2021 02:34
  6. Luis Cerna

    Aun se puede contar con informacion de control M Version 7? . Adicionalmente, tienes planeado contar con informacion en Español de versiones 9.0.20?

    Jul 21, 2022 11:55
    1. Jonathan Lifschitz

      Hola Luis,

      La versión 7.0.00 de Control-M ya no es compatible. La interfaz de usuario todavía se admite en español, pero la documentación ya no está traducida. Espero que esto ayude.

      Jul 24, 2022 01:58
  7. Volker Scheithauer

    How can we add documentation to the Control-M pages? There is no option to give feedback. We have some info from the field that should be added to MFT/E

    Jul 22, 2022 03:12
    1. Jonathan Lifschitz

      Hi Volker,

      Please send me an email with the required content that needs to go into the documentation. Thanks.

      Jul 24, 2022 02:00
  8. Miguel angel Hernandez casas

    Hi i wanted to know when i can find the documentation about the new version of the software (9.0.21), and find the new features and difference between this version and

    Sep 09, 2022 03:23
    1. Ze'ev Gross

      Sep 09, 2022 04:15
  9. Jorge Augusto Tuzi

    Helllo I would like to have the documentation of Managed File transfer Patch 212. Thanks in advance

    Aug 02, 2023 01:28
    1. Yechezkel Schatz

      Hi Jorge,

      You can find this TB in the A-Z pages on the Support site. Here's a link to the A-Z page:

      And here's a direct link to the TB:

      Best regards,


      Aug 02, 2023 01:51
  10. Paul Robins

    Documentation for v21 is incomplete and very much focused on the web GUI which is not a full function GUI and most expert users are not using yet. Please update doc link for v21 to reflect full Client and include all functions.

    Dec 11, 2023 07:17
    1. Paul Robins

      For example, try to find doco on bookmarking jobs

      Dec 11, 2023 07:17
    1. Jonathan Lifschitz

      Hi Paul,

      Thanks for your feedback.

      There are two separate documentation deliverables to cover both the Desktop and Web clients.

      Dec 19, 2023 08:13