What do you like best?
The fact that with the console for IMS one can manage virtually anything regarding databases in those systems. It is what it is built for and it works, managing databases, tables, indexes, processes and users is really well put together on the UI.
The utilities information available as popup box by just left-clicking on the system is very very useful and speeds up a lot of maintenance and control operations. Especially since it can show warning from the databases.
What do you dislike?
The main view in the console really really need a more simple hierarchical view, the selection process from systems to databases to tables and indexes is not intuititive at all (select first then drop down list then select). It is not very useful for minor deployments, it is useful only when one scales to bigger infrastructure.
Also the learning curve is quite steep, especially knowing where every feature is and how it can be used.
Recommendations to others considering the product
Consider only for big deployments
What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?
Speeds up maintenance operations on databases for big deployments.