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Published on September 4, 2015

Author: HelpSystems

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1. © 2015 HelpSystems. All trademarks and registered trademarks contained herein are the property of their respective owners. Centralizing Islands of Automation Chuck Losinski ● Pat Cameron September 2, 2015

2. © HelpSystems. All rights reserved.9/4/2015 2 Your Presenters Chuck Losinski Director of Automation Technology Pat Cameron Director of Automation Technology

3. © HelpSystems. All rights reserved.9/4/2015 3 • Why consolidating job schedules is important • Automation solutions – Robot – Skybot – AutoMate Today’s Agenda

4. © HelpSystems. All rights reserved.9/4/2015 4 Why an Enterprise Scheduler? Do you have… • Central control over your production job streams? • Transparency into your schedules? • Cross-system dependencies? • The ability to forecast jobs across applications and servers?

5. © HelpSystems. All rights reserved.9/4/2015 5 Have you… • Tried to manage disparate systems? • Ever missed an SLA? • Ever had to rerun month-end processes? • Endured IT audit nightmares? • Missed job errors or delays? Why an Enterprise Scheduler?

6. © HelpSystems. All rights reserved.9/4/2015 6 Functional Requirements • Ease of use • Central management • Security requirements • Exception notification • Schedule types • Audit requirements

7. © HelpSystems. All rights reserved.9/4/2015 7 Web User Interface Enterprise Scheduling Data With Robot SCHEDULE Enterprise Enterprise Scheduling

8. © HelpSystems. All rights reserved.9/4/2015 8 Enterprise Job Scheduling from IBM i “We run about a million Robot SCHEDULE jobs a year. In the last year, 984,000 jobs ended normally and 209 ended abnormally. I like those numbers—only .02% abnormal is very, very good.” —Steve Rainone, Data Center Supervisor, Knoll Solution:

9. © HelpSystems. All rights reserved.9/4/2015 9 Batch Robot REPLAY Robot SCHEDULE Enterprise Robot SCHEDULE EnterpriseOne + SAP Interfaces Interactive …and FTP Automated Job Scheduling

10. © HelpSystems. All rights reserved.9/4/2015 10 • Most of the workload is on IBM i in your data center – And you don’t need to automate distributed systems • IBM i is the cornerstone of your business – You don’t want to rely on other platforms for task management • You are IBM i-centric and have distributed systems – Some processes have cross-platform dependencies – There are file transfers to automate between the systems • You already own Robot SCHEDULE – And want to incorporate Windows, UNIX, and Linux – You want a centralized scheduling and automation tool Why Robot SCHEDULE and Robot SCHEDULE Enterprise?

11. © HelpSystems. All rights reserved.9/4/2015 11  Audit trail of job changes, run history and events  Job flow diagrams; mobile/browser interface  Management reporting: audit, history, events and security configuration  Forecasted workflow and critical job monitoring  Scripting language for advanced automation  File event job triggers—no timer jobs needed!  Job overrun, underrun, and late start (SLA) monitoring; reporting and notification Automation & Tracking Tools

12. © HelpSystems. All rights reserved.9/4/2015 12  Audit trail of job changes, run history and events  Job flow diagrams; mobile/browser interface  Management reporting: audit, history, events and security configuration  Forecasted workflow and critical job monitoring  Scripting language for advanced automation  File event job triggers—no timer jobs needed!  Job overrun, underrun, and late start (SLA) monitoring; reporting and notification Automation & Tracking Tools

13. © HelpSystems. All rights reserved.9/4/2015 13  Audit trail of job changes, run history and events  Job flow diagrams; mobile/browser interface  Management reporting: audit, history, events and security configuration  Forecasted workflow and critical job monitoring  Scripting language for advanced automation  File event job triggers—no timer jobs needed!  Job overrun, underrun, and late start (SLA) monitoring; reporting and notification Automation & Tracking Tools

14. © HelpSystems. All rights reserved.9/4/2015 14 • Multiple partition view from a single modern interface • Windows/Linux/AIX scheduling view with Enterprise add-on Enterprise Scheduling from IBM i

15. © HelpSystems. All rights reserved.9/4/2015 15 Robot SCHEDULERobot REPLAY 1. Learn & Edit 2. Schedule Batch Automate Interactive

16. © HelpSystems. All rights reserved.9/4/2015 16 Live Demo

17. © HelpSystems. All rights reserved.9/4/2015 17 Enterprise Scheduling Web User Interface Enterprise Scheduling Data With Robot SCHEDULE Enterprise

18. © HelpSystems. All rights reserved.9/4/2015 18 Skybot Scheduler

19. © HelpSystems. All rights reserved.9/4/2015 19 JOBS E N T E R P R I S E S C H E D U L I N G BROWSER Skybot Scheduler Architecture AGENTSENTERPRISE / WEB SERVER v Daily Sales Suite ETL Process File Transfer

20. © HelpSystems. All rights reserved.9/4/2015 20 Skybot Scheduler

21. © HelpSystems. All rights reserved.9/4/2015 21 Easy-To-Use Interface • Browser-based • Point and click • Drop-down menus • Built-in help text • Easy to install

22. © HelpSystems. All rights reserved.9/4/2015 22 Central Console • Manage all systems and VMs from your browser • Create jobs on multiple servers • See job history from your browser • Flowchart job dependencies

23. © HelpSystems. All rights reserved.9/4/2015 23 Automatic Notification • Job status • Failed, completed, running, canceled • Job monitor • Late start, job overrun, job underrun • Event status • File add, change, delete • Process start or end

24. © HelpSystems. All rights reserved.9/4/2015 24 Security Features • Role-based security • Access to specific agents • Access to specific jobs • Change, execute, view, exclude • Base roles on department, division, location, or customer • Interface with Active Directory or LDAP server

25. © HelpSystems. All rights reserved.9/4/2015 25 Skybot Scheduler Demo • User Interface • Import crontabs • Cross-platform dependencies • Automatic notification • Security • Auditing • Reporting

26. © HelpSystems. All rights reserved.9/4/2015 26 Enterprise Scheduling Web User Interface Enterprise Scheduling Data With Robot SCHEDULE Enterprise

27. © HelpSystems. All rights reserved.9/4/2015 27 An IT and business process automation platform that allows you to create, manage, and deploy tasks—without writing code. Use drag-and-drop actions… …to build managed tasks… …which run in response to events. What is AutoMate?

28. © HelpSystems. All rights reserved.9/4/2015 28 • Windows is your primary application server – You do not have IBM i, UNIX, or Linux automation needs • You do not want to write scripts or .bat files – You would like something more efficient • Your Windows automation requirements are complex – You are looking for a robust Windows automation toolset Why AutoMate?

29. © HelpSystems. All rights reserved.9/4/2015 29 AutoMate BPA Server delivers centralized control for easier implementation and management of automation across your entire organization AutoMate BPA Server Integrate Orchestrate Automate …to manage the administration of all automation assets in real time… Build intelligent tasks and workflows… …for endless scalable and multi-machine automation.

30. © HelpSystems. All rights reserved.9/4/2015 30 BPA Server Topology Server Management Console (SMC) Workflow Designer Task Builder Agent Management Process Management Triggers Log Events User Management Reusable Object Repository

31. © HelpSystems. All rights reserved.9/4/2015 31 Live Demo

32. © HelpSystems. All rights reserved.9/4/2015 32 Centralizing Islands of Automation • Determine your requirements • Manage by exception • Many solutions available • Tailor solution to your environment

33. © HelpSystems. All rights reserved.9/4/2015 33 Thank You for Joining Us! Website: www.helpsystems.com Telephone: 800-328-1000 or +1 952-933-0609 Presenters: pat.cameron@helpsystems.com chuck.losinski@helpsystems.com Thank you for joining us!

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