Native Scheduler Showdown – Breaking Down Automation in Task Scheduler, SQL Agent and Cron

Let’s face it. Scheduling batch jobs with native batch automation tools isn’t easy, or flexible. Whether you’re wrestling with the complex format of cron, or dealing with the limited features in Windows Task Scheduler or SQL Agent, it is never as easy as 1-2-3. Let’s break down some real-world examples of scheduling batch jobs with



Windows Task Scheduler Alternative: How JAMS Takes Job Scheduling to the Next Level

Windows Task Scheduler from Microsoft is a native scheduling tool that enables users to automate basic tasks. Using Windows job scheduling offers limited automation capabilities and is included with multiple Microsoft operating systems like Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2016, or Windows Server 2019. The Task Scheduler can schedule simple tasks to run using event



Five Steps to a Smoother Job Scheduling Transition

Our engineers discuss automation needs on a daily basis. They perform process evaluations, hold remote training sessions, speak about job scheduling at industry events, and host automation webinars. They know there’s nothing quite as good as being in the same room – when your users and our engineers can share a cup of coffee, communication


The State of your Job Scheduling Software – Evolution, Stagnation, or Slow Death

Organizations tend to spend time and resources when first evaluating and implementing job scheduling software, but once it’s in, it’s in. It’s great to have software you can “set-and-forget”, but apathy around Job Scheduling software inevitably leads to organization-level issues with service deliverability, hardware requirements, and productivity. Every business should conduct a yearly review to


Automation Spotlight – Ellucian Banner

The JAMS Team has been helping colleges and universities improve job scheduling for over a decade. As an Ellucian Partner, we know professionals in higher education are passionate about what their organizations do, and driven by their dedication to provide better experiences for all students. Unfortunately, many institutions may miss out on the improvement projects


Do You Need a Test Environment for Your Job Scheduler?

Job schedulers are often implemented with a single operational environment for all scheduled jobs. For organizations using regulatory compliance. Auditors generally require a division of labor between development and operations, so you need to be able to limit and control who has access to your data and who has access to the production environment. A