New in JAMS V7.0

Jobs Sequences JAMS V7 introduces Sequences, a powerful tool to manage multi-job, multi-step workflows. Sequences have all the properties of an individual job, plus additional workflow functionality, such as nesting and parallel processing. The Sequences drag-and-drop editor provides utilities for uploading and downloading from file transfer servers, as well as file renaming and deleting. Soft



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


Improving Enterprise Workload Automation

Enterprise workload automation and job scheduling represent a mature segment of the IT world. Batch processing of administrative tasks is a chore that dates back to the time when computers were made out of vacuum tubes. But no matter how established it may be, enterprise workload automation is still ripe for improvement—there are always new


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

As IT environments grow in complexity, relying on native scheduling tools leaves IT teams struggling with complexity and limited features. That’s why more and more organizations are turning to enterprise workload automation (WLA) to break from the limitations and implement a more robust automation strategy. With limited time and resources, it’s easy to fall back



Service Orchestration and Automation Platforms: What They Are and Why They Matter

When Gartner published the Market Guide for Service Orchestration and Automation Platforms, it created quite a buzz in the enterprise automation world. This guide categorized Service Orchestration and Automation Platforms (SOAPs) as the forward-looking, transformative classification for workload automation solutions that orchestrate across platforms, applications, environments, and infrastructures. Gartner suggests that for Infrastructure and Operations


What’s in Your .bat File?

  Still using .bat files for your batch automation on Windows? They’re a tried-and-true method for automating your batch jobs and in the busy world of IT, “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” But as automation evolves, and best practices change, you may want to ask yourself these questions to better understand what’s in


How to Maximize Your Investment in SAP S/4HANA with JAMS

Within the enterprise resource planning (ERP) landscape of SAP, there has been a steady drumbeat of organizations migrating from earlier versions of SAP ERP Central Component (SAP ECC) and SAP R/3 to the latest generation of SAP S/4HANA. According to the SAP News Center, more than 50 percent of the Fortune 500 are ‘well advanced


What is Batch Processing?

Batch processing is the running of the repetitive computing tasks that every business relies on. These tasks cover a host of jobs that touch your most critical systems, applications, and other business software. Because of their importance for keeping your business up and running, organizations need to ensure that their batch processes execute successfully, as