Holiday Season Enterprise Job Scheduling

The holiday shopping season is great for consumers – it’s full of opportunity, excitement, great deals, and purchases. Retailers, though, can experience undue stress as they try to keep up with ever-rising consumer demands. It’s not just the stores themselves that feel the pressure. During holiday shopping seasons, IT teams must ensure that the company’s Read More


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 Read More


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 Read More


3 Ways JAMS + Banner® by Ellucian Strengthen Key Departments in Higher Education

HelpSystems is leading the pack when it comes to the digital transformation of higher education. That was made even more apparent at Ellucian Live 2019. Our JAMS team caught up with three groups of higher education professionals – those who are looking to centralize Banner processes, those who are looking for an alternative to their Read More


Source Code Management for Centralized Workload Automation

Reining in the source of all your jobs is an essential step in your transition to centralized workload automation. Even if you are not writing code all day, you must think of yourself as a developer. Your “application” is the business. And, the features of your application are its automated workloads. Silos are for Farms, Read More


Azure Database Options

The latest build of JAMS V7 provides users with a new database option – Azure SQL. For most enterprises, SQL, or even SQL Express, has plenty of horsepower to handle data on the back end of JAMS. We specifically designed JAMS to consume as few resources as possible – an efficient database structure, small payloads, Read More


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 Read More


Self-Service Automation – What’s Good for End Users is Great for IT Operations

What is Self-Service Automation? Self-service automation describes the practice of connecting self-service to other business processes and platforms through a workload automation solution, or empowering end-users with a self-service portal to run preconfigured jobs and processes through an enterprise job scheduling solution. According to Forrester, 70% of customers would prefer to use a company’s website Read More


Always On – How Workload Automation Supports Business Continuity

Centralized workload automation provides considerable value to businesses that strive to be “always on”. Designing resilient IT environments with year-round, 24/7 availability, helps meet customer demand for continuous access to applications and information. Centralized workload automation aligns well with new standards of “Business Continuity” because it ensures that mission-critical functions continue both during and after Read More


Cross-Platform JAMS Client Released

Enterprise Automation environments are often compromised of a variety of platforms. The platforms can range from Windows, Linux, and Unix based servers to individual PC and Mac operating systems. They may even include z/OS or OpenVMS. This mix of platforms presents businesses with a number of challenges related to security as well as a dependence Read More