Get a Dynamic View of Your Ecosystem with Relational Job Diagram

It’s often difficult, if not impossible, to understand a job schedule by looking at individual tasks. To understand and explore a job schedule holistically, you need a view of the entire ecosystem, the relationships among jobs, the definitions and triggers from job to job, and the individual tasks. The Relational Job Diagram in JAMS provides


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


The Easiest Way to Convert Legacy Batch Scheduling Tools

Feeling stuck with your legacy scheduler? The first step is admitting it’s not worth the time you spend maintaining it. But the next move can feel like a giant leap—migrating the thousands of batch processes, jobs, and workflows that keep your business running to a modern job scheduling solution. With the JAMS conversion utility, you


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