OPTIMIZE AND SECURE JOBS BY CONSOLIDATING BATCH PROCESSES AND AUTOMATED WORKLOADS
Why Is It Important to Centralize Jobs?
IT Jobs are essential assets within any business that require centralized management. But they are not always recognized or valued in this way. Think of it like this—organizations would never consider storing cash in desk drawers or in storage closets. But they do store critical batch jobs and batch processing tools across countless drives and servers.
For companies to optimize their jobs, they need to centrally manage batch processes that define the way their enterprise works. JAMS enables centralized job management by consolidating batch processes and automated workloads in your business.
BENEFITS OF CENTRALIZED JOB MANAGEMENT
CENTRALIZE JOB DEFINITIONS
Within JAMS, all jobs are defined and stored in a centralized and secured database. This ensures only authorized staff can edit critical jobs. Granular access controls enable just-right privileges for different automation users. This enables the segregation of duties (SoD) within your batch processes and workloads. For example, you could allow a developer to work on a job’s code without allowing her to actually execute that job.
JAMS also enables you to centralize frequently-used connection strings, so you only have to define them once. You can also create parameters that can be used in multiple workloads.
Job Management within JAMS allows you to retain a record of changes to jobs, so they can be rolled back at any time. A detailed record of who made changes to your jobs is also captured, so you can be sure essential information is preserved, especially for Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) and other regulatory requirements.
CUSTOMIZABLE JOB LIBRARY
Managing your jobs effectively requires the ability to organize your job definitions according to your unique business requirements. JAMS provides this functionality to ensure you can define and manage jobs exactly how you want to.
Create folders by department, job type, applications, or customer. You can even create parameters local to a job folder. It’s an entire tailored job library customized for your business.
STANDARDIZE JOB DEPLOYMENT
Deploying batch jobs and automated workloads requires seamless orchestration. JAMS enables you to easily move job definitions from development to quality assurance to production. Want to also ensure jobs execute reliably? Leverage automated testing functionality, so you can be confident your jobs will execute as they are supposed to—before you promote them to production.
“We have three separate environments that have the exact same folder structure, the exact same names, and what changes when you promote from Dev to QA to Prod is just variables that point to different servers or different users.”