VISUALjob for Control-M
Understand and improve your Control-M schedules
VISUALjob for Control-M was specifically designed to help the Control-M user meet todays challenges through one simple to use, yet powerful, solution. The intelligent graphical user interface of VISUALjob for Control-M eliminates time consuming and error prone manual interactions. Having one integrated solution for documentation, flowcharting, cross referencing, forecasting, quality assurance, statistical reporting, workload analysis, workload simulation and critical path simulation for Control-M results in a better understanding of the job nets and an overall gain in productivity and quality in the entire workload automation life cycle. VISUALjob for Control-M supports Control-M for z/OS and Control-M for Distributed Systems (DS).
Via APS VISUALjobControl, which is part of the VISUALjob for Control-M license, JCL and script analysis is also provided.
VISUALjob for Control-M provides managers, production staff, applications personnel and end-users with an integrated graphical overview of the Control-M job network that is unmatched. Complex relationships between jobs are presented in an easy and understandable visualization, not only reducing the time it takes to understand the existing environment, but also pinpointing potential problems and avoiding downtime. All Control-M for z/OS and Distributed Systems parameters are supported.
Creation of graphics, prints, PDFs and/or MS VISIO of the job flows facilitate accurate communications between interrelated departments and better documents the business processes that Control-M supports.
Information about Control-M definitions that previously took hours to produce, or was simply unattainable because of complex relationships, can be generated in seconds without requiring third party products, individual scripting, proprietary skills or production resources. Users focus on the reporting objective, as opposed to the process of achieving that objective.
In order to understand and analyze a Control-M job net correctly, it is extremely important that the various paths can be identified quickly and accurately. The path search option of VISUALjob for Control-M can identify and display the Control-M paths from and between a start and/or end job. Combining the path search with the VISUALjob for Control-M forecast function or the VISUALjob for Control-M knowledge about how jobs have executed in the past makes the enhanced VISUALjob for Control-M path analysis a very powerful assistant.
Faulty planning can lead to disruptions and delays in production. In order to visualize the schedule or discover possible planning mistakes while designing the job net, VISUALjob for Control-M provides robust forecasting functions. VISUALjob for Control-M can forecast at any level, from the individual job or the entire schedule. The forecast can be performed for a specific day or a range of dates. The output can be a flowchart, Gantt chart or spreadsheet.
Free form reports can easily be generated utilizing statistics from past Control-M batch executions collected in the VISUALjob for Control-M statistical database. Robust filtering criteria can be used to narrow the focus of reports based upon criteria such as dates, times, job, node id, job status, completion status, day of week, and more.
VISUALjob for Control-M enables the user, based on the known job net definitions and the runtime information collected in the VISUALjob for Control-M statistical database, to visualize past Control-M job executions in a Gantt diagram called GanttView. This provides an excellent graphical overview about what has happened in the past.
Predicting future job runs based on realistic statistical information and past experience is a constant challenge. VISUALjob for Control-M provides comprehensive workload simulation functions with graphical support through the GanttView to perform effective resource utilization and proactive analysis. With these powerful management functions, professional guessing is replaced by an accurate process ensuring that future service level agreements (SLAs) will be met.
Via APS VISUALjobControl, which is part of the VISUALjob for Control-M license, JCL and script analysis is also provided. APS VISUALjobControl is the most up-to-date, easy-to-use, fastest way to view, analyze and report on JCL.
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