Stonebranch Solution

Cron Automation

Eliminate the drawbacks of your existing job scheduling environment with analysis, optimization and automation of Cron executed scripts. Completely change the way you think about full process transparency, cross server functionality, realtime resource control, auditability and event-based scheduling.

Managing, controlling and automating business-critical data and tasks doesn’t have to be challenging, limited to local servers or time consuming. In fact, the automation of Linux Cron jobs and tasks can be made very easy. With Stonebranch you can easily eliminate all the drawbacks of your existing Cron scheduling environment. Stonebranch’s Universal Automation Center and our Xpress Conversion Tool (XCT)

enables you to efficiently manage, integrate and automate your Cron jobs (Cron triggered scripts) with your IT landscape, without the need to redesign your current business process logic. Improve the value of your IT investment with our modern, efficient automation solutions to drive immediate business processing, manageable from any web-enabled device.

Watch our Intro Video to see how Stonebranch
can Easily Convert Your Existing Configurations

End-to-End Automation for Linux
The Ultimate Crontab Alternative

Universal Automation Center provides the most user-friendly and intuitive GUI of the currently available IT automation solutions. UAC is completely customizable to the users’ needs, and complex automation scenarios can be achieved easily without in-depth knowledge.

Improved Control

Increased transparency, control, visibility and auditability. 100% Web-based enterprise job scheduling and workload automation operations.

Centralized Management

Central orchestration and automation of all your workflows, including rule-based decisions and actions. Real-time resource control of event and time-based tasks.

Greater Acceleration

Implement faster processes and better performance for your existing infrastructure. Decreased batch processing time.

Easy to Use

Self-service conversion. No heavy migration projects via Stonebranch Xpress Conversion Tool (XCT). Eliminate manual errors and perform transparent and monitored workflows.

Stay Compliant

Achieve full compliance and security. Fully customizable audit trail reports. Echoes industry standards, including HIPAA, SOX, GLBA.

Increase Revenue

Accelerate business processes by reducing latency and increasing Return on Automation. Optimize costs, and save time and resources.

"Right from the start our impression wasvery positive. Stonebranch’s UAC and especially the Xpress Conversion Tool helped a lot while converting our very complex cron jobs and creating clear workflows in Universal Controller. The migration was very easy and the software itself is very intuitive. The solution interacts with Windows, Linux and Solaris servers, as well as Oracle Databases. We made the right decision by selecting Stonebranch and we are expecting great value in the near future“

Etienne RoosInfrastructure Architect, MotoNovo Finance

Automation Made Easy: The 4 Steps of Xpress Conversion Tool

While defining workload tasks on a few servers, Cron always was a common choice. However, as the complexity increases across OS, applications, virtual servers and into the cloud, Cron showed it’s limits. With Stonebranch Universal Automation Center (UAC) you can easily control your processes, decrease batch processing time and improve auditability. The UAC dashboard Break down the limitations of your Cron based scheduling solution and enable Enterprise Workload Automation easily by automatically converting your Cron jobs with Stonebranch’s Xpress Conversion Tool (XCT).

Stonebranch's Xpress Conversion Tool, enables the completely self-managed conversion of your Cron jobs and tasks towards Universal Automation Center. No complex migration planning is required. The Stonebranch Cronfinder utility collects all your system and user specific Cron tabs based on a defined server and user list. Following the four simple steps of an automatic transition (find, read, convert, load).

  • FIND
    Find and collect task definitions of all servers via XCT
  • READ
    Read existing definitions via XCT
    Convert existing definitions to Universal Automation Center
  • LOAD
    Load the UAC files into Universal Controller

As a result you will have a one on one transition of your existing Cron jobs towards a UAC Cron trigger, and you will be able to immediately start scheduling your jobs via our realtime web-based GUI. Eliminate the drawbacks of your Cron-based scheduling solution. Discover the alternative now.

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