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Tidal Workload Automation Replacement

The Stonebranch Universal Automation Center (UAC) simplifies how IT Ops controls and manages end-to-end IT processes. Enterprises replace Tidal Workload Automation with Stonebranch UAC to improve the workflow visualization, enable self-service automation, and drive automation in real-time - across their hybrid IT environments.

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Tidal Workload Automation, formerly known as Cisco Workload Automation (CWA) or Cisco Tidal Enterprise Scheduler (TES), was acquired by Dillon Kane Group (DKG) in 2017. With a well defined and automated conversion approach, Stonebranch has a long history of helping enterprises migrate from Tidal Workload Automation to the Universal Automation Center (UAC). 

You can now orchestrate the automation across your entire hybrid IT environment. As an enterprise-grade workload automation solution, the UAC is designed with ease-of-use, self-service enablement, and scale in mind. The UAC features a highly visual workflow designer, proactive monitoring and alerts, jobs-as-code, infrastructure-as-code, and the flexibility to be deployed on-prem or in a SaaS environment.

Replace Tidal Workload Automation With the Universal Automation Center (UAC)

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Advanced Product Architecture

UAC has an easy to use web interface. No client needed for installation. Dynamic workload triggers allow you to immediately initiate processing based on file, database, and application activity.

Visual Workflows

Use the highly visual, drag-and-drop workflow designer to create and orchestrate IT tasks and jobs in real-time. Easily integrate any application or platform from your hybrid IT environment into the process.

Product Evolution

Future proof your investment with regularly scheduled product enhancements. Plus, extend your automation program with a growing number of pre-built workflows and integrations from the opensource Stonebranch Marketplace. 

DevOps Enabled

Jobs-as-code, infrastructure-as-code, and bundle and promote capabilities help connect the dots between DevOps and IT ops. Easily move workloads between environments - as code from within native DevOps tools.

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Reporting and Monitoring

UAC provides powerful activity reports to monitor critical batch services along with notifications. Overall more than 20 inbuilt monitor processing and custom reporting features are available.

Easy Product Integration

Universal Automation Center has the ability to schedule to a Universal Agent and to customize tasks that can be connected to a 3rd party scheduling environment.

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The flexibility of the Stonebranch platform is boundless. We now have automations that can alert on any step of the workflow and page out the proper team to address the failure.

The services provided by Stonebranch during the implementation were executed exactly as they said they would. We were very impressed.

Earl Diem, IT Operations Manager, PSCU

PSCU Seamlessly Converts to Universal Automation Center and Automates their Finance Workflows

Established in 1977, PSCU is America’s leading credit union service organization (CUSO). The company was recognized as CUSO of the Year in 2016 by the National Association of Credit Union Service Organizations. PSCU’s products, financial services solutions and service model collectively support over 850 Ownercredit unions representing more than 20 million credit, debit, prepaid, online bill payment and mobile accounts

During a thorough review of their Application Performance Management (APM) program, it was determined that PSCU had many manual processes in the enterprise that was undocumented and that 99% of the time, when a workflow failed, it was the end user that notified them that they had not received their workflow delivery. A decision was made to implement a modern, intuitive enterprise automation solution in order to remediate these issues. “We had outgrown the legacy tool we had been using,” says PSCU IT Operations Manager, Earl Diem. “We conducted a Proof of Concept (POC) with four different companies focusing on solutions in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for workload automation where the core competency of the company was automation.”

Following this intense Proof of Concept (POC), PSCU chose Stonebranch’s Universal Automation Center as their new workload automation solution. PSCU migrated every one of their jobs to Stonebranch’s Universal Automation Center and totally automated their finance workflows, completing the project six weeks ahead of schedule and on budget.

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Transition Roadmap - The Seven Steps

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1. Initiate and Setup

Project definition and implementation of the architecture

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2. Analyze

Transition and definition of the change process, identification of adoptions

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3. Pilot Transition

Transition process implemented, test and approval criteria define

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4. Workload Transition

Data transition completed, workload-ready for inspection and testing

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5. Validation

All defined and transitioned data inspected and approved, ready for cut-over

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6. Cut-over and go-live

The existing solution is replaced, the universal command is live

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7. Project Closure

Smooth transition accomplished, successful project closure

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