XCT Xpress Conversion Tool for Cron The easy way to automatically integrate, manage and control Cron jobs

Eliminate the drawbacks 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).

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When your process stops,

are you aware?

XCT for Cron

The easy route to your Web-based enterprise automation solution

Managing, controlling and automating the flow of business critical data and tasks doesn't have to be challenging, limited to local servers or time consuming. 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 its 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 enables Enterprise Workload Automation easily by automatically converting your Cron jobs with Stonebranch's Xpress Conversion Tool (XCT).

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Advantages of Xpress Conversion Tool.

The only self-managed and automated conversion tool for your Cron jobs and tasks.

Eliminate the drawbacks of your Cron based scheduler.

Centrally manage all your scripts via script library and go beyond local server with cross-server functionality. Enable event triggered scheduling and processing time efficiencies. Furthermore, connect tasks in workflow sequences and schedule and monitor entire business processes. Experience conditional processing based on completion status and manage and control everything via our web-based GUI, with fully customizable dashboards. As a plus, get notified immediately by our automation notification framework.

Take the easy route to your Web-based automation solution.

Our 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). 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.

Decrease Batch Processing Time & Enhance Auditability.

UAC enables your organization to decrease batch processing time and optimize the use of computing resources by supporting event-based scheduling in combination with real-time resource control (e.g. load balancing, virtual resources, critical path handling). Any logical combination of both, tailored to your individual needs and required to your business challenges is possible (incl. calendar, holiday periods, special days). Furthermore, Universal Automation Center automatically tracks any configuration changes and lets you create fully customizable Audit Trail Reports of your automation landscape. Supporting industry audit standards requested by HIPAA, SOX, GLBA.

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