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Many users of CA Autosys have recently approached Stonebranch about switching schedulers. With Stonebranch Universal Automation Center you can centrally manage and monitor your IT infrastructure. In addition, you can improve visualization of workload process and take advantage of the future-proof automation solution.
Stonebranch provides a truly universal job scheduling and workload automation platform that can be used with any of the marketed scheduling products, other third-party vendor scheduling products, and even homegrown solutions.
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.
UAC has a central script repository. Moreover, it comes with automatic version control, and supports workload lifecycle management as an inbuilt bundling and promotion tool. Move workload definitions through various environments in a secure, auditable and controlled manner.
With UAC customers can allow secured access from other IT entities and also and also at the end business user level using the granular security definitions. UAC enables you to restrict access via the Web Interface, the Command Line (including specific commands), and Web Services access.
Universal Automation Center allows a multitude of simple or even very complex run or skip criteria. Most criteria can be specified directly in Universal Controller on workflow level. No additional calendar definitions required.
Universal Automation Center comes with built-in reports including resources and a wide variety of forecasting reports. From detailed audit information, up to history and activity reports.
Installation of the complete solution in just a few hours or less. Automatic agent registration allows a dynamic deployment and provisioning to be instantly recognizable and ready for work immediately.
"Universal Automation Center allowed us to utilize our strained resources, in the way they exist today, while still maintaining and handling issues as they came up."
Software Development Manager at United Supermarkets
United Supermarkets, LLC, is a Texas-based, retail grocery chain with stores in 49 markets across north and west Texas and New Mexico. The company was using an early-generation job scheduler for more than eight years. In order to continue to grow, United Supermarkets needed more flexible and agile data processing that could enable self-service access by both technical and non-technical users.
After evaluating three alternatives United Supermarkets chose Stonebranch Universal Automation Center for several reasons. With the help of UAC’s user-friendly design, web and Java-based architecture, integration of RESTful web services API to the already existing infrastructure, automated failovers, fault-tolerance, granular security definitions and more, the IT team realized their current automation requirements can be fulfilled easily.
Moreover, Stonebranch was the only vendor who realistically estimated the “automated“ process, explaining the need for added manual resolution for exceptions. The entire transition was done in just four weeks. “Completing the transition in just four weeks is a testament to the expertise of the Stonebranch Services team. They were knowledgeable with extremely fast and thorough responses,” says Jeff Bridges, Software Development Manager.
As a result of this United Super Markets were able to automate 92-93% of their utilities without any need for manual review. With Universal Automation Center, United Supermarkets has achieved a number of benefits, including the reduction in processing errors, easier maintenance, maximized uptime resulting in tremendous Return on Automation.