Stonebranch Transition Services

CA ESP Edition Replacement

Stonebranch provides a powerful workload automation and job scheduling platform for all scheduling needs. Replace CA ESP Edition with Universal Automation Center (UAC). Simplify the way operational staff define and manage end-to-end business processes and achieve maximum acceleration by utilizing the most modern IT orchestration and automation platform.

Increasing maintenance costs, missing capabilities in integrating with all your business applications, a lack in performing cross-platform control while executing jobs both on-premise or in the cloud are indicators to think about a modern alternative for your existing batch job scheduler. Try the alternative break free from your vendors stronghold at

Enterprise License Agreement (ELA) renewal time by evaluating our 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.

Eliminate the Drawbacks and Discover the Most Modern IT Orchestration and Automation Platform

Free-up Time and Resources

Free-up quality time for your operations team to focus on more valuable tasks. No programming aptitude is needed. Increase error handling by controlling the entire scheduling process via our 100% web-based GUI and automatically react on incidents before they get critical.

Easy Integration and Transition

Integrate your ESP Procs easy, secure and reliable. With our proven methodology (7 Steps of Transition) for CA ESP Procs you are able to drive immediate business processing manageable from any web-enabled device.

Compliance and Comprehensive Security

Achieve full compliance, security and governance across all your business processes. Eliminate manual errors and perform transparent and monitored workflows by utilizing the latest security standards.

Built-in Managed File Transfers (MFT)

Add file transfers easily, like any other task into your scheduling workflow with our built-in MFT solution. Transfer sensitive input data between your mainframe, application server and any other platform in a secure, fast and reliable way.

Real-time Control and Auditability

Visualize your entire processing in real-time and create reports for auditing easily for any scheduling related activity. Use the drill down functionality to analyze jobs up to the level of system log files. No prior setup of z/OS jobs needed to run reports.

Faster Business Processing

Orchestrate and automate your entire scheduling process as it runs across your system landscape by utilizing our user-friendly web application. Speed-up processing and optimize execution without retrieving data before you populate it. No automatic versioning is needed anymore as all changes are made directly in datasets.

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“Universal Automation Center had precisely the functionality and capabilities we were looking for in a workload automation solution. The price offered tremendous value and the in-house knowledge at Stonebranch with regards to transitioning from CA ESP was an additional benefit.”

Brian Lemanski, Mainframe Systems Programmer, Lands‘ End

Lands' End Replaced their CA Job Scheduler with UAC

We are providing a proven methodology for the transition of workload management systems such as CA Workload Automation ESP Edition or any other legacy solution to the 21st century workload automation engine Universal Automation Center (UAC). Our methodology (7 Steps of Transition) has been developed and enhanced over the last decade for successful transitions from any scheduling engine to the Stonebranch UAC.

During a transition project, we are implementing the Universal Automation Center without a shutdown of your running ESP scheduling solution. Over the years, the methodology has been optimized for the needs of UAC and has been proven successful with transitions by more than 250+ clients worldwide including such well-known and respected companies as QVC, GuideOne Insurance and Lands‘ End.

The center of all transition approaches is the Stonebranch Transition Engine, a rule-based utility reading the current job database. It creates, based on customer specific migration rules, new definitions which are used to automatically transform your jobs, tasks and scheduling definitions into Stonebranch UAC.

As part of our initial analysis, we provide a detailed statement of work describing all efforts required for the transition of your existing solution, including resource definitions and scope of the migration, allowing a fact-based go/no-go decision for a transition project.

Start the seamless integration now – for a smarter and easier way to manage and orchestrate your processes and workloads.

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Transition Roadmap - The Seven Steps

1. Initiate and Setup

Project definition and implementation of the architecture

2. Analyze

Transition and definition of the change process, identification of adoptions

3. Pilot Transition

Transition process implemented, test and approval criteria define

4. Workload Transition

Data transition completed, workload-ready for inspection and testing

5. Validation

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

6. Cut-over and go-live

The existing solution is replaced, the universal command is live

7. Project Closure

Smooth transition accomplished, successful project closure

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