Migration from enterprise scheduling systems to BICsuite

High costs, poor support, missing features: there are many reasons for wanting to migrate an existing enterprise job scheduling system to the BICsuite Service Orchestration and Automation Platform. A hurdle for the decision to migrate is often the uncertainty about how migration is possible during operation and how the process is designed. We answer these questions in the white paper on our migration method. The document describes a methodology that has proven itself in practice and which f...
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BICsuite Service Orchestration and Automation Platform (SOAP)

The demands made on today's IT infrastructures are constantly growing. The integration of all different kinds of IT subsystems and the introduction of new technologies give rise to an increasing number of complex routines and individual processes, which all need to be automated in a heterogeneous system environment. Manual control mechanisms, rigid programming, or the use of impractical job scheduling tools, all turn this task into an insurmountable hurdle. Poor maintainability, high developmen...
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Features

Our Service Orchestration and Automation Platform (SOAP) really stands out with its host of requisite functions for smooth-running IT process automation. This is absolutely crucial, because if any lacking functions have to be implemented by the user in the managed processes, this will lead to a loss of transparency and flexibility and result in greater susceptibility to errors. A solution for every task BICsuite and and the Open Source SOAP schedulix feature the necessary full range of functions...
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Editions

To be able to optimally support different requirements on your IT Workload Automation, our Service Orchestration and Automation Platform is available in three BICsuite editions as well as the schedulix Open Source edition. All editions are license-free. The operation of BICsuite editions requires a signed software maintenance and support contract. Support options are also optionally available for the schedulix Open Source edition. We will be happy to provide you with information on the current p...
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Releases

BICsuite 2.10 The new BICsuite and schedulix Version 2.10 is available to our customers since May 2021. The key new features in Release 2.10 are: Zope 4 / 5 based on Python 3 is now officially supported for the BICsuite / schedulix Web GUI. Zope 2 based on Python 2 is still supported but will be deprecated in the next release. The BICsuite and schedulix Web GUI (Zope 2 as well as Zope 4 / 5) can now optionally configured to grant access to users using SSO via Active Directory. The configu...
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Highlights

True to the motto "the whole is more than the sum of its parts", our Service Orchestration and Automation Platform stands out with a series of features that provide for reliable, dynamic and cost-effective automation of your IT processes. Completeness, dynamics, streamlined concepts, stability and intuitive operability are just some of our Automation Platform characteristics with which you can gain an unbeatable system for achieving lower costs and greater efficiency from the development phase t...
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Completeness

The Service Orchestration and Automation Platform (SOAP) BICsuite / schedulix (Open Source) really stands out with its host of requisite functions for smooth-running IT process automation. This is absolutely crucial, because if any lacking functions have to be implemented by the user in the managed processes, this will lead to a loss of transparency and flexibility and result in greater susceptibility to errors. 100% functionality BICsuite and schedulix feature the necessary full range of funct...
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Dynamics

The main task of a Service Orchestration and Automation Platform is to start every process that is to be run as promptly as possible and in doing so to guarantee optimum throughput for all the systems. Traditional Enterprise Job Scheduling / IT Workload Automation systems work out a daily timetable for this purpose. This then has to be revised or recalculated following every unforeseen event (malfunction, downtimes, on-demand jobs, etc.). A large number of such events typically occur in complex...
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Concepts

Before work began on developing our Service Orchestration and Automation Platform, a huge number of varying problem scenarios drawn from practical experiences gained on major projects were analysed and broken down to their conceptual core. The result of this process is a manageable number of simple, clearly understandable concepts with which all functional requirements for IT process automation can be met. These concepts are for example: Exit states Batch and job hierarchies Dependencie...
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Operability

It should be possible to put a Service Orchestration and Automation Platform (SOAP) into operation quickly and at minimum cost. The clear-cut concepts of our SOAP result in a steep learning curve and extremely short training times for users. The standardised web front end allows the system to be used to its full extent for administration, design, monitoring and operational tasks from a standard browser in any system. Simple is better It is not necessary to create Job Control Language (JCL), XML...
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