Before work began on developing our Workload Automation systems BICsuite and schedulix (open source), 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
  • Dependencies
  • Resources
  • Triggers
  • Hierarchically structured workflow environments

Streamline concepts for streamline solutions

All tasks that arise in daily practice can be simply, comprehensibly and robustly handled by utilising these concepts and making full use of their interoperability. This has the following advantages:

  • Simple and standardised solutions
  • Improved maintenance and portability
  • Short initial training times due to the steep learning curve