Time Expressions and Business Calendars

Time expressions are simple, compact, textual representations of time- and date-based schedules. Time expressions are used in several places throughout Flux (including engine configuration options as well as trigger and action properties) to specify when and how often particular tasks will execute on the Flux scheduling engine. Time expressions make it easy to instruct workflows and events to run at …

Jobs-as-Code

Jobs-as-Code denotes a capability of maintaining application workflows, workloads, and jobs as software artifacts that can be managed using existing version control and deployment toolchains. Today most workload automation tools maintain their definitions and executions in proprietary tools and formats that are not amenable to standard development and deployment practice. Some examples of common workflows include file transfers and validation, …

Automated Job Scheduler Basics

From Scheduling Tasks to Automating Jobs Scheduling tasks in organizations is a common need. Grouping these tasks into cohesive units called ‘jobs’ and then automating these jobs allows IT staff to manage thousands of individual tasks with higher levels of quality, reliability, and productivity. Automating job scheduling reduces manual interventions and unnecessary delays while increasing the efficiency and utilization of …

4 Essential Features of Job Scheduling Software

When evaluating job scheduling software to handle mission-critical business processes, it doesn’t matter if you’re building, buying, or open-sourcing, it is critical that the software improves system efficiencies and is able to be managed without requiring costly intervention. Your project may require more specific capabilities, like web services integration or PGP encryption, but to ensure that your software investment can …

5 Best Practices in Managed File Transfer

Must-Have’s for Trouble-Free File Transfers When you embark on a new managed file transfer project or you just want to review your existing file transfer processes, here are 5 things for you to review in order to make your system more trustworthy to everyone involved and to create smoothly running processes that require minimal human intervention. 1. Confirm Your File …

Announcing Flux 8.0.13

Flux 8.0.13 continues Flux’s commitment to providing strong value within a reasonably priced solution to the workflow marketplace. Flux 8.0.13 improvements simplify the development, deployment, migration, and monitoring of your enterprise’s batch processes. Its new user interface, named ‘Flux Cockpit,’ offers a lean, flat, and consistent user experience. Default settings and new layout features allow you to construct, test, and …

4 Key Tools for Workload Automation

Workload automation is highly desirable. It saves time, reduces errors, and allows you to focus on other aspects of your business. Tapping into tools that allow for greater efficiency therefore becomes vital – and Flux has a variety of tools for you to explore. Intuitive Workflow Designer You can be more efficient with an intuitive workflow designer that will create …

Flux Listed as a Strong Value in 2016 EMA Workload Automation Radar Report

In today’s world, there are more technological tools than ever. This makes it possible to enjoy a higher level of file orchestration and automation. WLA (workload automation) can lead to a lower amount of time spent on tasks and a lower cost of deployment. Flux was recently listed as a WLA strong value in the 2016 EMA RADAR Report. What …

Managed File Transfer – What You Need to Know About MFT

Our lives and information exist in the form of data. If an individual or an organization gets their hands on our files, they can disrupt our personal lives, or in the case of companies, competitors or hackers could use the information to significantly damage business. For this very reason, businesses need to understand how to protect themselves, their information, and …