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 …

Announcing Newest Update to Flux File Orchestration Software

New Features and Improvements to Workflow Orchestration Flux announces Flux 8.0.12, Flux’s latest version of its workflow and managed file platform. Flux is built on a unique clustered and distributed architecture that runs embedded in Java applications or as a standalone application managing mission critical batch processes on Windows, Linux, and Unix. New features Flux 8.0.12 now provides the ability …

Example of an Advanced Managed File Transfer (MFT) Workflow

The following workflow template (i.e.,” /MFT/Template”) illustrates an example workflow demonstrating Flux’s MFT capabilities. This reusable and configurable workflow template can be deployed to a Flux engine to execute any number of exchange file transfers. For example, submitting the template to a Flux engine as the name “/Acme/weekly” will force the engine to configure the workflow based on a runtime …