Trigger Files – A Common Model to Initiate File Transfers

Simple workflow to initiate adhoc or on-demand file transfers Oftentimes we are asked what is the most effective way to initiate a file transfer. Our answer – it depends! But a common means of initiation is to have some executable process or customer software application prepare a file for transfer – and when that process or application is complete – …

Monitor Updates (Aug. – Sep. 2014)

New features and bulk workflow operations coming in restyled monitor interface. The Flux Operations Console has served Flux users reasonably well over the years, but as users have scaled their operations to many hundreds and sometimes thousands of workflows, the Operations Console has shown its age. As illustrated below, the existing console does not provide bulk operations, and usability is …

Getting to Done Quickly

Data collection made easy for global healthcare provider using Flux With Growth Comes Added Workflow Complexity As businesses grow, what were once simple tasks often become unmanageable. Handling such growth effectively is a competitive advantage. Data collection tasks that were once simple, straightforward, and easy to manage often spiral in complexity as the business’s customers and data centers begin to …

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Orchestrating the Processing of Digital Media

A common workflow for orchestrating digital media files The nature of digital media varies widely, from check images to digital photos to PDF- formatted contracts and legal documents. Yet the activities performed against digital media are often common and repeated. These repeatable activities are best expressed as a workflow — and often as a set of workflows. Drawing on more …

5 Best Practices in Managed File Transfer

Must-Haves 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 …

Flux Workflow Surviving Despite Open Source

“How does one sell software if every other software in the same space is open source?” Here’s an interesting question, “How does one sell software if every other software in the same space is open source?” One would think that it would be an impossibility for a small company. However there’s a bright ray of hope, Flux Corp a developer …

Flux or Quartz

Looking for a Java job scheduler? After some searching and introspection, perhaps you arrive at some of the following choices: 1. Use a commercial Java job scheduler: Flux 2. Use an open source Java job scheduler: Quartz 3. Use something else 4. Develop something yourself Pretty quickly, you can make a “yes or no” decision on options 3 or 4 …

Inside Interwoven’s OpenDeploy

Flux supplies automated efficiency for content publication. Using Flux allows Interwoven to focus our precious resources to our core competencies. — Todd Scallan, OpenDeploy Product Manager, Interwoven The United Kingdom’s largest retail grocer, Tesco, had a problem. How could their web team manage Tesco’s dynamic web site where thousands of products were changing every day? With hundreds of thousands of …

Mynta Management and IT consultants choose Flux as cornerstone for enterprise scheduling

Flux is used as the cornerstone in a batch job framework that takes care of all the batch oriented processing in the system. This includes critical steps such as collecting transactional data and initiating the processing of the transactions. — Mats Fredriksson, System Architect, Mynta AB Mynta, a consultancy company located in Stockholm — Sweden’s technology hub — develops solutions …