Features

Powerful and intuitive dashboard

Enable business control with new dashboards. A modern look and feel simplifies real-time, data-driven decisions. Customization is easy with built-in widgets, including monitoring and support for data from any REST API. Improve decision-making by using predictive analytics and centralized management.

Workflow folders

Empower your line-of-business users with a self-service model to manage their jobs and job streams by organizing with a hierarchy of folders. Manage security with access control lists at the folder level.

Unleashed power of containers

Discover the powerful integration between Workload Automation and containers. Deploy all components of Workload Automation in containers. Easily automate cloud-native applications and applications migrated to containerized environments.

Hybrid workload automation

Use hybrid workload automation to extend your automation environment more easily and cost-effectively. In addition, benefit from intelligent automation from an industry leader in planning and service from a central point of control. The user interface for IBM® Workload Automation works for beginners and experts for any scheduling practice you need.

Streamlined release management process

Automate and schedule the development, test and promotion into production of an application or business process with the option to roll back to earlier versions if something goes wrong.

Ready-to-use integrations

Map your business with 35+ business adaptors to integrate smoothly with business applications such as SAP, Oracle, PeopleSoft, Salesforce, Informatica, Hadoop ecosystem and more.

Self-service automation

Use catalogs and services to submit routine business tasks, running and monitoring processes on demand from your mobile and tablet devices.

Advanced rerun flexibility

Orchestrate your workflows seamlessly, building recovery logic into the job definition and rerunning job successors directly from the Monitor Workload view. Learn how to improve jobs with rerun options, rerun selective successors and use the Job Management plug-in.

Variable passing

Use the variable passing feature to pass data between jobs and job streams. This feature is now redesigned to ensure a better user experience and to simplify its usage.

Scheduling through REST APIs

Use application programming interfaces such as REST, SOAP, Java and others to schedule and monitor workloads.

Advanced monitoring

Monitoring your workload helps ensure that your business is focused on what is most important. Discover how to create and run a query to monitor jobs, share the query with a group of users, save the query to the list of available queries and add the Monitor Workload page to the list of startup pages.

Managed business risk

Detect issues, analyze impact, and trigger recovery and monitor in real time. In addition, you improve the workload planning, monitoring, impact analysis and troubleshooting of your environment.

How clients use it

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    Automate your SAP ecosystem workloads

    Problem

    Sophisticated SAP ecosystems provide complex challenges in visibility, control and automation. Staff productivity, application availability and performance, and business process SLAs can be negatively impacted.

    Solution

    Provide a single point of control using IBM Workload Scheduler to manage and monitor SAP and non-SAP applications including governance of SAP environments, data integration with SAP Solution Manager, SAP Business Objects reports, SAP Inventory Management and other tools.

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    Automate IBM, Amazon and Microsoft clouds

    Problem

    Business applications run defined business workflows but have unpredictable workload volumes. Is it better to over provision cloud resources with the risk of wasting them or under provision with the risk of delaying the business process?

    Solution

    Automatically provision the right amount of resources for only the time period they’re needed. Coordinate resource management with the business workflows to optimize business process completion objectives while minimizing resource costs.

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    Gain control of your Salesforce batch jobs

    Problem

    Leveraging cloud-based business applications with on-premises applications requires complex process coordination and governance.

    Solution

    Workload Automation integrates with Salesforce to gain greater control of your Salesforce batch APEX jobs. Govern and coordinate automated Salesforce processing with enterprise resource management applications.

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    Automate and manage BigInsights for Hadoop

    Problem

    Getting the full value of unstructured big data from sources such as social media, e-mail, blogs and videos requires labor-intensive continuous monitoring and analysis.

    Solution

    Workload Automation can automate, monitor and control workflows containing BigInsights workbooks and applications to help your enterprise find insights into new and emerging types of data. Automate calendar and event-based scheduling with a single point of control.

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    Automate your Oracle PeopleSoft workloads

    Problem

    The financial close process — on a daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual basis — can be labor intensive, error prone and complex across finance, HR, inventory, procurement, reporting and other processes.

    Solution

    Your entire enterprise resource planning (ERP) ecosystem benefits from the ability of Workload Automation to obtain a seamless and consistent workflow from one function to another, standardizing processes and reducing overhead costs.

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