IBM Z JCL Expert

Deliver applications more efficiently and effectively by correcting JCL errors and validating coding standards

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Overview

IBM® Z® JCL Expert is a JCL checker tool. Application programmers know the pressures of building JCL applications with no errors and staying compliant with site standards. This tool provides advanced JCL checking including site standard conformance verification by checking the JCL and utility parameter syntax online. Unlike other offerings, IBM Z JCL Expert performs JCL checking in the development environment already in use. 

IT operators and schedulers must conduct thousands of JCL batch applications without errors impacting service level commitments. IBM Z JCL Expert provides a batch interface to check multiple JCLs simultaneously. Unlike other offerings, IBM Z JCL Expert provides a REST interface to automate the JCL checking and integrates it in IT automated processes. 



Benefits Expertise to create and maintain JCL

Quickly validate JCL before execution and expedite testing time in the existing development environments.

Reduced processing delays or missed SLAs

Identify and correct JCL errors before being added to the scheduler for execution, to help prevent execution time failure and processing delays.

Verification of JCL correctness and compliance

Validate site JCL coding standards to reduce errors and simplify problem diagnosis after mass updates due to workload moves or merges.


Features Syntax checking control statements

Validate syntax of JCL and utility parameters to help ensure application processing will have reduced interruptions and delays resulting from JCL errors.

Triggers to JCL checking and output reception

Enhance a developer’s capabilities on existing, familiar testing platforms for faster application code testing and delivery to production.

Straightforward, customizable rules

Use tailored rules to validate site-specific JCL standards for assurance that employees are applying company-required policies consistently and accurately.


How it works Reduce DevOps time for delivery 

IBM Z JCL Expert is designed to validate and correct JCL and parameter syntax during testing, speeding up the process for delivery of new applications and functionality.

Reduce delays affecting critical batch processing

Syntax errors could be a thing of the past with the ability to validate and format multiple JCL procedures across various LPARs.

Reduce time to validate mass JCL changes

Migration of the scheduler, movement of the workload, acquisition or merger of the company may require validation of JCL streams for mass updates, all possible with this tool.


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