Workload Automation with Streamworks

Monitoring of critical processes and applications

Standardized business process automation

In addition to mapping completely new business processes, the standardized design of frequently used processes drives the success and efficiency of your workload automation installation.

Streamworks Workload Automation

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Streamworks from arvato Systems has defined a new standard in the area of workload automation. Workload automation entails more than event-based processing and effective user interaction by means of workflow components: Its core feature is cross-platform and cross-application, i.e. cross-company, automation. Let us demonstrate how you can use Streamworks to reduce your operating costs while simplifying integration and improving the overall transparency and quality of your IT processes.

Your Benefits:

  • Business cycle-driven operation: The process steps to be executed on any given business day are compiled into a virtual production day. You can freely define the start and end point as well as mandatory sequences that need to be observed due to administrative or commercial requirements.
  • Forward-looking processes: Plan, change and check future production dates.

 

Include specialist departments in the workload automation process via a user-friendly self-service portal

For instance, the finance department could schedule the overnight creation of a standard report based on predefined, individual parameters. Streamworks offers customizable input dialogs for this purpose. This means users can freely define text modules and system prompts in the required language. The dialogs are shown in the self-service portal when requested by a user. Once the required data has been entered, the job chain is executed as configured.

Your Benefits:

  • Perform ad-hoc changes in a flexible and traceable manner: Implement same-day changes without affecting master data; all modifications are fully logged.
  • Control the go-live of major batch releases: An export/import utility facilitates migration from testing to live Streamworks environments, and version IDs simplify parallel deployment of multiple job networks.

 

Empower SAP® users to easily integrate batch jobs into the central scheduler

Wouldn’t it be nice if SAP® users could set up batch jobs in the internal SAP® scheduler themselves? However, this must never negatively impact the current SAP® production.

To make this possible, there must be a fast and reliable way to centrally detect jobs scheduled by users and reschedule them, if necessary. In case of a schedule change, the relevant user should be informed about the scheduled day and time of the batch run.

Streamworks allows SAP® users to conveniently schedule jobs in the self-service portal. Once they have submitted their batch request, the system notifies them about the next possible execution window. Any subsequent status messages are automatically delivered via e-mail.

Your Benefits:

  • Cross-company process control: Control all infrastructure and application platforms from a single location.
  • Synchronize IT-related operational and business processes: Make optimal use of system maintenance windows and prevent the occurrence of mutually exclusive actions.

 

Ensure error-free data production and avoid downtimes

Central software solutions such as Streamworks must meet the demanding security requirements of data centers without fail.

For this reason, regular inspections are needed to identify potential security gaps to ensure compliance with these high security standards.

Renowned external specialists check the user interfaces by performing so-called white box penetration tests. In this test scenario, the auditor has much more background know-how than any potential external attacker would have. These tests have consistently confirmed the high security level delivered by Streamworks.

Your Benefits:

  • Answers at the push of a button: Audit-compliant logging in the ‘stream run journal’ as well as central job log archiving meet the principles of proper accounting (GOB), confirms KPMG.
  • Guaranteed information security: Moreover, according to KPMG the implemented password and authentication rules (LDAP, 2-factor, client certificates) and encrypted communication among software components comply with security recommendations.

     

    Functions

    Planning and Process DesignIT Automation Control

    Create templates and define standards
    Streamworks provides templates for recurring tasks and tools for customizing these templates. Consistent e-mail dispatch, standardized contents and process flows are easy to implement.

    Rule editors enable intuitive definition of process logic
    File and file system events, numerous trigger events, upstream processes and file transfers can be defined in a transparent and traceable manner thanks to consistent rule editors.

    Application integration
    Integrate numerous standard applications, virtualization and cloud platforms as well as system management software via agents and interfaces.

    Integrated file transfer process
    Files are transferred among Streamworks agents in encrypted format and without any third-party software. Streamworks supports conversion into various file formats in addition to providing standard file transfer options.

    Change ManagementMonitoring & Reporting

    Efficient change management based on versioning
    Streamworks offers functions for managing multiple process chain (stream) versions. It allows for creating a planning version and multiple backup versions to be maintained alongside the production version.

    Graphical process view for at-a-glance information
    The ability to display individual or connected job chains graphically allows users to instantly identify dependencies and gauge the impact of planned changes.

    Stream Run Journal
    The stream run journal captures all information relating to automatic process control and manual changes or actions both comprehensively and in unalterable format.

    Integrated reporting engine
    Lastly, Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services can be used to easily define custom reports that complement the range of standard reports.

    Beta Systems DCI Software AG

    Beta Systems DCI Software AG provides high-quality infrastructure software products for the secure and efficient processing of large volumes of data to ensure compliance with all regulatory and corporate requirements. The multiplatform software solutions for z/OS, Unix, Linux and Windows environments automate, document and analyze business-critical IT processes in the datacenters of large enterprises, IT service providers, public authorities and midsized companies. Beta Systems datacenter intelligence portfolio focuses on areas including output management and archiving, log/security information management, workload automation and job management. Beta Systems DCI Software AG is a 100% subsidiary of Beta Systems Software AG.

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