Job Scheduling

Centralized Workload Scheduling and IT Process Automation

The concept of job scheduling—using software to run your IT tasks without manual intervention—has been around for decades. But basic schedulers, like the kind that come built into your operating system or business applications, are no longer adequate in today’s business environment. HelpSystems offers two automation platforms to handle the complex scheduling needs of modern enterprises: AutoMate and Skybot.

AutoMate’s intuitive drag-and-drop interface allows you to manage your job scheduling without writing a single line of code. You can integrate your IT job schedule with automated processes around your organization, like user provisioning, report generation, and data scraping—and monitor it all from a central location.

Skybot is a powerful, enterprise-class automation solution that lets you schedule processes across multiple platforms and applications. If you are dealing with complex dependencies, like a file arrival on one server needing to kick off a process on another, Skybot can handle your requirements through robust event-driven scheduling options. Skybot protects you against costly unplanned downtime with job monitors, notifications, and support for high availability.

Many critical business applications include job schedulers with limited capabilities. Skybot’s cross-platform automation options maximize the power of applications like:

  • Informatica
  • SAP
  • Oracle E-Business Suite
  • Web Services

Both Skybot and AutoMate are known for their ease of use and fast deployment. You can solve your automation problems in days with no need for additional staff.

Sample Job Scheduling Workflow

Job Scheduling Workflow (example)

“With over 600 pre-built actions, innovative drag-and-drop technologies for building process automation workflows, and incorporation of those solutions into a managed WLA environment, HelpSystems platform provides one of the fastest deployments in the market.”

– Enterprise Management Associates (EMA)
Ensuring IT Efficiencies Through Enterprise Process Automation

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Need Advanced Job Scheduling?

If your organization needs a powerful enterprise-class automation platform with advanced scheduling options, download a 30-day free trial of Skybot Scheduler. Features include:

  • Integrations with business-critical software
  • Automatic notification of problems
  • Audit history and role-based security
  • Support for high availability

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Looking for Code-Free Scheduling?

For intuitive code-free scheduling from a drag-and-drop interface, download a 30-day free trial of AutoMate. Integrate job scheduling with:

  • Automated report generation
  • Managed file transfer
  • HR onboarding and user provisioning
  • Automated data transfers

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Did you know…

While Skybot and AutoMate are powerful tools when used individually, they can also be implemented together to automate your entire enterprise from the servers in the datacenter down to the end user’s desktop. For example, you could use Skybot to schedule and integrate data from your big software like CRM, ETL, and ERP, while AutoMate takes that data, generates reports in a variety of formats, and distributes them to stakeholders.

To learn more, watch the on-demand webinar.

Related Content:
The Who, What, When, Where, Why, and How of Enterprise Job Schedulers (Article)
Improving Informatica ETL Processing (Case Study)
AutoMate Integrates Critical Applications for a Major Medical Center (Case Study)
The New Automation Strategy: A Unified Approach to Job Scheduling and Process Automation (On-Demand Webinar)

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System Requirements

Windows Server 2003 SP2, Windows Server 2003 R2 SP2, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 SP2, Windows 7 SP1, Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2
Minimum 2GHz Intel or AMD Processor, Recommended 3GHz multicore or faster
Minimum 4GB, Recommended 6GB or More
Available Disk Space:
Minimum 5G Free
280x1024 resolution, 32 MB video RAM
.NET 4.0 Framework (included), Windows Installer 4.5 (included), Database Datastore (Oracle 10g or higher, MySQL 5.0 or higher, SQL Server 2005 or higher)(SQL Server Express 2008 R2 included) *BPA ONLY