HelpSystems Adds Flexibility to Cross-Platform Job Scheduler

January 30, 2014

The latest version of Robot’s enterprise job scheduling solution offers enhanced security for scheduling agents using Robot/SCHEDULE Enterprise

Minneapolis, MN, January 30, 2014—Robot, a division of Help/Systems, a leading provider of systems management, security, and business intelligence solutions, today announced ease-of-use and security enhancements to their robust job scheduling solution set. Using Robot/SCHEDULE Enterprise, organizations looking to schedule jobs across platforms can extend the power of Robot/SCHEDULE across their entire enterprise while managing different servers centrally from their IBM i.

“IBM’s built-in schedulers only address iSeries jobs,” says Tom Huntington, vice president of technical services, Help/Systems. “Most customers, however, have business processes with touch points on the rest of the enterprise, including their UNIX, Linux, and Windows applications. With Robot/SCHEDULE Enterprise, customers can improve scheduling for their entire infrastructure, not just IBM i. The Robot solution extends the power and reliability of IBM Power Servers running IBM i to other virtual partitions or individual servers, making their data center a reliable solution for business process automation.”

By automating and centralizing agent management and security, Robot/SCHEDULE Enterprise v1.27 reduces the amount of day-to-day maintenance involved in cross-platform job scheduling. Jobs that are built in Robot/SCHEDULE Enterprise can now run under the user account that the agent service or daemon uses. Existing customers will need to upgrade their application in order to benefit from this latest enhancement. Refer to the January 2014 issue of Robot/NEWS Flash for details.

Help/Systems offers a free, 30-day trial of Robot/SCHEDULE Enterprise. The trial includes full product access and free support.
About Robot

Robot, a division of Help/Systems, provides a complete line of automated systems management solutions for IBM i servers. For over 30 years, Robot has enabled IT to confidently run their systems unattended with powerful, fully integrated software and world-class support.

About Help/Systems

Help/Systems, LLC is a leading provider of systems management, security, and business intelligence solutions. Help/Systems software reduces data center costs by improving operational control and delivery of IT services. Founded in 1982, the company has 14 offices worldwide and more than 7,000 customers from small businesses to Fortune 100 companies. Based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Help/Systems sells its solutions directly and through strategic partners worldwide.

Help/Systems brands include: Robot, SEQUEL Software, PowerTech, Skybot Software, Bytware, Safestone, CCSS, InterMapper, and ShowCase. Learn more at

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