HelpSystems Announces File Event Monitoring for Libraries, Directories, IFS in New Version of Job Scheduling Software

July 17, 2014

New features in Robot/SCHEDULE version 12 enhance job schedule flexibility and control with event-based dependencies and improved reporting

Minneapolis, MN, July 17, 2014—Robot, a division of HelpSystems and the systems management solution of choice for automating IBM i processes and applications, today announced the availability of a new version of their Robot/SCHEDULE job scheduling and batch management software. The release of version 12 introduces the much anticipated file event monitoring capability, which increases scheduling fluidity and flexibility by allowing Robot/SCHEDULE jobs to react to file and directory events.

The new event monitors can be set to watch for IFS file creation, removal, and growth, as well as physical file member changes, which are used to trigger jobs further down the job stream.

Setting up event monitors is quick and easy through the newly refreshed graphical interface in version 12, which features updated icons and fonts that respond to Windows OS settings. “Great for those of us with aging eyes,” jokes Jody Dahl, Software Development Manager, HelpSystems. “Really, we hope the refresh will encourage users to make the switch to GUI and take advantage of the product’s most robust scheduling options.”

Robot/SCHEDULE version 12 also includes additional reporting capabilities for event monitor parameters and history, as well as unused job reporting to identify jobs that are candidates for removal. The updated GUI uses Java Virtual Machine (JVM) version 1.7 for customers with security and compliance concerns.

Customers already using Robot/SCHEDULE can upgrade to this latest version to access the new features. HelpSystems offers a free, 30-day trial of Robot/SCHEDULE, which includes full product access and free support.

About Robot

Robot, a division of HelpSystems, 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 HelpSystems

HelpSystems, LLC is a leading provider of systems and network management, business intelligence, and security and compliance solutions. HelpSystems 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 8,700 customers from small businesses to Fortune 100 companies. Based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, HelpSystems sells its solutions directly and through strategic partners worldwide.

HelpSystems brands include: Robot, SEQUEL Software, PowerTech, Skybot Software, AutoMate, Safestone, Bytware, ShowCase, InterMapper, CCSS, and RJS Software. Learn more at www.helpsystems.com.

Colleen Kulhanek
Director of Global Marketing
+1 952-563-2798
colleen.kulhanek@helpsystems.com

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