Automate Schedule

UNIX Cron Job Scheduling Across Systems

Centralize Your UNIX Cron Jobs

Where Cron Scheduling Falls Short


Cron scheduling is widespread because it comes built-in to UNIX servers and provides a free way to begin automating some tasks. But limitations to crontab scheduling make it a less-than-ideal choice for enterprise job scheduling because:

  • Cron scheduling is not robust enough to support enterprise-level processes across multiple platforms or applications.
  • Manually building and editing crontabs is extremely error-prone
  • Cron scheduling lacks immediate error reporting
  • Different UNIX implementations have subtle variations, so if your data center includes AIX, Linux, UNIX, and Solaris boxes—all with their own version of crontab scheduling—it becomes even more difficult to manage crontab scheduling across the enterprise

Reap the Benefits of Cross-System Reactivity

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Replacing cron with an enterprise job scheduler helps you reap the benefits of cross-system reactivity, event-driven scheduling, and error reporting for the tasks you automate.

Automate Schedule for Windows, UNIX, and Linux servers simplifies your UNIX cron job scheduling by providing a reliable, flexible, and user-friendly central monitoring system. When you replace cron with this innovative web-based software, you can:

  • Easily schedule UNIX cron jobs to make system administration more efficient
  • Import existing UNIX crontab data into Automate Schedule
  • Use the cron expression option to schedule new jobs using familiar cron syntax

Easy Transition and Conversion with Import Center

With the Automate Schedule Import Center, it’s easy to move jobs and schedules from testing to production for faster implementation and less risk. You can even upload jobs from other schedulers and convert them to Automate Schedule.

Additional features include the ability to:

  • Schedule across various platforms in your diverse environment
  • Incorporate workflows from different applications into your enterprise schedule your enterprise
  • Create an electronic audit history report
  • Securely transfer files to any remote system
  • Schedule jobs based on prerequisites and dependencies
  • Customize and utilize job history reports to plan for future job schedules

Transform Your Enterprise Job Scheduling

Organize UNIX crontab jobs across your Windows, UNIX, and Linux systems. With Automate Schedule, you can quickly and easily schedule UNIX cron jobs that are event-driven for coordinated batch processing, cross-system monitoring, and enterprise job scheduling. Replace cron with Automate Schedule for a dynamic, yet affordable solution to your UNIX job scheduling needs.

Automate Schedule offers you the ability to:

  • Create complex, customizable, event-driven scheduling
  • Oversee user privilege control with role-based security
  • Monitor history, auditing, and create built-in notifications
  • Access your job management information from one central console
  • Control cron jobs on enterprise servers from work or home
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