JCMR Technology’s Automation and Cost Reduction
Workflows and Conditions
Intelligent Workflow Automation – Graphical workflows are the cornerstone of Automation. A workflow (or flow diagram) is a high-level graphical representation of an IT or business process, which might involve processing on multiple servers across the network.
Conditions can be used to initiate workflows or may be incorporated inside a workflow to perform an evaluation or wait for a condition to occur before proceeding. Conditions add intelligence to workflows by providing awareness of network-wide system events and states.
Multi-Machine Automation and Scalability – Remote Management of Automation Assets
JCMR Technology raises workflow automation to a higher level by allowing each distinct event, condition or task that resides within a workflow to execute on different machines. As organizations grow, additional agents are simply deployed to new machines from a centralized server console. This permits a single workflow to monitor for certain events or conditions to occur and to execute tasks on separate machines located in different physical locations.
Console and Dashboard – Centralized Control, Real-time Monitoring
JCMR Technology provides the installable Server Management Console (SMC), as well as a web-based interface. Automation assets can now be viewed and managed using any mobile or desktop device with browser access.
Console operators can use the Dashboard for real-time monitoring of automation-related processes such as server CPU usage, the number of connected Agents, pending Tasks and Workflows scheduled to run, and more.
Repository – Reusable Automation Assets
Objects created in AutoMate BPA Server, such as a task or condition, are automatically stored in the Repository. The Repository provides a centralized location to conveniently store newly created objects as well as access pre-existing ones. Storing objects in the Repository does away with the tediousness of re-creating tasks or conditions each time a new workflow is created.
Reusing an object is as easy as clicking the repository button and dragging the existing object into a workflow.
From a cost savings perspective, JCMR Technology establishes a defined “PAR” of existing services and works with the customer to identify alternative services that meet or exceed PAR. Potential savings activities include:
- Budget Review
- License Recapture
- Product Maintenance Support / Criticality Alignment
- Third Party Alternative Maintenance
- Circuit Usage / Optimization
- Telecommunications Bill Review
- Resource Allocation and Support Structure