CUSTOMER SUCCESS: University of Connecticut Speeds Operational 'Self
Awareness' With BMC Software
BMC Control-M Simplifies Scheduling, Ensures Reliable Job Completion
HOUSTON, Nov. 19, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- With over 21,000 students and 14
schools and colleges, the University of Connecticut (UConn) is one of
America's top research universities. When UConn deployed a new financial
solution and related software from the Kuali Foundation, it quickly discovered
that the Kuali system's batch scheduling software was cumbersome to use and
lacked important functionality.
Since the new system would be handling business critical services, such as
payment requests, invoices and payroll, the university had to find a
scheduling solution that could ensure these jobs would be completed on time.
After an exhaustive research and review process, UConn deployed the BMC
Control-M Workload Automation suite of scheduling tools from BMC Software
(Nasdaq:BMC) because of its familiarity with the robust capabilities of these
products and high level of confidence that they could ensure reliable, on-time
completion of jobs as well as the visibility the business users needed.
"We've used Control-M job scheduling solutions on our mainframe for more than
15 years," said Nancy Flynn, operating systems programmer/analyst for
technical infrastructure at UConn. "Our job scheduling department is well
versed in how they work, and the user community is aware of what Control-M can
do on the mainframe. There was a big push to move onto Control-M."
Flynn added, "Moving from the mainframe to distributed systems and Linux meant
we faced a learning curve, but the way Control-M is organized – with
templates, and multiple tabs, and a visual outline of each job – makes the
scheduling aspects simple and straightforward."
UConn needed a feature-rich scheduling solution that would ensure on-time
completion of batch jobs associated with a new, mission-critical financial
To obtain the capabilities needed for UConn's complex scheduling requirements
and ensure that these requirements were met, UConn implemented the Control-M
Workload Automation suite.
With BMC's Control-M products, UConn was able to:
oImprove the efficiency of job creation and management
oSimplify the development and customization of production schedules with
templates that allowed easy modification
oPrevent service disruptions by alerting administrators so they could
intervene proactively to prevent delays or errors
oIncrease the reliability and security of file transfers
oRemediate security vulnerabilities associated with scheduled database
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