Drive Your Business Further with TermaANALYTICS
November 8, 2018 2:24 pm
Imagine your workload automation software is the engine of your business vehicle. Its internal processes, fueled by jobs, are all interconnected and vital to moving the body of the vehicle from point A to point B. But what if the car has no dashboard? And the engine is inefficiently burning fuel but you have no way to tell until it stops working while you’re on the highway? Is the car still able to arrive correctly at your desired destination? Is the engine really saving you money, time, and frustration? Wasn’t that the whole point of investing in an engine in the first place?!
There is no doubt that automation in general is helping businesses travel farther by freeing up human resources for more important strategic work. Automation is becoming increasingly aligned with business strategy as mobile-enabled, tech-savvy customers and trading partners are demanding more from businesses. Other trends increasing the pressure on organizations to automate include pervasive network access, cloud computing, and AI capabilities, just to name a few. In a survey of IT and business professionals conducted by Enterprise Management Associates (EMA), respondents were asked about their agreement with the statements “our need for automation is growing” and “our use of automation is growing rapidly.” The mean responses were 4.07 and 4.05 respectively, where 5 is strongly agree. It is clear that organizations feel the need to automate and are doing so as quickly as possible.
The automation engine of choice for most large enterprises? Workload automation (WLA). The EMA report found that workload automation is by far the most prevalent form of automation used for a variety of IT functions and business processes. Respondents–all of whom work for companies with 500 or more employees and interact with WLA software–were asked to estimate the type of automation in use for a list of the most commonly automated functions and processes. Averaging across responses, approximately forty-five percent of the listed functions and processes are automated through workload automation, while only twenty-seven percent are automated through the second most common form of automation (process-specific).
As the role of workload automation continues to expand, organizations will need to manage their workload environments as effectively as possible to remain competitive in an increasingly automated world. Returning to our car metaphor, this is nearly impossible to accomplish without a clear view of the internal workings of the engine! Terma Software’s workload analytics solution is the dashboard to your business vehicle, providing crucial end-to-end jobstream visibility regardless of the number, type, and location of your engines. In other words, our products provide real-time visualization of workload environments across instances, vendors, and platforms with our ‘Single Pane of Glass’ capability. Additionally, our predictive analytics capabilities allow you to proactively address problems before they occur so you can avoid getting stuck on the highway. To learn more about how Terma Software can help you optimize the use of your WLA engine(s) and drive your business further, click here.