We Developed Our Simulation Solution Because Businesses Deserve Better

December 6, 2018 12:30 pm Published by

 

Automation across IT and business processes is an increasing trend as enterprises continue to look for ways to improve productivity and reduce costs. This has lead to a growing complexity in workload environments as business must quickly evolve to remain competitive and meet ever-changing market and customer demands. Service level management, cross scheduler monitoring, processing issue identification, and the understanding of execution trends are already challenging enough. Add in additional platforms and vendors on top of higher service level requirements, more complex interdependencies, and a larger volume of jobstreams, and your workload environment can start to look a little intimidating.

One of the benefits of the overall automation trend is the reallocation of human resources to more valuable, strategic work. But this means there are less resources available to handle the nitty-gritty day-to-day of automated workload environments! Which also means that companies are often not utilizing their workload automation software to its full extent, despite the financial investment and the time and resources required to implement it. These are the same reasons companies get stuck with legacy workload environments. The costs are just too high to justify switching to higher quality, more effective software when the current workload environment does the bare minimum it needs to do. We all know operating a business can already feel like flying from the seat of your pants, so why bother messing with something that works well-enough? At Terma Software, we believe businesses deserve better.

We deliver technology that will help companies easily determine how to optimize their workload processes and ease the pain of migrating workload automation software. Migrations especially can be daunting to manage due to the costs and stakeholder commitments involved, as well as the increased risk to service levels. There are many factors involved in migration planning. If I switch these jobs to this scheduler, what will they look like? How will these changes impact the rest of my business? How can I mitigate the potential disruption of a migration? To answer these questions, we will be releasing a full universal simulation system that can model any production environment with zero risk. This will allow users to simulate and view the impact of proposed changes before actually implementing them, regardless of the starting and ending vendor or platform.

Simulation is a critical precursor to both change management and the software development lifecycle, as well as larger platform migration efforts. In both instances, we can easily and efficiently simulate the proposed changes and show you what our prediction engine expects the processing to look like. Additionally, simulation and modeling can be used to address issues in existing workload environments. Terma Software recently deployed our solution for a large financial company that was struggling with a failed systems implementation. Due to the complexity of their workload automation system and the large number of changes it went through, there were unforeseen effects because of changes made to their production processing that negatively impacted their business. Before we started working with the company, they were missing critical service levels because they did not have a way to effectively test their changes before moving them into production systems, or anticipate the potential production issues that would result from those changes once migrated. After our simulation and modeling solution was implemented to effectively facilitate change management, the company did not miss a single service level requirement. Contact us to learn more.

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