Modern Workload Automation Improves Business Outcomes 3 Ways

By Devin Gharibian-Saki, Chief Solution Officer, Redwood Software

We’ve already established that migrating to modern workload automation is easier than most people think. There are three key benefits that deliver guaranteed positive business outcomes.

In “The Shifting Role of Workload Automation”, analyst firm Enterprise Management Associates® (EMA™) found that a majority of IT and business professionals strongly agree that their organization could be made more efficient by upgrading their scheduling and workload automation tools.

They’re right. Three of the most attractive outcomes of modern job-scheduling software are that they improve speed, accuracy and efficiency—all at the same time. Here’s how it works.

Faster processes

Legacy workload automation (WLA) tools leave you with only parts of your business processes coordinated and automated, resulting in “friction between processes that can slow down the speed of operations”, according to Bhaskar Ghosh, CEO at Accenture Technology Services.

“The average age of products in the WLA market is 24 years,” explains Dan Twing in “Modernize to Digitize”, a new white paper from EMA. He continues: “Many carry significant technical debt in the form of accumulated ‘quick fixes’ and aging underlying architectures.” Many organizations have multiple legacy tools, and these silos are inherently difficult to manage across the estate.

Moving to a single, modern workload automation solution eliminates inefficiencies created by workarounds in outdated tools and increases visibility at the same time. When the solution is delivered as-a-service, you get the added benefit of avoiding additional hardware and maintenance complexity and cost.

Improved accuracy

Many outdated schedulers require manual configuration of agents and connectors for each automated task. This means teams must build software deployment scripts for each separate production instance within a scheduled process. Each additional manual step increases the risk and likelihood of errors and inconsistency.

Modern workload automation solutions require minimal manual configuration and include connectors for thousands of applications. They also enable auto-remediation for error handling so jobs can fix themselves and keep going.

Less duplication of effort

The EMA white paper uncovers the fact that 60% of organizations have more than one workload automation tool in use. The main reason (excuse) given is because “different groups require different scheduling tools”.

This means that IT teams must deal with complicated, duplicated workload automation tools in various silos. It makes manual handoffs and quick fix workarounds the norm. These makeshift bridges keep employees from doing work that delivers value to the business and adds to technical debt.

Modern workload automation solutions free your staff to work across applications, teams, departments and locations and deliver on the coordinated vision your business needs.

Modernize to Digitize

According to “Modernize to Digitize”, 54% of organizations that recently migrated to a modern workload automation solution found that the benefits were as they expected or exceeded their expectations.

Consider the transformative effects of moving your enterprise to modern workload automation with Redwood’s RunMyJobs®.

The numbers back this up: Virgin Money cut processing time by 80% by switching to Redwood, while Epson has seen a 58% reduction in process time, saving 10.5 working days per quarter.

RunMyJobs replaces multiple legacy technologies with a single, flexible, enterprise-wide solution for intelligent, modern automation. Its architecture doesn’t use new day batch processing and doesn’t require massive manual efforts for each instance you automate a process.

See what the experts say. Get the new white paper by Dan Twing, President and COO of Enterprise Management Associates® (EMA™), “Modernize to Digitize: Mitigate Risk and Future-Proof Operations”, for yourself now.


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