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Accelerate digital transformation with Redwood’s modern SaaS workload automation and job scheduling solution.

  • Eliminate surprise cost overages and complex licensing models
  • More functionality out of the box without costly modules and connectors
  • Experienced 24×7 proactive support and dedicated Customer Success
  • Proven results migrating customers to RunMyJobs

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Traditional Schedulers Slow Your Business Down

Are you tired of automation with too many component parts? Is your job scheduler unable to meet business needs or a serious hassle to connect across your diverse enterprise? Traditional job schedulers like Stonebranch slow your business down. It’s time to switch from these outdated solutions to a single modern workload automation solution delivered via SaaS.

Fit for Digital Business

Modern workload automation software improves IT ops agility. And it frees your staff from too much time spent managing unnecessary and repetitive manual tasks with outdated and complex job schedulers like Stonebranch. In its recent “RADAR for Workload Automation” report, leading analyst Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) named Redwood as a Value Leader and Best Workload Automation SaaS solution.

Leave Your Stonebranch Scheduler Behind

Redwood’s workload automation and orchestration solution helps you to:

Improve Performance

Deliver high availability and dynamically balance workloads and activities across multiple systems and applications.

Increase Visibility

Get a self-service view into critical processes, as well as status updates on approvals, decisions, and responses.

Ensure Governance

Define rules, structure, and security to reduce risk in business process execution.

Regain Control

Manage process deadlines, workflows and decision making to react to ever-changing conditions before they impact your business.

Make the Switch to Modern Workload Automation

Making the move is easier than you think. In its “2021 IT Automation” report, EMA shares data on why businesses are moving from overly complex job schedulers like Stonebranch to cutting-edge workload automation and scheduling solutions like Redwood. While migrating job scheduling software may seem daunting, the pros far outweigh the effort – and Redwood makes it easier than ever before. In fact, a recent Redwood client was up and running in just six hours. The EMA report covers how leading enterprises are leveraging IT and business process automation today and into the future.

Download the report today and discover how your use of IT process and workload automation compares with other leading companies.

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Simplify Your Workload Automation Migration with Redwood

Redwood streamlines the process of migrating your workload automation system. Our comprehensive migration program ensures a smooth transition from your current scheduling tool to our advanced automation capabilities. Collaborating closely with your team, we’ll create a new environment, conduct rigorous testing, and offer ongoing support, making your migration journey effortless and efficient.

Step 1: Configuration

We assign a dedicated team, conduct a thorough analysis of your existing processes, and identify a phased migration plan that starts with your organization’s low-risk processes, allowing your teams to gain confidence in the migration process.

Step 2: Data Import

We start with a non-production environment to safely import and test your existing workload automations by using proprietary Mercury conversion tools to efficiently copy over your workload automations and give your teams hands-on experience.

  • Auto import using proven tools for Control-M, Autosys, Automic and more
  • Hands-on value enablement

Step 3: Test & Go Live

We verified all processes with acceptance testing and QA testing. Once it’s approved, we will move individual process automations into production. We deliver results by using our agreed-upon phasing plan and go-live checklist.

  • Acceptance & QA testing
  • Systematic production phasing ensures smooth operations

Centralize Control Over All Your Workloads

Redwood makes it easy to automate any cross-platform process no matter where your applications are hosted, or what the underlying technologies are.

  • Automate real-time processes and manage dependencies across any on-premises, cloud-based or containerized endpoint
  • Seamlessly coordinate and integrate legacy ERP systems, OS activity, API adapters, FTP/SFTP servers and mainframes
  • Enable DevOps to build consumable automation services and microservices using native SOA APIs and formats including REST/JSON and SOAP/XML
  • Coordinate big data across Amazon Redshift, SAP BW, Hadoop, Snowflake, Databricks, Google BigQuery and other data pipelines

High-Volume, Dynamic Scheduling

  • Single-tenant cloud architecture with zero-effort maintenance and guaranteed 99.95% uptime
  • Easily set flexible load balancing and process priorities across applications to provide reliable services to every end-user
  • Control servers and run scripts with lightweight, self-updating agents for Windows, Linux, AIX, HPUX, macOS, OpenVMS and Solaris
  • Easily move, copy and manage millions of files per month from anywhere to anywhere with included managed file transfer module

Automation as SaaS

Cloud-based IT automation eliminates the hassle of hosting, deploying and maintaining automation platforms so your team can focus on orchestrating processes across on-prem, hybrid-cloud and multi-cloud environments.

  • Coordinate deployment and provisioning applications in hybrid environments, including Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform and Microsoft Azure
  • Automate virtualization including VMware, Xen and Amazon EC2 and containers such as Docker, Kubernetes and Amazon ECS
  • Move applications to AWS, Azure, Google and other cloud platforms easily without additional licenses or tedious configuration management

Ease-of-use Right From the Start

  • Object-oriented design makes it easy to run parallel environments simultaneously during onboarding
  • Securely access Redwood’s intuitive web dashboard through any browser without installation
  • Automate any application using out of the box connectors, without additional licensing
  • Use built-in SLA monitoring to guarantee performance of critical business processes and IT operations

We saved 84 man-hours - that’s 10.5 days a quarter when our specialist can work on other projects. Redwood is business critical. I really wonder how other enterprise businesses can manage without it.

Hans Jansen, Senior SAP Basis Specialist, Epson

Digital Transformation Without Complex Pricing

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Stonebranch used for?

Stonebranch is a workload automation solution that was first introduced in the 1990s. Today, many enterprises migrate to modern WLA solutions designed to manage cloud-based workflows. For example, Redwood is designed to manage scalable, dynamic workloads across on-premises and cloud-based systems so organizations can reliably automate IT and business processes regardless of the underlying technology. See what you can achieve with Redwood.

How do I know if I need an alternative to Stonebranch?

Organizations migrate to modern workload automation (WLA) tools in order to support complex, heterogeneous systems. Legacy solutions (IBM, BMC Control-M, Cisco, Tidal) offer limited functionality out-of-the-box and can struggle with high-volume or cloud-based workloads. Modern WLA solutions such as Redwood make it easy to connect to virtually any endpoint and are designed to support cloud-native applications so you can easily meet new challenges. See what you can achieve with Redwood.

Is it easy to migrate from Stonebranch to Redwood?

Yes, Redwood makes it easy to migrate from legacy systems including Stonebranch Universal Automation Center. Redwood’s event-driven job scheduling software for enterprises works for various companies and industries. The Redwood team also works with partners to ensure quick, reliable implementations and also provides hands-off upgrades, performance health checks, consultations and more, so your team can maximize ROI sooner rather than later.

See Redwood Workload Automation in Action

With Redwood’s cloud-native automation and orchestration platform, your business can transform to meet the challenges of the hybrid, digital enterprise. Achieve more through automation: more efficiency, more resiliency, more flexibility, more customer loyalty, and more opportunity. Let our team show you why thousands of leading organizations worldwide rely on Redwood to help them excel in the digital age with workload automation.

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