Product Overview - Job scheduling software A-AUTO enables organizations uniform operations and cost reduction.


A-AUTO - Product Overview

A-AUTO makes your job management easier and more flexible

A-AUTO is a job scheduling software that runs on various platforms, including mainframe, Unix, MS Windows, Linux, and IBM i. It integrates job scheduling automatically across different platforms, for various applications, from information systems to mission-critical systems, providing nonstop job scheduling 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Even when the workload is at its heaviest, A-AUTO continues its secure progress management and gives stable support for efficient job management, without requiring additional staffing.

    Outstanding advantage of A-AUTO
  • Flexible job scheduling across heterogeneous platforms
    A-AUTO integrates job scheduling across heterogeneous platforms, including mainframe, UNIX, and MS Windows, with complete upward and downward compatibility.
  • Secure job management based on scheduled date
    Reliable execution of batch jobs is essential to the operation of mission-critical applications. A-AUTO provides secure job management, taking advantage of its long-standing experience, including batch processing on mainframes.
  • Effective for controlling IT applications
    A-AUTO keeps a record of every job, to provide proof that batch jobs have been executed as scheduled.

Product overview

A-AUTO integrates the management of all batch processes, including mission-critical applications, and automatically controls the execution of jobs. Released in July 1977, A-AUTO has been used by numerous companies for over 30 years.

Business process

Over 900 trusted customers

Over 900 companies have used UNIRITA products or services, including A-AUTO. Of the 150 leading companies rated highly by Nikkei PRISM 2008, a corporate evaluation system, 66 use UNIRITA products or services.
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Internal control and A-AUTO

COBIT* presents an internal control framework for IT, including 34 processes for four domains. One of those processes, operations management, is defined in section DS13 of COBIT, which states the requirements of operations management as follows:

    Control objective in COBIT/DS13
  • Formulating procedures and instructions for operations
  • Organize the scheduling of jobs
  • Strict controls are exercised over putting new jobs in operation and a formal policy is used to reduce the number of unscheduled events.
    Maturity model in COBIT/DS13

    Level 3: Defining Process
  • Repeatable functions are formally defined, standardized, documented and communicated.
  • To minimize the need for intervention by operators, automated scheduling and other tools are used.
  • Monitoring the IT infrastructure
    Level 4: Keeping jobs managed and measurable
  • Responsibilities for executing operations are clearly defined, and ownership is assigned.
  • Daily activities can be measured and monitored on the basis of the established service levels.
  • Any deviations from established norms are quickly reported so that they can be addressed and, if necessary, corrected. A continuing effort exists to increase the automation of the process and thus to ensure continuing improvement.

By keeping track of all these processes, A-AUTO provides IT governance compliant with COBIT.

*COBIT (Control Objectives for Information and Related Technology) is a formulation of best practices for IT management. It was started in 1992 by the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA) and the IT Governance Institute (ITGI), and the first edition was released in 1996.

Brochure

A-AUTO brochure
Please refer to the brochure to learn more about A-AUTO.
  • Product overview
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