Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) July 25, 2013 -- Halcyon Software, a global leader in systems management software, today announced the immediate availability of the version 11 of Record and Playback for IBM i customers. This flexible and cost effective solution automates system processes and essential housekeeping tasks that previously required manual intervention, decision-making or out-of-hours attendance by IT staff. Additionally, it reduces costs and delivers significant increases in productivity for organizations using IBM i platforms in a wide range of market sectors including financial, retail and managed services.
Record and Playback V11 provides a simple way to record and capture every step associated with system processes. It can be used when jobs are run interactively, or when interactive screens would normally need input from the IT team. A new screen capture capability allows the recording of all keystrokes, including Function keys and the Enter key, that are necessary to submit a job and replays the sequence automatically at the appropriate time.
The software has the capability to create and playback scripts that enable system processes, complex, interactive jobs and applications to run automatically without the need for user interaction or staff attendance. Any subsequent actions, should the routines not successfully complete or require follow-up tasks, can also be automated, eliminating human error and significantly reducing the need to process repetitive, time-consuming or complex IT jobs. Record and Playback V11 delivers significant business benefits by reducing overtime costs and increasing efficiency by automating complicated and essential processes such as interactive job submissions, systems saves, back-ups and repetitive program functional testing.
“Record and Playback V11 is easy to use as it automatically creates scripts to cater for the most complex processes or tedious jobs without the user requiring high levels of IBM i programming skills,” commented Carole Chandler, Sales and Marketing Director of Halcyon Software. “We are making a significant investment in rewriting our full range of system monitoring and automation software tools, taking advantage of the latest technologies to ensure full and continued compatibility with current and future operating systems. This will reduce the level of support required and enable users to maximise their investment in systems monitoring and IT automation technology.
Halcyon Software has designed Record and Playback V11 to be faster and more intuitive to use than previous versions. Scripts can be easily edited at any time, without the need to re-record them, to add additional functionality or maintain compatibility with application software updates. This ensures that automated processes continue to run efficiently and eliminates business disruption. A unique new feature is the screen capture mode which allows users to visually check screen by screen the status of all playback sessions. This means IT administrators have full visibility of what actually happened on the IBM i system so that any external issues that caused failed sessions can be quickly identified and resolved.
Chandler added, “Record and Playback will enable users to automate essential system tasks, reduce service delivery costs and improve the productivity of your IBM i server infrastructure. It will also allow them to manage a rapidly expanding range of IT systems without requiring additional staff resources.”
Record and Playback V11 can also be used in conjunction with Halcyon’s Advanced Job Scheduler V11, which enables organizations to schedule and track complex job streams across different IBM i platforms to ensure that business processes are running smoothly.
Record and Playback V11 is available either as a standalone utility or as an additional component to any of Halcyon’s Suites for the IBM i. Existing users can upgrade to this latest release free of charge.
For additional information on Record and Playback V11, visit: http://www.halcyonsoftware.com/recordplayback
About Halcyon Software
Halcyon Software is a global leader in multi-platform systems management software. With more than 20 years of delivering proven solutions and first class customer support, Halcyon’s products proactively monitor, manage and automate IT operations to significantly reduce costs. Large IT outsourcing companies as well as small to medium sized corporate and public sector data centers rely on Halcyon’s software to ensure their mission-critical systems, core applications and services are available 24/7.
Halcyon’s solutions support IBM® enterprise class systems, including the IBM i®, AIX® as well as Windows® and Linux® platforms.
Halcyon has regional offices in the USA, UK and Australia, and a worldwide network of partners and distributors supporting the Americas, EMEA, and Asia Pac territories.
Garrett Schut, Halcyon Software Inc., http://www.halcyonsoftware.com, 949 481 0000 / 215 240 8838 x 801, [email protected]