Gain a global view of
your batch processing

Know the exact definitions of your batch components,
displayed in your users' preferred format.

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Take the guesswork out of IT Operations

iCAN collects the definitions of your Operations data in order to provide a fast, easy way to access the information that they contain. By identifying every cross-reference, dependency and relationship that exists between the collected objects, iCAN allows your team to rapidly audit and analyze your information system, and completely understand your batch processing.

The solution’s request engine accurately displays batches, scripts, applications, JCL, scheduling descriptions, data flows, file transfers and more—anything you want to include in the collect. Every display mode includes hyperlinks, so users can always navigate further, quickly learning exactly what they need to know about your IT Production environment.

The software makes it simple for even non-technical staff to gain a thorough understanding of the technical and functional aspects of IT Operations.

Software Functions 

iCAN functions include run books, audits, errors and data cross references

Key Features

  • Effective for mainframe and distributed platforms
    z/OS, Linux, UNIX and Windows operating systems

  • Search results displayed in user’s choice of format
    Options include structured or flat text, 3270 screen, graphs, diagrams and charts

  • Multiple options for exporting files, including Microsoft Office and VISIO
    XLS, XML, HTML,VDX and text

  • One-click navigation between repository items

  • Defines the responsibilities of user groups
    iCAN secures access to the data by defining the roles of administrators, programmers and other user groups

  • Single-pass script parsing

  • Provides an immediate understanding of scheduler workflows and the sequence of operations

  • All functions can be fully automated as batch processes

Implementation

Whether your business runs on a mainframe or mulitplatform system, with one or more schedulers, iCAN easily integrates into your existing infrastructure. Implementation typically takes just a few hours, using components already installed in your system.

iCAN works with the following:

SCHEDULERSCOMPONENTS
$UNIVERSECONTROL-MCICSLISTCAT
ASG-ZEKETWS-DASSEMBLERJCL
CA-AUTOSYSTWS-OPCCFTDB2
CA-7UC4IMS DB/DC (DL1)COBOL
CA-ESPVisual TOM

Solid Documentation Capabilities

Accurate technical documentation is created as PDF, HTML, or Word, accessible through
any web server.

With iCAN, your team won’t waste time writing technical documents. The software generates everything from custom run books to RFCs, providing everyone from administrators to new hires an always-accurate road map of your information systems.

Users choose what detail of information to record (for example, run books can include technical and/or functional groupings) and the software automatically does the rest, creating all the necessary technical documentation.
 

Audit and Analysis

iCAN rapidly finds the information for comprehensive technical analyses and audits. Once you’ve entered your search criteria, iCAN’s request engine uses data modeling to respond to your query. Users can easily cross reference data from various systems.
 

The solution displays the cross-references for any object in any display mode. Search results can also be included in the repository in the form of new objects to create new requests.

A search using Tivoli Workload Scheduler.
A sample search (TWS/OPC).

User-centered Design

With a single click, users choose how to format their search results. The software creates reports, diagrams, flowcharts and more, without requiring any SQL or programming knowledge.

The solution features built-in filters for performing precise, targeted searches.

iCAN is a valuable tool for every member of your IT department. Developers benefit by gaining immediate understanding of how a modification will impact the system.
Operations personnel can rapidly identify missing files and learn why a job was delayed.

iCAN's interface makes it easy to cross reference data from IT Production.
Anyone familiar with Microsoft Office will be comfortable with iCAN’s interface.