How much does it cost? This is the key question asked by a buyer when evaluating a software purchase.
The answer is not always easy because the cost of a software solution is not just the price to be paid but it’s something more complex: it’s TCO.
As you probably know, TCO stands for “Total Cost of Ownership” and it’s a high importance parameter to evaluate the Return on Investment (ROI) which definitively defines if the software solution is worth the expense.
During the years, many features have been developed involving more and more complex analysis and actions in the Current Plan modifications due to ad hoc requests.
At the same time customer’s daily workload increased in size and complexity, becoming more dependent on ad hoc actions (ETT processing, Automatic recovery actions etc.)
Storage consuming also increased, so that we delivered via SPE (930 and 950) the possibility to use a Data Space dedicated to MCP actions.
Williams - a Workload Automation Administrator
“As an Administrator, I need to check the available load of workstations and also how many jobs or job streams are running on a particular workstation, on a particular day or period of time”.
A common need, coming from customers of Workload Scheduler for z/OS, is the possibility to list operation’s Successors in the Database, as it happens in the Current Plan (after the operation is loaded in the plan). At moment, through ISPF Dialog, it is possible to access only to Predecessor list for operations in the Database.