ASG-PRO/JCL

 
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Advanced Production JCL Management

ASG-PRO/JCL is designed to help data centers achieve and operate a production Job Control Language (JCL) environment that is error-free, standardized, and optimized.

This solution automates JCL error detection, standards enforcement, and routine changes required by the application deployment cycle. The powerful REXX APIs also facilitate both detailed analysis of the JCL and changes needed to standardize, convert, or clean the libraries. It is critical to any IT operation that the production JCL used to run batch processing remains error-free. These preventable errors not only waste valuable time, but also waste critical resources. Tight budgets are always a concern and that is the reason it is important to accurately manage JCL assets.

Differentiators

  • Validates JCL across multiple LPARs

  • Includes traditional ISPF, as well as a Windows interface (ASG-PRO/JCL Workstation component)

  • Detects central syntax and run-time JCL errors, including DB2 and IMS, by simulating the z/OS operating system

  • Interfaces with schedulers (ASG-Zeke, TWS, ESP, and others)

  • Enforces site-specific standards for improved compliance

  • Implements one-time or routine global changes

  • Reformats JCL statements according to user specifications

Benefits

  • Ensures that the complete JCL is ready for validation.

  • Provides a comprehensive means of making global or selective changes to an entire production environment, including JCL libraries, PROCLIBs, JCLLIBs, and control card libraries.

  • Syntax validation locates invalid parameters and format errors.

  • Run-time validation identifies missing data sets, PDS members not found, and other resources that are required for a successful job run.
     

  • Detects inconsistencies before execution, it ensures an error-free production run.

  • Maximum flexibility and automatic standards enforcement.

  • Reformatting JCL improves productivity.