Stonebranch Updates Job Scheduling and MFT Software for SAP Apps
March 16, 2010 Alex Woodie
Stonebranch this month unveiled new releases of Infitran and Indesca, its respective managed file transfer (MFT) and suite of job scheduling agents for i/OS, z/OS, Unix, and Windows platforms. With the new version 4.1 releases of the products, Stonebranch has bolstered its capability for automating SAP environments, among other enhancements.
Stonebranch is a 10-year-old company that develops workload automation software from its headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia. The company’s two flagship products, Indesca and Infitran, are aimed at the complementary demands of coordinating batch jobs and transferring files across customers’ diverse computing environments.
With this month’s launch of Indesca 4.1 and Infitran 4.1, Stonebranch has delivered deeper integration with SAP business applications. SAP is notorious for keeping its business applications cocooned, so to speak, within a tightly bound and proprietary operating environment, no matter what actual operating system underlies the software. This evidently required Stonebranch to do more work to enable its products to work as expected within the SAP environment.
Additional logging functionality was also added to Infitran, which should bolster customers’ internal reporting and governance requirements.
System i shops will likely be hearing more from Stonebranch in the near future. With last summer’s release of Indesca and Infitran version 3.2, the company enabled the System i server to function as the master controller for cross-platform workload automation. Previously, users were required to install the underlying Stonebranch server software on Windows or z/OS servers.
For more information, see www.stonebranch.com.