SmartIS: The zOS cross-referencer

So much information, so little time… Isn’t that typical? Your boss needs an Excel table showing all batch JCL not defined in the job scheduler and he needs it NOW. Doesn’t he realize that it will take days to first search ALL the JCL libraries, cross-reference them with the definitions report from the job scheduler and then consolidate everything and export the information to Excel?

Then you remember… Scott from Systems downloaded a trial of some program that he’s been bugging you to look at for days. What was it? “Smarties” or something? Wasn’t it supposed to be some kind of “know-it-all-cross-referencing-reporting-graphing-thingy”? Why not give it a whirl and see if he really knows what he’s talking about because he always claims he does.

Turns out Scott was right! SmartIS accurately produced that report within minutes. This pleased the boss. Maybe you owe Scott that lunch now?

Cross-reference z/OS with SmartIS

SmartIS very quickly cross-references and analyzes all your z/OS data and graphs it on a PC. Actually seeing your data flows and how various types of data in a multi-vendor environment “fit together” saves so much time when solving problems, integrating new components or optimizing your mainframe Production:

CA-7, CA-1 DB2 VTOC
CA-Scheduler IMS Beta-93
CA-JobTrac JCL CA-Deliver
IWS RMM EasyTrieve
Control-M Source Code Distrib. Systems
Zeke Legacy Apps

Use SmartIS to find, access, and analyze data from a number of different sources, using one uniform interface, and one common dialog. Especially relevant is that users from different groups are no longer totally dependent on one another for reports and analyses. Results are almost instantaneous. SmartIS also helps alleviate the shortage of mainframe talent these days, by making data more accessible to personnel with different backgrounds and skill sets. There’s no need to learn a variety of (old) access methods in order to find something.

SmartIS lets you create your own queries or you can use the pre-defined ones provided. No programming knowledge is required. Screens can also be tailored to meet individual requirements.

‘Jump’ from data source to data source (and back again!) to refine queries and use results to ‘dig deeper’.

In conclusion: SmartIS is an open system, so it’s possible to integrate existing Applications—maximizing the use of existing, site-specific solutions. Integrate legacy systems instead of replacing them. Maximize the bottom line. This smart system is fast to install (requires DB2 on the mainframe or ORACLE on the midrange or PC) and the graphical interface runs on all 32 bit Windows platforms. SmartIS is easy to learn and use, saving time and money searching for data, and is great for test environments and Production alike.