HCL Workload Automation, Version 9.4

The benefits

About this task

By adopting a workload scheduling strategy, and in particular by using HCL Workload Automation and its dynamic scheduling capabilities, Fine Cola is experiencing significant and immediate benefits, such as:
  • The successful integration of all its manufacturing and distribution processes.

    Because of how Fine Cola implemented their new processing flow, every customer order is active from the time a customer service representative receives it until the loading dock ships the merchandise and finance sends an invoice. Now orders can be tracked more easily, and manufacturing, inventory, and shipping among many different locations can be coordinated simultaneously. If an unplanned order arrives, it can be easily managed in the new dynamic IT infrastructure.

  • The standardization and speeding up of the manufacturing process.

    HCL Workload Automation has helped to automate many of the steps of Fine Cola's manufacturing process. This results in savings in time and increase in productivity.

  • Reduce inventory

    The manufacturing process flows more smoothly, and this improves visibility of the order fulfillment process inside the company. This can lead to reduced inventory of the raw materials used, and can help better plan deliveries to customers, reducing the finished goods inventory at the warehouses and shipping docks.

  • Optimize IT infrastructures

    The dynamic allocation of the IT resources maximizes the workload throughput across the enterprise reducing costs, improving performance, and aligning IT with business needs and service demands.

  • Guarantees Fault Tolerance and High Availability

    HCL Workload Automation can recover from server, agent, and communication failures and it can restart from the point where the failure happened. No status information will be lost due to failure events. Moreover if a computer breaks, its workload is automatically routed to another computer that can guarantee the SLAs.

In conclusion, this solution provides business value because it:
  • Delivers service response times according to service level objectives.
  • Understands dependencies on services for each line of business.
  • Accommodates unpredictable use patterns with predictive logic.
  • Understands service relationships to each other and to the IT infrastructure and business process layers.
  • Provides network fault tolerance and high availability of the scheduling infrastructure.
  • Reduces system and operational complexity and leverages IT staff skills and knowledge.
  • Integrates systems quickly and easily, with minimal disruption to existing business processes.