The Automator: The official blog of SMA Technologies
What Is Workload Automation?
Automation Benefits, Cross-Industry
Learn how workload automation can optimize IT processes and save organizations time and money. Read more
Cruise control – automate Fiserv XP2 processing to get your time back
Automate Fiserv XP2 ACH processing with OpCon workload automation to save time and money.
Easily handle the 'third window' in same day ACH processing
Implementing new ACH processes mean new opportunities for automation
RPA & WLA — Why you need both
RPA and WLA should both be used as a comprehensive automation solution. While RPA covers simple tasks like form-fills, WLA can handle far more complex IT process automation and integrate with third-party apps much more efficiently.
Low-hanging fruit — how to automate business processes to reduce costsAutomation Benefits, Cross-Industry
This article talks about how organizations can use business process automation to solve easy automation challenges that deliver high value.
Why Your Automation Platform Needs an IBM i Agent
The IBM i Advanced Job Scheduler can easily be replaced with a modern automation platform that extends the life of a Power Processor and opens up new capabilities for your IT Ops team.
The basics of data pipeline automationCross-Industry
What is data pipeline automation and what tools can help you implement it? We answer these questions and suggest OpCon as a data pipeline automation platform.
OpCon 18.3: Process monitoring tool Vision gets powerful new capabilitiesOpCon Releases, OpCon Modules, Cross-Industry
Learn about OpCon Vision, including what's new in the release of OpCon 18.3.
OpCon 18.3 is now available - See the new features hereOpCon Releases, OpCon Modules, Cross-Industry
Read what's new in Version 18.3 of SMA's workload automation platform, OpCon.
OpCon 18.1: Autonomics for a healthy businessError Response & Self Healing, Cross-Industry
Around the turn of the century, Autonomics was all the rage in computer software, and I was a passionate believer. I’ve also been obsessive about automation…
OpCon 18.1: Searching for the ultimate UICross-Industry
OpCon 18.1: Searching for the Ultimate UI Way back in the 70s, video games burst into our homes, and like many teenagers of that era I was hooked on both…
OpCon 18.1: Moving from MVP to MVPCross-Industry
Minimum Viable Product (MVP) is a common technique employed by startups and companies creating new products. The logic is simple: Add the minimum number of…
The sheer pleasure of automationAutomation Benefits, Cross-Industry
Growing up I never considered myself to be creative. I wasn’t good at art and never in my mind ever created anything. Even after decades of designing and…
Using KPIs to improve automation adoptionAutomation Benefits, Cross-Industry
Good managers will use Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to measure performance of people, departments, products and even the entire company. KPIs are inherent…
Still using paper-based checklists?Automation Benefits, Cross-Industry
I visited two companies recently who, despite having large and complex IT systems, are still using daily IT checklists based around pen and paper. Surprised? I…
Happy 50th birthday to the ATMBanking, Credit Unions
Top “ROM” scoring credit unions use OpConAutomation Benefits, Banking, Credit Unions, Financial Services
In 1996, the credit union research and consulting firm Callahan & Associates developed a scoring system for measuring a credit unions’ “Return on Member”…
WannaCry ransomware – staying up to date with WSUS & automationAutomation Benefits, Cross-Industry
This week’s WannaCry ransomware attacks have, again, made it painfully obvious how important software updates are to organizations. There’s an obvious answer:…
Same day ACH – automation to the rescueAutomation Benefits, Banking, Credit Unions, Financial Services