CUSTOMER SUCCESS: Bank of Communication Automates Batch Job Scheduling System with BMC Software
BEIJING, October 20, 2011—The Bank of Communications, one of China’s largest state-owned commercial banks, has upgraded its job scheduling solution with BMC Software’s (NASDAQ: BMC) Control-M Workload Automation suite.
The upgrade has unified the bank’s batch job scheduling platform, automated and simplified job scheduling and tracking, and minimized errors and operational delays. As a result, IT operational efficiency and performance have been dramatically improved, and risk and cost have been significantly reduced.
After completing a data centralization project in 2002, the bank’s traditional methods for managing its IT systems were no longer sufficient to meet the needs of the new infrastructure.
"As our business grows, the demands on our IT system increase accordingly,” said Xiu Yong Chun, senior manager of the Bank of Communications’ data center. “Currently half of all critical processes are executed in batches, so it is critical for the bank to be able to effectively monitor, manage and automate batch processing."
With more than 100 heterogeneous systems running in UNIX, Windows and z/OS environments, the bank’s data center processes more than 15,000 tasks each day. Prior to implementing the BMC Control-M solution, manual processes and the lack of an early warning system caused critical errors and huge delays. The large number of different systems that needed to be managed also made it difficult to gain a clear view of overall system operations and to extract relevant data, ultimately leading to a significant loss of business.
Since implementing the BMC Control-M solution, the Bank of Communications has achieved:
“BMC Control-M enterprise job scheduling solutions were designed around BMC’s Business Service Management (BSM) concept,” said John Cheng, general manager of BMC Software's mainframe business in Greater China. “With Control-M’s cross-platform features, the Bank of Communications can easily link and automate processes and workflows across all its diverse systems from a single screen. With years of experience in systems automation and management, BMC continues to provide customers the most powerful and cost-effective solutions for their IT management needs."
“BMC Control-M has standardized our work processes, integrating batch jobs across different platforms and systems, guaranteeing process—and business—continuity, giving the bank a solid foundation and the flexible support it needs to grow and expand,” Xiu said. “We can now improve operations and service quality and are prepared to meet all our customers’ present and future needs.”
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