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ASG-becubic
Category:
Systems Management
ASG-becubic handles information about application components constructed in more than 100 different technologies, including: programming, command, and job control languages, teleprocessing monitors, screen generators, middleware, database management systems, and schedulers. The application components can be dynamically discovered by ASG-becubic as they are running in the enterprise’s distributed environment, or a current view of the application can be maintained via interfaces with an enterprise’s configuration management tools.

ASG-Cortex-MS
Category:
Systems Management
ASG-Cortex-MS (Migration System) is a set of customizable software tools and a method for migrating an IT center from VSE/ESA operating systems to z/OS or OS/390. It automates most of the tasks involved in migration — with no disruption in day-to-day IT production. Without Cortex-MS, a complete migration may take six to nine months to complete. Cortex-MS uses the en masse switchover technique, making it possible to migrate all of your applications in just a couple of days. Cortex-MS has migrated hundreds of sites worldwide.

ASG-Cortex-Plan
Category:
JCL/Job Management
Part of the ASG-Cortex-OMS™ suite, ASG-Cortex-Plan™ provides job scheduling services that simplify application definition, maximize OS/390® resources, and streamline workload execution, thus enabling unattended operations. Extracting job scheduling information from descriptions stored in the production database, ASG-Cortex-Plan is a sophisticated OS/390 scheduler that plans, schedules, submits, and monitors DP production. When problems arise, ASG-Cortex-Plan solves them automatically.

ASG-Cortex-Prep
Category:
JCL/Job Management
Part of the ASG-Cortex-OMS™ suite, ASG-Cortex-Prep™ streamlines job setup in OS/390® environments by providing services for entering, formatting, and computing values for job variables. ASG-Cortex-Prep is an interactive system that makes job preparation easier by providing a user-friendly interface and by carrying out most tasks automatically. Job preparation is also made more reliable because no manual intervention with process flows is required, thus avoiding errors. Also, the graphical interface makes it possible to prepare jobsets (job streams) on a flowchart basis.

ASG-Cortex-RE
Category:
JCL/Job Management
ASG-Cortex-RE gathers JCL information by analyzing current operations under OS/390®. It loads selected information into the ASG-Cortex-Pdb™ operations management repository, then lets Cortex-Pdb generate OS/390 JCL in accordance with the new standards

ASG-DBOL
Category:
IDMS
ASG-DBOL (Database Online) is an online utility that dynamically retrieves and updates data on any IDMS database. With DBOL, you can issue IDMS commands (obtain, modify, erase, etc.) directly from your terminal. A component of this product, the DBOL/LRF™ (Logical Record Facility) tool will automatically format logical records for you.

ASG-Doc-Aid
Category:
JCL/Job Management
ASG-Doc-Aid provides your organization with an automated solution for creating and maintaining job documentation. Doc-Aid runs under TSO/ISPF or native VTAM. It gathers information directly from JCL and sets up screens so that the documentation correctly reflects your job and its components.

ASG-DOCU/TEXT
Category:
JCL/Job Management
ASG-DOCU/TEXT® is designed to help any data center with their production JCL environment by generating operations and systems documentation from existing sources within the data center. In addition, textual information, such as restart instructions, may be added. ASG-DOCU/TEXT provides a centralized documentation management solution for single LPAR data centers. Data sources include JCL, DB2, IMS, and several mainframe scheduling products (ASG-Zeke™, TWS, ESP, and others). Repository options include VSAM files and PDS libraries.

ASG-Existing Systems Workbench
Category:
Systems Management
The ASG-ESW Suite is a comprehensive, integrated tool set that supports legacy application reengineering and maintenance processes by providing a lifecycle solution for managing your existing systems. The ASG-ESW Suite works in conjunction with the ASG Application Management product family. The ASG-ESW Suite supports applications reengineering tasks including the general inspection tasks of revealing program structure, relationship tracing, and exposing program deviations. ASG-ESW uses its Analytical Engine™ to populate its Application Knowledge Repository™ (AKR™). You can access a wealth of information about your applications. Using the products in the ASG-ESW Suite helps you leverage the potential power of information stored in the AKR.

ASG-Fast Access
Category:
IDMS
ASG-Fast Access® reduces your processing time for CA-IDMS® database read, load, and update jobs. Fast Access® performs I/O by acquiring extra buffer storage and loading it by track– or cylinder-increments – satisfying program requests for I/O at higher CPU speeds.

ASG-INFO/X
Category:
Systems Management
ASG-INFO/X® Enterprise is designed to automatically capture, cross-reference, and make available current information about production environments. IT personnel can better analyze the impact of changes to production components and avoid mistakes that cause costly production outages. ASG-INFO/X Enterprise provides a centralized asset management solution for multiple LPAR data centers. (Data sources include JCL, DB2, IMS, and mainframe scheduling products, ASG-Zeke™, TWS, ESP, and others.) CICS and CSECT information is also collected and stored in the ASG-INFO/X Repository (DB2 database).

ASG-JCLPREP
Category:
JCL/Job Management
ASG-JCLPREP is a comprehensive JCL management solution that automates JCL changes, standards enforcement, conversion, and tuning — eliminating hours of exhaustive programming for staff. Flexible and easy to use, JCLPREP streamlines operations, improves your data center's productivity, and reduces downtime in your production system by eliminating errors.

ASG-JOB/SCAN
Category:
JCL/Job Management
ASG-JOB/SCAN®, a JCL validation and standards enforcement product, is specifically designed to help single LPAR data centers (with COBOL or Assembler expertise for JCL standards programs) operate an error-free production JCL environment.

ASG-KeyPlus
Category:
Data Transfer
ASG-KeyPlus is an online, data entry system that runs on IBM and IBM-compatible mainframes using standard 3270-type terminals. It incorporates all features of off-line data entry systems (e.g., immediate response time) with the benefits & functionality of online systems.

ASG-Life Cycle Manager
Category:
Change Management
ASG-Life Cycle Manager (LCM) is an easy-to-use, menu-driven software product that controls changes to software or documents and ensures only authorized changes are incorporated into sanctioned baselines, releases, or production environments. LCM brings order to the development process by helping to control the migration of changes throughout the software or document life cycle.

ASG-ODE
Category:
Data Transfer
ASG-ODE (Online Data Entry) is an online tool designed for reliable heads-down data entry, data entry application development, sophisticated system control facilities, and standard data entry activities.ODE is user-oriented, powerful, and advanced software that is easy to use, making it ideal for novice and expert users alike. ODE eliminates the need for additional hardware by allowing direct entry to mainframe files. It will run in a CICS® environment or a VTAM-based environment and does not require key-to-disk, key-to-tape, or key-to-diskette hardware. In addition, ODE avoids delays caused by creating batches and transporting data.

ASG-OpsCentral
Category:
Systems Management
ASG-OpsCentral provides a standardized interface that will allow Operations Management personnel to centrally manage the workload across the enterprise. This includes the ability to define and manage scheduling workloads for multiple ASG-Zeke™ and ASG-Zena™ implementations. Workloads can be managed by individual system or in a consolidated fashion via the "Commonview" facility.

ASG-Outbound Enterprise
Category:
Data Transfer
With the ASG-Outbound Enterprise Application Programming Interface (API), user-developed programs read and write individual records randomly or sequentially to and from data sets of other operating systems/CPUs.

ASG-PathPoint
Category:
Application Development
ASG-PathPoint™ is a mainframe application analysis tool that provides a new execution-based approach for understanding how mainframe applications “really work.” The solution enables application analysts, programmers, and testers to gain an accurate, fact-based understanding of mainframe applications through a unique approach.

ASG-PRO/JCL
Category:
JCL/Job Management
ASG-PRO/JCL®, an advanced JCL validation and standards enforcement product, is specifically designed to help multiple LPAR data centers (with REXX expertise for JCL standards programs) achieve and operate a production JCL environment that is error-free, standardized, and optimized.

ASG-Replication Suite
Category:
IDMS
ASG-Replication Suite makes virtually any relational database a “home away from home” for mainframe CA-IDMS data. Whether the move is temporary or permanent, Replication Suite permits IDMS data to be synchronously replicated from a legacy database and distributed to virtually any combination of relational databases, regardless of the platform or location. Replication Suite enables data to be distributed selectively from IDMS for use by Web-enabled, client/server, desktop, mobile, or mainframe applications via a comprehensive set of tools. Replication Suite is the premier single-vendor solution for fast, automated, reliable data replication.

ASG-Rochade
Category:
Business Intelligence
ASG-Rochade is a metadata management solution for large and medium-sized organizations. It is a strategic, facilitating technology that manages information about data and systems across your enterprise. Being a leader in the market, ASG-Rochade excels at improving understanding, communications, and productivity for business and technical users. It provides the context for information to help ensure that it is accurate, reliable, and thoroughly understood when making a decision that involves diverse sources of data.

ASG-SmartEdit
Category:
Application Development
ASG-SmartEdit is the COBOL-intelligent editor for ASG-Existing Systems Workbench™ (ESW®), an integrated, life cycle solution for managing your company's existing systems.SmartEdit uses the Analytical Engine™ to provide COBOL program intelligence to the ISPF editor, facilitating any changes to COBOL application programs. SmartEdit increases your organization's comprehension of COBOL programs — enabling staff to quickly make changes to resume program production faster.

ASG-SmartFile
Category:
DASD/Dataset Management, Storage Management
ASG-SmartFile is a powerful, yet simple-to-use file and data management solution for OS/390® and DB2. ASG-SmartFile provides easy access to multiple file OS/390 file types, such a PDS, PDSE, SAM, and VSAM, as well as extensive support for managing DB2 tables. ASG-SmartFile reduces the arduous tasks associated with managing several different data types. It eliminates the need to write custom scripts or one-off programs usually needed to move or convert data. ASG-SmartFile not only helps manage data, it also improves developer productivity and overall data integrity.

ASG-SmartFile™/MVS
Category:
DASD/Dataset Management, Storage Management
ASG-SmartFile/MVS provides test data management for VSAM, PDS, and Sequential datasets for ASG-Existing Systems Workbench™ (ESW®), an integrated lifecycle solution for managing your company’s existing systems. ASG-SmartFile/MVS provides powerful data editing and manipulation for VSAM, Sequential, and PDS datasets. You can use ASG-SmartFile/MVS to quickly manipulate existing data and create test data from production data by copying, extracting, and updating datasets. With its interactive and full screen features, your application programmers, system programmers, and other MIS professionals will easily master ASG-SmartFile/MVS — quickly paving the way for more efficient MVS file management.

ASG-SmartTune
Category:
Performance Management
ASG-SmartTune™ can be used to diagnose performance characteristics of poorly performing application programs. This, in turn, helps pinpoint areas that require tuning at the application code level. ASG-SmartTune runs on the z/OS operating system and can monitor application programs running in the CICS, DB2, and IMS environments. Overall, it can help your IT organization run more efficiently.

ASG-Sync
Category:
DASD/Dataset Management
ASG-Sync for z/OS™ and OS/390® manages data batches flowing between local or remote asynchronous IT processes. ASG-Sync streamlines your organization's data batch management by storing and documenting data batches in a separate catalog, which is a supplement to the operating system catalog. ASG-Sync collects any number of data set generations, as well as stores and manages them so the data set generations are available to applications or end users. With this process, altering your application JCL is not required.

ASG-TapeFinder
Category:
Tape Management, Storage Management
From one central location, ASG-TapeFinder monitors, detects, analyzes, and resolves tape media and tape dataset issues across your z/OS® or OS/390® environment. With powerful tools to sort, filter, trend, report, and drill-down for root-cause analysis, ASG-TapeFinder increases tape media efficiency and protects tape data storage. ASG-TapeFinder is the leading solution for organizing and managing s/390® tape storage.

ASG-ValidDate
Category:
Systems Management
ASG-ValidDate is a system programmer’s tool that manipulates the system date and/or time. ASG-ValidDate works at the operating system level and requires no changes to the applications it serves. It monitors date requests for configured users or tasks, allowing requests for non-configured elements to pass through freely. When it detects a service call for a pre-configured user or task, it intercepts the operating system’s response and modifies the result according to the configuration before passing it on to the application. It can return a fixed date, as well as add or subtract a pre-set value from the date and/or time response.

ASG-Workload Optimization Suite
Category:
JCL/Job Management
Increasing workloads and complex interdependencies between jobs make monitoring schedules and predicting batch performance difficult. Complex environments require proven solutions to forecast workloads, verify performance, and understand scheduling and Job Control Language (JCL) environments. ASG Workload Optimization Suite is comprised of ASG-Workload Planner™, ASG-Workload Analyzer™, and ASG-Workload Mapper™, and addresses all three of these important needs, allowing Production Control, Operations Management, and other data center staff to better manage critical batch processing environments.

ASG-Workload Scheduler
Category:
Schedule Management
ASG-Workload Scheduler is a dynamic scheduling tool that supplies your data center with the means to define, manage, execute, and monitor complicated workloads. It facilitates full cross-platform scheduling between the mainframe and UNIX and/or Windows NT® environment. ASG-Workload Scheduler provides complex functionality while maintaining an easy-to-use design. Because it balances workloads and sets priorities — even in heterogeneous and incompatible environments — ASG-Workload Scheduler prevents capacity overloads and provides a complete solution for optimal network utilization.

ASG-Zack
Category:
Schedule Management
ASG-Zack™ seamlessly manages system events and console activities, eliminating the need for the customized manual scripting that is normally associated with complex automation tasks. With simple “fill in the blank” rules definition, ASG-Zack handles automation requirements quickly and easily. Also, ASG-Zack provides advanced automation through standard IBM REXX capabilities.

ASG-Zara
Category:
Tape Management, Storage Management
ASG-Zara is a cost-effective, online media management system. Zara secures, audits, and monitors valuable IT data in an OS/390® environment, while providing real-time access to tape management data.

ASG-Zebb
Category:
JCL/Job Management
ASG-Zebb is an automated restart system that monitors jobs on one or multiple mainframe computers. It evaluates and logs the execution steps within jobs and provides automated restart and recovery capabilities. Zebb significantly reduces the amount of manual work required to restart or rerun jobs in OS/390® environments, dramatically reducing the possibility of human error and increasing productivity.

ASG-Zeke
Category:
Schedule Management, Console Automation
ASG-Zeke is an automated job scheduler that dynamically schedules and dispatches events, and monitors every aspect of your job schedule.Zeke provides wide ranging functionality, including system command scheduling, automatic variable calculation and substitution, step-level condition-code validation, workload balancing, schedule forecasting and simulation, SAF security, optional SMP/E support, simultaneous support for multiple JCL libraries, electronic vaulting capabilities, pre-built calendars, and other utilities. With the availability of the Zeke Automation Option, simple console automation capabilities can be defined and managed directly from ASG-Zeke.

ASG-Zeus
Category:
Output Management
Powered by ASG-Cypress™ technology, ASG-Zeus is an integrated output management and report distribution solution that provides extensive queue and printer management, enabling users to monitor the status of print jobs in real time and control the delivery of content to any enterprise destination.

TMON
Category:
Performance Management
TMON, ASG's performance management solution, empowers you to manage everything from business services to applications to specific technology components (CICS, DB2, Unix, etc.) however you deem necessary. By choosing the TMON geared specifically to your business needs, you have the ability, to maximize the true potential of your IT systems.

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