Advanced Systems Concepts' ActiveBatch

Workload management is a boring but necessary function for organizations having complex, multi-platform and hybrid IT/manual processes. ActiveBatch can put all of those functions under management control.

Advanced Systems Concepts, Inc. is a rather hard to find company on the web - just search for "Advanced Systems" to see what I mean. Searching for the company's product, ActiveBatch, produces far more interesting responses. Although it could seem boring, workload management is vital to the operations of a medium or large organization.

ActiveBatch is a cross platform framework allowing designers to combine new and existing tasks that include packaged applications, custom applications and even manual processes into managed, repeatable workflows. The capabilities of ActiveBatch could be used to support unattended operations. It could also be used to provide complete end-to-end management. Improved efficiency, better performance and lower overall costs are just some of the benefits of Advanced System Concepts' Event Architecture.

It is not all roses, however. Advanced Systems Concepts faces strong competition from folks such as IBM/Tivoli, CA, BMC and a few others who are offering some or all of the same base capabilities. If one considers the pricing, usability and support of both manual and IT functions, Advanced System Concepts' ActiveBatch is certainly worth consideration.