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Hitachi JP1 Case Study

Singapore Epson Industrial Pte Ltd

Operation Issues

Singapore Epson Industrial Pte Ltd (Epson) does not have a central control over the many batch jobs that are being executed on the different platforms. Most of the jobs, including AS400 native jobs and Windows jobs were done separately. Too much attention was being focus on it and modification of workflows was a tedious process.


JP1 Automatic Job Scheduling / AS400 Linkage
Epson selects JP1 AS400 linkage to integrate jobs across AS400 and other server platform.

Epson awarded the first JP1 AS400 linkage project worldwide to Hitachi Asia Ltd. The project will enhance the operation effectiveness and efficiencies by integrating jobs across different platforms (AS400 and Window NT). With a friendly and easy to use GUI, job scheduling and configuration effort also improved.

Epson will also gain benefits in automation and recovery function that is part of JP1 Job Management module. Productivity improvement and cost reduction will deliver higher level of competitiveness to Epson.

The Benefits

  • Jobs Automation
    JP1 Automatic Job Management enables Epson to automatically submit, monitor, and manage all these jobs using predefined scheduling criteria. This enables the effective execution of hundred of batch jobs with complex preconditions across the network. JP1 AS400 Linkage enables closer integration of AS400 jobs with other applications on other servers.

  • Reduce manual processing and associated errors
    With the JP1's capability, batch jobs in the AS400 machine no longer needs to be trigger manually. They can be scheduled to run even after office hours or in the weekend.

  • Enhanced Scheduler
    With a comprehensive scheduler, CUSTOMER can define reporting jobs to run such as at the last working day or first working day of the month or at particular events occurrence.

  • User friendly and effective GUI
    In addition, JP1 provides an intuitive way to check job status, using color symbol to indicate actual status. When an error occurs during a sequence of batch-processing tasks, it is normally a time-consuming process to identify the source of the error. In contrast, the display generated by JP1 quickly tells you where the problem is located.

  • Improved operations
    JP1 is contributing to labor savings and stability in the operation of a global system. The system JP1 provides flexibility to changes and CUSTOMER already has achieved rapid development and the round-the-clock, non-stop operation of a system that supports the company's global management needs for speed and prioritization.
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