ICS ANNOUNCES KRONOS ENTERPRISE SCHEDULER 4.10
Paramus, NJ - May 31, 2002 - Indus Consultancy
Services (ICS) today announced the release of Version 4.10 of
Kronos Enterprise Scheduler, a full-featured J2EE job scheduling
system that diverse companies around the world from health care
managers to energy providers have come to rely on for the scheduling
of batch and event-driven jobs within their enterprise.
Version 4.10 has a number of user interface enhancements to simplify
the job definition and management process, including:
Another enhancement involves the definition of Weekend Policies and
Holiday Policies. The Weekend Policy defines on a job-by-job basis
whether or not the job can run on weekends. Similarly, the Holiday
Policy defines on a job-by-job basis which holidays (if any) the
job is allowed to run on. In previous releases, there were
separate rules to define what to do with a job that fell on a
weekend if it wasnít allowed to run, and what to do with a job
that fell on a holiday if it wasnít allowed to run. The new release
defines a single Disallowed Days Rule, that covers both holidays and
weekends, and provides a simpler and more error-free means to
handle these cases. The Disallowed Days Rule allows you to specify
whether the execution should be skipped, moved to the next allowable
day, or moved to the previous allowable day.
- Command Tasks now allow the specification of the Working Directory.
- In the Job Monitor, if a job
execution has result files associated with it, we now display the
filename and the directory path in separate fields, for easier
- The Job Type Panel in the Job
Wizard is easier to understand, with brief descriptions of the
purpose of each job type.
- Multiple E-Mail Attachments
are now entered in a list in the UI, rather than in a single field
separated by commas.
- The look-and-feel of the
rich-client application can now be set via the kronos.properties
file, and layout issues when using non-Windows look-and-feels have
- Error messages have been made more user-friendly.
Kronos Enterprise Schedulerís open API has been enhanced as well,
adding methods that accept the full name of a task or job as an
identifier, rather than requiring the ID to be passed. This
simplifies the integration of the product as a scheduling component
in customerís J2EE applications, since it enables them to write
code that accesses the jobs by a well-understood name of their
choosing, rather than a system-generated ID number.
Finally, Kronos Enterprise Scheduler 4.10 adds support for the
MySQL database. Upcoming releases plan to add support for
Cloudscape, PostgreSQL, and DB/2, as well as the Weblogic 7.0 and
iPlanet 6.5 application servers.
To find out more about Kronos Enterprise Scheduler, and learn why
companies like Definity Health, the Swedish National Debt Office,
Direct Hit Data, and others are selecting this powerful and
innovative product to handle their scheduling needs, visit the ICS
website at www.indcon.com.
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