File Orchestration and Workflow Platform

3 Common Mistakes IT Managers Make that Cost Them Dearly

And Why They're Avoidable

There are several mistakes IT managers make that create major issues that can kill reaching the benefits of enterprise workflows. However, as damaging as these mistakes can be, they’re actually fairly easy to fix – all it takes is a...

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July 29, 2014

It's Just a Simple Matter of Programming

The buy vs. build dilemma

How did I get into this mess?

Sometimes customers come to us when they realize they are being held hostage to internally developed software or processes that address job scheduling and managed file transfers. Over the years they see these turn into a...

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July 07, 2014

Automation for Changing Workloads

Flux and ETL

One of the Use Cases for Flux

Flux is used to create and execute automated workflows that involve a combination of steps and tasks across servers. Flux can initiate time-based schedules, batch jobs through scripting, interface with databases through...

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July 06, 2014

Trigger Files - A Common Model to Initiate File Transfers

Simple workflow to initiate adhoc or on-demand file transfers

Oftentimes we are asked what is the most effective way to initiate a file transfer. Our answer - it depends!

But a common means of initiation is to have some executable process or customer software application prepare a file for transfer -...

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July 04, 2014

Monitor Updates (Aug. - Sep. 2014)

New features and bulk workflow operations coming in restyled monitor interface.

The Flux Operations Console has served Flux users reasonably well over the years, but as users have scaled their operations to many hundreds and sometimes thousands of workflows, the Operations Console has shown its age. As illustrated below, the existing console...

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June 24, 2014

Getting to Done Quickly

Data collection made easy for global healthcare provider using Flux

With Growth Comes Added Workflow Complexity

As businesses grow, what were once simple tasks often become unmanageable. Handling such growth effectively is a competitive advantage. Data collection tasks that were once simple, straightforward, and easy to manage often...

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June 22, 2014

Orchestrating the Processing of Digital Media

A common workflow for orchestrating digital media files

The nature of digital media varies widely, from check images to digital photos to PDF- formatted contracts and legal documents. Yet the activities performed against digital media are often common and repeated.

These repeatable activities are best...

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April 29, 2013

Demystifying ETL Automation

ETL Pain Points Resolved

One of our customers was discussing a requirement in which they launch their ETL tool every time they receive files from their trading partners. It does not surprise me when people use scripts to implement such use cases. While this may seem trivial in a happy world,...

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November 27, 2012

Five Best Practices in Managed File Transfer

Must-Haves for Trouble-Free File Transfers

When you embark on a new managed file transfer project or you just want to review your existing file transfer processes, here are 5 things for you to review in order to make your system more trustworthy to everyone involved and to create smoothly...

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October 21, 2011

Flux Workflow Surviving Despite Open Source

"How does one sell software if every other software in the same space is open source?"

Here's an interesting question, "How does one sell software if every other software in the same space is open source?" One would think that it would be an impossibility for a small company. However there's a bright ray of hope, Flux...

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March 18, 2005

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