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Manage Job Control Language (JCL) on the Mainframe

Comprehensive Production JCL Management

JOB/SCAN is a full-featured and easy-to-use solution for managing job control language (JCL) on the mainframe. It offers standard capabilities for managing JCL in single-system sysplex z/OS environments, while PRO/JCL offers more advanced JCL management capabilities and supports more complex z/OS environments.

JOB/SCAN with DevOps Enablement

In addition to providing core JCL management capabilities, JOB/SCAN also offers optional DevOps enablement to support enterprises running DevOps and Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery (CI/CD) initiatives.

Adding DevOps enablement to JOB/SCAN gives developers more flexibility and capabilities beyond traditional JCL management in an ISPF interface. JOB/SCAN’s Eclipse plugin enables developers to manage JCL within modern integrated development environments (IDE) like Compuware Topaz® Workbench and IBM IDz. DevOps enablement also provides JOB/SCAN with a RESTful web services API that enables integration with automation solutions like Jenkins.

With JOB/SCAN, you can:
Simplify JCL Management. Reduce the complexity of JCL management through DevOps interfaces and integrations.
Improve Developer Productivity. Automate critical aspects of JCL management to reduce manual effort.
Reduce Errors and Improve Quality. Simulate the z/OS operating system and detect production JCL errors before execution.
Reduce Costs and Improve SLAs. Eliminate costly reruns and meet service-level agreements (SLAs) more reliably.

JOB/SCAN gives you the power to:

  • Enable DevOps. Include JCL management in DevOps toolchains through leading Eclipse IDEs
  • Integrate with CI/CD solutions. for increased automation, and interface and integrate with schedulers and automation solutions from Rocket and other vendors
  • Interface with Data Center Solutions. Interface with library management, tape management, change control, scheduling, security, and other products
  • Automate JCL Changes. Make global or selective changes to an entire production environment for improved consistency
  • Automate JCL Standards Enforcement. Automatically enforce site-specific standards for improved compliance
  • Reformat JCL. Reformat JCL statements according to user specifications
  • Simulate z/OS. Detect central syntax and run-time JCL errors, including Db2 and IMS