Aspen InfoPlus.21®

For my personal learning from Aspen InfoPlus.21

It’s an information management system for real-time manufacturing processes.

Basically you buy an empty box. On top you can purchase additional applications, for instance:

  • Batch.21 to track batches.
  • AspenCalc to create specific calculations without programming.
  • Aspen CIM-IO for interfaces to plant measurements.
  • Aspen SQLplus, it’s a real-time applications development (all you don’t have in other products, you can do it here).
  • Aspen Event.21 process events and alarms.
  • Aspen Health Monitor; it can monitor of multiple IP.21 systems.
  • Aspen KPI Builder; it allows you create real-time, operational KPIs.

People who work with these systems need to be properly trained, they have to attend a training course that InfoPlus provides, for instance:

  • PME101 Aspen InfoPlus.21: Real Time Information Management Foundation
  • PME305 Aspen InfoPlus.21: Advanced System Administration
  • PME123 Aspen Calc: Using and Configuring
  • PME311 Aspen InfoPlus.21: Applications Development

Control-M (batch scheduling)

For my personal learning (from Wikipedia)

Control-M is workload automation (traditionally called batch scheduling ) software produced by BMC Software, originally written for mainframes but also available for distributed computing platforms including Unix, Windows, Linux and OpenVMS environments.

BMC Software claims that Control-M is the most widely used scheduling software in large enterprises. It has many features which help maintain an organized job flow environment. It is mostly used in relation to finance and accounting where it can schedule JCL or scripts that perform daily, monthly, yearly tasks. Tasks in this sense could be anything, for example, calculating the month revenue and expenditure.
Control-M can also schedule jobs to run in set intervals such as every 15 minutes, every hour, etc…
Control-M can be integrated with applications such as SAP and Oracle’s PeopleSoft, to act as a scheduling organizer in these platforms.
With the addition of BMC Batch Discovery in 2007, Control-M is now positioned to integrate directly into the Remedy Configuration Management Database (CMDB). This integration helps identify the relationships between batch processes and other business and IT infrastructure components.