Workload Automation & Job Scheduling

Maintain service levels across a diverse mix of platforms and applications with unified enterprise workload automation and job scheduling.

What is Workload Automation (WLA)?

Workload Automation

Workload automation is a technology that ensures your organization’s jobs are executing reliably and securely throughout your entire environment. Bring together jobs running on-premises, in the cloud, and even in multi-step workflows that integrate disparate systems and applications.

Benefits of Workload Automation

WLA helps your team streamline workloads across new and existing applications and platforms to:

  • Free up time
  • Save money
  • Reduce risks
  • Stay compliant

What is Job Scheduling?


Job scheduling software automates batch processes like end-of-day (EOD), scripts, cross-platform workflows, and more. With automated job scheduling, your enterprise can achieve seamless, unattended job execution that optimizes resources to run jobs in a sequence, at a specified time, or based on a trigger, allowing you to better define, manage, and monitor critical batch processes in one solution that orchestrates your entire schedule.

Difference Between Job Scheduling and Workload Automation

While the terms job scheduling and workload automation have been used interchangeably, there are key differences to note between the closely related technologies. Job scheduling is a tool for automating IT processes, usually done on a platform-by-platform basis (think: native schedulers like Windows Task Scheduler, cron, etc.)

Workload automation is a tool for automating and orchestrating a series of background processes to support cross-platform workflows with cross-system dependencies. WLA tools can orchestrate business processes on an enterprise scale and go beyond simple automation.

Put the most simply, workload automation is an advanced, more flexible form of job scheduling.

Benefits of Job Scheduling Software


Enterprise job scheduling software allows organizations to define, manage, and monitor critical batch processes. Orchestrating your job schedule helps support critical IT processes and better align them with business objectives, helping your team:

Minimize time spent on routine, manual IT tasks to boost productivity

Avoid downtime by reducing job failures

Meet SLAs to better maintain customer satisfaction

Keep your focus on strategic tasks by optimizing resources

Centralize the orchestration of critical batch processes

Better enforce enterprise security

Why Use Enterprise Workload Automation and Job Scheduling Software Solutions

Job Scheduling

A centralized approach to job scheduling and workload automation is the key to efficiency across your entire organization. With centralization, batch processes that typically consume a costly mix of resources to run across separate environments can be managed from a single command center. This enables you to define, manage, and monitor critical processes, while reducing overhead and optimizing how your staff works as it delivers on requests and expectations.


  • Complete workloads better, faster, and more reliably
  • Centralize security and control for all jobs with a single schedule
  • Focus on critical processes by automating routine batch jobs

Fortra's Workload Automation and Job Scheduling

Workload automation software from Fortra enables organizations around the world to increase productivity, eliminate downtime, and save costs.


Enterprise workload automation software
for diverse set of platforms and applications


Robot Schedule

Leading batch management and job
scheduling software for IBM i (iSeries, AS/400)


See How Workload Automation and Job Scheduling Can Transform Your Processes