A task scheduler, an automation or an integration tool?
VisualCron combines many features into one product. Through scheduling you can set your Jobs to run on a specific time or event. The Tasks in each Job automate scripts and eliminate human errors. Through various Tasks you can integrate different systems through file transfer and conversion.
There is no single way VisualCron is used. Yes, a lot of our users automate execution of batch files and file transfers but solutions are endless and limitless.
Jobs are like a placeholder for Tasks. In the Job you create Triggers and set the Tasks you want to run in order.
Tasks perform the actual work within a Job. It could be an Execute Task, SQL Task or FTP Task. Each Task has output; normal and error, so you can debug execution and notify you.
Triggers are a fundamental part of a Job. A Job can have one or more Triggers. Triggers start the Job, either base on time or an event in the system - like a file has been created.
In Connections we centralize information regarding connecting through various protocols (FTP,SQL,Cloud services etc). The idea is that you create a Connection once and then you are able to use it in many Tasks. If you need to change a password for example you change it only once - in one place.
Credentials are similar to Connections but store login information for Windows access. Whenever you want to run a specific Task with certain elevated rights you select an existing Credential. Same rules apply, if you need to change password for example you only change it once - in one place.
Variables are a way to create dynamic functions and to pass information between Tasks. For example, if a file is created through the file Trigger, Variables can be used to tell which file was created and the path to it. These kind of Variables can be placed in any field in VisualCron and will be resolved in runtime.
Conditions control the flow in a Job and between the Tasks. Through Conditions you can prevent a Job or Task from being run or skip to another Task because a certain condition is not met, like a file is missing or a Variable has a certain value.
Time exceptions prevents a Job from running because a certain day, hour or second is occuring. This is commonly used to prevent a Job from running on US holidays for example.
Notifications are like Tasks but global. It means that you design a Notification once and then will be able to re-use it in various places. This could be useful if you for example want to send out an email whenever a Job or Task is complete.
Innovation - make use of the technology, constantly providing new features and deliver the most effient software
Satisfaction - providing fast, personal, flexible support and exact results
Solutions - focus on providing a solution for complex problems and scenarios
Education - educate customers on best practices and usage. Keep the forum alive to enable customer knowledge exchange
Quality - deliver seamless, high security and fast performing software. Constantly enhance quality to provide better results
To solve and automate everyday Task scheduling for everyone. To support the latest technologies, standards and protocols by constantly update our software. To provide an interface that is easy to use and gives enough information to answer questions like; When did this Job run? What does it do? Who ran it? How did it go?
We want to move our product forward to further comply with enterprise scheduling, automation and integration standards.
Be the #1 choice when it comes to task scheduling, automation and integration. To always provide a competitive price and give instant ROI. To provide 100% user satisfaction on time.
SOME FUN FACTS
Here are some random fun facts about VisualCron
About half of our customers come from the US. South Africa only stands for 1% but we still love you anyway ;)
When asking for feedback 63% of our customers use the word 'love' - the other ones do not need to say it ‹3
Our biggest customer category is 'Legal & Financial' and stands for 18% - the smallest one 'Home & Garden' - but it is still growing
Trial to purchase
One third of those who download and try VisualCron purchases it. We guess that two thirds are Linux users who downloaded by mistake