The iSeries Dilemma
Historically, iSeries shops would have their developers and programmers write individual command language or high-level programming scripts to accommodate specific requests from each of the departments as needed. To save time and effort, these scripts would often have been replicated and tweaked based on new requests.
But what if the communication protocol changes or the IP address changes? What if there are updates to user IDs and passwords? Any of these fairly typical complications extends the programming life cycle, tying up valuable resources for research, programming, unit testing, QA, acceptance, and implementation.
This now begs the question: How can you manage all your file transfers logically and specifically by request without having to tie up a programming resource?
Minimizing the Programming Life Cycle and Streamline Workflows
The most practical solution is to transfer your iSeries FTP scripts to a . This allows you to separate management of the communication service from the file movement and manipulation. Effectively, you get to pick and choose when and how to communicate or where to place the file without requiring a programming resource.
An additional benefit of utilizing an MFT solution is that the scheduling of file transfers can also be relocated into the software, further allowing your programming staff to focus more on the internal file processing than the intricacies of communication and file placement. This and allows you to provide a solid solution to your requesting departments with a faster and improved turnaround time, not to mention a more manageable effort for future enhancements.
Once it has been configured, an MFT solution will change the way you initiate and maintain FTP requests from within your organization or from an outside resource. GoAnywhere MFT allows for a truly flexible transition into a "managed" file transfer that will allow you to re-focus your development and programming staff and allow for a quick return on your investment.