best4Automic is a collection of modules that extends the Automic Automation Platform (formerly UC4) to include some important functions. b4A is based entirely on best practices which we have applied in many projects.
The idea behind b4A is to automate manual processes when working with the Automic AutomationEngine. With best4Automic Solution, we offer solutions in the following categories:
b4A was designed to automate extensive tasks, mass changes and recurring activities. Over 700 days of development work have already gone into b4A, together with a wealth of best practices.
The possible applications for b4A are varied. Whether it’s extensive analysis of your environment, mass changes to objects, completion of migration, clearing work, mapping of efficient transport and development processes or day-to-day activities: with b4A, you can not only achieve all this much faster, more easily and cheaply, but you also have the security of automated processes. In particular in environments with high compliance requirements, you can therefore document completion of complex tasks and organize them so that they can be tracked.
Overall, b4A consists of well over 100 standard modules that can be used in everyday life and to find solutions in projects.
Individually, the modules can already take a lot of work off you and save a huge amount of time. By combining individual modules you can create complex services.
b4A can also be used as a component of Automic objects. Overall, best4Automic is a solution that can be adapted flexibly to the needs of our customers.
Use b4A to implement transport processes effectively in your Automic AutomationEngine or to optimize your development processes via your Automic Workload Automation. Use the b4A solution to make mass changes in the context of projects (keyword naming conventions) or to complete adjustments to pending migrations automatically and with minimum effort. Or would you perhaps like to know which objects are still active or require evaluation or which activations have been completed for each business unit?
You can achieve all of this with b4A, and the list of functions is growing continually.
Installation of our best4Automic solution is largely independent of platform and it can run in all standard Unix, Linux and Windows environments. The following derivatives are supported and have been tested with b4A:
b4A uses the JAVA Runtime Environment (JRE) and requires Oracle Java 8u40. The cross-platform JRE is free of charge and is a prerequisite for working with b4A.
b4A uses the existing Java API in the AutomationEngine and is thus based on Automic standards, as used for the ECC and AWI of Automic Workload Automation.