Government agencies reduce processing delays and increase operational efficiencies with OpCon
In 2016, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) concluded that many of U.S. federal agencies have a need to address aging legacy systems in their various IT departments. This conclusion was made after looking at increasing operations and maintenance (O&M) investments from seven years prior, which left a fiscal resulted in a $7.3 billion decline from fiscal years in development, modernization, and enhancement activities. The study identified numerous O&M investments that the GAO considered medium to high-risk. For example, the Department of Defense uses 8-inch floppy disks in a legacy system that coordinates the operational functions of the nation’s nuclear forces. For government agencies facing these types aging legacy issues and overwhelming O&M expenditures, SMA Solutions and OpCon can provide help through one of two paths, optimizing legacy systems with workload automation or automating the modernization project and future environment.
Reduce Federal Enterprise O&M Costs and Risks by Implementing OpCon
With very specific process requirements, numerous legacy dependency systems and resource restraints, replacing entire systems might not be immediately feasible for some agencies. Luckily, our workload automation solution OpCon brings true, event-driven automation to every major legacy operating system and application. Bringing automation to out-of-date processes increase their reliability, reduces necessary resources, and eliminates the risk of lost legacy knowledge. OpCon centralizes all workloads under a single point-of-control.
Make Modernization Successful Through our Workload Automation Solution, OpCon
Adding workload automation to a modernization project reduces the time, risk and resources required. The result is an agency that is able to move from an accidental architecture to one that is specifically designed to support future workloads. Additionally, it allows an agency to move from existing manual processes to new automated ones. The improvements in efficiency and reliability empower an agency to become more reliable and agile.
Contact us today to find out how SMA Solutions can automate your government operations.
From April through December of 2007, we saved 2,001,230 operational keystrokes.
Our effectiveness, capacity and reputation have improved since the implementation of OpCon. It has definitely enhanced value to the credit union.
We really felt that OpCon was going to that deeper layer to automate the things that are truly a concern to us.
People inside the credit union as well as customers outside have noticed and complimented us on the improvement in service.
Without the automation, we’d have to have at least one dedicated position just to run and monitor the daily scheduling.
We need to be able to rely on systems that can support all our business and supply chain processes cost-effectively – and in real time.
We eliminated both the human error and the human stress levels associated with a manual failover process.
Event-driven automation in OpCon also lets us do things we never would have attempted in a manual environment. For instance, we have jobs that schedule jobs, and jobs that are triggered when an external event occurs. We haven’t yet found any scenario that OpCon can’t automate.
We have yet to find something we want to do that OpCon can’t automate. We’re still finding new things to do with OpCon.
I was amazed with the support and responsiveness we received when one of our systems would not communicate with our schedule activity monitor. SMASolutions called me back in less than 15 minutes with the solution. It makes a big difference knowing that someone will respond promptly with all the necessary resources. This is precisely what defines the quality of a company’s products and services.