Companies run many of their mission-critical processes on a growing array of Windows servers these days. Instead of automating nightly batch streams on a mainframe, data centers are running processes on multiple Windows servers using built-in schedulers like the Windows Task Scheduler applet or Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio.

Built-in schedulers often fall short when you need to include dependencies, the behavior of other applications, or the completion of business processes on other servers.

If your data center is starting to get out of control, it’s time to consider an enterprise scheduler, also known as workload automation.