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Record savings achieved through participation in collaborative programs, use of solutions combining clinical, supply chain, and operational data to enhance performance.

By providing higher quality, more cost-effective care, hospitals and health system members of the Premier healthcare alliance achieved a record combined member-validated savings of nearly $1.4 billion in its fiscal 2010.

Over the past year, the alliance, which has partnered with IBM on cost-cutting initiatives, grew to more than 2,500 U.S. hospitals and 73,000-plus other healthcare sites that use the power of collaboration to make significant quality and cost improvements.

“Our industry continues to face challenges in integrating clinical practices, lowering costs and, above all, making people healthier," said Premier board chair Michael Connelly, president and CEO of Catholic Health Partners, a 33-hospital system based in Cincinnati. “We’re benefitting from the nationwide knowledge and support that this membership offers, and it’s making a clear impact on the quality and cost-effectiveness of the care we provide."

Said Premier's president and CEO Susan DeVore, “Too often the healthcare debate focuses on what’s wrong in the current system, though there is much being done right. Members of the Premier alliance exist to improve community health by delivering quality service that keeps patients out of the hospital or ensures they are getting back home safe and sound, all the while making care more affordable.”

Integrating clinical, supply and operational information

Premier members are benefitting from Premier’s unique ability to combine clinical and supply chain data to improve performance. Working with Premier Consulting Solutions, Heartland Regional Medical Center of St. Joseph, Mo., improved care quality and safety in their cardiovascular services and saved more than $3.3 million using Premier’s integrated technologies. Additionally, SSM Wisconsin saved more than $2.2 million and Presbyterian Healthcare Services of Albuquerque, N.M., identified nearly $2 million in savings with supply chain and clinical improvement data.

Providers that joined the alliance or expanded their partnership with Premier over the previous year include:

  • Valley Medical Center, which left Premier for MedAssets in 2007, only to restore its Premier membership and save more than $1 million in just 45 days.
  • Continuum Health Partners Inc., formerly a Broadlane/MedAssets member, signed a six-year contract with Premier and GNYHA Services for group purchasing of medical/surgical/pharmaceutical supplies. They also joined Premier’s QualityConnect™ program.
  • Marshfield Clinic, one of the largest private group medical practices in Wisconsin and in the U.S., joined Premier as an owner.
  • Billings Clinic a multi-specialty physician group practice and 270-bed hospital, confirmed its ownership in Premier.
  • Hartford HealthCare, a nonprofit hospital system in Connecticut, announced a seven-year contract with GNYHA Services, Premier and Nexera. They also joined Premier programs that reduce costs while supporting continuous improvements in clinical quality and patient safety.

Efficiencies and savings

Premier's supply chain efficiency efforts with members resulted in Premier returning a record $282 million in cash distributions to its owner not-for-profit hospitals and health systems in its fiscal 2010. Total member supply spend exceeded $36 billion in 2010.

To date, approximately 200 hospitals and health systems representing more than $3.7 billion in supply chain purchasing volume have joined Premier's ASCEND (Accelerated Supply Chain Endeavor) program, designed to help participants achieve and sustain rapid improvements in supply chain performance and efficiency. ASCEND participants saved more than $23 million in one year while identifying a potential $5.5 million in savings through proper standardization and utilization of trash can liners alone.

Over the past year, 1,400 members participating in Premier’s failure-to-supply pharmacy program saved more than $3.5 million. Premier's PharmacyConnect pharmacy support program launched the failure-to-supply initiative to help alliance members optimize recovery for drug shortage costs.

In its fiscal 2010, Premier’s Continuum of Care program added 8,400 new non-acute care members for a total of 72,500. The new members represent $1 billion of Premier's Continuum of Care $6.3 billion annual supply purchasing spend.

Performance improvement collaboratives and solutions

In November, Premier released results from its QUEST®: High Performing Hospitals collaborative. In just two years, 157 QUEST hospitals saved an estimated 22,164 lives and reduced healthcare spending by $2.13 billion. QUEST participants' observed mortality is 5 percent lower than non-participants when compared to what was expected. At the same time, national costs for inpatient care have increased by 14 percent over the course of the project, compared to a mere 2 percent cost increase among the QUEST hospitals.

Premier launched its Accountable Care Implementation Collaborative and Accountable Care Readiness Collaborative in 2010. Overall, approximately 85 health systems representing more than 320 hospitals are working to improve population health status through enhanced care coordination, efficiency, quality and patient satisfaction.

In part motivated by an overall drive toward accountable care, Premier has embarked in an industry-leading partnership with IBM to integrate health information on a single data platform across member hospitals and other healthcare sites to gain insights on, measure and improve the health of the population.

Participants in the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)/Premier Hospital Quality Incentive Demonstration™ (HQID) value-based purchasing project continue to improve patient outcomes. HQID served as a basis for CMS' proposal to Congress for a national value-based purchasing program. With more than five years of experience as part of the program, participants also helped to inform the implementing of regulations for value-based purchasing, which were announced earlier this year.

Hospitals participating in QualityConnect and LaborConnect saved more than $400 million last year through improvements in clinical performance and enhancements to professional practice evaluation, as well as labor productivity and management.

Premier’s SafetyConnect helps providers avoid Medicare payment penalties and cut costs by working to reduce healthcare-associated infections. McLeod Health recently decided to more effectively monitor their infection data with SafetyConnect’s automated solution.

The Department of Health & Human Services' Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality awarded a three-year demonstration grant to extend the Premier Perinatal Safety Initiative.

Additionally, 87 Premier hospital and health system members of Premier Insurance Management Services Inc. saved $4 million by participating in sponsored insurance programs last year. 

IBM and the Premier healthcare alliance announced last January plans to integrate health information from across hospitals and other healthcare sites. More than 2,400 hospitals and thousands of other healthcare sites are benefiting from this model to help improve clinical outcomes, reduce waste and prepare for new methods of delivering care required by health reform.

IBM and Premier are developing an industry-first technology platform to gain insights on, measure and improve the health of the population. This is supporting hospitals, doctors and other health providers in working together to enhance patient safety while reducing the overuse of procedures, readmissions, unnecessary ER visits and hospital-acquired conditions. 

Recent research from the Institute of Medicine and the Archives of Internal Medicine suggests enhanced use of health data is needed to reduce fragmentation of medical information that results in higher medical costs and increased likelihood of adverse medical events. In most healthcare settings, the data needed to make these improvements is stored in many different formats and multiple locations. This same information also needs to be made more accessible to support accountable care organizations mandated under the Affordable Care Act that reimburse providers for quality of care, not volume of care. 

According to Dan Pelino, general manager, IBM healthcare and life sciences, "Without access to this data, the majority of providers simply cannot offer the type of accountable care that regulations require and patients deserve. Our work with Premier will help clinical, administrative and financial decision makers easily and efficiently access information that could improve care. This is a necessity to transform healthcare delivery, bending the cost curve while improving the quality of care." 

The initiative will access Premier's clinical, financial and operational comparative database, the nation's largest compilation of inpatient data containing nearly 20 percent of all U.S. hospital discharges. It will also incorporate non-hospital data (physician practice and other ambulatory settings) and health plan data. Examples of this data include:

  • Clinical data regarding how care was delivered and related outcomes;
  • Supply chain data that incorporates clinical outcomes with costs; and
  • Operational data regarding labor efficiency and overall operating costs.

The new industry standard, pre-integrated platform for data acquisition, transformation, real-time validation and meaningful metrics is built on the IBM Health Integration Framework. It is powered by IBM Smarter Analytics System with DB2 data warehouse. The IBM information management portfolio will be used to acquire, transform, validate and populate the jointly developed healthcare data model. Initiate software master data management and WebSphere Healthcare ESB provide a single view of the constituent or entity, identity resolution and data acquisition. WebSphere software provides clinical and business rules management. Tivoli software provides security and service management. Application development is built upon Rational software and a common user experience and collaboration is provided through Lotus software. The entire system runs on IBM POWER7 technology.

Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipient Premier healthcare alliance is a performance improvement alliance of more than 2,500 U.S. hospitals and 73,000-plus other healthcare sites using the power of collaboration to lead the transformation to high quality, cost-effective care. Owned by hospitals, health systems and other providers, Premier maintains the nation's most comprehensive repository of clinical, financial and outcomes information and operates a leading healthcare purchasing network. A world leader in helping deliver measurable improvements in care, Premier has worked with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and the United Kingdom's National Health Service North West to improve hospital performance. Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Premier also has an office in Washington. http://www.premierinc.com. Stay connected with Premier on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

By providing higher quality, more cost-effective care, hospitals and health system members of the Premier healthcare alliance achieved a record combined member-validated savings of nearly $1.4 billion in its fiscal 2010.

Over the past year, the alliance, which has partnered with IBM on cost-cutting initiatives, grew to more than 2,500 U.S. hospitals and 73,000-plus other healthcare sites that use the power of collaboration to make significant quality and cost improvements.

“Our industry continues to face challenges in integrating clinical practices, lowering costs and, above all, making people healthier," said Premier board chair Michael Connelly, president and CEO of Catholic Health Partners, a 33-hospital system based in Cincinnati. “We’re benefitting from the nationwide knowledge and support that this membership offers, and it’s making a clear impact on the quality and cost-effectiveness of the care we provide."

Said Premier's president and CEO Susan DeVore, “Too often the healthcare debate focuses on what’s wrong in the current system, though there is much being done right. Members of the Premier alliance exist to improve community health by delivering quality service that keeps patients out of the hospital or ensures they are getting back home safe and sound, all the while making care more affordable.”

Integrating clinical, supply and operational information

Premier members are benefitting from Premier’s unique ability to combine clinical and supply chain data to improve performance. Working with Premier Consulting Solutions, Heartland Regional Medical Center of St. Joseph, Mo., improved care quality and safety in their cardiovascular services and saved more than $3.3 million using Premier’s integrated technologies. Additionally, SSM Wisconsin saved more than $2.2 million and Presbyterian Healthcare Services of Albuquerque, N.M., identified nearly $2 million in savings with supply chain and clinical improvement data.

Providers that joined the alliance or expanded their partnership with Premier over the previous year include:

  • Valley Medical Center, which left Premier for MedAssets in 2007, only to restore its Premier membership and save more than $1 million in just 45 days.
  • Continuum Health Partners Inc., formerly a Broadlane/MedAssets member, signed a six-year contract with Premier and GNYHA Services for group purchasing of medical/surgical/pharmaceutical supplies. They also joined Premier’s QualityConnect™ program.
  • Marshfield Clinic, one of the largest private group medical practices in Wisconsin and in the U.S., joined Premier as an owner.
  • Billings Clinic a multi-specialty physician group practice and 270-bed hospital, confirmed its ownership in Premier.
  • Hartford HealthCare, a nonprofit hospital system in Connecticut, announced a seven-year contract with GNYHA Services, Premier and Nexera. They also joined Premier programs that reduce costs while supporting continuous improvements in clinical quality and patient safety.

Efficiencies and savings

Premier's supply chain efficiency efforts with members resulted in Premier returning a record $282 million in cash distributions to its owner not-for-profit hospitals and health systems in its fiscal 2010. Total member supply spend exceeded $36 billion in 2010.

To date, approximately 200 hospitals and health systems representing more than $3.7 billion in supply chain purchasing volume have joined Premier's ASCEND (Accelerated Supply Chain Endeavor) program, designed to help participants achieve and sustain rapid improvements in supply chain performance and efficiency. ASCEND participants saved more than $23 million in one year while identifying a potential $5.5 million in savings through proper standardization and utilization of trash can liners alone.

Over the past year, 1,400 members participating in Premier’s failure-to-supply pharmacy program saved more than $3.5 million. Premier's PharmacyConnect pharmacy support program launched the failure-to-supply initiative to help alliance members optimize recovery for drug shortage costs.

In its fiscal 2010, Premier’s Continuum of Care program added 8,400 new non-acute care members for a total of 72,500. The new members represent $1 billion of Premier's Continuum of Care $6.3 billion annual supply purchasing spend.

Performance improvement collaboratives and solutions

In November, Premier released results from its QUEST®: High Performing Hospitals collaborative. In just two years, 157 QUEST hospitals saved an estimated 22,164 lives and reduced healthcare spending by $2.13 billion. QUEST participants' observed mortality is 5 percent lower than non-participants when compared to what was expected. At the same time, national costs for inpatient care have increased by 14 percent over the course of the project, compared to a mere 2 percent cost increase among the QUEST hospitals.

Premier launched its Accountable Care Implementation Collaborative and Accountable Care Readiness Collaborative in 2010. Overall, approximately 85 health systems representing more than 320 hospitals are working to improve population health status through enhanced care coordination, efficiency, quality and patient satisfaction.

In part motivated by an overall drive toward accountable care, Premier has embarked in an industry-leading partnership with IBM to integrate health information on a single data platform across member hospitals and other healthcare sites to gain insights on, measure and improve the health of the population.

Participants in the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)/Premier Hospital Quality Incentive Demonstration™ (HQID) value-based purchasing project continue to improve patient outcomes. HQID served as a basis for CMS' proposal to Congress for a national value-based purchasing program. With more than five years of experience as part of the program, participants also helped to inform the implementing of regulations for value-based purchasing, which were announced earlier this year.

Hospitals participating in QualityConnect and LaborConnect saved more than $400 million last year through improvements in clinical performance and enhancements to professional practice evaluation, as well as labor productivity and management.

Premier’s SafetyConnect helps providers avoid Medicare payment penalties and cut costs by working to reduce healthcare-associated infections. McLeod Health recently decided to more effectively monitor their infection data with SafetyConnect’s automated solution.

The Department of Health & Human Services' Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality awarded a three-year demonstration grant to extend the Premier Perinatal Safety Initiative.

Additionally, 87 Premier hospital and health system members of Premier Insurance Management Services Inc. saved $4 million by participating in sponsored insurance programs last year. 

IBM and the Premier healthcare alliance announced last January plans to integrate health information from across hospitals and other healthcare sites. More than 2,400 hospitals and thousands of other healthcare sites are benefiting from this model to help improve clinical outcomes, reduce waste and prepare for new methods of delivering care required by health reform.

IBM and Premier are developing an industry-first technology platform to gain insights on, measure and improve the health of the population. This is supporting hospitals, doctors and other health providers in working together to enhance patient safety while reducing the overuse of procedures, readmissions, unnecessary ER visits and hospital-acquired conditions. 

Recent research from the Institute of Medicine and the Archives of Internal Medicine suggests enhanced use of health data is needed to reduce fragmentation of medical information that results in higher medical costs and increased likelihood of adverse medical events. In most healthcare settings, the data needed to make these improvements is stored in many different formats and multiple locations. This same information also needs to be made more accessible to support accountable care organizations mandated under the Affordable Care Act that reimburse providers for quality of care, not volume of care. 

According to Dan Pelino, general manager, IBM healthcare and life sciences, "Without access to this data, the majority of providers simply cannot offer the type of accountable care that regulations require and patients deserve. Our work with Premier will help clinical, administrative and financial decision makers easily and efficiently access information that could improve care. This is a necessity to transform healthcare delivery, bending the cost curve while improving the quality of care." 

The initiative will access Premier's clinical, financial and operational comparative database, the nation's largest compilation of inpatient data containing nearly 20 percent of all U.S. hospital discharges. It will also incorporate non-hospital data (physician practice and other ambulatory settings) and health plan data. Examples of this data include:

  • Clinical data regarding how care was delivered and related outcomes;
  • Supply chain data that incorporates clinical outcomes with costs; and
  • Operational data regarding labor efficiency and overall operating costs.

The new industry standard, pre-integrated platform for data acquisition, transformation, real-time validation and meaningful metrics is built on the IBM Health Integration Framework. It is powered by IBM Smarter Analytics System with DB2 data warehouse. The IBM information management portfolio will be used to acquire, transform, validate and populate the jointly developed healthcare data model. Initiate software master data management and WebSphere Healthcare ESB provide a single view of the constituent or entity, identity resolution and data acquisition. WebSphere software provides clinical and business rules management. Tivoli software provides security and service management. Application development is built upon Rational software and a common user experience and collaboration is provided through Lotus software. The entire system runs on IBM POWER7 technology.

Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipient Premier healthcare alliance is a performance improvement alliance of more than 2,500 U.S. hospitals and 73,000-plus other healthcare sites using the power of collaboration to lead the transformation to high quality, cost-effective care. Owned by hospitals, health systems and other providers, Premier maintains the nation's most comprehensive repository of clinical, financial and outcomes information and operates a leading healthcare purchasing network. A world leader in helping deliver measurable improvements in care, Premier has worked with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and the United Kingdom's National Health Service North West to improve hospital performance. Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Premier also has an office in Washington. http://www.premierinc.com. Stay connected with Premier on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

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    SB_HelpSystems_WC_GenericMany business still depend on RPG for their daily business processes and report generation.Wouldn’t it be nice if you could stop re-keying data between IBM i and other applications? Or if you could stop replicating data and start processing orders faster? Or what if you could automatically extract data from existing reports instead of re-keying? It’s all possible. Watch this webinar to learn about:

    • The data dilemma
    • 3 ways to stop re-keying data
    • Data automation in practice

    Plus, see how HelpSystems data automation software will help you stop re-keying data.

     

  • The Top Five RPG Open Access Myths....BUSTED!

    SB_Profound_WC_GenericWhen it comes to IBM Rational Open Access: RPG Edition, there are still many misconceptions - especially where application modernization is concerned!

    In this Webinar, we'll address some of the biggest myths about RPG Open Access, including:

    • Modernizing with RPG OA requires significant changes to the source code
    • The RPG language is outdated and impractical for modernizing applications
    • Modernizing with RPG OA is the equivalent to "screen scraping"

     

  • Time to Remove the Paper from Your Desk and Become More Efficient

    SB_HelpSystems_WC_GenericToo much paper is wasted. Attempts to locate documents in endless filing cabinets.And distributing documents is expensive and takes up far too much time.
    These are just three common reasons why it might be time for your company to implement a paperless document management system.
    Watch the webinar to learn more and discover how easy it can be to:

    • Capture
    • Manage
    • And distribute documents digitally

     

  • IBM i: It’s Not Just AS/400

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    IBM’s Steve Will talks AS/400, POWER9, cognitive systems, and everything in between

    Are there still companies that use AS400? Of course!

    IBM i was built on the same foundation.
    Watch this recorded webinar with IBM i Chief Architect Steve Will and IBM Power Champion Tom Huntington to gain a unique perspective on the direction of this platform, including:

    • IBM i development strategies in progress at IBM
    • Ways that Watson will shake hands with IBM i
    • Key takeaways from the AS/400 days

     

  • Ask the RDi Experts

    SB_HelpSystems_WC_GenericWatch this recording where Jim Buck, Susan Gantner, and Charlie Guarino answered your questions, including:

    • What are the “hidden gems” in RDi that can make me more productive?
    • What makes RDi Debug better than the STRDBG green screen debugger?
    • How can RDi help me find out if I’ve tested all lines of a program?
    • What’s the best way to transition from PDM to RDi?
    • How do I convince my long-term developers to use RDi?

    This is a unique, online opportunity to hear how you can get more out of RDi.

     

  • Node.js on IBM i Webinar Series Pt. 2: Setting Up Your Development Tools

    Profound Logic Software, Inc.Have you been wondering about Node.js? Our free Node.js Webinar Series takes you from total beginner to creating a fully-functional IBM i Node.js business application. In Part 2, Brian May teaches you the different tooling options available for writing code, debugging, and using Git for version control. Attend this webinar to learn:

    • Different tools to develop Node.js applications on IBM i
    • Debugging Node.js
    • The basics of Git and tools to help those new to it
    • Using NodeRun.com as a pre-built development environment

     

     

  • Inside the Integrated File System (IFS)

    SB_HelpSystems_WC_GenericDuring this webinar, you’ll learn basic tips, helpful tools, and integrated file system commands—including WRKLNK—for managing your IFS directories and Access Client Solutions (ACS). We’ll answer your most pressing IFS questions, including:

    • What is stored inside my IFS directories?
    • How do I monitor the IFS?
    • How do I replicate the IFS or back it up?
    • How do I secure the IFS?

    Understanding what the integrated file system is and how to work with it must be a critical part of your systems management plans for IBM i.

     

  • Expert Tips for IBM i Security: Beyond the Basics

    SB PowerTech WC GenericIn this session, IBM i security expert Robin Tatam provides a quick recap of IBM i security basics and guides you through some advanced cybersecurity techniques that can help you take data protection to the next level. Robin will cover:

    • Reducing the risk posed by special authorities
    • Establishing object-level security
    • Overseeing user actions and data access

    Don't miss this chance to take your knowledge of IBM i security beyond the basics.

     

     

  • 5 IBM i Security Quick Wins

    SB PowerTech WC GenericIn today’s threat landscape, upper management is laser-focused on cybersecurity. You need to make progress in securing your systems—and make it fast.
    There’s no shortage of actions you could take, but what tactics will actually deliver the results you need? And how can you find a security strategy that fits your budget and time constraints?
    Join top IBM i security expert Robin Tatam as he outlines the five fastest and most impactful changes you can make to strengthen IBM i security this year.
    Your system didn’t become unsecure overnight and you won’t be able to turn it around overnight either. But quick wins are possible with IBM i security, and Robin Tatam will show you how to achieve them.

  • How to Meet the Newest Encryption Requirements on IBM i

    SB PowerTech WC GenericA growing number of compliance mandates require sensitive data to be encrypted. But what kind of encryption solution will satisfy an auditor and how can you implement encryption on IBM i? Watch this on-demand webinar to find out how to meet today’s most common encryption requirements on IBM i. You’ll also learn:

    • Why disk encryption isn’t enough
    • What sets strong encryption apart from other solutions
    • Important considerations before implementing encryption

     

     

  • Security Bulletin: Malware Infection Discovered on IBM i Server!

    SB PowerTech WC GenericMalicious programs can bring entire businesses to their knees—and IBM i shops are not immune. It’s critical to grasp the true impact malware can have on IBM i and the network that connects to it. Attend this webinar to gain a thorough understanding of the relationships between:

    • Viruses, native objects, and the integrated file system (IFS)
    • Power Systems and Windows-based viruses and malware
    • PC-based anti-virus scanning versus native IBM i scanning

    There are a number of ways you can minimize your exposure to viruses. IBM i security expert Sandi Moore explains the facts, including how to ensure you're fully protected and compliant with regulations such as PCI.

     

     

  • Fight Cyber Threats with IBM i Encryption

    SB PowerTech WC GenericCyber attacks often target mission-critical servers, and those attack strategies are constantly changing. To stay on top of these threats, your cybersecurity strategies must evolve, too. In this session, IBM i security expert Robin Tatam provides a quick recap of IBM i security basics and guides you through some advanced cybersecurity techniques that can help you take data protection to the next level. Robin will cover:

    • Reducing the risk posed by special authorities
    • Establishing object-level security
    • Overseeing user actions and data access

     

     

     

  • 10 Practical IBM i Security Tips for Surviving Covid-19 and Working From Home

    SB PowerTech WC GenericNow that many organizations have moved to a work from home model, security concerns have risen.

    During this session Carol Woodbury will discuss the issues that the world is currently seeing such as increased malware attacks and then provide practical actions you can take to both monitor and protect your IBM i during this challenging time.

     

  • How to Transfer IBM i Data to Microsoft Excel

    SB_HelpSystems_WC_Generic3 easy ways to get IBM i data into Excel every time
    There’s an easy, more reliable way to import your IBM i data to Excel? It’s called Sequel. During this webinar, our data access experts demonstrate how you can simplify the process of getting data from multiple sources—including Db2 for i—into Excel. Watch to learn how to:

    • Download your IBM i data to Excel in a single step
    • Deliver data to business users in Excel via email or a scheduled job
    • Access IBM i data directly using the Excel add-in in Sequel

    Make 2020 the year you finally see your data clearly, quickly, and securely. Start by giving business users the ability to access crucial business data from IBM i the way they want it—in Microsoft Excel.

     

     

  • HA Alternatives: MIMIX Is Not Your Only Option on IBM i

    SB_HelpSystems_WC_GenericIn this recorded webinar, our experts introduce you to the new HA transition technology available with our Robot HA software. You’ll learn how to:

    • Transition your rules from MIMIX (if you’re happy with them)
    • Simplify your day-to-day activities around high availability
    • Gain back time in your work week
    • Make your CEO happy about reducing IT costs

    Don’t stick with a legacy high availability solution that makes you uncomfortable when transitioning to something better can be simple, safe, and cost-effective.

     

     

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  • Backup and Recovery on IBM i: Your Strategy for the Unexpected

    SB HelpSystems SC 5413Robot automates the routine tasks of iSeries backup and recovery, saving you time and money and making the process safer and more reliable. Automate your backups with the Robot Backup and Recovery Solution. Key features include:
    - Simplified backup procedures
    - Easy data encryption
    - Save media management
    - Guided restoration
    - Seamless product integration
    Make sure your data survives when catastrophe hits. Try the Robot Backup and Recovery Solution FREE for 30 days.

  • Manage IBM i Messages by Exception with Robot

    SB HelpSystems SC 5413Managing messages on your IBM i can be more than a full-time job if you have to do it manually. How can you be sure you won’t miss important system events?
    Automate your message center with the Robot Message Management Solution. Key features include:
    - Automated message management
    - Tailored notifications and automatic escalation
    - System-wide control of your IBM i partitions
    - Two-way system notifications from your mobile device
    - Seamless product integration
    Try the Robot Message Management Solution FREE for 30 days.

  • Easiest Way to Save Money? Stop Printing IBM i Reports

    SB HelpSystems SC 5413Robot automates report bursting, distribution, bundling, and archiving, and offers secure, selective online report viewing.
    Manage your reports with the Robot Report Management Solution. Key features include:

    - Automated report distribution
    - View online without delay
    - Browser interface to make notes
    - Custom retention capabilities
    - Seamless product integration
    Rerun another report? Never again. Try the Robot Report Management Solution FREE for 30 days.

  • Hassle-Free IBM i Operations around the Clock

    SB HelpSystems SC 5413For over 30 years, Robot has been a leader in systems management for IBM i.
    Manage your job schedule with the Robot Job Scheduling Solution. Key features include:
    - Automated batch, interactive, and cross-platform scheduling
    - Event-driven dependency processing
    - Centralized monitoring and reporting
    - Audit log and ready-to-use reports
    - Seamless product integration
    Scale your software, not your staff. Try the Robot Job Scheduling Solution FREE for 30 days.

  • ACO MONITOR Manages your IBM i 24/7 and Notifies You When Your IBM i Needs Assistance!

    SB DDL Systems 5429More than a paging system - ACO MONITOR is a complete systems management solution for your Power Systems running IBM i. ACO MONITOR manages your Power System 24/7, uses advanced technology (like two-way messaging) to notify on-duty support personnel, and responds to complex problems before they reach critical status.

    ACO MONITOR is proven technology and is capable of processing thousands of mission-critical events daily. The software is pre-configured, easy to install, scalable, and greatly improves data center efficiency.