Workload Simulation is accomplished using the integration of Forecasting, Workload Analysis and the Enhanced Path Analysis features within VISUALjob for TWS.
The goal when simulating is to determine the impact of additional TWS operations, or existing operations that may run longer or shorter or later and ultimately how will these operations affect the future service delivery (SLA) and the batch window. With VISUALjob for TWS you are able to identify the business impact of your TWS schedule changes way before they occur. When simulating, VISUALjob for TWS allows for the use of different statistical models for job averages, based upon the different type of production runs. Additional simulation models are available to make the VISUALjob for TWS Workload Simulation as realistic as possible.
Because of the various dependencies within a TWS job net, some operations are part of your critical path, while other may not be. VISUALjob for TWS has the ability to identify those jobs that are part of your critical path and will ultimately affect the duration of the batch window.
The VISUALjob for TWS Workload Simulation is the ultimate tool to understand future batch runs, perform what-if-scenarios, identify problems before they occur, reduce costly test cycles and to better communicate the effect of batch changes to the business users.
Gantt charts generated via the VISUALjob for TWS Workload Simulation functions can also be exported in standard image formats and printed.