When automating business processes, it is common to initiate processes based upon the completion of a transfer to that particular system – whether the data was transferred by an outside business partner or created on another system in the enterprise.
The common methods are:
Unfortunately, both methods are unreliable, and countless hours of production have been wasted processing incomplete data before discovering that either a transfer error had occurred or that processing started before the transfer had completed.
The only reliable method of automating business processes involving file transfers transfers is by using the information provided by the file transfer server itself.
Sentry Analytics™ monitors all file transfer servers enterprise-wide in real-time. Based upon its Automation Policies, it is able to initiate Automation Actions on any supported platform. Automation Actions can be scripted to execute custom logic. Examples include: