STEPLIB-Rx™ Replaces Key TSOPLUS™ Functionality Painlessly

Many z/OS mainframe installations must now take action to transition away from the unsupported TSOPLUS product, which was deemed “end of life” by CA Technologies in 2010. To address this growing need, Tone’s new STEPLIB-Rx technology has been specifically designed to provide an easy to deploy alternative that replaces key functionality of the TSOPLUS™ product, including the STEPLIBX Dynamic STEPLIB allocation capabilities and the on-demand application facility in wide use by TSOPLUS™ installations.

STEPLIB-Rx™ by Tone Software is the expert solution to manage and automate dynamic allocation of STEPLIB libraries to save time, reduce maintenance, and save system resources. Using STEPLIB-Rx™, the STEPLIB configuration can be altered dynamically at any time to any new configuration, or to access any application within a user’s ISPF session.

STEPLIB-Rx™ Increases User Productivity and System Efficiency

With STEPLIB-Rx™, allocation of STEPLIB datasets is removed from the LOGON procedure, reducing the need to manually update and maintain numerous TSO Logon procedures, and eliminating repetitive LOGON and LOGOFF actions to switch between test and production environments or applications. As a result, STEPLIB-Rx™ provides key benefits including:

  1. Faster TSO LOGONS that save time and boost productivity
  2. Faster response times in most ISPF applications
  3. Less maintenance associated with numerous LOGON PROCs
  4. Expedited testing and application upgrade cycles
  5. Reduced system resource consumption
  6. Real dollar savings from improved user and system Efficiency

A Seamless Transition Path – No Manual Conversions Required

TSOPLUS™ shops with STEPLIBX dynamic allocations imbedded in numerous CLISTs and REXX Execs no longer need to tackle the time consuming, error prone task of editing or converting the existing allocations throughout their entire environment.

Tone’s STEPLIB-Rx solution includes utilities to seamlessly transition the existing TSOPLUS environment to the new STEPLIB-Rx technology by intelligently translating the existing STEPLIBX allocations imbedded in the environment. As a result, users are not required to perform lengthy or complex manual conversions or re-implementations to transition from TSOPLUS to Tone’s STEPLIB-Rx solution.

The need for a fully supported STEPLIB solution has never been greater as many mainframe shops face the end of their legacy maintenance terms for the unsupported TSOPLUS™ software from CA.

Tone’s STEPLIB-Rx solution expertly fills this void with key capabilities specifically designed to make the transition painless for the systems programming staff, and transparent to the TSO and ISPF user communities within these busy z/OS shops.

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