Production Control Center


APX/PCC is a powerful tool for planning and controlling company-wide production workflows in data centers (DC) across platform boundaries. The improved utilization of all resources leads to increased data center productivity and significantly boosts the service level of the DC operation. The scheduling system can be flexibly integrated into any IT infrastructure and offers unlimited scalability. APX/PCC is certified for SAP NetWeaver.

Due to the scalability and reliability, APX/PCC caters to the need of any company running DC operations. Also, APX/PCC enables companies such as IT service centers to serve different customers using a single system.


The central element of APX/PCC is the scheduler. It includes all essential and necessary information about productive jobs and processes. The main advantage is its high flexibility. The user decides where the scheduler system is implemented. He can choose between the following operating systems: Windows, AIX, HP-UX, Sun Solaris, Linux, or z/Linux. All information is stored in a relational SQL database. APX/PCC can work with MS SQL Server, Oracle, or Informix.

MS SQL Server

The relational database management system from Microsoft.


The Oracle database management system software.


The key user benefits of the APX/PCC system are:

APX/PCC is independent from any hardware or software environment. The system offers you the ability to fine-tune all IT services in terms of planning and controlling, business needs, and user requirements. We focus on user-friendly functionality and user-oriented development.

Highest flexibility and easy integration into your IT environment

Multi-client system

Predictive schedule design

Planning, controlling and monitoring your complete batch processing

Self-explanatory and easy to handle user interface

Intervention options via the command line APXCMD

Browser-based status information and intervention options

Alerting and monitoring through SNMP trap and e-mail notification

Certified support of SAP systems

External event handling of batch background processes

Cross-Platform Scheduling

The APX/PCC scheduler plans, schedules, and controls the entire enterprise batch workload within a heterogeneous IT environment. In addition to mainframe platforms (z/OS, OS/390, VM, VSE (native modus or under VM), OS/400 and BS2000) jobs and processes of distributed client-server systems and their applications (Windows/NT/2000/XP, Unix, SAP R/3 and SAP BW) are centrally managed and automatically scheduled by APX/PCC.

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Advantages of installing APX/PCC

APX/PCC is an all-in-one software solution, which offers many advantages:

    • Quick and easy installation of the system and its agents
    • Easy implementation of applications within a short time
    • No long-term investment necessary
    • Simple administration and maintenance
    • High availability at low costs

    No specific system requirements needed

    APX/PCC is the only system on the market that does not require a specific platform or database. This property ensures the highest flexibility during the implementation period. There is no need for any prerequisites. APX/PCC can adapt to the existing infrastructure as well as any expansion and future progression. The system's ability is hugely profitable for IT-Service-Centers, which are constantly taking on new customers or have to implement new applications from existing customers.

    Management of different clients

    APX/PCC can manage different clients within the same system. It enables a structured organization within all customer's applications. The system serves all customers within one IT service center. Strict authorization management protects from illegal access to the database.

    Forward planning

    APX/PCC is the only system that creates a daily workload plan. This plan can be created for any day, checking the sequence of jobs and controlling the workload. Other systems offer that option only for the current day. This function allows the user to plan in advance if special ad-hoc requirements occur.

    Direct communication

    In case of a problem or an emergency, you can speak directly to our developers. Our customer support prevents any production delay or unnecessary downtime.

    The services of APM Software

    Fulfillment of customer requirements

    If you have any specific needs, you can contact us directly. Special customer requirements will be implemented in the system as soon as possible.

    Job parameter preparation

    APX/PCC offers functions to prepare job parameters automatically (e.g., symbolic parameters, calculation of dates), which are not available in other systems.

    Defining operation scripts

    The APX/PCC user can create operation scripts, which will be executed when a job is canceled, a return-code is sent, or text strings are found in job logs. No other system can provide these functions.

    It's Cost-effective!

    Technical features of APX / PCC

    • The XBP interface used by APX/PCC is SAP certified. The controller plans and controls the job execution, both within SAP NetWeaver, SAP BW, SAP CRM, and SAP IS-U. It is also possible to import all required job definitions automatically from SAP into the SQL database or to start jobs defined in SAP. Values for execution parameters are automatically determined and set in the TVARVC table. This feature saves approx. 20% to 25% of the variants in SAP reports.
    • Existing jobs can be transferred to the APX/PCC sequential control via corresponding interfaces or can be started via APX/PCC. Regardless of whether jobs are originally defined in other scheduling systems or created by an individual process.
    • Structure your jobs and processes with the help of flexible hierarchical levels. The APX/PCC user can structure his IT administration using companies, clients, projects, and jobs. Corresponding substructures are possible. The graphic presentation is similar to Windows Explorer.
    • Responsibility and tasks are clearly are assigned to specific persons and groups ensuring all necessary security measures and revision requirements.
    • A graphical display illustrates all processes (both in the job index of the repository and in production) and within this graphical display the user can define and change all dependencies.

    Supported features

    • Event control
    • Return code control
    • Time zones
    • Automatic e-mail dispatch
    • Authorization concept
    • Especially for SAP: Parent-child control, intercepted jobs, TVARV table, variant maintenance and automatic import of job definitions