Jol's facilities and savings have an immediate, positive impact on all areas of the data processing environment. Management, development, operations, scheduling and software, and functional areas realize that immediate benefit. Jol does not require any overnight conversion as JCL and Jol jobs can co-exist. Installation is rapid, and thorough training only requires three days.
The Jol manuals demonstrate both the power and simplicity of Jol commands. The characteristics of the language and the reasoning behind its structure are also described.
Other Introductory documentation includes the Jol Answers to Questions, the Jol Concepts and Facilities Manual and the General Information Manual. The Concepts and Facilities Manual contains discussions on using Jol definitions, instructions and macros, and illustrates the way in which Jol allows the natural expression of commands in an English-like manner. Also exemplified is the highly effective use of Jol's concise, brief commands.
The Jol Concepts and Facilities Manual also introduces examples of Jol applied to practical job control functions. The Automatic Scheduling section discusses the adaptation of Jol in another practical manner to encompass an area of responsibility not usually considered within job control facilities. A section on additional facilities expands these ideas to show Jol's flexibility and capability in adapting to a variety of facilities previously not available. Some of these include: Language extension through Jol macro commands, compile time facilities, symbolic variables, generation data groups and automatic restart.
Further supplemental materials are available which document Jol's cost effectiveness. Case studies, evaluation reports and user documentation easily provide specific evidence of Jol's claims to 67% reduction in manpower requirements over conventional JCL. Other functions and capabilities, like automatic restart and programmed application schedules, are more difficult to evaluate in terms of time or dollar savings and are considered as having the greatest merit by many existing Jol Installations.
Jol, a command language with the facilities and concepts of tomorrow, is ready today; are you?
Jol IS EASY TO INSTALL
Jol DOES NOT REQUIRE "OVERNIGHT"
Jol OPERATES UNDER TSO, MVS,
Jol JOBS AND JCL JOBS CAN CO-EXIST