*Important information below to help you find a great NVAS replacement. If your organization is using IBM® Tivoli® NetView® Access Services (NVAS) for your session management solution, time is running out to find an alternative before the announced End of Support date – September 10, 2018.
Being in two places at once!
Being in multiple places at once is a “Bucket List” item for many, but on an IBM Z® mainframe with Multiterm™ implemented, your multi-session capability will be as uncomplicated as making a single keystroke. Multiterm is secure and straightforward to use; you’ll be able to avoid the potential frustrations included in many multiple-session solutions for the mainframe.
You may not actually be in two places at once, but the increased productivity that is available with this product can sometimes make it seem like you are finishing that Bucket List item you thought was impossible!
This ever happen to you?
Sometimes, running a single session just isn’t enough! This is true for many of us working on several different systems, but especially so for those working on an IBM Z mainframe. Imagine you’re working away on the mainframe, inside a session and now you want to do something else at the same time without exiting the current work. For mainframers in this situation, you need a reliable method that allows you to start another session and get on with some slightly different work. And then, once that’s running, you might want to start a third session, or a fourth session, or even more.
What about the times when you’re running your session from a terminal and nothing is working properly – whether it’s operator error or a bug in the system, you want to get on with your work, but not sure how. Wouldn’t it be useful if experts at a Help Desk could simply connect to your terminal and solve your issue – regardless of where you are located?
And wouldn’t it make sense if you were able to easily switch between those different sessions you’ve created?
And wouldn’t it be great if there was an easy way to not only record keystrokes, but play them back later?
Is your organization still using NVAS for your session management needs?
If you are, start searching for your replacement session manager ASAP; September 10, 2018 is fast approaching. Here’s a potential replacement solution for any mainframe session manager:
NVAS Replacement Option: Multiterm for IBM Z mainframes
The good news is that Multiterm for IBM Z mainframes (IBM® MVS™, z/VM®, z/VSE®, GCS,…) from SDS provides fast and easy session management that will cover the questions above and more. In its mainframe session manager capacity, Multiterm can replace NVAS effectively while also providing your organization a substantial savings!
If you require a replacement for NVAS (NetView Access Services), ideally your next solution would be in place before the September 2018 End-of-Support date, or shortly thereafter. Multiterm provides easy management and control of multiple sessions for mainframers. Additional session management capabilities of Multiterm include: drop sessions effortlessly as needed, select applications from menus, scroll through screen history, and they can print screens to any VTAM printer.
Several organizations have selected Multiterm to replace their mainframe session manager. Why?
Multiterm works predictably well, it focuses on necessary features and not the kitchen sink, it’s lightweight, and it will likely save your department a ton of money. We haven’t heard any negative feedback from the decision makers about the cost savings realized by switching off their previously used, behemoth, session manager!
Additionally, Multiterm offers a favorable price-point compared to other legitimate NVAS replacement options!
This is another great example of the SDS Replacement motto – Do More with Less – in action.
Multiterm – Product information
When a user finds they need some help with what they are doing, Multiterm lets support personnel use powerful online features to connect to the users who need help, directly viewing and solving problems, regardless of the user’s application or location. Multiterm comes with some very useful Help Desk commands. Some of the available commands for the Help Desk are:
- Watch – this provides a real-time view of user’s terminal so that support can identify issues and provide solutions.
- Peek – this allows support to scroll back throughout a user’s past screens, which helps ID problems much quicker and get them fixed ASAP.
- Take – this enables support to take control of the user’s session at their own terminal to help with identifying issues and leads to more efficient support interactions.
- Give – this sends the user’s existing session back to the user.
As mentioned earlier, Multiterm allows users an easy way to turn on multiple mainframe sessions, then the ability to change between sessions with a single keystroke. Users also can access different applications as they are needed easily and efficiently due to Multiterm providing dynamic session switching along with menu access to the different applications.
Mainframe Session Manager Replacement: Multiterm
Contact SDS Today for a Demo, 30-day Trial, or a Replacement Savings Estimate
With 24/7/365 availability, the award-winning Technical Support from the 100% US-based Team will be there to help whenever needed.
This solid mainframe session manager has a strong user base and will be maintained for many years to come. Multiterm is worth your consideration if you’re looking to replace any mainframe session manager…
For more information about Multiterm’s ability to replace NVAS or general questions about Multiterm for IBM Z mainframes, please contact the SDS Sales Team. They’ll be happy to discuss this opportunity with you.
Be sure to ask about our available, free options that’ll help determine if Multiterm is the right fit: individualized product demo, 30-day trial, replacement savings estimate.
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